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Monday, April 13, 2020

The Money Man (The Consultants #1) by Nancy Herkness


The Money Man

Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 270 pages
Expected publication: April 14th 2020 by Montlake



Goodreads synopsis: 
She’s small-town business. He’s Manhattan high finance. Together they ignite in a novel about unexpected love and danger by Nancy Herkness, award-winning author of the Wager of Hearts series.

New Jersey bookkeeper Alice Thurber has a carefully constructed risk-free life. Everything in perfect balance. Until little discrepancies show up in her clients’ accounts. Most would ignore it. Not the impeccably precise Alice. In desperation she reaches out to a high-powered consulting firm for help. New York City’s movie-star handsome financial wizard Derek Killion reaches back. All he has to do is smile and Alice’s fantasies stir. A girl can dream, can’t she?

A cofounder of KRG, Derek’s promise is to advise small-business owners in trouble. He never guessed that assisting the diffident but sexy Alice would be so captivating and make it so hard to keep his desires in check. But just as intriguing is the alarming puzzle behind the computer glitch that’s unsettled his client. As the investigation unfolds, they must also confront an attraction too palpable to ignore. Every new dark twist they follow is only bringing them closer together—in passion and in danger.

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4.5 Stars

This is the first book in The Consultants series by Nancy Herkness.

I have become a big fan of Herkness’s writing over the last year or so. I just stumbled upon her one day and was so glad I did. 

Basic premise: This book features the men of KRG Consulting. Alice Thurber is an accountant at a small self-owned firm where she does the books of about seven or so companies. She purchased some software from what seemed like a USA based company that was on the up and up. But little discrepancies start showing up in her client’s accounts. Just small amounts that they don’t want her to worry about. But she is still concerned. So she contacts KRG through their small business initiative. What they uncover is a bigger kettle of fish than any of them realized.

I enjoyed the play between Derek Killion and Alice Thurber. At first it was all business between them and it took Alice awhile to realize that this movie star looking man could have any interest in her. She was small town and he was big city.

I though the author played well between the suspense of the mystery part of the book and the budding romance between Derek and Alice. It all flowed rather nicely just like I have come to expect from Herkness’s writing.

This is a series I will definitely want to continue with. Herkness does series well. She has a few in her pocked and I highly recommend them to all the romance lovers out there. If you love a good romantic suspense book, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.


I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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