The Power of Love and Murder by Brenda Whiteside

Penny’s secrets can ruin the presidential contender who ordered her family’s murder…and mark her as the next hit.

Penny Spark’s desire to reconnect with family this Christmas exposes her true identity—a secret she’s hidden for thirteen years from the political powers that murdered her family.

Jake Winters is out of rehab and coming to grips with his demons. When he meets Penny, he believes this holiday season could be the start of life after rock star status…until her secrets blow up his world.

With a government agent turned hit man closing in on her, Penny and Jake race to expose the presidential contender who targeted her family. Even if they win the race with death, the murder that stands between them could end their hopes for a new life…and love.


N N Light Reviews

If you’re a fan of romantic suspense, this is a must read. If you’re a fan of suspense and/or political thrillers, you’ll love it!

Still Moments Magazine, Between the Pages

A fast-paced romance packed with action and suspense

InD’tale Magazine

“The Power of Love and Murder” is utterly addictive!



“Jianna Ricci has surfaced.”

A smile flitted across the senator’s face. “Aren’t we lucky the FBI never closes a case?”

“That depends on which side of the fence you crouch.”

The politician threw a sneer into the air. “Where is she?”


“Ha!” This time, the senator smiled broadly. “Fate’s been working in my favor lately, Elams. Thursday, I’m scheduled to appear at party headquarters in lovely downtown Timberline. An organized crime hit can happen anywhere, can’t it? An up close and personal reason why the voters need me.”

Vince closed his eyes to the sun and the joy on the politician’s face.

“I’m wondering what’s the point of this meeting.” Westingly’s voice went from joyful to low and menacing. “If you were hoping for a different game plan, perhaps something more creative in dealing with this matter, I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed. Your order stands.”

Creative? Game?

“She hasn’t made a move in thirteen years. It’s highly unlikely—”

“Hardly your decision. I’m not asking for input.” He adjusted his glasses and clasped his hands behind his back. “It would seem the crime syndicate that wiped out her family has finally caught up with her. Let’s see…today is Saturday. I’d say the paper should have the story by midweek.”

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