Sacrifice of Passion by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez is the first book in the Deadly Legends romantic suspense series. Publisher: Entangled Publishing, June 2012

A tall, dark, single-dad Texas rancher finds himself facing more than his stubbornly silent son when the chupacabra, a supposedly mythical blood-sucking beast, starts killing his livestock—and stalking the town’s newly returned veterinary assistant, the sensual woman who ran from the altar and broke his heart twelve years earlier. Determined to purge his sizzling memories of her from his all-too-vivid imagination, he seeks her help to get to the bottom of the disturbing animal mutilations, only to have her break through to his sullen son…and rekindle the love he’d thought was lost forever. But her refusal to share a terrible secret sends her running straight into the lair of the chupacabra, plunging her back into her worst nightmare, and forcing them both to confront the wrongs of the past—in order to stay alive for the future they desperately want.

This was a great read that had me quickly turning the pages in this captivating suspenseful and romantic story that I could not put down. Melissa Bourbon Ramirez writes great mysteries from cozy to romance to suspense and I can’t wait for her next book for my reading pleasure.

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