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Monday, August 26, 2013

CarolKat Reviews Secrets Exposed: Tall, Dark and Deadly Series Prequel by Lisa Renee Jones

Publisher: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Tall, Dark & Deadly Boxed Set, book.5
Format Read: Kindle Bundle
Source: Owned by reviewer
Release Date: January 7, 2013
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Blurb from Goodreads:

This set includes 3 full sized novels (195,000 words)

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.

Book 0.5 Secrets Exposed

Her enemy is her passion, her passion is her enemy.

Lindsey Paxton was once the number one defense attorney in New York. She fought for those who were innocent, but charged. Her instincts were her lifeline, never failing her, as they guided her in her choices of who to defend. Or so she thought. Until she won a case she would forever wish to have lost. Her client, an accused rapist, kills and rapes a woman only a day after being set free. Destroyed by her role in the woman's death, Lindsey blames her father's controlling ways for what she has become, and runs from her career and life. Years later - the past becomes the present . . . Her father has cancer, and Lindsey is forced to leave her career with the Washington branch of the FBI. She finds herself facing the responsibility of running her father's law firm with the reluctant help of hotshot attorney Mark Reeves, a man who sparks her temper while also managing to tempt her body, her mind, maybe even her heart. With his help she finds herself fighting the emotional battles of the past, tempted to trust both him and her instincts. Now, faced with a case inherited from her father so similar to her career-ending one, she now must decide if her instincts will lead her down the path to saving an innocent man or setting free another killer. But while she fights her own battles, someone watches, wanting from the past what he had failed to get the first time . . . Lindsey.

 CarolKat's Thoughts:

With her father battling cancer, Lindsey Paxton takes a six month leave from her FBI posting in Washington, DC to handle his legal firm that she had once been a major part of.

One of Lindsey’s first priorities is to get Mark Reeves to return to the firm against her father’s wishes. If she can’t get him to come back, she would be trapped into returning for good. Something she really doesn’t want.

Her and Mark’s first meeting is the opening of this book and contains one of my favorite passages.

After several moments, he said, “Your pictures don’t do you justice.” His tone was suggestive. “What?” she asked surprised, “Pictures? You know who I am?” The amusement in his eyes seemed to brighten. “Do you think I could work for your father for five years and not know about his amazing Lindsey Paxton?” Lindsey’s frown deepened. His tone was a bit sarcastic, and she didn’t like it one bit. “I had no idea. He and I . . .” Lindsey stopped short. She mentally shook herself for even starting to explain her relationship with her father. She stiffened her spine. “It doesn’t matter,” she said, steel in her tone. “I need to speak to you. Can I come inside for a few minutes?” “I’ll save you the trouble of coming in. You can tell your father no.” His tone held icy decisiveness, and his eyes were growing cold.

That was the beginning of a very interest exchange between them.

On top of everything else, the case at hand has been ignored and now she has to handle it. The problem is that it has all the same components as the one that made her leave in the first place, the victims. With so many similarities the most startling is that all the victims have a strong resemblance to her.

What ensues is an interesting, yet complicated, hot relationship with Mark, the discovery of yet another series of murders in Las Vegas and the realization that she is indeed the real target and the two men in jail are truly innocent as she always believed.

This has enough twists and turns to keep everyone guessing until the very end.

A five star read from a wonderful author. Thank you Lisa!


  1. oh I love her books. I've read her Inside Out trilogy and it's fantastic. I think I have this one on my ereader. Will have to check once it's all charged. Glad you enjoyed it!

    1. I have this on my ereader and the first two Inside Out books in print; all still unread. :D

  2. I have her books on my Kindle but haven't read them yet. This sounds really good.

    1. Same here! I picked up this and some others as freebies but have yet to read them. :D


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