Is it the perfect escape?
Whitaker Island is more than a getaway. For Tessa Jenkins, the remote strip of land in Washington state is a sanctuary. Fleeing from a shattering scandal, she has a new name, a chance at a new beginning, and a breathtaking new view: Hansen Rye. It’s hard not to crush on Whitaker’s hottest handyman. At six-foot-three and all kinds of fine, he’s also intensely private—and the attraction between them soon simmers dangerously out of control.
…or a private trap for two lovers?
After a devastating family tragedy, Hansen finds the pebbled shores of the faraway island to be an ideal refuge. Letting down his guard for the sexy, impulsive Tessa is an unexpected pleasure. But there’s another newcomer to Whitaker. He’s no stranger to Hansen. And when he’s murdered, the crime casts a threatening shadow. As suspicion falls on Hansen, all his secrets are about to collide with Tessa’s. Now the pasts they were determined to outrun are catching up to them. So is a killer who’s putting their love—and their lives—on the line.
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About the Author
Helenkay Dimon spent the years before becoming a romance author as a . . . divorce attorney. Not the usual transition, she knows. Good news is she now writes full time and is much happier. She has sold over thirty novels, novellas, and shorts to numerous publishers. Her nationally bestselling and award-winning books have been showcased in numerous venues, and her books have twice been named "Red-Hot Reads" and excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine. But if you ask her, she'll tell you the best part of the job is never having to wear pantyhose again.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Review: HER OTHER SECRET: A Novel by HelenKay Dimon Publication Date: June 25, 2019 Genre: Romantic Suspense Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna Rated 4.5 Stars I had fun reading this story. The witty repartee between Tessa and Hansen was easy and never seemed forced. The residents of the island added to the mystery and enjoyment, showing enough banter and secrets to make me hungry for more. I see a lot of future stories hiding in Whitaker. Even though Tessa and Hansen were both hesitant to start a relationship, neither bogged down the romance with overdone reluctance. It all flowed nicely into a sexy story. As for the storyline…it was mystery upon mystery, with suspense and danger thrown in. Just when I thought I had things figured out – something new came up. The book was a bit convoluted at times, but that added to the who-done-it theme that wrapped up neatly in the end. *Review copy provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ~*~*~*~
A sassy, smart, sexy, and suspenseful story, as much filled with danger and twists as it is with sarcastic humor and adorable ardent romance. Her Other Secret is just perfectly entertaining, fun, and engaging. It kept me on my toes throughout the tale, the cast of characters just a hoot, with their secrets, information they want to hide and are willing to go to the distance to keep the information hidden on an island that spreads gossip faster than light. Tessa Jenkins is a heroine easy to like and admire and Hansen Rye is the perfect mate to her, a partner, companion, and lover. The spark between them is like a fourth of July fireworks, they just get each other in a lever few does. I loved the way they were equal, both protective, both willing to go to battle for the other and do anything to keep the other safe. Their pillow talk was endearing, and them together just adorable and lovely. The suspense is breathtaking. The murder mysteries and how everything is tight to everything else, and how the past secrets and the protagonist's history all play into the crimes committed on the small island, kept the guessing game going on until the very last part of the story where everything unrattled and comes to life and death matter in a whole new way. I love the cheeky dialog, the clever, and the utterly sarcastic, biting way the author uses words to paint the picture, the mood, and the characteristics of the protagonists. This story pulled me in from the very start and kept me lured into the twists of the tale until wee hours of the morning and the end was at the hand. Unputdownable, addictive storytelling that charm and allure, leaving the reader enamored and anticipating for more. Loved it. Absolutely loved it! ~ Five Spoons
The island of misfits and lots of secrets. Tessa has arrived on Whitaker Island fleeing a scandal with her birth dad and soon meets newcomer, Hansen Rye the handyman. He also has arrived with many secrets. There is a murder on the island, Judson, whom Hansen knows from his past. Hansen and Tessa will join forces to try and solve this murder, before Hansen is accused of the murder. They can not deny the sexual chemistry between them, hot!! I must say the beginning was a little slow and getting to know the cast of misfits, but once I got into the story I could not put it down. There is plenty of mystery of who done it, had me guessing until the end. Great sexual chemistry between Tessa and Hansen. I would love more from this island, it seems everyone has a secret in their back round.
