As the crimes are solved, there is closure, especially where Mya and Gideon are concerned. A satisfying end that left me wanting more. I plan to read the first two books in the series and others penned by Ms. Richards, a new-to-me author.


The Description

West Investigations: Book 3
Publication Date: September 28, 2021

A mysterious fire is set at Christmas…

Forcing a security expert to reunite with the woman he never forgot

Security specialist Gideon Wright knows Mya Rochon’s cancer research is groundbreaking. But when an arsonist destroys his ex-wife’s lab and puts her at risk, he discovers it’s dangerous, too. With Gideon’s protection, Mya’s determined to finish her project—no matter the risk to her life…or Gideon’s heart. But will their rekindled partnership face its most deadly adversary yet?

The Review

It’s been a while since I’ve read a Harlequin Intrigue and Christmas Data Breach by K.D. Richards didn’t disappoint. It was fast-paced with lots of plot twists. The main plot was to find out who’s behind the theft of a formula for a cancer cure that they would literally kill to get their hands on. 

Mya and Gideon were friends growing up and got married young. They’ve been apart twelve years, but that doesn’t stop the attraction and chemistry that’s still present when their paths meet again. When Mya runs to him for help—he is ex-military and works in security—the sparks fly!

There was a depth to the story with lots of clues as Mya, Gideon, and the firm he works for try to piece together the reasons behind the destruction, mayhem, and chaos. We get to know the characters a little at a time and watch Mya and Gideon fight their attraction at every turn since neither one knows what the other is thinking about their situation. 

There are secrets, betrayals, truths uncovered, injuries, death, destruction of property, hard work, bad guys, and some romance. I didn’t feel that this was a Christmas story just because there were some decorations around. As the crimes are solved, there is closure, especially where Mya and Gideon are concerned. A satisfying end that left me wanting more.

Christmas Data Breach is the first book I’ve read in the West Investigations series, and it was easily a stand-alone since there was enough background information given. I plan to read the first two books in the series and others penned by Ms. Richards, a new-to-me author.Buy Links

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About The AuthorK.D. Richards was born and raised in the Maryland suburbs just outside of Washington, D.C. A writer since a young age, after college Kia earned a law degree and worked as an attorney and legal instructor for fifteen years but never stopped writing fiction. She currently splits her time between Toronto and Maryland with her husband and two sons.


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JoAnne Weiss, nee Montalbano, was born and raised in NYC until moving to CT with her family when she was 16 and she's never left. Married for 39 years with one grown son, she works in an elementary school office where she's been since it opened in 2003. Prior to that, she was an accountant in several corporations before becoming a stay at home mom for 12 years. JoAnne enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her family, and extended family as well as with friends. She enjoys cooking and rarely uses a recipe the way it was intended but instead uses them and cooking shows to give her new ideas and suggestions. JoAnne has a huge bucket list of places she'd like to visit but has been lucky enough to travel to England, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and many states in the U.S. including Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Maine among others. Some of JoAnne's favorite genres include contemporary romance, chick-lit, romantic suspense, and historical romances including regency and those set in the west. JoAnne is on several author's street teams and enjoys interacting with many of them on Facebook as well as reading their newsletters. She has been lucky enough to meet some of her favorite authors among them Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Meg Tilly, Beatriz Williams, and Marie Bostwick. JoAnne took a road trip with her sister last fall and visited Nora Roberts' bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland for an authors' signing. She hopes to do more of this in the future. JoAnne leaves reviews for all books she reads on Goodreads and her reviews can be found at JoAnne currently reviews for two sites - and Previously she reviewed for which has since closed. Payment is in the form of receiving free books to read and review. Her mantra is too many books and not enough time!


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