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Lie To Me (Black Opals #2)

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After helping to break up a Russian human trafficking ring as part of the CIA’s elite Black Opal team, Alexei Nikanova’s newest assignment is to rescue one of the stolen women and return her to her father. When he arrives in Dubai, he discovers his target is Sasha Zablosky—a woman he knows all too well, and who has haunted him ever since their one unforgettable night toget ...more
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Published July 2012 by Berkley heat
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Is it possible that there are people out there who haven't been reading this series? If you are one of them, you must rectify this immediately! Tori St. Claire has an amazing talent to tell a a story full of intrigue and suspense and even some action, with a great storyline and very plot driven, but packed full of explosive heat! LIE TO ME won't give you much of a chance to catch your breath and will have you panting for more!

How can love be found amidst
Undercover as one of CIA’s elite Black Opal team, Alexei Nikanova is working to stop a Russian human trafficking ring. His latest assignment puts him into the path of Sasha Zablosky, who he meets as Irina. Alexei turns her over to those that bought her, but for the first time in his life he is filled with regret.

Now two years later he is sent in to get Sasha, not realizing that she is the woman had dug her way under his skin. While Alexei will do anything to succeed in his newest mission, he is
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

When he reached her side once again and looked down into those troubled blue eyes, he knew he was lying to himself. He needed the strange, unacceptable feeling she aroused when he was buried deep inside her, the life her body breathed into his. He’d been dead for far too long.

Alexei starts off the story on a mission of rescuing all the women he put into a human trafficking ring while he was undercover as a member of the Black Opal’s. His latest rescue is
Alexei was undercover with a trafficking ring for years as a member of the CIA, hoping to find a way to bring the major players to justice. In the name of the greater good, he did some unspeakable things, but nothing has haunted him more than aiding in the sale of Sasha, a beautiful dancer who he slept with just before he betrayed her. Now the ring has been bust wide open and his new mission is to find a woman lost within the system and take her back to her father. Upon his arrival at the Sheik’ ...more
ツ Renée
A great read shrouded in mystery, deception, and betrayal. I loved it!

My heart ached for Alexei. He was consumed with so much self-loathing from his past and his role in the trafficking he fought against. He was a good man, but he had a stain on his soul from the atrocities he committed to protect his country.

Sasha was his destruction and his absolution. A mistaken mark he fell for years before, he finally had a chance to right his greatest wrong and grab the love and happiness he didn’t believe
Kati (Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance)
**Original review by Jamie posted at Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance**

Lie To Me is an incredible dark, erotic suspense book. It deals with human trafficking and an unlikely love that leaves you breathless as you follow along.

Alexei is an undercover operative that is in Russia dealing with human trafficking. His work finds him falling under the spell of a young woman but he is forced to do the unthinkable and sell her. While he tries his best, she is lost into the dark world of human traf
Lady Allison
In Tori St. Claire's latest romantic suspense adventure, we find Alexei Nikanova hooking up with the girl of his dreams, Irina...only to drug her & toss her in a van headed to Dubai so she can be sold into slavery via a human trafficking ring Alexei is a part of. When Irina (real name: Sasha Zablosky) wakes up from being knocked out & she finds out what Alexei is involved in...all she asks is that he doesn't dose her with the heroin he's got in his hand because she doesn't want to become ...more
Aug 21, 2012 Lisa rated it 4 of 5 stars
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This is my first Tori St Claire book. You never know what to expect when reading a new to me author. It's kind of exciting but a little scary because i hate finding that i don't care for the book. Don't we all want a winner when we read a book? Tori St Claire gives up a sexy, seductive, action packed book with Lie to Me! Both Sasha and Alexei ( love that name, so sexy) have some pretty big inner demons raging around in their heads. Unfortunately neither one really tells the other one the black p
Marquetta (LoveToReadForFun)
The Black Opals series is a super sexy, super suspenseful series. I really enjoyed the first book, Stripped, and worried that Lie to Me wouldn't be as good as Stripped. Thank goodness my worries were unfounded.

Alexei and Sasha's road back to each other is one wrought with lies, deception and mistrust. But underneath all of that, they are drawn to each other. The connection is beyond physical even though Alexei does not want his attachment to Sasha to go any further than that. Alexei is a very da
This was my first book from Tori St. Claire. And yes, I picked up the second book in the series first. I’m notorious for that. The only issue I had with picking up the second book first, I wasn’t sure why the hero was a bad guy why he became good. I wish I knew a little bit more of the background because I love a redeemed bad guy. What I loved about this story is how sexy it started almost immediately. Alexei and Sasha can’t deny their attraction to each other and the baggage they have in their ...more
Guilty Pleasures
Rhys' review posted on Guilty Pleasures

Sasha Zablosky first meets Alexei when she takes the alias of Irina and hides out in a strip club in Russia. Sasha used to work for the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, but time has hardened her so much that getting out of the business was her only option. After months of trying to move on, finding a quite place to wallow seemed like the only option left for her. Accepting her fate was just the first step for Sasha to create a new life, o
Betsy James
Not quite sure what I expected when I received this book as a Goodreads First-Reads winner. The back of the book categorizes the story as "erotic, romantic suspense" and well, at least St. Claire got the "erotic" part down right.
Now, I almost gave this book three stars because the writing was quite impressive, especially in the numerous scenes of intimacy throughout. Trust me, every last detail is described and perfected in that aspect; nothing is left to the imagination there. However, the att
Vanessa  Pham
Tori St. Claire.

