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In the first Rogue Vows novella, Zane and Stevie are about to get an unexpected wedding present…and it’s a deadly one. It should be the happiest weekend of Officer Stevie Taylor’s life. She’s finally going to marry Police Chief Zane Duncan and live happily ever after in Solitude, Oregon. But all wedding plans grind to a halt when a dead body is found at a nearby campground. In the first Rogue Vows novella, Zane and Stevie are about to get an unexpected wedding present…and it’s a deadly one. It should be the happiest weekend of Officer Stevie Taylor’s life. She’s finally going to marry Police Chief Zane Duncan and live happily ever after in Solitude, Oregon. But all wedding plans grind to a halt when a dead body is found at a nearby campground. A vacationing A-list TV actor has been murdered…and all hell is about to break loose. When it comes to a celebrity murder, everyone has a motive—and everyone wants a piece of the action. As news media and paparazzi swarm their sleepy town, Stevie and Zane must dig deep to untangle a web of lies, dirty little secrets, and betrayals—and uncover the killer. But the closer they get to the truth, the deadlier their investigation becomes. And if they don’t act quickly, ’Til death do us part may come sooner than they thought.


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In the first Rogue Vows novella, Zane and Stevie are about to get an unexpected wedding present…and it’s a deadly one. It should be the happiest weekend of Officer Stevie Taylor’s life. She’s finally going to marry Police Chief Zane Duncan and live happily ever after in Solitude, Oregon. But all wedding plans grind to a halt when a dead body is found at a nearby campground. In the first Rogue Vows novella, Zane and Stevie are about to get an unexpected wedding present…and it’s a deadly one. It should be the happiest weekend of Officer Stevie Taylor’s life. She’s finally going to marry Police Chief Zane Duncan and live happily ever after in Solitude, Oregon. But all wedding plans grind to a halt when a dead body is found at a nearby campground. A vacationing A-list TV actor has been murdered…and all hell is about to break loose. When it comes to a celebrity murder, everyone has a motive—and everyone wants a piece of the action. As news media and paparazzi swarm their sleepy town, Stevie and Zane must dig deep to untangle a web of lies, dirty little secrets, and betrayals—and uncover the killer. But the closer they get to the truth, the deadlier their investigation becomes. And if they don’t act quickly, ’Til death do us part may come sooner than they thought.

30 review for Death and Her Devotion

  1. 4 out of 5

    CL

    This first Rogue Vows novella has Police Chief Zane and Officer Stevie Taylor about to be married when the body of a celebrity has been discovered in the local campground murdered and posed in the same manner as a crime his character investigated. His entourage all try to paint a different picture than the local police department is uncovering but now fires keep cropping up all over town and it points toward the celebrity’s stalker. Will they solve this crime in time for their wedding? I would l This first Rogue Vows novella has Police Chief Zane and Officer Stevie Taylor about to be married when the body of a celebrity has been discovered in the local campground murdered and posed in the same manner as a crime his character investigated. His entourage all try to paint a different picture than the local police department is uncovering but now fires keep cropping up all over town and it points toward the celebrity’s stalker. Will they solve this crime in time for their wedding? I would like to thank the Publisher and Net Galley for the chance to read this ARC.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Linda Strong

