After her messy break-up, the last thing grad student Riley Evans expects is to meet someone new. Throw in a family history of bad relationships, the likelihood of the past repeating itself seems inevitable—especially after her ex turns stalker. She’s a magnet for disaster. But when a man walks into the Coffee Hut and asks her on a date, she isn’t prepared for the flare of desire. The pull of attraction is impossible to deny, and she gives love a second chance.
Navy SEAL Xander Hale lands in a Hawaii military hospital after a mission gone wrong. If that wasn’t bad enough, his girlfriend breaks up with him. Plagued by his current single status and suspicions over the mission’s bad intel, doubts fester about the direction of his life. Until he stops for coffee and encounters a barista that steals his breath and shifts his priorities from a presumed military career path to civilian.
When danger closes in after a suspicious home invasion, Xander whisks Riley to the safety of his family’s island. On secluded shores, he’s determined to keep her safe. But dark memories are triggered by her past and followed by a hidden threat that neither anticipated.
3 Heart Review by Ashley
When I saw the plot for Twisted Secrets I knew I had to make it my first read from Amy McKinley because it has all of my favorite things. Navy SEAL + Hawai'i + Suspense = Yes, please and thank you! That being said, there were some contradictions that detracted a bit from the overall telling of the story.
I enjoyed the way the suspense steadily mounted as the book progressed. And in the midst of fear and murder, was this budding relationship between two people who had been more than unlucky in love. There was no denying the attraction between Xander and Riley. It was instantaneous. As their feelings for one another grew, so did the danger.
I will say that Amy McKinley had me going right until the end with who was the culprit behind all the death and destruction. My heart was racing as those intense moments played out. While Riley and Xander's journey came to a happy close, there are still loads of unanswered questions surrounding some things that went down in Twisted Secrets and I'm looking forward to seeing where the series goes next.
About the Author
Amy McKinley is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the romantic suspense thriller Gray Ghost Novels, Moonlit Destination series, Deadly Isles Special Ops, Five Fates paranormal romance series, and several stand-alone titles. Her edge-of-your-seat books are filled with surprising twists and just the right amount of heat and danger. She lives in Illinois with her husband, two daughters, two sons, and three mischievous cats. You can find her at www.AmyMcKinley.com