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Rough Rider

(Whitehorse, Montana: The McGraw Kidnapping #3)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  221 ratings  ·  41 reviews
He was sure he could handle one petite PI with an attitude—but he’ll need her help to solve the secret of his missing sister and outwit a ruthless killer

His family never fully recovered from the kidnapping of his siblings decades ago. Now Boone McGraw finally has a lead on his missing sister’s location, but it means working with feisty private investigator C.J. Knight. D
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2017 by Harlequin Intrigue
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May 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, mystery-cozy
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

B.J. Daniels is one of the best cowboy-mystery writers I have read. Unfortunately, this book, and the whole series, doesn't live up to that. I just don't have much positive to say about "Rough Rider". The plot was predictable, the H/h didn't make me believe in their romance, what there was of it and the resolution to the whole 25-year old kidnapping was a fizzle.

Our Hero for "R
Paula Brandon
Oct 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Boone McGraw travels to Butte, Montana, to follow a new lead provided to his family from private investigator, Hank Knight. But when he arrives, he discovers that Hank has been killed in a hit-and-run accident. Hank's PI partner is C.J. West, and she's determined to find Hank's killer. She doesn't want to believe that Hank was killed over his knowledge about what really happened with the McGraw kidnapping 25 years prior, but it begins to look more and more like that and she and Boone follow the ...more
Rating: 4.5/5 rounded up to 5/5

This is the third and concluding story in this romantic suspense trilogy and it is important to read the earlier two books to really appreciate this as the stories relate events in chronological order. They are all concerned with the search for the McGraw fraternal twins who were only six months old when they were kidnapped twenty-five years ago. Their father believes they are still alive and keeps them in the news every anniversary of their disappearance. This yea
Donna Repsher
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rough Rider is the third and final installment in B.J. Daniels' Whitehorse, Montana: The McGraw Kidnapping trilogy, and I've been thoroughly enjoying this series so far. If this is the first book in the series you're reading, let me warn you that it's complicated, and although this novel can be read as a standalone, I suggest you start the beginning, to fully understand how the characters relate to one another and how the mystery of the kidnapping of the 6-month-old McGraw twins has driven the p ...more
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-arc
Reviewed @ Thoughts By Tash
Review copy kindly provided by the author in exchange for a honest review

Whilst this is the third book in the series and things are heating up with the arc for the series . It can be read standalone as Daniels does brush over the previous events. In the last and final instalment, Boone McGraw tries to solve the case finally of the Mc Graw Kidnapping with the help of a PI who is determined to get under his skin and triumph.

Twenty five years has passed and whilst some
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Boone McGraw and C.J. Knight are on a collision course and don't know it. Both are looking for answers; C.J. to the murder of her partner and Boone hoping to find his sister kidnapped twenty-five years ago. It takes some time but their two investigations come together into one as C.J. learns about secrets her partner kept from her and someone from the past tries to kill both Boone and C.J. A nice ending to the series but there are still characters who need their story. This was a three book seri ...more
Good conclusion to the series. Boone has been given a mission by his father. Go to Butte and find PI Hank Knight and find out what he knows about who kidnapped Boone's twin siblings twenty-five years ago. But when Boone arrives, he discovers that Hank is dead, killed in a hit-and-run accident. Or was it? Hank's partner, CJ Knight, is convinced that Hank was murdered.

CJ is determined to find out who killed Hank and why. She doesn't have the time or inclination to deal with a cowboy who has his ow
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The fast-paced, action-packed, romantic conclusion to The McGraw Kidnapping Trilogy!

“His lips brushed over hers. She let out a sigh of relief and joy and pleasure. He pulled her tighter against him, taking her mouth with his own. She melted into him and the kiss, heart pounding, desire sparking along her nerve endings like a string of lit dynamite.”

Rough Rider by B.J. Daniels is the consummate finale to the author’s McGraw Kidnapping trilogy. It’s the perfect blend of titillating suspense and r
Adria (Musings and Reviews)
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* A copy of this book was and provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. All conclusions are my own responsibility and I was not compensated for this review.

