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Sunday, April 2, 2023

My Thoughts - Targeted in the Desert Author: Dana Mentink


About the Book

Book: Targeted in the Desert

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release date: March 28, 2023

Family secrets have Felicia Tennison, and the sister she never knew existed, on the run. Someone is after them, and Felicia will have to turn to someone she never wanted to see again for help—her ex. Sheriff Jude Duke vows to protect them as they race to uncover why the little girl is a target. But the search to find the answers could cost them their futures.


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About the Author

Dana Mentink is a USA TODAY and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author. She’s written more than forty mystery and suspense novels for Love Inspired Suspense, Harvest House, and Poisoned Pen Press. She is honored to have received two ACFW Carol Awards, a Holt Medallion Award, and a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. Please visit her on the web at to sign up for her newsletter, or find her on Twitter, Facebook and Bookbub.


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At last! We’ve arrived at the final book in the Desert Justice series! It seems like just yesterday I was finishing book one, about cousin Beckett Duke who was falsely imprisoned. Then we met cowboy Levi and his twin Willow, dog lover Austin, donkey rescuer Nora and FINALLY sheriff Jude Duke gets his story! I am a fan of a hero with some miles under his belt, aren’t you? Could it be because I’ve got more than a few under mine? Ending this series is bittersweet because I am thrilled that the Dukes all received their happy endings, but I’ll miss writing about their adventures in Death Valley. Hope you’ll come along on my next series. (Could be there are bloodhounds in our fictional future!)

God bless!

My Thoughts 

Targeted in the Desert is written by Dana Mentink. This is the last book in the Desert Justice Series. While this can be read as a stand alone book you’ll want to get to know the whole crazy Duke Crew. I’m so thrilled that Jude got the final story. He wasn’t my favorite in previous books so it was nice to get underneath that tough exterior 

Felicia is Jude’s sister, Nora’s best friend. We saw her in Nora’s story. Felicia was adopted at a young age and finds out that she has a sister. She also finds out that someone wants to eliminate them both. She gets a packet asking to meet from an anonymous source. She has no idea what to expect while she is driving there. However in route to meet the anonymous person there’s an accident. That’s where everything goes south. 

Jude himself was on the way to the coffee shop when he sees the accident. He does not believe that it was a coincidence. However with the history that Felecia and he have he knows he can’t be the one that watches over them. He broke up with her for several reasons. He then finds out Felecia has a sister that needs help. 

Suddenly we’re taken on a wild adventure. Jude wants to make sure that both Felecia and Gracie are safe. They try to stay two steps ahead of the bad guy but trouble keeps finding them. 

The author has a way of bringing you into the story within the first few pages. She will keep your heart pumping with adrenaline through the non stop action. While I’m sad to see this series end, the finale might be my favorite. 

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

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To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

(If the winner is outside the U.S., then he or she will receive an eBook.)

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Targeted in the Desert, this sounds like an exciting story and I am looking forward to reading it myself