    Police Chief Zane Duncan and Officer Stevie Taylor are both thinking of their upcoming wedding. Zane just wants to marry the love of his life. Stevie wants the same ... but she's having to deal with her mother and sister over all the wedding details. I'm sure elopement has been mentioned a lot .. by Stevie. The day before the nuptials, a dead body is found at a nearby campground. Looks like the wedding might not happen ... the dead body is that of a very well-known actor .. and he was murdered. Th Police Chief Zane Duncan and Officer Stevie Taylor are both thinking of their upcoming wedding. Zane just wants to marry the love of his life. Stevie wants the same ... but she's having to deal with her mother and sister over all the wedding details. I'm sure elopement has been mentioned a lot .. by Stevie. The day before the nuptials, a dead body is found at a nearby campground. Looks like the wedding might not happen ... the dead body is that of a very well-known actor .. and he was murdered. The victim was spending the weekend with his brother and two friends. Investigating, Stevie finds that everyone had a motive. Digging deep, Stevie and Zane find lies, secrets, and betrayals. Throw in the girlfriends and ex-wives and it's a free-for-all. Less than 100 pages, this is the first book in a 2-book series and it's packed with everything you would expect from a 300 page novel... a victim that shouldn't be dead, lots of suspects, and the added stress of trying to get married. Solitude is a small Oregon town and the residents are all that you would ever need in the way of friends and neighbors. I have read several books by this author and have never come away disappointed. I look forward to reading Book 2 --- BURNED BY HER DEVOTION by Melinda Leigh. Many thanks to the author / Amazon Publishing / NetGalley who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)

    For such a short book, the story felt complete. I guess it helps that I've read the other books/series with the characters. So I'm familiar with them. And for once, I didn't know who did it before the ending. The narrator did a good job. Even though her tone doesn't vary much, I wasn't confused as to whom was speaking. For such a short book, the story felt complete. I guess it helps that I've read the other books/series with the characters. So I'm familiar with them. And for once, I didn't know who did it before the ending. The narrator did a good job. Even though her tone doesn't vary much, I wasn't confused as to whom was speaking.

  4. 5 out of 5

    CD {Boulder Blvd}

    For those who read the Rogue River novellas, Death and Her Devotion and Burned by Her Devotion are nice follow up stories to the next phase of the main characters. Death and Her Devotion focuses on Stevie and Zane as they try to marry in the middle of a murder investigation of a high profile actor. The plot is nicely done as well as the personal hurdles they face. Special Thanks to Montlake Romance via NetGalley

  5. 4 out of 5

    Petra

    This is the first novella in the Rogue Vows series, another collaboration between Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh, two authors whose other works I love, and as expected, this one didn't disappoint either. We're back in Solitude, a small town in Oregon and home to the Taylor family. Police officer Stevie Taylor is preparing for her wedding day when the murder of a popular TV celebrity brings chaos and danger to the quaint, little town. Can Stevie and police chief Zane Duncan, who is Stevie's fianc This is the first novella in the Rogue Vows series, another collaboration between Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh, two authors whose other works I love, and as expected, this one didn't disappoint either. We're back in Solitude, a small town in Oregon and home to the Taylor family. Police officer Stevie Taylor is preparing for her wedding day when the murder of a popular TV celebrity brings chaos and danger to the quaint, little town. Can Stevie and police chief Zane Duncan, who is Stevie's fiancé, find the culprit in time to enjoy their big day? Although not really necessary as this works as a standalone short story, if you enjoy gripping but heartwarming romantic suspense stories, start with the Rogue River and Rogue Winter series and then enjoy this continuation. Despite the fact that this is a novella, it has everything that you would expect from a full-length romantic suspense novel. Really enjoyable. I received an ARC via NetGalley.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Paula Phillips

    As readers of The Phantom Paragrapher and those who know me IRL, you will know that I am bad at reading books out of order. I never mean too, it just happens. Sometimes I get it right but other times, I end up reading them back to front and that's what happened with Rogue Vows Novellas series. Reading this book second, gave me a clearer view of what had happened and the events leading up to what occurred in Book #2 - Burned by Her Devotion. Death and Her Devotion starts with Zane and Stevie who As readers of The Phantom Paragrapher and those who know me IRL, you will know that I am bad at reading books out of order. I never mean too, it just happens. Sometimes I get it right but other times, I end up reading them back to front and that's what happened with Rogue Vows Novellas series. Reading this book second, gave me a clearer view of what had happened and the events leading up to what occurred in Book #2 - Burned by Her Devotion. Death and Her Devotion starts with Zane and Stevie who should have been finally tying the knot being called to the local camping ground as Chase Ryan has been found dead. Chase Ryan is a major Hollywood actor who plays a cop onscreen and has his fair share of stalkers especially one in particular who shows us looks can be deceiving Cyndee. With multiple stories that don't line up and the police of Solitude wanting this wrapped up before the wind of his death hits the news and media vans swarm down on Solitude, Oregon. Can Zane and Stevie get to the bottom of who killed Chase? Also in this book is an OMG moment as our stalker decides to have another go at arson trapping someone from Solitude in a barn? Can Carly and Seth get to the barn in time or will the Taylor family suffer another tragedy? Find out in Book #1 of the Rogue Vows Novella series by Kendra Elliot for a quick read mystery fix.

