About the Book
Title: Treacherous Trails
Author: Dana Mentink
Genre: Inspy Romanctic Suspense
Release Date: March, 2018
Can she escape the real killer?
In this second installment in the Gold Country Cowboys series, farrier Ella Cahill is accused of murder—and only former marine Owen Thorn, her brother’s best friend, can help clear her name. Now with someone trying to kill Ella, Owen must protect her…despite his promise to her brother to stay away from her. But can they work together to find the true killer before she becomes the next to die?
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This story was so fun to read. First of all, it had horses, which I love. And while they aren’t “characters” in the book, it still made my heart smile when I saw the cover and read about them here and there. Second, there are some great characters. Everyone goes for the main characters, but sometimes it’s those bad characters that I like. Don’t get me wrong, I love Ella and Owen. Their chemistry is wonderful, Owen is someone I want to be my brother’s best friend that I can swoon over, and Ella’s compassionate and caring personality is heartwarming. The way Ella looks over her sister is inspiring to me, and I hope to see more of them in the future.
But let’s talk about the bad guys. Bruce Reed, Tony, and an unexpected helper. I can get really caught up in what the bad guys are thinking and doing if they are written right. I try to understand where they are coming from, what their next move will be, and how it all works out with the storyline. Dana Mentink has done a fabulous job with these villians. Let’s face it – we all love to hate the villain (thank you Disney), and these villians are fun to hate. Bruce Reed is methodical, patient, devious, and full of himself. He struggles with the greenest envy of all and this book shows how that can really harm a person. Then at the end there is a surprise twist and you find out about another individual who is helping him. I can usually see these things coming, but this time I just couldn’t, and that was great! I love surprise twists – they add to the story, to the suspense, and sometimes leave your jaw dropping a little bit.
Overall I thought this was a great read. Romance readers and suspense readers alike will enjoy following Ella and Owen on their quest for justice. With tons of action, some swoon worthy moments and surprises, there is a little something for everyone. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national bestselling author of over thirty five titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Harvest House. Dana was thrilled to be a semi-finalist in the Jeanne Robertson Comedy With Class Competition. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, teen bear cubs affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo, Junie, the nutty terrier, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet. You can connect with Dana via her website at, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)
Guest Post from Dana Mentink
Howdy, friends! I am so thrilled to be galloping into the second book in the Gold Country Cowboy series with you. This book was a hoot to write. It’s got a nice twisty mystery and plenty of danger! Our hero, twin Owen Thorn, is a Marine doing his darnedest not to fall in love with his brother’s little sister, but you know how these things go, don’t you, partners? There’s trouble ahead in cowboy country and this story will take you on a wild gallop to the happy ending! God bless and thanks for coming along!
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