Dangerous Currents

Kathryn Knight
Dangerous Currents
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Wicked Whale
Release Date
May 2018
Romantic Suspense/Mystery

When a costly mistake ends Malorie Montgomery's career, she returns to Cape Cod in search of a fresh start. But her plans for a new—and quiet—life are quickly derailed when she makes a grisly discovery in the woods, and her screams bring the one person from her past she'd hoped to avoid. Dean Slater, the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart in high school, now lives in the beachfront community that was supposed to be her haven…and he's just as hot as he was six years ago.

With his rough background, Dean always knew he wasn't good enough for the kind, intelligent beauty who claimed his heart, but somehow he'd believed their love was strong enough to survive anything—until the tragic night she turned her back on him when he needed her trust the most. Despite their painful history, Dean can't resist the instinct to protect her, especially when it becomes apparent there's a killer in their town.

Their former chemistry soon reignites, but Malorie has long accepted that her dark family secret has destined her to a life alone. And when she uncovers evidence that makes her the killer's target, a deadly confrontation threatens to destroy any possibility of a second chance.

Book Review by Avonna Loves Genres (reviewer)
Jun 19, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
10 people found the following review helpful
DANGEROUS CURRENTS by Katheryn Knight is a contemporary second chance romance with a suspense sub-plot. This book focuses more on the romance, past and present and the difficulties facing the H/h to get to their HEA than the suspense occurring in the background during the same time period. It is a well written, emotionally charged romance due to long-held secrets and misunderstandings more than a romantic suspense as the summary leads you to believe.

Malorie Montgomery has returned to Cape Cod for a fresh start. She plans on helping her best friend set up her non-profit and teach business courses at the local community college. While taking her dog for a walk, she stumbles on a partially buried body. When she screams for help, the boy, now man, who broke her heart in high school and never left her thoughts, shows up to help.

Dean Slater is surprised when he sees who called out for help while he is out on his run. She is back after seven years. Dean cannot believe the attraction is still as strong as it was their senior year of high school. He was the poor boy who had nothing to offer this rich girl, and yet she chose him. Now, Dean and his brother have inherited the house just down the street from Malorie's and there is no way they will not run into each other around the Cape.

Malorie has a family secret that keeps her from a permanent relationship and Dean still feels inferior and undeserving of Malorie, but the heat and attraction is still there on both their parts. Misunderstandings and misconceptions need to be cleared up, secrets need to be exposed and danger is lurking in the background.

This is a romance that has so many layers. There is the poor boy and the rich girl high school first loves, Malorie's secret that Dean never knew about, Dean's shame of his step-father going to prison and his brother not stepping up as a responsible father-to-be. Dean is always the responsible one and the protector. Malorie and Dean's relationship progresses in a realistic way and the sex scenes are hot. The suspense sub-plot of the murdered girl that Malorie and Dean found adds some tension and intrigue to the story with a surprise who-done-it, but the romance could really stand on its own without it. This is a second chance romance worth reading.
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