Contemporary Romance

ARC Review: Wind River Undercover – Lindsay McKenna (Wind River Valley #9)

Rating 4 Stars

What’s the book about?
Hide in plain sight.

For native Guatemalan Ana Navarro, nothing is more satisfying than capturing drug traffickers for the  U.S. DEA. Her career has always been her focus, but just as she’s beginning to yearn for something more, she’s given a brand-new assignment with DEA agent Gabe Whitcomb. In his well-worn Stetson and boots, he’s part cowboy and part law enforcement, a combination Ana finds irresistibly sexy. But desire has no place on a job as dangerous as this one, because the drug lord they’re after is the violent fugitive who killed her father . . .
Gabe’s worked some treacherous assignments in the past, but this one raises every alarm—and not just because his partner is a gorgeous woman with the grace of a cat and a sniper’s deadly aim.  He and Ana are being sent to the Wind River Valley where he grew up—and where his adoptive parents still own a ranch just eighty miles from the Elson family, who have been recruited into the ruthless Gonzalez cartel.  Posing as new ranch-owners and ingratiating themselves with the Elsons to uncover evidence, Ana and Gabe can only fight the heat flaring between them until they realize that building a life together, here in Wind River, is worth risking everything for…

My Review
I’ve been in a romantic suspense mood lately and this was a great addition! It’s got so many great aspects of the romantic suspense genre – cowboys, law enforcement, drug cartels, undercover work and more! Although even with all those aspects, I felt it was quite light on the suspense so if you like storylines that have a bit of thrill and action to them without being too heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat then I highly recommend checking this book out.

I haven’t read a Lindsay McKenna book before but I thoroughly enjoyed her writing style and would love to pick up more from this series. While I love a good storyline, I really enjoy stories that center on complex, intricate characters and that’s exactly what you get in this one. All of the characters were clearly established and the relationship between the hero and heroine developed wonderfully. Both had strong personalities but they balanced each other out and made the storyline so much more.

I really enjoy that I didn’t need to have read the previous books in the series to follow along on this one. However, after reading this one I’m keen to get a few more of her books!

Disclaimer: Thank you to Kensington Books and Netgalley for the arc in exchange for an honest review.

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