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Race For The Gold | Dana Mentink Marathon

 

Today I am reviewing Race For The Gold by Dana Mentink.

Here is a brief synopsis:

WHO WANTS TO ICE A WORLD-CLASS SKATER?

Speed skater Laney Thompson still has nightmares about the car crash that almost shattered her lifelong dream.

But as she’s poised to compete in the world’s most important games, she finds worse trouble.

Someone wants her out of contention… badly. Laney won’t let anything stop her — not sabotage, a stalker or partial amnesia.

As she and her brooding trainer Max Blanco strive to overcome past tragedy, the ice between them starts to melt.

But as the race draws closer, a killer becomes more desperate, and a race for the gold becomes a race for their lives!

  
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MY THOUGHTS:

Ouch! Someone is seriously trying to wreck Laney’s chance at the Olympics!

I have to admit, I wanted to smack Max, when he doubted her. I mean, come on! Does he trust her — or not? Well, I guess I got sucked into the story again. But it’s not difficult when I’m reading great books. One minute I’m sitting on my couch reading — the next minute I’m sliding on the ice, trying to lesson the impact when I slam into the wall in the next few seconds!

Nope; I’ve never skated on ice (I’m not even allowed on roller skates anymore, since I took a tumble and started having seizures)… but when I read Race For The Gold, I could feel myself gliding, the cold air rushing past me, as I skated faster and faster.

I would love to share more with you, but if I do, I might give too much away. So read it for yourself — you are really going to love it!

Dana Mentink writes awesome, believable stories with characters you would love to get to know better — at least the good guys. You really shouldn’t want to meet the bad guys, even if you are intrigued by them.

I highly recommend this book… actually, I recommend ALL of Dana’s books!

 

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Today is a little sad for me — because this is my last review for the month. Now I have to say goodbye to Dana; but I have another great author to feature next month.

I’ll give you one, little hint… she write Amish fiction (yeah, my favorite genre).
 
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Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt
 

Secret Refuge| Dana Mentink Marathon

 

Today I am reviewing Secret Refuge, the second book in the Wings of Danger series by Dana Mentink.

Here is a brief synopsis:

HIS CHANCE AT REDEMPTION

Former parole officer Mick Hudson blames himself for the death of Keeley Stevens’s sister. If he hadn’t paroled a criminal, she might still be alive.

When he hears that the suspected killer has been spotted in Keeley’s hometown, he worries she might be the next victim.

Keeley doesn’t want to take help from the man who could have prevented her sister’s death, but she has more than herself to worry about.

She’ll do anything it takes to protect her family.

And Mick will risk his life to make sure that the past does not repeat itself.

 
 
MY THOUGHTS:

This was my first Dana Mentink novel… and I promised you it wouldn’t be my last… now I’ve read — and reviewed — fifteen (15) Dan Mentink novels!

I picked up this book – and literally (and physically) didn’t put it down until I had read the last page.

Dana wastes no time putting you squarely in the middle of the action in her suspense novels. No sooner are you introduced to the two main characters – but that you’re thrown in the midst of a battle between the good guy and the bad guy!

It never stops… and that’s probably what makes it seem so real to me! I was totally lost in the story; holding my breath and hoping Keeley and I could get away from her sister’s murderer. Hey, wait a minute… it’s just a story – isn’t it?

Whew! OK; I get a bit carried away at times.

Dana Mentink writes amazingly believeable stories… her characters obviously have real problems, including Keeley, whose sister was murdered, leaving Keeley to raise her special needs daughter as her own.

Dana writes suspense stories for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Books. Incidentally, the only Harlequin books that I enjoy reading are the Love Inspired books. Thankfully, there are many categories to choose from… inspirational, suspense, historical… check them out today.

And DON’T miss out on those by Dana Mentink – read my reviews for her books at https://donnasbookshelf.wordpress.com.

… and don’t miss this amazing series!

 
 

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Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

 

Hazardous Homecoming| Dana Mentink Marathon

 

Today I am reviewing Hazardous Homecoming, the first book in the Wings of Danger series by Dana Mentink.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Little girl lost …

Ruby Hudson finds new evidence that could shed light on her childhood friend’s disappearance. But she’ll have to fight for her life to keep it out of the wrong person’s hands.

