Review: Justice at Cardwell Ranch by BJ Daniels

Publisher: Harlequin (October 2, 2012)
Paperback:  224 pages
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Six years ago, Dana Cardwell found her mother’s will in a cookbook and became sole owner of the Cardwell Ranch in Big Sky, Montana. Now happily married, Dana is surprised when her siblings, Stacy and Jordan, show up on the ranch…and trouble isn’t too far behind.As danger draws closer to the ranch, deputy marshal Liza Turner quickly realizes that Jordan Cardwell isn’t the man the town made him out to be.


I read the first book featuring Dana Cardwell awhile back. And I remembered Jordan from it; and the remembrance wasn’t kind. Not for any of Dana’s siblings. But somehow Daniels was able to turn that around a bit. Well, sort of. I did really like Liza, and finding out more about the happy wedded life of Dana and Hud.

This mystery had all sorts of twists that I adored. The mystery was probably my favorite part about the book. Because it’s more than just finding out that Jordan was different. It was about uncovering a small town’s dark, hidden secrets and trying to stay alive all the while.

The romance between Liza and Jordan was cute. Jordan has charm in spades, which definitely didn’t show in the other book. It was a little rushed though. It feels like more of the focus was on the mystery and not the development of the romance itself. Which is a little strange considering this is one of those Harlequin series books.

Yet, somehow, that’s also what endeared me to this book the most. I love that despite being a Harlequin you’re able to get into a really good mystery. So if you’re looking for something that’s a good mix of romance and mystery but is still a short easy read, look no further.


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Author: Kim

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