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on May 14, 2013
This book is about the three Walker brothers who all had their own careers but left them and created a security firm.
Book 1, "Hot Secrets"
This is Royce Walker's story, a former FBI agent, who has always been secretly in love with Assistant District Attorney Lauren Reynold. Doing Lauren's father who is a US senator a favor, he starts protecting her without her knowing it. Her father is afraid that if she knew she would refuse protection. Lauren hasn't yet realized that she is being stalked but gradually the threats increase and she is happy that Royce is there to protect her. However, soon she finds out that Royce has been engaged by her father and of course she is devastated and believes that Royce is nothing else than another man who wants to take advantage of her.
Very formulaic suspense romance that doesn't offer any unexpected developments. At certain moments the plot seemed to be rushed and poorly elaborated, clearly not reaching its full potential. However, the main characters were likeable and there was definitely some hot chemistry between them.
Book 2, "Dangerous Secrets"
Julie Harrison, Lauren's best friend (Book 1), is a very successful divorce lawyer, whose present case is Judge Moore's divorce. One day her client's wife bursts into her office, telling her that she knows "things" about her soon-to-be-ex that would put Julie's life in danger. Julie is shocked but right now her biggest problem is how to get back to her home town, where she is a bride's maid to Lauren's wedding. However, everything goes wrong: her flight is cancelled last minute, she feels observed and all of a sudden she bumps into her ex-lover Luke.
Again very formulaic and without any surprises. Julie's "fears" were after some time a bit tiresome, especially because they weren't further elaborated. In general this book, as the previous one, made a very rushed impression. What a pity, because the potential was definitely there.
Book 3 "About secrets exposed"
Well, there are 3 Walker brothers, aren't there? So why is the third book in this box not about the last brother? Especially because he seems to have the most interesting story?!!!
This book was about successful lawyerLindsey Paxton. Although she has achieved a successful verdict of not guilty for her client, who is a sex offender, he rapes and kills another woman only one day after the trial. Lindsey is shattered, she makes a change in her career and starts working for the FBI. However, her father is seriously ill and somebody must run his law firm. Lindsey takes some time off from the agency to contact Mark Reeves, her father's former partner and ask him to run the firm. But he doesn't want to ..... but finally...................
There was nothing special about this last book in the box. The plot was predictable and badly elaborated. Serious characteristics that shaped for instance Lindsey's character and behavior were only implied instead of fleshed out. The villain was completely unexpected, not because the plot was crafted accordingly, but because the author chose to use this specific character, just like that. As if it wouldn't be necessary to introduce and elaborate this trait of the book accordingly.
If you're looking for a pleasurable and thoughtless pastime this might be your choice.