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Lone Star Standoff (Lone Star Justice)

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  27 reviews
A high-profile trial turns lethal...

Presiding over the trial of a powerful drug cartel member, Judge Aubrey Madison finds her life threatened, and Texas Ranger Sean McNair isn't taking any chances. Protecting the widow and her twins comes naturally to Sean - maybe too naturally for a guy who's convinced he shouldn't have a family. But he can't help wishing for a future wit
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Published May 1st 2019 by Love Inspired Suspense
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Wow! This story was fantastic! The plot kept me riveted to the pages as I waited to see how everything would tie together and what answers these characters would finally get regarding the fates of their lost loved ones.

Aubrey Madison and Sean McNair were extremely likable and capable characters. Both of them went through some very painful and trying losses in their pasts, from the death of Aubrey’s husband to the disappearance of Sean’s younger brother. Aubrey was also a loving mother, who cared
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Judge Aubrey Madison is widowed with two children, she is presiding over a case involving a drug cartel. But when she finds her life being threatened, FBI agent Sean McNair steps up to offer protection.

As the threats draw nearer, Aubrey and Sean work together to bring them to a stop. Sean is dedicated to his job and feels called to serve others through his work. He is a strong Christian, and despite his hold ups about family he fits in well with Aubrey's. Her children connect easily with him, a
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I used to read this line of books on a regular bases. For a mystery/suspense fan, this was the line of books to read. It had a little bit of everything. Thus, while it has been a long time, it is like coming back home.

Aubrey is great. She was thrown everything from a dead rat to a snake. Yet, she may have had her nerves rattled but she did not cower. She stayed strong. Of course, she had help in the form of sexy, and strong Sean. He was her guardian angel. There were sparks between these two. I
Books and Spoons
With high tension mafia court case, several intense and personal cold murder cases, and two adorable twins this tale puzzled, entertained, and delighted.
The suspense in the story escalated as the court case moved forward and the mafia cleaners did their best to hold the proceedings at bay. The last quarter of the book was filled with surprising twists and deadly action. I liked how logical and realistic the investigation, and the clues, were to me as they unraveled the past and present cases at
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.

I really enjoyed this story. The characters and the plot were totally believable. I loved how Aubrey and Sean didn't fall in love right way but you could tell there was a chemistry there. Aubrey is a judge presiding over a hearing of a drug cartel member. She finds a dead rat in the trunk of her car. She immediately calls Sean, who is a Texas Ranger. He took over a position in Company D that was opened
Valri Western
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Being a judge over a trial for a drug cartel member is not an easy thing. It's dangerous! Some people think that being a judge is a piece of cake but we find out in this book that it can be a danger to yourself and your family. I gained a new appreciation for judges, even though I already had a lot! Aubrey had already lost her husband to murder 2 years previously but needed to work to support her young twins so went back to work as a judge. This case against a powerful drug cartel member case co ...more
Edward Arrington
Judge Aubrey Madison and Texas Ranger Sean McNair have both lost someone to a powerful drug cartel. Now she is presiding over the trial of a high-ranking cartel member and Sean is trying to keep her alive. The story is an exciting, action-packed drama interspersed with the antics of the judge’s twin four-year-old son and daughter, Sammy and Camy. The judge doesn’t want to get close to another lawman, and the Texas Ranger doesn’t feel worthy to have a relationship because he failed to protect his ...more
Patti Whitson Stephenson
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is another great story by Margaret Daley, who knows how to write a book that’s both suspenseful and romantic. Sean and Aubrey make a terrific couple. Aubrey is a strong, resourceful woman who has suffered great tragedy. Sean has experienced loss in his family, too, and as they both work together on this case, they are drawn closer together because of their loss. I especially enjoyed the “family” aspect of this story as Aubrey’s five-year-old twins added both some fun to the story, as well a ...more
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love reading Love Inspired Suspense novels and when Margaret Daley's name is on the cover it is always a must read for me. Her newest book, which released this month, is Lone Star Standoff and it is another winner.

Lone Star Standoff is filled with an extremely tense drug cartel court case, a widowed judge whose life has been threatened and a Texas Ranger who steps in to protect the widowed judge and her twins. The twists and turns throughout the book propelled me through the pages faster than
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lone Star Standoff by Margaret Daley is the sixth book in her Lone Star Justice series. Judge Aubrey Madison’s life is in danger. Texas Ranger Sean McNair has vowed to watch over her and keep her and her twins safe. Sean is convinced that he shouldn’t have a family of his own because of his dangerous job. Aubrey’s husband died in the line of duty. If she marries again, she doesn’t want to have to worry about his safety. Can these two find a common ground amidst the danger? I really enjoyed this ...more
Jessica Figueroa
While deciding the outcome on taking down a drug cartel, Judge Aubrey and her children seem to be in danger after a series of threats and close calls. Sean McNair Texas Ranger is on the case and protecting Aubrey and her children.

