Hot Secrets (Tall, Dark and Deadly Series #1)

Hot Secrets (Tall, Dark and Deadly Series #1)

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by Lisa Renee Jones

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New York Times and USA Today Best Selling series

HOT SECRETS has sex with a capital S for SEXY! ** HOT**There will be sex, there will be hot sex.
55,000 words.

The Walker Brothers...

Tall, dark, and deadly, these three brothers run Walker security. Each brother is unique in his methods and skills, but all share key similarities. They


New York Times and USA Today Best Selling series

HOT SECRETS has sex with a capital S for SEXY! ** HOT**There will be sex, there will be hot sex.
55,000 words.

The Walker Brothers...

Tall, dark, and deadly, these three brothers run Walker security. Each brother is unique in his methods and skills, but all share key similarities. They are passionate about those they love, relentless when fighting for a cause they believe in, and all believe that no case is too hard, no danger too dark. Dedication is what they deliver, results are their reward.


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.

He scooted her off his lap and settled down on the floor in front of her, his hands sliding up Lauren's calves, to her knees that she'd primly pressed together. The heady scent of her perfume, her home, her very feminine presence, seeped into his senses.

She stared down at him, a soft 'doe in headlights' look on her face. "Royce?" His name was a soft plea on her lips, filled with uncertainty. He'd confused her, sent her mixed messages, in his effort to do what was right.

He felt like a wolf, a hungry wolf who wanted to devour this woman, and there was no way that didn't show in his eyes, no way the energy, the need he felt for her, didn't radiate off of him.

"You're beautiful," he said, softly, calmly, when the rage of hormones inside him was anything but. He kissed her knees, one and then the other, reaffirming his decision to let her pleasure be his tonight. "And I'm going to show you how much I mean that."

She swallowed hard, her delicate, kissable throat bobbing with the action. "I'm not sure I know what that means."

He brushed her dress up her thighs. "You will," he promised and kissed her delicate little knee again.

She laughed – a nervously feminine sound. "I'm not sure I know what that means either."

"You don't need to know what it means," he said, his fingers tracing the lace of her thigh high pantyhose, the sexy lingerie choice confirming what he'd always suspected. Lauren might be prim and proper on the outside, but there was a sensual woman beneath the exterior who wanted to come out and play – and he wanted to be the man who she played with. He wanted to be that man tonight, but no matter how tempting that might be, tonight wasn't the night. But he'd be damned if he'd allow her to doubt his desire for her, his absolute, complete attraction to her. "You just need to know how it feels." His hands slipped inside her thighs, easing her legs apart, his lips trailing a path up one of them.

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New York Times USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned for TV to be produced by Suzanne Todd.

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.

