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The McCarran Collection

About the book: Bridget Olasfson, a beautiful archivist hiding secrets, comes to Utah's brilliant red rock country to catalog the McCarran Collection. Though she's sworn off men in her life, she’s attracted to Ben, the bad-boy, off-road racing McCarran cousin. But it’s Lew McCarran, the tall, quiet cousin, she turns to when she finds herself caught up in a dangerous intrigue involving a lost boy, a drug cartel, and death. What will she do when the only way to save the boy is to give up the man she loves? 

Part romance, part cozy mystery, part thriller, The McCarran Collection is, last of all, a novel about family ties. 

From InD’Tale Magazine (four star review): 
When archivist Bridget Olafson’s marriage crumbles in divorce after the death of her young son, she struggles to find something to live for. When an opportunity to catalogue an extensive wealth of historical family papers in the beautiful red rock country of Southern Utah [presents itself], she jumps at the chance. She finds that all is not as clear cut as she thought, however, and is soon thrown into a dangerous game waged between a lethal drug cartel, a famous race car driver, and an orphan boy who knows too much. In trying to unravel the mystery that might save the boy’s life, Bridget finds an ally in the lest likely of the McCarran men. But will she once again lose the man she is growing to love to save the boy she needs? 

Liz Adair’s latest is an engaging, suspenseful mystery—as well as a love story written to the beauty of nature in a little known area of the southwest. Ms. Adair deftly weaves the threads of intrigue while successfully tying in a believable love story.

My review: I loved this story! It sucked me in from the very beginning and kept me asking just what was going to happen next! 

Bridget is a really well-written character and I loved her more and more as I came to understand her backstory and as I saw the love that she was able to have for a poor young Mexican boy that only grew and grew as the story went on. I was amazed at the way she was able to continue on, both with what had happened to her before and also with having seen Ben die and the way he died. Crazy.

I loved the way she was going about doing her job and going through all of the McCarren papers. The history of all of that stuff was really interesting to me as I'm sure it would have been to Bridget as she was working on it.

Quite honestly, there's no way I would have figured out just who the murderer was and the motive by the end of the book. There were enough people with motives galore that I was a bit stumped, and I loved that aspect of this book!

This is a great book, it's got romance, suspense, love, kissing, action, intrigue and adventure enough for almost anyone! Don't miss your chance to read it!

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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