About the Book
Book: Yukon Justice
Author: Dana Mentink
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release date: October 26, 2021
Sabotage on a family ranch…
Newfoundland Ella and her Alaska State Trooper partner is on the case.
When her estranged uncle attempts to sabotage her family’s reindeer ranch, K-9 team assistant Katie Kapowski heads home to help save it—and becomes his target. With their rocky past, Alaska State Trooper Brayden Ford and his furry partner are the last team Katie wants assigned to protect her. But with the ranch under siege, they must work together…or risk falling victim to a killer.
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I really enjoyed Yukon Justice, it was a great romantic suspense set against the backdrop of Alaska. I also liked that it involved a reindeer farm as well. I was hooked from beginning to end and I could barely put it down because I was desperate to see what would happen to the characters.
I loved getting to know Katie and seeing how much she cares for her aunt and the family farm. However, there were times it seemed like she put herself in harms way one too many times, especially when there is a killer on the loose. I also couldn’t quite understand her animosity towards Brayden. I get that in the past he had done somethings when she was trying to get a job, but at the same time, there were times I felt like she kind of proved him right. I also enjoyed getting to know Brayden, and while he did have his flaws, it was interesting to see how he takes on protecting Katie and the farm. I liked that he was a good contrast to Katie, especially when it comes how they have or haven’t moved on from their past interactions.
The only thing I wish is that we had a more definite answer as to why the killer did what he did. I felt like that was somewhat open-ended and I would have loved to know more about what made him do the things he does throughout the novel, and why then.
Also, this review would not be complete without mentioning Brayden’s dog, Ella, she was amazing and I loved the scenes where she was present. She definitely serves as the comic relief, and stole the show sometimes, but in a good way!
Overall, I really enjoyed Yukon Justice! I highly recommend it for those who enjoy romantic suspense and/or mysteries and thrillers. This would also be a perfect book to read as winter approaches. I am looking forward to reading more of Dana Mentink’s work in the future. 4/5 Stars.
*I received a copy of this book from the author and Celebrate Lit in exchange for my honest review.
About the Author
Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is the Publisher’s Weekly and Amazon bestselling author of over forty titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, and Poisoned Pen Press. You can connect with Dana via her website at danamentink.com, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)
More from Dana
Up on the housetop, click, click, click, down through the chimney with good St. Nick. Does anyone know that line from the famous Christmas song? I’ve been singing it for years but only recently did I learn that the clicking is a real reindeer phenomenon. Those reindeer ankle joints make a clicking sound so they can find the rest of their herd if they are separated in a blizzard. It’s just one of the many things I learned about reindeer while researching to write Yukon Justice. In the novel, Katy has to take over running her aunt’s reindeer ranch and protect it from threats by a dangerous intruder. I had the pleasure of “Zoom” interviewing the owner of the Running Reindeer Ranch in Fairbanks, Alaska! Jane helped me learn all kinds of interesting things about reindeer. How much do you know about these critters? Take my quick three question trivia quiz to test your knowledge!
- What’s the difference between caribou and reindeer? They are the same animal but caribou are the wild variety and the domesticated version are called reindeer.
- Do males or females grow antlers? Both! Reindeer are a type of deer and the only species where the female grows antlers as well as the males.
- How come kids put out carrots for Santa’s reindeer? Good question! Carrots are not, in fact, part of a natural healthy reindeer diet. The animals don’t even have front teeth! A much better treat would be willow or birch leaves, or their favorite food…lichen, which they find by scraping the snow away from the ground with their hooves.
So how did you do? If you want to know more about these amazing creatures, snag yourself a copy of Yukon Justice!
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