Danger on the Loch by Paige Edwards
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Book Description: Raised by a cold and distant mother, photographer Paisley Clark has spent her life daydreaming about the father she doesn’t remember. Paisley’s dream turns to reality when a DNA test brings her in contact with the mysterious man. With her financial situation a disaster and her childhood friend James Pressley-Coombes working across the pond in Scotland, Paisley is emboldened to accept her father’s invitation to visit him.
She arrives in the Highlands only to discover that she isn’t Paisley Clark at all but a titled lady, the daughter of a Scottish duke. Despite the warm welcome and the comfort of James’s presence, dangerous undercurrents surround Castle Rannoch, her father’s estate. Overwhelmed, Paisley takes refuge in her camera and James’s steady presence to provide a sense of normalcy in her rags-to-riches transformation. But her once-easy relationship with James is changing, deepening beyond friendship in a surprising twist of events. Before they have time to examine their feelings, Paisley inadvertently captures a shocking image in one of her photographs—a picture worth killing for.
My thoughts: Every once in a while I read a book that I never want to end. Danger on the Loch was that book for me. I was captivated by the characters, plot, and setting. It is the third book in a series and can be followed easily as a stand-alone. I would consider reading ALL of them!
Paige and James have known each other for years. They grew up together and James' family took her under their wing. Her mother is not the loving type and she grew up without extended family. A DNA test reveals the identity of her long-lost father, Cameron Douglas. She has questions, the biggest is why he was non-existent in her life.
The book is a romance and suspense. Yay! I LOVE this genre. Cameron Douglas has someone siphoning funds from one of his businesses. Paige and James are both in Scotland and are pulled into the mystery. I loved that the "bad guy" is revealed a little piece at a time. Paige Edwards did a wonderful job at building the suspense. There were several people in the story who could have been the villain, but when he was revealed, it was very satisfying.
This book! I could not put it down! I was in a reading slump and Danger on the Loch pulled me out of it.
Source: I received a complimentary copy. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.