Continuing my spotlight on small and medium press authors, today's book review is on TWISTED LIES by C. B. Clark.
Athena suffered a childhood tragedy while living on a remote island. Her parents sailed off and never returned. She drowns her pain in alcohol, struggles to stay sober, and even manages to become a lawyer. To hide from the scandal of her vanishing family, she changes her name and moves far from Vancouver where the event happened. She blames her parents' possible death/disappearance on the island's owner Angus, a man who always gave her the creeps.
That's why she's shocked to learn that Angus has died and left her all his money and business.
Russ was adopted by Angus at a young age after his parents are killed in a car crash. He's angry to learn that his supposedly loving 'father' has left his estate to Athena.
When the two first meet, it's instant attraction, until Russ realizes she's the woman who has stolen his inheritance.
Finally, together, they decide to find out why Angus left her the property, and what really happened to her parents.
The romance starts out a bit over the top, and Russ goes from zero to sixty in caring about Athena, a woman he shouldn't trust. But it is a Romance.
The mystery kept me guessing, with many twists and turns, and I was compelled to keep reading to find out what really happened.
Clark deploys the senses with lush setting details and vibrant smells. I felt I went where her characters traveled. Descriptions are excellent.
Romance readers will love Twisted Lies.
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