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(The Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch #10)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  114 ratings  ·  35 reviews
When a baby goes mising, a Texas marshal and a woman from his past discover there's a whole lot more behind this kidnapping

Holden Ryland certainly didn't become a marshal just to end up busting his ex, Nicky Hart, for taking files from Conceptions Fertility Clinic. But only Nicky knows just what was really stolen: a newborn being held for ransom. A newborn who is kin t
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Published February 21st 2017 by Harlequin Intrigue Large Print
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Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
Delores Fossen has become a must read author for me and this book highlights why. HOLDEN is a very engrossing story filled with fast-paced, non-stop action and intrigue, babies and the possibility of a rekindled romance.

Nicky Hart is an investigative journalist whose single-minded quest for a story has called her ethics into question over time. However the story she's working on at the moment is explosive and very personal and she needs all the help she can get to get to the bottom of it, withou
Paula Brandon
Apr 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Delores Fossen just writes the same story over and over again. However, I've enjoyed her books in the past, and this was no exception. Even though it was all very convoluted and needlessly complicated, it was very fast-paced. The story involves a fertility clinic that seems to be using surrogates to create unplanned pregnancies, and then ransoming the parents to get their own children back! Pretty good plot, actually. Holden Ryland (and his 127 or so brothers and cousins) and Nicky Hart get invo ...more
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quote:

If Beatrice’s eyes narrowed any further, she wouldn’t have been able to see.

My Review:

Holden was fast-paced and action packed with an eventful storyline featuring a multi-layered and cleverly twisted multi-million dollar scheme involving a skeezy fertility clinic, henchmen, local lawmen, the FBI, a senator, a gold digger trophy wife, probable police corruption, kidnappings, murders, blackmail, ransom, explosions, and several shoot-outs. All that and a rekindled romance occurring a
Good addition to the ongoing saga of the Lawmen of Silver Ranch. The action is non-stop from the beginning as Holden and Nicky try to find out who is behind a fertility clinic scam and blackmail scheme. Holden is a US Marshal who has gone to see an ex-girlfriend about her role in an FBI investigation, only to discover that she is in trouble. She is being held by gunmen who want the information she has found. Nicky is an investigative reporter who stumbled across the information while investigati ...more
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: obs
This explosive novel is amazing in complexity and action. While I didn't get to know any of the characters very well, this is definitely a mystery that one reads for the action and suspense. As this is the 10th novel in the series, I had some catching up to do with the all of the Ryland men in law enforcement. The author did a good job of weaving in who each person was without burdening this mystery.

The mystery is appealing partly due to the nature of crimes committed in our culture. The disappe
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
This is a new twist on the unexpected baby trope. Holden and Nicky have a history but not a good one. Seems that Nicky kept information to herself instead of sharing and almost got one of the Ryland men killed. As Nicky and Holden were starting a romance that stopped it in its tracks. Now a baby appears and it will take both Nicky and Holden to get to the bottom of who, what, when and where. The who has a lot of candidates and the other issues add to the twist and turns. A nice addition to the s ...more
Paula Legate
I have really enjoyed the Lawmen of Silver Ranch series. This book had non-stop action from the beginning till the end. It was also a second chance romance between Nicky and Holden. The two kept having to dodge bullets and that is sure to make any relationship grow stronger. This is one of my favorites of the series so far. Excellent book.

Sara Strand
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I can't remember a time when a book I've read recently that started with action from page one, but this one does. A common complaint I've heard about romance novels is that they can be a bit slow to get into and that's absolutely not the case with this one. Immediately we have a hostage situation, a kidnapped baby, missing files, and a hero and heroine with a complicated past but reluctantly forced to work together for a common goal. Admittedly I have read the others in this series but I'm inter ...more
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lots of action in this suspense story taking place in Silver Creek. It involves a greedy operation of rich babies being born by surrogates and being used to get ransom. Holden Ryder's brother and sister in law were killed before their embryo could be used however the embryos were used and twins were born. We get to see Holden and the babies aunt Nicky fight the bad guys and a crazy grandfather!
Books and Spoons
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
From the very first moment, the dangerous gun blazing and deadly incursions start with high intensity that rides through the action filled story. The energy is fierce and the tension is elevated. With multiple possibilities of the bad guys behind the kidnappings and baby extortion, the need to find information is acute but to know if the data is valid or another trap is impossible to find out. The law enforcement is working on double time to gain control of the situation but the case just keeps ...more
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
As with all the rest of the series, if you read one, then you read all of them as they all basically have the same theme:
- Hero & heroine have a past.
- heroine has done something unintentionally that endangered someone in Hero's family & there is bad blood all around (from Hero & his family) and now heroine is running from hired killers and needs Hero's protection.
- 9 out of 10 times there is a baby involved.
- Each story has 3 potential bad guys to route out which if you read one or
Jessica Figueroa
Wow if you are looking for a nonstop action packed thriller then this is for you. I loved that there was so much going on that it made it hard for me to put this book down. I loved that there was enough mystery for me to make my guesses but with each new suspicious character constantly had me changing my mind and then in the end wasn't who I thought it would be. My only problem was that I wish I had read the previous books, because this book would've made a lot more sense to me then. But it does ...more
Carol Risez
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fast-paced. A little far out with all the family members in law enforcement! Good read. Well-edited. Holden Ryland and Nicky Hart.
Sandra Chambers Cunningham
Great Book!

