Yeah! Operation Second Chance Finaled. Wish me luck!

Some bonds can’t be broken by time and distance.

Navy Seal reunites with cowgirl biker accused of murder.



Scrawny, nerdy Dex Strong committed his life and exceptional intellect to service as a Navy Seal. Motorcycling, horseback-riding, security guard mother and widow, Zoe Waters is comfortable in her world. Misfit pals, now dynamic adults reunite through tragedy. Friendship morphs into love and puts Zoe in a killer’s cross hairs.

Zoe never fit in with uppity, designer-clad students. The unique, jean-clad farm girl proudly wears scuffed cowboy boots and spends time with her brainy best friend, Dex. Boys admire and are intimidated by her, but she’s unaware. A dorky nerd and a redneck are inseparable.

Dex is destined for greatness. Zoe wants a family and home in Sweetwater. She’s only hold Dex back. She hates hurting him but forces a clean break to prevent ruining his future.

Years later Zoe is suspected of murder, and Dex has transformed into a sexy, confident and accomplished Navy Seal. Sparks are stronger than ever, but their reconciliation incites a killer to target Zoe.

     ♥  This is an Awesome book💞

 2nd chances are my favorite trope and this one had my heart bleeding with the distrust that was developed during her 1st marriage…anger, hurt, murder and mayhem all follow the death of her husband. Can Zoe trust that Gabe (her first love) will not break her heart and can Gabe get to her in time to save her? ❤❤❤ I volunteered an honest opinion for this book. Nancy Kehl, Super Fan

AMAZING!!! Lynda IS an amazing writer! I have read all of Lynda’s books and love them. I can’t wait for the next one. Once I start reading one of Lynda’s books I CAN’T put it down. Karen Dawn

I live vicariously through books like yours, Janet Evanovich, and Sue Grafton. Thank you for sharing them with all of us. From an avid reader, Thank GOD, Sincerely N. Anderson

Why Mystery Vs. Romance?

Check out my talk about writing Mystery vs. Romance at the Derby Rotten Scoundrel’s YouTuber Channel. It’s audio only, so you can listen while you work, work out or drive. Click the image to access. the link.

Why I Chose Mystery over Romance”

Lynda Rees, Award-Winning Author

A diverse background, travel to exotic locations, and curiosity about how history effects today’s world fuel Lynda’s writing. Born in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky, the coal miner’s daughter is part-Cherokee Indian and grew up in Northern Kentucky while Newport prospered as a mecca for gambling, and sin. She resides on a horse farm in north/central Kentucky with her husband and a host of wacky critters. Published in historical romance, romantic mystery, children’s middle-grade mystery, children’s picture books, self-help, advertising copy and freelance, Lynda is an active member of several professional writing organizations.

My award-winning debut historical romance, Gold Lust Conspiracy is about a young woman’s struggle to survive and thrive in rugged frontier Alaska, when men ruled the world.

The Bloodline Series of romantic suspense stories about strong women facing disaster and adversity in a small Kentucky horse country town. Book 1 of the series, Parsley, Sage, Rose, Mary & Wine, is another award-winner. There are now ten books in this series. I’ve published several stand-alone mysteries, a contemporary romance, two middle-grade children’s books, Freckle Face & Blondie and The Thinking Tree, and a child’s picture book, NO FEAR, as well as a series of non-fiction books.  Read more about Lynda at

Love is a dangerous mystery! Enjoy the ride.

Lynda Rees

Also Recommended by Lynda Rees:

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Video by famous author Hank Phillipi Ryan.

It’s worth the time to listen to the whole thing, especially when she gets to the Q&A. Her perspective n editing is the best I’ve heard, and I’ve taken a lot of editing classes.

Lynda Rees


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My ebook Leah’s Story and audiobook Real Money are among the amazing 42 Prizes you can win!


Leah escapes certain death fleeing to small town, Sweetwater, where she builds an amazing new life–until her dangerous past follows her.


REAL ESTATE CAN BE MURDER! Agent Chloe wants a fresh start. A murder, a dead gangster, a billionaire, a famous country singer and a handsome deputy join forces to disturb the peace in her sleepy, little hometown.

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44 Incredible Prizes in the May, 2021 Giveaway sponsored by author, N. N. Light. Prizes include two of my books, Leah’s Story in eBook and Real Money in audiobook.

Real Estate can be murder!

Agent Chloe Roberts uncovers shady family secrets and is pursued by a billionaire developer, a sexy deputy, a dead gangster and lands in an assassin’s cross hairs.


NYPD Cop Flees Certain Death.

Deputy Leah loves her tight-knit, safe community of Sweetwater, Kentucky–until a dangerous past threatens her future.

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