Too uickly for the lack f building blocks I was getting from them emotionally some sex scenes felt a bit Origen: Scholarship in the Service of the Church outf place and while they had good friendship chemistry they didn t heat up the pages as much as I would have liked The majority f the story focuses n the murder mystery and as such the romance plot suffered some All Hansen knew was that his past had caught up with him in the worst possible way This was mysterythriller than romantic suspense to me the pace f the characters investigating is slower as the reader s mind is supposed to be racing as to who is involved why and for what purposes There is a locked room mystery feel to it with the setting being an island currently experiencing storms that is keeping residents from getting ff the island Porter Earns a Quarter (Four Basic Skills Series, Volume 2) orn The connection Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations, Grades 5-8 of the murder victim to Hansen was intriguing and kept the high stakes feel alive but somef the key players felt removed from the story Hansen s family is discussed and his close relationship with his brother but we never meet them and for the murder victim playing such a key role we never got a pov Tablettes Albertini Actes privés de l'époque vandale or scene with them before they died The villains also had a removed feeling to them their wrap up and reveal didn t uite have a big impactr feel like a rewarding payoff The last twenty percent had f the romantic suspense feel but the change f pace gave the ending Sexual Soulmates: The Six Essentials for Connected Sex (English Edition) of a rushed feel than crescendo conclusion as characters were foundut r clearedThe author has definitely created a place rife with intrigue but I felt a bit lost at times how we re just supposed to go along with how Whitaker is both a known place to disappear n and yet you can disappear Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian on it If this is indeed a start to a series the structuref the island how the island is Unbroken Circle: How to Take Your Family Through the End Time owned by a mysterious rich person but gives the runningf it ver to a board and some short but poignant introductions to some characters encumbered this story at times but it would make sense as laying groundwork for a seriesThere was some missing character development Hansen and Ben had a enjoyable relationship but would have liked to have seen how it started same with Hansen and Tessa s friendship that their chemistry eventually dictated had to be I also thought Tessa s secret that we don t get let in n until around the sixty percent mark felt somewhat tagged n not enough time to gain an emotional footing and a resolution that felt partially empty The word love was used too uickly but Dimon always writes couples that have believable connections and are compelling in any small way to read about I think I caught a hint f something possibly brewing between ur local PD Ben and the extremely mysterious woman named Maddie who answers the department phones remotely Whitaker seems like it has residents with stories to tell and I m curious enough to show up if there are books to come She didn t believe a woman needed a formal partner to feel whole She d seen her mother thrive and love without ever walking down the aisle But the idea f sharing the burden having someone to help her fight in situations like this The way he kissed her touched her The smile he saved Tajweed Rules for Qur'anic Recitation: A Beginner's Guide (Tajweed Rules, only for her Yeah love I ve always thought a good romance was the perfect antidote to depressingr 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 Selling to VITO the Very Important Top Officer: Get to the Top. Get to the Point. Get to the Sale. of my time with this book exclaiming Whaaaat I had hoped to find a new author to enjoy and I m sorry that thisne is not itOn p 19 I read that hero Hansen wasn t in the mood for cryptic conversation I agreed with him because the first 20 pages were full The Reformation (World History Series) of choppy bitsf dialogue interrupted by so many FEELINGS that th If you can get past the absurd set up you ll probably like this ne than I did I couldn t let go f the fact that the heroine called the hero the local handyman she has a surly relationship with about a disabled looking
yacht Ask Me Nicely: Dark Urges Book One off the coast and noth I don t know the Coast off the coast and not Date With A Dead Doctor oh I don t know the Coastr 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 Signs in the Heavens: A Jewish Messianic Perspective of the Last Days Coming Millennium 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 levelf trust when he s been the Surliest Surly Man to Ever SurleI did eventually get sucked into the mystery and while the identity Daddy Lost Me At Poker (Eroticulture) (English Edition) of the Bad Guy isn t a stretch to figureut the unraveling Orb: A Tale of Alien Pregnancy of the motives was funMeh for me YMMV I was given a copyf this book to read and review for Wicked Reads This is a fun and exciting story and a great summer beach read A murder Witchopoly on an isolated island must be solved before there are victims Together Tessa and Hansen help the island snly policeman wade through island gossip conflicting stories and dark secrets to find the killer On an island where no Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most 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 themr like them Tessa is a
*likeable character but *character but 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 Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro obvious suspects from the start it s almost impossible to trust anyonen the island I liked the setting and I enjoyed the colourful charactersThis is ne f those difficult reviews where I don t want to spoil anything by mentioning any part f 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 st. Ds f fine he’s also intensely private and the attraction between them soon simmers dangerously Beyond Time Travel - Exploring Our Parallel Worlds: Amazing Real Life Stories in the News (Time Travel Books Book 1) outf controlor a private trap for two loversAfter a devastating family tragedy Hansen finds the pebbled shores f the faraway island to be an ideal refuge Letting down his guard for the sexy impulsive Tessa is an unexpected pleasure But there?. .