  7. 4 out of 5

    julia ☆ [owls reads]

    Death and Her Devotion is a novella just over 90 pages, but it's filled with tension and danger. The fast pace and dual POV keep you engaged and the plot is well developed for such a short story. The characters are also layered and complex, which is another great feat when the story focus is very much on a murder investigation. The mystery and its unraveling are quite surprising. So much happens in such a short period of time and the way it all comes together is really well done. Elliot knows how Death and Her Devotion is a novella just over 90 pages, but it's filled with tension and danger. The fast pace and dual POV keep you engaged and the plot is well developed for such a short story. The characters are also layered and complex, which is another great feat when the story focus is very much on a murder investigation. The mystery and its unraveling are quite surprising. So much happens in such a short period of time and the way it all comes together is really well done. Elliot knows how to slowly build up tension and make the pieces of the mystery come together. There are still a few things left unsolved, which are definitely going to be dealt with in the next installment, but this is still a quick and entertaining read.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Anita

    Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review. This is a novella and I was very surprised to find that there were several before this one. I've read several of Kendra Elliot's books, but completely missed these suspense novellas. This one is great and I'm going to get my hands on the others. Stevie and Zane are getting married, but have a complication just days before the big event. A hot TV star had the misfortune to get h Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review. This is a novella and I was very surprised to find that there were several before this one. I've read several of Kendra Elliot's books, but completely missed these suspense novellas. This one is great and I'm going to get my hands on the others. Stevie and Zane are getting married, but have a complication just days before the big event. A hot TV star had the misfortune to get himself murdered in their town. Bummer, for Stevie and Zane, and for Chase Ryan and his millions of fans who descend on them when his murder becomes known. Tough enough to solve a murder without the spotlight of the national media shining on their little town. As Stevie and Zane investigate, they uncover several things that shed a whole different light on this media darling.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Alice 🌙

    4/5 ⭐️ Loved this short thriller

  10. 4 out of 5

    Candy

    Chase Ryan a famous & popular TV star & his entourage, his brother Spider, childhood friends Josh & Toby as well as Spider's son Brandon, have made their annual trip to Solitude, Oregon to camp at Crying Indian Campground along the Rogue River. To everyone's surprise, Chase has been murdered not far from their camp site. Police office Stevie Taylor is the first on the scene, thinking 7 a.m. is early for a dead body as she yawns from her late night. Her family kept her busy half the night discuss Chase Ryan a famous & popular TV star & his entourage, his brother Spider, childhood friends Josh & Toby as well as Spider's son Brandon, have made their annual trip to Solitude, Oregon to camp at Crying Indian Campground along the Rogue River. To everyone's surprise, Chase has been murdered not far from their camp site. Police office Stevie Taylor is the first on the scene, thinking 7 a.m. is early for a dead body as she yawns from her late night. Her family kept her busy half the night discussing wedding & reception music selections for the coming weekend. Police Chief Zane Duncan, Stevie fiancee, arrives at the murder scene shortly after she does. While the small town police department try to solve the murder as quietly as possible someone leaks the story that Chase has died in Solitude. The town becomes a circus of characters from national news channels to a stalker of Chase. As the investigation proceeds, hidden truths start to make there way to the surface regarding the players in this case. All the while, Stevie & Zane are preparing for the upcoming wedding. When the night before the wedding the reception hall is burned to the ground, luckily no one is hurt, Stevie questions whether or not the wedding should even happen. But who sets the grange on fire? Did it have anything to do with Chase's murder? Will they find Chase's murderer? Will Stevie & Zane still get married? First off, I am a fan of Kendra Elliot's writing. This was a good short story murder mystery with plenty of twists. You'll think you might know who did it, but it won't be who you think. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the genre & anyone one interested in branching out beyond what they normally read. I will be reading more of her books in the future! I voluntarily reviewed a NetGalley.com copy of this book.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Dee Cherry

