Title: Dangerous Secrets
Being a divorce attorney for the rich and famous isn't all it's cracked up to be. Julie Harrison has learned that love doesn't last, and she's sworn never to make the same mistakes as her mother, or her clients. She uses the games men play to keep them at a distance. The only man who managed to break down her walls was Luke Walker, a Navy SEAL who loved her and left her, and changed her forever.
When Luke arrives back in New York, running Walker Security with his brothers and having left his Navy SEAL days behind, he sets his sights on Julie, the woman he's always wanted and couldn't have. Except, she runs from him every time he gets close.
But now, one of Julie's clients, a powerful judge, gets involved with a dangerous cartel, and his soon-to-be-ex wife ends up dead. Julie's next on the list, and she finds herself on the run from those who believe she knows too much, and counting on Luke to keep her alive. In the deepest, darkest moments of the night, passion will bring them together while danger threatens to tear them apart. Can Julie and Luke trust each other and find their happy ending before they find ... the end?
Author: Tall Dark & Deadly
Series: Tall, Dark,
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Dark Cravings, Dark Cravings, Dark Secrets
Published by Self Source: Author
Published: April 5, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Round two in the Tall Dark and Deadly series goes to brother Luke and Julie. We met them both in book one. Julie is a good friend of Lauren and is helping with wedding arrangements to Royce. A bit ironic when you find out Julie is a divorce attorney. Her current case involves a powerful judge, and things start going a bit crazy after Julie receives a visit from the soon-to-be ex-wife who then turns up dead. Now someone is after her and the only person who can help her is the one who loved her, left her, and changed her forever – Luke Walker.
As a Navy SEAL, duty called Luke away from Julie, but now he’s back and determined to get her back in his arms. He has quite the opportune moment with Julie helping out for his brother’s wedding. However, with someone out to get her, Luke has even more motivation. With her life on the line, Julie and Luke find themselves spending more time together. Passion brings them together while danger threatens to tear them apart. Luke needs to find out who the killer is before Julie ends up dead.
Whew does Julie find herself in a hot mess with the divorce she is handling for the judge. Lots of twists and mysteries to unravel. It keeps everything moving fast and unpredictable. I like Luke. He is less high-strung than his brother is but he does have a caveman aspect to him. Nothing like a possibility of getting killed to bring two former lovebirds together. I’m a big fan of characters taking their time before they jump in the sack but second chances get a pass. Julie and Luke definitely fit that bill. There’s a real nice build-up to the story, all this tension of who is out to get Julie, which was, unfortunately, on the receiving end of a rushed ending. Still, they got their happy ending. Now all I’m waiting for is for Blake to get his HEA.
I’m probably going to end up with hate mail here but Dangerous Secrets read a lot like Hot Secrets. Like too much…like ‘second verse same as the first’ a lot. Strong female lead – check. Strong male lead – check. She’s in danger, he goes all caveman helping her – check, check and more checks. The similarity checks just go on and on. Now this book didn’t suck so let me get that out there. I get it. It’s a series, they’re brothers, the women are both attorneys, yada yada yada. There’s a working formula here and I know fans of Ms. Jones have come to expect it. I, personally, prefer all my books in a series to be different. Once I start to see a pattern, one that ends up being repetitive, I tend to call it a day and stop reading the series. I’ll give it one more try and hope the third time give me something different.