Trust No One by Jayne Ann Krentz
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Description: Grace Elland is in the wrong time at the wrong place when she discovers the murdered body of her boss, positive thinking guru Sprague Witherspoon, one morning. This isn't the first murder she's come across though both have featured rather prominently placed vodka bottles. When daily affirmations start showing up in her email sent from her murdered boss's email account.
When her friends set her up on a disastrous blind date with former Marine and Venture Capitalist, Julius Arkwright, she starts out furious but as the emails increase and more and more ties to her past start appearing it begins to seem like Julius may just be the perfect date after all.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Why I Picked This Book:I really enjoyed River Road last year and the premise on this looked interesting.
My Impression: I've been in a romantic suspense mood lately and the latest Jayne Ann Krentz was one I just couldn't pass up. It didn't disappoint! Both Grace and Julius are very good at what they do but their outlooks couldn't be more different. Grace is all about seeing the upside and positive thinking whereas Julius' personal mantras are "Trust No One" and "Everyone has a hidden agenda." I liked that they both respected each other despite being so different. Julius encouraged Grace to be more careful and Grace encouraged Julius to be more positive but at no point was there any belittling or dismissing. I really liked that this wasn't insta-love. In fact, they don't really like each other at the beginning but Grace needs advice and Julius needs a project. While their relationship developed quickly as is usually the case in this genre it never felt forced. Mostly, I just loved that they listened to each other.
The mystery itself was interesting and the loose ends were tied up nicely. There were some fairly minor plot holes and the reveal felt very sudden. I wouldn't say this is the most unpredictable of books as I had a pretty good idea what was going from pretty early but that didn't effect my enjoyment. This also isn't a book that will really stick with me but it was definitely lots of fun while I was reading it!
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Definitely! These are perfect summer reads.
Would I Recommend this Book?: If you've enjoyed Krentz's previous books or are in the mood for a romantic suspense this is a good choice.
Challenges Met? Library Challenge, Reading Road Trip (Washington)