What’s it About? Finally after years of unanswered questions, Boone McGraw has a lead on his missing sister’s location, unfortunately that means he has to work with private i
Jessica Figueroa
If your just starting here I suggest you check out the previous books so that you can catch up to this one

Boone McGraw twin siblings where kidnapped many years ago and its been more then 20 years since then and now more information has been surfaced. Still with the hopes of finding one of the missing twins Boone seeks out a private investigator C.J. for help. After a suspicious hit and run that killed her partner, C.J. has been on a mission to find out who was behind it starting with finding o
Kristen Johnson
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it

Rough Rider sucks you in to the mystery from page one. A search for a kidnapped child decades later, a PI whose death is sketchy, and so much more to dive right into.

Boone wants nothing more than to solve the mystery of his siblings kidnapping, with part of the story out there, and a few hints at more, he's following up on the latest lead, hoping to lead to his sister or who took her and bring some closure to his father. I really loved the loyalty Boone possesses and his dedication to closing t
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Lovin'A Cowboy Romance

ROUGH RIDER brings the Whitehorse, Montana: The McGraw Kidnappings series to a satisfying conclusion. Boone and C.J. make an… interesting and unique couple since for the most part there was stalking and bullying on his part, and evasion and lies on her end of things. They each had their reasons for their actions, but it did get them off to a rocky start. Add in some danger, a mystery to finally solve and C. J.’s world turning upside down as she learns things abo
Judy C
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the McGraw Twins kidnapping story. Boone is going to follow up on a possible lead that can bring him to missing Jessie Rose. The only problem is when he gets there the PI he is supposed to meet has been killed and he is left to deal with his partner CJ. She is only concerned with finding her partners killer and doesn’t think it has anything to do with the McGraws until things start happening. This story just gets better and you can’t put it down. It has a great mystery ...more
Kari Hansen
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Boone’s father Travis has never been able to overcome the devastation of the kidnapping of his twins when they were six months old. Every year he tries to bring the story to the forefront in the hopes that this will be the year that he will find them. He has received information that a PI, Hank, has some information so he sends Boone to talk to him and see what information he has.

When Boone arrives he finds out that Hank was killed in a hit and run and his partner CJ was not aware that he was in
Denise Van plew
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was just the right roads that led to a eventful ending to one of the most intriguing mysteries in awhile. The one brother that was left at home that had not been stroke by love's arrow yet but also available to see what was what with the PI. What Boone does get is a surprise in the shape of his partner CJ. One left to find was the where abouts of his missing sister he will see this to the end wherever that leads. The drama that follows is that someone seems to want to get those out of the w ...more
Valri Western
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
A satisfying end of another series of books in Whitehorse, Montana by BJ Daniels. I was a little surprised by the lack of "tension" and fast-paced suspense in this final book but that just shows you what I usually expect from BJ's books! There's nothing wrong with a romance/mystery that is less fast-paced once in awhile! I liked Boone, the youngest McGraw brother, who went to Butte, Montana to check out a lead on his sister's kidnapping and meets CJ, who is the partner of the private eye (Hank) ...more
Sonia Cristina
Dec 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Tinha esperança de ficar mais impressionada; acho que o que estragou um bocado foi o protagonista masculino, Boone, que era muito pacífico, "low profile", não é aquele herói valente que aprecio num livro. Já a sua cara-metade, C.J., tinha todas as caraterísticas que eu esperava encontrar nele.

No geral, o enredo do rapto das crianças há 25 anos, foi bom, mas houve pontos que não foram muito convincentes. (view spoiler)
Jess Lawson
Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rough Rider by B.J. Daniels is the third installment in the Whitehorse, Montana McGraw Kidnapping series. I have enjoyed this series and getting to know the McGraw family. Boone and C.J. are no different. They each play a special part in seeing this series come together. I loved the intense story line of trying to find out who committed a 25 year old crime.