    Good beginning as Zane & Stevie find themselves trying to solve a mystery before they tie the knot. Surprised to find out person that committed the crime. Looking forward to next in series

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mary Brown

    Synopsis: In the first Rogue Vows novella, Zane and Stevie are about to get an unexpected wedding present…and it’s a deadly one. It should be the happiest weekend of Officer Stevie Taylor’s life. She’s finally going to marry Police Chief Zane Duncan and live happily ever after in Solitude, Oregon. But all wedding plans grind to a halt when a dead body is found at a nearby campground. A vacationing A-list TV actor has been murdered…and all hell is about to break loose. When it comes to a celebrity m Synopsis: In the first Rogue Vows novella, Zane and Stevie are about to get an unexpected wedding present…and it’s a deadly one. It should be the happiest weekend of Officer Stevie Taylor’s life. She’s finally going to marry Police Chief Zane Duncan and live happily ever after in Solitude, Oregon. But all wedding plans grind to a halt when a dead body is found at a nearby campground. A vacationing A-list TV actor has been murdered…and all hell is about to break loose. When it comes to a celebrity murder, everyone has a motive—and everyone wants a piece of the action. As news media and paparazzi swarm their sleepy town, Stevie and Zane must dig deep to untangle a web of lies, dirty little secrets, and betrayals—and uncover the killer. But the closer they get to the truth, the deadlier their investigation becomes. And if they don’t act quickly, ’Til death do us part may come sooner than they thought. (Goodreads) Review: This is the first book in the Rogue Vows Novella series and I really enjoyed it. I have read all of the other novellas in the Rogue River series and they are all great. The characters are well developed, well rounded and three dimensional. Stevie is a strong, intelligent woman who cares about people a lot. I really enjoy reading about the relationship between her and Zane, they make such a great couple. I also always enjoy reading more about the relationship between her and her family. They are a close knit group and they always have each others backs. I have read all of the novellas in this series and I feel like I know the characters and am happy to spend time with them. The writing style flows smoothly and this novella is a quick easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I always feel like I am right there in the middle of the story, watching all of the action taking place. She is also very talented in creating mystery and suspense with just the written word. There are enough suspects and clues to consider that I did not figure out the killer before it was revealed. I would recommend this novella to anyone who enjoys a well written mystery series. I would also recommend that you read all the books in the Rogue River series in order so that you can get a real feel for the characters and the family dynamics. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. I would like to thank NetGalley and Montlake Romance for the opportunity to read and review this book.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Carla Johnson-Hicks

    The Rogue Vows Novellas are a continuation of the story begun in the Rogue River series. Police Chief Zane and Officer Stevie Taylor are finally going to get married, but when an actor turns up dead in the woods, will they have to put a hold on their nuptuals. This is a short story that is continued in the book by Melinda Leigh "Burned by her Devotion". Despite the fact that this is a novella, it has everything that you would expect from a full-length romantic suspense novel. The characters are The Rogue Vows Novellas are a continuation of the story begun in the Rogue River series. Police Chief Zane and Officer Stevie Taylor are finally going to get married, but when an actor turns up dead in the woods, will they have to put a hold on their nuptuals. This is a short story that is continued in the book by Melinda Leigh "Burned by her Devotion". Despite the fact that this is a novella, it has everything that you would expect from a full-length romantic suspense novel. The characters are not really developed in this book as they have been in the other Rogue River books and were developed there. The story moves quickly and keeps you turning the pages. I read this one in one sitting and immediately began the next. This was an enjoyable read. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jane Blythe

