The Hitman's Mistake
by Sally Brandle
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Love Thrives in Emma Springs - Book 1
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing, LLC (June 27, 2018)
Publication Date: June 27, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Number of Pages: 385
Available from: Amazon
After Miranda Whitley stops crooked cops from assassinating a prominent Seattle judge, she’s next on the hit list, and her survival depends on the buff FBI Agent she’s had one awkward encounter with. But can she find him in time?
The last person Grant Morley expects to discover on his annual supply run to a Montana mountain hermit is alluring Miranda Whitley, nearly dead from a bullet wound in her side. An accidental witness or the cold-blooded accomplice to would-be assassins?
Miranda must convince Grant of her innocence, evade the killers intent on preventing her testimony, and fight her unwanted attraction for the agent…an attraction which seems to be mutual. Fortunately, love thrives in Emma Springs. If you love sizzling chemistry, Montana’s mountain landscape, and fast-paced action, then you’ll love Sally Brandle’s galloping thriller, The Hitman’s Mistake.
The Hitman's Mistake by Sally Brandle
(Love Thrives in Emma Springs, #1)
She was running late or she never would have been caring for the plants in the empty lobby. When the elevator door opened, the last thing Miranda thought she would see is the attempted murder of a prominent Seattle judge, a man dear to her heart. She never realized she would be the one to foil the attempt or that she would become the killer’s next intended victim. Who would believe her when she said the killer was a crooked cop?
With a bullseye painted clearly on her back, Miranda is desperate and the only person she can think to run to is the good looking FBI agent, the agent who was now at home on a Montana mountain.
Grant Morley, couldn’t help but notice the pretty “plant” lady at work in the lobby of the federal building, but he never thought she would show up on his mountain, bleeding out from gunshot wounds and saying she was looking for his help. Could her far-fetched story be true? Is someone out to silence the only witness to an attempted murder? One thing for sure, nothing will happen to Miranda on his watch, but is anyone safe from the monsters after her? How far will they go to silence the frightened woman and correct THE HITMAN’S MISTAKE?
Sally Brandle’s ability to inspire intrigue, attraction and razor-taut tension is spot on! From the bustle of Seattle to the wild beauty of Montana, each scene is so vivid, one can almost smell the saddle leather, the crisp mountain air and the slow simmering attraction between two people whose lives and future dreams couldn’t be more different.
Wonderfully drawn characters come alive, from Miranda’s cautious insecurity to her quite brilliant and innovative plan to seek help. She has far more backbone and heart than she gives herself credit for. Grant is career oriented, not family man material, but clearly his “life goals” are not as set in concrete as Miranda’s. Will that be their greatest stumbling block to love IF they survive a killer’s bullet? The race is on between Cupid’s arrow and a speeding bullet, feel it in Ms. Brandle’s words a she creates sizzling chemistry that we are allowed to savor and imagine ourselves.
Highly recommended Romantic suspense from an author who knows her craft! (And left the promise of more great reading to come!)
I received a complimentary ARC edition from Sally Brandle!