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Blind Religion by Sandra Orchard

Title:  Blind Trust (Port Aster Secrets #2)
Author:  Sandra Orchard
Novel Pages:  359
Year:  2014
Publisher:  Revell
This second story in the Port Aster Secrets continues with Kate Adams and Tom Parker as the lead characters.  This story takes place just a few months after book one ended.  It would be helpful to read book one before reading the second book because references are made in several places in book two that refer to events or characters in book one.
Kate Adams stops to buy groceries for her neighbor and ends up being accused of purposely passing counterfeit money.  Kate can’t believe her kindly old neighbor lady would be involved with counterfeiting so she sets off to prove both herself and her neighbor innocent.  She uncovers much more than she bargained for and soon the threats aimed at her begin and become more ominous.
Tom Parker can’t believe Kate is involved in another of his cases.  What are the chances?  He has been lying low as far as his efforts at a relationship with her until the trial is over for the guilty party in book one.  As Kate gets more involved in the case and tells him of the danger, his feelings of protectiveness forge to the front.  He realizes he wants more from her than friendship.  Does she want the same from him?  He discovers a secret that could affect their future together.
I thought the author did a better job of portraying Kate as still somewhat naïve, but stronger and not as scatterbrained in this book.  She seemed to have more of a method or organization to her thinking and investigating.  I thought it made her character more believable.  Her increasing feelings for Tom and vice versa are again in play for this story.  The book ended with an attention-grabbing cliffhanger that will make readers definitely want to read book three.  I thought there was more tension and suspense in this story as well and that made it more enjoyable for me.  I’ll be reading the third book in the series of which a sneak peek is included at the end of book two.
My rating is 4 stars.

Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/.  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.johnson.75457
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