Sinclair Justice by Colleen Shannon & Harmonized by Mary Behre

July 20th, 2015 Kimberly Review 50 Comments

20th Jul

Coffee Pot ReviewsWelcome to Coffee Pot Reviews! These are short and sweet reviews done in the length of time it takes my coffee pot to brew! I have two romances to share with you today..enjoy and stick around for a cup of mocha coffee! Romantic Suspense is one of my favorite genres and today I am sharing Harmonized by Mary Behre, a novella in Tidewater series with a little paranormal twist and Sinclair Justice by Colleen Shannon the second novel in her action-packed Texas Rangers series. Grab a cup of coffee or some earl of grey and one of these tasty muffins I baked just for this occasion *kicks bakery box out of view* and enjoy!!

 

Sinclair Justice by Colleen Shannon & Harmonized by Mary Behre
Sinclair Justice
by Colleen Shannon
Series: Texas Rangers #2
Published by: Kensington
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level:One FlameOne FlameOne Flame

Ranger Proud, Ranger Strong...Texas Rangers swear to uphold the law to the letter. But Captain Ross Sinclair isn't about to play by the rules to destroy a major human trafficking cartel—especially now that the only chance to break this case just strode into his life with attitude as long as her gorgeous legs. Heiress Emm Rothschild is taking names and raising hell as she searches for her abducted sister and niece. And the evidence this wild-child turns up sets off a lethal chain of events—challenging Ross to keep her reckless determination and seductive daring up close and dangerously personal. Now a blindsiding betrayal has Emm heading straight into harm's way. And Ross will have to put his badge and career on the line to get justice—and prove to the woman he loves that a Ranger's word is a forever bond


Sinclair Justice is the second novel in the Texas Rangers series by Colleen Shannon. This one features the sexy Captain- Ross Sinclair and historical preservationist Emm Rothschild. Emm is in Texas to evaluate a historical property. She is also hoping to speak to the head of the task force involved in a human trafficking ring, as she has been searching for her sister and niece. Things get off to a bad star for Emm when she is pulled over and arrested for speeding. Turns out the officer arresting her owns the building being evaluated and is lead on the investigation. Oh boy! Banter, misunderstanding and attraction all play a role in this romance. I was delighted to see this couple is older. Emm is 38 and Ross is fifty-two. So refreshing! We get some sexy, but Shannon teases us as she makes us wait for dessert. We see characters from Foster Justice, book one, but both books work as standalone novels.

The suspense angle involving drug cartels and human trafficking was intense but be warned we witness rape, enslavement, drug abuse and violence. It is very realistic and quickly becomes evident that Shannon researched the subject extensively. Emm puts her education to use researching for connections between where her sister disappeared, Texas and the drug cartel. She is ruthless, but quite clever. The suspense was riveting and the last few chapters had me biting my nails. We get a few chapters from the perspective of Emm’s sister while she is in captivity and I found these chapters to be dark and engaging.

Sinclair Justice was an intense suspense but I loved the romantic aspect weaved throughout and I found myself falling for yet another Texas Ranger.

 

Sinclair Justice by Colleen Shannon & Harmonized by Mary Behre
Harmonized
by Mary Behre
Series: Tidewater #2.5
Published by: Penguin
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Paranormal
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Goodreads
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Heat Level:One FlameOne FlameHalf a Flame

After nearly dying on assignment, Tidewater police officer Zig Harmon has been awarded the Silver Star and desk duty. But handling every case that walks through the door while his entire department is out hunting a serial killer is nothing compared to dealing with his former flame, Karma De La Cruz. As much as she hates it, Karma knows that her best chance of finding the kidnapped baby haunting her visions is the man she once left behind. Forced to work together, Karma and Zig start to realize that they may have let go of something incredible. But now, time is running out, both for the missing infant and for their chance to start again...

I must tell you, I love the Tidewater series by Mary Behre. It has just a wee touch of paranormal making this romantic suspense series delightfully good. Harmonized is a novella and offered up Zig Harmon’s story. We met Zig in a previous book and I was delighted to get his story. Behre delivered a great case, updated us a little on characters and other ongoing cases. Karma De La Cruz is the love interest and this second chance romance and perfect for a novella. I loved Karma and Zig together and the story delivered just enough heat to make me smile. The case that brings them together concerns a missing infant. Law enforcement has determined that the child is deceased. Karma’s ability has her convinced the baby is alive. The tale wrapped up completely and satisfied my fix for this series between full-length novels. Harmonized will work as a standalone and is the perfect way to try this author.

About Colleen Shannon

Colleen Shannon’s ancestor signed the Texas Declaration of Independence and her West Texas roots give her the optimistic yet inquiring viewpoint that she tries to reflect in her books. Believing in the redeeming power of love, the benefits of knowledge, with a bit of sprituality included, are the elements she most enjoys in books and that’s what she tries to write. With a bit of humor thrown in for spice! The strength of her first book for Berkley many years ago led to her nomination by Romantic Times as Best New Historical Author. She went on to win and/or be nominated for numerous other awards, including a Kiss Award for all three heroes of her Fairy Tale trilogy which she wrote for Dorchester Books.

About Mary Behre

Mary Behre

Mary Behre could never decide which kind of story she liked more, paranormal, mysteries or romances. So it only made sense that she combined all three in her books. Her debut novel, SPIRITED, is the first in the Tidewater Series. Stories with humor suspense and a psychic love-connection. When not writing in her closet/office, she can be found hanging out with the most important men her life, her family.

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50 Responses to “Sinclair Justice by Colleen Shannon & Harmonized by Mary Behre”

  1. Lover Of Romance

    I actually really love my suspense in romance, so I just gotta grab Sinclair Justice!!! Love how many different aspects it has included and I like that its very realistic and not sugar coated.

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  2. Jenny

    You know Kim, I still have yet to read a book that features a Texas Ranger as the hero. I think I need to remedy that IMMEDIATELY! The chapters from Emm’s sister’s perspective are undoubtedly brutal, so I’m going to have to brace myself for those I think. Still, definitely adding this to the list!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh yes..hey that would make a fun challenge. Read a book with a Texas Ranger, read a book with a reporter, a baker, a priest…yep cool idea,

  3. Lark

    Harmonized should appear on my Kindle tomorrow – I preordered it! The Colleen Shannon book intrigues me; I am all for an older heroine (although 38 isn’t old, it seems to be for romance novels!) Thanks for two good reviews!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ha..no I mean yes I do sleep..occasionally, when absolutely necessary. I haven’t been posting on Saturdays and wanted to squeeze in Nonna’s Corner and some Recipe and tip posts..so doubling up especially for series books makes sense.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It was, and those things don’t bother me if they are done right and make sense for the story. I just tend to warn folks who are sensitive to those types of things, since I know it can be a trigger.

  4. Lindy

    The suspense in Sinclair Justice sounds intense and gripping. I find the drug cartels and human trafficking to be scary and horrifying. This topic makes for an interesting story. Harmonized sounds like a great romantic suspense. I’m curious about what the paranormal aspect is in reference to. Is it Karma’s visions? Second chance romance is always fun. Wonderful coffeepot reviews Kim 🙂

  5. Lorna

    So this isn’t one of the sisters? I have read the first two of the Tidewater series, and to be honest,I didn’t like the second one as much as I liked the first. This one sounds really good-I might have to read this one as well 🙂

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