Review – The Last Move

The Last Move
By: Mary Burton
Website: https://www.maryburton.com/
Release Date: September 19th, 2017
Publisher: Montlake Romance
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This is the first book I’ve ever read by Mary Burton and let me just say how impressive it was. Honestly the story pulled me in from the start and I instantly became a fan.

As I understand it Mary Burton writes a mix of series and stand-alone novels and I was very glad I picked this one to start. In this book we meet Kate Hayden, a FBI agent looking to put monsters away as a form of keeping her own nightmares from surfacing. When she is brought back to San Antonio to investigate a crime she realizes that there are two options, the man Kate originally arrested for the Samaritan crimes wasn’t the killer or she’s dealing with a highly formidable copy-cat.

Paired up with local homicide detective, Theo Mazur, Kate must put everything she thinks she knows about this case and the man she put away for it, aside in order to catch the person killing and to stay alive herself.

With a mix of point of views and a lot of creepy parts from the killer’s side I was honestly extremely nervous that all the characters would make it out alive. As a result of my nerves I read this book in one day and then dove into Mary Burton’s works to find another gripping tale.

If you’re looking for a stand-alone, romantic suspense novel that actually feels suspenseful, I definitely recommend you pick up The Last Move. You won’t be disappointed.

Review – Save Your Breath (Morgan Dane #6)

Save Your Breath (Morgan Dane #6)
By: Melinda Leigh
Website: https://melindaleigh.com/
Release Date: September 17th, 2019
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Morgan Dane
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Okay. Okay. So….I think this is the final book in the series. I am unsure if I’m willing to let these characters go just yet but, honestly, Melinda Leigh did such a fantastic job I can’t complain if this is the actual end.

Review – Secrets Never Die (Morgan Dane #5)

Secrets Never Die (Morgan Dane #5)
By: Melinda Leigh
Website: https://melindaleigh.com/
Release Date: March 19th, 2019
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Morgan Dane
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Here we are with book number five in the series and I really couldn’t be more pleased to say that I enjoyed this book just as I have every other book so far. Morgan, Lance and Sharp make an incredible team and I adore their dedication to finding the truth, to their clients and to each other.

Review – What I’ve Done (Morgan Dane #4)

What I've Done (Morgan Dane #4)
By: Melinda Leigh
Website: https://melindaleigh.com/
Release Date: September 18th, 2018
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Morgan Dane
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Book four kicks off pretty fast and the pace doesn’t slow down at all. When Haley Powell wakes up, covered in blood, feeling sick in a strange house and a dead young man is in the yard she can’t remember what happened but fears the worst. Morgan, Lance and Sharp must work to find the truth before it’s too late.

Review – Bones Don’t Lie (Morgan Dane #3)

Bones Don't Lie (Morgan Dane #3)
By: Melinda Leigh
Website: https://melindaleigh.com/
Release Date: March 13th, 2018
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Morgan Dane
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Okay everyone, this is book three of this series and I’m telling you now, go back and read books one and two. Immediately. Book three was an emotional ride and one I didn’t expect to feel so strongly about but I guess I’ve fallen in love with Lance too now.

Review – Her Last Goodbye (Morgan Dane #2)

Her Last Goodbye (Morgan Dane #2)
By: Melinda Leigh
Website: https://melindaleigh.com/
Release Date: September 26th, 2017
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Morgan Dane
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Book two of the Morgan Dane series and I’m still obsessed. When young mother Chelsea Clark goes out for a girls’ night and never comes home Morgan and Lance begin their own search for answers as the local police chief, more of a figurehead than a helpful member of law enforcement, drops the ball on finding her. Lance and Morgan have to scramble as Morgan’s own family becomes a target.

I have to say the layering of the plots and the characters in this series is fantastic. We get just enough to care about each character while still being closely tied to our lead characters. I really felt for Tim Clark (the husband of the missing woman) and the glimpses into Chelsea’s captivity were startling and gut wrenching.

In this second book I fell more in love with the idea of Lance and Morgan as a couple, especially as Morgan’s own children warmed up to Lance during all the chaos.

The pace, tension and driving narrative had me turning page after page in this installment and I couldn’t believe it when I’d reached the end. So, I immediately bought the third book and pressed on. If you’re a fan of romantic suspense you should already know Melinda Leigh’s name and if you’re just joining the genre, I’d suggest starting here.

Review – Say You’re Sorry (Morgan Dane #1)

Say You're Sorry
By: Melinda Leigh
Website: https://melindaleigh.com/
Release Date: May 16th, 2017
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Morgan Dane
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Morgan Dane, a former prosecutor, returns to her hometown of Scarlet Falls after the loss of her husband in Iraq. Back home and surrounded by her family Morgan is hoping for some comfort and a chance to reset her life as a single mother but, just as she’s offered a career opportunity, Morgan’s babysitter is killed and her neighbor’s son, Nick, is charged with it.

Review – Walking on Her Grave(Rogue River #4)

Walking on Her Grave(Rogue River #4)
By: Melinda Leigh
Website: https://melindaleigh.com/
Release Date: November 18th, 2014
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Rogue River
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This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you round out a series! I have to say that while I tend to lean toward the characters in Kendra Elliot’s half of this novella series I was pulled in immediately by Melinda Leigh this time and the final book in the novella series. If you’ve read novellas one through three already, go ahead and finish the series. If you haven’t read any start with number one, you won’t regret it.

Review – Her Grave Secrets (Rogue River #3)

Her Grave Secrets (Rogue River #3)
By: Kendra Elliot
Website: https://www.kendraelliot.com/home/
Release Date: November 4th, 2014
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Rogue River
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We’re back in Solitude, Oregon and things aren’t as peaceful as the town name implies (of course). When a skull is found on the Rogue River banks Stevie and Zane are rushing to piece all the clues together before more victims fall and before the spread of the drug takes over their town.