    I'm not usually a reader of novellas because I tend to prefer detailed character development and stories full of twists and turns, and I typically find that novellas are just too short to give me what I wanted, but since I had read all the other books by this author I decided I may as well give this a go, and I totally wasn't disappointed! As soon as I realised that all of the novellas were connected I went and bought the earlier ones so I could catch up on the characters, and I loved that since I'm not usually a reader of novellas because I tend to prefer detailed character development and stories full of twists and turns, and I typically find that novellas are just too short to give me what I wanted, but since I had read all the other books by this author I decided I may as well give this a go, and I totally wasn't disappointed! As soon as I realised that all of the novellas were connected I went and bought the earlier ones so I could catch up on the characters, and I loved that since the novellas are a series about the same group of characters I got the character development that I love! And I had nothing to fear about the story not having enough twists and turns, because there were plenty! It was a really well written mystery with lots of suspense and lots of thrills along the way. Thanks to Netgalley for an advanced reader copy of this book for an honest review

  15. 4 out of 5

    Chele

    Love the author Kendra Elliot. I love revisiting this small town and the characters in this series. I shelved this as a cliffhanger because the murder case is still active. The murderer is caught and put in jail. But other matters need to be wrapped up. Also there is a separate case of arson needing to be solved. Thus this leaves the reader with a mini cliffhanger. No biggie. The relationship between H/h is satisfactorily tied up in a nice neat bow. Can't wait to read Bk 2 in this series, this ti Love the author Kendra Elliot. I love revisiting this small town and the characters in this series. I shelved this as a cliffhanger because the murder case is still active. The murderer is caught and put in jail. But other matters need to be wrapped up. Also there is a separate case of arson needing to be solved. Thus this leaves the reader with a mini cliffhanger. No biggie. The relationship between H/h is satisfactorily tied up in a nice neat bow. Can't wait to read Bk 2 in this series, this time authored by Melinda Leigh.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Books 'n' All Promotions

    A couple of years ago I started reading the Bones series by Kendra Elliott and was immediately hooked. From there I found the Rogue River series of novellas. I have read novellas before this but only as prequels to a full length novel. I am not a fan of short stories as I like a book I can really get into. I was also sceptical about a series written by 2 authors. However, being a fan of Kendra ' s I had to step outside my comfort zone and try them. I was surprised how much I enjoyed them they re A couple of years ago I started reading the Bones series by Kendra Elliott and was immediately hooked. From there I found the Rogue River series of novellas. I have read novellas before this but only as prequels to a full length novel. I am not a fan of short stories as I like a book I can really get into. I was also sceptical about a series written by 2 authors. However, being a fan of Kendra ' s I had to step outside my comfort zone and try them. I was surprised how much I enjoyed them they really worked and releasing them as a series of novellas rather than 1 book with 2 authors enabled each author to maintain their unique writing style. I have since read the Rogue Winter series plus Melinda ' s entire back list (and Kendra's). The Rogue Vows series is a new series to be released shortly but I was given an advance copy by Netgalley in return for an honest review. Death and her Devotion continues the story as Stevie and Zane approach their wedding date. The book continues to build the characters of Stevie ' s family and I feel I am really getting to know the family and their partners. I love the Solitude community too I think something special has been created with these books. The main story centres around a film star who plays a detective and who is found dead in a situation similar to one of his cases. This is definitely a Romantic suspense novel with the emphasis on suspense there are many twists and turns with many characters and a lot going on. I don't want to put any spoilers in this review. I read the book in 2 sittings and there are teasers in there that will hopefully become relevant as the series progresses. An excellent read and I am currently downloading the next book.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra

