New Release Alert for Shannon Kent

One of my favorite authors has a new release. It’s only 99 cents right now, so you need to hop on over to Amazon to grab it. From the first pages, this book has my attention.


A broken engagement drives Susanna Kelly back to her hometown of Sweetheart, Texas and the arms of its quirky, lovable citizens. But her peaceful return to her roots is shattered when heart-shaped notes with sinister messages start appearing. The support of Daniel Sheppard, Asian American bestselling author and her childhood friend, gives her a much needed ally amidst the turmoil. He offers to play the role of her boyfriend to discourage the stalker, but Susanna resists. Pretending to be a couple? And with Daniel of all people? Who would buy it?

The note writer’s mind games force her to reconsider. Susanna accepts Daniel’s crazy plan, but her heart acts up whenever she’s near her decoy valentine. Comfortable, uncomplicated Daniel has turned into a full-grown man who makes her senses spin. As she tries to sort out her feelings, the make-believe romance has the opposite effect intended. Harmless notes turn into life-threatening accidents, and Daniel and Susanna must find out who’s behind the chaos before they can decide if their temporary relationship is a heaven-sent gift meant to last forever.

My Review

From the first page, I was drawn in. This book has it all: romance, mystery, suspense, sweet kisses and romance.

Susanna is the perpetual nice girl that gets taken advantage of. She is also valued by her neighbors. She made for a great female lead.

Daniel is her perfect counter balance and the leading man of the story. He’s a successful writer who has returned home. He’s loved Susanna for a very long time.

We also have an assortment of supporting characters, which I won’t get into so that I don’t risk spoiling the mystery, other than to say: Go, Lindy! Woof! Woof!

One of the things I enjoyed about this book was the all American feel with a touch of K-drama. This book blended it together. I loved that it was a melting pot.

I was left with one question after reading this though: Can you really go outside barefoot and feel warmth in winter in Texas? If I went outside barefoot in my neck of the woods, I’d be dealing with potential frost bite!

Grab you copy today! And don’t forget to come back and let me know what you thought.

You can also find other books by Shannon Kent by going here: For the Love of Korea