Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hidden Threat by Sherri Hayes

Author: Sherri Hayes
Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House 
Date of Publication: December 2010

Cali Stanton has one goal in life, being a doctor. She does not intend to run the family business. But when her father gets injured and tells her that she’s the only one he trusts, Cali finds herself behind his desk at Stanton Enterprises. 

Matthew Andersen and his brother Jason have spent the last two years managing security at Stanton Enterprises. But when someone threatens the company and its CEO, challenging Matthew’s abilities, what seems like an easy task, becomes a big problem. 

Cali and Matthew must fight their growing attraction for each other to avoid a potentially damaging office romance. As the threats continue, they must work together to keep the company running and discover who is behind the threats. 

But when things escalate to violence and Cali becomes the latest target, things get personal. Can Matthew find the Hidden Threat before it’s too late?

I love when I pick up a book by a "new to me" author and the book far exceeds my expectations.  Hidden Threat is just such a book.  The mystery is really well planned out.  I was kept guessing as to who the culprit was until Cali and Matthew figure it out.  That makes a great mystery!  

More than the mystery, I loved the love story in this book. Both Cali and Matthew are so attracted to each other from the start, but instead of acting on that attraction, they do everything they can to try to avoid it.  This actually forces them to become friends first.  With a few "almost" kisses, the sexual tension between them is so scorching that when they do finally do something about it, they burn up the pages.  Matthew is such a logical person and I loved his "ah-ha" moment when he realizes what he really feels for Cali.  It was very endearing.  I was so rooting for their HEA.

I definitely recommend this one.  I see a great future for Ms. Hayes and I can't wait to pick up another book written by her.

1 comment:

Sherri Hayes said...

I'm glad you enjoyed Hidden Threat. Thank you for the lovely review. It's always my goal in my romantic suspense novels to keep my readers not quite sure 'who done it' until the moment is right.

My next romantic suspense novel is out Februbary 9th. I hope you'll check it out. :)