This is a book about a cold case that has been reopened in the beginning of the series. Boone and C.J. are not only trying to find out who k
Stephanie - Adventures Thru Wonderland
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-hold
*I received an ecopy from the author through Lady Amber's Reviews and PR. This in no way affects my review.*

First I'll admit, when I signed up, I didn't realize this was part of a series, and definitely didn't know it was the final book. That said, I did really enjoy this one, and plan to read the series in order soon! This is my first time reading B.J. Daniels' work, but after reading this one, I plan to look up more of her work! While the romance in this one wasn't my favorite, I did enjoy the
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just finished this last story in this series. It was another great book...We know about halfway through the book who the other person involved in the kidnapping of the twins was but we really don't know the why and how of it all til you keep reading..Boone has been trying to find his sister for a long time.while he goes to meet Hank a PI that has worked the case he finds C J, his partner.>She is full of vigor and backbone...She is trying to find out why Hank was killed..Along the way she and ...more
Kimberly Lund
Jun 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
This is the third book I've read by this author and in this series and I find myself wondering if the author's other Whitehorse books have more romance. For a romantic intrigue branded book, this series lacks on the romance. Of the three, this is probably the most romantic, but it's still not great. The characters are so good that I feel there's a serious missed opportunity there. I do enjoy reading them; I'm just left wanting more. The mystery is great and I enjoyed the series just hate the mis ...more
Amary Chapman
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemp-western

Travers McGraw is still haunted by the kidnapping of his 6 month old twins...25 years later. He send his son Boone to meet with a private investigator who has some information, only to find the PI dead from a hit and run.
Boone joins up with his partner C.J.Knight to find the answers they both seek, Hank's death and the kidnapping seem to be connected.
The pair manage to get their answers, but not without danger....and falling in love with each other.
A thoroughly enjoyable and fast paced read.
A. McCarty
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Book itself was an all around good read. I had trouble staying with it though meaning it wasn't one I could read all the way through in one sitting. I think the reason behind it was I couldn't passed the main characters. I felt the roles were good, but there was just something about the characters I just can't describe. It might just be me because I am not used to this type of read though. For this being my first cowboy read with a strong female character I did enjoy it which is why I have t ...more
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
This Boone's story within the McGraw kidnapping series. Mystery ends are tied up and romances blossom. A bit of a surprise with CJ and Jesse Rose. Would like to have seen more interaction with the twin's mother. The series started so strong with her scene in the first book, She is only mentioned in passing here. Other than that, a very good series.

Thank you to the publisher, author, and NetGalley for the opportunity to preview the book.
Dawn Baffa
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
HEA ending

This being the last book in the series didn't disappoint. Held the suspense, drama, and mystery as the rest of the books. This book moved very fast with little development of the main characters, while solving the mystery. Some past characters were mentioned that might make you stop and remember there roles. Overall a good series could be a stand alone but I recommend reading all 3 books.
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of Rough Rider by B.J. Daniels from NetGalley. What a great book. It has a wonderful story line of two babies who were kidnapped 25 years prior. With Nikki writing a book about the story behind the kidnapping it really brought a lot of things to light. The characters were great. The setting sounded so nice with the ranch and winter. I really want to read more about the MCGRAW FAMILY! Wonderful read. A nice cowboy mystery!
Liliyana Shadowlyn
A devoted and determined son, a father's broken heart, and a stubborn PI who will stop at nothing to find her partner's murderer, even if the police claim the death was an accident. Together they find themselves falling down a deadly rabbit hole, with everything leading back to a 25-year-old kidnapping. While on the run for their lives, can Boone and C. J. discover who's behind the murder and the kidnapping?

-recieved in exchange for a fair and honest review-
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Read all the previous books in this series and by far, this was my favorite because I love the chemistry & connection of C.J. & Boone. They were a great couple. For anyone who is familiar with the "Intrigue" series, you know that it comes heavy on the suspense & intrigue and less on the romance and while I would have loved a little more on that, it is still well written and kept me entertained. Thank you NetGalley.
Carole Sullivan
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this is the conclusion to the 3 book series about the McGraw twins kidnapping and is to be released October 17, 2017. you can read these books each as stand along but I wouldnt recommend it...each book is a story in itself about an older brother and the lady he falls for as well as many twists and turns and has other events wound throughout. definitely intriguing!!! If you like to read about coboys and Montana, this is for you! Edge of your seat reading all the way to the end!!
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the last book in the McGraw kidnapping saga and it was delightful. Boone McGraw decided to follow up on a lead from a PI in Butte, Montana concerning his missing sister. Although the PI had been killed because someone thought he knew too much, his assistant C.J. Knight reluctantly helped Boone with his search because she felt it might discover who had killed her partner Hank. This is an easy read and one you need to read to close out the story.
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