HER OTHER SECRET – HelenKay Dimon
Print ISBN: 978-0-06-289278-2
Digital ISBN-13: 978-0-06-289276-8
Whitaker Island, Washington – Present Day
Tessa Jenkins is on Whitaker Island because she didn’t know where else to go, and nobody would look for her there. That pretty much was the case with everyone on the island except those who had lived there for a long time. Hansen Rye, a six foot three hottie was the first man Tessa noticed on the island; he was kind of a handyman when someone found out he could fix something. Tessa has quietly lusted for Hansen, but had never done anything about it. One night she sees about a 50 foot long yacht in the water by where she lived. Are there people in it, is it broken down? She goes to Hansen to ask his opinion and he pooh-poohs her much to her ire. As they are standing there talking, she sees a man walk out of the water, soaking wet with a business suit on, and walk across the beach. Of course Hansen sees none of this, and when Tessa insists he look for him, Hansen finds nothing. The only law on the private island is Ben, so Tessa insists they go report the yacht and the missing man to him.
The man ends up dead outside Tessa’s house the next morning after Tessa heard pounding on her door the night before. When Hansen came to check on her he found nothing, but, he spent the night to protect her. Hansen finds out the deceased is someone he knew, and part of the reason he had come to Whitaker Island to escape. The dead man was Judson Ross, previously the husband of Hansen’s sister, who mysteriously fell over a cliff while hiking with him. When Judson married quickly several months later, Hansen went crazy accusing Hansen and warning Kerrie, Judson’s wife, about him. They got a protective order against Hansen, and his father and brother sent Hansen away to cool off and deal with his sister’s death. Now his past has come back to haunt him, especially when Ben finds out he knew the dead man. Upon checking the yacht, they find Kerrie beaten and tied up inside. When she regains consciousness, will she blame Hansen and seal his fate? Who could hate him that much?
When Kerrie comes to, all of a sudden the protective order is forgotten and she acts like she wants to be around him all the time. By this time Hansen and Tessa have a thing going, and Tessa just doesn’t think Kerrie is acting right--what is she hiding? Meanwhile, Ruthie is head of the group that runs Whitaker Island and for some reason wants Ben fired and Hansen put in jail. Why does Ruthie hate everybody?
There are many weird residents of Whitaker Island, and the mystery slowly develops, until we find out the reason why Tessa is hiding out, even more family drama.
HER OTHER SECRET is a mystery with Tessa, a brash woman who sometimes aggravates Hansen, but brings him out of his shell of sadness. It will end up with several different threads involved in the mystery and other people hiding secrets. A satisfying conclusion will leave you with a feeling of relief after all is revealed.
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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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