Review: Cold Sweat by J.S. Marlo

Cold Sweat  by J.S. Marlo
Series:  Heart and Endurance Series (# 1)
Release Date:   November 28, 2013
Publisher:  Breathless Press
Pages: 146
Source: book provided by publisher for review



Can they conquer the mountains and the past in time to save Hope?

Seventeen-year-old Hope Craig is deaf and training hard to make the biathlon Olympic Team. But when she is kidnapped from the groomed trails and taken into a remote cabin in the mountains, she must battle more than the elements to survive.

On the hunt for her daughter’s abductor, Colonel Amelia Matheson enlists the help of Richmond Morgan, a local sheriff who once hurt her. To find Hope, Sheriff Morgan and Colonel Matheson must untangle a web of secrets, including their own.

Using her wits and skills, Hope sets out to escape the mountains and save the man her mother had sent to rescue her—a man who is not who he appears to be.


Review:  This was a fast paced romantic suspense that had a lot of action and adventure.  Set in the mountains of Montana there is a lot of intrigue along with kidnappings, shootings and murder and a ski team training for the Olympic trials.  There are many plots to the story and they are all intertwined and we are fed information bit by bit.

Hope, or Quest as she prefers to be called, is a young woman wise beyond her years plus she was born deaf.  Due to her mom and grandfather’s military training she has been taught survival skills and she put them to good use.  Keeping her wits about her she was able to remember what she’d been taught and knew when to push and when to lay low. She was also always aware of her surroundings.  Seeing her child’s side was heartwarming when she found her duck, Tango. Her mom worked alongside her former boyfriend from many years ago to solve her kidnapping.  Seeing her and her team plus Rich and his team gather clues and process the information was remarkable.

There were friends and coworkers, bad guys, lots of workers at the ski resort where most of the story takes place, sadness, fear, tears, happiness, laughter and love.  There was nice closure and several happily ever afters that were unexpected but an epilogue would have been nice to tie up the parts of the story with the criminal elements.  I didn’t realize I was at the end of the book on my Nook until I turned the page and I saw  “Biography” which gave information on the author.

Marlo is a new to me author and I look forward to reading the continuation of this series as well as her other books.  I will definitely add her to my always growing TBR pile.

Favorite Quote:  A gasp of astonishment died in her throat.  “Tango?  What are you doing in Sheriff Morgan’s pocket?”