Dirty Little Lies

Dirty Little Lies

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by Julie Leto
     
 
Staying alive isn�t easy when people with guns tell Dirty Little Lies�

After blowing her first mission as an undercover operative, ex-gang banger Marisela Morales has a lot at stake. A recent brush with death has her partner and blazing hot lover, Frankie Vega, changing the rules of their casual relationship. Ian Blake, the boss she can�t trust, confesses a

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Staying alive isn�t easy when people with guns tell Dirty Little Lies�

After blowing her first mission as an undercover operative, ex-gang banger Marisela Morales has a lot at stake. A recent brush with death has her partner and blazing hot lover, Frankie Vega, changing the rules of their casual relationship. Ian Blake, the boss she can�t trust, confesses a deep, dark secret, resulting in a power shift that threatens everything she�s worked for.

Then while on a security detail, she comes face to face with a deadly assassin. A teenage girl was murdered over a decade ago�and the man Marisela�s supposed to protect is a prime suspect. Once again, she has to make a choice between her job and justice. Should she stop the seasoned killer�s quest for vengeance�or join her on the hunt?

Editorial Reviews

Dear Author - Jane Litte
"A great action read with steaming hot scenes and wonderful promise for the future."
All About Romance - Leigh Thomas
"The plot is fast-paced and delivers some taut action and good twists along the way. Best of all, it culminates in an absolutely delicious climax that pretty much made the book for me."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013414754
Publisher:
Bookgoddess, LLC
Publication date:
09/25/2011
Series:
Sexy Suspense "Dirty" series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
650,002
File size:
633 KB

Meet the Author

By all reports, New York Times bestselling author Julie Leto was a sweet child once...somewhat shy, preferring to play quietly in her room making up stories rather than running around outside with her three brothers. However, being raised in a loud, Italian/Cuban-American household did have its influences and Julie discovered her inner tough girl. That�s probably why most of her heroines kick serious butt. She�s sold over forty books to four publishers�all featuring strong, confident women and the super-sexy men they drive to their knees.
Like Marisela, Julie was born and raised in West Tampa and still lives close enough to the old neighborhood to visit her old haunts from time to time. Most often, though, her life is busy with writing, homeschooling her daughter and catering to the needs of her spoiled dachshund and haughty lynx-point Siamese.

Like the intrepid heroine of the Dirty books, Julie also has a wide range of relatives all within driving distance�but that's about where the similarities end.
Readers can find excerpts of her current and backlist books at www.julieleto.com/ or visit her both on Facebook and as @JulieLeto on Twitter

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Dirty Little Lies 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
Marisela Morales is a private investigator for Titan International. She's called to Boston office of Titan to guard borrowed jewelry for the Boston elite. While doing guard duty is reunited with Frankie and stops assassination attempt on Craig Bennett. Titan is hired to investigate the past and find the hired gun. The only clue to the case is a note saying "Remember Rebecca Manning." Marisela is frustrated with both Frankie and Ian Blake neither guy will give an inch to her. Marisela is always going to want Frankie as partner in the bedroom but he needs to let her make her own choices even if it means including Ian. Ian is learning to trust Marisela's instincts while investigating this particular case. Marisela and Frankie must dig up the truth that is long over due in being brought to light after fifteen years. The key to gaining that truth is Tracy Manning, who is being protected by her brother Parker Manning, and no one knows where she's at. Meanwhile the assassin is looking to recruit Marisela in her mission of revenge. What does "Remember Rebecca Manning" mean? Will Tracy be found? What is the truth? Will Frankie accept Marisela's choices? Will Marisela be recruited? Your answers await you in Dirty Little Lies. I have to say I'm impressed with Marisela's character. She is such a raw and rough character that knows all about making bad decisions and choices then facing the music so to speak. I personally think she gets to be a grittier character through out the whole book. I love alpha male characters in general but Frankie and Ian both have egos that could fill up a small bathtub. That being said doesn't mean I hate their characters just the opposite. You can almost see the internal struggle in each of them. I hope to see more of these characters.
CaydeeKF More than 1 year ago
Marisala is one of Julie Leto's strongest heroines. She's tough but maternal and has you cheering her on from page one. Fabulous story and steamy attraction. I can't decide between Frankie and Ian.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that the sample would tell me what the book would be about. I know that when you read the book you would understand what tthe book would be about and when other people read the book they would not understant the book like us because we know they don't so don't tell them what the book would be about because they would not understander what you mean about the book and why they made the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this in one setting.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
There's just something about a woman with a gun. Kick-butt heroines that shoot first and ask questions later have always appealed to me. Whether they attire themselves in red miniskirts and four-inch Ferragamo's, urban chic consisting of broken-in blue jeans and ratty t-shirts, or do their best work dressed in nothing at all, heroines that take control of their own lives and work to make a difference in the world around them are nothing short of my idols.

For Marisela Morales, working for Alberto Garcia at AAA-Able Bail Bonds has finally brought a sense of belonging to her life. A Cuban-American woman who found herself all too often on the wrong side of the law when younger, Alberto offered her a haven-a real job, something meaningful that would keep her busy and off the streets. Once she turned twenty-one, Marisela became a bond enforcer. For seven years now she's tracked down outlaws dumb enough to jump their bail and brought them back to justice.

