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Deadly Valentine: A Valentine Mystery Book One [Kindle Edition]

Jenna Harte
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Book Description

"Written with precision and care, this intriguing romance/murder mystery is a fun read that will keep readers guessing until the very end." - Publisher's Weekly

Tess Madison walked away from her two-timing fiancé, a multi-million dollar trust fund and a cushy corporate law job to pursue the single life indulging in chocolate and fancy French underwear. But her newly reordered life comes unraveled when she reluctantly accepts an invitation to a dinner party and stumbles upon the host’s dead body. Now Tess is in the middle of a murder investigation pitting her wannabe-boyfriend police detective against Jack Valentine, a man from her past with blue-green eyes and sinful smile that causes her to rethink her self-imposed celibacy. Tess has many reasons to avoid Jack including the fact that he’s the prime suspect in murder. But Tess doesn’t believe Jack’s the murderer and with an honest attempt to keep her hormones in check, she agrees to represent him. With Jack’s help, she uncovers a 30-year-old secret someone is killing to keep hidden and discovers sensual delights that don’t include chocolate or French underwear. But when her professional and personal relationship with Jack threatens to ruin her career and end her life, Tess has to decide if Jack, is worth the risk.

Deadly Valentine is the first in the Valentine Mystery series featuring Tess Madison a chocolate and French underwear connoisseur and Jack Valentine, her handsome, environmentalist love interest.

This is a full-length 103,000 word novel of mystery and romance, including mild sex scenes.


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"Written with precision and care, this intriguing romance/murder mystery is a fun read that will keep readers guessing until the very end." - Publisher's Weekly

About the Author

Jenna Harte is a die-hard romantic, whose favorite romantic characters are committed, often married and frequently getting into trouble. She is the author of the Valentine Mysteries featuring Tess, a chocolate loving, couture lingerie wearing sleuth and Jack her love interest. She also writes novellas featuring the adventures and passions of Max and Madeleine Delecoeur. When she's not telling stories, she works by day as a freelance writer and blogger. She lives in central Virginia with her husband, two teenage children and two cats. Learn more about Jenna and her books at www.JennaHarte.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1665 KB
  • Print Length: 310 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Moxie Vie (August 5, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008TGH622
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #574,294 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ho-Hum February 22, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I <3 Valentine's Day and I am a sap for any Valentine related book, hence why I got this one. I thought it would be a nice break from my current tour of alpha billionaire led romance. I love a thriller and paired with a Valentine theme, I was hoping for some hot action (in and out of the bedroom), however the action was lukewarm at best. I didn't feel any chemistry between Tess and Jack. I felt like I never got to know Tess. Tess is supposedly an uptight lawyer who left her privileged ,moneyed world behind, but we don't know why. Jack is still intrigued, again why because she's about as warm as an icebox. They supposedly were once good friends but this is but a blip in the story.

The 'mystery" behind Jack's past is not really mysterious since it's pretty much spelled out for us half way though. The writing tense and tone also changed about half way as well. Tess is the protagonist until it abruptly changed from her to Jack. I love when authors give us different perspectives of the same event especially when we can get inside a guy's head, but in this case it just felt awkward.

I am thankful that the author gave us a complete, stand alone novel (no cliffhangers here), but it was just okay for me.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What a Page Turner August 14, 2012
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This is a great read! For anyone who gets tired of the same type of whiny heroine/love interest, this is a must read. Tess is awesomely real. I feel like I know her, but more importantly, I actually LIKE her! (Her love interest, Jack, isn't too bad, himself!)
Not only are the characters readable and believable, but the plot is intriguing and believable as well. This is a page turner that will keep you guessing until the last page.
I'm definitely looking forward to Book 2!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Whodunnit? October 21, 2013
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It’s the case of, “Whodunnit?”

Tess Madison thought she left her old life behind. She was content to devote herself to her law practice and a man wasn't necessary, until the dinner party at the Worthington mansion and the return of Jack Valentine. Tess was humiliated by Jack three years ago and she wants to crawl under a rock when she sees him again. Jack shouldn't be at the dinner party. Her old life wasn't supposed to meet her new life, but it does and the dinner party full of dysfunctional family members ends badly. Now Jack is the prime suspect in a murder. What do you do when a super-hot man who gets to you in a way no other can is being investigated for murder? You represent him of course!! This puts her at odds with the people in her new life, but Jack is innocent; at least she's pretty sure he's innocent and her hormones aren't messing with her judgment.

