Set Up in the City

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Pub Date Mar 28 2023 | Archive Date Apr 28 2023

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Can this cowboy cop
Survive the city?

Deputy Willie Colt feels at home in the wide-open spaces of Montana. Attorney Eleanor Shaffer has a corner office with a spectacular view of Seattle. He was brutally attacked while trying to extradite her client. And though Willie and Eleanor have every reason to distrust each other, they’ll have to work together if they’re going to mete out justice. Move over big-city tactics—and meet good old cowboy grit.

From Harlequin Intrigue: Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served.

Discover more action-packed stories in the Colt Brothers Investigation series. All books are stand-alone with uplifting endings but were published in the following order:

Book 1: Murder Gone Cold
Book 2: Sticking to Her Guns
Book 3: Christmas Ransom
Book 4: Set Up in the City
Book 5: Her Brand of Justice
Can this cowboy cop
Survive the city?

Deputy Willie Colt feels at home in the wide-open spaces of Montana. Attorney Eleanor Shaffer has a corner office with a spectacular view of Seattle. He was...

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Loved this story. Great characters that on paper are worlds apart. But sometimes the heart has different plans. Plot had some mystery, suspense, little action and romance, and lies and deceit. Pretty much everything I look for in a suspense.
I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Different setting, same amount of danger. A country cowboy and a big city lawyer have nothing in common or do they. Seems things throw them together and the tension, danger and romance kept me reading. Part of a series with the fourth son finding a HEA you might think this is the last book in the series but surprise a bother comes out this year.

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This book will grab you from the first sentence and you can't put it down. The characters will intrigue you as you get to know them. There's lots of twists to unravel. Very enjoyable read

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I enjoy the opposite attract trope and this is done very well in Set Up in the City. Ellie, big city girl, and Willie, former rodeo cowboy, don’t seem to belong together at all. The thrive in different worlds but together they are perfect for each other. The story has plenty of twists, danger, deceit, and corruption with a big of romance thrown in. A good addition to the Colt Brothers Investigation series. I recommend all the books in the series; which can be read as standalones.

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Set Up in the City by B.J. Daniels is book #4 in the Colt Brothers Investigation series. How making a trip to pick up a prisoner to be expedited from Seattle to Lonesome, Montana began a very dangerous journey for Attorney Eleanor "Ellie" Shaffer and Lonesome deputy Willie Colt is a very suspenseful, thrilling read. Ellie and Willie face much danger as this storyline progresses. I really like the characters in this book. At first sight Ellie and Willie don't seem to belong together - big-city girl and former rodeo cowboy. But they sure do. I totally enjoyed following along to their Happily Ever After. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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Set Up in the City is a thrilling ride of suspense, lies, deceit, money, power, and corruption. The characters are captivating, the story is enthralling, and the setting is the perfect backdrop for the unfolding drama. With every twist and turn, the stakes become higher, and the tension mounts, making for an unforgettable experience.

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You know if it's by B.J. Daniels, it's going to be a wild ride! This one is all about Deputy Willie Colt. He is in the process of transferring a criminal back to Montana from Washington when things take a turn. They're attacked and the criminal gets away. The locals in Washington are less than helpful and Willie teams up with lawyer Eleanor to get to the bottom of things. But things are going to get more difficult before they get better as Willie and Eleanor get closer.

The chemistry between Willie and Eleanor certainly isn't lacking. I'm a sucker for the opposites attract trope and B.J. Daniels did it exceptionally in this story. While I was able to eventually figure things out right before the characters did, there were plenty of twists and turns to keep me guessing throughout. And there was plenty of danger along the way to keep me worried about Willie and Eleanor.

If you have read any of the other books in the Colt Brothers series, you're going to fall for Willie just as you have the others. And if you haven't read any of the Colt Brothers, I strongly recommend that you do! You're sure to come to love B.J. Daniels as much as I do!

I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Set Up in the City  by B.J. Daniels
This is the 4th Colt Brothers Investigation Book and I have loved them all.  This is the oldest brother Willie and attorney Eleanor Shaffer (Ellie)'s story.  They both have baggage, his  father's mysterious death, and her, her parents law firm and how it is being managed.  He was brutally attacked while trying to extradite her client and they will have to work together to solve the mystery and stay alive.  There is murder, suspense, intrigue, strong attraction, some laughs, tears, steam, family all leading to a HEA.  I am looking forward to the next book.
Reasons I enjoyed this book:
Page-turner Romantic Unpredictable Easy-to-read Informative Entertaining Scary Witty Wonderful Characters Steamy Action-packed Happily Ever After Tear-jerker.

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It’s always an issue of trust in any relationship. Distrust breeds discontent and anger. What if you are brought up to be in control of your situation, life, career and then things change. Things that seemed clear now appear blurred. And in SET UP IN THE CITY life became overly complicated and dangerous to boot.

We are off and running, not really a pun in this case, in the newest crime novel by my favorite B. J. Daniels. Her justice series is amazing and addictive. Can’t put them down. Each one an intriguing page turner, start to finish. I often try to figure out just where are we heading. I’ve learned to be patient, knowing Daniels has my back.

In SET UP IN THE CITY two terrific characters with little or nothing in common, except both good folk, team up to ferret out the culprit in a stream of murders. The immediate events seem random with just a hint of foul play. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover and in SET UP IN THE CITY don’t get caught up in the probabilities of circling around the killer and the next victim.

Willy Colt is one of four colt brothers. Willy is a deputy. His brothers run an investigation company. One thing about the Colt brothers is they stick together and have each other backs. When Willy is knocked out by someone who kidnapped the man he was bringing in for questioning it begins a series of events that at times befuddle him. The suspect was an arsonist who had stayed beneath the radar for a long time. But in his latest one a woman was killed. Why was a woman in an otherwise abandoned building. Why was Spark kidnapped. Too many unanswered questions.

Attorney Eleanor Shaffer was assigned Spark as her client. That has unfortunately put her right in the crosshairs of whom ever is looking to clear the field of anyone who could point a finger at them. Deputy Willy Colt was to escort Spark to Montana to sit before their courts. Now Eleanor and Willie find themselves on the run. Both share the desire to collect info on this case that gets more convoluted and complicated day by day.

B.J. Daniels outdoes herself, and that’s saying a lot, with this web of suspects and essence of dangerous predicaments. Watching Eleanor and Willie trudge through the muck and mire of their discoveries is exhausting and exciting. Don’t even try to figure out who are the bad guys. My list kept getting updated and I wasn’t even close. The e-book version of SET UP IN THE CITY contains two separate stories. The second being Rescue at Cardwell Ranch. I read and reviewed the second story many years ago.

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