📚Review: Truth, Lies and Second Dates by MaryJanice Davidson

Truth, Lies, and Second Dates by MaryJanice Davidson
Genres: Contemporary, RomCom, Suspenseful

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A sweet and sassy contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson!
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?

Truth, Lies, and Second dates was filled with witty banter, hilarious moments, and great characters. I truly enjoyed the mystery aspect that MaryJanice Davidson based the story around. I truly enjoyed the way Davidson’s characters acted.

Tom was very blunt, sexy and didn’t lie. In all his actions you could see there was something about him, other than being highly intelligent. For anyone who knows or loves someone on the Autism spectrum you would recognize the signs. This wasn’t made into a huge part of the storyline, it was mentioned just in passing at the end. I loved how Davidson didn’t make a big show of it and was just so inclusive.

Davidson’s world building skills were good, the flow was a little choppy in a couple spots. I can say that the ending was a little bit of a surprise to me. I had my ideas of who the killer was but the clues were so subtle that I wasn’t sure if I had it correct. That was part of the fun. Davidson was able to keep you guessing throughout the story.

While this was a fast read for me. The pace of the book started slow, for me, but after a couple chapters I was fully invested in the story.

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