Sinful Secrets – Release and Review


Sinful Secrets

by Melissa Ohnoutka
Publication Date: November 14, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Select Suspense, Contemporary, Romance



Synopsis: Event planner Joanna McNamee is scrambling to ensure her father’s company Christmas party goes smoothly, but one disaster after another has her convinced someone is trying to sabotage her career. With the help of a man from her past who she’s still not sure she can trust, she puts the pieces together and realizes her business is the least of her problems—a cold-blooded killer is out to destroy her father and take her as his prized possession.

The last thing Deputy Ryker Kane expects is for a simple truck hijacking to throw him back into the middle of the Black Widow case he’d been forced to abandon, not to mention right into the arms of the sweet woman he’d let walk away ten years earlier. When he finds Jo Jo kidnapped and drugged, he has to use all his wits and skills honed from years as a detective to save them both. Despite the secrets between them, Ryker’s bound and determined to give them a second chance at love.



This book is fantastic! Once I started reading this suspenseful tale, I stayed up till after 3 a.m. trying to finish it. Sadly my tired eyes couldn’t keep up with my need to know what happened next, so I had to wait till morning to devour the ending.

The author did a stellar job describing all of the action and emotional turmoil. My heart was racing waiting for what might happen to our lead characters, and it lasted until the climactic ending. Her villains are truly sadistic and psychopathic. I had an inkling of who might be responsible for the torment Joanna and those around her experienced, but the level of deception and players involved was so much beyond what I could have imagined.

What can I say about Ryker and Joanna other than I love them! He’s this tough, sweet, straight-shooter cop. She’s a sassy, smart, and independent woman. And they are perfect for each other! Ryker had to watch Joanna from afar back in high school because he didn’t think he was good enough for the wealthy princess. Little did he know that she harbored the same feelings and wasn’t really as stuck up as he thought she was. These two have history left undone. With all the craziness surrounding them, will they ever get the chance to work it out and finally be together? Their strength and determination gave me hope that they might have a future.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It’s my first by this author, but it definitely won’t be my last. Melissa is truly talented in her ability to weave a tale of betrayal and deceit while adding a bit of romance to the mix.




Melissa loves to write suspense in all genres. She is an active member of RWA and has served as Website/Publicity/Library committee chair for the Northwest Houston chapter. Born and raised in Texas, she tends to dream big and believes good conquers all. Her husband and three kids mean the world to her. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with the family, camping, snow skiing, photography, painting and just goofing off around the house. You can learn more about her writing at

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