Monday, November 27, 2017

Review – ‘Ms. Demeanor’ by Danica Winters


A cold-case Christmas in Mystery, Montana
Yearning to be known as something other than Mystery's ultimate bad boy, rancher Rainier Fitzgerald isn't pleased when he stumbles upon the remains of a dead body. Especially when Officer Laura Blade catches him with a gun in his hand.
Spending Christmas chasing down a cold case with a man she's not supposed to fraternize with isn't granting any of Laura's holiday wishes, either. But could her favorite time of the year be working its magic on Laura's feelings? Or is Rainier truly transforming from a charismatic rogue to a hero worthy of her heart?



In the fourth Mystery Christmas book, parole officer Laura Blade goes to pick up her newest recently released parolee from prison as a favor for her deputy friend, Wyatt. The parolee also happens to be Wyatt’s younger brother. When she meets Rainier, she never expected to actually like the man or fall into his family’s trouble.
After three years in prison for assault, Rainier Fitzgerald is finally free, but he’s worried about returning home. He’s always been the black sheep in the family, and he’s especially at odds with his policeman brother. Though most of his family welcomes him home, Laura seems to be the only person who understands him. But when Rainier accidentally finds a gun and a dead body on the ranch hours after he’s released from prison, his dreams and hopes for the future threaten to unravel all around him.
I love redemption stories about bad boys with a temper who learn from their mistakes. He’s by far my favorite of the four brothers. Rainier and Laura instantly clicked and romance bloomed quickly between them despite her job and his ex-con status. This book also wrapped up the overall series arc dealing with William Poe. It was great to see all the couples and the family back together at the end of the book.
Though I liked the story a lot, I don’t understand why it was such a horrible thing that Rainier found the body and gun. It’s not like he’s guilty of murder, but Laura threatened to throw him back in prison just for finding it. That just didn’t make sense to me.
Anyway, I really enjoyed this series. Though all the books are standalones, it’s best to read them in order to understand the overall story arcs. I definitely recommend them. 

5 Stars

Disclaimer – I volunteered to read and review this book. Thank you, Danica Winters for sending me a print copy. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape, or form for this review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.

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