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Secrets and Sins: Malachim
     

Secrets and Sins: Malachim

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by Naima Simone
 

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Looking like sin and smelling like trouble...

Boston attorney Malachim Jerrod doesn't trust anyone. His father and his ex-fiancé taught him that hard lesson. So when a beautiful stranger arrives on his doorstep his first reaction is to back away-far away. Danielle Warren wants a job, but his law business is falling apart, and her credentials are bare-bones at

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Looking like sin and smelling like trouble...

Boston attorney Malachim Jerrod doesn't trust anyone. His father and his ex-fiancé taught him that hard lesson. So when a beautiful stranger arrives on his doorstep his first reaction is to back away-far away. Danielle Warren wants a job, but his law business is falling apart, and her credentials are bare-bones at best. Still, there's something about her that, try as he might, he's unable to resist. The vulnerability in her soft voice? The way she flinches when he gets too close? The yearning he sees mirrored in her eyes when she looks at him?

She's the last thing he needs...

Two years ago, Danielle barely escaped alive from her powerful and abusive ex-husband. Now her ex is out of prison, and he's coming for her. She knows she must leave her new job and run. Disappear-to keep herself and those she loves safe. Including her sexy boss, who has sparked feelings in her heart she never thought she'd feel again. Yet, she can't help but wonder...should she let down her guard and trust Malachim with the truth?

But the only one he desires.

