Thursday, June 21, 2018

✱✱ Book Review ✱✱ Deadly Secret by Tara Thomas

Deadly Secret
Sons of Broad #2
by Tara Thomas

In the sultry streets of Charleston, one family, ruled by its powerful, take-no-prisoners sons, has risen to the top. But a merciless enemy is out to destroy them…and everyone they hold close…

As a lawyer and aspiring Congresswoman, Bea likes to keep things professional. But she’s hired to investigate past dark secrets embedded in the Benedict business empire—and as secret wife to Knox Benedict, the job is about to become even more personal…
Knox is the moral backbone of the Benedict family, but even a modern-day saint can have a mysterious side. He’s out to win back his estranged secret wife—but getting close to her again could destroy them both…
As Bea and Knox dig up the truth, Bea falls deeper and deeper into danger. Someone close by is watching her—and waiting to kill. Can Knox save the woman he loves from the enemy out to destroy them? And can their marriage survive the deadliest secret of all?

Momma Says: 3 stars⭐⭐⭐
I finished the first book in this series with a middle of the road feeling. I liked the suspense, but wasn't impressed with the romance. I did enjoy the romance here even though Bea was thoroughly infuriating in the beginning. Her reasons for pushing Knox away were valid, but her attempts only put both of them in more danger, rather than accomplishing her goal. This one hits the ground running with the continuing story from the first book. There's no gentle easing in and while there are some tidbits of info about what's going on, reading in order is a must. We do get some interesting twists - one big one that is pretty obvious if you're paying attention. The biggest drawback for me lay in the actions of Bea and Knox. Bea is a lawyer, which would suggest some level of maturity, but her actions and the number of warning bells she overlooks would suggest otherwise, and Knox isn't much better. It would be different if the reader is aware of something that the character knows nothing about, but when Bea clearly knows she's in danger and blatantly ignores warnings, that's just frustrating and a bit unbelievable. That aside, the building tension of the suspenseful nature is good, especially where The Gentleman is concerned. That part of the story did continue to hold my interest, so I will be checking out the next in the series to see where it all goes and how so many things tie in together.

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