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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

My Thoughts - Brooke Series: The Metcalfes #4 Author: Ronie Kendig

 Brooke JustRead Blog + Review Blitz

Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for Brooke by Ronie Kendig, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book


Title: Brooke

Series: The Metcalfes #4

Author: Ronie Kendig

Publisher: Task Force Press

Release Date: February 6, 2023

Genre: Clean with faith elements, Romantic Suspense

Prioritizing career over family cost Brooke Metcalfe Mulroney everything—her relationship with her siblings, her marriage, her children. Written off by her family, she delves deeper into her work. Until a life-altering moment offers a chance at something she didn’t know she wanted—redemption. But her self-centered ways nip at her heels as she goes on the lam to do what she knows is right.

Former Special Forces operator and founder of MiLE, Cord Taggart wages war on human trafficking by taking the violence to the wicked, determined to never again let an innocent die because he did nothing. But maybe he’s bitten off more than he can chew this time as he works to track down New York City high-powered attorney Brooke Metcalfe, who is MIA. Then there’s her brothers who have threatened to chase him into the afterlife should he fail.

Tricky are the hours as Cord negotiates many battles: freeing the captives, demolishing the Trench that has made millions off the skin-trade industry, and his growing, deep-rooted feelings for the bombshell in her highfalutin tower. Brooke must put her life—and heart—in the hands of the thick-skulled operator.

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About the Author

Ronie Kendig

Ronie Kendig is a bestselling, award-winning author of over thirty books. She grew up an Army brat, and now she and her Army-veteran husband have returned to their beloved Texas after a nearly ten-year stint in the Northeast. They survive on Sonic runs, barbecue, and peach cobbler that they share--sometimes--with Benning the Stealth Golden. Ronie's degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of intense, raw characters.

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“[Do] you know what happened, how you were injured?” the nurse asked.

“I …” She swallowed, remembering how close she’d come to getting caught. “A-a car. I was hit by a car. There …” Telling them she was being chased would only draw authorities, and she’d already tried that once. “I guess … I just wasn’t paying attention.”

“We will get X-rays.” The nurse tapped into a device as she noted the vitals—and that’s when Brooke noticed her name badge read Min in Mandarin.

To thwart the pain in her back, Brooke shifted—pain exploded through her side. Crying out, she stiffened.

“But first something for the pain,” the nurse said in faltering English. “Is there someone you want us to contact?”

“I—” Cradling her side and screwing up her face bought her a moment to think. Mark and the girls weren’t talking to her.

Her brothers …

“You absolutely cannot tell them.” Mazin’s voice reverberated across her conscience.

“No …” She had no one to help her. Not anymore. Yet a pair of steel gray eyes argued with that. Pleaded with her to call him, much like the dozen voicemails. “No. I’m alone.” She had endangered the kids and her relationship with Mazin, so bringing Cord Taggart into it would only make things worse.

My Thoughts

Brooke is written by Ronie Kendig. This is book 4 in the Metcalfes series. I have not read the other books. I was able to follow along. This is a non stop action suspense book that does explore the dark world of human trafficking.

The book focuses more on the labor aspect of human trafficking. There are some deep dark things that go on with this book. The author handles this topic well and there is a disclaimer in the front of the book forewarning readers.

Brooke isn’t like her brothers. She has prioritized her career over family. She finds herself in a mess of trouble while she has been seeking out children who are missing. She is a tough broad and stubborn. She will not go down without a fight.

Cord Taggert is former special ops. He’s now in charge of MiLE. They focus on trafficking. He was reached out to by Brooke’s assistant when she hadn’t returned back home. He knows she’s going to be mixed up with some dark stuff trying to help.

This book is full of non stop action. There are some intense scenes that had me turning pages quickly. The author has done a phenomenal job in tackling this heavy subject.

Thank you to the author, publisher and JustRead Publicity Tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book. All thoughts are my own

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1 comment:

  1. Excellent review, Connie! Ronie Kendig is one of my favorite authors.