Hot Secrets (Tall, Dark & Deadly #1)
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Hot Secrets (Tall, Dark & Deadly #1)

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  3,999 ratings  ·  378 reviews
Royce Walker, a former FBI Agent, who’s opened a private security firm with his brothers, has always had the hots for the prim, proper Assistant District Attorney, but considered her hand’s off because of a family connection. However, when danger threatens Lauren, he isn’t willing to stand by and watch her get hurt. Now the passion for survival is only rivaled by the passi...more
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Published January 24th 2012 by Lisa Renee Jones (first published January 23rd 2012)
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
This book is everything that I don't like in M/F romance, heck, romance in general.

The long haired (yuck), giant of a man comes and saves the "strong" woman (who is described as strong but snivels and makes stupid choices and relies solely on the man) from her predicament. The female MC is brunette, so naturally she isn't as attractive as her blond BFF (??), and she is shy and sexually repressed. The two have insta-lust, "love" in a few days, they stop the bad guy, and then trot into the sunset....more

3.5 Stars...

The perfect "plug & play" / "just add water" romance book.

Sure, I've read this storyline before. Sure, it was predictable. Sure, it was generic. But, I mean all those descriptions in the best way possible. I'm not going to get stuck thinking about what this book "means" and trying to find a life-changing message. I'll walk away from reading this having been entertained and having enjoyed myself. That's enough...and it's what Lisa Renee Jones does so well...

I really liked both th...more
Apr 10, 2013 Sherry marked it as to-read
Hot Secrets in another awesome read by author Lisa Renee Jones. If you have not read a book by this author you are in for a treat as she writes sizzling hot stories.
Lauren Reynolds is a tough assistant DA. Lauren spends most of her time working or attending media or charity events arranged by her father Senator Reynolds. Her father hopes to groom her to follow in his footsteps someday. Lauren's stepmother loves the glamour, and expects Lauren to be the doting daughter from this political family...more
Hot Secrets by Lisa Renee Jones
Book 1 Tall Dark & Deadly Series

Hot Secrets is the first in the tall, dark, and deadly series and is my first read from author Lisa Renee Jones. I enjoyed this sweet, hot, steamy romantic suspense novel. Lauren is an Assistant District Attorney and is known to work cases that are dangerous. She is tough as nails and keeps pushing even when there is known danger.

Royce Walker has always been attracted to Lauren and takes the opportunity to become more involved w...more
The first book in Lisa Renee Jones' Tall, Dark and Deadly series. Assistant District Attorney Lauren Reynolds is getting ready for a big case and is getting threats. Royce Walker steps up to the plate to protect her. But Lauren doesn't know that her father asked Royce to protect her.

A hot and steamy little number. It was a decent entertaining read but not fleshed out enough to really enjoy it.
3.75 Stars~ Royce and Lauren were all about chemistry in this well done romantic suspense. Royce is one of my fave hero types. I call it Alpha/Bossy but with lots of training potential;) I got a kick out of Lauren teaching him to ask, not tell. Also, when he would catch himself rephrasing things to keep from making her mad. I enjoyed the banter and the emotional warmth of the couple. They were hot together and fit well. I thought the wrap up at the end was very rushed/abrupt. The epilogue was a...more
Lee Anne - OMG! Spring is Finally Here!

Lisa Renee Jones is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors! Her stories are hot and suspenseful! The men are hot and the heroines are strong without being bitchy!

Lauren works high profile murder cases at the District Attorney’s Office. Royce is an ex-FBI agent who checks into threats made to Lauren as a favor to her dad. When they get thrown together, things get hot between the sheets!

I really liked Royce. He’s a hot alpha male who takes charge of situations and is a little bit (a lot) bos...more
3.5 Stars- Lisa Renee Jones is very talented and I have been very lucky to read several of her books to date. Each one I seem to love more than the next. I love a good mystery thriller with lots of steam. Lauren is an attorney, who is smart and tough and working her own way through life and trying to separate herself from her father's shadow. Her stepmother is the true wicked stepmother with her love for being a trophy wife, but Lauren knows the deal and accepts it at face value.

Lauren can't hel...more
Kat Morrisey
Holy alpha male, Batman! Royce is a bad ass. That really is all there is to say. Well, there is more. Like that he's hot. And he's got skills in the bedroom. And is seriously in love with the heroine and thinks she's just perfect. And he's protective. And just...awesome. *swoons*

What can I say, other than Royce rocks? Cause, yeah...he does.

And his brothers seem pretty awesome, too. I liked to see the interaction between the guys, and then the guys with Lauren. She wasn't used to alphas and thei...more
3 1/2 stars.

