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Kiss and Tell (T-FLAC #2)

4.03  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,589 Ratings  ·  134 Reviews
She was looking for adventure.

Marnie Wright has seen more than her fair share of testosterone. Growing up with four overly protective brothers was one thing. Now a mountain man named Jake Dolan has invaded a peaceful day of soul-searching at her grandmother's secluded cabin. Sure, she was trespassing on his private property, but did he have to pull a gun on her? There's mo
Published July 10th 2007 by Ballantine Books (first published 2000)
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Dec 04, 2011 Dina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now I know why I left this book collecting dust on my TBR pile for more than 5 years! Overall, it wasn't a bad book but the first half did drag a bit. I only persevered because many readers whose opinion I trust said it was worth it. Am I glad I did? Well, let's just say I don't regret reading the book...

Jake was the typical alpha hero who had been "burned by love" and betrayed by friends, so he had serious trusting issues. Hiding in his mountain lair while trying to understand who betrayed him,
Jul 13, 2008 Eastofoz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers who like romantic suspense "lite"
The first half of this book is a looooong and drawn out 3 star but the second half is a quick and perky 4 star that thankfully makes up for that tedious first half ;D

I’d say that those initial 150 pages just have the h/h going around in circles and as a reader you're wondering when something "good" is going to happen. It does set the stage but I thought it could have been done better.

The heroine, Marnie, is sooooooo annoying. The author does such a great job at making her sound like a ditzy ch
Beanbag Love
Sep 08, 2009 Beanbag Love rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For some reason, suspense romance is appealing to me right now. I've read recommendations for Cherry Adair for a while now, so I finally decided to give her a try.

Kiss and Tell is actually the second book in her T-FLAC series, but I started with it because the first book had far fewer stars and was actually written a long time before this second installment. I definitely didn't feel like I was missing anything by skipping the first so I guess I made the right decision.

This story is based on one
Feb 21, 2008 Kathrynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romantic Suspense Readers
Recommended to Kathrynn by: Auntee
Book #2 in the T-FLAC series and it was WONDERFUL. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book. Great action, lots of romance and funny (at times). I thought the book was well written and had wonderful characters--including Marnie's overprotective brothers.

Loved the dog!

I see that book #3, "Hide and Seek" is with Marnie's brother, Kyle.

May 19, 2013 Nina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-adult, 2-star
Completely unremarkable, downright silly in some parts.
Although I guess it's a good thing that I can still remember that absurd techno-dungeon. Or maybe not.

*3,5 stars*

This book was much more better than The Mercenary. Contrary to the first book, here I liked both MC. I even liked Duchess, the dog.

Jane Stewart
Sep 25, 2010 Jane Stewart rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not entertaining enough and didn't enjoy reading about heroine.

There was no interesting interaction. There was nothing interesting about the personalities or characters. The only thing that attracted Marnie to Jake was chemistry, a biological reaction to his smells, etc. that she had never experienced before. She was so drawn to him that she couldn't help herself. She did everything she could think of to get him to have sex with her. He finally did. The side story is that assassins are after him
Ana T.
This was my first book by this author, it has been in my TBR pile for quite a while and to be honest I don’t remember why I got it. I had a hard time determining what kind of story it was. It could be a romantic suspense but the truth is that it lacked on the suspense part so I’ll just call it a contemporary romance.

She was looking for adventure.

Marnie Wright has seen more than her fair share of testosterone. Growing up with four overly protective brothers was one thing. Now a mountain man named
Kiss and Tell
3 Stars

Jake Dolan lives a seemingly quiet life minding his own business until the day he catches Marnie Wright trespassing on his property. Marnie is used to testosterone given her four brothers, but now she is thrust into a world of danger and intrigue with only a stranger to keep her grounded.

The gripping chemistry between the main characters does not quite compensate for the mediocre and excessively drawn out plot.

