Daphne Dean is proud to be serving her country stateside during WWII as a reporter and an Office of Strategic Services operative (spy.) Shes a good reporter, but finds her spying skills to be as lackluster as her love life. Her ex-boyfriend, Kenneth, who turned his back on his county by becoming a draft dodger and a black market racketeer, says her wants he back. Will she take him back to avoid being lonely?
Vito may be a mob boss son, but hes a gangster with a good heart. After spending several days locked away in a vacant mental asylum with Daphne, he finds himself falling for her. Can he turn his back on his mob family and pursue a relationship with her?
Can Daphne put the terrifying events that occurred at the insane asylum behind her and allow her feeling for Vito to grow? After discovering hes a member of the mob family that wants her dead, can she learn to trust him?
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1 . Guessing until the End
Posted May 22, 2010 by Shawna K. Williams , Somewhere, ARWhat a great read! K. Dawn Byrd has crafted a story that blends romance, suspence,and history into an entertaining experience called, Queen of Hearts. The story begins with ambitious reporter, Daphne Dean, deciding to add a little more adventure to her life by joining the O.S.S. during WWII. She's suddenly thrust into a situation she's ill-prepared for, and isn't sure who to trust. There's her ex-boyfriend, Kenneth, who still holds her heart. By all reason she should trust him since she's known him her whole life, but war has brought out a different side to him that makes Daphne leery. Then there's the new guy, mysterious Vito, with shady family connections and secrets he's unwilling to divulge, yet something about him engenders trust. Should Daphne give it?
As the situation escalates, Daphne finds herself in hiding in an abandoned mental hospital. Both men insist they want to protect her, but is that really the case?
Is it terrible that I really want to find this institution to explore? Seriously, K. Dawn's description was so vivid and intriguing that this fictional setting is now listed in my top ten places I "must see" before I die. (Not sure how that's going to work out.) The whole story was great, but the last part was a major page turner, that kept me guessing until the very end. And I loved the growth of the characters shown in the book's conclusion. Most satisfying indeed. K. Dawn Byrd is a masterful suspense writer, and I look forward to her next title, Killing Time, in August, 2010.
Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc.
March 31, 2010
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