A well balanced story filled with all the goodies one could want. Romance, action , suspense, smexy hot moments and intrigue.

Likeable characters - fluent flowing storyline and an ending Im sure all the romantics out their will enjoy.

Enough suspense to keep the readers interest piqued to read on.

Im looking forward to reading more about the walker boys.. They are hot, bold, bossy and stong - yet caring and loving.

I enjoyed the Chemistry between Royce and Lauren.. Id like to have see...more
Lisa Renee Jones Hot Secrets is unfortunately short on secrets and very short on hot. I've read several Lisa Renee Jones books before and this one falls so far below the others that I have to wonder if it was the same author. There is a mystery here, a threat to a strong independent prosecutor who is drop dead gorgeous but yet incredibly reserved because she doesn't have enough time to have a life of her own. She is of course, also vulnerable and falls to pieces as the threat becomes more real....more
Jessica Brandon
Hot Secrets
Lisa Renee Jones

I give this book 5 hot secretive stars.....

This ARC was given by Lisa Renee Jones via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Lisa Renee Jones is by far one of my favorite authors. I am addicted to her IF I WERE YOU series and ESCAPING REALITY series as well. I can't believe I did not read this book sooner!

Royce Walker is the prefect alpha male hero in this book. He is one of the three Walker brothers that make up the security company that is in the IF I WERE YOU s...more
Trish Bedroom Bookworms
TrishswirlHot Secrets was a book I chose almost exclusively because I liked the name. What can I say? I'm easy. It wasn't exactly what I expected in both good and bad ways. I didn't think it was that hot (not bad, just not as hot as I'd hoped) but the mystery and suspense were great up until until the end. Unfortunately I found the ending a little underwhelming, so it didn't quite score as highly as I anticipated as I was reading. But it was still a fun romp.

Overall Rating: 3.5 stars- Worth a few minutes...more

I liked this book but it was almost too much like Secrets Exposed. Had I not read Secrets Exposed, I would have given this book a higher rating. I felt like, at times, the only difference between the two books were the character's names. I would have liked to see a more original storyline. I'm still interested in seeing what's next for the Walker Brothers and look forward to reading about Luke and Julie in the next book.
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Book Description

Assistant District Attorney Lauren Reynolds is used to getting hate mail in her line of work. She never had to take them too seriously until someone began leaving her cryptic notes threatening her life. With her life and career on the line, Lauren looks to former FBI agent and owner of a private security firm Royce Walker for his expertise and protection. Danger lurks around every corner and Royce refuses to let anything happen to his prim and sexy client. With his constant prote...more
3.5 stars

Lauren is a DA working on a capital murder case...Royce is the private security/bodyguard that unbeknownst to her has been hired by her father a powerful politician to dig into the threats surrounding him and see if Lauren is in danger.

When Lauren starts to receive strange calls on her land line at home, strange envelopes at her door and other unexplained incidents Royce knows the danger is real. Unfortunately he has sworn to keep Lauren in the dark and as they spend more time with eac...more
4 -4.5 stars!

This was a book that I read for a couple challenges and was also an ARC from the publisher that I read and reviewed!

Lisa Renee Jones is a go-to author for me now. This short novel was briskly and evenly paced and was a great start to a romantic suspense series. A lot of books that are labeled romantic suspense suffer from one of two things: predictable not-very-exciting plots and/or lack of romantic tension/poor love scenes. This one succeeded in both areas. It was a solid exciting...more
I wasn't sure what to expect with the synapses but I was surprised and pleased. The one thing that scared me the most was that Lauren wouldn't take the threats seriously and create a lot of unnecessary drama. However she doesn't and Royce although has his secrets from her, and will do anything to protect her....the "break-up" wasn't horrible to read.

Royce is your "alpha grumpy bear" and you can't help but wish you could be Lauren to experience his bossiness ;) He and his brothers own and operat...more
Review at Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks

Romantic suspense is a favorite genre of mine. You get the romance but also a mystery, some action and thrills. Hot Secrets, the first book in Lisa Renee Jones’ Tall, Dark & Deadly series, has some excellent action with enough possible villains to make it puzzling. It is a fairly short book, a quick and easy read.

Royce is a good guy. He’s one of those alpha males who has never had a real, lasting relationshi...more

Hot Secrets was kind of a hot mess. I read this whole book and still at the end of it all I'm not even sure who Royce really is, beyond the physical and what he does for a living, and how the heck Royce and Lauren came to love each other. I think there was a decent story here somewhere, but too many things fell short for me to really enjoy it. It went from an uptight lawyer with severe daddy issues wanting a one night stand to her spending virtually every waking moment with a guy she just met a...more
I received this for a honest review from
NetGalley. This book had some steam, suspense, love and spunk.