Jake is a lonely and paranoid yet endearing hero w
Andrea Hussey
Oct 27, 2013 Andrea Hussey rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The longhaired mountain man thing sounded good in theory. I expected a quiet, rugged type who liked the outdoors. But what I got is a run of the mill “hard” guy who is emotionally and verbally abusive. He’s already shot her down in the manner of a Diana Palmer male—rude, insensitive, and abusive, saying he doesn’t want her, she’s not his type, etc. That just makes me dislike him. You don’t treat people like that and talk to people that way—aside from being wrong it’s about as far from romantic a ...more
Oct 02, 2012 Jodi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-read
This is not a new book and had I read it a decade ago I would have loved it. What's changed? Adair has become a better writer in the last decade. Marnie Wright and Jake Dolan strike sparks from their first seconds and that's the only thing that doesn't ring true in this story. Or at least doesn't make sense. There is physical attraction and lust and then there is electricity and these two have it. But Marnie acts so out of character for herself and doesn't feel embarassed about it even though it ...more
I really liked this book. It was much better than #1, The Mercenary. In fact, don't even bother with The Mercenary - It was a real dud. The Kiss and Tell plot was interesting, the action riveting and the romance hot.

Marnie has some decisions about her life to make. She goes up to he Grammy's cabin in the California Sierras for the weekend to figure some things out. While there she meets a foul tempered neighbor, Jake who is all over her for trespass. The only nice thing about him is that Duches
Feb 11, 2008 July rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: home-library
Jake Dolan is minding his buisness in his underground retreat when his alarms goes off. When he looks on his monitors all he sees is a over grown dog. But when the dog moves there is a small petite woman who sits down and starts to draw. Well he is going to have to run her off otherwise she will be in danger.
Marnie Wright has been overprotected her whole life by 4 older brothers and a father. Now she is here in the mountains to soul search at her grandmothers cabin. And this mountain man with lo
Kerry  sullivan
I loved this it was smart and sexy and a total Page turner. The dynamic between James and Marnie was interesting and seeing it change into something special was a treat. Jake was annoying at first with his inability to see past his past and see Marnie for who she was but thankfully he woke up before I threw the towel in it was close though. As book 2 in a series it definitely got me wanting to read the next one and it will be soon. I have to say look out for duchess she is best character in this ...more
Shannon C.
Jul 14, 2010 Shannon C. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense-mystery
4 stars: very good suspense/thriller romance

This is my first book by this author and will not be my last. I loved this book. Couldn't put it down--stayed up until almost 2 am reading it! Great characters, great story, great romance. It's a mix of action, adventure, mystery, suspense and romance.

Warning - do not order all the other books in this series based on the quality of this book w/o first reading reviews on the other ones. I just tried the next book after this and it was horrible.
Feb 15, 2014 Michele rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: erotica, romance
Before I started reading this book I was under the impression it was more mystery and action than romance, but no, it is a scrap of plot to force the couple together. The "romance" is awkward dialog and ridiculously stupid behavior. Marnie is going to turn out to be the original Overly Attached Girlfriend. I was really glad to be done with this book.

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I love this book. It's one of my favorites by Cherry Adair. It's the story of Jake and Marnie. Jake is a member of T-FLAC, an anti-terrorist group who retreats to his mountain lair while trying to figure out who is framing him for the murders of other operatives. Marnie is up on the mountain trying to decide what she wants to do with her life now that her grandmother has died. Without giving away any of the story, I can tell you there is nonstop action, an adorable dog, really hunky men and some ...more
Jul 06, 2014 Dolly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

I've been sputtering with my reading lately. Books just aren't reaching out to grab me like usual. When this happens, I go back and re-read some I thought were good. Since I know the outcome, I can just relax and enjoy the words and the story. I originally read Kiss and Tell many years ago but the characters stuck with me! I think this was the very first Cherry Adair book I ever read and then I had to have the whole T-FLAC series.

