Book Review, Book Tour, Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense

Book Review – Brooke

Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for Brooke by Ronie Kendig, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Title: Brooke

Series: The Metcalfes #4

Author: Ronie Kendig

Publisher: Task Force Press

Release Date: February 6, 2023

Genre: Clean with faith elements, Romantic Suspense

Prioritizing career over family cost Brooke Metcalfe Mulroney everything—her relationship with her siblings, her marriage, her children. Written off by her family, she delves deeper into her work. Until a life-altering moment offers a chance at something she didn’t know she wanted—redemption. But her self-centered ways nip at her heels as she goes on the lam to do what she knows is right.

Former Special Forces operator and founder of MiLE, Cord Taggart wages war on human trafficking by taking the violence to the wicked, determined to never again let an innocent die because he did nothing. But maybe he’s bitten off more than he can chew this time as he works to track down New York City high-powered attorney Brooke Metcalfe, who is MIA. Then there’s her brothers who have threatened to chase him into the afterlife should he fail.

Tricky are the hours as Cord negotiates many battles: freeing the captives, demolishing the Trench that has made millions off the skin-trade industry, and his growing, deep-rooted feelings for the bombshell in her highfalutin tower. Brooke must put her life—and heart—in the hands of the thick-skulled operator.

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My Thoughts

Ronie Kendig has given us another intense page-turner of a story. I loved reading each and every one of these books in the Metcalfes series, and I am sorry to have finished this last one, but it was a good read.

This book also deals with the very difficult and sensitive topic of human trafficking. The author has written it well. Just enough details to portray the absolute horrors of it, but not too much to be overly graphic. I would like to add a word of caution here, though, that it might be a trigger for anyone with sensitivities to these issues.

Brooke, the aloof Metcalfe sister, has disappeared. Only Cord Taggert really knows she’s missing, at first. But finally, her brothers also come around to the fact. What do Metcalfes do when one of their own is in a tight spot? They run to the rescue.

So, what you have here is a tale of rescue. But it is ever-such-a-long journey to get there. Brooke is held captive by some really bad people. And like I already mentioned, there are some really bad things going on in this story.

I was quite intrigued by the beautiful setting of Taiwan, and would have enjoyed reading those parts, except for all the difficult details that went with it.

If you are looking for a good mystery to read, and especially if you like Ronie Kendig’s books, than I’m sure you will enjoy this one. (this is the final book of the series, so I highly recommend that you read the others first, if you haven’t already done so!)

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Other Books in Series



“[Do] you know what happened, how you were injured?” the nurse asked.
“I …” She swallowed, remembering how close she’d come to getting caught. “A-a car. I
was hit by a car. There …” Telling them she was being chased would only draw authorities, and
she’d already tried that once. “I guess … I just wasn’t paying attention.”
“We will get X-rays.” The nurse tapped into a device as she noted the vitals—and that’s
when Brooke noticed her name badge read Min in Mandarin.
To thwart the pain in her back, Brooke shifted—pain exploded through her side. Crying
out, she stiffened.
“But first something for the pain,” the nurse said in faltering English. “Is there someone
you want us to contact?”
“I—” Cradling her side and screwing up her face bought her a moment to think. Mark
and the girls weren’t talking to her.
Her brothers …
“You absolutely cannot tell them.” Mazin’s voice reverberated across her conscience.
“No …” She had no one to help her. Not anymore. Yet a pair of steel gray eyes argued
with that. Pleaded with her to call him, much like the dozen voicemails. “No. I’m alone.” She
had endangered the kids and her relationship with Mazin, so bringing Cord Taggart into it
would only make things worse.

About the Author

Ronie Kendig is a bestselling, award-winning author of over thirty books. She grew up an Army brat, and now she and her Army-veteran husband have returned to their beloved Texas after a nearly ten-year stint in the Northeast. They survive on Sonic runs, barbecue, and peach cobbler that they share–sometimes–with Benning the Stealth Golden. Ronie’s degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of intense, raw characters.

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Tour Giveaway

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