Thursday, December 10, 2015

3.5 stars--Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz

Mystery, romance, intrigue. Krentz rocks them all. Secret Sisters was everything I love about her books. Easy romances, strong characters and a mystery that kept me guessing. I fell in love with her books years ago--totally binged on them--and it was so fun getting back to the swing of it and falling in with her characters again.

The quick of it is that 18 years ago Madeline and her best friend went through hell. And the adults in their lives covered up a murder and then everyone dispersed. But now, 18 years later, someone has brought the dark secrets they all kept back to life and is coming after everyone who knew the secrets.

In his opinion, your failure to have a good day was your problem, not his. 
Aaaaand that's why I loved Jack. lol Madeline and Jack were both fantastic and so good together. They're no-nonsense types, have commitment issues (totally understandable) and when they're determined and focused on out! The owner of a chain of specialty hotels and the former FBI profiler turned private security man she inherited with the company...and tried to fire. ::snort::
I've loved you from that first day in your office when you tried to fire me."

"I wasn't trying to fire you," she said into his jacket. "I was simply suggesting that the hotel security business might not be a good fit for you and that you ought to pursue other professional opportunities."

"You tried to fire me. But under the circumstances I'm willing to let bygones be bygones."

"Good. That's good."
They were just great together and so what the other needed. I loved their connection and that they got each other's thoughts without them always needing to be said. The romance was light as they worked well together too as they tried to figure out the threat that was after them but it worked. A little tension and sexy times. All on board with that.

The the suspense/mystery was nicely done too. The main focus was them trying to figure out the truth behind the death of the caretaker for one of her properties and then unfolding the decades old mystery and threats that were hounding them because of the secrets from so long ago. It kept me curious and guessing for quite a while on the who, how and whys of it all. Danger and excitement abound and it was thrilling.

The only thing of note for me was it took me a bit longer than normal to finish this one. I think probably it was just my mood and the time of year but I was easily distracted by other things and was able to put down the book without that strong omg I must read pull.

All in all, though, Secret Sisters was classic Krentz and deliciously so. Mystery, romance, friendships and was an interesting ride and left me wanting to do a reread of all my favorite Krentz titles.

They knew his name, the man who tried to brutally attack twelve-year-old Madeline in her grandmother's hotel. They thought they knew his fate. He wouldn't be bothering them anymore...ever. Still their lives would never be the same.

Madeline has returned to Washington after her grandmother's mysterious death. And at the old, abandoned hotel—a place she never wanted to see again—a dying man’s last words convey a warning: the secrets she and Daphne believed buried forever have been discovered.

Now, after almost two decades, Madeline and Daphne will be reunited in friendship and in fear. Unable to trust the local police, Madeline summons Jack Rayner, the hotel chain’s new security expert. Despite the secrets and mysteries that surround him, Jack is the only one she trusts...and wants.

Jack is no good at relationships but he does possess a specific skill set that includes a profoundly intimate understanding of warped and dangerous minds. With the assistance of Jack's brother, Abe, a high-tech magician, the four of them will form an uneasy alliance against a killer who will stop at nothing to hide the truth....

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