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Hot Secrets (Tall, Dark, And Deadly book 1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short, hot, and to the point. The sex was graphic and the story was a perfect length. I liked the fact that the characters didn't lie or hide things from each other like many other romance novels do to take up space. Without the extra drama it made this book a good way to pass the time
CJC67 More than 1 year ago
Walker Security is top on my list Royce and Lauren are such an unlikely pair. He is dominate and over bearing she is too. So they are not going to be able to get along much less be able to  spend 24/7 with each other.  I love the way the author Lisa Renee Jones continues to pull her characters from one book to another and she does this so well in the series and the Inside Out Trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## OUTSTANDING. Wow, how I adored this book. Superbly written, this story had both suspense and romance. The hero was drool-worthy and perfect in every way. He may be my favorite hero to date. And the heroine was tremendous. She was strong, beautiful, honest and loving. Their chemistry was off the charts. A must read.
The-Book-Diaries More than 1 year ago
This is my second non-paranormal read and I have to say I have been blessed to find such great stories. This one is about Royce and Lauren. Royce runs a security company and Lauren is an Assistant DA. Lauren just got a high profile case which includes putting a battered woman up for the death penalty. Lauren has been getting anonymous threats, so her father has requested the help of Royce to protect her. Lauren has no idea that her father, who happens to be a US Senator, has been getting threats as well and that he has asked Royce to look out for her. When Lauren meets Royce at her father's birthday party, sparks fly. Royce must work with his brothers to find out who is threatening Lauren, and keep Lauren from finding out that he was hired by her father. Ok, so what's not to like about this story? Nothing. It has all the elements that keep readers intrigued. Action, romance, suspense, mystery and that surprise right at the very end. Lisa has a way of writing that makes you want to jump into the story and actually become a part of it. I am eager to continue with the series with book 2, "Dangerous Secrets".
ma4ohioboys More than 1 year ago
Reading the series. Good character development.Good plot and follow through. Enjoying the books and looking forward to more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Loved the characters, romance and suspense. Excited to read next book in series.
SonyK 3 months ago
You know when you read a book all the way through for the second time you just have to leave a review. Especially if the book is good! I just love this author writing style, she has a way to draw you into her work and make you believe in her world. Let me tell you, her world is far better than the real world. These brothers are so different but very much alike. This story is about Royce, he could get any girl but he has his sights on only one. When find her to be in trouble he will stop at nothing to make sure she is safe. With his sexy alpha ways, he just makes you tingle in all your happy places. This is a fast paced story with action and oh yeah, some sweet hot sexy moments. I purchase this book and received one as a gift from NetGalley for an honest review.
ReneeEntress 7 months ago
4.5 star I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, suspense, and heartbreak. This is Lauren and Royce’s story. Royce wants Lauren but will keep away as there is a connection to his family. When danger comes for her he can’t help but rescue her. Not he knows he can’t keep away. Can he keep her safe long enough to make a relationship work or will he lose her before he ever had a chance to try? When they let their guard down will that give danger a chance to strike? I loved these characters and also the side characters. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Title says it all.... HOT with intrigue
rosie47 More than 1 year ago
Loved the character and plot development in this story. Right from the first page, you wondered who was after Lauren and hoping that she would fall for Royce. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I never expected the end, although a few clues allowed me to believe "who done it."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Royce Walker is hired on to protect Lauren without her knowledge. He's not okay with it, but what is he supposed to say to the man that is not only Lauren's father, but the a man who was a lawyer and has his own firm who now is stepping out in the world of politics. They both agree that she could be in danger, but not how to go about telling her or not. Lauren is a lawyer working for the DA's office wants more than anything to be her own person out of the shadow of her family. Where she doesn't love let alone like her stepmother and stepbrother she adores and misses her father and wants the best for him even if it is a career in politics. She just wants to be left out of the limelight. Lauren and Royce have an instant attraction to one another and almost immediately he finds himself protective of her. Now to get through all of this with her safe and her not getting angry when she finds out that her father and Royce both have kept her out of the loop. I loved this first book in the Tall, Dark and Deadly Series. Lori P
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good read
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Excellent read!! I've had this one for a while and for some reason hadn't read it. Kicking myself for that now. This is an excellent book that had me hooked from the first page and has me diving to read the others in the series. The writing and characters are fantastic. I highly recommend this one!!
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Series! I loved this book, but then I love all of Lisa Renee Jones’s books. Royce Walker opened a private security firm with his brothers. He has always been attracted to Lauren the Assistant District Attorney. When Lauren is threatened and targeted because of the case she is working on then Royce steps up to help protect her. When they get together their passion is hot! This book is full of it all romance, humor, mystery, and suspense. I can’t wait to read the next books in this series. I love the Walker brothers.  A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just ok
celticmaggie More than 1 year ago
