Burned by Her Devotion (Rogue Vows, #2)by Melinda Leigh

Published November 1st 2016 by Montlake Romance

5 Stars

Synopsis: In the second Rogue Vows novella, the town of Solitude, Oregon, will learn that good TV makes for terrible reality.

When Chase Ryan, a popular crime TV star, turns up dead, the entire town of Solitude is shaken—but the show isn’t over yet. The confessed murderer is violently abducted on the way to the county jail, and now Detective Seth Harding must find both the killer and the kidnapper.

Seth’s investigation unearths unsavory secrets from the celebrity’s life that incriminate a cast of suspects: Chase’s family, his sleazy agent, and a fanatical stalker with a troubled thirteen-year-old daughter. When that same teen disappears from her temporary foster home, Seth’s wife, social worker Carly Taylor, is drawn into the search.

Dodging paparazzi and peril, Seth and Carly track the girl. But as they get closer to uncovering the truth, the abductor sets the stage for a chilling finale…

My Review: The Rogue Vows Novellas are a continuation of the story begun in the Rogue River series. Detective Seth Harding is accompanying the detective taking the man who confessed to the murder in the first book to prison. When the police car is side swiped by a transport, the prisoner disappears. Did he escape? Was he rescued or has he been kidnapped?

This short story is continued from the book by Kendra Elliott “Death and Her Devotion”. This novella is action packed. I did not put it down from start to finish. The characters were pretty much the same, except for the switch to Detective Seth Harding as the investigating officer and his wife Carly Taylor (Stevie’s sister) involved in a child protection case. The story moves quickly and keeps you turning the pages. This was an enjoyable read. This book brings the whole stalker issue, that is facing many celebrities, to the forefront and takes it to the extreme of what could happen. This is a book that can be read in one sitting, but YOU MUST read Death and hHr Devotion first. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.