Secrets can get you killed in this latest riveting release in the SCVC Taskforce romantic suspense series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Misty Evans.
Well-renowned anthropologist and religious studies expert, Dr. Brooke Heaton, came face to face with evil as a ten-year-old, barely escaping a vicious, ritualistic serial killer. Now The Reverend, her childhood attacker, is hunting her once more, determined not to let her get away this time—and there’s only one man who can keep her alive.
Homeland Security agent Roman Walsh wants two things: to end The Reverend’s reign of terror, and to get the sexy Dr. Heaton into his bed. When the two goals collide, can he keep his own deadly secrets buried?
Agreeing to consult on The Reverend’s case, little does Brooke realize the emotional chunk it will carve out of her soul and the burning need Roman will ignite inside her. She’ll have one last chance to stop the killer, or the ghost from her past will get his cold-blooded revenge—on her and everyone she cares about—once and for all.
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Mysterious and Sexy
Deadly Secrets by Misty Evans is another fantastic romantic suspense full of mystery, passion, and lots of secrets. In this book we are not privy to the villain's point of view, which allows us try to solve the mystery along with the characters.
Roman and Brooke are interesting characters, however I didn't fall in love with the right away. They slowly grew on me which was a nice twist. Perhaps it was Brooke's cautious nature or Roman's polite assertiveness that made them more "real" and not like traditional romance characters. Whatever it was I finally fell in love with them about the time the clothes started coming off because boy can they make love! It was hot and sexy and real at the same time. It was cerebral sex, as Brooke talks about in the story when referencing her romance novels.
Speaking of romance novels, Evans' brilliant use of the heroine comparing her "real life" to that of a romance novel heroine was extremely fun. The fact that Evans used her own book - Operation Sheba - which happens to have my favorite romance couple was icing on the cake!
The ending to the mystery and learning the secrets all the characters harbored was nothing like I imagined (because I was coming up with plenty of explanations in my head!). When you read a lot of books you like to be surprised and I was in Deadly Secrets. If you are looking for a well written story with sexy characters, mystery, action and suspense, give Deadly Secrets a read.
Brooke had a secret from when she was a child. Roman needed her help to find a serial murderer. Could they be one and the same?
Clues that lead to that deduction, but a connection wasn't seen. What were they missing?
Could she trust him with her secret...was he telling her everything?
Working together brings out emotions that need to be explored. This and looking for the reasons of the murders has you turning on the light to read it into the wee hours of the morning.