A deadly secret can't stay buried forever . . .
Revenge. It's the only thing that will help Anya Best sleep at night. The serial killer who murdered her sister is on the loose, and Anya will stop at nothing to put him behind bars-even use herself as bait to lure him out of hiding. But she can't do this alone.
Private investigator Heath Jones's job is to bring bastards to justice. This time it's personal. He knew the Copper Killer's latest victim so when her sister asks for his help, he's all in. But when Anya uses the media to taunt the killer, she exposes Heath's identity, putting them both in jeopardy. Now, secrets buried long ago are coming to light and the forces determined to destroy him are watching Heath's every move, waiting to exact their own revenge. And they'll use anything and anyone to get to Heath.
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Genetically enhanced brothers with a revenged-minded sadistic sheriff and a psycho scientist on their tail going after a serial killer at the side of a victim’s sister. Love the author and the premise of the series so I dove right in for the action-packed romantic suspense.
Lethal Lies is book two in the Blood Brothers’ series which happens to be a spin-off of the Sins Brothers series. This one could be read out of order or standalone with the caveat that the reader is okay knowing its part of an on-going series. But my advice? Go back and start with the Sins Brothers and keep right on moving forward for all the fab stories.
So, Lethal Lies is Heath’s book. It follows on the heels of Ryker’s story and picks up with one of the secondary story lines in the previous book when Heath was called in to work with Feds and locals to track down a serial killer. In this story, one of the FBI goes in as bait and is killed and her sister wants revenge… so she goes in as bait and she takes Heath right on in with her when she stands before the TV cameras challenging the killer and declaring Heath her fiance.
So here’s the thing. I enjoyed the overall story because I love these growly alpha male brothers that the author writes and their story of beating their atrocious pasts and trying to move on with Dr. Madison and the sheriff on their tail. But, the heroine on the other hand… I wasn’t a fan. Anya, the heroine has spunk, but yeah… that’s about all I admire about her. My jaw dropped when she threw Heath, nearly a stranger, into the path of a serial killer to get revenge for her sister’s murder (and the revenge is mostly because Anya feels guilt). Then each time he preaches common sense and safety at her she emotionally blackmails him into letting her continue to dangle them as bait. Even after she finds out bad people are coming after Heath and his family, she still insists. She tells him to leave her and run, but come on, she had to know he wasn’t going to let her get herself tortured and killed by a serial killer if he let her lie to the media about their relationship stand and helped her stand up to the FBI who wanted to put her in protective custody. I just… no, selfish. Couldn’t care if she got into trouble and didn’t care about the romance.
But, the ongoing story of the brothers staying ahead of the sheriff and the doctor and engaging with other genetically enhanced super soldiers that belonged to the doctor? That was great stuff. Things are coming to an exciting head as the third brother gets his story next.
Even though this one wasn’t a favorite though still not bad, I still love the series and recommend it to romantic suspense fans who loved fast action and alpha heroes.
My thanks to Forever for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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