Search for the Truth by Kathryn Freeman
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: 13th August 2015.
Publisher: Choc Lit
Sometimes the truth hurts …
When journalist Tess Johnson takes a job at Helix pharmaceuticals, she has a very specific motive. Tess has reason to believe the company are knowingly producing a potentially harmful drug and, if her suspicions are confirmed, she will stop at nothing to make sure the truth comes out.
Jim Knight is the president of research and development at Helix and is a force to be reckoned with. After a disastrous office affair he’s determined that nothing else will distract him from his vision for the company. Failure is simply not an option.
As Tess and Jim start working together, both have their reasons for wanting to ignore the sexual chemistry that fires between them. But chemistry, like most things in the world of science, isn’t always easy to control.
Book Review ~ ‘Search for the Truth’ by Kathryn Freeman ~ 5 Stars!
Another win for Kathryn Freeman and Choc Lit! ‘Search for the Truth’ was a sizzling storm of hidden secrets and desire.
In ‘Search for the Truth’ Kathryn Freeman takes us into the inner workings of a business you probably wouldn’t think of on a daily basis. The pharmaceutical business, and the companies that develop, test and distribute the thousands of drugs in use around the world. Immediately I was hooked! What an intriguing premise, and such an original setting!
From the get-go, I was on tenterhooks. Tess is a young woman who has lost her mother to cancer, but only hours after she first takes a new treatment drug. Her mission to give closure to her family made me connect to her straight away. Her strong family bonds and her desperation to protect others from losing their own family members made her a really likeable character, but also made me worry for her. It was hard to see how much pressure she was under, particularly from her brother, even whilst knowing he just wanted the best for her.
I loved how the story brought together Tess and her boss Jim. The fireworks between them were stunning, and I loved seeing the back-and-forth banter they shared, even whilst knowing that Tess is on a slippery slope to losing all she has grown to care for as she continues on her mission to seek justice against the company she is now working for.
I loved seeing Jim’s reaction to Tess, and the way he softened even whilst remaining strong and determined. His plans to reform the company and to ensure that patients are given the best treatment possible was what made the secrets Tess hid so much more heartbreaking to me as a reader. I loved seeing the conflict that Tess had, and seeing how her feelings began to change as her relationship with Jim became more and more serious.
This is a beautiful story where there is conflict between the power of love and the power of truth, and Kathryn Freeman did it to perfection!
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