eARC Review – Truth, Lies, and Second Dates

Title: Truth, Lies, and Second Dates (Danger #3)

Author: MaryJanice Davidson

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publication date: December 15th, 2020

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3/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

Captain Ava Capp has been flying from her past for a decade. She’d much rather leave it, and her home state, behind forever. But when she finds herself back in Minnesota, against her better judgment, everything goes sideways in a way she never expected it to.

M.E. Dr. Tom Baker has never forgotten Ava and the cold case she ran away from. When she shows up unexpectedly in town, in spite of himself, sparks fly. Which is terrible because he can’t stop his growing attraction to her. Can these two Type-A’s let their guards down and work together to put Ava’s tragic past behind her for good? And keep their hands off each other at the same time?

Review

Truth, Lies, and Second Dates is the third book in the Danger series by MaryJanice Davidson. I have not read the first two books, which did create some confusion. Some context would’ve been helpful, so I definitely suggest reading the first two books. I think this technically can be a standalone, but that’s my suggestion.

Instead of a typical romance book, TLaSD added a mystery into the equation, which did pique my interest. Also, I found the airplane setting to be very interesting, with our MC being a pilot. LOVE that it is a female pilot, where that field can be very male dominated. I appreciate the author for including that into this book. The MC was also very strong and confident, and then has her love affair with the ME investigating her best friend’s murder (cue mystery).

However, this book just didn’t entirely hit the mark for me. The writing felt very disjointed, it did flow particularly well. Generally with romances I can be sucked in pretty immediately and find it hard to stop reading, but I had no problem putting this book down and coming back to it.

I don’t believe what didn’t please me about this book was entirely due to not reading the first two. I think I just don’t relate well to the author’s writing style, which is entirely for me. There is definitely an audience for this book, if you do love romance mysteries I recommend it. I’m not sure if the whole series is in that conjoined genre, but worth it to check out!

Thank you to Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press for an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Happy reading, folks!

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