Title: Deadly Secret
Author: Tara Thomas
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Publication Date: March 27, 2018
Page Count: 320
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
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…
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SHE KNOWS THE TRUTH IS IN REACH
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…
BUT THE CLOSER SHE GETS
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…
THERE IS NOWHERE LEFT TO RUN…
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?
Deadly Secret by Tara Thomas is the second full length novel in the romantic suspense Sons of Broad series. There were also three prequel novellas to the series that featured one couple then the first installment moved to the first of three Benedict brothers and his significant other. Now we’ve moved onto Knox Benedict and his wife, Bea.
While the main characters in the series keep changing as it goes on the series has an underlying plot that continues on with each story so it would be best enjoyed to just start at the beginning of it all. The author is also keeping previous lead characters involved in the books so those that do start at the beginning will be updated on where they are as the story moves forward in each book in the series.
Now as far as this installment of the series I’d have to say that it had a set up that I do enjoy with the main couple having a past so while the books are very fast paced it doesn’t feel as if it’s an insta-love when they were already married and coming back together. Of course in Bea and Knox’s case it sounds a bit like they rushed into things in the past but there was still something already there when we join them which made me a bit more comfortable with their chemistry and a bit more believability.
I would warn readers that absolutely hate cliffhangers thought that Tara Thomas has certainly done that yet again. She’s doing a great job tying all the books together and keeping the action intense with each read but again when finished I felt there is just so much left and would love to move onto the next book right away but it’s unfortunately not here yet to enjoy just yet.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Tara Thomas’s love of books and writing started as a child and though she wanted to be an author, she decided a degree in science was more practical. After fifteen years in the pharmaceutical industry, she returned to her first love and hasn’t looked back since.
She writes erotic romance as Tara Sue Me. Her Submissive Series novels have been on both the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller lists. Her novel THE MASTER earned a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, was awarded Best Romance of 2016 from Best Book Awards, and is a 2017 RITA Finalist for Best Erotic Romance.