This was a really good book, normally I don't gravitate towards book that have cartel kinda stuff going on but in the end I found myself enjoying this book more then I thought I would. I loved that there was so much going on to keep things interesting. Then there was th
Ashley Dawn
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. Aubrey is a judge presiding over a big trial. I enjoyed the interactions between her and Sean, the Texas Ranger she calls when trouble starts. Sean is trying to find out what happened to his brother while also trying to solve the case of who murdered Aubrey's late husband.

There are several cases that are going but the main focus is keeping Aubrey and her family safe. Her twins are probably my favorite characters. You could just see their little personalities coming through t
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Lone Star Standoff" is a romantic suspense novel. The suspense came from repeated attempts to hurt the heroine and derail the trial. The hero protected her while also working to solve who is attacking her and who killed her husband and his brother two years ago. She doesn't want to get involved with a man in dangerous work like police work, but she falls in love with him over the weeks they spend together. He had no intention of getting married, but he falls in love with her. Except, I kinda go ...more
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lone Star Standoff ( Lone Star Justice )
By: Margaret Daley
Lone Star Standoff is part of Lone Star Justice series. You can read it as a standalone.. Daley Knows how to capture your attention right at the start and keeps you turning the pages. I love the story and the characters, both are well written. Love Inspired suspense romance is full of action, murder, second chances , and romance. Judge Aubrey Madison is over a drug cartel member in a trial and it puts her life in danger. Aubrey is a very
Jo-Ann Elizabeth Toth
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love this series of books. At least to me all these Texas ranger stories are. This one is a great story from beginning to end. In this one we meet Judge Audrey Madison and Texas ranger Sean McNair. I like how she builds this story. It starts with a problem that escalates from there. I also like how this story ties in small ways to past stories. Once the action starts you get a idea how a cartel works and how ruthless it can be. It also shows how the way Sean and Audrey are tied together when g ...more
Nancy Ku
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lone Star Standoff (Lone Star Justice) by Margaret Daley.... LONE STAR JUSTICE...a great series by Margaret Daley Thank you to the publisher and #NetGalley for allowing me to preview this book.
Judge Aubrey Madison (her Texas Ranger husband was killed) Texas Ranger Sean McNair (his brother has been missing the same amount of time) She calls him for help when she is trying a high ranking cartel member.... There is a lot of action, angst, fear...also laughter and her mom and twins Camy and Sammy ..
Michelle Morgan
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lone Star Standoff by Margaret Daley

When a high profile trial turns deadly for Judge Aubrey Madison she turns to Texas Ranger Sean McNair for help. Both have lost love ones to the powerful drug cartel Coastal Cartel and are determined to bring them to justice.

Margaret Daley hit this one out the ballpark. Lone Star Standoff was differently a 5 star book. It was fast paced, non stop action, a touch of romance and a page turner. I enjoyed the well developed characters and realistic story line. T
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Lone Star Standoff is a fabulous romantic suspense and is from Margaret Daley’s Lone Star Justice series. I enjoyed this book. I had no problem reading this quick paced read from cover to cover in one sitting. It is that good! I love the main characters Sean and Aubrey. I never knew what was going to happen next. I did not find it predictable at all.
Lone Star Standoff is getting a well deserved five plus stars from me. I highly recommend it to readers who enjoy suspense filled stories that are
Hazel Robinson
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love Texas Rangers

This has been one of my favorite authors for years. Aubrey a judge, a mother to twins and the wife of a deceased Texas Ranger, Sean the ranger that replaced her husband are both in the middle of an intense situation. Sean's brother was missing and presumed dead, maybe by the same people that killed Aubrey's husband. Sean is determined to get justice for both families. This book has snakes, rats, attempted murder, murder, drug cartel, bombs, and a lot of who done it. There was a
Linda Wilson
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Margaret`s books are always great, there hasn`t been a book I didn`t enjoy. They always peak your interest from the first page to the last and this one isn`t any different. I just didn`t want to put it down. The twins in the story are so cute and funny, but I am glad I don`t have to clean up after them. They are the best part of the book, they were just precious. It is a book with lots of twists and turns that keep you turning pages and a surprise ending. Aubrey you feel sorry for, but she is a ...more
Sandra Webb
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great book that you can hardly put down!
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Author Margaret Daley has a talent for writing suspense seasoned with just the right amount of romance. This story is packed with both! Texas Ranger Sean McNair is handsome and strong but feels guilt that he was unable to protect his brother. Judge Aubrey Madison is a recent widow with lively four-year-old twins and finds herself presiding over the trial of a member of a powerful drug cartel. With countless threats on her life and a body count continuing to climb, Texas Ranger McNair knows he ne ...more
Ben Rhodes
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Hallie Szott
Lone Star Standoff is exactly the type of story I hope to discover every time I pick up a Love Inspired Suspense book. Fast-paced and action-packed, it’s suspenseful from start to finish.

When the cartel-related case over which she’s presiding puts the lives of Judge Aubrey Madison and her family in jeopardy, Texas Ranger Sean McNair can’t help lending his protection. Naturally, chemistry is evident between the two, but will they survive the dangerous threats to discover what the future holds?

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Margaret Daley, an award-winning author of seventy-six books, has been married for over forty years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household. To find out more about Margaret visit her website at