Review: Secrets Exposed (Tall, Dark & Deadly 0.5) by Lisa Renee Jones

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Review: Secrets Exposed (Tall, Dark & Deadly 0.5) by Lisa Renee Jones

About 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 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.

NOTE -- previously titled Hidden Instincts -- Re-titled to indicate prelude to the new TALL, DARK, and DEADLY series starting in July 2011 with HOT SECRETS.

Title: Secrets Exposed
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Denial, Behind Closed Doors, Hot Secrets, Tall, Dark, and Deadly Series: Books 0.5-2
Series: Tall, Dark & Deadly #0.5
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: June 14, 2011
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 318
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

Raises hand here…ummm there’s something not quite right here. I picked up Secrets Exposed as part of the Tall, Dark, and Deadly Series: Books 0.5-2 box set. This was supposed to be about the Walker Brother. By all accounts I should be reading about the last brother, Blake, instead I’m reading about Royce’s friend Mark. Throw into the mix that I read the book exactly as they were presented, in the exact order and Secrets Exposed should have been the first not the last as the timeline with Royce is all wrong. When I’m reading a series, unless it was intended by the author to have their reader to read a series out of order, I prefer to read in chronicle order. Thankfully reading out of order didn’t have that much of an impact.

So of the three books in the boxset, Secrets Exposed was my favorite. There was a bit more action and intrigue than the other two books and it wasn’t until almost the end before I figured out who the killer was. The dynamics between Lindsey and Mark were less caveman and more equal-ish. I’m adding the -ish because there were still some brutish actions from Mark, but Lindsey was just not having it. HAH! I loved her for that!

Quite a few twists are offered up to keep the excitement level up in this book. First off, you have Lindsey trying to convince Mark to come back and help her out with a case. Angry groveling, looking hot and a career-ending murder case jump-start this story. Follow it up with sparks between Lindsey and Mark and not just of the sexual kind. She’s a smart woman and isn’t going to let a man tell her to stay like a dog. Their head-butting made for good reads but what really got me going was the murder case…or shall I say cases. That’s plural folks and I’ll let you find out exactly how many I’m talking about. And the killer, good lucky guessing who it was because it was a mystery until the big reveal. Score a few points for author Lisa Renee Jones on this one.

Secrets Exposed works very well as a stand-alone and is worth the read.

 

 

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