One triplet has been murdered. One triplet finds the body. And now one triplet is under suspicion.
Zara Hart is desperate to save her innocent sister and needs the help of her ranch’s new owner, a man she can’t afford to be emotionally involved with.
Under orders to keep a low profile, navy SEAL Jake Thompson shouldn’t investigate a murder case.
But he won’t let Zara lose her life searching for justice.
Titles in the Covert Cowboy Soldiers series include — The Lost Hart Triplet —♥— Small Town Vanishing —♥— One Night Standoff —♥— Shot in the Dark —♥— Casing the Copycat —♥—
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: The Lost Hart Triplet
Series: Covert Cowboy Soldiers #1
Author: Nicole Helm
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published: September 27, 2022
Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue
My Rating: 4.5 stars
The Lost Hart Triplet begins the Covert Cowboy Soldiers series and if Zara and Jake’s story is any indication of what is to come we are in for quite an amazing journey with this new series.
While I try very hard to only give spoiler-free reviews, I have to say it’s going to be difficult this time to not say something I shouldn’t. I got so wrapped up in The Lost Hart Triplet. There is so much more to this story than what the cover description gives you – the underlying animosity between Zara and Jake (and all of the brothers really) is so intense that you could feel it flowing off of the page. The tensions between the triplet sisters are obvious at first but it won’t be long before those reasons come to light. With the gruesome discovery of one triplet’s dead body events are going to start moving at a fast pace, and your emotions are going to be involved from the start. There are twists and surprises that you will not see coming until they hit you like a brick – and when a story can catch me off-guard like this, well, I’m only going to enjoy it more. The villain is as vile as they come and the reasons are totally unexpected. I absolutely loved this story for all of those reasons and so many more that I cannot mention in order to remain spoiler-free.
The Lost Hart Triplet is well-written, the plot intriguing, the danger obvious, and the characters are as real to life as I’ve ever read. The secondary characters add so much to Jake and Zara’s story and bring a deeper feeling of reality as well. Some, I’m sure, we’re going to see again further along in the series. I loved this couple, as prickly as they were when everything starts (for understandable reasons) slowly, steadily they’ll let their guards down and then the emotions come through loud and clear. I’m fascinated by so many small clues we were given for some of these characters which makes the wait for their own story to be told a rather impatient feeling (on my part anyway).
If you love a good, solid Romantic Suspense with believable characters, a few puzzles to figure out, and a couple to root for from the very beginning then you’ll want to pick up this first story in the Covert Cowboy Soldiers series soon. You won’t be disappointed, at all.
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