Review: Tall, Dark, and Deadly (3 Book Box Set) by Lisa Renee Jones

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Review: Tall, Dark, and Deadly (3 Book Box Set) by Lisa Renee Jones

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.

Hot Secrets
55,000 words
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 rivaled by the passion burning between them. And that passion, might just be the death of them both.

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Dangerous Secrets
72,000 words
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?

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Secrets Exposed
75,000 words 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, and one man, her enemy, the only one she can turn to.

Title: Tall, Dark, and Deadly Series: Books 0.5-2
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Denial, Behind Closed Doors, Secrets Exposed, Hot Secrets
Series: Tall, Dark,
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Dark Cravings, Dark Cravings, Dark Secrets
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: August 14, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 601
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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

There’s nothing like scrolling through your to-be-read list to find out you have a box set for the author you are currently feening on. Now I do have to admit, I wasn’t over the top crazy about this series as I was the other but this Tall, Dark, and Deadly series was no slouch. The Walker Brothers are an interesting bunch and the cases they work on make for great page-turners.

If I had one big complaint, it would be the order the books come up in the box set. The last book was actually Secrets Exposed, which is touted to be the intro to the series. My assumption was since this was the Walker Brother series then book three should have been about the third brother. Nope, it’s about Royce’s friend. So keep that in mind when reading this set. Maybe you might want to consider changing up your reading order.

 

Hot Secrets #1

Stars 3.5

This was a nice introduction to the series. Lauren and Royce are highly entertaining. Sparks heat up fast between them, which leads straight to her life in danger, and him protecting her. It wasn’t too hard for me to figure out who was after Lauren but I was able to shelf it to the side. The story isn’t perfect and had points to it that kind of annoyed me but in the end, and enjoy it.

 

Dangerous Secrets #2

Stars – 3

This was my least favorite in the set only because it read too much like the first book in the series. It had the same formula only the names and the situation has changed. Don’t get me wrong, I liked Julie and Luke’s story. The mystery around the divorce she’s working on puts Julie in a hot mess. Add to that some of the situations these former lovebirds get into range from humorous to steamy hot. The ending while good felt rushed and abrupt. Overall, while good, it just didn’t live up to my expectations.

 

Secrets Exposed #0.5

Stars – 3.5

This was my favorite of the three books in this set. It had more action, intrigue and the character were great. Lindsey was a strong female heroine and held onto that title until the end. Mark was sexy and secretive. The dynamics between them were less caveman and more on an equal footing. Their head-butting made for good reading but what really got me going was the murder case(s). I’ll let you figure it out. It all ended on a great note that left me smiling.

 

 

Tall, Dark, and Deadly Series: Books 0.5-2
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