‘Veronica Mars’ meets ‘Felicity’ in this sexy, snarky, New Adult Romantic Suspense novel.
Jasmine “Jazz” Holloway gets more than she bargained for when she heads to Sutton College for her freshman year. A long-distance relationship with her high-school boyfriend is tough to maintain. Especially when Brennan, the cute boy down the hall, keeps flirting. And after someone starts threatening her roommate, Jazz enlists the help of Sean, a smokin’ hot upperclassman who runs a P.I. agency out of a darkened corner of the library.
Jazz has to fight her attraction to both guys as she works to uncover the stalker. But as the stakes rise and tension heightens, the hardest part for Jazz will be keeping her own secret…what she’s really doing at Sutton College. And that’s something no one can know.
Kelly Killarney loves writing suspense and romance with a dash of attitude. She lives with her family and a head full of characters. Under another name, she is the acclaimed author of traditionally published young adult novels.
Reese’s absolutely count as a snack and I definitely enjoyed this book!! Friends, go buy it now so we can discuss and wait together for book 2!
Her Dark Places by Kelly Killarney
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Her Dark Places immediately got my attention with the summary “Veronica Mars meets Felicity” – both shows I loved for completely different reasons. And after reading this first installment I can definitely see why it is being pitched this way.
Jasmine Holloway has recently started her freshman year at Sutton College. Jazz is currently dealing with the stress of a long-distance boyfriend, homework and exams… but add in the temptation in boy form that lives down the hall named Brennan and she just isn’t sure what she’s going to do.
But Jazz isn’t at Sutton for just school. She has a secret that has brought her here … one you’ll never guess.
And then her roommate starts being harassed and threatened and Jazz is determined to find the culprit. But she can’t do it alone and Sean… a sexy upperclassman who runs a P.I. agency out of the library is just the guy to help her figure the mystery out.
Let me address those of you who are thinking there might be a love-triangle here. So far I would say no. Jazz makes her feelings apparent here and I hope it stays that way, because I really think that there is the opportunity to build a wonderful male / female friendship relationship in this series
I thought the mystery aspect of this story was definitely well-done. I didn’t have a clue as to who was behind the harassment at all. I’m not sure if I was just enjoying the story and I missed all the clues or if it really was that sneaky. Either way, yay for mystery and suspense.
I also love that there is an overarching storyline here that will move from book to book – I’m definitely interested in finding out more about that and seeing how they go about solving the mystery that surrounds that.
This was definitely a quick read – at only 175 pages I sat down and read it in one evening. The pacing is quick and the suspense and mystery keep the story flowing. On top of that, you get the start of some great characters that I only hope we get to find out more about as the story goes on. While the characters themselves haven’t been completely fleshed out yet, I feel like getting to know more about them with each book is a wonderful way to build on the stories. (I’m definitely intrigued with Sean and want to know more!)
Overall, a great start to what I hope is a series that will continue. Killarney writes a story full of action and suspense and definitely gave me the swoons as well. If you’re a fan of quick paced mysteries then definitely check this one out! I’ll just be over here waiting for book 2!
This copy was provided by the author in exchange for my honest thoughts.