Monday, 28 March 2011

Review: Dangerous Secrets - Katie Reus

I received Dangerous Secrets by Katie Reus from netgalley courtesy of Carina Press.

Isabelle Ballantine has been fighting for independence since she was old enough to walk. Now that she's finally out from under her father's shadow, she won't let anyone stand in her way. It's tough living on her own, working in a bar and keeping her true identity a secret, but things start to look up when a sexy new stranger walks into her life. After working side by side for weeks, Izzy can't figure out why he won't make a move...
To cinch the deal of a lifetime, Adam Marcellus agrees to help Izzy's eccentric father convince his daughter to move home. He'd assumed Izzy would be another spoiled rich princess, but he's surprised to discover his feelings for her are stronger than anything he's ever experienced. When a deranged stalker targets her, Adam finds himself fighting not only an unknown threat—but an unexpected attraction to the one woman he can't have...

I am a big fan of romantic suspense and Dangerous Secrets was no exception, it's a fast paced exciting read. Izzy is a millionaires daughter who has moved away from her overbearing father. Adam is the security guy said overbearing father has employed to get her to move back. Of course they fall for each other and just forget to mention who they really are. Add in a twisted serial rapist that has fixed his sights on Izzy and you have classic romantic suspense.

This is one of those books where you are literally shouting at the characters to tell the truth. I know I know there would be no story if everything was out in the open but it's still frustrating when you know they wouldn't have this big conflict at the end when Izzy finds out the truth if Adam had just been honest a little sooner. But never mind it all turns out good in the end. I liked that the characters break the mould, Izzy although a millionaire's daughter was not a typical rich girl and Adam although ex-special forces was not an over bearing macho-man. And the climax at end where Izzy was trying to get away from the killer was pretty intense.

I will be on the look out for the authors other books when I need a fast paced entertaining read.

That's all for now.

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