    The town of Solitude is in for a rough ride. A body is found at the local campsite. It's discovered to be a celebrity. When the murder is leaked to the press, all hell breaks loose in Solitude. Chief of police Zane and officer Stevie, have to solve the crime and get married. Its not going to be easy especially as his entourage are being less than truthful. I found it to be an enjoyable read. Recommended for fans of romantic suspense. ARC received from net galley in exchange for a honest review. The town of Solitude is in for a rough ride. A body is found at the local campsite. It's discovered to be a celebrity. When the murder is leaked to the press, all hell breaks loose in Solitude. Chief of police Zane and officer Stevie, have to solve the crime and get married. Its not going to be easy especially as his entourage are being less than truthful. I found it to be an enjoyable read. Recommended for fans of romantic suspense. ARC received from net galley in exchange for a honest review.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    2.25 stars. Solid novella light in the mystery and suspense, heavier on the romance. I really like Stevie and Zane.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ruthie Taylor

    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~ Although this is the first book in the series - it is not the first time we have met these characters, which I rather liked. It is perfectly good as a story in its own right too. This is a quick read with a good murder mystery and the playing out of a lovely, if somewhat altered wedding. Zane and Stevie are impatient to get married, especially as Stevie's Mum insists she moves in with her until the wedding... As they get ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~ Although this is the first book in the series - it is not the first time we have met these characters, which I rather liked. It is perfectly good as a story in its own right too. This is a quick read with a good murder mystery and the playing out of a lovely, if somewhat altered wedding. Zane and Stevie are impatient to get married, especially as Stevie's Mum insists she moves in with her until the wedding... As they get caught up in a celebrity murder, and all the crazy that comes with it, we are definitely along for the ride. As each character is introduced into the mix, we get a really good insight into the town, the locals, and the visitors. And as we fall in with Stevie, we get to know just how deep the feelings are between her and Zane, which are heartwarming amongst all the celebrity hype. Good read, and I am looking forward to the next one in the series.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Danielle Gypsy Soul

    While Death and Her Devotion is the first book in Rogue Vows I felt like I was dropped into the middle of a town and relationship that I should have met before. I think had I realized and read the previous Rogue River and maybe even the Rogue Winter novellas I would have enjoyed this a lot more. With that said I still enjoyed the book. It was a quick, face-paced and fun read with some interesting characters, a nice romance and some suspense. I will definitely go back and read the Rogue River boo While Death and Her Devotion is the first book in Rogue Vows I felt like I was dropped into the middle of a town and relationship that I should have met before. I think had I realized and read the previous Rogue River and maybe even the Rogue Winter novellas I would have enjoyed this a lot more. With that said I still enjoyed the book. It was a quick, face-paced and fun read with some interesting characters, a nice romance and some suspense. I will definitely go back and read the Rogue River books to see how everything started with Stevie and Zane. Thanks to Net Galley and the publisher for a copy of this book.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Bea

    I enjoy the Rogue River books by these two ladies. They have strong and interesting characters, a small town setting on the West Coast, and mysteries that keep me guessing. And let's not forget the romantic relationships, sweet, stormy, and sexy. In "Death and Her Devotion", Stevie and Zane's wedding doesn't quite go as planned but it's a lovely wedding nonetheless. A murder investigation nearly calls off their wedding but Stevie's family and the whole town of Solitude rally to help them. Ellio I enjoy the Rogue River books by these two ladies. They have strong and interesting characters, a small town setting on the West Coast, and mysteries that keep me guessing. And let's not forget the romantic relationships, sweet, stormy, and sexy. In "Death and Her Devotion", Stevie and Zane's wedding doesn't quite go as planned but it's a lovely wedding nonetheless. A murder investigation nearly calls off their wedding but Stevie's family and the whole town of Solitude rally to help them. Elliot gives us lots of red herrings and brings her characters to life. The shortness of the story didn't impact character or story development. Elliot packed a lot into the story.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sonia Cristina

