“I bet I could make you fall in love in a week.” The offer seals Scott Russell’s fate.
After a bitter betrayal and an ugly divorce, the detective is forced to make a fresh start. His new position in a quiet suburb should be a walk in the park compared to his years in Chicago. However, he quickly learns that small towns come with their own issues, with citizens who are slow to forgive and even slower to forget.
The town’s wealthy and reclusive author is a mystery to most. To Scott, she’s just another nameless girl on the train. With a reserved smile and shoes worth more than a month’s rent, his only concern is she might be out of his league.
“I can give you seven days, but not my heart.” The acceptance is one more in a string of lies.
Celeste Smythe doesn’t believe in love at first sight. Relationships take time and sometimes even that isn’t enough. Not with the secrets she harbors in her guarded heart. Yet fate keeps pushing her toward the handsome and absurdly persistent man, and resisting may be more than she can endure, no matter the risks.
When the week is over, Scott may think he knows her. Celeste may know she loves him. But when the truth is revealed about the town’s most talked about citizen, he may discover he’s put more than his heart on the line.
Black Widow is Book One in the Black Widow Series. Each book in the three book series will release approximately 3-4 months apart.
Moen has once again captivated me with a storyline that is riveting, intense and mysterious. Black Widow is equal parts intriguing and daunting with its complex characters, suspect scenarios and just enough uncertainty to have you doubting everyone and everything you think you know.
There was notable chemistry between Scott and Celeste but the secrets, lies and omissions that unfolded through the dual point of view had me on the edge of my seat and anxious for what would come next. I had about three theories going into that final chapter but certain new information has conjured up ideas and has my mind reeling with the possibilities of how this is going to play out. I am impatiently waiting to get my hands on the next book and certain my theories will grow exponentially in the mean time.
Overall Rating: 4 STARS
*I was provided a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Jenni Moen lives in her hometown in Oklahoma with her husband and three crazy, exuberant kids who have the potential to burn the house down at any moment.
When she’s not chauffeuring kids around town, performing her mom duties as a short order cook and maid, or vacuuming for her fastidious husband, she hammers away at her keyboard. Sometimes that means she’s up to no good. But every now and then a new book is born.