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#RomanticSuspense – Her Child to Protect by Delores Fossen

Title: Her Child to Protect

Series: Mercy Ridge Lawmen #1

Author: Delores Fossen

Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue. Mills and Boon Heroes

Pub Date 27 April 2021, April 1st 2021

Pages: 256

Rating: 3*   

My Review:

This is the first story in a new romantic suspense series by Delores Fossen, featuring the officers of Mercy Ridge and the neighbouring (sometimes rival) forces. Don’t be fooled by the somewhat inappropriate cover purporting to be Deputy Della Howell as, when the story begins, she is only two months pregnant and it really isn’t showing. That aside, when she gets a text alerting her to a possible murder she rushes to investigate but discovers that her ex, Sheriff Barnett Logan, had the same text and got there before her. Discovering one man who has been stabbed to death and a woman who has been knocked out would be bad at any time but when the woman turns out to be Della’s friend and Barnett’s estranged mother , then add into the mix that Barnett is the father of Della’s child and doesn’t know about its existence and you just know nothing is going to be straightforward!

This is a story packed with family drama, angst, mystery and intrigue. It has a family of lawmen, brothers who have each other’s back, but there’s also a determined killer with both Della and Barnett in their sights. Get ready for explosive action, deadly danger and shocking revelations in this action packed romantic suspense. It is a good read but, like the cover, there are a few continuity errors in the pre-release copy I read which detracted from my enjoyment of the story – they will hopefully have been corrected in the final published version, in which case I’d add another star to my rating! I’ll be interested in seeing how this series develops.

Thank you to Harlequin and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.


Nothing can stop her

…from saving two lives.

When she arrives at a murder scene, Deputy Della Howell is not pleased to find her recent ex already on the job. She’ll work the case with Sheriff Barrett Logan but will keep the secret she’s certain Barrett isn’t ready for—she’s pregnant with his child. But as the dueling cops investigate, familiar sparks reignite between them…just as they fall prey to a very tenacious killer.

From Harlequin Intrigue: Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served.

For more action-packed stories, check out the other books in the Mercy Ridge Lawmen series by Delores Fossen:

Book 1: Her Child to Protect

Purchase Links: Harlequin – IndieBound – Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Walmart – Apple Books – Google Play – Kobo

About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author, Delores Fossen, has sold over 70 novels with millions of copies of her books in print worldwide. She’s received the Booksellers’ Best Award, the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award and was a finalist for the prestigious Rita ®. In addition, she’s had nearly a hundred short stories and articles published in national magazines. You can contact the author through her webpage at http://www.deloresfossen.com

Author LinksWebsite – Goodreads – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram – Bookbub

One comment on “#RomanticSuspense – Her Child to Protect by Delores Fossen

  1. Carla
    April 29, 2021

    Nice review Elaine. I was also confused about the cover, totally misleading.


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