Sheriff Egan McCall hasn’t forgiven Jordan Gentry for her role in the death of his fiancée. But when Jordan is attacked, Egan comes to her rescue and discovers a serial killer is targeting recipients of his late fiancée’s organs. Then Egan’s protective instincts—and long-buried feelings—kick in. Wearing a badge means his priority is stopping a murderer and safeguarding a target. If only he could also ignore the sizzling attraction between them…
Just when you think and old wound is starting to heal, something comes along to reopen it. In the case of Sheriff Egan McCall, the injury that was Jordan Gentry is ripped wide open.
Since this was my first Delores Fossen novel, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Let me tell you, I definitely wasn’t prepared to be thrown headlong into the action on the very first page. From the moment you open the book until the last page, you are constantly on the run with Egan and Jordan. I loved how the story revolved around an organ donor and her recipients. For me, that was an interesting storyline, one I hadn’t read before. Considering what you have to go through to even get on a transplant list, I’m surprised that there aren’t more stories like this out there. The little twist of why the recipients were being targeted wasn’t something I had expected either.
Egan and Jordan’s back story was enjoyable as well. One of the downsides of living in a small town is that you can never truly get away from your past and these two know that first hand. It was also nice to see that the reason for Egan’s attitude towards Jordan made sense. I can’t imagine what it would be like to lose your fiancée and see her organ recipient regularly. That reminder of loss and pain would be overwhelming. Despite their antagonistic relationship, Egan and Jordan didn’t bicker relentlessly or needlessly. They did butt heads, but it was always with reason, never ‘just because’. Now, I love some good banter, even a little bickering, but when it does nothing for the story, it can get old fast. These two weren’t like that at all and it was a surprising change.
I enjoyed Lawman with a Cause so much that, as soon as I finished it, I got online and ordered the first two in the series so I can be ready to go when the last in the series releases next year. Time spent in McCall Canyon is time well spent, I’m beginning to see.
*thanks to Netgalley, Harlequin, and the author for a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.