THE PRETENDER (3) by Kathleen Creighton: In the second Scandals of Sierra Malone book, Abigail Lindgren’s roommate Sunny is murdered, leaving behind a plane ticket to California to meet the wealthy, movie-stuntman grandfather she never knew. Posing as Sunny, Abby goes to Sam’s ranch, where she meets ranch manager Sage Rivera. Abby’s false pretenses make their romantic entanglement difficult. Things turn dangerous when it becomes evident that Sunny’s murder wasn’t the result of a random mugging. The characters and the plot are interesting, but the pace is a bit slow.