Cooper Stokes’ brother is still the prime suspect, and as the cold case heats up, so do Ruby’s forgotten feelings for Cooper.

Ruby wants justice for her friend. Cooper wants to prove his brother’s innocence. Despite being on opposite sides, they find themselves drawn to one another.

But the deeper they dig into decades-old secrets, the closer they come to having to make a choice between family and love.

 
 
MY THOUGHTS:

Alice Walker and Ruby Hudson were best friends — until Alice disappeared — twenty years ago. One minute she was there; the next she was missing.

Peter Stokes, a young man who lived in the village, had been seen nearby and he had become the main suspect for a while. Was it Peter who took her? Killed her?

Dana Mentink does a superb job keeping the reader guessing what will happen next. I have to admit — I had lots of ideas, but I was completely surprised when I reached the end! It’s so good I’ve read it twice now.

Oh, my goodness! Ruby, with the help of Cooper Stokes, Peter’s younger brother, tries to uncover the truth. Will she be the next victim?

Dana creates such realistic characters that I began to worry about Ruby’s life… I dare not say any more, or I might give too much away. But please read it for yourself — you’re going to love it!

I highly recommend this book… actually, I recommend the series. You should really read the series!

…and next, I’ll be reviewing Secret Refuge, book 2 in the series.

 

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Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

 

Flood Zone | Dana Mentink Marathon

 

Today I am reviewing Flood Zone, the third and final book in the Stormswept series by Dana Mentink.

Here is a brief synopsis:

PRIME SUSPECT…

Mia Sandoval’s friend is murdered under mysterious circumstances — and the single mother is a suspect. Her only ally is a man she isn’t sure she can trust.

Search and rescue worker Dallas Black has a past as harrowing as Mia’s own, and the police are suspicious of them both.

With no choice but to work with secretive Dallas, Mia discovers he’s as complicated as the murder they’re forced to investigate to clear her name.

Yet as a flood ravages their small Colorado town, a killer is determined that Mia, Dallas and their evidence get swept away to a watery grave.

 
 
MY THOUGHTS:

In the first book of this series, ex-soldier Trey Black is reunited with Sage Harrington — a journalist he met in Afghanistan when she was on assignment there. Although she suffers from PTSD, Sage is determined to find her missing cousin — Antonia Verde — and Trey is determined to protect Sage.

In the second book of the series, Antonia (Verde) is reunited with Reuben Sandoval — once the love of her life. After he saves her from drowning, he discovers there are killers on the island… are they after him… or Antonia? Even when a tropical storm hits, Reuben is determined to keep Antonia safe.

Whew… exciting stories!

In this third — and final — book of the series, Antonia’s sister Mia Sandoval is a suspect when her friend is murdered. Dallas Black, who Antonia and Reuben hired to watch over Mia, is doing whatever he can, but things are getting out of hand – fast!

Of course, people are not always who they appear to be… Dana Mentink excels at creating complex, interesting characters – and she does a superb job in the Stormswept series! I have to admit, a few times I doubted those who were good guys and were deceived by a few who were not-so-good.

And I really can’t reveal anything, so when you read it, you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. Believe me, when you get to the end, you’ll either be tickled to have been right – or amazed that you were caught up enough to be surprised.

Either way, it’s a great read!

You can read just one – or all three in sequence – but just do it! Happy Reading!
 

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Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

 

Force Of Nature | Dana Mentink Marathon

 

Today I am reviewing Force of Nature, the second book in the Stormswept series by Dana Mentink.

Here is a brief synopsis:

STORMY REUNION!

Pulled from the waves and gasping for air, the last person Antonia Verde expects to be her rescuer is Reuben Sandoval.

He may once have been the love of her life, but his drug-smuggling brother ruined their chance of happiness.

Now with a storm blowing in, Rueben’s island hotel is her only refuge.

Soon they find themselves trapped on the island with a killer in the midst of a dangerous hurricane.

Antonia’s life is in Rueben’s hands—can she trust him with her heart, as well?

 
MY THOUGHTS:

In the first book of this series, ex-soldier Trey Black is reunited with Sage Harrington a journalist he met in Afghanistan when she was on assignment there. Although she suffers from PTSD, Sage is determined to find her missing cousin – Antonio Verde – and Trey is determined to protect Sage.

