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The Coltons of Texas saga reaches its thrilling climax with a tale of Christmas justice Ex cop Reid Colton is working double time to help beautiful widow Penelope Barrington Clark While investigating her dad, his family lawyer, the two are also trying to uncover who murdered Pen s husbandall while keeping their relationship professional But when a bullet and their forbidden attraction change everything, it s Reid to the rescue, determined to guard Pen and her son with his lifeThe last thing Penelope wants is to fall for a sexy Colton who s not looking for forever Yet as Christmas approaches and their investigation heats up, the three start to feel like a family And the best present of all Solving the Colton clan s biggest mystery


10 thoughts on “Colton Christmas Protector

  1. Susan Susan says:

    Excellent conclusion to the Coltons of Texas series, with all the questions finally answered Besides finally learning what happened to Eldridge, Reid, the last of the Colton siblings finally found his soulmate The story opened at the funeral of Penelope s husband, who was also Reid s partner Reid and Andrew had also been good friends, which made it all thepainful when Reid was accused of Andrew s murder His presence at the funeral did not go over well with Penelope, who was still deali Excellent conclusion to the Coltons of Texas series, with all the questions finally answered Besides finally learning what happened to Eldridge, Reid, the last of the Colton siblings finally found his soulmate The story opened at the funeral of Penelope s husband, who was also Reid s partner Reid and Andrew had also been good friends, which made it all thepainful when Reid was accused of Andrew s murder His presence at the funeral did not go over well with Penelope, who was still dealing with her devastating grief Meanwhile, Reid was disgusted with his treatment by his fellow officers and quit the force Eighteen months later, Pen discovered some hidden information that Andrew had been investigating information about her father, who was also the Colton s lawyer The only person Pen felt she could turn to was Reid, but she wasn t sure if she could put aside her feelings of anger and betrayal I ached for Reid, who has felt somewhat lost since walking away from his work as a cop.Reid and Pen have a long history, having known each other since they were children Reid was even the one who introduced his partner to Pen at a charity event He enjoyed being a part of their lives, and frequently found himself envying their happiness He ruthlessly squashed what he saw as his inappropriate feelings for his friend s wife To work together, they would have to find a way past the hurt, anger, and guilt After an attempt to kill them both, Reid took Pen and her son Nicholas to hide out at his lake house Over the several weeks that they worked together to finish the investigation that Andrew started, Reid and Pen grew closer The attraction between them grew steadily I loved watching the changes that they both went through Reid realized that the playboy womanizer was no longer the life he wanted I loved his protectiveness with Pen, and his gentleness and understanding as she worked through all the things that came to light Pen needed to decide to move on with her life Andrew s death and her father s betrayal had flattened her, and she wasn t sure she was ready to risk her heart again But she couldn t deny the effect he had on her or his heart melting care of her son She is also well aware of Reid s reputation and the differences in their ways of life there were some great scenes where she called him on those differences , and she found it hard to believe that he would want her I liked how they both let go of their fears at the end and embraced their future together I loved Reid s pride and happiness as he announced their news to the rest of the family.The suspense of the story was terrific and wrapped everything up quite well There were several things going on First was the overarching series mystery of what happened to Eldridge Colton I wasn t too surprised by that resolution, though I thought the reasons behind it were mean and manipulative The real intensity of the story had to do with the investigation that Reid and Pen were working on There was a hint of what was going on in the previous book, Runaway Colton The attack on Reid and Pen upped the intensity and their realization that this trouble went deeper than they had expected I was surprised by one of the people Reid recruited to help, but he did better than I expected I was glued to the pages when Pen and Nicholas were taken and loved how she had such a big part in her rescue Her strength and calmness in the crisis were great Reid s final confrontation with the bad guy had me on the edge of my seat until it was over.I loved the epilogue and seeing all of the previous couples all gathered together There was even a small nod to the previous Colton series I enjoyed Reid s overt happiness and the bombshell of his announcement There was a nice surprise for the whole family at the end of it


  2. Jo (Mixed Book Bag) Jo (Mixed Book Bag) says:

    I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.Finally a answer to a the mystery of what happened to Eldridge That answer is wrapped around another mystery Who killed Andrew, Reid s police partner, and why did was Reid Colton blamed Does the fact that someone is trying to kill both Reid and Pen, Andrew a widow, have a tie in to Andrew s death Reid and Pen are nice characters and throwing a terrible two into the mix lightened up the story line A nice finish to the story l I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.Finally a answer to a the mystery of what happened to Eldridge That answer is wrapped around another mystery Who killed Andrew, Reid s police partner, and why did was Reid Colton blamed Does the fact that someone is trying to kill both Reid and Pen, Andrew a widow, have a tie in to Andrew s death Reid and Pen are nice characters and throwing a terrible two into the mix lightened up the story line A nice finish to the story line I did think that Eldridge s mysterious disappearance could have been solved sooner but it did give all the character s a chance for an HEA Will stand alone but best if the series is read in order


  3. Dawn ♥ romance Dawn ♥ romance says:

    This holiday romance had a very exciting ending but I didn t care for the premise of the story The heroine had too much anger toward the hero that was explained away by I didn t do it which should have been said months earlier Penelope calls Reid when she finds an incriminating folder of her deceased husbands even though she thinks he killed her husband.


