Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
This is my favorite of the stories so far in the Stallion Ridge series. Cody Moore has been the little brother of the sheriff’s office in Stallion Ridge, more likely to get a pat on the head than a pat on the back for his efforts. He is treated like he’s fragile after recovering from the lamia attack. This isn’t helped at all after he is blindsided by the death of his best friend, especially since he’s the one that found him. So, when Wade’s family shows up to do their own investigation into his death, Cody has to fight to be included. I absolutely loved how Cody’s character develops in this book. Not only do we get to learn more about him, but we get to see him grow into his new normal AND fall head over heels for the mysterious man he is helping with the investigation. All of this is happening while the thefts of shifters bodies with magical properties continue to plague the area. Maddox continues to bring in unique shifters as well as the western theme she has now perfected in this series. Some more of these are revealed in this story. We get to see all of our favorite characters, including Marybell whose timely comment is actually the perfect moment of diplomacy. Yep. Our little spitfire, Marybell. These books keep getting better and better and I am truly looking forward to the next one.