Secrets and Sins: Gabriel (A Secrets and Sins Novel) [NOOK Book]

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Twenty years ago, Leah Bannon’s beloved Uncle Richard vanished without a trace. Leah, now a private investigator, begins to suspect it was murder. When she reopens the cold case, Gabriel Devlin—-the man she loves but can never have—-inexplicably stands in her way.
 
Only four people know the truth about Richard’s mysterious disappearance—-Gabriel and three childhood friends...who have all sworn to take that secret to the grave. But a ...
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Overview


Twenty years ago, Leah Bannon’s beloved Uncle Richard vanished without a trace. Leah, now a private investigator, begins to suspect it was murder. When she reopens the cold case, Gabriel Devlin—-the man she loves but can never have—-inexplicably stands in her way.
 
Only four people know the truth about Richard’s mysterious disappearance—-Gabriel and three childhood friends...who have all sworn to take that secret to the grave. But a hidden enemy wants those shocking secrets brought to light...even if he has to kill to make it happen. After experiencing an unimaginable loss two years ago, Gabriel refuses to put himself through the pain of loving someone who could be gone in an instant. But as he thwarts Leah’s investigation at every turn—-both to keep his friends’ pact, and to keep her safe from danger—-the sexy PI makes it impossible for him to protect his secrets. Or his heart...
 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622660834
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/24/2013
  • Series: Entangled Ignite
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 254
  • Sales rank: 51,433
  • File size: 3 MB

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Naima Simone is a multi-published author in contemporary and erotic romance. She’s a member of RWA’s Southern Magic chapter, mother of the Dynamic Duo, lover of everything Vin Diesel and wife to the fabulous husband who tolerates this affair. Come visit Nama at naimasimone.com.
 
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  • Posted June 24, 2013

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    I love Naima Simone books!  Gabriel was a terrific way to leave

    I love Naima Simone books!  Gabriel was a terrific way to leave your everyday life and view it from the world of a a man mired in losses
     from his past and his attempt to move forward to the future that awaits him if only he will take the chance. This book had such in depth
     character development of the h/h that it was as if you knew them personally.  Lots of secrets, lots of deception and you see the lengths
     that people will go to to both run from the truth and bring it to light. Good read and HOPING there will be stories on Gabe's 3 best friends.
     One angel isn't enough!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    As a fan of Naima Simone's novels, I thought I knew what to expe

    As a fan of Naima Simone's novels, I thought I knew what to expect when reading Gabriel. Well, I was only half surprised.  It didn't surprise me that I couldn't put it down and somehow managed to read it in one sitting.  Nor did it surprise me that the characters were like able and real, since they always are.  What surprised me was the depth of emotion I felt when reading Gabriel and Leah's story.  Their evolving relationship was not rushed - how could it be when there was so much pain?  Their coming together was hot but sweet and loving at the same time.  They were two desperate souls trying to find their way and I really felt their pain, anguish, indecision.  So well written and emotional.  A love story that touches your whole heart.  Thank you, Naima, for just getting better with every story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    When I read the premise for the book, I was hesitant about readi

    When I read the premise for the book, I was hesitant about reading it. Why? Because of the (secret) How would Naima make it work between Leah and Gabriel. Secrets can cause conflict and I did not want the couple to have to go through a long period where they had to resolve the issue of trust. I put that feeling aside and plunged in. The book was better than I thought it would be. The mystery was the heart of the story, while the romance was second. For some reason, the story made me think about old black and white detective shows.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    Secrets and Sins: Gabriel delivers solid characters and a good m

    Secrets and Sins: Gabriel delivers solid characters and a good mystery. Though the reader might guess at why Richard disappeared, the circumstances and the process through which Leah learns the truth will surprise. Gabriel and Leah are both extremely likeable. I do think they took a little long to get it together. ;) When they do, it's explosive, of course.

    There is also a lot of emotion packed into the story, and a good cast of secondary characters. All in all, a short and satisfying read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    I loved this book! It was well written, steamy, and addicting. I

    I loved this book! It was well written, steamy, and addicting. I couldn't put it down and ended up reading it in only two sittings. The characters are well drawn and realistic. This book is also unique. It isn't your run of the mill, predictable mystery. It kept me on the edge of my seat, guessing all the way through the twists and turns. Not to mention the love story, which is to die for. It definitely took me on an emotional roller coaster. This book is a definite must read and I can't wait to read what Simone writes next.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    Secrets always have a way of coming out, even 20 years later. Ga

    Secrets always have a way of coming out, even 20 years later. Gabe was a man hurting because of a devastating loss. He wanted to continue wallowing in self pity, knowing that this would not bring back his loved ones. Leah checks on him, the man she has loved for a long time. If only he could see that he could have a future with her if he would let her in. Leah is a PI and gets info about an uncle that disappeared years ago, and from that point on the story has so many secrets and lies that are uncovered and will leave you on a rollercoaster with all the dips and turns. You will enjoy Gabe, Leah and the best friends story. Loved the romance between them. As always happy to get an HEA for the couple. You have to know when to let go of the past and move forward. Awesome Naima!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2013

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    I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review, so here

    I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review, so here it is. This is one of those stories that is hard to put down. It will take you on an emotional ride and in the end love will win. I am not sure if I would call it a love story with suspense from 20 years of secrets or a suspense story with romance added. Either way I loved it and highly recommend it. This is the first story by Naima Simone that I have read and I will be looking forward to reading more from her.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    Me

    I didn't read this one because others in the series spoiled this plot. Read this series in order.

