Rylee Monroe, a dogwalker in Charleston's wealthiest neighborhood, never feared the streets at night. But now a thief is terrorizing the area and worse, someone seems to be targeting her. Reporter Logan Woods is covering the break-ins with the hope of publishing them as a true-crime book. The more he digs, the more he realizes this beguiling dogwalker seems to be at the center of everything.As danger draws ever closer, Logan must choose: Chase the girl, the story, or plunge into the shadows after the villain who threatens everything?
Beguiled continues another current trend in Christian Fiction, the collaboration of two authors to produce a story which highlights their writing specialties. Deeanne Gist is well known for her excellent historical romances and J. Mark Bertrand is soon to debut on his own, with a crime novel. The collaboration results in a contemporary romantic mystery that is entertaining and intriguing but lacks the fast paced action I personally prefer in my suspense novels. Lovers of a good mystery will enjoy this tale that takes the reader on a tour of the streets of Charleston and into the lives of dogwalker Rylee and Logan, dedicated reported and avid dog fearer. Beguiled is nicely done and I certainly enjoyed walking the streets of Charleston with Rylee and her hounds!
With thanks to Bethany House for my review copy
Relz Reviewz Extras
Reviews of A Bride in the Bargain, Courting Trouble, Deep in the Heart of Trouble and A Bride Most Begrudging
Interview with Deeanne
Visit Deeanne's website and blog
Visit Mark's blog
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