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(Deadly Secrets #2)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  104 ratings  ·  43 reviews
Some secrets are worth dying for…

Undersheriff and former Marine Rick Trelane had one constant his entire life—his friendship with Whitney Peterson. Through thick and thin, she has never faltered. Never blamed. But when her former lover turns up dead, Rick must look past the walls he’s built to the woman he thought he knew inside and out…and discover he was wrong.

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Published July 21st 2015 by Entangled Publishing: Ignite
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Jul 11, 2015 rated it liked it
ARC received for review

Romantic suspense with a hot ex-military turned local law enforcement with so many emotional scars he's no good for anyone. Plus his best bud girl who of course has been in love with him since they were kids. Oh and a bad guy running around killing people. Rick was super sweet to Whitney, and yes, he took forever to realize he loved her too. If he was her best friend, she should have clued him in on what happened while he was overseas.

This is apparently a second book. The
Linda Strong
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Second in the series, WANTED is fine as a stand-alone. This was a new author for me, so I wasn't sure what I was getting. Romantic Suspense is touch and go for me. What I find most common is a lot of sex and very little story. WANTED is different .... the intimate moments actually add to the story.

Rick is a former marine. now working for the sheriff's department in his home town. Whitney is his best friend and has been since they were young children. Secretly, Whitney has been in love with Rick
I really loved this book. Poor Whitney and Rick, they made me feel for them which is the mark of good writing. I just wanted them to be happy together since they had both been through so much.
Wanted by Dee Tenorio is the 2nd book in the Deadly Secrets series. Story begins with the murder of one Brody Roberts, a murder that signals to the former Marine Rick Trelane that this is just the beginning of something deeper and darker than what it seems to be on the surface. Brody’s murder is of significance to Rick because of Brody’s “relationship” with Whitney Peterson, the woman whose existence remains the reason for Rick’s sanity, his best friend & the only person alive who could stir ...more
My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed

Former Marine Rick Trelane came back from war scarred inside and out, only to find his hometown overrun by a violent motorcycle club. Although the biggest threat to his home has now been eradicated, Rick still cannot find peace. The lone bright spot in his life is his friendship with Whitney Peterson. That friendship is one Rick will do anything to protect – even deny their growing mutual attraction to one another.

Then a dead body shows up and all sig
Joyfully Reviewed
Former Marine Rick Trelane came back from war scarred inside and out, only to find his hometown overrun by a violent motorcycle club. Although the biggest threat to his home has now been eradicated, Rick still cannot find peace. The lone bright spot in his life is his friendship with Whitney Peterson. That friendship is one Rick will do anything to protect – even deny their growing mutual attraction to one another.

Then a dead body shows up and all signs point to Whitney being the prime suspect.
Jun 30, 2015 rated it liked it

A Deadly Secrets novel by Dee Tenorio, I believe is the second book in the series. The first book Convicted, which I have also read. I liked this one a bit more then the first and aside from being painfully predictable it was a very good romantic suspense. This is a dark romance I need to throw that out here now it deals with some pretty bad things in Whitney's past. There is a nice flow to Tenorio's writing style and even paced suspense that doesn't slow down. The characters have tor
April Symes
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
***A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for my honest review****

This is a romantic suspense about the local law enforcement guy who has to investigate his friend (girl) for murder causing feelings, strong feelings between them. The girl has been in head over heels in love with him for many years and feels so betrayed that he would believe that he would believe this of her. Rick was in the military for years and when he got out, he came back and went to work in law enforcement in his town.
P.e. lolo
Jul 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-police
Rick Terlane is the under sheriff and a former Marine. In his home town where Whitney Peterson who has been with him since childhood and they have always been friends. But since he has come back from the war he has had a dark side to him plus after cleaning up the town from an outlaw biker gang that landed him months in the hospital and rehab, he still feels he has let her down because one guy while he was gone got to Whitney. She won’t tell him what happened but one that guy turns up dead it po ...more
Denise Van plew
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I do so love to pick up a novel that has ex military hunk as main character who is now still in the business of the law. having many of a scar now keeping his distance is what he thinks is best for everyone. There is one though that still can and does get under his skin and that is Whitney. She though has been taking care of herself for a while plus taking care of Alison. Only she sees the good in her while everyone else has given up on her. This author will take you on a suspense filled ride wh ...more
Amanda S.
****An electronic copy of Wanted by Dee Tenorio was generously provided to me by freakin' Maya Banks because she's just awesome like that. Thank you, Miss M!

This is my first Tenorio's book and I pretty much enjoyed it. 3.5 stars, though. It's just this close to be my favorite.

Whitney knows and has a crush on Rick, for a long time. But Rick always treated her like a kid sister. Now when Whitney become suspect of a murder, Rick has to do something. But the thing is, when he starts looking for clu
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Jul 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really liked it. The suspense was good though I suspected who the killer was fairly quick. I loved the romance and adored Whitney. She's one my fave heroines list.
Sep 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Wanted...Not so much but I'll take it.

This is the second book in the Deadly Secrets series and overall a pretty good stand-alone read. However, the real excitement is in the last five chapters of the book when the pieces begin to lock in place.

Rick Trelane and Whitney Peterson have been platonic friends for over thirty years while dancing around their attraction to each other. Now that Rick is home for good and serving as the Undersheriff, maybe he and Whitney can get things right this time. Alt
Let me begin by saying that while this book could be read as a stand-alone it is not one. I found myself feeling as though I was missing something when I first started the book and after searching around I discovered that Wanted is the second book in a series. There are some past issues that come up dealing with the main characters military service, his return home, and a biker gang that I wish I had known. Now will you be completely lost if you don't read Convicted? No, you won't but there will ...more
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Heather's review from Smut Matters 

Rick Trelane and Whitney Peterson have been close friends their entire lives. Whitney is the one thing in his life Rick can count on to be there, and to be stable - she's his rock. Since coming back from his last tour of duty, she's been the one constant. But she's hiding something from him for the first time in their lives. He knows it has something to do with her ex. Brody Roberts, a former cop and current member of the Wheels of Pain, the MC Rick and his fel
Monica Cardoza
Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a wonderful quick read that I enjoyed very much. I loved the old characters from the first book but loved getting to know the new ones that had me wanting to hug them tightly.