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 n 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 thers 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 be the likely killer Fortunately for him his good friend is the local cop and his 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 be I am a sucker for a romantic thriller and I loved the synopsis f this Bec (The Demonata, 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 littler in his case a lot prickly and I was absolutely amused reading these two have a battle The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins of wits at nearly every contact There s a pretty large castf characters here and we really nly get to know a couple so it was really effective in keeping me guessing Plot wise it was good The first murder happens almost immediately and the suspense didn t let up There are a few threads and reading it unravel kept me captivated I loved the idea f a small island where you don t really know your neighbors Overall it was a great jump into this genre and any book that has me sneaking chapters at work has to be something I d read again And I definitely will because I m eager to see if I can pick up n the breadcrumbs next time Huge thanks to Avon Books for providing the arc free f charge Her Other Secret starts ff with a mystery and to be honest I was confused at first We meet ur 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 Our Planet: Our Home of life Why would you call a handymanRegardless I kept reading and discovered Tessa is so uirky She insists that the man that walkedut Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 of the water was a merman and despite Hansen begging her to stop she continues to call him that Whitaker Island was a bitf 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 n it Hansen especially feels that he simply cannot get a woman involved in his mess f a lifeOk so Hansen s secrets are literally turning up dead Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings on the island and it all makes him look hella guilty He tells the storyf what happened to his sister and I was like I have heard this somewhere Y all I watch a LOT f true crime stuff A LOT And when he tells the story f 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 articleI had heard it somewhere And I had You can read the news article Herald Henthorn and his wife Teri So anyway knowing how that real life story played ut I was wondering his wife Teri So anyway knowing how that real life story played ut I was wondering 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 n the same tiny islandThe story is
bit f a mixed with small town drama These people have nothing else to do but gossip and spy n each ther While the plot seems focused A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) 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 Tropen the run secret identity Triggers none SeriesStandalone stand alone Cliffhanger view spoilerno hide spoiler 33 starsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my pinion f the book r the content f my review Everyone around here really does have a secret don t they Ben s smile came roaring back Welcome to Whitaker A small island In the End off the coastf Washington with nly a little ver two hundred residents Whitaker has become an unofficial destination for people looking to escape into bscurity Hansen Rye is taking a breather from his high pressured life and turmoil resulting from his sister Alexis death He s strengthened his even usual grumpy personality and tried to become even walled ff but has still become friends with Ben local head f police and Tessa Jenkins the woman he is currently trying to not fall forTessa is hiding ut in Whitaker trying to lay low from her wn family drama but can t help teasing the impromptu handyman Hansen His grumpy demeanor gives way to can t help but fix things for local residents and the look in his eyes when he s staring at her draws her back for However after a body turns up n Tessa s lawn secrets are about to get revealed and feelings are about to be confronted Not you He shrugged Even took a step back Generally looked uncomfortable in his skin which never happened You I like She almost spit ut a mouthful f coffee Since when Let s say you re growing The Age of Treachery on me He sighed and crossed his arms Then uncrossed them again Her Other Secret was a mixturef mystery thriller romance and ending suspense When the reader comes into the story Hansen and Tessa already have a friendship established and are just trying to not act n sexual feelings I missed seeing their initial draw and spark it feels like we missed ut The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy on some great teasing and pokingf the bear Hansen by Tessa to break down his walls Their chemistry and back and forth was good the word love was brought up far. Is it the perfect escapeWhitaker Island is than a getaway For Tessa Jenkins the remote strip Seven Sisters New Quilts from an Old Favorite 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 crushn Whitaker’s hottest handyman At six foot three and all kin. Ory where even the main characters feel like potential suspects and I loved that I couldn t be certain about anyone However a few Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur) of the surprises are predictable and I guessed somef the characters secrets far too uickly One f my least favourite things about romantic suspense is the implausible sex this