Hidden Talents Author:Jayne Ann Krentz Serenity Makepeace knows a lot about whole-grain bread, but she doesn't know beans about business. Her new catalog company featuring local handicrafts will benefit her offbeat artist community in Witt's End, Washington, but she needs a crack financial adviser to make it work. So she charms her way into the office, of Caleb Ventress, only to find... more » a handsome wolf in conservative clothing.
An expert in the art of the deal, Caleb has no talent for long term relationships, and isn't sure what to do about this unconventional beauty who walks into his life. A pass from a paragon of conformity -- even one as handsome as Caleb -- is more than free-spirited Serenity bargained for. But when intrigues back in Witt's End threaten Serenity's plans and perhaps her life, she begins to trust Caleb without reading his fine print...and the bottom line might be true love....« less
Trying to save her hometown, Serenity Makepeace approaches business start-up expert Caleb Ventress. Serenity wants to publish a catalog featuring homemade goods from her neighbors. Caleb is hesitant when he finds out Serenity is being blackmailed. But he is intrigued by Serenity and decides to follow her home and check out what kinds of items would be put in the catalog. When they arrive in Witt's End, Washington, they find the blackmailer is dead. But someone else is lurking in the small town...someone with evil intentions.
This is a cute story with Krentz' usual ultra-conservative hero and offbeat heroine. But the stars of this book are the secondary characters who inhabit the town. There is a light mystery concerning who is trying to blackmail Serenity, but most of this story is about the relationship between Caleb and Serenity. My rating: 3.5 Stars.