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About Betrayed by a Kiss:
Marnie Somerville is sure Dane MacLain is just another bad guy. Her job as resident investigator at Whitman Enterprises is to track down the owners of delinquent accounts, but something about Dane’s case is off, and Marnie can’t resist a good mystery. The secret files and cover-up she finds after hacking her boss’s computer are more than she expected, and now she’s fleeing her former employer…right into Dane’s arms.
Former detective Dane MacLain has spent the last year gathering intel against Whitman Enterprises, the company he believes responsible for his wife’s death. When a beautiful and intense woman shows up with information, Dane is willing to accept all she has to offer, especially when the help comes in such a sexy package. Caught in a deadly cat and mouse chase, Dane must do everything he can to protect Marnie as they run for their lives.
This is an action packed suspense, a real page turner that I just didn’t want to put down until I’d finished it. You are immersed into the action from the very first page, with car chases, treks through the wilderness, lethal gunmen and so much more.
At the heart of the story is Dane MacLain, an ex-detective whose wife and daughter were kidnapped to get him to stop his investigations. Although he has his daughter back, his wife was murdered and his daughter now won’t talk. He’s still determined to discover who is behind his wife’s death to prevent any further danger to his family in future so when he discovers and rescues Marnie Somerville near his cabin he’s suitably intrigued. When he learns she’s also running from Whitman Enterprises, the company he suspects was behind his wife’s death, and she was previously employed there the two are now in danger. As they decide to work together to reveal the cover up they’ll face more danger from the villains and those who are secretly in the pay of them. All the time, they also need to keep his daughter, Elizabeth, and his sister who is looking after her, safe.
The story is well written, with so many twists and turns as the two endeavour to bring the villains to justice and protect themselves and his family from future harm. It is a real page-turner and right to the end you aren’t quite sure how things will finally be resolved. Marnie is a brilliant heroine – feisty, determined and with a past that means she is well used to working alone, to acting somewhat spontaneously and not used to being part of a team. Contrarily, Dane is very much a team player, used to working with others, a planner and very protective of those he cares for. Their mutual attraction, very different past and common goals make them a great pair and this story one that makes an enthralling read that I have no hesitation in highly recommending to anyone who enjoys thrilling romantic suspense. I understand this is the first in a three book series and can’t wait to read the sequels!
I received a copy of this book from the publishers, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review.
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About the Kris Rafferty:
Kris Rafferty was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After earning a Bachelor’s in Arts from the University of Massachusetts/ Boston, she married her college sweetheart, traveled the country and wrote books. Three children and a Pomeranian/Shih Tzu mutt later, she spends her days devoting her life to her family and her craft.
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