4.25 stars--HER OTHER SECRET by HelenKay Dimon is a contemporary, adult story of romantic suspense focusing on manual and twenty-six year old, guide creator Tessa Jenkins, and handyman Hansen Rye. Told from dual third person perspectives (Tessa and Hansen) HER OTHER SECRET follows in the wake of a murder on Whitaker Island. The residents of Whitaker Island all have secrets: from political scandals to murders, blackmail to affairs, Whitaker Island is the island of misfit toys. When a well-dressed man mysteriously walks out of the water, only to be found murdered the very next day, all suspicions fall onto our leading hero when he reveals his connection to the people involved. From a badly beaten woman to the murder of the town’s most likable old man, Whitaker Island’s secrets are about to be revealed. What ensues is the building relationship and romance between Tessa and Hansen, and the fall-out as our couple find themselves on the receiving end of more attention and accusations than they could have imagined. Like most of the residents, Hansen Rye moved to Whitaker Island to get away from his past, a past that has now drawn the attention of law enforcement and the political elite. Tessa Jenkins knows what it is like to keep her own dark and dangerous secrets but with the continuing drama, our couple’s individual pasts are about to be exposed. The relationship between Tessa and Hansen is one of immediate attraction but neither one is in a place for romance or love. When the local ‘law enforcement’ has eyes for our heroine, Hansen steps up to claim Tessa as his own. As one another’s alibis for the on-going investigation, our couple find themselves the target of island gossip, innuendo and talk. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of colorful secondary and supporting characters including many local island residents. We are introduced to the island’s lawman, thirty-four year old, former military MP Ben Clifford; council member and island ‘queen’ Ruthie Totttenridge, and her son Doug; lodge owner Sylvia Sussex; vacationers and busy bodies Ellis and Arianna Wells; old man Cliff; brother/sister duo Allen Bernard and Kerrie Ross; as well as Tessa’s father senator Charles Michaelson. I am hoping the author has plans for future stories involving the island residents. HER OTHER SECRET is a story of power, betrayal, greed and murder; a story of secrets and lies; of romance and love. The premise is entertaining and intriguing; the romance is steamy and hot; the characters are eclectic, charismatic and energetic. HER OTHER SECRET is a thrilling and edgy ride into the world of romantic suspense.
Tessa Jenkins fled to Whitaker Island armed with a new name, and with the hope of escaping her scandal filled past.... but she's not the only new visitor to arrive in town. As soon as she hits town she meets one of it's sexiest residents, handyman Hansen Rye, and the moment they meet there are some obvious sparks. But she is wary of letting him in, and not really looking for love at the moment, but that doesn't stop him from coming around. But as they are exploring their chemistry, there is also danger circling around them, and it's bound to bring trouble to both of their lives, whether they want it or not! From beginning to end Her Other Secret held my full attention, it's action packed story line came brimming with loads of steam and thrilling mystery to feed my romantic suspense addiction! With danger constantly lurking and the heat simmering between Tessa and Hansen there is plenty of action to be found between the pages of this one. It also came with a few unexpected twists and turns too, just when I thought I knew where things were going, Ms. Dimon's cleverly crafted words would leave me surprised all over again. I really enjoyed this one, and was thrilled to learn that there were plans for more visits to Whitaker Island on the horizon, I can't wait to see who moves to this charming little island next! If you are a romantic suspense fan, then I have a feeling this one will be right up your alley, as it comes with the perfect makings to be a thrilling little literary escape, with a tranquil island setting to boot! Highly recommend! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.