ARC Review: Colton by Blood by Melissa Cutler

Posted August 2, 2013 by Angela in Reviews / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Colton by Blood by Melissa Cutler
Colton by Blood
by Melissa Cutler

4 Stars


Released: August 6, 2013
Series: The Coltons of Wyoming #2
Published by Harlequin
Pages: 288
Format: ARC


“Colton Blood has a good murder mystery, plenty romantic and sexy with a dash of foodie.” ~ Under the Covers

Colton Blood is part two of a six book series by Harlequin called Coltons in Wyoming. I have to say that usually, I do not read out of order. Being that Ms. Cutler wrote this installment, I just had to take the plunge. I’m glad I did because it was a great read.  Colton Blood has a good murder mystery, plenty romantic and sexy with a dash of foodie.

Levi is not Ms. Cutler’s typical hero. Gone is the rich and dangerous hero, and here comes the “good doctor”. He is kind, honorable and sweet but still every bit a sexy hero. Don’t let the good boy persona fool you though, he is also as protective , and he has a dark side to him. After so many years of being away from his home town, Levi comes back to help with his estranged biological father with his illness. Why would he even give the man who wouldn’t claim him as his own?

Well, like I said, he’s a good guy. There, he meets Kate who is the pastry chef in the Colton house hold.  She had lost loved ones recently , and she is trying to pay off some major debts. I think she’s cute and sweet.  I love that Kate paid attention to detail especially with her pastries.  But what I love most about her character, and I guess this goes for Levi as well, is that they are survivors. Despite the difficulties life has given them, they had stayed strong. They didn’t dab on stupid decisions or actions they would regret later, like I said…strong.  I love that they were hot for each other and just went with it. No angst or third party, just two consenting adults who wants to try things out. Ms. Cutler did a great job pairing them up

The conflict of this story is the murder mystery and family drama. There have been murders, threats and a kidnapped baby that was never found. It was fun trying to decipher the scenes and characters to guess whom the perpetrator is.  This book is a stand alone, and you do get a happy ending for this couple however, there is an unsolved mystery. I’m assuming readers will find out by the last installment of the series which I will most likely read so I can find out “whodunit”.

*ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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About Melissa Cutler

Melissa Cutler knows she has the best job in the world, dividing her time between her dual passions for writing sexy contemporary romances and edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense for Harlequin, Penguin, and Kensington Books.

She was struck at an early age by an unrelenting travel bug and is probably planning her next vacation as you read this. When she's not globetrotting, she's enjoying Southern California's flip-flop wearing weather and wrangling two rambunctious kids.

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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Thanks for the review Angela!

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Thanks Timitra. ~Angela