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Hot Secrets (Tall, Dark, and Deadly Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Renee Jones
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (216 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Other books in the series:
  • Bonus book with Royce Walk -- SECRETS EXPOSED -- OUT NOW
The Walker Brothers...

Tall, dark, and deadly, these three brothers run Walker security. Each brother is unique in his methods and skills, but all share key similarities. They are passionate about those they love, relentless when fighting for a cause they believe in, and all believe that no case is too hard, no danger too dark. Dedication is what they deliver, results are their reward.


Royce Walker, a former FBI Agent, who's opened a private security firm with his brothers, has always had the hots for the prim, proper Assistant District Attorney, but considered her hand's off because of a family connection. However, when danger threatens Lauren, he isn't willing to stand by and watch her get hurt. Now the passion for survival is only rivaled by the passion burning between them. And that passion, might just be the death of them both.

He scooted her off his lap and settled down on the floor in front of her, his hands sliding up Lauren's calves, to her knees that she'd primly pressed together. The heady scent of her perfume, her home, her very feminine presence, seeped into his senses.

She stared down at him, a soft 'doe in headlights' look on her face. "Royce?" His name was a soft plea on her lips, filled with uncertainty. He'd confused her, sent her mixed messages, in his effort to do what was right.

He felt like a wolf, a hungry wolf who wanted to devour this woman, and there was no way that didn't show in his eyes, no way the energy, the need he felt for her, didn't radiate off of him.

"You're beautiful," he said, softly, calmly, when the rage of hormones inside him was anything but. He kissed her knees, one and then the other, reaffirming his decision to let her pleasure be his tonight. "And I'm going to show you how much I mean that."
She swallowed hard, her delicate, kissable throat bobbing with the action. "I'm not sure I know what that means."

He brushed her dress up her thighs. "You will," he promised and kissed her delicate little knee again.
She laughed - a nervously feminine sound. "I'm not sure I know what that means either."

"You don't need to know what it means," he said, his fingers tracing the lace of her thigh high pantyhose, the sexy lingerie choice confirming what he'd always suspected. Lauren might be prim and proper on the outside, but there was a sensual woman beneath the exterior who wanted to come out and play - and he wanted to be the man who she played with. He wanted to be that man tonight, but no matter how tempting that might be, tonight wasn't the night. But he'd be damned if he'd allow her to doubt his desire for her, his absolute, complete attraction to her. "You just need to know how it feels." His hands slipped inside her thighs, easing her legs apart, his lips trailing a path up one of them.

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About the Author

Booklist says: Jones' suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann. 
Other books by Lisa Renee Jones 
Lisa writes for Blaze and has a dancer reality show trilogy beginning August 17th with WATCH ME. She also writes for Sourcebooks Casablanca and her May release THE DANGER THAT IS DAMION is out now! 
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  • 3 Book box set $2.9
Tall, Dark, and Deadly
  • Secrets Exposed -- the prelude to the series-- out now -- $2.99
  • Hot Secrets - out now - $2.99
  • Dangerous Secrets -- out now! Also $2.99
  • Beneath the Secrets -- Coming Soon!
The Underground Guardians: 
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All three stories

Product Details

  • File Size: 459 KB
  • Print Length: 197 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0985817038
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0071BY3KE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,538 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Action and Romance: Loved It! February 5, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
As posted on The Smutty Kitty:

Hot Secrets by Lisa Renee Jones 5 out of 5 Licks

A yummy new series about a group of brothers who have formed their own security business-Walker Security. I love knowing there will be more books in a series!! And hot damn I really enjoyed this one!! Another suspense where I wasn't immediately sure who the bad guy was. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep this one very interesting. I loved the heat between Royce and Lauren. They started with a spark and it built to a full inferno. The sex scenes were minimal but what was there was really hot. I loved seeing the demanding Royce trying to control his dominance around Lauren. It was very sweet. A great book full of adventure and twists and turns. I can't wait to see where the series goes from here! I was upset that there is a prequel out that I haven't read yet. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a hard-core freak about reading books in order. I will fix that as soon as I can though. I am ashamed to admit this is the first book by Ms. Jones that I've read but I have others by here that I'm starting right now!

Here check out a snippet from Jones' website:

THE HERO: Royce Walker--the oldest Walker brother and a former FBI Negotiator. The silent type, Royce urges others to talk, having learned there are far more rewards from listening than running his mouth. When he does speak, he doesn't hold back, his opinions made readily available. He can be abrupt and tough, overbearing even. But none of this stops women from seeing the appeal of his rock hard six-foot-three frame and long, dark hair.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SO LOVED!!!!! February 10, 2012
By Kelly
Format:Kindle Edition
The Walker Brothers are to die for yummy. Who doesn't like a set of brothers who are tough, good looking and willing to put their life on the line to protect others.

