This book contains two linked stories about the Chance clan
in Texas. A little girl was kidnapped twenty years ago and
her brother, working a mobster sting case, thinks he sees a
woman who looks like an age-enhanced photo of her. But Colt gets
gunned down and spends a lot of time recuperating; the LAST
CHANCE REUNION will have to wait.
Deputy Lacie McCord sees a figure breaking into the
sheriff's office one night and gives chase. It's Colt,
limping. He was looking for information on the cold-case
death of his mother. He and Lacie were friends in high
school, but she went to work in Houston. Missing the small
town atmosphere, she's returned... though neither of them
thinks the sheriff, Lacie's stepfather, is more than
averagely competent. The deputy agrees to help Colt, on
the quiet. They talk to the schoolteacher who has taught
generations of locals, and hunt in old police files.
Someone resents their investigation and fires a rifle at
Colt... was it a warning, or with deadly intent? An even
deadlier trap awaits, and while Colt has family backing, an
unpleasant truth comes between him and Lacie.
Nina Martinez is a firefighter in Chance County and the dry
brush spells trouble. She's battling a wildfire when she
sees a house in the path of the blaze, where a man is
striking a woman. Then the fire is upon her, and all she
can do is scramble into the emergency shelter she carries.
After the firestorm passes, a doctor swoops down in a
helicopter and picks up Nina, who needs oxygen. But the
other woman is beyond help. Dr. Josh White visits Nina in
hospital afterwards, where she thanks him for saving her,
and he asks about the unfortunate victim. Nina claims she
can't remember though. If she names someone a murderer she
might never be safe. Nina won't talk to the police, but
Josh agrees to help her get out of Texas. Someone is
following however, and suddenly Josh finds that protecting
Nina is the most important thing of all.
While we're given enough information to link the two
stories halfway through the second, we don't know how it
will work out until the very end. Linda Conrad has done a
fine job of portraying her location and peopling it with
vivid characters, and this adult romance will please her
many fans. You don't need to have read the previous Chance
County books but if you have this will round them off
nicely. LAST CHANCE REUNION is a really good read, full of
tension and caring, so thank you kindly, ma'am.
TEXAS COLD CASE
Determined to solve the cold case of his mother's murder,
Colt Chance returns home to Texas. Turns out the new deputy
sheriff is the woman who broke his heart. But when someone
targets Lacie, Colt will have to decide between the
vengeance he seeks and protecting the one he still loves.
TEXAS LOST AND FOUND
After witnessing a murder, firefighter Nina Martinez finds
an ally in medic Josh White. On the run, they discover that
Nina is the long-missing Chance sister, Cami. Will Cami
embrace the love from Josh and her real family before it's