I will never forget this name. Just like how I won't forget E.L James, Monica James, Veronica Roth, Sylvia Day, Pepper Winters, T.R Graves, Algeatha Romi, Colleen Hoover, and you get the point. But Tori St. Claire stands among them.

Tori St. Claire has to be one of the best well rounded authors I know. She has a great writing style, very unique and interesting plots, and gorgeous gorgeous covers.

What I really love about this series so far is how it progressively gets better.

Rachel at theJeepDiva
I did not realize that this was number two in the series until after I finished it. This story had a lot in it. The book was well written and the length was good. There are two instances of M/F/M ménage also. My problem with the story was that even though I did like the book it wasn’t one that I had to finish right away. It didn’t pull me in for the ride and not let go. Because of this I am giving this 3.5 stars. It was better than average but not quite a must read for me.

Sasha and Alexei both h
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Tori St. Claire has fast become a must-read author for me! Her dark and seductive, Black Opal series continues with the eagerly anticipated second installment, Lie To Me.

As part of the CIA’s elite Black Opal team, Alexei Nikanova, has seen his fair share from the corrupt side of humanity and has first-hand experience participating in that gritty life for the greater good. But one memory has stuck with him throughout all of the darkness he has had to sift through in his career, and that is the m
Undercover as one of CIA’s elite Black Opal team members , Alexei Nikanova is working to stop a Russian human trafficking ring. Here he meets Sasha Zablosky, also under an alias. A week of hot loving and he turns her over to the trafficking ring. With much remorse.

He is fuelled with regret after what he had done, and after two years he is sent to retrieve her. She has been in his thoughts and Sasha brings out all the emotions within him, a week was not enough. But finds his need to succeed in t
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Back Opal team member Alexei Nikanova has been sent on a mission to rescue a woman in Dubai and to return her unharmed to her father. He is unaware that the woman he is about to rescue is Sasha Zablosky. Sasha and Alexei are well acquainted; only Alexei knows her as Irina, the woman he betrayed in more ways than one and whom he has never forgotten. Can she find it in her heart to forgive him or are the lies and deceit just too m
Living in a sordid world of lies and deception, Alexei has one lovely week with a beautiful woman, Irina. She is the only woman to have ever stirred him by giving herself whole-heartedly to him right up until the time he betrays her and sells her into slavery. As he prepares to turn her over to the slavers, he holds her and feels the deepest level of regret that will haunt him afterwards.

Sasha has been sold into slavery, but by some happenstance, hers is not a harsh lot. The middle son of the sh

Alexei and Sasha are two tortured souls. My heart went out to both of them. They have been placed in impossible situations through no fault of their own, but it's up to them to get out of it without losing their lives in the process. Love is the last thing they expect, but that just adds to their problems.

This story has it all - adventure, drama, betrayal, romance and very hot sex...let me repeat...very hot sex (it nearly melted my Kindle!) So, if that's not your thing, you shouldn't read this b
Aug 25, 2012 Emily rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Very Mature Adults
Recommended to Emily by: First Reads/Giveaway
First Reads

I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads' Giveaway.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Generally, this genre is something I'm not a fan of, but I really like Lie to Me.

I thought the romance was intense and my nerves remained on edge the whole time; good nerves that is.

It was such a thrilling read and extremely sensuous. This was definitely a delicious treat for my senses.

I have no complaints.

Happy Reading!

I received this book as a good reads first reads winner. The erotic was wow...very descriptive. Fifty shades of grey author should take notes lol. Aside from the eroticism I wasn't compelled to finish this book it didn't grab me. It was a good book but I wasn't excited throughout the book I usually finish books in a day if it's really good but it took me a few days to read it.
Christina Davis
I was fortunate enough to have won a copy of this book from GoodReads First Reads Giveaways, and I have found a wonderful new author to read! This is the kind of story I love, the character Alexei is gorgeous and damaged and he is rescuing Sasha. This is a great erotic romance novel!
This book was a quick read. While I enjoyed reading the book, I felt Sasha and Alexei's characters could have been developed a bit more. I'm interested in reading the other books in this series.
Mandi Schreiner
This one is dark, violent and very sexy. I enjoyed. A little confused as to the plot sometimes..but I enjoyed the tortured nature of the hero.

Review to come

Dark, gritty, sizzling set-your-panties-on-fire hot! Black Opal series has become my favorite romantic suspense series of 2012. I can't wait for Misha's book next!
Pretty unbelievable that the heroine forgave the hero so easily for selling her into sex trade, but still, erotic, sexy & adventurous.
Dawn Kunda
Intense suspense with a lot of conflict for the characters to unravel. Well written.
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