Hot Secrets By Lisa Renee Jones
Reading as part of Bout of Books 11.0 – http://youtu.be/abRhDqdEbgM?list=UUUW-tJMSwdZmxAMkpXzd0uQ
Synopsis (Taken from Goodreads)
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.
For me this book was a bit of a dud. I liked the premise but I’m tired of reading adult fiction that makes all women seem like the broken ones who need a strong alpha man to make them whole or bring out their spark. There needs to be more literature of this genre that shows independent women who take control and maybe take the man by surprise (if this exists and I haven’t found it let me know!) I liked the difference of the story though, that’s what pulled me through to the end. There wasn’t anything to do with a man who’s wealth gives him the right and ability to have any which woman, but instead a military, hard working and caring (despite his brutish attitude) man. Lauren’s character is very stereotypical of the person who’s brought up with wealth but wants to prove they are capable of doing things themselves, this gives her a naive sense of security which the novel shakes up.
This is what I call shitlit. If you’re tired or you want to take a break this is an ideal read, but don’t be ready to come away from it questioning your moral philosophy on life.