    "Death and her Devotion" takes the readers back to Solitude and the investigation of another murder, this time the murder of a TV star that force Zane and Stevie away from their wedding planning. It's a slow paced investigation but interesting in revealing some secrets between Chase, the dead man, and the three men, his friends, he was spending time with at Solitude and how it almost stopped Zane and Stevie's wedding from happening. I simply loved the ending! It was the most endearing thing and "Death and her Devotion" takes the readers back to Solitude and the investigation of another murder, this time the murder of a TV star that force Zane and Stevie away from their wedding planning. It's a slow paced investigation but interesting in revealing some secrets between Chase, the dead man, and the three men, his friends, he was spending time with at Solitude and how it almost stopped Zane and Stevie's wedding from happening. I simply loved the ending! It was the most endearing thing and I hope to return to Solitude and meet this sweet couple again.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lynne

    Zane & Stevie’s saga continues As their wedding day approaches, a famous TV Star is murdered. The murderer is hard find and bad things keep happening to muddle up the sleepy little town. There’s a psycho woman involved in all of this, the victim’s friends aren’t innocent either. Will the wedding happen? Will the murderer be found? This is a good book, filled with questions & some answers. Always fun to read these books!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sandra R

    I really enjoyed this novella. It was very well written and a perfect length for a quick read, so I finished it in one sitting. I adored both the story and the characters of Stevie and Zane. The murder was interesting and kept me reading/guessing until the end. I have some of this author's books in my Kindle as yet unread and I intend to get to them asap ! Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC. I really enjoyed this novella. It was very well written and a perfect length for a quick read, so I finished it in one sitting. I adored both the story and the characters of Stevie and Zane. The murder was interesting and kept me reading/guessing until the end. I have some of this author's books in my Kindle as yet unread and I intend to get to them asap ! Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Ally.Always.Reads

    I liked this novella. It was short but it didn't really feel rushed. I need to go back and read the series before this one. There were some mentions of prior books in this one but it wasn't confusing. So it's not necessary to read the prior books before this but the sound good so I need to. *received from NetGalley for honest review I liked this novella. It was short but it didn't really feel rushed. I need to go back and read the series before this one. There were some mentions of prior books in this one but it wasn't confusing. So it's not necessary to read the prior books before this but the sound good so I need to. *received from NetGalley for honest review

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jody

    I normally like Kendra's books, but this one did not live up to her usual level of suspense. Reading this plot was a bit like being on a treadmill, running in place and going nowhere. Cons: Too many characters to keep track of, too little character development, a plot that fell flat. Pros: It was a short! I normally like Kendra's books, but this one did not live up to her usual level of suspense. Reading this plot was a bit like being on a treadmill, running in place and going nowhere. Cons: Too many characters to keep track of, too little character development, a plot that fell flat. Pros: It was a short!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Andrea Corley

    I love Stevie and Solitude and all books written by Kendra Elliot/Melinda Leigh pretty much and Death and Her Devotion is no exception! They were able to throw together a pretty good and fulfilling story in a mere 98 page book. Another stellar job!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Trish R.