In Hot Secrets (book 1 in the Tall, Dark & Deadly series) we are introduced to Royce Walker, the oldet Walker Brother and attorney Lauren Reynolds. Royce has been hired to look into threats against Lauren's life. But he can't tell Laruen that he has been hired to protect or who hired him.

Once Royce meets Lauren face to face he finds that he wants more than just to protect her, he just plan wants her. Royce is willing to go to any lengths to keep Lauren safe from anyone who may want to hurt her. But who is going to protect his heart from Lauren?

This was a great book. I am really enjoying the romantic suspense genre these days. Lisa does a wonderful job of always keeping me guessing about who is the bad guy in this book. I am normally pretty good at guessing who done it. I didn't want to put this book down until I got to the very end. And I am so looking forward to the next book in this series.

Thanks you Lisa for writing such a wonderful story and thank you for allowing me to read and review this story for you.

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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read April 22, 2012
By caitb
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
After reading some of the previous reviews regarding typos, I was a little concerned about buying this book. I was pleased to see that the problems must have been corrected because my copy did not include the many errors that others had commented about.
As for the story it's self, I was also pleased. The story has good balance between romance, suspense and even a little mystery. I did have a few minor issues but none that kept me from turning to the next page. First, the writer implies that the main characters have meet before it is never discussed and leaves you wondering about the history of these two characters. And although the writer does an acceptable job wrapping up the story I would have liked to know what the "Blackmail" was.
All in all this was a good read that I am glad I took a chance on!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This was not good at all April 22, 2013
By cgirl25
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Hot Secrets is the first installment of the Tall Dark and Deadly series by Lisa Renee Jones. Here Lauren an assistant D.A. is being stalked/watched by a mysterious character. Her father a state senator with bigger political ambitions employs Royce Walker who is an ex FBI agent and part of Walker Security owned by him and his two younger brothers. Royce is supposed to investigate the threats against Lauren who is about to go to trial with a high profile murder case and he winds up falling for her while trying to protect her. The first few chapters of this book were good enough to warrant a purchase. I was so totally wrong. Uhm, I'm no expert but did the author check out after chapter five? First, when did a weekend consist of three days. I only ask because this was the timeline of the first part of the book. Second ,there were common spelling errors know instead of known, republic instead of republican. When you publish a book with your name on it wouldn't you have it proofread first? Third, nothing happened to even justify this being called romantic/suspense or action packed. Yes the actual person who was trying to kill the main character was revealed at the last minute and the double twist was predictable at best. Lastly if the story was to truly be complete it probably needed more of a plot. It was too short to actually accomplish anything. I'm hoping for the sake of all that is not completely dumb in this world that the set of books that the author has optioned for a tv show on Starz is not as gratuitous as this one was. Overall I think that Jones is a good writer but she needs to craft stories with more action and fresher plot twists, otherwise your left with a mediocre attempt at a hit literary series. Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Started out strong but the heroine really turned me off towards the end with her whiny behavior. 3 stars
Published 10 days ago by SheReviews69
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good read/re-read. Lisa Renee Jones is one of my ...
Hot, sexy, what more could you want? Very good read/re-read. Lisa Renee Jones is one of my favorites.
Published 19 days ago by Lisa Downs
2.0 out of 5 stars Hot Secrets
Hot Secrets is a take it or leave it kind of romance for me. I didn't dislike it, but I can't really say that I did like it either. I read it, it's over, and now I'll be moving on. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Angie
4.0 out of 5 stars Yummy alpha male! Need I say more?
Loved this book , easy pleasant read, your basic damsel in distress , but this damsel has grit , and her hero is a hot alpha male kind of like an m and m , hard candy coating with... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Linda Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Best read in quite some time!
More than just black and white in this book. Besides a good story it's the injection of descriptive little things that brings color and life to the settings and characters one... Read more
Published 2 months ago by bear cub
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great book
Published 2 months ago by smoser
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Great romantic suspense! I'm looking forward to reading more in the Tall, Dark, and Deadly Series! I love the Walker brothers already.
Published 2 months ago by Rhonda
2.0 out of 5 stars really dumb plot devices
This entire book was TSTL. MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD:

1. As mentioned in previous reviews, this book had some major grammar errors. I don't think it was edited at all. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Anon
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!!
I chose this rating because this book was super easy to read and to fall in love with Talk Dark and Deadly Royce... The suspense also made it addictive..
Published 2 months ago by Femenina
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome story
Read this book in a day.. Loved Royce, can't wait to read more on the Walker brothers, in this mouth watering series!!
Published 3 months ago by Robin h. Soprano
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More About the Author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES,and has now in development for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland). In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today lists.

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.

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