ARC Review: Lightning in a Mirror by Jayne Ann Krentz

Olivia LeClair's experiment with speed dating is not going well. First, there was the nasty encounter with the date from hell who tried to murder her and now the mysterious Harlan Rancourt—long believed dead—sits down at her table and tells her she's the only one who can help him locate the legendary Vortex lab.

This is not what Olivia had in mind when she signed up for the Four Event Success Guaranteed package offered by the dating agency. She doesn't have much choice, though, because her psychic investigation firm works for the mysterious Foundation, and Victor Arganbright, the director, is adamant that she assist Harlan. There's just one problem—no one knows Harlan's real agenda. His father once ran the Foundation like a mob organization, and Harlan was destined to be his heir. There's a real possibility Harlan has returned to claim his inheritance.

For now, however, it's a case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend because others are after the secrets of the long-lost lab. Unfortunately for Olivia, the one thing friend and foe have in common is that everyone is convinced she is the key. Her unique psychic talent is required to defuse the ticking time bomb that is Vortex.

Neither trusts the other but Olivia and Harlan soon realize they must work together to survive and unlock the Bluestone Project's most dangerous secrets before more innocent people die.
Here we are at the third and final book in the Fogg Lake Trilogy. This series has been wonderful. I've loved all the characters and each book brought more and more enjoyable to me.

You can't help love Olivia's and Harlan's relationship. How they are together is what has always drawn me to read Krentz's books. I just like how she writes people. Her couples are some of my favorites. I love how Olivia is trying to find love by doing dating apps. So many of us have been there. I also liked that she had so many dating issues. Makes her more real. I loved her one question she asked. 

I always love her heroines but her heroes are the best. They are just so normal. Yes, they are smart, sexy, and usually well built but they are also usually socially awkward. I just love that about her books.

What I really enjoyed is that the romance enhanced the plot of the story. I didn't take a backseat to the suspense. I read romance for the character's relationship everything else is the gravy. I will say that this is the first time I kept thing a dust bunny was going to show up in this story. If you don't read her Jayne Castle then you don't know what I'm talking about and are missing out.  

Lighting in a Mirror ties up the storyline very well. You finally know what's what and who was good and bad. I will say that at the end one of the chapters makes you feel like this series would have gone on but it's not. Maybe the next series will revolve around two of the characters in this one We'll have to wait and see. 

All around I loved this story/trilogy and I'm so glad I was able to read and share my feeling with you. I will say that you should read the Fogg Lake series in order. It just works better that way. Yes, each story is a beginning and ending for the hero and heroine but the storyline keeps moving If you are looking for a comfort read this is the author for you. Any of you read her?


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