The Fugitive by Nichole Severn

Posted April 26, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Intrigue, Owned or Purchased, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments


She’s on the run, pregnant…

And about to find out whom she can trust.

When Raleigh Wilde reappears in Deputy Beckett Foster’s life as a fugitive, he’s shocked. He has a job to do, but she needs his help clearing her name.

By -the -book – Beckett is having none of it until he learns she’s pregnant—with his child.

With a killer willing to do anything to keep Raleigh from discovering who embezzled millions from the charity she runs, the lawman will do whatever it takes to ensure he doesn’t become a fugitive father.

Titles in the Marshal Law series include – The Fugitive – The Witness – The ProsecutorThe Suspect



Title:  The Fugitive
Series:  Marshal Law #1
Author:  Nichole Severn
Genre:  Mystery, Romantic Suspense
Publication Date:  January 1, 2021
Rating:  4.5 stars

The Fugitive begins the Marshal Law series with an intriguing, action-packed crime/romantic suspense story that drew me in and kept me guessing until the final page.  Although I have to admit that Beckett really had to work his way back into my good graces… several times.  This man cannot let go of the past, and he really needed to if he ever hoped to find his own happiness with a woman he may not want to admit loving but that didn’t change the facts.

Raleigh and Beckett had a relationship before her life went up in flames of false accusations of embezzlement from her own charity no less.  Yet, for Beckett, that relationship was done from the moment that Raleigh was arrested.  He refused all efforts at contact from Raleigh.  In his mind, he had his own reasons, but he was so very wrong and so extremely stubborn about it.

Raleigh is on the run, determined to prove her innocence, and Beckett is the US Marshal assigned to bring her in.  He knew where she’d show up, eventually, that’s all he needed to know.  Not her proclamation of innocence, not her wounded eyes, not even believing she carried his baby.  But soon there is something Beckett has to believe – gunshots fired at Raleigh and at him.  Now he has to make choices that he never expected to make, like believing in a woman he’d sworn he’d never trust again.

I loved this couple.  They are perhaps equally stubborn but for far different reasons.  There are twists in The Fugitive, some turns I never saw coming.  The crime/mystery plot is tight, kept me picking apart clues until I thought I knew who was to blame… not saying if I was right or not.  The romance was bittersweet, mainly because of Beckett’s past and his allowing what happened back there in history to so deeply affect his present situation and his future with the woman he does love.  We meet the hero of the next story in the series, and he’s going to be fun to watch fall.  In all, I had a blast with this story and I’m definitely hooked for the rest of the series.

I own a Kindle edition of The Fugitive.

Available in paperback or for your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle.


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