Great Book! “Took you long enough to figure it out,” Gage joked. Then he laughed. Holden tuned him out because he wasn’t done yet. Might never be done when it came to Nicky. “I want it all,” Holden said to her. “Raising the twins—together. Marriage. I’ll even build a white picket fence. Just think about it and give me your answer.” Holden was willing to wait. However long it took, but Nicky didn’t have to think on it for long. “Yes, to raising the twins together. Yes, to the marriage.
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
cute babies on cover. Never miss one of her books
charmaine White
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This one starts with a bang and just keeps getting better.Thrills,suspense and mystery.You'll end up sitting so close to the edge of your seat,you just might fall off.
Mar 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Rating~3-3.5 stars
This was my first book by Delores Fossen, I have read quite a few of romantic suspense from the Harlequin intrigue line but hadn’t yet had the pleasure to read Delores Fossens books.

Nikcy Hart is an investigative reporter and her current assignment has landed her in dark and dangerous waters. While looking into the disappearance of an senator, Nicky ends up finding out that the fertility clinic where her late sister and her husband were clients, had not only implanted her siste
DelAnne Frazee
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Holden - The Lawmen of Sterling Ceek Ranch Book 10
Author: Delores Fossen
Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue
Published: 2-21-2017
Pages: 288
Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense
Sub-Genre: Romance; Crime; Kidnapping; Westerns
ISBN: 9781335720832
Reviewed For NetGalley and Harlequin
Reviewer: DelAnne
Rating: 4.5 Starts

When a baby goes mising, a Texas marshal and a woman from his past discover there's a whole lot more behind this kidnapping…

Holden Ryland certainly didn't become a mars
Monica Cardoza
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the tenth installment in the Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch series and one that was full of surprises. I love that this installment was also full of action and suspense.

Holden and Nicky had some history so when he tried to warn him that she was possibly going to jail for her getting into things she shouldn’t have. But instead of just letting her know he ends up finding her in a very complicated situation and he needed to take matter into his own hands. He needed to make sure that Nicky wa
Lynn Brooks
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
A ring of blackmail and deception makes up the plot of Delores Fossen's latest in The Lawmen of Silver Creek series! We're drawn in quickly and go through twists and turns with them to see if they will get to the bottom of the mystery! If you're a follower of this series, you will have no problem recognizing all of the various characters who come through for back-up ... if you're new to the series, it will seem overwhelming to try to keep all the brothers and cousins straight. Don't even worry a ...more
Mar 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, for-review, kindle
Holden is the 10th book in the Lawmen of Silver Creek series. It's definitely fast paced and a very quick read. The action begins in the first chapter and really doesn't slow down. Nicky is an investigative reporter who finds out her sister's embryo was implanted into a surrogate. She now has a nephew to find. It is also Holden's nephew and he gets involved to help her find the baby.

I did enjoy the mystery. There were a couple of twists that kept it exciting. The ending was a surprise. Unfortuna
Andrea Guy
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Delores Fossen is probably one of the most fabulous writers out there. She writes great contemporary romances and intrigues.

Holden however raises the bar for all writers for the Intrigue line.

There's not a lot romance going on in this book, but the story doesn't require it. Nicky and Holden have a past affair but that really has nothing to do with what's going on, and by that I mean, a missing senator, a shady fertility clinic and embryos that were implanted into surrogates so that when the babi
Margaret Appel
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great Suspense

The Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch are back with Holden's story. Holden's brother Emmett was married to Nicky's sister Annie. Before they died, they'd banked some embryos at a fertility clinic. Nicky, a reporter, has been investigating the clinic in an attempt to locate a missing senator, only to discover someone(s) been stealing embryos, implanting them in surrogates, and then ransoming the resulting babies back to their wealthy families. One of these embryos belonged to Emmett &am
Diana McVicker
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great suspenseful read!! Highly recommend this book.
Elizabeth Mckernan
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book I look forward to reading the others in the series
Maureen Hubley
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great story
Karen Machamer
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: delores-fossen
Yet another great book in this series. Can't wait to start Drury, which is next on my list. Love Delores' books.
Harlequin Books
received 4 stars @ RT Book Reviews
Miniseries: The Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch
Harlequin Books
"The impressive tenth (and possibly last) book in Fossen’s The Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch series is exciting and suspenseful, and the characters are believable and well-drawn. In typical Fossen fashion, the reader will feel as if they are right there amongst the action. The mystery element is intriguing and the romance is hot. This is a good series that has gotten better and better with each new installment" (4 stars @ RT Book Reviews).

Miniseries: The Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is book 10 in this series, don't worry if you haven't read the other ones. They fill in the blanks for you, however you might want to buy the others if you love this one...

In this book, it is about Holden and Nicky. I am not going to say much, I Don't want to give the story away. But if you want a book, that is full of action, suspense, romance and hooks you from the first page till the last this book is for you.... If you love HOT Lawmen this book is so for you...

Holden and Nicky, do stea
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