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Everyone has secrets. Some are deadly.
Event planner Joanna McNamee is scrambling to ensure her father’s company Christmas party goes smoothly, but one disaster after another has her convinced someone is trying to sabotage her career. With the help of a man from her past who she’s still not sure she can trust, she puts the pieces together and realizes her business is the least of her problems—a cold-blooded killer is out to destroy her father and take her as his prized possession.
The last thing Deputy Ryker Kane expects is for a simple truck hijacking to throw him back into the middle of the Black Widow case he’d been forced to abandon, not to mention right into the arms of the sweet woman he’d let walk away ten years earlier. When he finds Jo Jo kidnapped and drugged, he has to use all his wits and skills honed from years as a detective to save them both. Despite the secrets between them, Ryker’s bound and determined to give them a second chance at love.
"Sinful Secrets by Melissa Ohnoutka is a suspense, action packed romance book that will [hold] your attention until the very last[page]."~Teresa J, Goodreads review
"This story was [a] fantastic rollercoaster ride, with lots of thrills, suspense and intrigue. The chemistry between Joanna and Ryker was amazing, they seemed to know what the other needed, and was always there. I loved this book!" ~Julie, Goodreads
"A great read! Awesome story with interesting characters. All romance fans should hands down add [Sinful Secrets] to their 'must read' list!"~Megan, Goodreads review
"Sinful Secrets combined mystery, romance, and suspense with a little bit of holiday thrown in for good measure. [...] I would definitelyrecommend this book to fans of the genre." ~Amy G, NetGalley
"You know that book that literally has you on the edge of you seat the entire time while reading it? This could be the book for you. You've got justabout everything in here: the need for approval, evil people, a kidnapping,disastrous sabotage, obsessed friend, college fling turned "Mmm", andof course, danger. [...] This is a great suspense romance and I would definitely recommend it."~Christina, The Jeep Diva
⭐⭐⭐⭐4 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This was my first book by Melissa Ohnoutka and will not be my last!
Sinful Secrets has everything you need for an evening of romance and suspense. I will admit I don't normally gravite to suspense book but I sure am glad I read this one. Yassssssss!!!!!!
Joanna McNamee is a hard wo... ...more
3.5 Stars - 3 Flames
Is this the author's first book? NOOOOOO!!! But apparently I've been living under a rock and this is the first for me. You know that book that literally has you on the edge of you seat the entire time while reading it? This could be the book for you. You've got just about eve... ...more
**I received a copy of Sinful Secrets via Net Galley in exchange for an voluntary review**
Sinful Secrets by Melissa Ohnoutka is a suspense, action packed romance book that will have you attention until the very last. This is my first book by the author and I have say it was surprisingly good, and... ...more
This was a good read with a great plot I found it very interesting the author gives you mystery, action with a lot of twist and turns. I did think the characters could use a little more developing. It is a romance but more of a suspense read. I would have liked to have seen a little more romance... ...more
This book is fantastic! Once I started reading this suspenseful tale, I stayed up till after 3 a.m. trying to finish it. Sadly my tired eyes couldn’t keep up with my need to know what happened next, so I had to wait till morning to devour the ending.
The author did a stellar job describing all of... ...more
The story starts off with a pacing Joanna "JoJo" McNamee daughter of a controlling oil tycoon who quits law school to become an event planner. This is her big chance planning her Father's over the top Christmas party and she's got an awol party truck with much needed supplies. She's fuming, convi... ...more
•Riveting 4.5 Stars
JoJo runs a party planning company, her father thinks she's wasting her time and wants her to do what he wants. Or as she puts it, wants to dictate what/when/how/where and why she does anything. Go back to school to become a lawyer, and then crawl back to him begging and tell... ...more
Joanna Mc Namee has turned her back on becoming the lawyer her father wanted her to be, to instead become an event planner. Now she's been tasked to do her father's company Christmas party, and nothing has gone right, so she's sure someone is trying to sabotage her business. And she has a pretty... ...more
Joanna McNamee quit college and strayed from the career path her controlling father had mapped out for her to follow her own dream of being an event planner. She knows he's deeply disappointed with her choice, so when she is asked to plan an event for him she sees it as a chance to prove to him t... ...more
I hadn't read anything by this author before - but I'll certainly be looking out for books by her in future! I'll admit that the blurb had me intrigued but the cover nearly put me off trying this book but I'm so glad I decided to give it a go after spotting it on NetGalley. This novel had me rive... ...more
This is the first one I have read anything from this author. What captivated me was the blurb because I love me some good suspense with romance. This one has some good characters that deliver to my liking. Joanna is doing all she can to give her father the best her company can provide. But events... ...more
This was a really great read! Sinful Secrets was the first book I've read by Melissa Ohnoutka but won't be my last. Her characters are vibrant & so engaging. You can't help but be drawn into the story. JoJo is trying to plan her father's Christmas party (& prove to him that leaving law sc... ...more
I really don't understand the low ratings for this book! Although I worked out quite early on who the villain was, the story kept me gripped & I couldn't stop turning the pages. Great suspense with a romantic twist & a main male character that will make you swoon.
First book by this author... ...more
This was the first book by this author and i cant wait to read more this book was great grabbed me right from the start.A fast moving romance that you wont want to put down,i didnt much like Joanna at times she was dumb as a brick but i loved Ryker and im sure you will to worth a read get it ...more
A great read! Awesome story with interesting characters. All romance fans should hands down add this to their "must read" list! ...more
ARC NetGalley for honest review.
Buckle up as this was probably the most suspenseful romance book I've ever read.
There never seems to be a break in the action and after awhile you wonder how these people can even move from all the damage to their bodies. The romance is sweet. Kane and Jo-jo have k... ...more
Ten years ago Joanna defied her father's wishes and made a choice for herself. She said no to law school and worked toward her dream of becoming a party planner. There's been tension between the two of them ever since with her Dad seemingly waiting for her to fail.
Ryker, a deputy, ha... ...more
Event planner Joanna McNamee is scrambling to ensure her father’s company Christmas party goes smoothly, but one disaster after another has her convinced someone is trying to sabotage her career. With the help of a man from her past who she’s still not sure she can trust, she puts the pieces toge... ...more
This is a good read by Melissa Ohnoutka. I thought that the characters could use a little more developing, but the story line flowed really well and made for a good read in the end. This one is full of suspense and a little romance.
Joanna is in charge of planning her father's Christmas party for... ...more
Great read, keep me on my toes the whole book. JoJo an event planner has had a bad day, suppossed to be planning her father's christmas event is missing a truck with supplies. When she locates it abandoned she scrambles to get it there and unloaded in time to please her father. When the cops show... ...more
A thrilling read.
Joanna McNamee has been working hard to prove she can make it as an event planner. She's currently working on a Christmas party for her father's company, and is waiting for her truck to arrive, it has all the party needs to be a success, and it's very late. It's been hijacked.
Not only did the blurb about this book suck me in, the cover sealed the deal!! This is the first book I've read by Melissa Ohnoutka and I enjoyed it!
Jo Jo is an event planner and is in charge of her father's company Christmas party. But, this whole party is turning out to be a disaster. Is it bad... ...more
this is the first book by this author that ive read and I definitely wasn't disappointed one bit. This book will have you on the edge of your seat while you read. This is an action paced romance story that will have you reading long into the night. This book has fantastic characters that you will... ...more