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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Assistant DA, Lauren Reynolds, is used to getting hate mail. It comes with the job of putting hardened criminal behind bars, but with an upcoming death penalty case, she’s feeling a little more on edge than usual.
As soon as former FBI agent, Royce Walker, lays eyes on his newest security detail, he knows he’s in trouble. Hired by the State Senator to investigate threats to his daughter, Lauren, Royce feels uneasy keeping that bit of information a secret when he realizes there is much more between them than work.
Former military/law enforcement turned security operant is an old storyline and maybe I’m just a sap for them, but they never get old. I love the alpha male who sweeps in to protect a woman in distress. Royce portrays everything a good alpha represents. He’s bossy, possessive, jealous and overbearing. And while Lauren is rattled with the threats she’s receiving, she does have a bit of spunk to her. The two are fun together. Their chemistry is smooth and realistic with witty dialogue that keeps you entertained.
I found it a bit predictable in places, but loved the addition of the other Walker brothers into the story.
Filled with everything a good romantic suspense entails; highly attractive characters, action and sweet romance, Hot Secrets, is a excellent start to the Tall Dark and Deadly series.