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Tuesday, April 11, 2017


by Marilee Brothers


GENRE:   Romantic suspense, New adult



Transplanted California girl, Melanie Sullivan, vows to stay in Oregon until she nails the killer of her best friend, Dani. Mel’s ability to search a soul for innocence or guilt is a big plus. Her love for Billy the Kid, former Marine and now a detective with the 3 Peaks police department is also a factor in her decision. She’s not quite sure what’s going on with Billy. Has the PTSD from his Middle East deployments returned? 

When a hate crime is committed in 3 Peaks, Mel is recruited by sexy Homeland Security agent, Mick, who requires her soul-reading ability. Mick doesn’t hide his feelings. He’s more than eager to step in if Billy steps out, a complication Mel doesn’t need or want. As she goes undercover, Mel embarks on a dangerous journey, aided by her Uncle Paco and devoted friends. Along the way, she learns a valuable lesson about the power of forgiveness.



I lean down to drop a chaste farewell kiss on his forehead. A split second later, I’m flat on my back, pinned to the bed and Billy the Kid grins down at me like a naughty little boy. He rips out his ear buds and pulls the cord free until the music washes over us. It’s a rock and roll tune, a blast from the past.

“Hey, baby,” he says. “Wanna dance?”

Before I can form an answer, I’m swept off the bed and twirled around until I’m dizzy and laughing uncontrollably.

He sets me on the floor and pulls me tight against his body. “You sneaking out on me, Minnie Mouse?

I manage a weak, breathless protest. “I’m supposed to meet Steve at 9:30 a.m. I need to get going.”

He cups my face between his palms and brushes his lips across mine. “You sure about that?”

“Well, um...”
My body says bring it on. My brain chimes in, promptness is overrated.


I enjoyed this story very much. Melanie, the heroine, has some endearing qualities and a great sense of humor. She also has just a touch of the paranormal about her. She can look into people's souls to find out what kind of person they are. In the romance department this can be good or bad depending on the man's perception, and in the book you get both ways of looking at things. 

The book is well paced with a nice cast of supporting characters, but Melanie was definitely my favorite followed closely by a certain Homeland Security agent named Mick. I also loved Melanie's uncle who leads a motorcycle gang. 

Even though I didn't realize it, the book is a sequel, but it's easily read as a stand alone story. I picked up what was happening with no trouble at all. I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars and suggest you pick up a copy.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Marilee Brothers is a former teacher, coach, counselor and the author of ten books. Marilee and her husband are the parents of three grown sons and live in central Washington State. After writing six young adult books, Marilee is once again writing romantic suspense for the adult market. She loves hearing from people who have read her books. Feel free to contact her at and sign up for her newsletter The Obsessive Page Turner. Her author page on Facebook is: and she occasionally tweets @MarileeB. Check out Marilee’s Amazon page here:
Marilee’s blog is Book Blather, where she features aspiring and published authors as well as some tidbits of her own.


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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Lisa Brown said...

Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Marilee Brothers said...

Elaine, thanks so much for your nice review. Glad you enjoyed the book!

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing your awesome review!

Rita Wray said...

I enjoyed the excerpt.

Nikolina said...

Thank you for introducing me to this book, it sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading!

Ally Swanson said...

Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

Nikolina said...

Shared on G+ to help spread the word, have a great day! :)

Marilee Brothers said...

Thanks, I appreciate your support!