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Raphael

(Secrets and Sins #3)

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When Greer Addison finds her future husband in bed with another woman, she runs…right into the arms of dark and dangerous Raphael Marcel. Angry and hurt, she throws caution to the wind and spends a hot night with the sexy security specialist. But when her fiancé is found dead, Greer becomes the main suspect of a crime she can’t remember.

Raphael is stunned and suspicious w
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Kindle Edition, 210 pages
Published April 28th 2014 by Entangled: Ignite
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Fiza
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Greer finds her ,now ex, fiancee in bed with another woman and like everyone else who walked in her shoes, she drinks her pain and humiliation away in a bar. But when Raphael steps into the bar and begins to taunt her, her relationship hysteria finally catches up to her.

The hysteria breaks the ice and the pierced bad boy has a clear path to unleash his charm on her, making her forget all about cheating ex. Raphael makes her smile and he promises to give her a "ride" she won't forget.



At the end o
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 B.E.Love
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars, My question is how have I never heard of this series, I saw this book on Netallery and yes I'm a sucker for the unexpected pregnancy story *don't judge me* so I though yes I want to read this book, but as I was reading I started thinking is this a series because even though I'm not lost( like some series if you don't start at book 1) I still kept reading things that made me say I think this is a seres *yes I know if I paid more attention I would have scene it said book 3*. Now that ...more
Aarati
I got a copy of this book from Entangled Publishing, LLC in exchange of an honest review

Raphael was a romantic suspense novel and thankfully an enjoyable one. It was well-written, the mystery was not too predictable. And I just enjoyed the book as a whole. With a hot and sexy like Raphael and a smart, strong and independent woman like Greer, it's hard not to.

When Greer Addison walks in on her fiance in bed with another woman, she is heart broken and hurt. Her parents are disappointed in her for
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Mei
Apr 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book from Netgalley for my honest review.

For me this is a 3 and 1/2 stars.

I like this series, so I keep reading it. I liked it because of the heroes. The four friends that will do everything for each other. I admire that!

The weak link for me in this, and the previous two stories are the heroines. They're supposed to be damisel-in-distress, and actually they are, but for me they're weak, weak, weak. And I don't like it.

OK, they have secrects, but, even when the hero does everythi
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AWB
May 13, 2014 rated it liked it
This book would have gotten four stars if it weren't for Raphael constantly blaming Greer for the past sins of his exgirlfriend. The story was great, character development was pretty awesome (although it would have been really nice to see Greer's parents get run over by a bus at some point). Actually an epilogue to finish the book would have made it a 5 star read. The ending was just that, no closure, just ended.
Tina
Holy moly how I love a hot computer geek lol. In Chay’s Book he is compared to Dave Navarro and I like that but not quite what I pictured when I read the book. The bad guy situation was better than Chay’s book which I would have rated higher if not for that.

And him showing her how she is special and important despite how her dipshit parents and friends didn’t was sooo sweet and cry worthy. So sad Noah didn’t get a resolution sigh... I was hoping for a book to redeem himself lol.

And her brother
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Tracy Brant
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You loved it

These books are always good to keep you guessing who the villain is. I love it. I love wondering up until the end, usually I can guess about half way through, but these books are great! And hot, too. ;)
Victoria

When a little girls fantasizes about who she’ll be when she grows up, she envisions a mother, wife, doctor, teacher, lawyer. Even a princess.

She doesn’t see herself bellied up to the bar of a neighborhood pub a week before her wedding day because she caught her now ex-fiance in bed with another woman.


Secrets and Sins: Raphael is the third book in author Naima Simone’s Secrets and Sins series. Raphael’s book can be read as a stand-alone but the series is sequential so keep that in mind. If you
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Margaret
4.5 Stars

Sometimes when you read a book you just instantly click with the characters, and for me this was one of those books. Greer was everything I look for in a heroine – she was strong, determined, resilient, honest, and kind. What I most loved though, was that no matter what life was dealing her – and she often was given the short straw - she dealt with it head on, never backing down, and usually with a great sense of humor.
“Aubrey had been a friend since high school; Greer had trusted her
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Jeannie Zelos
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Secrets and Sins: Raphael, Naima Simone
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

I missed the first in this series, but loved the second, Malachim, so was pleased to get book three for review. I love the way the four men are so close, their childhoods were all different, and yet they each had problems that brought them together, cemented by an incident in which they all helped cover up a man's death. Awful you think – but it was self defence, and when it finally came out many years later they were
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Charity Foster
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Greer realizes that her life is not going to go as planned when she walks in on her fiancé in bed with another woman. Even though she didn’t truly love him, she thought he cared enough about her to not do something like that. When she goes to a bar with her brother to forget about her problems for a while, she finds none other than Raphael. She is wildly attracted to him and he is attracted to her as well. When they decide to give in to their desires, let me tell you it is HOT, HOT, HOT!!
When
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Jaimie Marshall
First reviewed at Red Hot Books here: http://redhotbooks.com/2014/04/review...