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  • Posted September 23, 2013

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    Rating:  4 1/2 stars I received a copy of this book from the pu

    Rating:  4 1/2 stars

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way.

    This book held my interest right from the beginning.  Once finished, I found that I needed to know if the mystery in this book is going to be carried through the rest of the series.  If you read carefully, you will get a hint about the four men in this series – this means that if you read too fast you may miss it.  The only part I hated was having to put the book down either to go to bed or go to work.

    I applaud our author in the amount of research that must have been involved in order for the villain in this piece to be so evil.  Plus, the story revolves around issues that are current today.  If you are a person who is very sensitive about certain subjects, this story may not be for you.  But if you really enjoy a great suspense, that has some great romance, and which shows that anyone can overcome atrocities then this story is for you.  And you’ll be happy to know that book two is just as good.  Malachim comes out September 23.

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  • Posted September 9, 2013

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    The first two chapterd were hard to get past. Once you, you msy

    The first two chapterd were hard to get past. Once you, you msy end up liking it better than I.

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  • Posted July 18, 2013

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    I loved this book! It's been a long time since I've read a good

    I loved this book! It's been a long time since I've read a good mystery & a good cop story--this book was both. Yes, there was romance, but the parts I really enjoyed were the ones that kept me in suspense. Naima Simone does a great job of throwing us readers some hints along the way--just enough to make us feel in the loop--without giving anything away until the end.




    Gabriel is suffering since the deaths of his wife and child. Luckily, he has his lifelong friends to help him survive the loss he feels. His childhood friends (3 other men named after angels since their moms became close when pregnant) do their best to help him, but it is Leah (another childhood friend of the 4 men) who refuses to give up on him and really holds a special place in his heart.




    This is Gabriel and Leah's love story for sure, but it centers around the mysterious disappearance of man that Leah knew as her uncle growing up. The disappearance occurred 20 years prior, but Leah is determined to find out what happened. Unfortunately, what Leah uncovers is much worse than anyone would have expected.




    I CANNOT wait to read the next book in this series. Simone has created characters that I want to know more about. I am hoping there is a little Gabriel & Leah follow-up in Mal's story too! I am hoping for another good mystery too.




    Reviewed by Joelle for Cocktails and Books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Wow¿.that¿s all I can say is WOW. The latest book from Naima Si

    Wow….that’s all I can say is WOW. The latest book from Naima Simone was not at all what I was expecting. In fact, I had to check a couple of times to see if I was reading the correct author because while the book started off a little slow and it took me a while to really buy into the characters, once I gave it my full attention, it was full speed ahead.
    Gabriel was conflicted and tormented which was to be expected given the loss of his family, but I must say….he was an idiot for the way he initially treated the heroine. I was disappointed that it took them as long to get together and I felt NO heat between them. It was almost hum drum which was VERY disappointing given her past books.
    The intrigue surrounding the murder took unexpected twists and turns which was fascinating. As I’m a volunteer with victim assistance program, I was too aware of the potential issues and unfortunately was able to conclude pretty early on that all was not well in Denmark, but I did enjoy the suspense and the author did a fine job of weaving seemingly unrelated incidents together.
    It was more than a little interesting to see how the main characters stayed in the same home town and grew up together, particularly since that’s not the norm in 21st century U.S. with folks moving every few years. I would have liked to see the characters fleshed out a bit earlier because it seemed almost like playing catch-up to see how they were connected through their parents.
    I enjoyed the book and really hope the sequels come quickly so I don’t lose the momentum.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    This books was and ARC in exchange for an honest review. This w

    This books was and ARC in exchange for an honest review. This was my first Naima Simone book and it won't be my last. This novel had me on the edge of my seat from page one, the steamy tension between Leah and Gabriel is VERY hot and the mystery and suspense keep you up all night. Leah Bannon is a former cop, now PI and is investigating the 20 year old disappearance of a man she thought of as an uncle. Gabriel is a lost soul, losing his wife and son in a car crash two years ago has left him a broken man. Leah has been in love with him since she was 15 and won’t give up hope of saving Gabriel from himself. Gabriel and his three best friends try to protect Leah from finding out the hurtful truth about her so called uncle. Looking forward to the next book in the series!

