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I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads This is a fun and exciting story and a great summer beach read A murder on an isolated island must be solved before there are victims Together Tessa and Hansen help the island s only policeman wade through island gossip conflicting stories and dark secrets to find the killer On an island where no one is what they seem and everyone seems to have a secret past it is difficult for readers to know characters well enough to relate to them or like them Tessa is a likeable character but like most island residents her background is a mystery Similarly Hansen is attractive but we don t get to know him until uite a ways into the story The island residents are colourful and uirky and while we get a few obvious suspects from the start it s almost impossible to trust anyone on the island I liked the setting and I enjoyed the colourful charactersThis is one of those difficult reviews where I don t want to spoil anything by mentioning any part of the plot So I won t I will say that the story moves uickly and I had to work to keep up with Tessa and Hayden s investigation It s a story where even the main characters feel like potential suspects and I loved that I couldn t be certain about anyone However a few of the surprises are predictable and I guessed some of the characters secrets far too uickly One of my least favourite things about romantic suspense is the implausible sex this time in the middle of a murder investigation during a storm bad enough to isolate the island completely from the mainland I get that this is a necessary part of the hybrid genre but it feels a bit odd as does the instalove between two completely secretive guarded characters Her Other Secret starts off with a mystery and to be honest I was confused at first We meet our heroine Tessa as she has called for the island handyman Hansen I was confused because she called a handyman to look at a boat that had been sitting in the water unmoving with no signs of life Why would you call a handymanRegardless I kept reading and discovered Tessa is so uirky She insists that the man that walked out of the water was a merman and despite Hansen begging her to stop she continues to call him that Whitaker Island was a bit of a refuge for Tessa so she is a bit unnerved by this mystery man Hansen is also harboring some secrets too These two have chemistry for sure but since they are both hiding things they don t really act on it Hansen especially feels that he simply cannot get a woman involved in his mess of a lifeOk so Hansen s secrets are literally turning up dead on the island and it all makes him look hella guilty He tells the story of what happened to his sister and I was like I have heard this somewhere Y all I watch a LOT of true crime stuff A LOT And when he tells the story of a husband who says his wife fell trying to take a picture while hiking I was sure I had heard it somewhere And I had You can read the news article about Herald Henthorn and his wife Teri So news article about Herald Henthorn and his wife Teri So knowing how that real life story played out I was wondering if this fictional version would go in a similar way Obviously Hansen things his sister s husband was responsible but why is he now across the country on the same tiny islandThe story is a bit of a whodunit mixed with small town drama These people have nothing else to do but gossip and spy on each other While the plot seems focused on Hansen and HIS secret the story is called Her Other Secret for a reason While I didn t find the characters to be the most engaging as a reader the plot is interesting and if you enjoy mysteries with a hate to love you romance vibe Her Other Secret is a solid pick for a weekend read POV 3rd
TEARS NO TROPE ON THE RUNno Trope on the run identity Triggers none SeriesStandalone stand alone Cliffhanger view spoilerno hide spoiler Review posted on Got FictionThis book has a grumpy hero and a sunshiney heroine I love that trope And I was in the mood for a good Romantic Suspense so I umped inEveryone who lives on Whitaker Island has secrets That s the draw It s a small community where everyone knows everyone but their secrets are their ownTessa has moved to Whitaker Island as a temporary hiding place or a fresh start She hasn t decided but since she can work remotely she isn t in any hurry to figure it out So she s enjoying the slow paced small town vibe this island has going on But there s one thingshe s curious I hesitate to use the word nosy since she s not gossipy or into everyone s business but if something strange happens she wants to know what s going on Like the yacht that s been parked off the island in a weird spot with no signs of life and no lights on for a couple of days Because she doesn t know what to do after all it isn t illegal it s ust weird she calls in Hanson Rye He s the town handyman he s super hot and she s got a crush on him Half the island doesHanson doesn t really react He figures it s a boat anchored near an island and it s tourist season What s there to worry about Sure it isn t in a usual spot but it s not that weird And as they re talking a man in a suit walks out of the ocean as if it s the most normal thing in the world and walks into the trees This cements Tessa s fears that something weird is going onThey go to the police officer on the island and have him check it out While he investigates Tessa does some digging of her own which sort of leads into her personality For someone hiding from something she sure doesn t know how to keep uiet or hide Is it the perfect escapeWhitaker Island is than a getaway For Tessa Jenkins the remote strip of land in Washington state is a sanctuary Fleeing from a shattering scandal she has a new name a chance at a new beginning and a breathtaking new view Hansen Rye It’s hard not to crush on Whitaker’s hottest handyman At six foot three and all kin.
