Contemporary Fiction

Decoy Valentine by Shannon Kent. A Review

About The Book


When Susanna Kelly returns to her hometown of Sweetheart, Texas and its quirky, lovable citizens, her peace of mind is shattered by heart-shaped notes with sinister messages. Daniel Sheppard, Asian American bestselling author and her childhood friend, offers to play the role of her boyfriend to discourage the stalker, but Susanna resists. Pretending to be a couple? Who would buy it?

The note writer’s mind games force her to reconsider. Susanna accepts Daniel’s crazy plan, but her heart acts up whenever she’s near her decoy valentine. Comfortable, uncomplicated Daniel has turned into a full-grown man who makes her senses spin. As she tries to sort out her feelings, the make-believe romance has the opposite effect intended. Harmless notes turn into life-threatening accidents, and Daniel and Susanna must find out who’s behind the attacks before they can decide if their temporary relationship is a heaven-sent gift meant to last forever.


My Thoughts

In the mood for a friends to more story with some added suspense? This one is for you

I loved this story. Small town, nosy caring neighbours and a stalker that won’t quit or two?
This was an unexpected but delightful story. I love friends to more with the fear of will it or won’t it work out. I loved how Daniel stepped in from the first minute to let Suzy know he was there. Their love story was quick but didn’t feel rushed.
The stalker was a different angle I didn’t expect and it kept me guessing but I finally figured it out and was then wondering how it would all play out.
Would definitely be looking for more books from this author.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All opinions expressed are solely mine.

About The Author

Shannon Kent is the pen name of Shannon Sue Dunlap. (You are correct if you assume the last name is
a Superman reference.) She grew up on a steady diet of joyous dancing and exuberant love songs in the
classic Hollywood musicals. Her penchant for happy endings began early, and she was thrilled to find
more of these in the fun and flirty world of Korean Dramas. Her trip to their exotic homeland offered
many colorful experiences that she included in the My Korean Crush Series.

When you sign up for her newsletter, you can receive a link to download her romantic comedy
novella Flower Boy Tour Guide for free:

Shannon also shares her
love for Korean dramas under the name Dramarookie at the Dramas with a Side of Kimchi blog.


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