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Book Review: Mateo’s Law

I am a big Sandra Cox fan. I’ve read a bunch of her books and each one seems better than the last. I was looking for something to read during this isolation and this sounded perfect. The only problem: I finished it in a day and a half. Here are my thoughts on her latest,

Mateo’s Law

by Sandra Cox

5/5

In Sandra Cox’s newest book, Mateo’s Law (2020), Chief Deputy Blair Delaney is an escapee from the old south life of Atlanta, GA, seeking the wide open cold spaces of wild and crazy rural Montana.

“Her first winter here, she was sure she’d freeze to death. Since then she never really warmed up till June.”

Sheriff Mateo Grey hires Delaney, calling her “…a Southern belle with a mouth of a trucker…” but finds out she’s not that at all. In fact, she’s full of energy, devoted to her job, hard working, willing to embrace the life that happens every day in this small town next door to the Rez. Together, it’s their job to maintain law and order and get along with Jesse Kipp, the Chief of Police on the Rez. Sheriff Grey finds her sexy and must fight his attraction to her free-wheeling ways while she finds him close to irresistible despite a spicy animal tang, more wolf than a human, that doesn’t really make sense. When a wolf-human pair starts attacking citizens of the town, Grey is afraid he knows what’s going on, and it’s tied to an evil force from his past that he thought he had eradicated from his life. He tries to keep Delaney out of his investigations, knowing it is much more dangerous than she imagines, but fails. He also can’t keep the old wolf who lives on his property away from undeniable scent of danger that raises his hackles all the way down his back.

Oh, did I mention shapeshifters?

I’ve read many of Sandra Cox’s books (see the list below). Her characters are always strong and confident with a bias for action and a lust for justice that will never quit. I love that. Cox has an enviable ability to put you in the story and quickly tell you just what you need to know to fall in love the characters. For example, I found myself thoroughly enjoying living in the wild, racing through the dark night, smelling the feral scents of the wild–as a wolf. Is there any way I could be a grey wolf in my next life, short of becoming a shapeshifter? Hmm…

Overall, an excellent book that you will wish was a lot longer. Highly recommended.

More Sandra Cox books:

Sandra Cox’s Newest Western: TumbleStar

Montana Shootist

S. Cox’s ThunderTree


Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Against All Odds, Summer 2020. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning

34 thoughts on “Book Review: Mateo’s Law

    • I don’t usually like supernatural but I like Cox’s books so tried it out and am glad I did! I’ll have to look up Bo Tully. He sounds good too.

      OK, I just grabbed it. I love Kindle Unlimited!

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  1. I read it fast, too, Jacqui, and hated when It was over:) I haven’t read a book of Sandra’s I haven’t liked. Definitely a must read for me.

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  2. Hi Jacqui – Sandra obviously enjoys writing her novels – and I’m sure many enjoy reading them – I wish her well with Mateo’s Law – stay safe both of you – Hilary

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