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Mr. Serious

(Mystery Christmas #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  91 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Duty and danger bring an alpha hero to Mystery, Montana

Waylon Fitzgerald had a life of adventure all planned out--one that did not include returning to his family's ranch to bring his missing ex-wife into custody for murder. With so much bad blood between them, the sexy military police officer understands why his ex's sister, Christina Bell, hates him. And yet he
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 19th 2017 by Harlequin Intrigue Larger Print
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Mystery is a town in Montana, a town which is living up to its name in this romantic suspense which begins with Waylon Fitzgerald returning from duty as a military police officer to help with the search for his ex-wife, Alli, who is wanted for murder! He’s managed to hitch a lift in a helicopter and his arrival certainly leaves a somewhat negative impression on Christina Bell, the sister of his missing ex-wife, as the down draught results in Winnie, her niece she is guardian of, being accidental ...more
Paula Brandon
Sep 11, 2018 rated it did not like it
Following on from the events in Ms Calculation, in which Alli Fitzgerlad has taken off for parts unknown after committing a couple of murders, her ex-husband Waylon Fitzgerald returns to the family ranch to look for her. He immediately butts heads with Christine Bell, Alli's sister. She hates him because he never cared about her sister. Or something. He also doesn't show immediate fawning adoration for his daughter, 2-year old Winnie.

But that could have something to do with the fact that HE DOES
Books and Spoons
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: earc
Mr. Serious takes us back to Mystery, Montana where the murder investigations take a new turn, as Waylon Fitzgerald come home to help his brother to find his ex-wife who is the suspect in the murders of two women.
I liked Waylon, he made it easy to relate to him and admire him with his sensible look of life, his kindness and humbleness were outstanding. He is a take-charge kind of man, yet he can follow the rules and take direction. He's flexible and protective, he has a good sense of humor and a
Good book. Waylon has taken some time off his job as an army MP to return to Mystery, Montana. He is on a mission to help find and apprehend his ex-wife, who is wanted for murder. Then he will go back to his regular life, away from the monotony of ranch life. The first people he sees when he arrives are the adorable toddler, Winnie, and her guardian, his ex's sister Christina. Christina seems to despise him, but there's also an undercurrent of attraction.

Alli made Christina Winnie's guardian bef
Dec 03, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romantic suspense readers
Waylon returns home to a mess. His ex-wife Alli is wanted for murder, yet nobody can locate her. To add to matters, Alli’s sister Christina is giving him the stink eye, his family is hiding something from him, and strange things are happening around the ranch that are pointing to danger for Christina’s niece Winnie.

I didn’t realize there was a book before this one when I picked it up. While I didn’t have a problem following the dynamics in general, if I had read book one, I may have had a coupl
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Mr. Serious picks up after Ms. Calculation, and introduces Waylon Fitzgerald. His ex-wife Alli escaped after committing several murders, and he has come to see if he can help. As a military MP, he has the background to help out his brother Wyatt with the investigation. When he returns home to Dunrovin Ranch, he meets Alli’s sister Christina and her ward (and his secret daughter), Winnie. Waylon does not understand why Christina dislikes him, but they agree to work together to try and find Alli b ...more
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this story!! Enjoyed Christina's & Waylons relationship as it grew, and how it becomes one of understanding and needing to protect Winnie.

Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Waylon and Christina don't seem to match much. I loved the story but I did not like Christina. I could not understand her or relate to her. I liked Waylon though. I loved the writing style.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Sep 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: used
DNF Gave up at 68.
Actually skimmed the whole thing 2/2020.
1.5 stars. No Christmas that i could find.
Kym Grime
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Amber Daulton
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In the second book in the Mystery Christmas series, Waylon Fitzgerald comes home to Montana to search for missing ex-wife, Alli. As a military policeman at Fort Bragg, he knows a thing or two about investigations but the first thing he does when he arrives at his family’s ranch is anger Christina Bell, Alli’s sister and a woman’s he’s never met.
Christina is hurt, angry, and confused over her sister’s actions. Alli killed two people in the previous book and now she’s on the run from the police.
Kathy Wideman
This is the second book in the series and they should be read in order. Waylon Fitzgerald is a military police officer and his life is the military. Now he finds himself on the way to his family’s ranch to help find his ex-wife and bring her to justice. Christina Bell is Waylon’s ex-sister-in-law and she and his family has a huge secret. Christina is the guardian on Winnie, her sister’s daughter. Waylon doesn’t know that Winnie is his daughter and when he finds out things could go from bad to wo ...more
Aug 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Waylon Fitzgerald’s life plans did not include returning to his family’s ranch to help search for Allie, his ex-wife. Yet, here he is doing just that. Her murder spree and disappearance has shaken the town and his family to the core. Allie’s sister, Christina, adds to Waylon’s tension but not necessarily in a bad way. Then he finds out he has a daughter, a secret everyone in his family kept from him. Nothing about his visit appears to include any positivity, except his daughter, Winnie.

As Waylo
Virginia Martin
Sep 08, 2019 rated it liked it
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Lynn Brooks
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hunting a killer! With the second book in her Mystery Christmas series, Danica Winters brings us Waylon Fitzgerald’s story. He left home years ago to lead an exciting life of danger in the military, but current circumstances have him heading home to find some answers. We pick up with the mystery of the murders on or around Dunrovin Ranch, and trying to catch the murderer. Looking forward to more from this family!

Military police officer Waylon Fitzgerald left Mystery, Montana and his family behin
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I recieved ths book free as an advance reader. I really enyoyed the the book. It set a fast pace and the action just kept growing. This is the second book in the Mystery Montana series. The Fizgerald family have a Dude Rance called dunroven run by their mother Eloise. Alot of the action takes place in and around it. Son Waylon is in the Military police and has no desire to return to the ranch. But a phone call asking him to come home and help find his exwife who is missing and accused of murder ...more
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sparks fly as an Army MP meets his ex-sister-in-law.