When I first started DEADLY VALENTINE I swore that I was transported back in time. Back when I played the board game "Clue." I mean the whole dinner party at the old mansion with the old rich guy and the butler, etc. The plot is right off the game and into a story. It does evolve into more, but it takes some time.

I would categorize DEADLY VALENTINE as a murder mystery with a romantic subplot. Most of the story revolves around the investigation into the murder that occurs at the Worthington mansion and subsequent events. I love mysteries, but DEADY VALENTINE had twists that I felt were too predictable and the storytelling was drawn out at times; mainly the first half. I did enjoy the long list of interesting secondary characters (My favorite is Cora.). So many people could have been the murderer and we learn about many of them, which make for a complex story.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it October 10, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
TITLE - DEADLY VALENTINE
AUTHOR - JENNA HARTE
STARS - 5
REVIEWER - WENDE SHEETS

Tess Morgan was a lawyer from Washington. She moved to Jefferson Town, Virginia 3 years ago. She cut off the DC world, and stayed in her won protective bubble. Tess was trying to recover from heartbreak and betrayal. She had no trinkets or memento's from her DC life. What she wanted was to forget and never remember. At least that is the goal till Jack Valentine, an old friend shows up at a dinner party.

On a cold February night family an a few friends gathered at the home of Asa Worthington. What family thought was just a family gathering Jack Valentine, a lawyer from Washington was told it was business. When Asa shows up dead a few hours into the party, everyone is wondering WHO and WHY. Asa was not a well liked man, but with a house full of family who would hate him that bad to kill him?

Tess is soon hired by Jack, to his lawyer, when he soons become suspect number one. Once Tess and Jack start researching and interviewing family interesting things are turning up. Many skeletons are released from the closet.
No one really knows the reason behind Asa's dinner party that night, but what Tess discovers could explain the reason for his death.

Tess has had her guard up for 3 years, with Jack will she be able to let it down? Will she be able to protect her heart ? Representing Jack could destroy all she built up in the last 3 years. Time will only tell or maybe love will tell.

I fell in love the with characters from this novel. It was a book that was easy to follow and left you guessing clear up to the end. I am looking forward to book 2! There was just the right amount of romance and mystery!

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute story, easy read
Enjoyed the mystery, and, even though I'm not a fan of romantic fiction, enjoyed the interplay between the characters. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Alliwolfchild
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a sweet cozy mystery
This is a sweet cozy mystery!!! It will keep you guessing all the way threw the book. I could picture Mr. Valentine as a sweeter version of Mr. Gray(50 shades). Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Kept me guessing....
Very entertaining....the characters sprang to life in my mind. This read like I was watching a movie. I want to read books 2 & 3 now!
Published 2 months ago by Dianna Harris
4.0 out of 5 stars Deadly Valentine: A Valentine Mystery Book One
Loved this book. It had romance and mystery in it. And the book just made me love Tess and Jack! Can't wait to read more about them
Published 3 months ago by Barbararita
4.0 out of 5 stars A book that makes you want to end to the end.
Wonderful mystery that keep you guessing who did it till the end. Great character interaction.
Published 3 months ago by Sandra Stabler
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story
Great story line, realistic characters and fun to read. Highly recommend.
Published 8 months ago by Uppity Wmyn
4.0 out of 5 stars good book.
I enjoyed this book. The characters were interesting. I enjoyed how the story unfolded. Not too fast and the mystery surrounding Tess and Jack kept you guessing who murdered Asa. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Robynhasthree
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
HAVEN'T READ IT
Published 9 months ago by BMW LADY
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Tess and Jack are a lovely young couple. The murder is just a side line to the romance.
I recommend this to everyone who enjoys a good romantic mystery.
Published 10 months ago by Mary L
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved, loved loved this book
I start reading and cannot put it down it was so good. This is such a great series !!! I highly recommend this series.
Published 12 months ago by Lynn Scholl
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More About the Author

Jenna Harte is a die-hard romantic, writing about characters who are passionate about and committed to each other, and frequently getting into trouble.

She is the author of the Valentine Mysteries, the first of which, "Deadly Valentine," reached the quarter-finals in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award in 2013.

When she's not telling stories, she works by day as a freelance writer, author and blogger under her "real" name. She lives in central Virginia with her husband, two teenage children and two cats.

Keep up-to-date on Jenna's books, get chocolate recipes and more at her website: http://www.jennaharte.com.

Connect with Jenna:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Jenna_Harte

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JennaHarteAuthor

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