Read & Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB â HelenKay DimonFeel like she couldn t let the police take over she had to know and felt like she would Nancy Drew the investigationSmall SpoilersI felt like the fact that people were gossiping about a fight and blood everywhere was lost during the investigation They came back to the argument but never mentioned the blood nor the fact that someone was banging on her door and turning the doorknob before Hanson came over and it wasn t him Then there s a dead body on her doorstep and they never tell the police about the person trying to get inI have mixed feelings on this book I read after the fact that the author pitched it as Imagine Jessica Fletcher s Cabot Cove with sex killing and a lot of dysfunction I wish I d read that first because I might have understood Tessa s desire to investigate better In most Romantic Suspenses the ones I prefer anyway usually the hero and heroine are in constant danger and the hero is super protective and in some form law enforcement or military So I usually can suspend belief since I m not and I feel like they d be braver or better suited for that In this book they re both ust normal people So it didn t make sense for her to investigate With Jessica Fletcher she always had some new angle or idea the police didn t see Here I didn t feel Tessa had that going for her Don t get me wrong I liked her and thought she was great I Sequins and Spurs just didn t see the reason she was investigating anythingMaybe I feel that for a Romantic Suspense this was very character driven rather than action driven With as many murders as there were there should have been action Instead it felt like it took a really long time to figure things outI did enjoy the author s voice and I did grab the next book in the series I hope that now I see how she pitched it I m a bit lessudgemental over the charactersARC courtesy of Avon I ve always thought a good romance was the perfect antidote to depressing or challenging times a guaranteed happy ending goes a long way to lifting my spirits The problem is finding a GOOD romance I must be feeling particularly curmudgeonly because I spent most of my time with this book exclaiming Whaaaat I had hoped to find a new author to enjoy and I m sorry that this one is not itOn p 19 I read that hero Hansen wasn t in the mood for cryptic conv All Tessa Jenkins wanted was a new start She suffered a terrible scandal and hope that with a new name she can at least begin anew Hansen Rye is now working on Whitaker Island as a handyman This is a good distraction for him as he has suffered a tragedy in his family He hopes to put his past behind him However others have something else in mindWhen Tessa sees an apparently unmanned boat then a man coming from the water she wants to go after him Hansen insists she stay put and he chases the man but is unable to find him Shockingly the man turns up dead and circumstances lead Hansen to
the likely killer Fortunately him his good friend is the local cop and to be the likely killer Fortunately for him his good friend is the local cop and innocence is being proved although things are uite guardedThe two form a fine pair as their secrets and past begin to collide with their present They begin to work together to try and figure things out While this is happening Tessa and Hansen develop a strong connection and despite the dangers uickly assailing them they begin to fall in loveThe blend of romance suspense action and danger in this book was done uite well I loved this book and read it straight through in a few short hours It was very well paced and had a thrilling conclusion Her Other Secret is the first book in the Whitaker Island series While Tessa and Hansen strive to find the killer other characters are introduced into the story The characters went from the very likable to the the despicable The series continues with The Secret She Keeps due for release this December I have definitely put this book on my radarMany thanks to Avon and to Edelweiss for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion Tessa Jenkins fled to Whitaker Island armed with a new name and with the hope of escaping her scandal filled past but she s not the only new visitor to arri If you can get past the absurd set up you ll probably like this one than I did I couldn t let go of the fact that the heroine called the hero the local handyman she has a surly relationship with about a disabled looking yacht off the coast and not oh I don t know the Coast Guard or the local law Further proof I could never be a romance heroine I think logicallyI also never understood what the hero did to earn such devotional trust among the secondary characters Frankly he looks guilty as hell And yet everyone harps on about how much they trust him Um why exactly I get that they keep saying it but WHY are they saying it How did he manage to build these relationships and this level of trust when he s been the Surliest Surly Man to Ever SurleI did eventually get sucked into the mystery and while the identity of the Bad Guy isn t a stretch to figure out the unraveling of the motives was funMeh for me YMMV I am a sucker for a romantic thriller and I loved the synopsis of this one so I was pretty eager to get to it I liked Tessa and Hansen right from the start They re both stubborn and maybe a little or in his case a lot prickly and I was absolutely amused reading these two have a battle of wits at nearly every contact There s a pretty large cast of characters here and we really only get to know a couple so it was really effective in keeping me guessing Plot wise it was good The first murder happens almost immediatel. Ds of fine he’s also intensely private and the attraction between them soon simmers dangerously out of controlor a private trap for two loversAfter a devastating family tragedy Hansen finds the pebbled shores of the faraway island to be an ideal refuge Letting down his guard for the sexy impulsive Tessa is an unexpected pleasure But there?. ,Be The Likely Killer Fortunately