I liked this story. I have read some others by Lisa and liked them. She develops some real gritty plots and they are definitely not for under 18 readers. She sure knows how to come up with headstrong yet fragile people to write about. Lauren is a Senator's daughter with an evil stepmother and a strange evil stepbrother. She wants to earn her own merits to stay out of Daddy's shadow. Royce is ex-military and has a security business with his 2 brothers. He thought she was a spoiled brat but she shows him she isn't. Royce is asked to protect her by her father. It was an anxious trip to the end. I changed villains several times and was still wrong. Try this book. It is a softer read of Lisa's. I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.
KatsNook More than 1 year ago
***3.5 STARS*** Hot Secrets is the first book I have read from author Lisa Renee Jones and I really liked the story.  I liked this so much I finished it in 2 days.  Hot Secrets is the first book of the Tall, Dark & Deadly series.  Royce Walker is a former FBI agent that now owns a private security firm with his brothers.  He is hired by Senator Reynolds for security and meets the senator’s daughter, Lauren.  Lauren is an Assistant District Attorney and is preparing for a very public murder trial.  While sparks fly between Lauren and Royce there is also danger.  Lauren is being stalked and it is perfect that she has just met Royce, her own personal body guard.  But Royce is keeping a secret from Lauren that can destroy their chances of a future.  Hot Secrets is a sexy romance mixed with suspense.  I love this combination because the story kept me interested.  The sex scenes were hot but I wasn’t swept off my feet.  Royce is described by Lauren as an “alpha male” but he came across as bossy to me.  For me he wasn’t an intense character to receive an “alpha male” status.  I thought he was sexy and tough, so I did like him.  I liked Lauren because she was a smart and tough attorney.  But I wish she would have stood up for herself with her family.  As ADA she wants to fight for victims but it was odd that she couldn’t fight for herself.   Despite my issues with the main characters I really enjoyed the mystery.  I thought it had surprising twists and kept me guessing until the end.  Overall I liked Hot Secrets.  It was a quick, sexy and suspenseful read. I’m looking forward to reading more from Lisa Renee Jones.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
Hot, steamy, intriguing romantic suspense. Royce Walker has the perfect job when it counts. He is allowed to use his job as the reason for protecting his long time obsession, Lauren Reynolds. She is the Assistant DA and has a boat load of trouble heading her way. But Royce maybe the one thing that no one expected to have her back (and front). The fireworks just bloom from there. Take the ride and enjoy as the climax rides its high and all the way to completion. Jones has brought me another hot romance to get the blood flowing.
Ellen_ONeill More than 1 year ago
Lisa Renee Jones hits another one out of the park!  Hot Secrets pulls you in from the very first paragraph.  Watching Lauren’s lack of support from her family made the love and support she was receiving from Royce (and his brothers) so much more heartwarming.  Following Lauren and Royce on their terrifying roller coaster ride kept this reader in suspense, not able to “know who done it” until the very end and even then was shocked. 
booklover10CM More than 1 year ago
Exciting and suspenseful. Good reading, good characters and believable. Thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend
Solmarie More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book from Netgallery in exchange for an honest review. In book one of the Tall, Dark, and Deadly series we find Royce Walker, the oldest of the three walker brothers. Together the brothers run a private security firm. Asked for a favor from an old friend of his father Royce finds hiself investigating threats made towards Assitant District Attorney Lauren Reynolds. The two have been skirting around eachother for months but Lauren has finally decided she is done running from what she wants. When the threats towards Lauren end up being more serious than previously anticipated Royce will do anything to keep her safe. Even if it means keeping information from her. I like Royce's bossy attitude. Being former FBI he expected to be obeyed at all times. Lauren had other ideas. Even though she appeared to be shy at times she had a backbone too. I have to admit the instant trust she had with Royce was kinda weird for me but I guess it worked for the storyline.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Hot Secrets, (Tall, Dark, and Deadly), Lisa Renee Jones. Review from jeannie zelos book reviews. I'm a romance lover, but it has to have a decent story behind it – and preferably a HEA too :-) I loved Lisa's Amy Benson series so thought I’d try this. Its romantic suspense but at the level I enjoy, not too deep on the suspense, but a good dollop of romance, and some smouldering sex! Royce is one of three brothers, all ex services, all tall, dark and deadly. They run Walker security, and Royce has been asked to discreetly protect Lauren by her father, a senator, who doesn't want her to know about it, or that he's received some suspicious threats. Royce has always had the hots for Lauren, but has no idea he's the subject of her erotic fantasies too. The dangers mount at the same time as he and Lauren embark on a passionate affair, but he knows he's threatening everything if she finds out he's been hired by her father. She'll feel betrayed, but he's stuck in the middle, needs to do his job, has fallen in love with Lauren and won't do anything that might jeopardise the danger she's in. Until the brothers can track down the source her life could be at risk, and Royce is determined not to let his feelings and fear she'll leave him get in the way of her safety. Of course everything comes to a head just at the wrong moment. There's hot sensual sex, danger and threats, blackmail and betrayals, before we reach a climatic conclusion. Its good value at just 99p for 197 pages, but even better is the fact you can buy all three books for just 77p! Each book is connected but a complete, stand-alone novel. Stars: four, good fun sensual read. .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved all these books
ssmommie75TB More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Just when I thought I had the mystery figured out there was another twist. And of course a great love story to go with it. It did seem tame verses other of Jones books I've read, very worth reading regardless