Life in the big city wasn’t what Mackenzie “Mack” Redford expected, and now he’s come home to Hartwick County, South Dakota, to serve as sheriff.
Brantley Calderone is looking for a new life. After leaving New York and buying a ranch, he’s settling in and getting used to living at a different pace—until he finds a dead woman on his porch and himself the prime suspect in her murder.
Mack and Brantley quickly realize several things: someone is trying to frame Brantley; he is no longer safe alone on his ranch; and there’s a definite attraction developing between them, one that only increases when Mack offers to let Brantley stay in his home. But as their romance escalates, so does the killer. They’ll have to stay one step ahead and figure out who wants Brantley dead before it’s too late. Only then can they start the life they’re both seeking—together.
A love story and a mystery all rolled up into one story!
Let’s start your new life with a murdered woman on your front porch. Brantley just wanted a fresh start. Mack doesn’t know this new guy in town, but everything points to Brantley at first.
The two men start looking for clues and then after Brantley needs a place to stay he ends up at Sheriff Mack’s house. The attraction between the two men builds to where of course they end up in bed. So between trying to solve the mystery and realizing that the attraction between then is past the mild heat stage we are lead through carefully placed clues. Just don’t assume you know all the answers right away.
I really liked Mack’s dad! Throughout the story his soft humor and acceptance moved the story along nicely.
Story 3.5 of 5 stars
I wasn’t impressed with Mark’s narration. It seemed to me to be more monotonous than anything. I always keep going enough to get immersed into the story so that I can ignore what I don’t like about a narrator. So even though I enjoyed the story, Mark didn’t put it over the top for me.
Narration 2.5 of 5 stars
Overall 3 of 5 stars