April's Fool (Sam Cable #1) - Scott Bell

Book source ~ ARC. My review is voluntary and honest.


Texas Ranger Sam Cable has been assigned to bodyguard April Marie Fortney, a US Senate candidate while she campaigns. No one is more surprised than Sam when he wakes up next to her dead body. And they’re both naked. What?! Someone is going to a lot of trouble to make it look like he killed Fortney, but Sam knows in his gut (since he can’t remember what happened) that he did not. So, instead of sitting around while others look no further than his own yummy self (my words), he starts poking around on his own. The big question is: can he find the real killer before he gets locked up good and proper? Time is ticking…


Well, how often does a book start off with a naked Texas Ranger in bed with a naked candidate for Senate? Ok, so maybe that start is out there somewhere, but how often is the woman dead and the nommy Ranger clueless about what happened? Talk about getting a book up and running from the get go. How about we stir the pot? Not only is Sam being set up, but he’s white and she’s black. White law enforcement officer, dead black woman. Oh, man. Talk about a powder keg. Sam has his investigative work cut out for him. Luckily, he has help when the FBI gets involved and Rita Goldman is put on the case. Add in Sam’s brother, some helpful co-workers, and a peach of a boss and things start looking up for Sam. Just a tiny bit, but we’ll take it, right?


The writing will toss you in the deep end (kinda like Sam from page 1 on) and you’ll need to keep swimming along with Sam to get to shallow water. The characters are awesome. Seriously. And the plot is twisty and turny enough to keep you guessing. Nice! I can’t wait to go on more adventures with Sam and his dynamic crew. If you’re looking for a fast-paced intriguing whodunit with great characters then be sure to pick this one up!

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