Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for Brooke by Ronie Kendig, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
About the Book
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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Other Books in Series
Whew, I always seem to need to take a breather to get my heart back down into my chest after finishing a Ronie Kendig read, and this one wasn’t any different. This isn’t the easiest series to read as it deals with a monster of a topic human and sex trafficking, but the notes and extras at the end are very clear in that the author hopes to use this series to call attention to the beast and garner support for those who are actively fighting the battle. Because while these stories themselves may be fiction, human trafficking and the horrors captives face are not. As I believe I stated in my review for the last book in this series, I wasn’t a fan of the “almost cursing” that was found throughout, although I think it might have been slightly toned down in this one. But it was definitely still present. The author does not shy away from some more difficult content (see warning below), but it makes sense given the topic. In order to remain authentic and shed light on how dark the reality is, not everyone can remain untouchable. But that’s also what grips our hearts and fuels the anger to do more. If we can do that for a fictional character, how much more for someone who is real?
An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat, page-turner series that will make your blood boil and your heart race, this is a series you won’t want to miss.
*I received a copy of this book through JustRead Tours. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
**content warning: there is a rape mentioned of both an adult and child, however both are off-page and I think handled as sensitively as could be under the circumstances.
About the Author
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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(1) winner will receive the entire signed set of The Metcalfes paperbacks!
Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight February 15, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 22, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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Great review, Becca! I have loved every book in this series. I can’t wait to read this one. They are tough in subject matter, but they are so well written and engaging.
thanks! Hope you get to read it soon 🙂