This time, the bail-jumper is someone who hits a little too close to home. Francisco "Frankie" Vega is Marisela's past-a young punk who later turned his life around to spend years in prison as an undercover DEA informant. Now, though, Frankie is out, and after two years back in the real world, he's been busted for possession-and unwisely skipped his bail. So what if the chemistry is still there? Who cares that Frankie's first words to her in ten years are "I remember when you used to stroke me like that?" And really, what difference does it make if his striking good looks and snake-charmer charisma make her eyes roll back in her head and the hairs on her arms stand up? Marisela has hunted down Frankie to do a job, and that job is to return him back over to the authorities.

But love dies hard, even that brought about by circumstances of a hard life of two dispassionate youths. The chemistry between Frankie and Marisela is still there, and they're both finding it hard to turn off. Frankie has no idea that Marisela isn't Alberto's secretary, has no clue that she packs a really big-and really illegal-gun. Marisela doesn't realize that Frankie is dealing with bigger issues than just jumping bond. All in all, what they don't know about each other is more than what they remember.

Together, Marisela and Frankie must overcome their shared history, rebuild their trust and broken hearts, and stop a handful of bad guys along the way. Action-adventure mixed with passion is always a heady mix, and this book is no different.

Take a dash of Stephanie Plum, throw in the spunk of Eve Dallas, mix it up with some Cuban food and a gallon of margaritas, and you've got a true winner in DIRTY LITTLE LIES. This book was an excellent start to what will no doubt be a long-lived series-one that you won't want to miss an episode of.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
There's just something about a woman with a gun. Kick-butt heroines that shoot first and ask questions later have always appealed to me. Whether they attire themselves in red miniskirts and four-inch Ferragamo's, urban chic consisting of broken-in blue jeans and ratty t-shirts, or do their best work dressed in nothing at all, heroines that take control of their own lives and work to make a difference in the world around them are nothing short of my idols. For Marisela Morales, working for Alberto Garcia at AAA-Able Bail Bonds has finally brought a sense of belonging to her life. A Cuban-American woman who found herself all too often on the wrong side of the law when younger, Alberto offered her a haven-a real job, something meaningful that would keep her busy and off the streets. Once she turned twenty-one, Marisela became a bond enforcer. For seven years now she's tracked down outlaws dumb enough to jump their bail and brought them back to justice. This time, the bail-jumper is someone who hits a little too close to home. Francisco 'Frankie' Vega is Marisela's past-a young punk who later turned his life around to spend years in prison as an undercover DEA informant. Now, though, Frankie is out, and after two years back in the real world, he's been busted for possession-and unwisely skipped his bail. So what if the chemistry is still there? Who cares that Frankie's first words to her in ten years are 'I remember when you used to stroke me like that?' And really, what difference does it make if his striking good looks and snake-charmer charisma make her eyes roll back in her head and the hairs on her arms stand up? Marisela has hunted down Frankie to do a job, and that job is to return him back over to the authorities. But love dies hard, even that brought about by circumstances of a hard life of two dispassionate youths. The chemistry between Frankie and Marisela is still there, and they're both finding it hard to turn off. Frankie has no idea that Marisela isn't Alberto's secretary, has no clue that she packs a really big-and really illegal-gun. Marisela doesn't realize that Frankie is dealing with bigger issues than just jumping bond. All in all, what they don't know about each other is more than what they remember. Together, Marisela and Frankie must overcome their shared history, rebuild their trust and broken hearts, and stop a handful of bad guys along the way. Action-adventure mixed with passion is always a heady mix, and this book is no different. Take a dash of Stephanie Plum, throw in the spunk of Eve Dallas, mix it up with some Cuban food and a gallon of margaritas, and you've got a true winner in DIRTY LITTLE LIES. This book was an excellent start to what will no doubt be a long-lived series-one that you won't want to miss an episode of.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Boston Ian Blake head of Titan International fantasizes that he is making love to his employee private investigator Marisela Morales even when he is with another woman, Yizenia Santiago. On the other hand twentyish Cuban-American Marisela has not forgiven Ian for not intervening when her on and off lover Francisco ¿Frankie¿ Vega was almost killed. Still she enjoys the international sleuthing Ian sends her way, but detests the current assignment accompanying him at a society gala also attended by Frankie who wants to get back in her pants (see DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS). However, their little indiscretion causes her a moment lapse that enables a Latina sniper to assassinate a congressman. --- Soon others are also killed by this ruthless female assassin, Yizenia Santiago, who administers justice to those who contributed to the death of young Rebecca Manning. Marisela who lost one fight with Yizenia vows to stop her, but also realizes how much alike she and the merciless killer are. --- Marisela¿s second tale is an exhilarating action-packed thriller in which the heroine plays cat and mouse against another ¿Bad Girl¿ who reminds her so much of herself that it frightens her. The story line is loaded with action from the moment that Marisela tries to stop the assassination of the congressman and never slows down until the inevitable final confrontation between two kick butt women. Fans will enjoy the latest escapades of this in your face female Dirty Harry. --- Harriet Klausner