After the earthquake, Antonio travels to Florida, where she finds herself trapped on a nearby island with Reuben Sandoval, who was once the love of her life. Can she trust him with her life… or her heart?

danger… drugs… desperation…

Can you imagine the suspense you’ll find in Force Of Nature, the second story in Dana’s Stormswept series? This story features tropical storms, hurricanes and possibly a killer or two!

I don’t know if Dana Mentink has ever experienced a hurricane up close and personal, but she certainly knows how to write a suspenseful story about one!

For me, it seemed as if the characters changed sides from one moment to the next; and… I will say one thing… I’m deathly afraid of crocodiles. Antonio in the water – with crocodiles – kept my heart pounding and my eyes glued to the book!

Okay, that’s enough “telling” for me. I can’t say more, or I’ll end up giving away too much of it. This is a great story! … read it for yourself.

I’ll be back… with my review of the last Stormswept novel.

 
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Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

 

Shock Wave| Dana Mentink Marathon

 

Today I am reviewing Shock Wave, the first book in the Stormswept series by Dana Mentink.

Here is a brief synopsis:

TRAPPED… WITH A KILLER?

When an earthquake rips through San Francisco, the last person journalist Sage Harrington expects to run into is ex-soldier Trey Black.

After what they survived in Afghanistan, she doesn’t know if she can face him again.

But now they’re trapped in the bowels of a ramshackle opera house on a mission to find Sage’s missing cousin. And they may not be the only ones.

Someone is desperate to keep them from discovering the truth.

With time running out and devastation and danger all around, Sage and Trey must put their trust in each other to make it out alive.

 
MY THOUGHTS:

Sage Harrington never expected to run into Trey Black. After spending time in Afghanistan, she figured she’d never see him again. When they find themselves trapped after an earthquake, will they be able to trust each other – or not?

WOW! I guess Dana Mentink has experienced a few earthquakes, since she lives in California… let me say, she certainly writes a realistic story of one.

danger… devastation… desperation…

You’ll find all this – and more – in Shock Wave, the first story in Dana’s Stormswept series, featuring killer storms… and it looks like there may be other types of killers involved, too – namely, the human type. Or is that just someone’s imagination run amok.

This is really an awesome story! I wish I could tell you more about it; I really do. But I’m pretty sure I’d end up giving away too much and you should read it for yourself. If you think you know what’s going on – even if you’re pretty sure – don’t stop reading! Wow! Just… wow!

I’ll be back… with my review of the next stormswept novel.

 
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Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

 

Final Resort | Dana Mentink Marathon

 

Today I am reviewing Final Resort, the third book in the Treasure Seekers series by Dana Mentink.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Ava Stanton has no need for love or tales of hidden treasure — until her uncle is kidnapped at her family’s ski resort.

Now she needs help from professional treasure hunter Luca Gage — the man she’d tried to forget.

Signs point to a fortune hidden in the mountain, and Ava and Luca need to find her uncle before his assailant finds them.

As their search for treasure draws them closer together, Ava must decide how long she’ll run from love.

She doesn’t have much time, because something is buried under Whisper Mountain — and someone is willing to do anything to get to it.

 
 
MY THOUGHTS:

Recap… in the first book of the series, Brooke Ramsey meets Victor Gage… in the second book, Victor’s sister Stephanie is reunited with Tate Fuego… and in the third (and final) book, their brother Luca is reunited with Ava Stanton.

What happens when Ava’s uncle is kidnapped – and she must rely on Luca Gage and his family to help her? Can she trust him? Can she trust anyone?

Time and again, Luca comes to Ava’s rescue. Oops… okay, I have to stop – or I could give away some really good twists and turns in this story!

So I’ll stop now, but don’t miss out on this great mystery – if you are reading the series, you can read any of the books in any order – but it’s much better (in my opinion) if you start at the beginning, with Lost Legacy, then continue with Dangerous Melody and end the series with Final Resort.

And don’t forget to read all about Mack Dog… he’s a great character! Dana Mentink excels at creating interesting, realistic characters – and keeps the excitement going – and their stories continue throughout the series.

Don’t miss the TREASURE SEEKERS!

