The Searchers, Book 1
Rating: 4 Cups
The devastation of losing their father is felt bone deep for Maria Slade and her sisters, but the reading of his will completely shatters their world. Like her sisters, Maria learns that her past is a total fabrication, and if she wants to regain control of her life and her identity, she will have to take action that could easily get her killed.
Solving puzzles, and catching bad guys is why Detective Bodie Scott became a cop, and the thought of solving a twenty-year-old murder really gets his blood pumping. That excitement could also be attributed to the young woman who got the ball rolling, but it is much too soon to be thinking along those lines.
Finding that she is the daughter of a prostitute, and a witness to her mother’s murder has Maria questioning every aspect of her life. Coming to Tulsa is an absolute necessity if she is to begin her search for a killer. To do this she will need Bodie’s help and expertise. Bodie dives in head first to help Maria, and as the waters get deeper and more dangerous, so do his feelings for this beautiful young woman. Within days they are neck deep in a murder mystery with a killer hot on their tail, and Bodie is trying desperately to protect the only woman who has ever snared his heart.
The foundation of Maria’s life cracks wide open upon the death of her father, and every one of her emotions is felt as if you were right there in the room with her. Her shock, anger, and heart-wrenching loss are a tangible force, as is the connection she has with Bodie. His character as well is one that envelops you from page one and never lets go with his forthright manner and open heart. Their quest is the first in this series The Searchers, and if Bodie and Maria are any indication, the rest are sure to be every bit as exciting and romantic.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More