This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Montlake Romance
Released on September 17, 2019
I probably shouldn’t let this surprise me so far into this series, but it still blows my mind how enthralled I get when I read these books. As a reader, I’m so vested in the characters, the case, and the suspension that is teased out just right that I barely notice the pages flying past, time going by, or real life around me. I was so jazzed when I saw this was going to focus on Lincoln and Olivia, but wow, it really floored me how the author brought out their story in much the same sort of trial by fire romance that she put Morgan and Lance through.
Save Your Breath is the sixth in the sensational Morgan Dane romantic suspense series. The mysteries tend to be standalone, but the surrounding story and characters is ongoing and works best read in order. In addition, the Morgan Dane series is a follow up to the Scarlett Falls trilogy.
Morgan and Lance think they’ll be up to their eyeballs in Halloween with the girls and wedding preparations. Never in their worst nightmare would they think they would be working against the clock along side a distraught Lincoln Sharp to solve the kidnapping of Olivia Cruz, Sharp’s girlfriend and a brilliant investigative journalist/true crime author. They hunt high and low through her life and her research notes to find the one thread that when tugged will lead them to Olivia. Meanwhile, they know the odds on a retrieving a live kidnapped victim after time passes. With the assistance of Morgan’s sister Stella, grandpa, and Lance’s mother, they won’t give up.
As I said, I love how the author takes me completely into her book when I’m reading these. My emotions are engaged with her characters and the situations. The case is dark and a little gritty. The early evidence wasn’t much and then they had a white board full of motives and suspects. Poor Sharp got put through the wringer and Lance and Morgan had to be his pillars through it all. I liked that the author really did her homework on the justice system, legalities, police procedures, kidnapping crime, and even a bit on domestic abuse and militia.
Oddly, I went right for the right suspect from the moment they were introduced. I had no reason to, but I kept holding to that person no matter what came up later nor could I say why they were the culprit. But, there was more to it, of course, and I appreciated getting the big end scene and reveal.
And, yes fans of Morgan and Lance, we got a few tender scenes. One with Lance and the girls totally made me swoon big.
Now, I am left with a sad face because I must wait for my next Morgan Dane series fix. I can’t recommend this series enough in print or audio.
My thanks to Montlake Romance via Net Galley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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