  4. Smut Report Smut Report says:

    Review also available at The Smut Report.Heat Factor Not even steamCharacter Chemistry It s finePlot There are a lot of moving parts they are hiding out and solving crimes and parentingOverall IrritatingHave you ever had the experience reading a book, where something really early on just irritates you, and then as you continue to read, you keep noticing small irritating things Things that, in isolation, wouldn t bug you, but because you re already irritated, just irritate youYeah, Review also available at The Smut Report.Heat Factor Not even steamCharacter Chemistry It s finePlot There are a lot of moving parts they are hiding out and solving crimes and parentingOverall IrritatingHave you ever had the experience reading a book, where something really early on just irritates you, and then as you continue to read, you keep noticing small irritating things Things that, in isolation, wouldn t bug you, but because you re already irritated, just irritate youYeah, that was my experience with this book Considering how many times I used the word irritating in the last paragraph, I think you have a pretty good handle on my feelings To help you decide whether or not this book is for you, here s the initial event that sparked my irritation Ok, so Reid Colton is one of the many scions of the Texas branch of the wealthy Colton family, is also a former police detective his retirement was a whole thing, not important not because he needed a job or money, but because he wanted to serve and protect He lives at home at the family ranch, along with a bunch of his siblings, which, NIGHTMARE, but ok, you do you Here s the irritating bit He sleeps in Stumbles down to the kitchen Snarks about his mom and her histrionics Pulls the coffee pot out of the coffee maker Decides that the sludge is not appealing Calls the maid in, from another room, to ask her to make him some coffee Me Seriously You had the coffee pot in your hand, you couldn t just brew a fresh pot Reid, a few paragraphs later I shouldn t have asked her to make a fresh pot of coffee just for me Me Truth Reid, continuing I could have just gone to Starbucks Me UGGGGGGHHHHHHH You have a robot that makes coffee for you Just push the damn button yourself Here s the event that sealed the deal with me being completely and utterly irritated with this book Reid Finds secret file that shows that Penelope was actually adopted Hides it Penelope What was in that file Reid Trust me, I ll tell you when it s time It s for your own good Me HOW PATERNALISTIC CAN YOU GET Penelope, later My dad is so evil What if my son inherited a genetic propensity for evilness from my dad Reid You re a good mom And trust me, you don t need to worry about that Penelope BUT THE GENES Me Eye rollReid You re adopted Penelope Well, I m not sad that he s not my real dad But, but my REAL mom gave me awaaaaaaaaaay Me What. Anyways There is some moderate suspense here, but I wouldn t call it all that suspenseful Pen and Reid have a complicated relationship, mainly due to external factors he killed her husband by accident, but still , and Cornelison does a decent enough job of having them work through their issues However, all their chemistry seems to consist of her wanting to kiss him but not because he won t give her forever I guess he s a playboy and him wanting to protect her because that s the kind of man he is I would recommend this book only to readers who really like alpha heroes who combine the worst traits of Billionaire Heroes wealth, entitlement, bossiness with Lawman Heroes protectiveness, gun skills, bossiness Blog Twitter Facebook Instagram


  5. Books and Spoons Books and Spoons says:

    I have truly enjoyed this series, but this last book turned out to be my favorite one It has great mysteries to be solved, the case of missing patriarch needing to come to conclusion, there are the old friends who need to find their peace with each other, a little boy who deserves a father, and the Colton family who always manage to get some drama and trouble stirred up wherever they go Pen and Reid has an interesting history between them Reid actually introduced Pen s husband to her, and the I have truly enjoyed this series, but this last book turned out to be my favorite one It has great mysteries to be solved, the case of missing patriarch needing to come to conclusion, there are the old friends who need to find their peace with each other, a little boy who deserves a father, and the Colton family who always manage to get some drama and trouble stirred up wherever they go Pen and Reid has an interesting history between them Reid actually introduced Pen s husband to her, and then later on Reid was accused of killing Andrew, his partner in the law enforcement and her husband They used to be acquaintances, even friends Reid has always found her attractive, but now they have so much hostility, remorse, guilt, and anger in between them it is going to take an effort for them to work on the mysterious information coming to the light about Pen s father and her husband, Andrew The chemistry between Pen and Reid was amazing And this novel takes it time to develop, it is not a day or two but weeks of time, and when the slow heat between them turns into a sizzling burn they both have a strong reaction And while they are in hiding and investigating, the growth, the development in both of them is evident Reid has to face his past as the rich playboy with no commitments to slow him down And Pen has to take the steps to move on from Andrews death, his father s betrayal, and dare to embrace life anew That part of the story was like watching a sunrise, there was such a light and joy in their discoveries and beauty in their fragile attempts to approach each other And them BAM and we are in the middle of a high speed action, and it is happening in several places at the same time with deadly force and attempt It is fierce, bloody, and horrifyingly intimidating I was coming off my seat with tension as the crescendo hit the story An absolutely marvelous ending to the series, breathtaking at times, gave a conclusion to most of the questions The case of a missing patriarch I wantedanswers for, but even though this was the end of the series, somehow I got the impression there are some of the Colton s we might be hearing again later on Maybe Wishful thinking Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side