Working together brings them closer than ever-but reveals secrets and sins best left buried in the past. Their lives and their passionate love at stake, Danielle and Malachim must fight to survive to grasp the future of their dreams.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781502479365
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/23/2013
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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Secrets and Sins: Malachim (A Secrets and Sins Novel) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
PennySparkles 27 days ago
3.5 Stars I’m always up for a damsel-in-distress type of romance. The guys are usually all alpha and sexy and protective and Malachim didn’t disappoint. This being the second installment in the series, there’s a little you need to get up to date regarding Malachim’s job situation. He’s a lawyer and his license has been suspended pending an investigation. Because of this, a lot of his employees and clients have left leaving him in a wee bit of a bind. Danielle (formerly known as Helena) has been running from her ex-husband for the last two years of her life. Although currently in prison, her abusive ex has sworn to never let her go, forcing her to flee and assume a new identity. A lawyer in her former life, Danielle gets a job as a paralegal at Malachim’s firm. While Malachim knows betrayal and isn’t willing to trust anyone nor is he looking for a relationship, he can’t deny Danielle is more than alluring. At the same time, Danielle can’t believe that the cocky but aloof lawyer that is now her boss is making her feel things she thought were dead for her. With neither of them willing or able to be open with each other, it was hard for me to completely connect to either. Malachim’s protective instinct, though, bought him several brownie points and endeared him to me. I liked how the process of his changing feelings was done. Danielle was one hell of a resilient woman. After being abused for years in every way possible, she kept being dealt with one crappy hand after another. Time and again she rallied, persevered and finally triumphed over everything making her more than awe-inspiring. I did find their inner musings a bit on the long side. I understand they had to resolve issues within themselves, but I have to be honest here and admit that I skimmed over more than one of their self-psychoanalyses until I got to some interaction again. With action, suspense, a touch of romance and some sexiness thrown in, Malachim was a good story I enjoyed and I’m very curious about the others in this series.
JewelsBookPages 4 months ago
Light suspense, decently written main characters, slimy villain, and a sweet romance... overall, I thought Malachim was a decent read. I liked the story enough to check out Simone's other books.
Lorizen 4 months ago
This book and this series has been in my to read pile for a long time and I'm grateful for the chance to review this book. This is a tough book to review without spilling too much of the story, you've read the blurb so you got the gist. Set in Boston, the 4 men are bound together, friends since birth essentially via their mothers, who named them after the angels. (Answering a long time question for me) A side story is how they are also bound together by a secret, which has recently been brought to light leaving Mal in danger of disbarment. Meet Danielle Warren who is working at a diner, and sees an ad for a paralegal at Mal's firm and one night she walks over to drop off her resume and runs into Mal. He quickly interviews her and she's hired. The owner of the diner Pat and his wife have given her a place to stay and a job, but he's encouraged her to go get something better. Mal wonders about her and why she flinches when he moves fast, her reluctance to be touched and a few other things, he intuits that there's more to Danielle than meets the eye. She's also smarter than a paralegal who's never held a job should be. Then we meet Mal's father who the lowest of the the low. Rich, gloating and manipulative and gets off on rubbing Mal's face in his current situation. He also has dug enough to find out Danielle's story and uses that against her. Dani's ex husband is in jail and due to be released after he almost kills her, the abusive marriage made my stomach turn. She's got a sister who is a recovering addict still living in the south and they talk once a week. She doesn't tell her sister where or who she is. When the ex Alex gets out of jail, hell bent on revenge and I do mean revenge, he'll stop at nothing and no one to get to Danielle, this sets off a chain of events that keep you spell bound and turning pages. She and Mal get closer as well. The more things escalate the more protective he gets and the men step in also. That's all you'll get from me and that's almost too much. This book is a must read and I'm going to read the series now. This book is so well written that even reading out of order still works. I love Naima. The woman can write just about anything she wants and does it very well. The book gets a well deserved 4.9 from me. I highly recommend the book and the series. A huge thanks to Entangled for allowing me to review. **arc via NetGalley and Entangled in exchange for a fair review**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First by this author - won't be my last....
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I read this in no time. I couldn't put it down. I wanted more. I just loved it and loved Mal.
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While a fast read, it was a fun read. The characters were intriguing and there wasn't time wasted on the romance portion where the reader gets frustrate. The mystery kept you guessing and was nicely resolved at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, the secrets have gotten several people killed anb /or injured. Fear, terror and abuse can affect a person's decisions and that's the gist of this srory. A terrific read!
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DebbyReader More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. This is the first of the series that I read and it was OK to read it first. I enjoyed how she delved into the characters' personalities and how they got that way. They were believable. Maybe all the bad luck Danielle had was a little over the top.
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A good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed it. Want to read the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good love story. I would read something from thid author again.
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Read this series in order.
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Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
Loved it!  What a great story.  I couldn't put it down.  Sexy attorney, Malachim Jerrod and his new paralegal, Danielle Warren start out as employer and employee but quickly turn in to so much more.  Looks can be deceiving because Danielle is a little more than a paralegal, she is actually attorney, Elena Rainier.  Circumstances have forced her to change her identity but the past catches up to her eventually.  This story is full of mystery, intrigue, deception, lies, friendship, love, and loyalty.  There are some unexpected plot twists.  This was just an all-around great story from beginning to end.  I definitely look forward to reading more from this author.   Naima Simone has a certain style of writing that draws you into the story and doesn't let you go until the last page and leaves you wanting more.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Elena Rainier has had enough of her abusive husband. She does what's necessary to save her life. She disappears and starts a new life. Now she is Danielle Warren. Two year later she finds a job as a paralegal. Her employer is Malachim Jerrod. He is the exact opposite of Alex, her ex-husband. He is kind, patient and trust worthy even though he has known pain and rejection. Danielle can't find the peace and safety she craves. She is being stalked. Is it Alex? Has he found her? No one is safe from this stalker. First her friend and former employer is killed and then her sister. Mal immediately comes to her aid and she turns to him. Both acknowledge their deepest desire. They find comfort in each other's arms. Their attraction is strong but what will happen once he learns her secrets. Will they survive the ever present danger? This book is a wonderful sequel to Gabriel's story. The plot is filled with suspense and deadly surprises. The characters are strong people who have been hurt and betrayed by those close to them but have survived. Danielle and Malachim are a perfect couple and their romance is white hot. They protect and sustain each other. The suspense is non stop with many unexpected surprises. The ending shocked me. I never saw that final twist coming. Naima Simone has written a dynamite story. This book is a keeper. The series just keeps getting better!
KYBookmama More than 1 year ago
This is my first read by Naima Simone and definitely will not be my last! Her writing easily drew me in and I got caught up in the story!This seemed like a typical domestic abuse with ex-wife running but it wasn't. There were unexpected happenings along the way. Good suspense and romance. Looking forward to my next read by this author.