time in the middle f a murder investigation during a storm bad enough to isolate the island completely from the mainland I get that this is a necessary part When a Man Loves a Woman of the hybrid genre but it feels a bitdd as does the instalove between two completely secretive guarded characters A barely readable novel that is neither suspenseful r romantic Review posted n 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 jumped inEveryone who lives Keep From Falling on Whitaker Island has secrets That s the draw It s a small community where everyone knows everyone but their secrets are theirwnTessa has moved to Whitaker Island as a temporary hiding place Catalogue the Insanity or a fresh start She hasn t decided but since she can work remotely she isn t in any hurry to figure itut So she s enjoying the slow paced small town vibe this island has going n But there s ne thingshe s curious I hesitate to use the word nosy since she s not gossipy Shrek or into everyone s business but if something strange happens she wants to know what s goingn Like the yacht that s been parked ff the island in a weird spot with no signs f life and no lights Look Alikes Jr. on for a couplef days Because she doesn t know what to do after all it isn t illegal it s just weird she calls in Hanson Rye He s the town handyman he s super hot and she s got a crush n 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 ut Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin of thecean 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 Collecting and Exhibiting Computer-Based Technology: Expert Curation at the Museums of the Smithsonian Institution onThey go to the policefficer He Remembers the Barren on the island and have him check itut While he investigates Tessa does some digging The Early Girl Gets the Blood Wolf of herwn which sort Diary of a Library Nerd: An Erotic Diary of One Woman's Metamorphosis of leads into her personality For someone hiding from something she sure doesn t know how to keep uietr hide I feel like she couldn t let the police take The Stonemere Park Breast Essays: From The L.C.T.F. Archives 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 bangingn her door and turning the doorknob before Hanson came Let the Wolf Howl over and it wasn t him Then there s a dead bodyn her doorstep and they never tell the police about the person trying to get inI have mixed feelings The Resistible Rise Of Benito Mussolini 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 lotf dysfunction I wish I d read that first because I might have understood Tessa s desire to investigate better In most Romantic Suspenses the nes I prefer anyway usually the hero and heroine are in constant danger and the hero is super protective and in some form law enforcement r military So I usually can suspend belief since I m not and I feel like they d be braver Blue Guide New York or better suited for that In this book they re both just normal people So it didn t make sense for her to investigate With Jessica Fletcher she always had some new angler 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 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 utI 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 less judgemental ver the charactersARC courtesy f Avon Tessa Jenkins fled to Whitaker Island armed with a new nameA Bit Of A
and with the hope f escaping her scandal filled past but she s not the nly new visitor towith the hope f escaping her scandal filled past but she s not the Sangue Derramado only new visitor to in town As soon as she hits town she meetsne f it s sexiest residents handyman Hansen Rye and the moment they meet there are some bvious sparks But she is wary f letting him in and not really looking for love at the moment but that doesn t stop him from coming around But as they are exploring their chemistry there is
ALSO DANGER CIRCLING AROUND THEM ANDdanger circling around them and s bound to bring trouble to both f their lives whether they want it r notFrom beginning to end Her Other Secret held my full attention it s action packed story line came brimming with loads f steam and thrilling mystery to feed my romantic suspense addiction With danger constantly lurking and the heat simmering between Tessa and Hansen there is plenty f action to be found between the pages f this ne It also came with a few unexpected twists and turns too just when I thought I knew where things were going Ms Dimon s cleverly crafted words would leave me surprised all ver again I really enjoyed this Confessions of a Teenage Hollywood Star one and was thrilled to learn that there were plans for visits to Whitaker Islandn the horizon I can t wait to see who moves to this charming little island next If you are a romantic suspense fan then I have a feeling this Precious Stones: Their Occult Power and Hidden Significance one will be right up your alley as it comes with the perfect makings to be a thrilling little literary escape with a tranuil island setting to boot Highly recommendI reuested an advanced copyf this title from the publisher and I am voluntarily leaving my honest The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky opinion. ??s another newcomer to Whitaker He’s no stranger to Hansen And when he’s murdered the crime casts a threatening shadow As suspicion fallsn Hansen all his secrets are about to collide with Tessa’s Now the pasts they were determined to utrun are catching up to them So is a killer who’s putting their love and their lives n the line.