Taking a Stand
by Kenneth Casper appears to be a mystery/thriller with strong romantic elements, based on the reviews which concentrate mostly on the suspense plot (rather than a dedicated romantic suspense, although apparently the author did write those for Harlequin and still does their NASCAR romance line), free courtesy of publisher Bell Bridge Books. This is set in the same small town as Casper's mystery/thriller As the Crow Dies
, which we received as a freebie last year (may or may not have guest characters).
Currently free @ Amazon UK
, may or may not also drop in the main store
Homebuilder Jesse Amorado and former Air Force Captain Tori Carr come from the same Texas town but from very different worlds. When she returns home to Coyote Springs to help her father, a real-estate developer, turn the seediest neighborhood into an exclusive resort for the wealthy, Tori and Jesse immediately clash. He'll do whatever it takes to save his heritage, and she is caught up in proving herself to her father.
As personal tensions rise and local trouble begins to brew, Jesse and Tori fall in love-despite it all. They soon find, however, that they must not only confront vested interests and prejudices, they have to fight for their very lives.
Ken Casper brings readers back to Coyote Springs for another tension-filled visit. Come along for another story of mystery and passion from the author of AS THE CROW DIES, book one of The Jason Crow West Texas Mystery Series.