Framed in Death Valley is an exciting start to a new series! I really felt for both of these characters. Beckett and Laney each carried wounds from when they were younger. Beckett had long been ostracized by the community due to a tragic accident that he was part of. Then, when he was framed for murder, he lost everything dear to him. Laney struggled with abandonment issues, making Beckett’s attempt to divorce her for her own protection extra painful. The fact that these two were also expecting a child together made their fight for their lives even more terrifying.
The chemistry between this married couple was definitely still there. They loved each other, but there was nothing easy about their journey to their happily-ever-after. I’m looking forward to reading more books in this series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A killer who will stop at nothing…
Framed for a murder he didn’t commit, firefighter Beckett Duke gave up on everything—including his marriage to spirited Laney Holland. That is, until Laney’s life is threatened. Knowing the real killer is still at large, Beckett now has one purpose: protecting the woman he loves…and their unborn child. But sometimes an innocent man’s second chance comes with a deadly price.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dana Mentink lives in California where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine. Her family includes two little girls (affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo.) Papa Bear works for the fire department and he met Dana doing a dinner theater production of The Velveteen Rabbit. Ironically, their parts were husband and wife.
Dana is an American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year finalist for romantic suspense and an award winner in the Pacific Northwest Writers Literary Contest. Her suspense novel, Betrayal in the Badlands, earned a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third and fourth grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, Yogi, Boo Boo, a dog with social anxiety problems, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet.