Promise Not to Tell (Cutler, Sutter & Salinas #2) – Jayne Ann Krentz

Promise Not to Tell – Jayne Ann Krentz

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Promise Not to Tell – Jayne Ann Krentz

BOOK REVIEW:

Promise Not to Tell

by Jayne Ann Krentz

(Cutler, Sutter & Salinas Series)

Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Expected publication: January 2nd 2018

 

Promise Not to Tell – Jayne Ann Krentz

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CORINA’S REVIEW

 

If you enjoy romantic suspense – JAYNE ANN KRENTZ is your author.

I have read Jayne Ann Krentz for more than 10 years now and can say that with certainty. First I started by borrowing all her JAK books from the library—not nearly enough. Then I read her alter egos Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle. All in all JAK must have written 50 plus novels thus far and I have read them all.

JAK is a master storyteller!

Her romantic suspense novels are as addicting as they are entertaining. With a formula in mind she spins the most captivating stories that ALWAYS deliver a happy ending to her main characters.

In Promise Not to Tell, the second book in the Cutler, Sutter, & Salinas series, she gives us a solid and suspenseful tale that was chilling, but also touching. As always, the book was dependably entertaining and features fascinating and strong characters, male as well as female.

Virginia Troy and Cabot Sutter share a common past— a horrific event that tore their lives apart as children and changed their future in unforeseen ways. Now years later they meet again, and because of this common past it allows them to connect in a way that was genuine and bone deep. Together they hunt their mutual nightmare, a nightmare that wants to make them the hunted. What neither expects is that their mutual attraction, intuition, and trust in each other is just the beginning of a partnership that will endure any hardship.

On their search for answers Virginia and Cabot face danger on every corner. Only their inner strength and faith in each other keeps them alive and going.

Both are rather no-nonsense characters, that handle high tensions as well as nail biting terror with self-confidence and a calm demeanor. With dry humor and grace Virginia keeps a cool head in the most dire situations. Cabot, in his straightforward and pragmatic way, leads the way with confidence and controlled strength. Together they are a couple that’s hard to beat.

Sharing habits that others might not accept only cemented a relationship that was built on more than just attraction.

She went into the kitchen. “Do you think we’ll be getting up at this hour of the night for the rest of our lives?”

“I have no idea. But I have to tell you that it’s nice to know I’m not alone. One thirty in the morning is a very weird time of night. Things feel different at this hour.”

She reached up into the cupboard for the box of tea. “Tell me about it.”

Virginia and Cabot were perfectly matched and their relationship a true pleasure to see unfold. In midst of threats and danger, their relationship gets stronger with each passing day. The way they complimented and completed each others was the true highlight and result of masterful plotting and an expertly written arc that kept me turning pages until the very end.

For me, Promise Not to Tell, reminded me of classic JAK novels. Strong characters, a thrilling and a suspenseful plot, and a romance that burned slowly but intensely. Besides the two wonderful main characters, the supporting cast was as genuinely likable as interesting. Cabot’s brothers are intriguing and fascinating. His adoptive father is a stand up guy, dependable, and someone he can be proud to call father. His young cousin was adorably impressionable – in my opinion a perfect supporting cast.

The authors skill of crafting plots that captivate and fascinate in equal parts is on point and  something I rely on each time I pick up one of her books.

Truly, you can’t go wrong by picking up a JAK novel.

“this review first appeared on USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog”

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Promise Not to Tell – Jayne Ann Krentz

A painter of fiery, nightmarish visions throws herself into the sea—but she leaves her secrets behind . . .

Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy has spent years battling the demons that stem from her childhood time in a cult and the night a fire burned through the compound, killing her mother. And now one of her artists has taken her own life, but not before sending Virginia a last picture: a painting that makes Virginia doubt everything about the so-called suicide—and her own past.

Like Virginia, private investigator Cabot Sutter was one of the children in the cult who survived that fire… and only he can help her now. As they struggle to unravel the clues in the painting, it becomes clear that someone thinks Virginia knows more than she does and that she must be stopped. Thrown into an inferno of desire and deception, Virginia and Cabot draw ever closer to the mystery of their shared memories—and the shocking fate of the one man who still wields the power to destroy everything they hold dear.

Promise Not to Tell – Jayne Ann Krentz

 

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The author of over 50 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds:

Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.

She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California. Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries.

Ms. Krentz is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.


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Promise Not to Tell – Jayne Ann Krentz

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4 thoughts on “Promise Not to Tell (Cutler, Sutter & Salinas #2) – Jayne Ann Krentz

  1. I agree that you can’t go wrong with this author. I haven’t read her in a long while, but I remember how intense her plots are crafted and relieved to see that she still writes amazing books. Lovely review darling.

    1. Right? I read all of her books back to back when I discovered her years ago. Now some of her old books are her best work, but besides that her books are all solid performances.

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