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Quicksand

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This book gives me everything I want in a great book. A growly alpha hero who is used to being in control meets a spirited, confident woman who not only stands her ground, but challenges him at every turn. Then add in a some danger and suspense as well as some family angst and turmoil to make the book so enthralling I couldn’t put it down.

At first, Brock appears to be more villain then hero…..a controlling, greedy and arrogant man with a plan to claim the neighboring ranch for his own. Tess and her family make claiming their ranch difficult, but Brock is now a partner in the ranch after keeping it from foreclosure. Tess may be forced to work with him, but she refuses to lower her guard and trust him.  She definitely doesn’t take orders and is reluctant to accept his help.  Brock respects her knowledge of bulls and how to train them for the rodeo circuit. He finds her confidence and feistiness to be a turn on, but he is determined to keep his personal and professional life separate, so getting involved with his spicy partner is a no go. Tess tells herself it is irritation not attraction that causes the constant tension between them. A stolen kiss seems to be impossible to forget. Passion flares between them, but then the dangerous and threatening incidents start. This is when I started to see that Brock was more hero than villain, that he has a well hidden heart under his tough, growly exterior. Someone is targeting Brock, his animals, his land and anyone close to him. Suddenly, he doesn’t know who to trust. Is the perpetrator someone from his past, a business rival or perhaps his beautiful partner next door? Even as it becomes clear she is not the enemy, Brook is torn on whether to push her away or draw her closer than ever to keep her safe.  Read this gripping book to see how their story concludes and discover what is store for her family. 

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Quicksand by Janet Dailely is the third book in the series about Alamo Canyon Ranch  and the bulls they raise for the rodeo.  Each story includes the Champion Family and how they want to hang onto their ranch.  This particular novel focused on Tess and Brock.  Brock Tolman is not a good guy.  He takes every advantage he can in business deals and in doing so he has ended up with a partial ownership of the Alamo Canyon Ranch - much to the chagrin of Tess Champion.  

Tess has chosen a new bull from Tolman’s ranch as she was promised.  Her new bull Quicksand is going to be a winner with all the work of the ranch.  Meanwhile, a number of incidents have been happening to Brock including blowing up his mailbox, killing one of his show bulls.  When Brock tries to help Tess by getting her to her sister, his plane crashes with both of them and that’s when some things become more evident.  

Tess and Brock are both such strong characters, so reading about their growing relationship is interesting.  I read the last two of the three books and found the storylines interesting.  I also liked how everything wrapped up at the end for all three daughters.  Quicksand by Janet Dailey is a quick read with lots of interesting situations.
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QUICKSAND is the third (final?) chapter in the story of The Champions, three sisters who live and breathe raising bulls for rodeo. After tales featuring Lexie and Val, older sister Tess gets her chance at love. Except I believe she got cheated as part of her story was taken up with the search for the son gave up for adoption.

Tess, however, becomes a target in a vendetta someone has against neighboring rancher and fellow rodeo enthusiast Brock Tolman. Someone has been sending him newspaper clippings from the past. The clippings clearly spook Tolman, as do the deaths of a rodeo bull, a couple cows on the ranch, and a beloved ranch cook. The person who is behind all of it is fairly obvious, but readers pick up a Janet Dailey novel for the romance more than the mystery. If the book were considered romantic suspense, I'd feel differently.

A pleasant way to spend a few hours. Recommended.

I received a DRC from Kensington Books through NetGalley, for which I thank them. All opinions are mine.
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Mystery,  suspense, excitement and love are all in big supply in this story with a rambunctious bull thrown in for good measure.
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I didn't read the first 2 in the Champions series and the author does her best to update readers what happened in the other two bools while keeping the story moving forward.

Tess Champion is the female lead who is guarded and protective of her family.  Brock Tolman just wants to belong and help the Champion family once again as long as he can get closer to Tess.

Janet Dailey knows how to write a story that readers will hold on to years later after putting the book down.  Readers will fall in love with the Champion family as they come to life on the pages.

Quicksand is the perfect title for the story as reader will be pulled into the story unable to stop moving quickly though the story in hopes of finding the HEA.

