Romance Thrillers are basically my kryptonite. You mix the drama and adrenaline rush of a good mystery and add in some super sexy storylines and I AM HOOKED.
In fact, it was a romance thriller that started my obsession with romance novels (Thanks, Sandra Brown).
I think it can be rather challenging to have a good thrilling story that also includes a romance storyline and Her Deadly Secrets by Laura Griffin is an example of that struggle.
The overall story was rather engaging I just COULD NOT get into this book. Normally, you have to practically pull me away from the book to do any adulting, but with this book, I had no problem putting it down to do chores.
Kira Vance is a freelancing Private Investigator who has a knack for reading people and focusing on the details. While providing information to her “boss”, Oliver, and his client, Brock Logan, she’s caught in the middle of a gun fight.
The aftermath of this gun fight leads her deeper into trouble and as a result, is assigned Jeremy Owen – a private security detail from Wolfe Security.
As these two spent more time following the trail of Oliver’s investigation, they unravel secrets after secrets all while fighting off an attraction to one another.
Kira Vance: She’s a fiesty woman in a small package. When she gets a lead, she pursues it with a dogged determination. However, this obsession can lead her into pretty harmful situations. She’s extremely smart and stubborn and you can’t help but like her.
Jeremy Owen: Jeremy is a former marine who is extremely dedicated to his job and taking care of the clients’ hired by Wolfe Security.
Let’s Talk About (the) Sex, Baby!
Basically, this is a moderately thrilling book with a few moderate sex scenes. It’s not one of those books where you read about their instant chemistry or their ongoing inability to keep their hands off one another. It’s a slow burn story between these two and quite frankly, I was surprised there was any romance in the book at all.
There wasn’t a ton of angsty lead up or a will-they, won’t-they vibe. It was like they went from not doing it, to doing it.
I wanted more of a thrill! I did think it was cool that Griffin had more perspectives than just Kira and Jeremy’s but I think I would have preferred this story to be writting in a first-person point of view, rather than in a third-person point of view. I think the obvious internal emotions of the person would have enhanced the story overall and helped you better understand the specific situations. I wanted to know the inner workings of Kira’s mind when all of this was happening around her. I wanted to FEEL Jeremy’s burning need for Kira, but instead, all I got was a surface level story that left much to be desired.
PS: I bought this book because the cover was ABSOLUTELY F*CKING STUNNING and because the Title made me feel like Kira had some secret backstory. But I think the title is EXTREMELY deceiving because *spoiler alert* Kira has no secrets.