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Relentless River

(Men of Mercy #6)

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He was Ice.

Sheriff Bo Lawson was everything a retired Marine Special Operations Operator should be. Cold. Calculating. Calm in all situations. He handled terrorists and too drunk locals without blinking, until a couple of dead bodies show up in his small town, throwing his controlled environment into chaos.

She was fire.

Cheri Boudreaux, manager of the local bar, lives her l
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Published February 9th 2017
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Coco.V
Jan 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
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He was Ice.

Sheriff Bo Lawson was everything a retired Marine Special Operations Operator should be. Cold. Calculating. Calm in all situations. He handled terrorists and too drunk locals without blinking, until a couple of dead bodies show up in his small town, throwing his controlled environment into chaos.

She was fire.

Cheri Boudreaux, manager of the local bar, lives her life by one rule – work hard and play ha
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Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
There's another dead body found in Mercy, and Sheriff Bo Lawson vowed to put a stop to it. A former Marine Special Operations Operator, Bo had it bad when he blamed himself for his team's death. Now he would do everything to catch the criminal threatening his town. Even if his lady love was involved.

Cheri Boudreaux managed a local bar that was always a target for trouble. She's got men vying for her attention, but her sight was only focused on one man alone. Cheri was a tempest, with a dark fam
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Dawn
Feb 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As always this is one of my most favorite series of books and Lindsay Cross is one of my favorite authors. This is Bo and Cheri's book, which could be read as a stand alone, but I would recommend reading the entire series.

Bo and Cheri have been doing the push pull of flirting for a few books now and they both have different roles in this dance.

Cheri has a thing for Bo that she wishes she didn't after all of his rejection, but she just can't get her heart to give up. He also is the last man she
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Beyond The Covers Blog
The blurb for this book sounded great.  I mean,  who doesn't like a dark, mysterious brooding hero and a strong feisty heroine?


I liked the book and the storyline  but it seemed everyone knew the H and h had feelings for each other - like the world's worst kept secret! 


The storyline has promise but I found a few holes in it.  Yes,  you don't want every little detail written about but there are some things that need to be mentioned before they are reflected upon at a later date eg when Cheri and B
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Cathy Geha
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Relentless River by Lindsay Cross
Men of Mercy #10

Cheri Boudreaux is one of the strongest female characters I have met in a book recently. She works hard, loves deeply, cares intensely and definitely knows what she wants and that just happens to be Sheriff Bo Lawson. Bo knows that Cheri is the complete opposite in all ways to the women he has been attracted to in the past BUT he does feel a pull…a strong one…to Cheri. The two have been dancing around one another for about a year when things betwe
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Dana Busenbark
Within three chapters of starting this book, I could feel the heat of the flames that are happening. Wow! I'm loving my revisit to the Men of Mercy series in Mercy, Mississippi. This time we get to learn more about Cheri Boudreaux. What is going on with her at 'The Wharf'? What is going on outside, for Sheriff Bo? What is he heading to? What is going on in Mercy? Why is it happening? What is Bo going to do about It? This book is definitely smoking from beginning to end with Bo and Cheri. It is a ...more
Greta Branas
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! This series gets better with every book! You will fall in love with these characters. I loved Cheri she is sassy and strong. Bo try to fight his feelings. But their chemistry was too off the charts! CW and Squirrel had me lol! Can't wait to see who's next! I highly recommend this book and series!! Great job Lindsay Cross!
Rebecca Austin
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Sheriff Bo Lawson is a retired Marine Special Operations Operator where he was known as Ice - calm and collected under pressure. His small town doesn't have much going on until a dead body washes up and the man is connected to a very dangerous man.

Cheri Boudreaux is the manager of the local bar and has a small crush on the Sheriff who keeps giving her tickets for her driving. She lives with her cousin Lamont who protected her in the past from a dangerous situation and the two are super close. Ye
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Sassy Southern
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sheriff Bo Lawson is a retired Marine Special Operations Operator where he was known as Ice - calm and collected under pressure. His small town doesn't have much going on until a dead body washes up and the man is connected to a very dangerous man.

