Deadly Colton Search by Addison Fox

A woman asks questions…

…and finds answers that threaten her unborn child

Young and pregnant, Nova Ellis arrives in Mustang Valley, determined to find her missing father, Ace Colton.

In her search, she uncovers that Nik Slater—the PI she’s just hired—is looking for the very same man. Immediately, Nova falls for Nik’s protective nature, a man who cares for her and her baby.

But will unexpected danger and long-kept secrets draw them together…or shatter their dreams?

Titles in the multi-author series, Coltons of Mustang Valley include – Colton Baby Conspiracy by Marie Ferrarella – Colton’s Lethal Reunion by Tara Taylor Quinn – Colton Family Bodyguard by Jennifer Morey – Colton First Responder by Linda O. Johnston – In Colton’s Custody by Dana Nussio – Colton Manhunt by Jane Godman – Colton’s Deadly Disguise by Geri Krotow – Colton Cowboy Jeopardy by Regan Black – Colton’s Undercover Reunion by Lara Lacombe Deadly Colton Search by Addison Fox – Hunting the Colton Fugitive by Colleen Thompson – Colton’s Last Stand by Karen Whiddon

Title:  Deadly Colton Search
Series:  Coltons of Mustang Valley #10
Author:  Addison Fox
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Published:  May 1, 2020
Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Deadly Colton Search‘, the tenth title in the ‘Coltons of Mustang Valley‘ multi-author mini-series delivers a poignant, emotional, and dangerous romance with all the feels and action any Romantic Suspense reader could ever ask for.

Nova is on the run – the run away from the discovery that her boyfriend is not at all what she thought he was – and on the run to the father she’s never known about until just before her mother’s death.  Add to that, she’s pregnant and the last thing she wants is to let one evil, drug-dealing baby daddy get anywhere near her or her baby.  But the man her mother said is her father is facing his own troubles as he’s been accused of attempted murder and is on the run himself.  Right now, Nova’s life is full to overflowing with complications.

Sometimes fate seems to play a part in connections between strangers.  Once she arrived in Mustang Valley, Nova has to find her father.  And a simple ad speaks to her for some reason as she, although broke, seeks the help of one private investigator who will change her world.  Nik has learned to trust his instincts, his gut reactions – it’s necessary for a profession that he enjoys, and he’s good at.  Everything about this young, pregnant woman is screaming trouble in neon letters.  It’s obvious that Nova isn’t eating enough to keep a butterfly alive let alone herself and her baby, it’s also very clear that she’s proud, determined, and running scared.  It’s also unfortunately very true that in helping Nova he’ll be skirting very close to that conflict of interest between her case and the case he just accepted from Selina, Ace Colton’s now ex-stepmother… but then, Nik is very good at working in those grey areas of the law.

With yet another DNA test, Nova is brought into the fold of the Colton clan.  But the danger she’s facing is never far behind as her past is about to meet her future with explosive results.

Deadly Colton Search‘ is an emotional, fast-paced story that kept me glued to the Kindle throughout.  I’m already loving this series, then Nik and Nova just added another layer to an already complicated family.  Watching Nova begin to trust, to believe in someone again was priceless.  Nik’s protectiveness and his determination to follow along those grey areas made him a man to not only like but admire.  I loved the way the Colton family surrounded Nova with acceptance and support.  The danger she and Nik will face is intense, the villain as vile as possible… and the ending just melted my heart.  If you love a good love story with suspense, mystery, danger, and a complicated large family then this story and series would be perfect for you.

I own a Kindle edition of ‘Deadly Colton Search’

Available in paperback and your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle

 

 

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