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  • Posted July 4, 2013

    I am a fan of Naima Simone¿s writing so I knew that when I picke

    I am a fan of Naima Simone’s writing so I knew that when I picked up her latest ‘Gabriel: Secrets and Sins’ I would be in for a very enjoyable afternoon. From the opening paragraph to the end of the book I was glued to the page, soaking up every word. This was a complex story with many variables which kept the reader guessing as to who the culprit was behind all the chaos. It is a story of murder, suspense and unrequited love. The characters were very well developed and you as the reader felt invested in them.
    Gabriel Devlin, a loving husband and father watched as his life was ripped apart when he watched helplessly as his wife and son were taken from him in an automobile accident. Crushed beyond all hope, Gabriel is left to put the pieces of his life back together, a life he’s not sure he wants to put back.
    Leah Bannon is his friend who can see the pain he’s in so she does what she can to make sure he knows he is not alone. She loves him, has loved him for a while but she knows that she can never hope to have him because he is still in love with his deceased wife.
    Along with this, there was the mystery of what happened to Leah’s ‘Uncle’ Richard who had disappeared over twenty years ago and the letter she received asking her to reopen the investigation. The way the author connected each character to the mystery had this reader trying to guess who the real player was and coming up short when another twist was introduced into the story.
    All in all, Gabriel is a must read, it will pull you into the story and leave you wanting more at the end. My hat is off to the author Naima Simone for delivering another enjoyable story. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    3.5 stars  This book was an ARC in exchange for an honest review

    3.5 stars 
    This book was an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I have read several of Naima Simone's books in the past and have enjoyed them. It took me a while to get into the story, but once the story picked up I couldn't pull myself away! 
    Leah Bannon is a former cop turned PI investigator who is investigating the 20-yr-old disappearance of her uncle Richard. Gabriel Devlin--Leah's childhood friend, and the man she secretly loves--comes along to assist, but he might know more than he's saying. 
    The mystery wasn't too hard to figure out, but the relationship between Leah and Gabriel is what really drew me. I definitely look forward to the next book in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Leah Bannon is an ex-cop turned PI investigating the unsolved mu

    Leah Bannon is an ex-cop turned PI investigating the unsolved murder of her beloved Uncle Richard Gabriel Devlin—-the man she loves but can never have—-inexplicably stands in her way.

    Only four people know the truth about Richard’s mysterious disappearance—-Gabriel and three childhood friends, who happen to all know our heoine, but have sworn to take that secret to the grave. A hidden enemy draws deadly secrets to the light, even if he has to kill to make it happen.

    Yass, this is so good. I heart words, prose, poetry, floetry and this book has all of that wrapped up in a good mystery with a not so typical heroine.

    I love that sweet, exotically beautiful Leah is the hardened cop, so strong, yet feminine. I like that Gabriel is falling apart, needing Leah, yet too stubborn to admit that it is time to move forward and take that chance before its too late.

    Wow, I enjoyed this book. Seriously- can't wait to read this again and again.

    p.s. my views were in no way influenced by the author or the publisher. Cause you know I try to keep things real!


    xoxo bookdevourblogspot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    Having read several other Naima Simone books I was totally excit

    Having read several other Naima Simone books I was totally excited to be taken away from my life. As I entered the world of Gabriel I found myself between wanting to root for him and wanting to shake him. At times I found myself loving the heroine but at the same time being like "girl please". I figure if I am talking to the characters the author did a good job. 
    Cannot wait for the other books in the series!! Loved Gabriel and would recommend for everyone that loves a good romance with a little suspense!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    I JUST LOVED THIS BOOK,  GABRIEL IS A WINNER,  NAIMA SIMONE HAS

    I JUST LOVED THIS BOOK,  GABRIEL IS A WINNER,  NAIMA SIMONE HAS DONE IT AGAIN, WRITTEN A FANTASTIC BOOK,  I DID NOT PUT IT DOWN, I READ IT FROM START TO FINISH,  THE DEPTH OF EMOTION FROM GABRIEL SURPRISED  ME.  DEFINATELY WORTH BUYING AND READING. 

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  • Posted June 25, 2013

    What a wild ride! This book is filled with so many twists and tu

    What a wild ride! This book is filled with so many twists and turns that you are left breathless. The disappearance of Michael Pierce twenty years ago and a mysterious letter sent marking that anniversary, start Leah Bannon on a dangerous journey to find the truth. She asks her best friend, Gabriel, to help. He is a man damaged by the loss of his wife and child, but he agrees. The trail is cold. However, the danger and evil have never gone away. Her investigation makes Leah a target. Gabriel and three other childhood friends are there for her because they know that Leah won't stop until she has all the answers. Naima Simone has written an engrossing suspense novel that will keep you guessing until the last page. We watch as Gabriel struggles to come to terms with his loss and learns to live again. As a balance we have Leah who is resilient and strong. Her love is unwavering but she faces reality and moves on. Can these two find their future together after so much pain? You'll want to find out. I'm so looking forward to the upcoming books for Malachim, Raphael and Chayot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

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