Judy (USA: AZ) (2011/11/18):
Out of Time by Shirlee McCoy Book 6 of Texas Ranger Justice
Another excellent series by Love Inspired and by six different authors. To follow the entire story line from beginning to end I suggest reading the books in the order they are written.
I have the order on my blog at Just Judy's Jumbles. In the first book we find the captain of the the Company D Texas Rangers, Gregory Pike has been murdered in his own home and there is another man shot in the room but he still lives. The coma man is finally identified and even when he comes out of his coma he cannot speak, and they all know he holds the answers. Through the other books there are murders and mysteries that get solved or add more questions. Shirlee pulls it all together in this book.
Susannah Jorgenson has been an Alamo Ranger for the past four years. A few months back she had been brutally attacked by Aaron, who seemed to be a descent guy but had a dark side. He had been shot after attempting to kill her and even though he's dead, Susannah is fighting her fears. And than her fears become real once again. Someone wants to get her removed from the head of security for the 175th celebration of the Alamo and they are having her relive Aaron's stalking tactics to scare her into it. When the Texas Rangers are sent into help, she gets a blast from her past. The one man she loved and who took her heart with her when he went off to college, Levi McDonall.
Levi cannot believe the the red haired, green eyed girl he fell for when he was ten years old is now a beautiful woman. The little five year old sprite looking out her curtains as they moved in had caught his heart and now he realizes she maybe never gave it back. But right now he has to save her life before he can let his feelings for Susie take over, and she won't go easy on him. He wants her behind a locked door until all this over. Seeing the scars where someone almost killed her is bad enough, knowing someone is still out there makes it worse. He understands when Susie tells him she needs to face her fears or she'll lose her battle to them. So he just stays close to her. Very close.