Book Review: Trust No One by: Jayne Ann Krentz

Publisher: Putnam Adult

Publication Date: January 6, 2015

Origins:  From Publisher for Review

Synopsis: 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 ex-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... 

Review: Grace Elland is a survivor and, unlike many, a seemingly eternal optimist. She works for Sprague Witherspoon, a motivational speaker, and has helped launched his career into the stratosphere. When she finds him dead in his home, a vodka bottle next to him, Grace is undeniably and understandably upset. Out of a job and trying to find her balance again, Grace moves back home. Talked into a blind date by her best friend, she goes out with Julius Arkwright, an intense venture-capitalist who lives to make money. Grace isn’t sure Julius is right for her, but she knows she can trust him when she discovers she’s being stalked by an unknown person with a motive Grace can’t figure out. Does this have to do with the current investigation or Grace’s tragic past? TRUST NO ONE is a romantic suspense novel in which you are immediately drawn to the main characters. I liked Grace, even though she’s super-sunny, because it’s tempered with realism. Julius has his own past issues, which made him appealing as a person and as a romantic interest for Grace. The suspense is well-drawn out and is convoluted enough without being confusing to make it a thrilling tale. TRUST NO ONE is exciting, steamy, and highly enjoyable.

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