  6. DelAnne Frazee DelAnne Frazee says:

    Title Colton Christmas Protector The Colton s of Texas Book 12Author Beth Cornelison Published 12 6 2016 Publisher Harlequin Pages 288 Genre Mystery, Thrillers Sub Genre Romance WesternsISBN 13 9780373282050 ASIN B01HB74HXA Reviewer DelAnne Reviewed For NetGalleyRating 4.25 Stars I received a copy of Colton Christmas Protector from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.DescriptionThe Coltons of Texas saga reaches its thri Title Colton Christmas Protector The Colton s of Texas Book 12Author Beth Cornelison Published 12 6 2016 Publisher Harlequin Pages 288 Genre Mystery, Thrillers Suspense Sub Genre Romance WesternsISBN 13 9780373282050 ASIN B01HB74HXA Reviewer DelAnne Reviewed For NetGalleyRating 4.25 Stars I received a copy of Colton Christmas Protector from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.DescriptionThe Coltons of Texas saga reaches its thrilling climax with a tale of Christmas justice Ex cop Reid Colton is working double time to help beautiful widow Penelope Barrington Clark While investigating her dad, his family lawyer, the two are also trying to uncover who murdered Pen s husband all while keeping their relationship professional But when a bullet and their forbidden attraction change everything, it s Reid to the rescue, determined to guard Pen and her son with his life The last thing Penelope wants is to fall for a sexy Colton who s not looking for forever Yet as Christmas approaches and their investigation heats up, the three start to feel like a family And the best present of all Solving the Colton clan s biggest mystery My Review of Colton Christmas Protector The climatic ending is finally here and it is as good as one could hope for Unfortunate I have missed a few of the final books in this series and had a bit of trouble catching up I still enjoyed the book The characters were bold and well developed I understood and followed the plot of the two main characters and their coming together easily The running plot of the family in general was were the problems came in I was lucky to find the three books I missed at a local used bookstore and once I read them I reread Colton Christmas Protector again and found it to be very clear and a fun read My overall rating of Colton Christmas Protector is 4.25 out of 5 stars. link Barnes and Noble link GoodReads link The Reading Room link


  7. KarenE Frost KarenE Frost says:

    What a finish Thank you Beth Cornelison This was a most wonderful finish in a life of the Coltons This story could have been hard to finish but YOU did it The hero and heroine have a past and have to get past it The mystery of both Dad s was wonderful Good and evil fought to get over, around and under The plot shifters back n forth and keeps you on your toes from the first word until the last It was a GREAT story Thank you.


  8. Jessie Jessie says:

    I was given this book to judge and I think if I wasaware of the entire Colton series, it may have hadappeal but it was very formulaic but that s not surprising for a Harlequin book I would recommend this for romance readers who like thingstame in the romance department but still like a bit of suspense and mystery.


  9. Monica Cardoza Monica Cardoza says:

    This was the story I was waiting for This story had everything I love it had romance, suspense, action but it also had sadness and happiness This is the twelve book in The Coltons of Texas series When I started reading this book I was trying to remember who Reid was since I haven t been able to read all the books in this series I was finally able to remember which Colton s Reid was part of I was able to concentrate on the story The storyline was intriguing and I couldn t put this book down This was the story I was waiting for This story had everything I love it had romance, suspense, action but it also had sadness and happiness This is the twelve book in The Coltons of Texas series When I started reading this book I was trying to remember who Reid was since I haven t been able to read all the books in this series I was finally able to remember which Colton s Reid was part of I was able to concentrate on the story The storyline was intriguing and I couldn t put this book down I wanted to know who as after Reid and Penelope Not only that but would she be able to hear him out and let him explain what happened between him and Andrew, her late husband But in the midst of everything someone is trying either kill Penelope or Reid or maybe both of them, who can it be In the middle of them hiding out at Reid s safe haven they start becoming close They are working together to put someone behind bars and make sure that this person gets what he deserves This person has been stealing from different people even the Colton family In the middle of their investigation something doesn t sit well with Reid he is noticing some odd behavior with the butler and his wife Something is not right with them can they be involved with the disappearance of his father.Colton Christmas Protector was a great read I love Ms Cornelison s writing style It was enthralling, clear and focused The characters were well developed I loved seeing the Colton family come together and look into the disappearance of their father The chemistry between Reid and Penelope was beautiful it was sensual I can t wait to read the next book in this series.Received ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an Honest Review


  10. Sheri Jesse Sheri Jesse says:

    Quick, easy read I love the Colton s and have since the first book This one does not disappoint the characters are believable as are the relationships I thought I had the mystery figured out but hoped I was wrong You ll have to read it yourself to find out what happens.