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Snowbound Escape
(Pacific Northwest K-9 Unit #8)
By Dana Mentink
Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Paperback, Audiobook & eBook, 207 Pages
October 24, 2023 by Love Inspired Suspense 


To rescue a witness…

this K-9 team must face a killer and a storm.

After months tracking a colleague falsely accused of a double homicide, officer Tanner Ford and his K-9 partner finally locate crime tech Mara Gilmore—but the real murderer is closing in. Now they must run into a frozen wilderness to survive. Evading the killer is the only way for Mara to clear her name. But will the harsh winter conditions cover their tracks…or bury them forever?

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My Review

SNOWBOUND ESCAPE is a page-turning romantic suspense where the underlying feeling of danger is consistent throughout and the romance ebbs and flows as it slowly builds. The inspirational elements are woven through well and are well balanced with the other aspects of the story. Readers of the genre and imprint will enjoy these characters and the story overall as it unfolds.

I've read this author before and this K-9 series is a good fit for her since the books I loved most from her included dogs. I definitely felt the characters and plot were well done. The story didn't feel overly dramatic or unbelievable. I also liked the dynamics of the main characters with the heroine being a crime scene investigator, the hero being a cop and then the added character of his K-9 partner. The feeling of danger is present from the first page until things climax and then resolve. It definitely kept me turning the pages. I thoroughly enjoyed the first three-fourths of this story and then thought the ending was very sweet. 

My only complaints was a conversation towards the end between the villain and the heroine and her actions that followed, and then the complete halt in a relationship and then declarations that felt much too soon.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was an enjoyable read. It can be read on its own, but would probably be enhanced by reading the prior books in the series. It also leads to wanting to read the other books. For dog lovers and romantic suspense fans, this is a read worth considering for a quick, inspiring romantic suspense.

Content: Some violence, but clean.
Source: I received a complimentary NetGalley through Celebrate Lit, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Dana Mentink is a USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author as well as a two-time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, and the recipient of a Holt Medallion. She’s written over fifty titles in the suspense, lighthearted romance and mystery genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense and Poisoned Pen Press. You can connect with Dana via her website at danamentink.com, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)

Tour Schedule

The Avid Reader, November 1

Pause for Tales, November 1

Texas Book-aholic, November 2

Devoted to Hope, November 3

Bizwings Book Blog, November 3

She Lives to Read, November 4

Vicky Sluiter, November 4

Betti Mace, November 6

Simple Harvest Reads, November 8 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

EmpowerMoms, November 9

Wishful Endings, November 10

Bigreadersite, November 11

Labor Not in Vain, November 11

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, November 12 (Author Interview)

Tour-Wide Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

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