Tess Madison walked away from her two-timing fiancé, a multi-million dollar trust fund and a cushy corporate law job to pursue the single life indulging in chocolate and fancy French underwear. But her newly reordered life comes unraveled when she reluctantly accepts an invitation to a dinner party and stumbles upon the host's dead body. Now Tess is in the middle of a murder investigation pitting her wannabe-boyfriend police detective against Jack Valentine, a man from her past with blue-green eyes and sinful smile that causes her to rethink her self-imposed celibacy. Tess has many reasons to avoid Jack including the fact that he's the prime suspect in a murder. But Tess doesn't believe Jack's the murderer and with an honest attempt to keep her hormones in check, she agrees to represent him. With Jack's help, she uncovers a 30-year-old secret someone is killing to keep hidden and discovers sensual delights that don't include chocolate or French underwear. But when her professional and personal relationship with Jack threatens to ruin her career and end her life, Tess has to decide if Jack, is worth the risk.
Includes the recipe for Tess' Chocolate Caramel Decadence Squares!
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About the Author
When she's not telling stories, she works by day as a freelance writer and blogger. She lives in central Virginia with her husband, two teenage children and two cats.
Learn more about Jenna and her books at www.JennaHarte.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sometimes you just need a book to completely ENTERTAIN you! Deadly Valentine by Jenna Harte did that for me with its murder, mystery, suspense and romantic tension! Jenna Harte put her own stamp on this book with her clean writing style that raises and lowers the tension smoothly and with a great sense of timing and awareness, alternating some humorous moments with chilling moments, heated moments, and moments of pain and awkwardness, and oh yes, romantic moments! I like that as much as I like those nasty little twists and monkey wrenches that get thrown in. A rather nasty, but powerful man is murdered during a family dinner at which time he was to deliver some big news. The question is who did it and why. But is the answer simple? Nope, no way, there is a rollercoaster of little side stories, twists and entanglements to get through before we find out “who-dun-it.” Was it the wealthy businessman? The son? The ex-wife? The butler? As if the mystery isn’t enough, the romantic tension is full blown, “She is destroyed from her past, He was part of the devastation and another He wants her badly enough that he is a huge pain!” Ahh, male testosterone, female insecurities, and shades of, “Oh my gawd, just give in, will you?” Jenna Harte can write a good mystery, ramp up the sexual tension and keep her characters human. Ever wonder what’s going on in an alpha-type mind when he longs to “claim his woman?” Maybe I could figure the romance out before the last page, but getting there was well worth all the pages that came before! I need to thank the author for providing a review copy in exchange for my honest review!