Colton and the Single Mom by Jane Godman (The Coltons of Red Ridge #4)

Reviewed by Nas Dean | 5 Stars

COLTON AND THE SINGLE MOM by author Jane Godman is April 2018 release by Harlequin Romantic Suspense series.

Esmee da Costa is trying to find out the truth about the serial killer who is dubbed as the ‘Bridegroom Killer’ as he is on a killing spree of all the grooms in this small town. And the only suspect is the half-sister of cop Brayden Colton.

Brayden wants to keep Esmee away from prying but he can’t help the chemistry he feels when she is near. And then he had to invite Esmee and her young son to move into his home. Now, how will he keep Esmee away from prying into his family? And would Esmee be able to uncover the secrets?

COLTON AND THE SINGLE MOM is an intriguing romance with off the charts chemistry between Esmee and Brayden. Author Jane Godman has her unique way of spellbinding her readers and keeping them engrossed in the story till the very last page. I loved the mystery and intrigue aspect of this story. 

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.


Review by TashNz | 5 Stars

Colton and the Single Mom is book 4 of an exciting Harlequin Romantic Suspense series called The Coltons of Red Ridge.  Over 6 books we get to know the Colton's as they are faced with a variety of challenges which test them and also lead them to love.

Esmee is a true-crime film maker and trying to nail a story and the case of serial killer called the Bridegroom Killer.  The bad guy (or is it a "guy" in the true sense) has other thoughts and things don't go well.  Brayden Colton wants to stop Esmee interfering, worrying she'll uncover things best left alone.  He's also the only suspect's half brother - eeek!

What a wonderful adventure I was taken on, I need to read more Romantic Suspense stories and the more I read of the Colton's stories the more I want to read the rest.  I loved the interaction between Esmee and Brayden.  Esmee's son added to the story and I loved the well thought out plot along with more intrigue about the Colton's and their history which has been touched on previously.  I love the cover and I think Jane Godman did a fantastic job of holding my attention until the very last page.

A throughly enjoyable story with characters you want to know more and revisit. Loved it!


Reviewed by Helen

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

WOW what a story this one is, so much happening so much action and of course a beautiful romance throughout, I loved the setting and the characters so many people good and bad to heighten the danger as K-9 cop Brayden Colton and true crime filmmaker Esme Da Costa embark on a journey to a beautiful HEA in which there is lots of danger and threats along the way as well as a sensual romance.

Single mum Esme has arrived in Red Ridge to do a story on the Groom Killer who has taken to murdering grooms before their wedding days, trying to get a story and interviewing people especially one cop Brayden is very difficult seeing as how his half-sister is the main suspect, but when she does meet him the sparks fly instant attraction and Esme and her son Rhys are both hooked, her heart melts with the way the Brayden and Rhys become close.

Brayden and his K-9 partner Echo are a solitary team Brayden has been hurt before and with everything that is going on in Red Ridge at the moment getting close to someone is not in his plans, but meeting Esme and her son cause sparks and emotions to run high and when they are in a dangerous situation nothing will stop him from protecting them, as they move in with him the heat gets higher as does the danger.

I loved this story from start to finish, it is edge of your seat suspense and the romance between Brayden and Esme is just beautiful, not to mention Echo and Rhys. MS Godman has bought to life these people making them friends I could feel their pain and worry throughout the story and cannot highly recommend this one enough thank you so much MS Godman for another fabulous story that had me turning the pages I didn’t want to put this one down.