Truth, Lies, and Second Dates is a sweet and sassy contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson.
Captain Ava Capp has been flying from her past for a decade. She’d much rather leave it, and her home state, behind forever. But when she finds herself back in Minnesota, against her better judgment, everything goes sideways in a way she never expected it to.
M.E. Dr. Tom Baker has never forgotten Ava and the cold case she ran away from. When she shows up unexpectedly in town, in spite of himself, sparks fly. Which is terrible because he can’t stop his growing attraction to her. Can these two Type-A’s let their guards down and work together to put Ava’s tragic past behind her for good? And keep their hands off each other at the same time?
This standalone contemporary romance from Davidson (The Love Scam) is just as raucous and riveting as fans will expect. Snarky commercial pilot Ava Capp returns to Minnesota 10 years after the murder of her best friend, Danielle, only to discover, at the anniversary memorial service, that Danielle's family believes Ava was the killer. To blow off steam, Ava heads to a bar, where she meets and makes out with a hunky stranger. The next morning she gets a call that the funeral home has been vandalized. Luckily, the stranger from the night before can corroborate Ava's alibi and he's already on the scene in his role as the county medical examiner. Quirky Dr. Tom Baker is determined to solve Danielle's cold case, and he's willing to work with Ava to do it, though he can't be sure that she is not the murderer but that does nothing to douse their chemistry. The banter comes a mile a minute, as do the twists, though Davidson struggles to juggle the suspense with the romantic development, leading to some wonky pacing. Still, the mystery will keep readers turning pages, and Ava's raunchy internal monologue creates plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. It's a wild ride and, despite some turbulence along the way, the destination's worth it.
Truth, Lies and second Dates
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Truth, Lies and Second Dates by Mary Janice Davidson is a laugh out loud, lots of chemistry, murder mystery but with lots more going and at times became somewhat confusing. Eventually figured out what was happening and overall was a good book.
Truth, lies, and second dates
Ava is a pilot and has learnt to be happy with her life. She has a past she has tried to forget. Until ten years after that awful event things go hay wire on her. Mystery, murder and romance make this book a entertaining read.
Fun ride. Don’t miss this one.
What a ride! Loved this sassy, snarky, turn around romance. The humor abounds, in spite of the stalking, evil murderer, who throws in wrenches and anything else possible to muck up our heroine’s life. Awesome fun, laugh out loud fun, with a side of steam. Don’t miss this one.