Colton’s Bullseye by Geri Krotow

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He’d been hired to protect her…not fall back in love!

Acting as his ex’s bodyguard pushes Stanton Colton beyond his limits. Thanks to Dominique de la Vega’s determined investigative reporting, he’s vowed to keep her safe…and guard his own heart.

As Dominique delves deep to get her story, Stanton works to find out who’s put a bullseye on her back.

But can their rekindled attraction survive a threat to her life?

Titles in the multi-author Coltons of Grave Gulch series include – Colton’s Dangerous Liaison by Regan Black – Colton’s Killer Pursuit by Tara Taylor Quinn – Colton Nursery Hideout by Dana Nussio – Colton’s Bullseye by Geri Krotow – Guarding Colton’s Child by Lara Lacombe – Colton’s Covert Witness by Addison Fox – Rescued by the Colton Cowboy by Deborah Fletcher Mello – Colton K-9 Target by Justine Davis – A Colton Internal Affair by Jennifer D. Bokal – Uncovering Colton’s Family Secret by Linda O. Johnston – Agent Colton’s Takedown by Beverly Long – Proving Colton’s Innocence by Lara Lacombe

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Title:  Colton Bullseye
Series:  Coltons of Grave Gulch #4
Author:  Geri Krotow
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Published:  April 1, 2021
Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Colton Bullseye is the fourth title in the multi-author mini-series, Coltons of Grave Gulch, and this story captured my imagination from the first page where the action is intense and the emotional level is quickly rising.

Aside from the intensity of the danger that both Dominique and Stanton face there is also that unique feel to a story where the couple has broken up and it’s obvious that they did so for foolish reasons that a conversation would have resolved.  Once Stanton was so certain that Dominique was his future that he asked her to marry him, her response was she wasn’t ready yet to commit to marriage… that “not yet” were the magical words.  But Stanton was so hurt or blindsided or stubborn that it was all or nothing for him – so he shouldn’t have been surprised when Dominique simply left.  Regret came later, too late to salvage anything in his mind, and perhaps he simply didn’t know how to get beyond her saying not yet when he wanted right now.

That was two years ago, and they might have continued to see each other in town from a distance if her father hadn’t hired Stanton as her bodyguard since she’s stubbornly not above taking risks to get the story that could in fact get her killed.  Now they’re discovering that the love is still there between them as each has had the time to see the other’s point of view with hindsight… but love won’t stop a bullet and now Stanton has to keep the woman he still loves safe – and that is not going to be easy.

Colton Bullseye is action-packed, fast-paced, and intense.  The overall arch of the series goes forward, we get a bit more vital information as this couple fights the very bad guys and sometimes themselves.  I enjoyed their story and could easily see each side, and why they broke up years ago.  Sometimes loving someone isn’t enough or easy in any sense of the word.  Watching them open up to the possibility of a future was an emotional journey and I enjoyed every moment spent back in this world.  If you love your romance with a touch of danger and the past catching up with a couple then you’d love this story and this series.

I own a Kindle edition of this title.

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