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Review | Private Affair

“Did any of what happened in high school matter to now? Apparently it mattered to someone.”

It’s time for the Donley High School ten-year class reunion and several won’t be attending this year – because they’re already in their graves.

Donley may be considered the best high school in the country but it comes with it’s disadvantages too. Olivia Winters can’t help to wonder if she’s next in the killer’s sights when her high school BFF is strangled. Luckily for her, it’s class reunion time and a member of the Rockfort Security Agency, Max Lyon, puts more credence in her suspicions than the local police.

Someone wants their high school memories to stay buried and bringing troublemaker Max back to the forefront may cause more trouble than Olivia bargained.

Hott Review:

I LOVED 80% of this book. The romance, characters, and suspense through most of the book is just what I’ve grown to love from Rebecca York but the last couple of pages was a bit weird and off-color. It was almost like someone else wrote the ending! It felt so odd that that characters that used little foul language throughout the book would pour it out those last couple of chapters!
Now, I will admit that I still finished the book – I was too invested at that point to put it down – but, I don’t think I would have picked it up had I realized the ending.


Author: Rebecca York
Source: Sourcebooks Casablanca via Netgalley
Grade: B
Steam: Definitely a higher R Rating; Rape is a main topic
Setting: Howard County, Maryland
Series: Rockfort Security, 3
This Counts for these Challenges: 2015 Let Me Count The Ways Reading Challenge, 2015 Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, 2015 Romantic Suspense Reading Challenge, 2015 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge, 2015 Women Challenge, 2015 NetGalley Reading Challenge, 2015 Full House Reading Challenge, Reading Road Trip 2015 Challenge, Monthly Mix-up Mania, 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

My Review

Author Bio:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rebecca York’s writing has been compared to that of Dick Francis, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Maggie Shayne. Her award-winning books have been translated into twenty-two languages and optioned for film. A recipient of the RWA Centennial Award, she lives in Maryland near Washington, DC, which is often the setting of her romantic suspense novels.

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