He's trying to save his company and have a chance at love while facing danger... Deadly by Design by Paige Edwards (Review)

I loved this author's last book (included below with a link to my review) and have been looking forward to this follow-up. It's more of a companion novel, so you don't have to have read the first book to read this one. Read my thoughts and enter the tour giveaway below...

Deadly by Design
By Paige Edwards
LDS Romantic Suspense
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 304 Pages
April 1st 2020 by Covenant Communications, Inc.


For up-and-coming Formula One engineer Jack Pressley-Coombes, there is nothing better than the smell of rubber and the roar of a race car engine. When he witnesses a crash at the first international Grand Prix of the season, Jack makes a shocking discovery: his design is on a competitor’s car.

To keep Davis Racing Ltd., his British Formula One employer, from closing its doors, Jack goes undercover for MI6 to ferret out the company saboteur. When the investigation interferes with his and Gillian Buchanan’s blossoming romance, Jack can’t extricate himself from the web of deceit. But he’s not the only one with something to hide; Gillian also carries secrets. With time running out, the evil that walks the corporate halls of Davis Racing turns in Jack’s direction and threatens all that he holds dear.

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My Review

DEADLY BY DESIGN is a fun mix of romance, family, friendship, and suspense set mostly in England. Readers will fall in love with these characters and cheer them through to the climatic end! Recommended to LDS romantic suspense fans!

I had such high expectations going into this story after reading this author's companion book, Catherine's Intrigue, which I loved. I know what this author can do, and I was so happy that I loved these characters just as much as the characters in the first book. They definitely had plenty of chemistry and were great together, but they were also fantastic on their own. I loved the friendships and the family dynamics as well.

I also had some issues with this book. For some reason the dialogue was a bit jerky in places. It just didn't always flow like I felt it should. The scenes also didn't flow from one to the other all the time, so I felt like the transitions needed a bit more work. I also had issues with the situation (the way Jack's undercover work turns out) and pieces of the suspense. I felt like they needed to be a bit more realistic and complex. I wanted more development and for it to make more sense.

In the end, was it what I wished for? Overall, I enjoyed reading this story. The story was fun with some intense moments, and the romance was swoon-worthy.

Content: Some violence pertinent to the story. Clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

Other Books in the Series

Catherine's Intrigue
By Paige Edwards
LDS Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 320 Pages
March 1st 2019 by Covenant Communications, Inc.


To fulfill her mother's last request, twenty-four-year-old historic design specialist Catherine Pressley-Coombes travels to England in order to investigate an elusive family line. Armed with an illegible diary, she is determined to discover the identity of her mysterious ancestress. Distracted by an Elizabethan manor and unused to British country roads, Catherine runs her car into a ditch. Luckily, Nick Davidson, a handsome, hard-working local rides in on his tractor to save the day. As the down-to-earth manager of his family's estate, Nick also happens to be one of England's most eligible aristocrats.

Nick is certainly not the kind of man Catherine would fall for, a man dogged by media and rumor. So why does she find the English lord so irresistible? Even though she can't overlook their differing values and beliefs, as she and Nick spend time together, their attraction deepens. While she battles through romantic turmoil, Catherine is beleaguered with far more sinister concerns: a series of unexplainable misfortunes that are not mere accidents. With her heart on the line, Catherine discovers her life is in jeopardy, and she has no idea who the perpetrator is but she has a growing suspicion that the danger might be connected to whatever secrets lie hidden in her ancestor's diary.

Read my review HERE.

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About the Author

Born and raised in Southern California, Paige Edwards is a multi-award-winning author who enjoys clean romances and thrillers. A BYU-I alumna, she went on to graduate summa cum laude from NOVA with a degree in interior design. Her husband's job transferred their family to the mid-Atlantic states where they have lived ever since. As a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and former chapter registrar, she has spent time researching applicants' genealogical credentials. When she needs a break from writing, you can find her shooing deer out of her garden, biking battlefields, or kayaking on the lake.

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