The military had everything Waylon wanted, or thought he wanted. When he returns home to help his brother investigate the disappearance of Waylon's ex-wife, he has no idea he'll meet Christina, the ex-sister-in-law who will turn his life upside down and Winnie, her adorable niece.

This is a great book for readers who don't want a story heavy on the suspense and mystery. The characterizations are excellent, well developed and very believable. The
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library, christmas
Working for the military police, Waylon Fitzgerald was experienced with investigations and keeping the peace, so he took a week off to help in the search for his ex-wife, Alli, who was wanted for murder. He made quite an entrance, arriving by helicopter on his family's ranch. Unfortunately, that caused an accident for little Winnie. Her aunt and guardian, Christina, already didn't think much of Waylon, but that just made her dislike him even more. As Waylon and Christina worked together searchin ...more
Sep 21, 2017 rated it liked it
The tension continues along with the manhunt (or woman hunt, in this case) with Waylon returning home to Runrovin Ranch to assist his brother Wyatt. Waylon is a tough guy, a dedicated military lawman. He is fiercely protective of his adoptive parents and brothers but loves his independence.
He also has appreciation for a beautiful woman and, as it turns out, a soft spot for a certain child.

You may appreciate this book more if you read the series from the beginning but it can be read as a stand al
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it

Christina Bell’s first impression of Waylon Fitzgerald lies on the negative scale. She isn’t impressed with him at all in the opening scenes. Yet that doesn’t stop her from noticing the man’s solid, masculine physique. Waylon is back home in Mystery, Montana, to help find his ex-wife who has disappeared after allegedly murdering a woman. Clues turn up which provides Christina, Waylon and Wyatt vital information. Somewhere along the lines of finding her sister, things between Waylon and Christina
Linda Quick
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! This a quick moving story that has Waylon returning home to the ranch for a visit after his ex-wife was implicated in murder, when he realizes that everyone is keeping a secret from him....that he has a daughter that he never knew about. His ex had made her sister, Christina, his daughter's guardian.

While searing for his ex-wife, other secrets are revealed and the possibility of a new romance tantalizes him, without knowing if Christina reciprocates his attraction. Add in the s
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mr. Serious 4/5 Stars

That's not much I can really openly say about this book, since it is a direct continuation from book 1. But I really did enjoy the story. The only thing that I wasn't so hooked on was the main selling point of the plot. One of the biggest things on the back of the book that made me want to read was the fact that little Winnie went missing. And here's the thing... she didn't go missing till like 4 chapters till the end, and she was found a chapter after going missing. I thoug
Kelly Knapp
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romance, suspence, and cozy readers.
Recommended to Kelly by: Walmart
Interesting mysteries mixed with formula romance writing makes most of these intrigues 5 stars. While not high literature, they help us relax and think about others' problems knowing the ending will be happy.

Waylon is a military policeman who loves the adventure afforded with the military but when his ex disappears after a killing spree, he returns home determined to find her and bring her to justice. But her sister is already there and her disdain for him is obvious, especially considering he i
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
I really wanted to like this book, especially since it's a signed gift from the author, but it just didn't click with me. The plot and the romance seemed to be running in different directions.

Nobody comes out likable; the Hero's mom doesn't bother to tell him about his kid for almost three years. The brother is an incompetent cop. I find it a bit creepy to moon at your ex-wife's sister, but our couple gets it on within days and are engaged within the week.

The big test of a romance for me is tha
Reckless Readers
Mr. Serious picks up following Ms. Calculation and the crazy chaotic search continues and leaves us with more questions than answers.

Waylon Fitzgerald is this take charge army guy who doesn't know how to not be the hero. Christina Bell is this sweet strong girl whose main priority is her niece Winnie. Their chemistry is hot and cold and at times you have no idea if they love or hate each other. I was shocked that when Waylon found out what everyone was hiding that he wasn't more upset/angry.

Michelle Fidler
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book, the second in the series. Mystery, Montana, is the setting. Interesting name! When they talked about the killer, the phrase "psycho killer" came to mind. Having a kid in the book, Winnie, made it stand out from other books of this type. I liked Winnie. Since it's a romance, there is some conflict between Waylon and Christina, especially since she thinks he doesn't want to stick around; he's used to a more exciting life as a military policeman. Would ranch life offer him anyt ...more
Toth Jo-Ann
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In this story you get a few surprises. You meet Waylon. Another one of the Fitzgerald children. As in the previous story we had briefly met Christine Bell who had a secret from Waylon and it was a humdinger. As in the 1st book we are find out more things that have been secrets in the town that will keep the pages turning plus there are other secrets that will be revealed. Talked keeping those pages turning this series will definitely do that. There is a few more to come after this book and they ...more
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: harlequin, netgalley

Outstanding holiday romance! This one is loaded with romance and intrigue:)

This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
Linda Romer
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
Mr. Serious was a good read. Winnie is a doll and I enjoyed Waylon and Christina. A solid plot with an exciting ending. I'm looking forward to reading more from this Author.

I give Mr. Serious 4 stars for its exciting story.
I would recommend this book to Adults.
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a continuation of the mystery that was started in Ms. Calculation. This was quick, suspenseful read that was made even better by a cute little girl. It was also great to see Christina's opinion change towards Waylon as she sees what a great guy he is. ...more
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Danica Winters is an Amazon bestselling author who has won multiple awards for writing books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and occasionally a touch of magic. Most recently, Danica was the winner of the Paranormal Romance Guild’s Paranormal Romantic Suspense Book of the Year Award and Chanticleer Media’s Paranormal Book of the Year for her novel Montana Must ...more

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