Article first published as eBook Review: Identity Crisis by Grace Marshall on Blogcritics.
After reading book one in this hot romance series, An Executive Decision, I eagerly pounced on book two, Identity Crisis. It’s based in the same world, with the same characters, but focusses on the relationship between two people that were secondary in the first book.
Garrett Thorne, the younger brother of Ellison Thorne has always felt as though he’s lived in his brother’s shadow. Ellison is rich, powerful and popular, and now he’s engaged to Dee Henning and is a very happy man. In comparison, Garrett is single, has his own, money, but can’t tell anyone how he’s earning it. Garrett has an alter-ego, romance writer Tess Delaney, and only his closest friends and family know about it. However, all that is set to change when Tess is nominated for a Golden Kiss Award. The public are expecting Tess to attend, but of course she doesn’t really exist. Garrett doesn’t know whether to ‘out’ himself as Tess, or hire someone to play her. He opts for the latter, and ends up working with Kendra Davis – a woman he knows as Dee’s best friend and dislikes intensely. She dislikes him just as much, but they’re all but forced to work together.
Everything goes well for the awards ceremony, but soon afterwards a horrific force is unleashed which means Garrett and Kendra must work together to defeat it. As they do, can they grudgingly agree to get on? And will this develop into more?
As much as I enjoyed An Executive Decision, I enjoyed Identity Crisis even better. I can’t quite put my finger on why, perhaps it’s because I identified with the characters more. Whatever the reasons, I enjoyed this book very much, with its fascinating mix of love, hate, passion, violence, mystery and action. The outcome was a page-turner that I whizzed through even faster than its predecessor. Definitely recommended for hot romance fans – but make sure you read the first book beforehand. This book will still make sense if you don’t, but there will be bits you miss out on.
I’m now eagerly awaiting book three.