Cheri Boudreaux is the manager of the local bar and has a small crush on the Sheriff who keeps giving her tickets for her driving. She lives with her cousin Lamont who protected her in the past from a dangerous situation and the two are super close. Ye
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Meka L. Rascoe
This one doesn’t actually follow what’s going on with the Men of Mercy and them trying to capture the traitorous “Mr. J," but a few of the characters do show up in this book.

Cheri and Bo have a lot of chemistry, but battle back and forth like cats and dogs. Sometimes it was entertaining, sometimes it was annoying as hell. Cherie wanted to rebel against the way she was raised by her preacher father so bad, she’d break all the rules and laws to do it. Not only that, but her older brother shows up
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Jennifer Pierson
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bo Lawson is a retired Marine Special Operations Operator, who just wants a little order in his life, with a side of peace. So he became the Sheriff in a little, sleepy town, where he could peacefully fish more often. His stellar training in the Marines has made him calm, and collected when handling terrorists, or drunk locals, without blinking. But his sleepy town is thrown into serious chaos when two dead bodies show up. Cheri Boudreaux is the manager of the local bar, who lives her life by on ...more
Debra
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mercy, Mississippi is not your standard "sunshine and roses" setting for a romance novel. But then, Relentless River isn't a standard romance. It is a gritty, suspenseful novel starring Bo Lawson, Sheriff of Mercy, and Cheri Boudreaux, bartender/manager of The Wharf, the only bar in town.
Bo is ex-Special Ops - a no-nonsense type of guy, with a few control issues and a real serious (unrequited) burn for the rebellious Cheri. He is also trying to keep crime at bay, although the number of dead bod
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Nikki Brooks
Oh my!!! Bo may just have his hands full with this firecracker! Bo likes order and discipline. He likes to be charge in the bedroom. Cheri is hot tempered, loudmouthed, mouths off before she thinks and refuses to take orders from a man, never again! She has room for only one man in her life, her cousin Lamont who saved her when she need it and she now sees it as her mission to save him from himself and his bad decisions!!!

Then why oh why does she seem to intentionally flout the law and catch the
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Margaret Watkins
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Relentless River is a fast moving suspenseful novel, that kept this reader on the edge of her chair. The connection between Bo and Cheri is magnetic and one can only feel Bo's frustration with Cheri when she deliberately pushes the boundaries. When danger encroaches, Bo does his best to protect Cheri but makes a mistake with consequences. Bo is certain the Cheri won't want anything further to do with him, but he doesn't take Cheri's heart into account. As a non-American, British English speaker, ...more
Sandy     Crossen
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this book for a voluntary, completely honest, and non-incentivized review.


Relentless River: Men of Mercy, book 10 by Lindsay Cross is my first experience with this series and author. The book has sizzling chemistry, good amount of action, and will keep the reader on the edge of their seats. It grabs the reader’s attention right from the beginning.

Main characters Sheriff Bo Lawson and Cheri Boudreaux were combustible, strong, well developed characters’ reade
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Pat
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lindsay Cross delivers another exciting story! This is the story of Bo Lawson and Cheri Boudreaux. Bo is a retired Marine who becomes Sheriff in a nice, quiet small town. Too bad his luck ran out and it's not quiet anymore!

Bo is strong and sexy and cold as ice. Cheri is feisty and sexy and hot as hell! They are thrown together when their small town becomes dangerous, and they find themselves inexplicably drawn to each other. Of course, it does not help that they are both secretly lusting after e
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Whispers From
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Sheriff and a bartender

Cheri is the manager of the only bar in town. She has had her eye on the Sheriff since she met him. Sheriff Bo Lawson is attracted to Cheri but she is not the kind of woman he usually dates. When a body is found in the river, Bo has to figure out what’s going on in his little town. When a major drug dealer is in town, Cheri’s cousin and only family she has, is somehow involved. Cheri is accidentally shot and Bo realizes his feelings for her and will do anything to prote
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Anne Dodds
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story!

All the Men of Mercy books are awesome and this new one, Bo's story is no exception! If you've read this series then you've seen Bo and Cheri interact before. These two are like oil and water and I loved to watch Cheri get under Bo's skin! He wanted to throttle her so bad! Pulling her over for speeding had me laughing out loud! This book has some intense drama, some laugh out loud moments and some hot sex! There's nothing else you could ask for in a book!

