Christina Dodd’s latest novel is “Danger in a Red Dress” and it is the finale to not one, but two, of her series. This is the story of the adopted brother Gabriel from ‘Lost Texas Hearts’ who is also the last of the ‘Fortune Hunters’ brothers. This is Dodd at her best in romantic suspense with a story that keeps you reading to find out exactly how the ‘good guys’ will win.
Hannah enjoys her job as a nurse specializing in arthritic patients. She’s also honest and a bit out-spoken, and when a angry heir dislikes her comments after her most recent patient left her a bonus in his will, he uses his influence to deprive her of her livelihood. So when a stfanger offers her a job taking care of his ill-tempered mother, Hannah is relieved. But it’s not long before she’s afraid…and then running for her life.
Gabe finally found all of his adopted sisters and recently he located the last piece of evidence to convince his last step-brother of his paternity. His sisters are wonderful and so are his other step-brothers so when the recently-found one asks a favor, Gabe is inclined to help even before telling him he’s actually a relative. The job? To prove that the angel of innocence in the picture he’s holding is actually and angel of death. So who will Gabe believe–his step-brother or his dream woman?
I knew Gabriel’s story would have to be big…and it is. There’s mystery, suspense, hot sexual tension, and plenty of action. Even knowing the identity of the ‘bad guy’ doesn’t keep the reader from enjoying the chilling journey. The plot is smooth and unfurls beautifully and the characters are real enough to jump off the page. “Danger in a Red Dress” is headed directly for my keeper shelf to nestle with the other books from both series.