Secrets and Sins: Raphael is the third book in the Secrets and Sins series by Naima Simone. This book was my first experience with Ms. Simone’s work and I am so glad I decided to give it a shot! The series focuses on a group of four men, Gabriel, Malachim, Raphael and Chayot, who have been friends since they were babies. This installment focuses on Rafe, a hot, tattooed, alpha male who owns a security company with Chay
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Sandy S
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 28, 2014

BLURB

When Greer Addison finds her future husband in bed with another woman, she runs…right into the arms of dark and dangerous Raphael Marcel. Angry and hurt, she throws caution to the wind and spends a hot night with the sexy security specialist. But when her fiancé is found dead, Greer becomes the main suspect of a crime she can’t remember.

Raphael is stunned and suspicious when Greer shows up on his doorstep claiming she’s carrying his baby. Worse, s
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Carly
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When the past and the present collide, doubts and old insecurities surface; gear is a demon that feeds on such emotions. When Raphael and Greer are forced to face their separate pasts, will they find the strength to overcome, or will the danger that's looming drive them apart for good?

Raphael is an intense and irresistible mixture of power and sensuality. His long hair, piercings and intricate tattoos accentuate the lethal energy his toned body exudes. Raised by a single mom on the rough side of
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Tory Michaels
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
For some reason I fully expected this to have paranormal aspects. Probably the who "sin" and "Raphael" thing, angels and all. Well, there's a tie-in to angels (he and his friends all have angelic names, though they're far from actually angels). However, there was no paranormal, just a lot of wondering "who did it".

Greer - can't say I blame her, running and looking for a hot one-night stand after she dumps her fiancé for sleeping with another woman. I loved the encounter between her and Raphael i
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Miriam
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, suspense
***Received from Entangled Publishing for an honest review***

Greer just can’t catch a break. First, she discovers her fiancé cheating on her, literally. Second, her parents’ reaction to her breaking off their engagement was not what she was hoping for. Third, she discovers her ex-fiancé’s body in her apartment after having the best sex of her life with the hottest man she ever met. Fourth, she gets pinned with her ex-fiancé’s murder. Fifth, she receives creepy notes. Sixth, she finds out she pre
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Eva Millien
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The third Secrets and Sins book is a riveting romantic suspense that captures the heart. After spending a hot night with a security specialist, Greer finds her fiancé dead and she becomes the main suspect in his murder, but she has no memory of what happened. When Greer shows up on his doorstep pregnant, Raphael is stunned and suspicious, worse she’s the target of a stalker bent on making her pay for a murder she doesn’t recall.

The fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on their toes a
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Gigi staub
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
When Greer Addison finds her future husband in bed with another woman, she runs…right into the arms of dark and dangerous Raphael Marcel. Angry and hurt, she throws caution to the wind
and spends a hot night with the sexy security specialist. But when her fiancé is found dead, Greer becomes the main suspect of a crime she can’t remember.

Raphael is stunned and suspicious when Greer shows up on his doorstep claiming she’s carrying his baby. Worse, she’s the target of a stalker bent on making her
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Susan
May 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this romantic suspense story! Greer is a woman who has spent her whole life trying to please her very unhappy but rich parents. She agreed to an engagement with a friend thinking she would at least "like" her future husband and please her parents at the same time. She is shocked to find him cheating on her and decides to drown her sorrows but finds herself drowning in the arms of sexy Raphael instead. After a sizzling hot encounter in the back of his truck, she returns home to f ...more
Joyfully Reviewed
Greer Addison could not get the image of her fiancé having sex with her supposedly best friend, out of her head. Distraught, a heartbroken Greer finds comfort in the arms of bad boy, Raphael Marcel. Things then go from bad to worse when Greer arrives home from her passion-filled night with Raphael, only to discover her fiancé, dead and her unconscious with no memory of what happened.

