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Deadly Texas Summer

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Someone murdered her coworker…

Is she the next target?

When her assistant’s death is ruled a suicide, wildlife biologist Emma Copley knows the authorities got it wrong. The killer is still out there, threatening Emma’s work and her life. Launching her own investigation, Emma turns to Beau Kingston, who’ll do anything to protect her—even resist their growing attraction. But t
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Published March 1st 2020 by Harlequin Romantic Suspense (first published February 6th 2020)
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Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A wildlife biologist, with an abusive ex stalking here, runs into many problems with her work. A mysterious death, sabotage of wind tunnels, a family feud and a handsome local land owner lead Emma into many dangerous situations and a relationship she wasn’t looking for. Colleen Thompson dies an excellent job of bringing each person into the story and developing an intriguing and suspenseful book. I would definitely recommend this book.
Katie Mettner
May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a fast-paced suspense novel that I really enjoyed. The book opens with Emma Copley, a professor and wildlife biologist, looking for her student and partner in her research project. When she finds him, she doesn't expect him to be dead. The sheriff in the town has a beef with his cousin who owns the land that the wind turbines are on, and the murder of Russel opens up a can of worms for Emma and Beau, the landowner.

Emma wants to work together with the sheriff to find Russell's killer, b
Jo Anne
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Emma Copley, wildlife biologist, tragically finds the body of her young research assistant hanging high from a ladder at one of the wind turbine sites they’re researching. Although it’s quickly ruled a suicide by the county sheriff, Emma suspects foul play. She knows her student would never take his own life, nor would he disregard the strict safety rules that no one climb alone unless forced to do so. But does it have to do with the device they’ve been testing, one meant to reduce birds of prey ...more
Kay Hudson
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Colleen Thompson’s Deadly Texas Summer is a tense and fast-paced tale of romantic suspense. Wildlife biologist Emma Copley is studying the effect of wind turbines on endangered birds, but her project begins to unravel as she gets more and more threatening calls from her unbalanced ex-husband. When her research assistant is killed, Emma is sure her ex is somehow responsible, but the local sheriff pronounces the death an accident.

Beau Kingston, owner of the ranch who’s future may depend on the su
Kate Vale
Emma Copley is a wildlife biologist studying the effect of wind farms on raptors. That said, who has killed her grad student and why? Is it her abusive ex-husband? She thinks so, but she's unable to convince the local sheriff to look into her suspicions.

Then there's Beau Kingston, owner of the big ranch on which the wind farm is located. He wants the wind farm to succeed and thus help get the ranch out of debt, but his attraction to Emma makes him also want to trust that he will help her. But t
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
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A fun quick read with all the requirements of a Harlequin RS- drama, a family feud, a hot single dad, and a heroine who needs the hero but is also a bit kick ass herself.
Nov 23, 2020 rated it liked it
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Pretty good story with a few twists I didn't expect. 2.5 stars rounded up. ...more
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mysteries abound in this very riveting story from Colleen Thompson, where facts that are thought to be known may not be as accurate as believed. I was immediately pulled into the lives of the two main characters, as several personal issues haunt them both. Emma is really trying to move past any concerns, while Beau also wants to work through his own share of troubles. When he becomes caught up in her dilemmas, their lives become even more complicated. I certainly never knew what direction any si ...more
Barbara Sissel
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Spinning with suspense as hotly lethal as the wind turbines that forest the west Texas ranchland where the novel takes place, DEADLY TEXAS SUMMER begins with a woman already on the edge, one on the run from a past she’d just as soon forget. But other forces of the killing kind are at work and murder is not out of the question. Who can she trust when law enforcement seems indifferent, when the handsome rancher who appears as her rescuer turns out to have an agenda that is the polar opposite of he ...more
Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite things about romantic suspense is that the hero and heroine work together to solve the problem. Beau and Emma both have too much past experience aka baggage to make that transition smooth or easy. Just about the time you think they have it figured out, one of them does something stupid. Thompson captured typical human behavior on the nose. Most of us are not quick to trust or work together either. I really enjoyed this book, largely because it doesn’t fit the traditional mold.
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