Sunday, July 14, 2019

Review: Her Other Secret by HelenKay Dimon

Authoir: HelenKay Dimon
Series n/a; standalone
Genre Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher Avon Books
Publication Date June 25, 2019

Is it the perfect escape?

Whitaker Island is more 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 kinds of fine, he’s also intensely private—and the attraction between them soon simmers dangerously out of control.

…or a private trap for two lovers?

After 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’s another newcomer to Whitaker. He’s no stranger to Hansen. And when he’s murdered, the crime casts a threatening shadow. As suspicion falls on Hansen, all his secrets are about to collide with Tessa’s. Now the pasts they were determined to outrun are catching up to them. So is a killer who’s putting their love—and their lives—on the line.

In Her Other Secret, both Tessa and Hansen find a dead body on their island.  Now, their secrets and time of solitude is about to be disrupted.  Everyone on Whitaker Island has a secret.  For some reason, I kept starting and stopping this book.  It's a shame it took me so long because once I finally got past the second chapter, I ended up finishing it in one sitting.

 Not only is this a great mystery, it's a really steamy romance.  I loved Tessa and Hansen.  Their banter was really fun.  Hansen was adorable with his awkward way of flirting.  Once they finally got together, things turned really hot. I also loved the friendship between Hansen and Sam, the sherrif on the island.   Aside from the fun romance, I did enjoy the mystery part.  One of the twists I did see coming.  But there was another one that I didn't call.  

This is the first book I have read by this author.  The next book in this series, The Secret She Keeps, comes out in December.  I'm looking forward to reading it.

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