 
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Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

 

Dangerous Melody | Dana Mentink Marathon

 


Today I am reviewing Dangerous Melody, the second book in the Treasure Seekers series by Dana Mentink.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Stephanie Gage’s father has been kidnapped—by a dangerous man who wants to make a trade.

Her beloved dad for a multimillion-dollar family heirloom that’s gone missing.

Either Stephanie finds the valuable violin or her father dies. But to track it down, she must rely on Tate Fuego—the man who broke her heart years ago.

Stephanie knows that Tate’s reasons for helping have nothing to do with her.And that the handsome demolitions expert knows more about destroying things than saving lives.

But trusting Tate is all that stands between Stephanie and a madman’s ultimate revenge.

 
MY THOUGHTS:

In the first book of the series, Brooke Ramsey meets Victor Gage… in the second book, Brooke and Victor are making big plans, but he gets involved in an auto accident… along with his dad, who is kidnapped!

Somehow, Victor’s sister Stephanie has gotten involved with an unscrupulous man – who’s demanding the Treasure Seekers find a family heirloom – or their father will die. This is Stephanie’s story…

Dana Mentink outdid herself when creating ruthless, annoying, and dangerous characters in this series! I love reading

I’ll stop now, so I don’t give away any spoilers – but this is another great mystery – if you are reading the series, you can read any of the books in any order – but it’ll be much better (in my opinion) if you start at the beginning, with Lost Legacy, then continue with Dangerous Melody.

Don’t miss this awesome suspense series!

 
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Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

 

Lost Legacy| Dana Mentink Marathon

 


Today I am reviewing Lost Legacy, the first book in the Treasure Seekers series by Dana Mentink.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Brooke Ramsey is running out of time.

She needs to save her father’s reputation before she loses him to illness.

That means finding the painting that went missing while in his care.

Fast. Which is why she teams up with Victor Gage, owner of Treasure Seekers agency.

The charming private detective has more at stake than uncovering a lost masterpiece.

He’s investigating his wife’s death, and the artwork holds the answer.

As Victor and Brooke draw closer to each other, so does a murderer. Someone wants the past to remain buried and will kill again to keep it hidden.

  
MY THOUGHTS:

Brooke is a great character!

Lost Legacy begins with Brooke Ramsey trying to hire Victor Gage, the owner of Treasure Seekers Agency, to help her find a missing painting worth a fortune.

At first he’s not interested, but when she tells him she thinks she’s being followed – and he catches her in the lobby, just before someone outside the building begins shooting – he gets involved – fast!

Wow! Dana Mentink does a great job leading her characters (and her readers) through several twists and turns, while searching for the missing painting.

I don’t want to give away any spoilers, so you need to read this book for yourself – but it’s a great mystery – and if you plan to read the series, it’ll be much better (in my opinion) if you start here, with Lost Legacy.

Yes! It has drama… action… and danger… once again, I didn’t put it down until I was finished.

This is a great read!
 
 
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Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

 

Turbulence | Dana Mentink Marathon

 

Today I am reviewing Turbulence, a Love Inspired Suspense novel by Dana Mentink.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Someone wants to ensure that the flight bringing Maddie Lambert and a transplant organ to her father never reaches its destination.

Someone who’s desperate enough to sabotage the plane.

In the aftermath of the crash, Maddie finds herself stranded on an isolated mountain with the last man she’d ever trust again–her ex-fiance, Dr. Paul Ford.

He’s the man she blames for her family’s tragic loss, but now he’s the only one who can get her to her father in time.

Yet what neither of them knows is that the danger has just begun….

 
 
MY THOUGHTS:

Maggie is having a bit more than just a bad day…

I’m not even going to try to get into all the details; there’s too many and I’d just leave you confused and out on a limb.

The main character in this book is Maddie — and she’s had such a rough time during the past year, it’s not fair — but life often isn’t fair.

I really don’t want to give away any spoilers, so let me just reassure you that this book is definitely worth reading. Dana Mentink is a superb writer — this book will attest to that fact.

The drama… the action… the danger… I picked up the book this evening, and I’ll be getting to bed late, because I didn’t put it down until I was finished. It’s that good!

But don’t take my word for it — get your own copy. Then leave a comment and let me (and the author) know what you thought of it…

 
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Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

 

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