I love this series and Lindsa
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Ginny
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW romance, suspense, heartache and dominate men....what more could you ask for. Bo is the sheriff he lives by the rules, he cares about the law and the people of his down but believes he has seen and lived to much darkness to find happiness and love. Cheri appears carefree, wild and sex driven running from the painful family life. I never guessed some of what happened and was surprised but my respect for her cousin grew. Despite obstacles and pain they find each other and heal many old and new ...more
Victoria
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is great read. This story has secrets, mystery, suspense and hot steamy romance. I was pulled in from the beginning. Cheri is sassy and a strong woman. Bo is sexy alpha that likes to be in control and wants to protect what's his. Bo has been fighting the strong attraction between him and Cheri. When they finally give in the sparks are explosive and the chemistry is off the charts. Can Bo protect Cheri and the town when danger comes to their town? I loved the characters. Great addition ...more
Sony
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finally, the sheriff's story!

I'm so happy to finally get to the sheriff's story! This is the eighth book in "Men of Mercy" series. As much as I looked forward to reading book I was a little disappointed. I know I marked the book as four stars, but it's more like 3 1\2 stars. I don't know if I got a bad edit but some of the scenes didn't add up for me. Things mentioned that I didn't remember reading, sending back to re read parts of the book just left me confused. I liked the characters in this s
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Rhonda Ziglar
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Relentless River by Lindsay Cross.....I loved this book and it had so much suspense and sexy times, it had me flipping pages. This story starts with a bang continues until the last word. I am so in love with Bo, he is a new book boyfriend. Cheri is a beautiful woman that pushes Bo's buttons. I enjoyed seeing this story unfold between Bo and Cheri. If you are looking for an exciting book you need to read this one. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Dawn Herrera
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book it was sexy and hot and you gotta love Bo. Lindsay Cross is extremely talented, her writing is very intriguing and interesting. She gets you very engaged in her books. You get to really know her characters and start to feel what they are going through. I just love all these books and I highly recommend this book. You can read as a stand alone but much better to read the series. Only my opinion.
Angie
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Opposites attract!

Bo is straight-laced and always follows the rules. Cheri is a wild child who hates rules. Each one has a past that shaped who they've become. They both have to give a little to make their relationship work. When bodies start showing up, Bo finds that Cheri and her cousin are involved. Can he save her before it's too late? Another great addition to the Men of Mercy series!
Brneyz
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lindsay Cross books have become an automatic read for me. I know I will not only be entertained but will fall into the story and hate for it to end! This one was just another great ride. Although I love the books based more on the Seals, this one was a good story that brought in some characters seen from some of the other books. I enjoyed it and encourage you to read them all!

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Donna Purcell zappone
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is finally!!!! And he story continues about the Men of Mercy with Sheriff Bo Lawson's story is told.
Another murdered body shows up and Sheriff Lawson has to solve the case.
He also finally gets the nerve up to admit he wants Cheri.
I absolutely loved this book and you will too. Do t think that this can be read as a standalone. You need to read the previous books about the Men of Mercy.
Annette Drewett
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Suspense filled, action packed story. Sheriff Bo Lawson has been attracted to Cheri for a long time. Will he finally act on his feelings or will he manage to let her get away? When danger threatens, can he protect her? This is a great storyline with strong characters who make you want to keep turning the pages to find out what they will do next. I enjoyed Bo’s story.
Linda Newbern
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sheriff Bo Lawson, one of my heroes and definitely a heartthrob since early on in the series. Cheri Boudreaux, a survivor, a fighter and hopeless in love with Bo. The back and forth love between the two is truly a delight to read. This book has been one of my favorites, with the exception of several tragedies.
Superbly written series by Lindsay Cross
Karen
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

This is a good addition to the Men of Mercy, featuring Bo, Sheriff of Mercy, Mississippi, and Cheri Boudreaux, bar manager. It begins with a murder scene, then drops back in time, making outcomes predictable. In spite of that, it ramped up the suspense and kept me reading.
Jacqueline
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an emotional roller coaster. loved the way the book flowed, the excitement of Bo trying to ignore his feelings for Cheri and her trying to interest him. I went through the complete range of emotions while reading Relentless River right from laughter, anticipation, surprise, suspense and tears. Id recommend anyone who likes a romantic suspense to read the Men of Mercy series.
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