Tuesday, November 20, 2018

LOST CHRISTMAS MEMORIES by Dana Mentink, Reviewed by Trixi Oberembt

“What a pair we are, Keegan. I don't trust people and you don't trust yourself.” ~Tracy

I've longed to learn youngest brother Keegan's story since the beginning of the Gold Country Cowboy series. He's been a bit of a mysterious rebel, kind of the black sheep of the Thorn family. Adopted when he was a teen with all his anger issues and a danger seeker, Evie and Tom Thorn helped smooth some of those rough edges; though he never lost that bit of rebellious streak. Yet at the core, still feeling like an unwanted and unloved child by his biological father and half-brother. He never let anyone break those barriers around his heart. That is until Tracy stepped into his life when she's threatened by an unknown man after she witnesses a murder. They seem to connect by a single thread, being loners most of their lives. Due to past family history with her dad, she's always been looked down on and ridiculed. Figuring she can do life on her own, only letting one person in, her grandfather. Buying a remote cabin far from town seems the perfect solution to start their new life. But when the threats follow her home, will she trust the wayward cowboy enough to protect her without tangling her heart with his?

“It could not be in her to want this wild and wounded man.”~Tracy 

I've expected nothing but the best writing from Mentink and she didn't disappoint with this one! Plenty of action, with an extra layer of tension when Tracy has amnesia from her attack. I never guessed who was behind the murder, it came as a complete surprise when it was revealed at the end. I'd call this a high-octane thriller with the constant threat, high family drama between Keegan, John and Bryce, “accidental” things happening, and plenty of self-condemnation for the hero and heroine. Learning to forgive someone who's hurt you is hard; learning to forgive yourself, almost impossible! But it's a lesson that both Tracy and Keegan need to learn so they can move on in life.

“What kind of courage did that take? To forgive and even patiently pursue people who had wronged you grievously?”~Keegan

So many quotable quotes in this one! Love, faith, forgiveness, action-packed high-adrenaline moments, and so much more is waiting for the reader to discover in this stunning conclusion to the Gold Country Cowboy series!
* Many thanks to the author for a complimentary copy. No favorable review was required and all opinions are my own. *

Back Cover Blurb:
A witness with amnesia

Can she trust this Gold Country Cowboy with her life?

Tracy Wilson witnessed a murder—but after a head injury, she can’t remember what she saw. Now someone plans to silence her for good, and only cowboy Keegan Thorn believes her. With a killer after her at Christmas, Tracy is running out of time to remember…and falling dangerously hard for the cowboy who could break her heart.

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  1. I really need to look for this at Walmart asap!

    1. I'd say that hat would be a well deserved treat to yourself, Debra!


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