Thank you to Netgalley for a advance copy of Janent Dailey Quicksand.
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Quicksand (The Champions, #3) by Janet Dailey
This book kept me on the edge of my seat - the angst, family drama, danger, relationships, wonderful characters, love/hate, deep feelings and some heat all to get us to a very HEA.  Tess and Brock are the main H/h - but her sisters and their families plus close friends/workers, and the bucking bulls all play a large part in this wonderful book.
Reasons I enjoyed this book:
Tragic Entertaining Wonderful characters Witty Tear-jerker Scary Unpredictable Romantic Action-packed Informative Easy-to-read Haunting Great world building Twisted Page-turner'.
I was thankful to receive an ARC of this book from NetGalley.
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A rodeo tale of revenge and of love flies off the page like a bull rider on a bucking bull. Danger and death trail a bull breeder and the woman he has fallen for. Revenge is the key and the why and the who hold the lock that may kill them both.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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This is a Romantic Suspense, and this is the third book in the Champions series. I have read and reviewed the other two books in this series before picking up this book, and I really think this series is one you need to read in order. This book is Brock's backstory, and I really never loved his character. I had a lot of trouble getting into this book, but about 30% into this book I was pulled into this book. By the end of this book I understand Brock's character more, but I still do not love his character. I really loved the sisters side story updates. The suspense in this book was so good, and the romance was a hate to love thing. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Kensington Publishing) or author (Janet Dailey) via NetGalley, so I can give an honest review about how I feel about this book. I want to send a big Thank you to them for that. This book is scheduled to be released on August 30-2022.
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Janet Dailey's team does it again with this series continuation with Brock and Tess. Giving us just enough action with romance and thrills, this book is a page-turner.
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I love Rodeo romance stories. Quicksand,  is the other side of the rodeo.  This is about raising and training the bulls that are used in rodeos.  Plus a great suspense that kept me guessing.  I really enjoyed reading this book.
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This is book #3 in the Champions series by Janet Dailey and let me just say each one is better than the one before. Wow! So Good! Could not put this one down. You find yourself rooting for the bulls, you hope for the happy ever after romance and you want success for the Alamo Canyon Ranch. This is a romantic mystery. Someone is committing murder and Tess is a target. Can Brock keep her safe and give her his heart? Tess isn't so sure he has a heart. Fabulous 3 book series!
Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for this advanced review copy. In return, I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.
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What a great read. Plenty of suspense and romance. Brock the biggest rancher around. I hate him, but he is so handsome. What’s a woman to do when coming up against a strong, handsome and sometimes ruthless ,rancher. This is Tess’s plight. But Brock starts receiving mysterious message and the accidents start happening, he wonders, does she hate me that much?

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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Love this book! Who doesn’t love a good story about Cowboys?? Janet Dailey’s books have always pulled me in with the close knit  families that she writes about-she makes you want to belong to those families. I have been reading her books for many years and have continued even after her passing because the people that are continuing her stories are definitely doing her legacy justice. The Champion family is no different, I loved following the journey of Tess and Brock in this story. The rodeos make me long for the time I lived in Texas. I will continue to read her stories as  long as they are written. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Quicksand is book three in The Champions Series by Janet Dailey. This is the oldest sister, Tess and Brock’s story. Definitely a “enemies to love” story. However, from the first there seemed to be an unknown enemy. This suspenseful story brings all to light. Before the present can be freely lived the past must be examined. This is the story that does all that. 

The most suspenseful of the three, it is still a romantic read. Going behind the scenes of the rodeo circuit is only one of the interesting aspects of this story. The family, drama and the working daily lives of ranch life is part of it too. 

A fitting end to the trilogy, seeing what happens to the Alamo Canyon Ranch but also to each sister is wonderful. Cowboy and cowgirl romance is well done in Quicksand.

An ARC of the book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley which I voluntarily chose to read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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I am going to let our high school English teacher now about this book, so she can share it with her students.
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"Quicksand" by Janet Dailey was described as a romance-type of book, which I normally don't read.  However the storyline about rodeo and especially bull-riding caught my attention.  There is a powerful love story going on (really more than one) with Tess Champion and Brock Tillman; but also with Tess and her love of powerful animals like bulls.

While the human love story might be more appealing to certain audiences more than others, I found it rather delightful. Each of the main characters have a hidden backstory that creates some dynamic tension and also modifies their actions...I was often thinking they may not know themselves totally. The two main characters have powerful personalities that require some give and tare regardless of the magnetism that might exist.

The book was a easy read and I would recommend that even the most diehard western aficionado give it a try.  I liked it a lot and I would have normally turned it thumbs down but rated it a 5-star due to the character development and the twists of the story.
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Loved this book, the third in the series.  Could not put it down.
This is Tess and Brock's story.  Their path to happiness is very bumpy.  Both have pasts they need to overcome to find a future together.  But, Brock's past seems to be coming to the surface in a very deadly way.  He needs to face the decisions he made as a teen and find a way to convince Tess that he is ready to build a future with her.  Can she trust him?
I absolutely love the characters in this series.  The sisters have not always had an easy time, and they have to work hard, but I love the paths their lives have taken.  Can not say enough about both the book and the series.  Highly recommend.
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What a fun thrilling read! This book was a fast read for me. I really enjoyed the story. The story was compelling and kept me interested!
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Thanks Netgalley for allowing me to read this book. Tess is going through some tough times and accepts Brock's help grudgingly. Sparks start to fly when they both get together, but Tess is unsure if she can trust him. Thisxwas an enjoyable read.
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The next in the Champions family series. With foreclosure looming, Tess must accept her rival rancher Brock’s offer of a partnership. With Brock having his own problems with someone from his past trying to destroy him, circumstances are uniting the two of then to discover who is responsible. Will Tess be able to fight her attraction to Brock?




Thanks to Janet Daily and Kensington for the book
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