{Hot Secrets by Lisa Renee Jones}


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Title: Hot Secrets

Author: Lisa Renee Jones

Series: Tall, Dark & Deadly

Book: #1

Pages: 197

Published: January 23rd 2012

Goodreads rating: 3.88

“Got a free copy from Net Galley for an honest review”


The Walker Brothers…

Tall, dark, and deadly, these three brothers run Walker security. Each brother is unique in his methods and skills, but all share key similarities. They are passionate about those they love, relentless when fighting for a cause they believe in, and all believe that no case is too hard, no danger too dark. Dedication is what they deliver, results are their reward.


Royce Walker, a former FBI Agent, who’s opened a private security firm with his brothers, has always had the hots for the prim, proper Assistant District Attorney, but considered her hand’s off because of a family connection. However, when danger threatens Lauren, he isn’t willing to stand by and watch her get hurt. Now the passion for survival is only rivalled by the passion burning between them. And that passion might just be the death of them both.


First sentences

He sat at the Manhattan coffee bar in a dark corner, his back to the wall, his laptop on the wooden table, when the waitress set his coffee down and quickly departed without a word.


My thoughts

This book was the perfect combination of action, romance, suspense and sexiness! With that said though I thought the entire story was a little bit of a whirlwind for me. It was a quick and easy read which is what you want in this type of book. I greatly enjoyed Lauren’s character and her chemistry with Royce was on fire.


But there were too many loose ends and unanswered questions when the book finished. The author brought up the ex-boyfriend at multiple points in the book but doesn’t really address their relationship in depth, also those threatening letters that Lauren’s father got which got Royce on the job was never revealed.


As I thought that this was an overall enjoyable read I did think that it was a little rushed during the suspense and drama happened. Thus, some of it was lost with how quick things got resolved. I thought that the story could have been drawn out a little bit with a lot more detail to the character relationships rather focusing on Royce’s guilt with lying to Lauren. I would have liked to see some sort of resolution between Lauren and her father after all that has happened.


I did like reading this and would be looking out for the rest of the series. Just to know a little more about the Walker Brothers.

Rating: 3/5



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