Colton’s Covert Witness by Addison Fox

Posted September 26, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Can You Read A Series In A Month Challenge, Connection or Spin-Off of Another Series, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Series Multi-Author, Small Town Romance, Strong Sexual Content / 0 Comments

When his witness comes under fire

This detective must protect her at all costs 

Detective Troy Colton trusts assistant district attorney Evangeline Whittaker when she says she’s witnessed a brutal crime…but why can’t CSI find any evidence?

To get to the truth, the cop must investigate why someone might gaslight the sole witness…while trying—and failing—to keep his professional distance.

As the threats to Evangeline escalate, Troy realizes both their hearts and lives are at stake!

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’s Covert Witness
Series:  Coltons of Grave Gulch #6
Author:  Addison Fox
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Published:  June 29, 2021
Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Colton’s Covert Witness is the sixth title in the multi-author mini-series, Coltons of Grave Gulch, and is definitely a fascinating romantic suspense story with layers upon layers of interest and revelations to be discovered.  Troy and Evangeline’s story is intense and puzzling… and kept me glued to the pages throughout.

As the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney who, unknowingly, opened pandora’s box when some cases were dismissed and in others, an innocent party went to prison because of evidence tampering on the police’s side Evangeline is now on long administrative leave (not by choice) and somewhat of a scapegoat in her small town.  On a rare outing, just to feel some fresh air around her she witnesses a crime… except.  When the police arrive there is no evidence at all that the murder of a woman in plain sight ever happened.  Evangeline knows what she saw, now getting anyone to believe her is going to be the newest challenge she’s facing.

Even though there is no evidence of a crime, Troy can’t walk away from Evangeline easily, there’s something brewing between them, an attraction, an awareness, yet that’s not all that Troy is feeling.  Something’s just not right about what Evangeline believes she saw and when he escorts her home even more strangeness will be discovered.

Colton’s Covert Witness is an extremely intense story that builds slowly as events and emotions escalate.  It’s the type of story that will not let me go until I understand what is happening to the characters within… and a lot is happening to not only Evangeline but in forwarding the series arc a bit more.  I could feel Evangeline’s fear, her confusion, her frustration at knowing what she saw but no one else, aside from Troy, is willing to give her the benefit of the doubt about what she’s experiencing.  Gaslighting.  It’s a phrase that I’m familiar with, but did it ever come into full examination in Troy and Evangeline’s romance.  I lost a bit of sleep, but it was well worth it because I was not leaving this world without knowing what the heck is happening here.

If you love an intensely suspense-filled romance then Colton’s Covert Witness will fill that need nicely.  We get a hint of the next story to come, move the overall arc of the series along a bit, and come across familiar faces.  I’m enjoying this Colton world very much.

I own a Kindle edition of this title.

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