Friday, May 11, 2018

Rodeo Standoff by Susan Sleeman

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Rodeo Standoff
by Susan Sleeman

ISBN-13: 9781335490360
Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Released: May 8, 2018

Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

Book Description, Modified from Goodreads:
The rodeo arena is always treacherous. Now it's deadly. It's no accident Deputy Tessa McKade is trapped with an angry bull ready to trample her to death. It's her rescuer, Detective Braden Hayes, who serves her bodyguard. As they seek to stop a would-be killer, Braden will have to use all his professional skills to guard Tessa's life.

My Review:
Rodeo Standoff is a Christian romantic suspense novel. The suspense came from physical danger to the heroine, as someone kept trying to kill her while she was performing at the rodeo. This was her last barrel racing contest, and the danger was distracting plus she had to do her crime scene investigator job as well. I appreciated that the heroine was willing to listen to sensible advice and that both the hero and heroine were willing to admit when they were wrong.

The hero's parents had serial dysfunctional marriages, so he's determined never to marry even though women are attracted to his fame as a bull riding champion. The heroine came from a loving family, but due to a cheating ex-boyfriend, she's not willing to trust her heart to a popular man. This mutual resistance to marriage stood between them despite their attraction to each other.

The Christian element was consulting God's leading in marriage. There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this enjoyable suspense novel.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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