* Review * SUDDEN SETUP by Barb Han

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* Review * SUDDEN SETUP by Barb HanSudden Setup by Barb Han
Series: Crisis: Cattle Barge
Published by Harlequin Intrigue on April 1, 2018
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Someone desperately wants her dead.
A stranger is her only hope.

Alone and on the run for the past two years, Holden Crawford knows helping Ella Butler will only bring him trouble. But not rescuing one of Cattle Barge’s wealthiest daughters isn’t an option and now he’ll risk everything to protect her. Once her would-be killers are caught and Holden knows Ella is safe, will revealing his darkest secrets bring them closer…or force her out of his life forever?


An exciting kick-off to Barb Han’s latest series! We’re quickly thrust into the middle of the action as Holden rescues Ella and their stories begin to unfold. The mystery is kept alive throughout the book with us following snippets of clues to try to figure out alongside them who the immediate threat is to her, and to find out once and for all who set him up for a fall two years ago. The characters are easily likable and fairly well developed. The plot keeps us guessing up until the end!

Accidentally witnessing a murder attempt is not a position Holden Crawford wanted to be put in, but once it happens, he can’t refuse helping the victim … even though he recognizes her as being from one of the wealthiest families in Cattle Barge, TX and it could put him in the spotlight. Holden has been on the run for two years now for crimes he was accused of but didn’t commit … he’s living his life under the radar and without contact with anyone, but for this woman, he’s going to have to make an exception!

Ella Butler is woozy and unsure when she wakes up in a cabin with a strange man. He’s not super forthcoming with answers, but he did rescue her when he didn’t have to, so he can’t really be a bad guy … can he? When danger rears it’s ugly head again when she tries to go to the authorities, he finds himself circling back to help her again and taking her on the run with him. As the story of his past comes out, they set out to find answers that will free both of their torments.


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