Raphael “Rafe” Marcel could not believe it when Greer showed up on his doorstep claiming she’s pregnant with his c
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Amy
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Secrets and Sins: Raphael follows the story of Greer. She's trying to get her life together after finding her fiance in bed with someone else.....While out at a bar with her brother, Addison runs into Raphael and decides to do something totally out of character. She decides to spend the night with him. If only she knew that that one night would completely change her life.....Her ex-fiance ends up dead, she wakes up in the hospital with no memory and finds herself the main suspect in her ex-fianc ...more
Debbie Oxier
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This author doesn't break pace for an instant from one book to the next. Each one leaves you breathless, wanting more. Gabriel, Malachim, Raphael and Chayot. Four friends who share a devastating secret, one that if revealed would be disastrous for all. As each book progresses the secret comes out and you learn more about each man's character and why they did what they did. Raphael was the rebel of the group with his long hair, tattoos and piercings. Greer was just another poor little rich girl, ...more
Sara Strand
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Actually, this is very similar to a Linda Howard story which is maybe why I loved it so much. We have Greer, our really upset over her fiance cheating on her with her friend, also has a terrible family who basically are the worst assholes ever. Then we have Raphael (Rafe) who runs a security firm, is sexy as hell, but also has childhood demands and issues from his past that prevent him going after Greer the way he wants to.

THEN!

Greer finds ex-fiance dead, she has amnesia from being knocked out
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Philisha Stephens
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Raphael intrigued me from the first book in the series as the pierced, tattooed, bad boy. He’s not the quintessential type guy one would envision in a security firm or behind a computer as a whiz. However, his character built and made that the perfect place for him to be. I could envision him and rooted for him the whole way.

Greer is the rich little girl who grew up never rocking the boat of her parents affections and always doted on by her brother and mother. She lives the perfect little life p
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Rosemary K
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Greer Addison has lost her way. She is accused of killing her unfaithful ex-fiancée. She knows she didn't do it but she can't remember what happened when she found his body. Her parents have turned their back on her. Her one-night stand with a stranger left her pregnant. Now she's the target of a stalker. She needs help. She goes to Raphael Marcel, her lover for one night. He's part owner of Liberty Security Services. He'll be able to help her, but first she must tell him about the baby. What ha ...more
Angela
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Angela by: netgalley
The first thing I did after finishing this book was to go buy Ms. Simone's other books in this series. I didn't realize this was the third in a series about four amazing men who have been friends since birth, literally. They are also United by a crime that happened during their teenage years. Each man has moved on with their lives but have stayed together and in the case of Raphael and Chay opening a security company together. Which is where Greer comes into play. After being accused of murderin ...more
Cheryl Sanders
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tough as nails and the supposed scary one of the four best friends, Rafael has a lot of issues from the past. After meeting and later spending quality time with Greer Addison, Rafael gets a surprise from Greer and those old issues come flooding back with a vengeance. Can he trust her or will she leave him just like the last one?

Loved it! Raphael is definitely in the lead for book boyfriend of the year. He's the bad ass of the group but underneath he's a big teddy bear. Greer went to the right pe
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Tammy
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book in the Secrets and Sins novels and I admit I have not read the first two but was still able to follow the story easily. After having read this wonderful story I do plan to read the other as well, you may want to just do that right away as there are some spoilers from the other books. Greer walks in on her fiancé in bed with another woman. After canceling her wedding she ends up in bed with a sexy security specialist Raphael Marcel. When Greer comes home from her one night st ...more
Jessica Davenport
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
Recommended to Jessica by: a friend
'SINS & SECRETS:Raphael pulled me in from the very first page! I hadn't read the others in the series, but I certainly will now. The relationship between Rapheal & Greer Starts off w/a bang after Greer ends her engagement. She meets Raphael in a bar, where she's gone to drown her sorrows. He's the kind of man she'd been taught by her snotty, snooty parents to avoid. The attraction between them was immediate and all consuming. He saves her from the terrible things that happen in her life ...more
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USA Today Bestselling author Naima Simone’s love of romance was first stirred by Johanna Lindsey, Sandra Brown and Linda Howard many years ago. Well not that many. She is only eighteen…ish. Though her first attempt at a romance novel starring Ralph Tresvant from New Edition never saw the light of day, her love of romance, reading and writing has endured. Published since 2009, she spends her days—a ...more

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Secrets and Sins (4 books)
  • Gabriel (Secrets and Sins #1)
  • Malachim (Secrets and Sins, #2)
  • Chayot (Secrets and Sins, #4)