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5+ stars for The Last Enemy by Pauline Baird Jones #romanticsuspense #bookreview

Title: The Last Enemy: Lonesome Lawmen 1

Author: Pauline Baird Jones

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book Blurb:

A witness on the run. A marshal on the hunt. They’ll need to trust each other to avoid a hitman’s crosshairs…

Dani Gwynne is a lone witness with the power to put a killer behind bars. Making it to the trial alive is the romance author’s sole purpose after the haunting death of her son. But when her safehouse is compromised, she takes to the streets of Denver in a last-ditch effort to survive…

Deputy US Marshal Matthew Kirby is the only thing standing between an innocent woman and a ruthless killer. Tracking her down in the sprawling city was supposed to be the hard part, but winning the intriguing woman’s trust is a new level of complicated. Things get even more complex as burgeoning new feelings put both of them in more danger than they ever thought possible…

The Last Enemy is the first book in a series of suspenseful mysteries with a dash of romance. If you like fast-paced action, relationships worth rooting for, and witty dialogue, then you’ll love the first book in Pauline Baird Jones’ captivating Lonesome Lawmen series.

Buy The Last Enemy to climb into a mile-high mystery today!

My Review:

Can a US marshal protect a key witness from a diabolical killer without losing his heart? I was looking for a romantic suspense and boy oh boy, this delivers. With an action-filled plot, characters that are 100% realistic you’ll love to root for, plus an unexpected romance, The Last Enemy is one book I couldn’t put down.

Let’s start with the characters. I connected with Dani right away. She’s a woman on the run from a very bad man. She’s got more courage in her pinky finger than most people I know. She’s doing the right thing by testifying to put a killer behind bars. But things go terribly wrong, like they do in real life. Can she trust anyone? Well, she’ll have to put her trust in someone, eventually, or she’ll wind up dead.

The narration is descriptive and vivid. There are many action scenes, and these scenes are detailed and read like a movie. The tension is also descriptive through the POVs. Pauline Baird Jones is known for her immersive narration, and she does a brilliant job here.

The romance subplot is a minor part of the story, but it is well written. It adds a nice break from the action and suspense. I kept rooting for these two to make it work.

This is book one in the Lonesome Lawmen series and it’s really good. I can’t wait to read the next one.

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

USA Today Bestselling Author, Pauline never liked reality, so she writes books. She likes to wander among the genres, rampaging like Godzilla, because she does love peril mixed in her romance.

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Reviewed by: Nancy

1 Comment

Oct 17, 2023

Thank you so much! I have stars in my eyes over this review!

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