Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Cowboy Bodyguard Review and Giveaway

About the Book

Title: Cowboy Bodyguard
Author: Dana Mentink
Genre: Western, Mystery
Release Date: July 3, 2018

In this Gold Country Cowboys novel, Jack Thorn gets a surprise call from the woman he married in secret years ago. Shannon Livingston needs his protection for herself and the baby she’s hiding from a biker gang targeting the mother. Now Jack must help Shannon, even if shielding her means pretending to be a true husband to the only woman he’s ever loved.

My Thoughts:  It's difficult enough being an ER doctor, but when your patient happens to be part of the most notorious biker gangs, you have to have nerves of steel.   That's what Shannon Livingston was made of.  That's how her past shaped her... to be the best no matter what or at what cost.

This novel will take you on a roller coaster ride, it's full of suspense, mystery and with cowboys, lots of shooting!  The plot of this story is fantastic.  Who would have thought cowboys and biker gangs?  It works so well and keeps the reader guessing with all the turns and twists in the plot.   

The reader will fall in love with the Thorn family, not to mention the Thorn brothers, but then who can resist a cowboy?  

As I was reading, I was getting annoyed with Shannon,  when she was putting her career ahead of her marriage and denying her feelings for her husband.  Who doesn't want to be loved by someone like Jake Thorn?  Why does she keep holding back?  Why couldn't she compromise? 
The author is an excellent writer and she brings you into the story; the reader truly feels like they are a part of the Thorn family.  The reader can feel the suspense and action that is happening.

What I took away from this novel is the theme of God's love;  His love for us, and how we should love others.  It's about putting our full faith in Him and letting Him direct our paths.  Not taking each hurt we have, holding on to it, but giving everything to God and letting go.  That means letting the past be in the past and moving on to the future.  It means forgiving.

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and I look forward to reading more from Dana Mentink.

Click here to purchase your copy!

Guest Post from Dana Mentink

I’ve spent a bit of time in emergency rooms lately. Not to complain, mind you. The asthma-related treatments worked like a charm and we were blessed by good care, so I am not grateful. There’s a bonus, too. The emergency room is a great place for people watching! Hour upon hour I spent surveying patients, relatives, nurses, and doctors. I came away pondering what it must be like to work in the strange bustle that is an emergency room. That’s where character Shannon Livingston was born. The E.R doc and nurses must be brilliant problem solvers with nerves of steel because they never know what will roll through their doors. Since they are not responsible for follow up care, they have only a short-term relationship with their patients. But what would happen, my fictional mind wanted to know, if one emergency room treatment ensnared Shannon in a “run for your life” scenario? And what if her incredible life-saving skills weren’t nearly enough to save her own life or the baby she’s suddenly become responsible for? Ah me! The perfect scenario for a suspense novel, no? I hope you enjoy Cowboy Bodyguard. I can promise it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

About the Author

Dana’s Bio: Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national bestselling author of over thirty five titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Harvest House. Dana was thrilled to be a semi-finalist in the Jeanne Robertson Comedy With Class Competition. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, teen bear cubs affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo, Junie, the nutty terrier, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet. You can connect with Dana via her website at, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)

Blog Stops

Power of Words, July 15
Genesis 5020, July 16
Remebrancy, July 17
Carpe Diem, July 19
Pause for Tales, July 20
Book by Book, July 21
Bigreadersite, July 24


To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away a Mentink Bundle that includes a horse tote book bag, a three-book collection, and a $50 Amazon gift card!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!

 I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am  disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  1. Love her books! Thanks for hosting the review and giveaway!

  2. This book sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I've read a couple of this author's books, but not one like this.

  4. I love these tours and finding great books and sharing with my family who love to read. Thanks so much and thank you also for the great giveaway.