His Secret Agenda
Harlequin SuperRomance Oct 2009, $5.50
His client hires private investigator Dean Garret to track down a missing daughter and grandson. He travels to Serenity Springs, New York where he meets bar owner Allison Martin. Dean believes the former lawyer turned barkeeper knows what he seeks so he obtains work at her place.
Allison is attracted to her new employee, but her gut tells her he is concealing something critical from her. Dean also finds himself falling in love with his new boss, but strongly believes she knows where the runaway mom and son are hiding. Both fears their relationship will end before it begins if the hidden truth each possesses comes out; however, without honesty a relationship will die.
This is an enjoyable romantic suspense due to the lead couple who fall in love but he is caught between his desire and his undercover job. The story line is tense mostly because of Dean who is unsure what to do about HIS SECRET AGENDA; unaware that she also has a secret agenda. Beth Andrews provides a super taut thriller as the conflicted couple Dean and Allison believe doing the right thing will leave them alone, but doing wrong will leave them alone anyway.