21 July 2018

A Lot of Action, A Lot of Fun | Cowboy Bodyguard by Dana Mentink


She must protect a baby...

With her secret husband's help.

In this Gold Country Cowboys novel, Jack Thorn gets a surprise call from the woman he married in secret years ago. Shannon Livingston needs his protection for herself and the baby she's hiding from a biker gang targeting the mother. Now Jack must help Shannon, even if shielding her means pretending to be a true husband to the only woman he's ever loved...

Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: July 3, 2018



It’s another wild ride for Dana Mentink’s Gold Country Cowboys series. A secret marriage, a baby, a biker gang… Cowboy Bodyguard packs a lot of action into a little book, and it’s a whole lot of fun. The story kept me on my figurative toes as I followed Jack and Shannon through the surprising twists and turns they encounter, and I loved getting to know the two of them (with plenty of history and chemistry) in the midst of it all.

A highly enjoyable read, Cowboy Bodyguard is a perfect choice for the reader in need of some suspense and romance.


Thanks to Celebrate Lit, I received a complimentary copy of Cowboy Bodyguard and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


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 thirty five titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Harvest House. Dana was thrilled to be a semi-finalist in the Jeanne Robertson Comedy With Class Competition. 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, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet. 


I’ve spent a bit of time in emergency rooms lately. Not to complain, mind you. The asthma related treatments worked like a charm and we were blessed by good care, so I am not grateful. There’s a bonus, too. The emergency room is a great place for people watching! Hour upon hour I spent surveying patients, relatives, nurses and doctors. I came away pondering what it must be like to work in the strange bustle that is an emergency room. That’s where character Shannon Livingston was born.

The E.R doc and nurses must be brilliant problem solvers with nerves of steel because they never know what will roll through their doors. Since they are not responsible for follow up care, they have only a short term relationship with their patients. But what would happen, my fictional mind wanted to know, if one emergency room treatment ensnared Shannon in a “run for your life” scenario? And what if her incredible life saving skills weren’t nearly enough to save her own life, or the baby she’s suddenly become responsible for? Ah me! The perfect scenario for a suspense novel, no? I hope you enjoy Cowboy Bodyguard. I can promise it’s going to be a bumpy ride!


To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away a Mentink Bundle that includes a horse tote book bag, a three book collection, and a $50 Amazon gift card!!

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  1. This book sounds exciting! Thanks for sharing in the blog tour!

  2. Suspense plus great romantic chemistry between the leads is all I need to hear to give this book a try. I can't wait to check this out!