    Both novellas reviewed together. Death and Her Devotion, Book 1 I absolutely love Kendra Elliot’s novella, and this was no exception. There always so much going on with such a short story. In this one Zane and Stevie( Stephanie, really) are trying to solve the murder of the famous actor Chase Ryan while they are also trying to finish their wedding arrangements in a few days, and trying to solve 2 fires as the time draws near. And it’s always nice to see Stevie’s family, Patsy, Carly and Seth, Bruce, Both novellas reviewed together. Death and Her Devotion, Book 1 I absolutely love Kendra Elliot’s novella, and this was no exception. There always so much going on with such a short story. In this one Zane and Stevie( Stephanie, really) are trying to solve the murder of the famous actor Chase Ryan while they are also trying to finish their wedding arrangements in a few days, and trying to solve 2 fires as the time draws near. And it’s always nice to see Stevie’s family, Patsy, Carly and Seth, Bruce, James, Brianna, etc. It’s nice to catch up with all of them. Then with Chase’s (murder victim) friends, Josh, Toby and Spider, and all their secrets. I liked Jenny and Brandon, again with the secrets. Aiden Tierney, Chase’s agent, was an ASS, I couldn’t stand him. Anyway, it really was a great novella. There was NO sex whatsoever, and the F-bomb was used 5 times. As to the narration: Perfect, perfect, perfect! Kate Rudd does terrific voices for the men and she has awesome emotions when she reads. Burned By Her Devotion, Book 2 You really have to read the first book to see what Cyndee and Alex/Kylie are all about. But that can’t be too hard to do since book 1 only has 106 pages and this one has 114, and they are well worth the little bit of time they would take to read or listen to them. So, while Zane and Stevie are on their honeymoon Seth and Carly are transferring Toby, surviving a car crash, trying to chase down Cyndee and trying to protect Alex, Cyndee’s daughter. It’s all very exciting. Again, NO sex, and the F-bomb was used 6 times. As to the narration: Yelling, laughing, whispering, grumbling, male or female, KR is fabulous.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kelly at

    Review will be posted at www.books-n-kisses.com . NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 I was so excited when Ms. Elliot and Ms. Leigh announced that they were going back to Rogue River. From the end of the last Rogue River/Rogue Winter series I was hoping the ladies would revisit this tiny little Oregon town. It was great to be back in the city of Rogue River, Oregon even if it was a murder that brought us back. A murder of a high profile super star just turned this sleepy little town upside down. There is so muc Review will be posted at www.books-n-kisses.com . NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 I was so excited when Ms. Elliot and Ms. Leigh announced that they were going back to Rogue River. From the end of the last Rogue River/Rogue Winter series I was hoping the ladies would revisit this tiny little Oregon town. It was great to be back in the city of Rogue River, Oregon even if it was a murder that brought us back. A murder of a high profile super star just turned this sleepy little town upside down. There is so much that happens in this little novella. Just when I thought I had it all figured out Ms. Elliot throws a curve in the road. So many unanswered questions!! I will have to wait for Ms. Leigh’s book (book 2 in this series) to hopefully get the answers I seek. If you are a fan of either of these ladies you need to pick up the Rogue Series (there are three, but they all focus on the city of Rogue River and the Taylor family)!! Can’t wait to see what is next. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kendra Elliot in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Gloria ~ mzglorybe

    3+ rating - better than your average novella for a romantic mystery. This is apparently co-authored with Melinda Leigh, another of my faves. I didn't realize this was a novella when I got it. I don't usually read novellas, but I'm happy I read this one. It distracted me from this pandemic situation which is what I was looking for. The location is Solitude, Oregon, a small town where the police chief Zane Duncan and his fiancé, another officer Stevie Taylor (female) are about to tie the knot, unt 3+ rating - better than your average novella for a romantic mystery. This is apparently co-authored with Melinda Leigh, another of my faves. I didn't realize this was a novella when I got it. I don't usually read novellas, but I'm happy I read this one. It distracted me from this pandemic situation which is what I was looking for. The location is Solitude, Oregon, a small town where the police chief Zane Duncan and his fiancé, another officer Stevie Taylor (female) are about to tie the knot, until a murder stops them in their tracks. The murder victim being a TV celebrity camping close by. Apparently these characters and their family members run this small town. They have all been disclosed at some previous novels as there was plenty of backstory going on about most of them. I didn't have any trouble keeping up with them but could tell they'd been written about before. This actually ties things up pretty good and the main characters story of their wedding is entertaining. Simple reading, with likable characters, and there are more if you care to continue with the saga. It can be read in one sitting and is a very pleasant read.

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