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Colton 911: Agent By Her Side

(Colton 911: Grand Rapids #4)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  22 reviews
She'll do anything to track a killer

And he'll do anything to keep her in line...

If PI Kiely Colton must work with FBI agent Cooper Winston, she will. But to solve a cold case, she won't change her break-the-rules style to accommodate the single father's by-the-book principles. As the investigation progresses, Kiely finds herself inexplicably attracted to her exacting partn
Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 13th 2020 by Harlequin Romantic Suspense (first published October 1st 2020)
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Sep. 13, 2020 Update: It is now one month prior to publication date so here is my review.

Colton 911: Agent By Her Side by Deborah Fletcher Mello is the fourth book in the Colton 911: Grand Rapids Harlequin Romantic Suspense series. The protagonists are Private Investigator Kiely Colton and FBI Special Agent Cooper Winston. They have both been trying to track down the leader of a pyramid scheme. When an event occurs that forces the two of them to work together, bullets, explosions, and sparks sta
Good book with a nice blend of romance and suspense. Kiely is a PI with her family's business, Colton Investigations. She has a reputation for getting the job done, and also for pushing the envelope of legality. This has put her at odds with Cooper Winston, a by-the-book FBI agent. Because of her family's excellent reputation, they frequently work with local law enforcement, including the FBI. She currently assists with a case that also has a personal connection for her. When a tip comes in that ...more
I've given this a D at AAR.

The  Colton 911: Grand Rapids  series is part of a wider universe featuring members of the Colton family (who are all military, law enforcement or in some other related profession) who live and work across the US.  It’s a multi-author series, in which all the books are supposed to be able to stand alone, but as I quickly discovered not long after I started reading Colton 911: Agent By Her Side (book four in the  Grand Rapids  series) the need to incorporate variou
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Kiely is a Private Investigator with her family, and Cooper is an FBI Agent working on a case that pulls Kiely into the investigation. Cooper is also a single father, and I enjoyed that aspect of this story. The mystery that Kiely and Cooper have to solve kept me on the edge of my seat and intrigued me from start to finish.

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Sharina Harris
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
gobbled up this book over the weekend! Kiely and Cooper are total opposites but their chemistry is palpable. The book starts off with a bang when something unthinkable happens to Agent Cooper Winston and his family. Kiely Colton, a PI steps in to give him a helping hand, despite not getting along with him at first. Of course, once they are in forced proximity (one of my favorite tropes/scenarios) things heat up. The pace is super quick, the passion is intense and the writing is flawless as usual ...more
M.  [storme reads a lot]
Wow, I did not realize the Colton series was so expansive! It’s fantastic!

Let’s see, this one was fun! The suspense was gripping. The romance was sweet and steamy. I like how Kiely and Winston don’t get along at first, but they grow to care for each other. It’s adorable how she bonds with his son and takes care of them both. Also, her sisters showing up at the right times was humorous because they knew she has feelings for him! I was very engaged in the romance and thought the suspense aspect wa
Sep 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Kiely Colton works as a private investigator in the family business, Colton Investigations. She sometimes helps out the city police and the FBI. Kiely and her family have been heavily involved in the investigation into a company called RevitaYou. This company has been selling a product that is supposed to have the person using it become more youthful. Due to the fact the poison ricin is used in manufacturing RevitaYou people have been dying. On top of this the officials in this company have been ...more
Oct 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

This book really grabs your interest from the beginning and never lets go.

A tip comes in on the FBI line relaying the location of a suspect. PI Kiely Colton takes the tip and wants to follow up but Special Agent Cooper Winston isn't sure. Then his son is kidnapped and he is found at the location that came through on the tip. This draws the couple into a web of deceit that is a real nail biter.

I loved how the characters interacted. Nothing happened too quickly. It felt like it unfolded v
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
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Sometimes there comes along in a series one story that simply ticks off all the ‘just right for me buttons’. You know the kind. A heroine who is smart, gutsy, can be vulnerable and can change her life plan when the situation merits it. A hero who has gone through the worst life can offer and come out the other side whole but badly bruised, a man who isn’t so wrapped up in the past that he cannot see a different future. An ongoing investigation into a crime that is hea
Sep 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a free copy of the book via NetGalley.

When unlikely couple Kiely and Cooper find themselves working together, unexpected sparks fly.

