She’s making up for her troubled past. He’s building a better future. Can their love survive a killer’s target? Jamie Danvers refuses to let the mistakes of her past define her. When she lands her dream job as the marketing director for Providence Island’s only interior design studio, she’s determined to live up to her boss’s high standards. Jamie’s professionalism is put to the test when she falls for the hunky resident architect… who also happens to be her superior’s son. After a fractured family life left cracks in his personal foundation, Rhys McCall threw everything into his work. But after laying eyes on his stunning, quick-witted co-worker, he’s inspired to build a new life around romance. When a mysterious killer sets his sights on Rhys, he cuts off ties with Jamie, but he learns she’s far too stubborn to stay out of the way. With the murderer closing in, Rhys and Jamie risk demolishing their dream future before they even break ground. Towne Square is the second book in a riveting romantic suspense series. If you like office romance, chilling suspense, and second chance sagas, then you’ll love this Providence Island story of love under construction.
Dianna Wilkes is an award winning contemporary romance author, known for the Providence Island mystery series.
Reading has always been an important part of her life. "I learned to read when I was four years old. Writing my own stories seemed a natural progression."
Dianna holds a B.A.in Visual Communication and a M.Ed.in Instructional Technology. She worked as an Education Consultant for a medical technology company before leaving the corporate world. Despite all that nerdy stuff, she loves creating stories of romance and mystery with touches of humor.
When she isn't writing or working, Dianna is deep in researching various twigs and branches on her family tree or fulfilling entries on her travel bucket list.
Started with a free ebook of her first book in the series and became hooked! Ordered this 2nd book and still leaves the reader with unanswered questions. Includes love stories, murder and comedy. I can't wait to read book 3!
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.
A woman reconnecting with her son after recovering memories of a life she never knew she had leads a small knit group of people through a mystery that shakes up the small town of Providence Island in the hit book Towne Square (Providence Island Book 2) by Dianna Wilkes. Here's the synopsis:
Jamie Danvers’s luck changed for the better when she was hired to handle marketing and communications for a Providence Island design firm. Although she’s learned from her past mistakes, her family continues to believe the worst about her. On PI, she’s making a fresh start—a home, good friends, and a challenging career. Her boss, Dana Canfield, believes in her, something Jamie hasn’t experienced for a long time. Falling in love with architect Rhys McCall wasn’t in Jamie’s plan, especially since he’s Dana’s son. Can she trust her instincts this time that Rhys might be The One?
Workaholic Rhys McCall put off having a personal life for too long. A fractured family life growing up left him cynical about finding eternal love. Jamie’s beauty catches his interest from the beginning. Her clever mind and quick wit keeps him on his toes, and he’s ready to become a believer in Forever After. She’s the perfect fit for him—personally and professionally.
But the path to love isn’t going to be easy. A killer roams the streets of PI. He’s murdered two people already, and Rhys appears to be next in his sights. Until Rhys discovers who’s targeting him, he can’t put Jamie’s life at risk. But Jamie’s not about to let Rhys shut her out. Will her determination to save their relationship put them both in jeopardy?
This book perfectly balances the mystery surrounding these characters with the personal relationships both romantic and familial that everyone loves to read. This romantic suspense thriller is the second in the acclaimed Providence Island series, and sees the story continue as a woman who learned she was lied to for years about who she was reconnects with her long lost son, trying to rebuild the life they never got to have together. However her son not only has to deal with a blossoming romance, a man swooping his mother off her feet and a huge business deal that could affect the entire town, but now he has to contend with a stalker who sets their sights on him, going after anyone he cares about.
The suspense is addicting to read, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat until the books final moments. Leaving room for the anticipated third book in the franchise, the story does a marvelous job of furthering the character's story developments while keeping the relationships fresh and heartwarming to read. Twist after twist keep the story flowing in this small town, as the island itself becomes a character that sets the scene for a coastal town becoming the home to a mysterious killer with an agenda all his own.
In the end, this was a wonderful read. While I hadn't read the first book in the series, the second book does a great job of balancing past events in the first book with a fresh new story that doesn't require the reader to go out and buy the previous book. It's an engrossing read that everyone should try, so if you haven't yet be sure to pick up your copies of Dianna Wilkes novel Towne Square today!
I am not usually a suspense reader, so it took me a minute to get into this book. But once I got going I was hooked. HARD. The characters are pretty realistic, even if some of the situations are a bit out there. (Because (a) Romance and (b) Suspense. This is really to be expected, y'all.) The perspective shifts through the book, which I normally dislike when there are more than 2 characters, but this was so well done and so well organized that I never struggled to figure out who was who or what their role was. I almost never track down additional books in a series when I receive an ARC or a complementary copy (because I have a TBR pile that beggars belief), but I will be reading book 1 and book 3.
A note on this being book 2 in a series: You can definitely read them out of order. I did! But I wouldn't say they are stand alone, either. Reading the second one first means I know some (but not all) of the plot of the first book. I get the feeling that they will each build together to tell the full story, but don't quote me on that.
Full disclosure: I received this book for free as part of a contest I judged. (Sometimes being a librarian has awesome perks.) I always review honestly, though, so when I say I liked this book, you know I liked it.
Even though the mystery isn't solved in this second book, I am loving this series. I am waiting for the third book. Can't wait. I still love Dana and Nick and we get to know Rhys and Jamie more. Now someone is after Rhys and Jamie gets stuck in the crosshairs. Rhys decides that he can't endanger Jamie, so he puts a hold on their relationship. Jamie won't stand for that and convinces him that they are better together. I really need to know who is behind all of this.
Upon first starting this book, it begins with mass confusion. So was Kate dead or not dead? There were certainly a lot of characters in the mix. Rhys, Dana, Canfield. And there are lawyers. Huh? I was already lost at this point. And, unfortunately, the more you read, the more unclear it becomes―unclear and uninteresting.
Story was well-written, except, well, I couldn't really get to the story. Too much confusion and jibber-jabber.
I was a little disappointed in the ending of this story. It says it is a standalone but it didn't end here as the lives of the main characters were still up in the air how they get on with their life. As the story goes it was well written and easy to follow along but to find out how it all ends you need to continue on reading book three.
I enjoyed this book. The characters are loveable and the drama kept me turning the pages. It is a very engaging read. I do find the romance a little unbelievable, the relationships seem rushed. I sort of understood it in the first novel with Nick and Dana but found it hard to grasp happening a second time with Rhys and Jamie.
I was provided an ARC for an honest review. This story was really good. It had all the necessary elements for a great story. I am looking forward to reading book 1 to see how it all started and book 3 to see how it all ends. I definitely recommend this book, this series and this author.
The suspense in this book kept me on the edge of my seat. I love a good mystery and can't wait for the third book to find out the truth. I haven't read the first book in this series, but I'm going to go back and read it to see what happened before this book.
Book two is not a stand alone novel. Too many facts are left behind in book one. The relationships move too quickly from first date to engagements. This is a who is doing it and why mystery, but you won’t find the final answer here. Look instead toward book three.
I read the first and enjoyed it. This was just as intriguing and fast paced. I liked the warmth that Dana and her extended family generates. I can't wait to find out the why of the murder and mayhem going on. Thank you