Thursday, June 13, 2019

#BookReview - "Secret Betrayal" by CB Clark


Head college librarian, Marissa Reynolds has spent years distancing herself from her crime king pin uncle and his criminal empire. When she awakens in an unfamiliar hotel room with blood on her hands and no memory of how she got there, the past returns with a vengeance, and her life spirals into a nightmare.

Straight-laced, Assistant district Attorney, Scott Bannister has spent a lifetime seeking justice for the senseless gangland shooting deaths of his parents. When he realizes Marissa is the niece of his prime suspect, he crosses a line guaranteed to put in jeopardy both his life and his beloved career.

He’s made it clear he’ll do anything to destroy her uncle. She fears he’s using her to achieve his goal. As the body count mounts, and their lives are threatened, they must put aside their distrust and work together to find the devious killer. Will they be able to forgive and find true love?


When college librarian Marissa Reynolds wakes up in a sleazy motel room with no memory of how she got there, she knows something is horribly wrong. She’s confused and sick, as though drugged, and believes she’s been kidnapped. Then a sexy, familiar-looking man walks in and thinks she’s a prostitute.
Assistant District Attorney Scott Bannister planned to meet a gang informant at the motel, but soon realizes both he and the woman have been set up. Then he recognizes her—she’s the estranged niece of a powerful crime lord, and Scott believes she’s just as dirty as her uncle. Framed for murder and with the evidence stacked against them, Marissa and Scott have no choice but to trust one another in order to clear their names and find out what’s really going on. Friendship and romance blooms quickly, but their secrets keep driving a wedge between them.
I really enjoyed this story. The mystery/suspense part stayed strong all throughout the book and perfectly weaved with the romance. Marissa was strong and stubborn, as I like heroines to be, but Scott wasn’t the typical macho, he-man hero. He was brave, sure, but he doubted his ability to protect Marissa. I really liked that. His insecurities made his character much more real and relatable.
There were multiple bad guys in this story, some of whom were obvious like Marissa’s uncle Julio, but I couldn’t figure out who the traitors were in the DA office and police station. Granted, I had my suspicions, and I liked the twist at the end.
The story is well-written and everything flowed great. Ms. Clark has a strong, active writing style that kept my attention. For readers of romantic suspense, check out Secret Betrayal. You won’t regret it.
5 Stars

Disclaimer – I volunteered to read and review this book. Thank you, C.B. Clark, for sending me an ebook copy.

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