Title: The Deep Well of Love and Murder (Love and Murder Series, book 5)
Author: Brenda Whiteside
Genre: Romantic Suspense
After an abusive childhood and bad marriage, Laura Katz has finally found a home, stability…and possibly love. But her blissful refuge as nanny on the Meadowlark Ranch, miles from Flagstaff, shatters when her ex is released from prison, determined to reclaim her.
Randy Silva, the Argentine foreman, has plans for his own ranch, but a nasty land grab is underway. While the battle escalates, Laura steals his heart, but there are outsiders who stand in their way. He’s in a fight for his land, and the woman he wants by his side.
Stakes are high, as the attacks on Randy and his ranch draw blood. While the vengeful ex-husband stalks Laura, a mob-backed land developer teams with a desperate gambler. Randy can’t be sure where the next attack will come from—or who will be caught in the crossfire.
“You’re feeling sorry for yourself. I didn’t figure you for a wimp.”
Her eyes widened. Her nostrils flared. “I’m trying to save you from the big fat mess of me.”
“You let me be the judge of what messes I choose in my life.” His hands twitched at his sides, longing to hold her and stifle her anger. He narrowed his eyes and stared deeper into hers instead. “Taking care of your ex is a mess I look forward to.”
“This is my mess, not yours.” Her tone grew more combative. “I’ve handled what I’ve been dealt, and I’ll continue handling whatever gets thrown at me.”
“I don’t see it that way. You’re locking me out. Why? Because you think you aren’t allowed to be happy?”
Her mouth pinched in a tight line, and she glared at him. “Randy—”
“I think it’s about damned time you stopped blaming your mother, your ex, or whoever for your unhappiness.”
She whirled away, ready to flee. He couldn’t stop now. He needed her and had to make her see how much she needed him.
“Don’t be afraid of me, Laura Jane.”
“I’m not afraid. But I don’t need you to tell me how to run my life, if that’s what you think you can do.”
Perro jumped and planted his paws on Randy’s hip, panting heavily.
“For Pete’s sake, Perro—”
Laura’s brow furrowed. “Do you smell that?”
“What?” As soon as he’d asked, the hot, smoky scent assaulted his senses. “Fire.”
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The Deep Well of Love and Murder captured me from the first page and didn’t let go until the last page. There’s a lot going on and at first, I wasn’t sure what was going to happen next. Each scene, beautifully descriptive, painted a picture so vivid, it was like I was watching a film. Trying to figure out who was behind all the attacks kept me on the edge of my seat.
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The fire filled my nostrils with smoke, I could feel the stalker and others just watching and waiting. I had goosebumps. Whether you like mysteries or romance you will enjoy this series. Ms. Whiteside paints stories so vivid with words and color that her pictures come alive on the written page.
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Brenda Whiteside is the author of suspenseful, action-adventure stories with a touch of romance. Mostly. She and her husband are gypsies at heart having lived in six states and two countries. For now, they’ve settled in Central Arizona, but won’t discount the possibility of another move in their future. They share their home with a rescue dog named Amigo. While FDW is fishing, Brenda writes.
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