Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies by Cynthia Cooke

Title: Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies
Author: Cynthia Cooke
My Rating: A

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: -
Main Characters: Kyle and Genie
Release Date: May 2012
ISBN: e-book
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: hot

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
Family secrets must be kept, and painful wounds must be ignored.

After an all-out assault by a vicious terrorist bent on destroying her entire family, a former government agent must break the strict rules she has always lived by when she emerges from hiding to reluctantly accept the help of her all-too-sexy ex-lover. Running a deadly race against time, they rush to rescue her kidnapped sister, find her missing father, and bring the notorious villain to justice. But nothing ever goes as planned. Bullets fly, danger abounds, and their passion reignites even faster than the lies are flowing. But their stubbornly held secrets just might spell the end of their rekindled love and hopes for the well as their very lives.

My Review:

As the premier release for the Dead Sexy line for Entangled, this book lives up to the hype. I loved this book. There is tons of action, intrigue, and one seriously hot and sexy couple in Genie and Kyle.
Genie and Kyle were everything to each other, partners and lovers with a Happily Ever After in their future,  until 8 months ago when her family lies caught up to them and Kyle almost died. Genie left him without a backward glance for his own protection. The love between this two is undeniable, but while Genie has accepted they have no future, Kyle hasn’t. He knows she’s keeping secrets, but believes they can work past them if he can just get her to trust him. But for Genie, it’s hard to abandon a lifetime of programming and mistrust.

For me, the thing that absolutely made this book were the very real and gut-wrenching feelings between these two. Their passion and heat is incredible even when neither one of them will trust the other. They can’t help the level and depth of their feelings even when both of them know it will just mean more devastation later.

There’s a lot going on in this book and I never did figure out exactly what the true version of the story was until it was revealed. I kept guessing and second-guessing the bad guys all the way through. I love stories like that.

Overall this was a fabulous read…tons of emotion, passion, and heart-stopping adventure. Genie is a tough, hard-as-nails heroine who can hold her own in just about any circumstance, but her vulnerability is Kyle because she loves him so much. There is never any doubt about that and that made her such a fabulous character to love. The same can be said for Kyle. Together they make an incredible team and it makes for a great romantic suspense story. I really loved it!

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