Trust No One by Jayne Ann Krentz
It's no coincidence when Grace Elland finds a vodka bottle next to the lifeless body of her boss, motivational speaker Sprague Witherspoon. The bottle is a terrifying--and deliberate--reminder of the horrors of her past. Grace retreats to her hometown to regroup and tries to put everything she's learned about positive thinking into practice--a process seriously challenged by the world's worst blind date. Awkward doesn't begin to describe her evening with venture capitalist Julius Arkwright.
She has nothing in common with a man who lives to make money, but the intense ex-marine does have some skills that Grace can use--and he's the perfect man to help her when it becomes clear she is being stalked.
As Witherspoon's financial empire continues to crumble around them, taking a deadly toll, Julius will help Grace step into her past to uncover a devious plan to destroy not only Grace, but everyone around her...
Petite, brunette heroine with amber colored eyes? Check.
Wealthy, mysterious hero with dark hair and a black vehicle? Check.
Afraid of the dark? Venture capitalist? Older secondary characters who are mentors to the younger set? Check, check and check. It must be a JAK novel!! CHECK!!
While there were many of Jayne Ann Krentz's classic touches (peanut butter on toast!) this was an altogether enjoyable edition to her extensive backlist. However, while the title tells you clearly to trust no one, if you have read JAK before, it is pretty easy to see who is actually exempt from that title's direction and who to take it to heart with. While I didn't figure everything out by the end, I unraveled more than was left to be unveiled by the author. Since this is a romantic suspense, I want to be spoiler free so I will leave it there. It was not my favorite JAK, but it was a solid, comfortable read, and that is enough for me.
I Love Library Books
I borrowed this book from my local public library.