Agent by Her Side is an emotionally satisfying, very romantic entry in the Colton 911: Grand Rapids series. There’s a lot going on in the story, but Mello is deft at building the romantic relationship that sparks as Kiely and Cooper conduct their investigation together. There does seem to be a lot of emphasis on the roma
Wickedly  Romance
Nov 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the fourth book in the the series and the second I have read so far. I have the books two and three on my to be read pile but I haven't gotten them as of yet.

Kiely Colton is a Private Investigator while Cooper Winston is a FBI Agent. Both Kiely and Cooper have been working to bring down the leader of a pyramid scheme. When they end up having to work together things begin to heat up.

I liked both Kiely and Cooper as characters and I enjoyed that they didn't seem like a likely pair. One t
Lynn Brooks
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 STARS!

An emotional race against time! With book four in the Colton 911: Grand Rapids series Deborah Fletcher Mello takes the reigns and quickly immerses her reader into a non-stop realm of danger as they try to figure out who has them in their sights ... and why. The characters drew me in easily and the storyline was fast paced and exciting. I'm loving this series!

Kiely Colton is as easy to like as all of her siblings have been so far, and seeing her start to melt at the feet of this adora
Katie Mettner
Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I totally enjoyed this romantic suspense from beginning to end. Cooper Winston is a single dad trying to do everything. He's working the Revitayou case and trying to raise his 2-year-old son Alfie after his wife died.

Kiely Colton is a private investigator who helps the FBI with their tipline on her downtime. When she gets a tip telling her where the man responsible for her brother's disappearance might be, she springs into action. She's no-nonsense and isn't a huge fan of Cooper Winston, but si
Oct 10, 2020 rated it liked it
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Colton 911: Agent by Her Side is the first of the multi-author series I‘ve read, as well as my first Harlequin Romantic Suspense, however, I was interested in reading books by the author, Deborah Fletcher Mello. And as both my intro to the series/line and the author, it’s a pretty fun one.

Kiely and Cooper are both great characters, and while they are somewhat opposites, I liked seeing th
Jessica Figueroa
Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kiely is a PI working with FBI Agent Cooper Winston who is as straight-laced as it comes. When a kidnapping attempt is made on Coopers son works on getting his son back. Kiely is there to help out and help figure out who is behind what's going on.

If you love romantic suspense books you'll like this one. I enjoyed seeing Kiely and Cooper work together as well at the romance that was forming between the two. While their lives are in danger Cooper manages to land Kiely to helping him out with the b
Dana Busenbark
Who are Cooper and Kiely? Where are they from? What does each do for a living? Who is Claire Miller? What about Wes Matthews? What do we learn? Who is Alfred? I liked him a lot!! What do we learn about Alfred and Sara? Oh, goodness gracious! From kidnappings to deaths, to attempted murder, and more, this book keeps you on the edge of your seat! I fell in love with certain characters in this story! I shed a few tears as well. Read and see why!

Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Way

This romantic suspense story of Cooper, and Kiely was a page turner. The flow of the story ran smooth with the suspense falling in right on point. This was my first read in the Colton 911 series. It was so captivating, I am going to read the entire series. Thank you Deborah Fletcher Mello..

#Cillasbookmaniacs #twenty questions #suspense
Mickey Black
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This story was the perfect balance of romance and suspense. Cooper Winston was the perfect match for Kiely Colton. They worked well together. My favorite scene was where they tackled a bad guy as a team. This one is highly recommended by me. Expect sensual loves, nail biting suspense and a few surprises.

- Mickey Black (author of Bed Of Lies)
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have become kinda in love with the Colton 911 series with the different authors to give it flavor. In this one I was introduced to a new author to me whom gives us a special agent. PI Kiely and FBI Cooper must work together even though there is some bucking about it at first. You find out Cooper is a good guy right away because of how great a job he is doing as a single dad. His son will steal your heart so be careful. The balance is a good one in this with the suspense that has intrigue along ...more
Brenda Schultes Bengard
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was funny, sad, and the son Alfie was a hoot. So well written, had to put down a few times because my nerves were on edge on what was going to happen next, kept me guessing. I absolutely loved this book. Thanks Deborah.
LaKenya Robertson-Smith
Loved the chemistry between Kiely and Cooper. Their games of 20 questions is a sure fire way of learning more about each other than a month worth of dating.
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For Deborah Fletcher Mello, writing is as necessary as breathing and she firmly believes that if she could not write she would cease to exist. Her first novel, TAKE ME TO HEART, earned her a 2004 Romance Slam Jam nomination for Best New Author. In 2005 she received Book of the Year and Favorite Heroine nominations for her novel THE RIGHT SIDE OF LOVE. In 2008, Deborah won the Romantic Times Review

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