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Dirty Little Secrets

Dirty Little Secrets

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by Julie Leto

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With everyone telling Dirty Little Secrets�what�s a girl gotta do to stay alive?

When former bounty hunter Marisela Morales learns that her ex-boyfriend, Frankie Vega, is about to jump bail, she accepts the job to lure him back home. She might have lost her license to carry�and with it, her career as a bail enforcement agent�but seducing Frankie into her


With everyone telling Dirty Little Secrets�what�s a girl gotta do to stay alive?

When former bounty hunter Marisela Morales learns that her ex-boyfriend, Frankie Vega, is about to jump bail, she accepts the job to lure him back home. She might have lost her license to carry�and with it, her career as a bail enforcement agent�but seducing Frankie into her clutches is what she does best.

Only this time, hooking up with her ex gets her more trouble than she bargained for. Catapulted into a treacherous underworld of arms dealers, assassins and sinister double-crosses, Marisela doesn�t know if she�s descended into hell or finally found herself in kick-ass heaven. With Frankie at her side, she impersonates a hired killer, dodges bombs and bullets�and struggles to figure out if her super-sexy lover is her ticket out of her previously mundane world�or if he�s just setting her up to break her heart.


Editorial Reviews

Reader - Kristi Lewandowski
"A sexy, suspenseful adventure that takes the reader from Tampa to Miami to an island off the coast of Puerto Rico. I can't wait to catch up with Marisela and Frankie again in the second book Dirty Little Lies."
Mrsgiggles.com - Mrs. Giggles
"I've haven't had this much fun in a long time, relishing this book and anticipating the upcoming books in this series."

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Bookgoddess, LLC
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"Dirty" Sexy Suspense , #1
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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 Secrets 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
MAC_Reid More than 1 year ago
Marisela Morales is a woman who knows what she wants, and is willing to push her brains and body to the max to make things happen. Julie Leto has combined a brilliant plot with believable characters in the first book of her Dirty Series, Dirty Little Secrets. Dirty Little Secrets does a fabulous job of playing the right cards, in the right order, to hold a reader’s attention through all the sizzling nuances of the story. Leto has developed a real person with her character, Marisela. Marisela isn’t a random woman dropped into a hardcore world to immediately kick-ass and take names with no qualifying characteristics. Her Florida breed, street smart background has made her a prime candidate to be drawn into the loco world of subterfuge and criminals that her ex-boyfriend, Frankie, has recommended her for. Marisela and Frankie will take you for a sexy, turbulent ride as they struggle to sort through the obstacles that pop up in their way when they set out to fulfill Marisela’s first mission for Titan International Investigations. Her suave new boss, Ian Blake, will have Marisela making difficult choices between the past, present, and future when she negotiating the murky waters of Titan International and her assignment. Is the dollar the bottom line? Are new possibilities worth sacrificing for? Should Marisela put her faith in the new and unknown? Or should she give a second chance to the past that walked away? Dirty Little Secrets is a definite ‘must read’. All the right questions will be answered and leave you ready for another helping of Leto’s talented style. Let Marisela stoke your embers in this hot read.
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
Marisela Morales is former enforcement worker looking to collect her next paycheck but hoping to find her next job. Marisela hoping to keep her feelings to herself especially where Frankie Vega is concerned. Marisela and Frankie have a long history with each other going back to being teenagers in gangs together. Marisela fought her way out of gang life and she's been using her skills to make ends meet. But her days in enforcement ended with her losing her license yet that is not stopping her from making sure Frankie makes his court date. Frankie Vega wants nothing more than to finish being employed by Ian Blake. Frankie is furious with Marisela but doesn't want to see her hurt either. Ian Blake offers Marisela a chance at a job but unsure if she'll fit into his ideal agent either. Marisela is working closely with Frankie learning all sort of things needed to complete the mission effectively. Marisela doesn't like Ian Blake's client Elise Barton-Ryce at all even though client tries to persuade Marisela to her cause. Marisela isn't buying what Elise is selling at all. Javier Perez is the man targeted by the mission but it's his daughter that is the true mission. Javier has done every thing in his power to protect his daughter Jessica from all harm. Is Javier the man Marisela been led to believe? What is Elise's true motive? Can Ian Blake be trusted? Where does Frankie fit into this? Will Marisela trust her instincts? Your answers are in Dirty Little Secrets.
CaydeeKF More than 1 year ago
Julie Leto lures you in with red fingernails and the promise of steamy adventure with a heroine very comfortable with her gun. In the Miami heat or enjoying an island breeze in Puerto Rico, she thrills you with Marisela and the lengths she'll go to to see a job done right. A highly recommended read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I read by Julie Leto and it will not be the last. The story about Marisela was exciting and sexy. Every page kept my attention and wanting for more. I hated to see it end. Tonight, I am going to buy the next book which is a continuation of Marisela's life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was skeptical that this might be another Evanovich knock-off, but this book takes you into the Cuban-American culture and is more serious and steamy. More spy novel than mystery. Excellent.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Tampa at the Club Electric, Marisela Morales runs into her former lover Francisco ¿Frankie¿ Vega. Ten years ago when she was a teen they were an entry, but he spent seven years in prison as an undercover DEA informer, has been out two years, but recently was busted for possession. Unbeknownst to him, Marisela works for AAA-Able Bail Bonds and has for the last seven years as an enforcer. Although he still desires her, Frankie has other problems to deal with so he plans to go home alone. She plans to bring bail jumper Frankie back with her. However, she also has not forgiven Frankie for breaking her heart a decade ago. Before taking him in, Marisela wants vengeance as only a woman scorned can demand even if she still finds she loves the rat. --- Mindful of Stephanie Plum, Marisela is a fine protagonist who has been a terrific enforcer for several years because her boss Alberto Garcia understood a basic tenet of not sending an employee back to home turf especially relatives and friends. Thus her chasing after the man she loved who she believes jilted her brings tension as Marisela proves Alberto is right. Readers will appreciate this strong cat and mouse thriller while wondering throughout just who is the rodent as the teenage love of the lead couple threatens to enflame them as adults, but both believe that there time has passed and have other issues to deal with first. Julie Leto provides a tense character driven suspense laden ¿Bad Girl¿ tale that subgenre fans will read in one sitting.--- Harriet Klausner