by Lora Leigh
Thank you to the publishers and Netgalley for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
Published: 1st September 2015
Title: Wicked Lies
Author: Lora Leigh
Published By: ST. Martians Press
Book: #2 of the Men of Summer
Genre: Adult Romance
Rating: 2 Voodoos
HE’S TEMPTING FATE
Jazz Lancing is the stuff of legends. A mountain-bred ex-Navy SEAL with rugged dark looks, a tall muscled frame, and gorgeous blue eyes, he can have any woman he wants in the state of Tennessee. Except Annie Mayes. The beautiful, innocent teacher refuses to fall for Jazz because she’s hiding a secret more powerful than her own temptation …
SHE’S IN TOO DEEP
Jazz knows that Annie isn’t who she says she is-that she’s lying about her identity, her past, and her motives. But can she be trusted? Little does he know Annie has been craving his kiss for years, dreaming that Jazz would take her in his arms and save her from her demons. But telling Jazz the truth could put both of them in peril. In this deadly game of danger, deceit, and darkness, is desire worth the risk of losing…everything?
I requested this book because I’ve read some of her Breeds series and I was under the impression I rather enjoyed them. When I Read this I had to check that it was indeed the same author and then I had to check the books that I own to compare because I was so confused. Turns out I didn’t enjoy the Breeds series as much as I first thought, but that my confusion wasn’t so misplaced. This was terribly written and I’m hoping it’s because it’s an un-corrected proof copy and that this will be at least semi-addressed in editing. The main issues I had were the contradictory sentences and the ones that were tripled in length with all the unnecessary descriptors.
I didn’t put down the book though, because I really wanted to find out what happened and how she was managing to hide. She’d been there two years before they decided to fully investigate her and she was hiding with hair dye and coloured contacts. Ok, you can look vastly different by doing this, but in this case, not different enough. Apart from this though, I was highly curious about whodunit and there was always the possibility that a lot of what was off was partly because this was book 2. I don’t think I’ll continue with this series despite it’s potential, but I might just go back an read the Breed series again, now that there are more of them.