Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Maverick Sheriff by Delores Fossen

They're not enemies, but they're not friends either.  And when she's in an accident and her son needs a blood transfusion, Cooper is the only one around with his blood type...

Harlequin Intrigue and Net Galley allowed to read this book for review (thank you).  It was published in August so you can get a copy now at your local bookstore.

Cooper and his brothers live at the ranch with his father.  Cooper had been married and lost his wife and son in a big storm.  It's taken him a long time to recover.  Then he suddenly realizes there might be a reason this boy has his same blood type.  Maybe his son didn't drown like Mom did.  

When Jessa realizes what he's thinking, she immediately becomes protective and defensive.  She adopted the boy and he's hers.  When Cooper asks her some questions, she gives him answers about who she adopted from and how she adopted him.  When she finds out it was an illegal adoption, her world is shattered.  It gets even worse when someone starts trying to kidnap her son.

Jessa has resurrected an old case that implicates Cooper's mother.  She walked out on him and his brothers when they were little, so there's no big love lost between them.  He probably wouldn't have cared about her fate.  But Jessa found the evidence tampered with and she accuses the family of doing it.  Since they are all in law enforcement now, it was pretty far-fetched but someone messed with it.  Now that her case is getting close to going to court, Mom and her family are the ranch, too.  There are two more cops in that batch.  The person trying to snatch the boy has some good competition.

This is a complicated tale with the past and present tied together.  It's also the start of a new series.  I enjoyed reading about Jessa and Cooper even though they were in danger throughout the book.  They have a happy ending.  I bet the other brothers are featured in future books.  What do you think?

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