Secrets and Sins: Malachim (A Secrets and Sins Novel) by Naima Simone
Looking like sin and smelling like trouble…
Boston attorney Malachim Jerrod doesn't trust anyone. His father and his ex-fiancé taught him that hard lesson. So when a beautiful stranger arrives on his doorstep his first reaction is to back away--far away. Danielle Warren wants a job, but his law business is falling apart, and her credentials are bare-bones at best. Still, there's something about her that, try as he might, he's unable to resist. The vulnerability in her soft voice? The way she flinches when he gets too close? The yearning he sees mirrored in her eyes when she looks at him?
She's the last thing he needs…
Two years ago, Danielle barely escaped alive from her powerful and abusive ex-husband. Now her ex is out of prison, and he's coming for her. She knows she must leave her new job and run. Disappear--to keep herself and those she loves safe. Including her sexy boss, who has sparked feelings in her heart she never thought she'd feel again. Yet, she can't help but wonder...should she let down her guard and trust Malachim with the truth?
But the only one he desires.
Working together brings them closer than ever--but reveals secrets and sins best left buried in the past. Their lives and their passionate love at stake, Danielle and Malachim must fight to survive to grasp the future of their dreams.
Loved it! What a great story. I couldn't put it down. Sexy attorney, Malachim Jerrod and his new paralegal, Danielle Warren start out as employer and employee but quickly turn in to so much more. Looks can be deceiving because Danielle is a little more than a paralegal, she is actually attorney, Elena Rainier. Circumstances have forced her to change her identity but the past catches up to her eventually. This story is full of mystery, intrigue, deception, lies, friendship, love, and loyalty. There are some unexpected plot twists. This was just an all-around great story from beginning to end. I definitely look forward to reading more from this author. Naima Simone has a certain style of writing that draws you into the story and doesn't let you go until the last page and leaves you wanting more.
The authors ability to paint a screen with her words is amazing. But I couldn’t give this no more than 3 stars. There was more internal dialogue than actual interactions. I found myself scrolling (reading on my iPhone) through a lot until I saw the quotes. However this isn’t my first book from the author. I throughly enjoyed the WAGs series. Which came out after this book.