This is my first read by Lisa Renee Jones and the first book in the Tall, Dark and Deadly series. I will definitely read the other books.

Lauren is an ADA and is work on a death penalty case. She is a tough girl who doesn't give in too fear, until now. Someone wants her dead or at least scare her enough. But who, so many people to choose from.

Royce Walker is a former FBI agent and part owner of...more
Audrie Cruz-Sealey
Lauren is a lawyer who is dealing with a stalker. She feels that it comes with the territory but this time something is off…this is different.

While at a party for her father she meets up with an acquaintance…the HOT former FBI agent, Royce, who is now a in private security.

To Royce….Lauren has always seemed unattainable…she is a rich girl who wants to save the world and may not want someone with a sketchy past in her future. She wants someone who is going to make partner in some successful firm...more
THE HERO: Royce Walker—the oldest Walker brother and a former FBI Negotiator. The silent type, Royce urges others to talk, having learned there are far more rewards from listening than running his mouth. When he does speak, he doesn’t hold back, his opinions made readily available. He can be abrupt and tough, overbearing even. But none of this stops women from seeing the appeal of his rock hard six-foot-three frame and long, dark hair.

Royce Walker, a former FBI Agent, who’s opened a private secu...more
I picked up Hot Secrets as soon as it released, and wasn't surprised that I loved it. Lisa Renee Jones quickly became one of my favorite authors after I read The Legend of Michael. I've been reading through her back list, and I picked up Secrets Exposed, a romantic suspense was written in 2004 then released again with a new cover and title as a prequel to Hot Secrets. Ms. Jones announced that she was writing a new story that would feature a man we had met briefly in Secrets Exposed. That short s...more

Royce Walker is a whole lot of sexy. He has skills that make him perfect for protecting the innocent or those in danger. He gets asked to look into some threats to a senator's daughter and out of obligation agrees to see what he can find out. He finds himself with Lauren Reynolds the beautiful Assistant DA at her father the senator's birthday party. Not long after that he already finds himself providing her with protection. Lauren is one tough chick though and it takes a lot to rattle her. As th...more
Hot Secrets: Walker Brothers #1 (Tall, Dark and Dangerous)

By Lisa Renee Jones

Very hot, intense book. I loved it! This book started out with sexual tension, and carried it all the way through the book.

We start with an ADA Lauren Reynolds who is trying a death penalty case. Royce Walker one of the owners and operators of Walker Security walks into her life and falls in love, except he has a secret as to why he was there in the first place so he really isn’t supposed to fall in love with her.

Put a...more
This was a very cool little freebie from Lisa Renee Jones.
The first in the series...I think:/

So the Blurb:
Royce Walker, a former FBI Agent, who’s opened a private security firm with his brothers, has always had the hots for the prim, proper Assistant District Attorney, but considered her hand’s off because of a family connection. However, when danger threatens Lauren, he isn’t willing to stand by and watch her get hurt. Now the passion for survival is only rivaled by the passion burning between...more
Jaime Gray
I got this book for free from B&N on my Nook and it had some formatting issues. Mainly with spacing, or lack of spacing, which caused words to run together and form new and sometimes interesting words, but the missing spaces really didn't bother me or make the book hard to read. Just needs another pass through by an editor.

Overall I enjoyed the book. It was my first book by Lisa Renee Jones so I am not familiar with her writing style, but there was one thing that really bugged me. The chara...more
Rosarita Reader (iScream Books)
Midnight fantasies...
I'm a big Lisa Renee Jones fan, I love everything she writes. The men are always hot, the sex is always steamy, and the suspense always keeps me turning the pages. Hot Secrets was no different. Royce is a "big sexy, grizzly alpha of a man" who is still working on his 'bossy' issues. Lauren is a strong, confident, successful attorney prosecuting a high profile murder case. However; that confidence has been shaken in other areas of her life. There is fire in his eyes when he l...more
This was pretty good, Royce was an big old sexy Alpha male who was just doing a favor for the senator when he meets the senator's daughter and all bets are off. Lauren is a strong willed and independent woman working for the DA office. The sexual chemistry between these two was steamy. Chapter ten and chapter sixteen are hot. Sets up for at least two stories with Royce's brothers, Luke and Blake. All alpha all the time. Fine with me. My favorite part was after went all caveman on her and told he...more
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES, and is now in development by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland) for cable TV. In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today lists.

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