REVIEW: WHEW! The Assistant’s Secret by Emerald O’Brien was quite a book. If you read The Nanny’s Secret by Kiersten Modglin, you will definitely need to read this book. They both take place during the same time period at Locke Industries. Both stories are different but, you get glimpses into some of the same situations from different perspectives. I don’t know who thought this scenario up but, it was genius.
Emerald has what I like to call a more traditional writing style. She starts out with a slow burn that continues to build until you have a huge bonfire at the end without a fire extinguisher! There were so many times in her book that I was worried about Josephine while she was at the home of her client, Mr. Tackman. He and his men scared the you know what out of me! I’ll tell you Jo has a lot more guts than I do.
You really have to read both of these books. I was afraid at first they were the same story and just different perspectives. That’s just not the case. If you like one or both of these authors or haven’t tried either one, you must! I’m not sorry I did and I guarantee you won’t either.
I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest review. Thank you!
SYNOPSIS: Josephine Oliver has a secret.
As an assistant at security titan, Locke Industries, she’s presented with an opportunity to advance her career in the form of a test.
Josephine jumps at the chance to dig herself out of debt and earn the company’s respect on her way up the corporate ladder. But a visit with a potential client leaves her shocked, forcing her to reconsider everything she thought she knew about the company, those she works with, and herself.
When the client takes a particular interest in her, and his demands grow increasingly dangerous, Josephine must continue to fight for the life she’s always wanted or find a way to escape their clutches after learning the darkest secret of all.
In this installment of the standalone LOCKE INDUSTRIES SERIES, The Assistant’s Secret may be the one to destroy everything…