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The PI’s Deadly Charade (Honor Bound Book Six) by Anna J. Stewart Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

An ex-con turned PI must team up with an up-and-coming attorney he has been trying to avoid his feelings for in order to protect her from his past when their respective cases cross paths in author Anna J. Stewart’s “The PI’s Deadly Charade”, the sixth book in the Honor Bound Romantic Suspense series from Harlequin Press.


The Synopsis

Proving himself

Means saving her life

An ex-con, PI Jason Sutton has ignored his attraction to Kyla Bertrand for years, not wanting his past to drag down the up-and-coming attorney. But his missing person’s case and her investigation into a friend’s murder have connections that require joining forces. As they’re lured deep into a shadowy underworld, proving himself means not only unraveling dangerous mysteries, but keeping Kyla alive.

From Harlequin Romantic Suspense: Danger. Passion. Drama.

Feel the excitement in these uplifting romances, part of the Honor Bound series:

Book 1: More Than a Lawman

Book 2: Reunited with the P.I.

Book 3: Gone in the Night

Book 4: Guarding His Midnight Witness

Book 5: Prison Break Hostage

Book 6: The PI’s Deadly Charade

Book 7: Deadly Vegas Escapade

The Review

This was a phenomenal read. The author does a remarkable job of finding just that right balance between mystery, suspense, and romance. The fast-paced of the novel and the way the mystery unravels between both cases as they come together was great to see unfold over the course of the narrative. The tone of the narrative ranged from haunting and chilling to heated and passionate, capturing the adrenaline and thrill of being in the thick of danger together as passions bloom.

The dynamic between Kyla and Jason is so rich and captivating to read and see come to life on the page. The passionate way that Kyla pursues her friend’s case and the emotional pull of not only Kyla and Jason’s budding relationship but of Jason’s redemptive arc was moving and added depth to the mystery and suspense aspects of the narrative. The connectivity of the cast of characters from previous entries in this series allows the reader to feel fully immersed in this setting and showcases the level of world-building the author contended with in this entry.

The Verdict

Entertaining, passionate, and thrilling, author Anna J. Stewart’s “The PI’s Deadly Charade” is a must-read romantic suspense thriller and a great entry into Harlequin’s “Honor Bound” romantic suspense series. The shocking twists and dangerous turns the investigation takes the two protagonists will not only unravel the dangers facing them but show the elevated romantic journey that the two take as they grow closer together throughout their investigative journey. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


About the Author

A geek at heart, USA Today and national bestselling author Anna J Stewart writes “refreshingly unique, quietly humorous, and profoundly moving romance.” (RT Book Reviews) Her books include The Butterfly Harbor series for Harlequin Heartwarming, along with the Blackwell continuity series. She also writes the Honor Bound series for Harlequin Romantic Suspense and has written in the ongoing Colton family saga. As her first love is paranormal romance, she’s published a number of novellas, including the Tome Wardens trilogy collection. EXPOSED, her first book of The Circle of the Red Lily romantic suspense series with CAEZIK Romance will be released in November of 2022. Readers can get a taste for what’s to come with her Nemesis Files Trilogy (light romantic suspense), available on audio through Scribd.

NYTimes bestselling author Brenda Novak says “The talented Anna J Stewart delivers every time!”

Anna lives in Northern California where she deals with a serious Supernatural & Jason Momoa addiction, surrounds herself with friends and family and tolerates two devious cats named Sherlock and Rosie.