DANGEROUS SECRET [The Pinnacles of Power Prequel]

Jessica Lauryn

Publisher:  Siren Publishing

Published date:  July 3, 2014


Genre: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense

Source: Received for a honest review.


Book Description from Amazon

Abigail MacKenzie has been trying to put her father’s tragic death behind her.  But when a handsome stranger produces a random clue about her father’s shooting, hopes of finding her father’s killer come flooding back to the surface.  Abigail is determined to get justice for her dad, even if it means learning the secret of a man with eyes that cut straight through the wall around her heart. After making a mysterious discovery that costs him his job, Ryan Newberry is happy to accept any position he can get.  But when he realizes that one of the employees who’ll be working under him at the Washington Valley Hotel is Abigail MacKenzie, the sweet girl he met weeks before, he fears the past might be in danger of repeating itself.  Ryan only hopes that his desires for his new front desk associate won’t lead both of them down a path of danger from which he won’t be able to protect them.

My Thoughts

This is a great romantic suspense with just the right amount of romance and suspense.  At first, I was a little disappointed that the characters were so young.  (College and Graduate age.)  I tend to read books with characters closer to my own age.  This disappointment soon disappeared as I was drawn into the story and I found that I could identify with these younger characters and their experiences.

Best friends Abigail and Julia have summer jobs as desk clerks at the Washington Valley Hotel.  Their boss is a handsome medical student, Ryan Newberry.  Although dating is against the rules for co-workers, Abigail and Ryan manage to become involved.  Abigail is haunted by the murder of her father when she was a young teen.  Her father was a hotel manager and Abigail’s new summer position brings the memories flooding back.  Her father’s murder was never solved and Abigail is determined to solve the mystery.    When several people at the hotel are murdered, Abigail links the new murders to her father’s murder.  She also links her new love interest, Ryan, to all the murders.  Abigail puts herself in danger as she uncovers more and more of the truth.

I enjoyed this book very much.  I wasn’t familiar with the writing of Jessica Lauryn.  Since this book is a prequel to her Pinnacles of Power series, I will definitely be reading more books by Ms. Lauryn.  (There are four books in the series including this prequel.)


Rating: 4 1/2

Heat Rating:  Hot

Reviewed by: Molly Waters

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