What I liked: The characters, of course and the dog! The
Feb 16, 2012 Joann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first Cherry Adair book I read. I LOVED it! Ms. Adair has a way of sucking you in to the stories from the beginning, and making you want to know what happens to the characters after the book ends. This is a book I have re-read and passed on to friends and family. I enjoyed this so much I went out the next day and bought the rest of the T-FLAC series!
Oct 11, 2015 Valerie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. It was the first I read from this author and I loved the storyline. I found that I had a hard time putting it down because it was so captivating. I love how Marnie talks to Duchess as if she were human - I do the same with my own dogs. :D and probably look as odd doing so as she does in the book. Oh well. Jake and Marnie's attraction is palpable all through the book. The characters are believable and the storyline is different from what I'm used to. The pace is fast ...more
Marnie Wright grew up coddled by her dad and 4 big brothers due to a heart problem and the death of her mom when she was small. Now 27 and total dissatisfied with her life - working for her dad, she's gone to her grandmother's cabin the mountains to decide what to do. Her first day there, she meets a loner - Jack Dolan, who tries to scare her away. When her cabin is crushed by a falling tree on her first night, he reluctantly takes her in. Jack is a member of T-FLAC, an elite anti-terrorist squa ...more
Mar 20, 2008 Angelica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ok, I'm waiting on Hollywood to make the movie of Jake and Marnie. It's a great adventure/contemporary romance but the best part for me was the heroine's sharp wit. I found myself laughing through several exchanges with Jake and Marnie's four overprotective brothers. Cherry Adairs T-FLAC Series is a feel good read.
Mar 02, 2014 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you love a passionate and explosive romantic suspense, Cherry Adair's T-FLAC series in the one for you. In Kiss and Tell, we meet Marnie Wright. She's always up for an adventure from her boring life and contemplated some decisions on the next path on her life at her grandmother's cabin. Little did she know, that Jake Dolan would give it her from next door. We follow this love story between Marnie, an illustrator at heart, and Jake, a T-FLAC operation, who was a man on the mission to bring a t ...more
Aug 20, 2008 Nadine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. It was very funny and exciting with lots of action and bad guys. I liked The Mercenary but book 2 was a thousand times better. I can't wait to read more about the T-FLAC guys.
Christie P.
May 08, 2015 Christie P. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Marnie Wright has grown up being treated like spun glass. Not only was she the only girl in the family, but she had health problems her entire life that had the family making sure she was always protected.

Now her family wants to tear down her grandmother's falling down cabin in the mountains and Marnie wants to visit it one last time before it's completely gone.

While saying goodbye to the place and spending time with her great dane, Duchess, she accidentally runs into another mountain dweller hi
So, surprisingly this doesn't really have anything to do with the first book, other than Jake also works for T-FLAC. And I think the hero from the first book is mentioned, in passing, once. Otherwise, the baddie is different and there is no commonality. Although that is not necessarily a bad thing.

Marnie is staying at her grandmother's cabin in the mountains for the weekend to think about her future. At 27(?)she has allowed her father and four brothers to (for the best of reasons) dictate her li
4 1/2 stars

Kiss and Tell is the second in the T-FLAC series. It has been a while since I read The Mercenary T-FLAC 1, but from what I can remember, these 2 have little to do with each other besides the T-FLAC connection.

Jake Dolan is a super spy. He lives and breathes being a spy. Right now he's on a forced vacation because someone has set him up to look like one of the bad guys. He's content being a loner and avoiding petite blondes. Unfortunately, Marnie Wright is sharing his mountain with hi
Oct 10, 2013 Anorielt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Erster Satz: The perimeter alarms were set to go off when anything heavier than a hundred pounds crossed the almost invisible breakers

Wenn ich ehrlich bin, habe ich eine völlig andere Geschichte erwartet als die, die ich bekommen habe. Deswegen war sie aber nicht weniger gut. Auch unterscheidet sich der Plot diesmal sehr von dem im ersten Band, was für mich aber ein großer Pluspunkt ist. Leider habe manche Reihen ja die Angewohnheit das die Grundrisse der Geschichte sich immer ähneln, was hier
Jul 07, 2010 MaggieReadsRom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marnie Wright goes to her grandmother's cabin on the mountain to decide what she really wants to do with her life. She wants to get away from her 4 bossy brothers and father who pamper her and actually live her life for her.
She runs straight into Jake Dolan, who turns out to be just the man for her, although he's even bossier than her brothers and father combined.
Jake is part of an organization that fights terrorists (T-FLAC) and he's being framed as a mole.

They are the school example of oppos
Jessica  `~Blahyze~`
Marnie decides to go to her grandmother’s cabin to rethink her life, which is where she runs into Jake, who starts off as quite hostile, and life really does take a turn. It was hilarious how Marnie’s dog Duchess wouldn’t leave Jake alone;

“And her dog leaned against a very large masculine thigh, and heaved a sigh.
“What the hell is this animal doing?”
Marnie’s feet scuffed up damp leaves as she strolled away without looking back. “She likes you.” She had to raise her voice to be heard as she put s

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“Jake became excruciatingly aware of her, there, right behind him. The small grunts and groans as she placed each foot carefully on the slick ground reverberated in his gut. He wanted to turn around and tell her to shut the hell up.
She sounded as though she was having sex.
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