In the Arms of a Stranger

Virginia Kelly
In the Arms of a Stranger
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Virginia Kelly
Release Date
March 2016
Action/Adventure Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

"A perfect blend of action, romance, and heart-pounding suspense."
--New York Times Best-selling Author Cynthia Eden

Wanted for treason…

Burned by his agency and running for his life, CIA Paramilitary Operator JP Blackmon is determined to clear his name. He tracks down his former partner, but when JP discovers the man is dead, he must turn to the only person who can help. His partner's vulnerable widow.

Drowning in lies…

Abby Price never wanted anything but a safe home to raise her son with the man she loved. But her husband was hiding secrets. Secrets that branded him a traitor and got him killed. Now the CIA is watching Abby's every move and she's sure they're hiding proof that would clear her son's father. So when a stranger shows up swearing he's her husband's partner and asking for her help to find the truth, she agrees to risk everything.

A love neither can deny…

As JP and Abby race for answers, they must elude killers…and try to ignore a passionate attraction neither wants to face. Because JP has secrets of his own, and Abby will never allow herself to be betrayed by a man again. But in the end, it's only by trusting each other that they can make it out alive.

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Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Mar 18, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
231 people found the following review helpful
IN THE ARMS OF A STRANGER is an entertaining, romantic suspense that will keep you guessing about the characters' past and how it will shape their futures. Well written, with plenty of sexual tension and even, at times, comical elements, IN THE ARMS OF A STRANGER is a delightful read.

Abby Price, a young widow and mother of a four-year-old son, is determined to find out who her husband, Wade Price, had really been. Following his death, Abby learned that her husband, whom she had known for seven years, had been living a double life as a spy and may have gone rogue. Then one rainy night, Abby meets Wade's partner, JP Blackmon.

Abby, determined to finally learn the truth about her ex-husband's life, seeks out JP and tries to convince him to take her along in his quest to find the truth. Abby, however, doesn't know how much she should trust JP, who is apparently running from his own troubles.

Throughout the twists and turns that Abby and JP take to unravel the truth, the sexual tension and romantic connection builds. But can Abby ever really trust JP, who is so much like her ex-husband? Can JP ever let himself be with his ex-partner's and mentor's wife? Even if JP does believe that Wade may have double crossed him, doesn't Abby deserve so much more?

IN THE ARMS OF A STRANGER exemplifies how important trust is in every relationship and makes you question whether, at times, we may turn a blind eye to things we don't want to see, especially when it involves our loved ones. Moreover, Ms. Kelly does a great job of writing a story that proves that strong attractions, irrespective of common sense, sometimes can't be denied.

A truly enjoyable read, I recommend IN THE ARMS OF A STRANGER, to anyone who enjoys a good romantic suspense novel!
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