Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cold Case Connection by Dana Mentink

Posted February 19, 2020 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, Dana Mentink, giveaway, mystery/suspense, romance / 19 Comments

Roughwater Ranch Cowboys #3

GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense
RELEASE DATE: February 4, 2020
PAGES: 224

Hunting down old leads puts a murderer on their trail.

Convinced his sister’s death wasn’t an accident, private investigator Sergio Ross is determined to catch her killer. But with all the clues hinting at a connection to another unsolved murder, he has to join forces with Helen Pike—a woman linked to both deaths—to find the truth. Can they follow the cold evidence trail to get justice…before they become the next victims?


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Dana Mentink is one of my go-to authors & Cold Case Connection reminds me why. Heart-in-your-throat suspense, endearing characters, and swoony romance plus a sweet faith thread equals the perfect formula for a riveting read!

I love the Roughwater Ranch team – particularly the way they’ve forged a family that goes beyond biology to the cemented bond of shared life and deep love. We’ve watched Mitch and Liam survive mortal danger and falling in love – and now it’s Helen’s turn. Her story involves two intriguing cold case murders connected to her past, as well as a heaping helping of guilt over the ‘should have done differentlys’ and complex feelings for the brother of her late best friend.

Helen and Sergio are wonderful characters who grab your heart right away, their layered back stories connected by Sergio’s sister Fiona who was also Helen’s best friend. As such, there are a lot of emotions involved between them, which leads to some very swoony moments (aka kisses!) too. I’ve liked Helen in the first two books, and I really liked her in her own story! She’s levelheaded, brave, and determined but while she’s stubborn about not being left out of the investigations surrounding her friends’ deaths she’s also not stupid about needlessly putting herself in danger. Sergio at first is a rather growly tough guy but we soon see his softer side, brought out by the ladies in his life – his sister’s two adorable twin daughters now in his care & his growing affection for Helen. He’s just downright swoony when he’s being a daddy or protective over his woman!

Bottom Line: Danger, mystery, romance – Cold Case Connection has it all, plus engaging characters and a multi-layered plot that keeps your attention from start to finish! The sense of urgency on nearly every page heightens the suspense and tension, leading to some harrowing moments and sweet & swoony kisses! If you haven’t yet discovered Dana Mentink’s books and the Roughwater Ranch Cowboys, you are really missing out!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received via Celebrate Lit. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 5 stars / fabulous read!

KissingBook Level: 3+ / will forget to breathe on occasion

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Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national bestselling author of over forty titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Harvest House. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, teen bear cubs affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo, Junie, the nutty terrier, and a chubby box turtle.

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To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize of a Mentink giveaway bundle, including a bag, a copy of the book, and an Amazon gift card!!

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19 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cold Case Connection by Dana Mentink

  1. Deana

    I loved your review. Your details are perfect to entice readers to want to read the book. Thanks for being on the tour.

  2. Alicia Haney

    This book sounds intriguing and like a very good page turner! Thank you so much for sharing your review on this book, I will be adding it to my TBR list.

  3. James Robert

    I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.

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