Book Review: Too Good to Be True by Kristen Ashley

This murder mystery romance was just what I needed! Too Good to Be True was filled with drama and intrigue as well as seriously entertaining scenes. Daphne and Ian were the perfect match and I loved them coming together. There is not one thing about this captivating story that I did not love!

Book Review: Too Good to Be True by Kristen Ashley
Too Good to Be True by Kristen Ashley

Heiress Daphne Ryan is uncertain about spending a week at the sprawling country estate of the family of her sister’s boyfriend. For starters, she doesn’t get along with her sister. Then there’s the fact his family is old, wealthy aristocracy, and Daphne’s from brash, new American money.

Mostly, it’s that everyone knows Duncroft House is haunted by the ghost of a 1920s film star who died there. Deemed an accident, for nearly a century, people are sure it was murder.

Daphne doesn’t like scary things, say…haunted houses. She likes it less when strange things start happening to her when she arrives.

But she finds she has a surprising ally.

Ian Alcott, the heir to the earldom, is rich, gorgeous and just as concerned about the frightening things that keep befalling Daphne at his ancestral family home. As he moves to protect her, Daphne finds he’s also funny, kind and sexy as hell.

Indeed, he just might be too good to be true.

5 out of 5 stars

Too Good to Be True was an exceptional story that had me intrigued and pulled in right from the start. I loved the characters, the mystery, and the incredible build. The development was spot on and I was caught up in all the details. It was exciting to read and I was filled with anticipation, I felt consumed the entire time.

Daphne was fantastic. I liked her strength and curiosity and I felt for her and the position she was in with her family. Ian was charismatic and protective and had a powerful yet calming presence. I loved Daphne and Ian’s interactions and the chemistry between them. They had the best back-and-forth dialogue and wit. I loved the build to their relationship, it was sweet and honest. I could feel the emotion between them in the middle of this intense situation as they started to open up and become vulnerable. When they finally got to that moment when they truly connected, it was explosive perfection.

There is a mystery afoot at Duncroft House and it completely captivated me. My eyes flew across the page as details were revealed, things were pieced together, and questions arose. Duncroft House has a rich and complicated history and I loved the drama of it all. I loved learning about past family members, the hardships, and the trysts and twists. I loved learning about the current family in residence and the different dynamics between the siblings and Ian’s parents. I enjoyed watching different relationships grow and bonds form. There were so many things that transpired, hints along the way, and so many great scenes and it was thrilling as everything came to its conclusion and all the questions were answered. In true KA style, there was an amazing epilogue where more goodness is shared with happily ever after’s, and loose ends are tied up. It was like icing on the cake!

I loved the drama in the family, the drama of the past, the mystery, the entertaining moments, the beautiful romance, and the love stories. This was a truly stellar story that had me on the edge of my seat and falling in love with Ian and Daphne, and Duncroft. I loved it all!

Complimentary copy received from Rock Chick Press.

Too Good to Be True by Kristen Ashley

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Too Good to Be True was just what I needed. It had the perfect combination of mystery and drama mixed with a beautiful romance. Do you enjoy murder mysteries? Let me know!