This romantic suspense tale has plenty of twists and turns as the story unfolds with the flair that is characteristic of this talented author. There were entertaining interactions between the determinedly cheerful heroine and the wary and opinionated hero but I wasn't quite as convinced of their immediate chemistry as I usually am and some of the secondary characters were a little frustrating and not well-developed enough to me. I do enjoy the warm fuzzy feeling engendered by Grace's unconditional understanding of the type of man she knows Julius to be and the flowering of their relationship, and I love that Grace has unexpected depths, while I cheer at her self-reliance, even though she knows she has an ex-military man to depend on. This is a fun and entertaining read and the glimpse of an upcoming release from this author definitely whetted my appetite for the next story from one of my favorite authors.
"Trust No One" by Jayne Anne Krentz follows the path of Grace Elland, whose life makes it difficult to believe in the positive affirmations she is known for promoting after she finds her boss murdered. Julius Arkwright isn't thrilled to have been set up on a blind date with Grace, but he has two maxims he lives by, one of which is to 'trust no one', which makes his attachment to the unexpectedly complex Grace surprising to them both. An escalating threat to her makes her wary of more than just the motives of the man who seems determined to insinuate himself into her life and who understands more about her than she realizes. The question is whether she is going to survive long enough to solve any of the mysteries that are surrounding her.
Following up on the incredible success of River Road, New York Times?bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz delivers another masterpiece of romantic suspense.
It’s no coincidence when Grace Elland finds a vodka bottle next to the lifeless body of her boss, motivational speaker Sprague Witherspoon. The bottle is a terrifying?and deliberate?reminder of the horrors of her past.
Grace retreats to her hometown to regroup and tries to put everything she’s learned about positive thinking into practice?a process that is seriously challenged on the world’s worst blind date.
Awkward doesn’t begin to describe her evening with venture-capitalist Julius Arkwright. She has nothing in common with a man who lives to make money, but the intense former Marine does have some skills that Grace can use?and he’s the perfect man to help her when it becomes clear she is being stalked.
As Witherspoon’s financial empire continues to crumble around them, taking a deadly toll, Julius will help Grace step into her past to uncover a devious plan to destroy not only Grace, but everyone around her