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Series: The Coltons of Shadow Creek #7
Title: Mission: Colton Justice by Jennifer Morey
Author: Jennifer Morey
Publisher: Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Harlequin (US & Canada)
Published: October 3rd, 2017
Tess Kincaid had been unable to have a baby so convinced her college friend, Adeline Winters, to act as the egg donor and surrogate Mum for her and her husband, Jeremy. Now, more than three years later, Jeremy has contacted Private Investigator, Adeline, to ask her to investigate just how Tess died as he suspects she was murdered by Livia Knox, a notorious member of the Shadow Creek community who disappeared whilst being transferred between prisons and supposedly died, though no body was ever found. He also wants her to stay in his home to help look after their son, Jamie, and get to know the child. She found it hard enough giving him up the first time. How much harder will it be once she’s had the chance to get to know her son? Is Jeremy right, was Tess murdered? Is Jamie also in danger?
This is an emotional, fascinating read, with so many potential perpetrators, scenarios and secrets to be discovered that it is a real page turner. Adeline is a brilliant character, easy to empathise with and stoic despite everything she has gone through. She’s also a feisty, determined and independent, gun toting lady who stands no nonsense and needs evidence rather than supposition to sway her point of view. I have to say that I didn’t like Jeremy half as much! The dramatic, action-packed events keep the story moving at a fast pace and the ending rectifies everything. Although it is part of a series, I don’t believe you need to have read the prior stories to enjoy this one – it works well as a standalone. If you enjoy intriguing romantic suspense with a delightful child involved, you’ll probably thoroughly enjoy this!
I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
In this thrilling The Coltons of Shadow Creek tale, a millionaire confronts his past to save his child…
When his wife, Tess, died, tech mogul Jeremy Kincaid’s perfect world broke apart. Their young son is the light of his life, but Jeremy can’t shake suspicions that her death was no accident. Did presumed-dead Livia Colton orchestrate Tess’s car accident? Jeremy risks everything by enlisting beautiful PI Adeline Winters to uncover the truth.
Adeline once served as Tess and Jeremy’s egg donor and surrogate. Giving up her baby was the hardest thing she’d ever had to do, yet she can’t turn down Jeremy’s plea for help now. But Adeline and Jeremy must push aside their slow-burning attraction when kidnappers place the ultimate bargaining chip on the table: their son.
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