Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Undercover Assignment by Dana Mentink Blog Tour

About the Book

Book: Undercover Assignment

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre: Suspense

Release date: June 28, 2022

This K-9 will stop at nothing to keep a child safe.

When a little boy is threatened, Officer Daniella Vargas and K-9 partner, Zara, are assigned to pose as his nanny to uncover the culprit’s identity. Suspecting one of the guests in his inn, widower Sam Kavanaugh’s only option is to begrudgingly trust Daniella and Zara to help. But can they solve the case and its mysterious connection to Sam’s late wife before it’s too late?

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My Review

This is an enjoyable romantic suspense featuring a K-9 officer. Daniella is a good heroine. She is brave and tough and loves her faithful K-9 companion. She is not ready for romance, however, as she has guilt and pain from the past to overcome. Sam is a lodge owner under attack and Daniella is assigned his case and is required to stay on site. Sam has shut his heart to romance since the death of his wife. I like how God has a loving way of healing then both, preparing them for a new venture.

The mystery plot is a bit complex. Someone wants something in the lodge. The suspects include all of those staying at the lodge. Mentink gives us hints but it is not until near the end and a murder happens that the clues come together. The pace is consistent as suspicious activities continue to happen.

I enjoyed this novel. The characters are fine, especially sweet little Oliver. The character development shows how barriers to romance can be broken. The mystery is sufficient while it, along with the romance, is accelerated to a quick conclusion at the end.

Mt rating: 4/5 stars.


About the Author

Dana Mentink is a USA TODAY and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author. She’s written more than forty mystery and suspense novels for Love Inspired Suspense, Harvest House, and Poisoned Pen Press. She is honored to have received two ACFW Carol Awards, a Holt Medallion Award, and a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. Please visit her on the web at to sign up for her newsletter, or find her on Twitter, Facebook and Bookbub.

More from Dana

What a joy to participate in a series with seven other talented authors! A continuity series is a set of books, each written by a different author, and each with its own suspense plot along with an overarching series plot and characters. It’s a very complicated project to complete, but the fantastic part is chatting, collaborating, and sometimes commiserating with other writers. What a rare treat, since most of our work is done alone in dark rooms with computer screens and bottomless cups of coffee! This series was especially fun to write because of the whole wilderness lodge setting which is my favorite type of story. Picture it! Ancient cliff dwellings, a freak electrical storm, twenty-four hours with no power and a killer on the loose! That’s my kind of suspense novel. I hope you will enjoy this multi author series as much as we enjoyed creating it!

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I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Celebrate Lit.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)


Deana said...

I love reading anything from this author.

Anonymous said...

Seems like a good book.

slehan said...

Good book for Summer reading.
Thanks for the contest.

marisela zuniga said...

This sounds like a very good book

Debbie P said...

This sounds intriguing and like a really good read.

Bea LaRocca said...

Thank you for sharing your review of Undercover Assignment, this sounds like an exciting story and I am looking forward to reading it

Caryl Kane said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Undercover Assignment. Dana Mentink is a wonderful author.

Anonymous said...

It's an added bonus when a mystery still makes time for serious character development. Thanks for sharing about this book :) !

Suzannah Clark said...

Thanks for the honest review. I will check this one out.