Thursday, January 9, 2020

Blog Tour: Review & Excerpt of The Secret She Keeps by Helenkay Dimon

Author: HelenKay Dimon
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: December 2019

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No matter where you run to…

Connor Rye seeks solace on remote Whitaker Island. When his first quiet evening ends with a blow to the head, it’s clear that nothing—and no one—is as it seems. Still haunted by his sister’s murder, he’s buried himself in work while trying to hold his family together. Now, when he has a minute to breathe, he knows better than to get involved with a stranger, but it might be too late to keep his distance.

Desire will find you...

For years she’s pretended to be someone else, but Maddie Rhine is done living in the shadows. Old habits are hard to kick however, and when her past follows her to Whitaker she’s forced to hide once more. Except with Connor. Effortlessly sexy Connor makes it difficult to ignore him. He sees right through her…and senses her fear.

Someone is watching her. And waiting for the right moment to strike. This time Connor vows to be ready.

My thoughts:

The Secrets She Keeps is the sequel to Her Other Secret.  Connor is the brother of  Hanson from the first book.  He is on the island for a much needed vacation.  He is attacked minutes after being in the cabin.  Maddie has been quietly living on the island trying to put her life back together.  Connor helps her figure out who is sending her warning notes. This was a good follow up to the first book.  I liked both characters.  While their HEA was a bit quick, they fit well together.   The mystery of who is stalking Maddie is honestly not hard to figure out.  But, I still enjoyed the journey.  This definitely could be read as a stand alone.  I ended up listening to the audiobook.  I highly recommend that format.  I look forward to the next book.

Enjoy this sneak peek:

“You’re reasonably good- looking.”
“That’s so flattering.”
“And you seem to make friends fine.”
“How would you know that?”
The women. The staring. All that whispering.
Come on. He had to know  .  .  . right? “Women lined up to talk with you at the Lodge.”
He frowned at her. “We were at the same Lodge?”
She might call him McHottiePants in her head but some of the things the women in the Lodge said out loud . . . wow. Married. Single. None of that seemed to matter. Connor sat in a room and the gazes zoomed in on him. She noticed. He had to notice.
“So, of all the choices to run after, why pick me?”
His eyes bulged. “Run after?”
“Enough with the self- deprecating crap. Answer the question.”
He whistled. “If you insist, the answer is I’m not sure . . .”

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About the author:

HELENKAY DIMON is a divorce lawyer turned full-time author of over forty romance novels and novellas. Her award-winning books have been showcased in numerous venues, including the Washington Post, and her books have twice been named “Red-Hot Reads” in Cosmopolitan magazine. She is an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award winner and RITA® Award winner in romantic suspense. You can learn more at her website:

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