These two characters are suffering from something that happened to them but they both have not been able to overcome the ordeal. Rick Terlane was a Marine and now in law enforcement but his demons have been tormenting him. Then there is Whitney Peterson a woman that lived with her niece but something dramatic happe
Bambi Unbridled
This was another quick romantic suspense from Dee Tenorio, and it takes places several years after the conclusion of Convicted. Our war-torn hero in this installment is Rick Trevane, who ended up with life-threatening injuries in the first book. Rick and Cade were part of the same unit in the Marines, and joined the Sheriff's Dept to clear the corruption from Rick's hometown. Like Cade, Rick has turned off his emotions and is just existing day-by-day. Losing his high school sweetheart, Shana, to ...more
Barb Shuler

First, thank you to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for providing me a copy of this title to read in exchange for an honest review. This is my first novel by Dee Tenorio and I am glad I stumbled across it. Which I can thank Entangled and NetGalley for. While looking up something else this book popped up. And, the cover caught my attention. Yes, I am one of those people. I literally judge a book by its cover. As well as its blurb. Romantic Suspense is my guilty pleasure. I LOVE a
If you enjoy romantic suspense or friends to lovers stories this is definitely worth checking out! The hero is Rick Trelane, a former marine who is now the under sheriff. His best friend from childhood has always been Whitney Peterson and it is only after her ex-lover is murdered that he starts digging and discovers she has secrets that he slowly reveals. The only problem with this is the more he finds out the more attracted to her he becomes and the more she is implicated as the murderer! He’s ...more
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I adored this book and couldn't put it down. I started it earlier this evening and stayed up late to finish. I love suspense books that have deeper emotional issues to get caught up in. I want the danger, the action, and the chemistry, but I like for the characters to seem like real people with real emotional issues. This author managed to pull all of that into this story. I was especially hooked by the best friend angle mentioned in the book's description. Whitney and Rick had been friends for ...more
Jessica Adkins-Charles {Bottles & Books Reviews}
If you enjoy a good romantic suspense packed with action, this book is for you. Rick Trelane, the Undersheriff must investigate his friend, Whitney, after her ex-lover turns up dead. Investigating Whitney for murder, he gets glimpes of a woman he thought he knew, but there are secrets that she has been keeping and as Rick keeps digging his attraction not only grows, so do his suspicions.

Rick is faced with a hard decision as to let a killer go free in order to protect Whitney or does he keep dig
Jillian Stein
Aug 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
My Review:
Wanted is book two in author Dee Tenorio’s Deadly Secrets series and takes the reader on a great romantic suspense journey filled with emotion and suspense.

I really enjoyed the small town feel of this book and the two main characters, Rock and Whitney. Their friendship has lasted for years and remained strong throughout Rick’s career in the Marines, other relationships, family drama, and the normal trouble that comes along with meddling small town residents.

The one thing they both ke
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

I loved that his book centered around a hot ex military hunk named Rick who had demons. Big large ugly demons that even though he went about his life trying to help those in his home town they still haunted him. The only time they left even for just a second was when he was around Whitney. She was his saving grace and has been for years even if he never realized it.

When a murderer comes to town, Rick quickly realizes that life is short an
Charity Foster
Aug 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Could.Not.Put.It.Down. That is exactly how I am starting this review. There was so much going on in this book that I seriously could not put it down. I was so anxious to see what was going to happen next, that I had to keep reading. Ms. Tenorio did a wonderful job of bringing together two people that were truly always meant to be together.

Rick never knew Whitney wanted him, how much she lusted after him and wanted to be taken care of by him. But once he begins to realize there is more to Whit th
Michele A.
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
Rick and Whitney have a lot to overcome in Wanted. Whitney is keeping some pretty big secrets to herself and Rick has some of his own that are coming out in the open. Whitney does not want Rick to over know what happened to her with her ex Brody, but after his death things start coming to light. Rick is investigating his death and finds information that has him struggling to contain his rage and guilt. Whitney has spent her whole life trying to see the good in others and helping them out and it ...more
Peta Benjamin
This was a good romantic suspense drama. The relationshiop between Whitney and Rick started when they were very young and it seemed to only be friendship. As the years went by their lives took different turns, both lived through horrors and neither had a committed relationship with anyone else. Rick's story touched on a person in his past but we didn't get to read too much about that one. It seems they were both waiting for each other but because of the horrors they both lived through, they coul ...more
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a heartbreakingly sorrowful yet intensely compelling book to read. There is so much torment and brokenness for both Whitney and Rick. But there is a beautiful love and friendship underneath their broken layers. They help and soothe the other. It is quite beautiful how they depend on one another and also protect each other fiercely. I felt so much for both.

The storyline was a dark one faced with tough situations and lots of twists. I was shocked how Dee ended the story but at the same tim
Book Him Danno
Oct 20, 2016 rated it liked it
If you are sick of the painfully predictable romantic suspense avoid this book. Since I didn't read the first book I found myself lost while reading . It is a dark romance and Whitney deals with very painful past. The author Dee Tenorio writing isn't bad she has a decent flow and well paced suspense. With that being said the characters have a tortured pasts I am so sick of reading and want to hit the author as well as the characters for falling back on the same old story that has been told a mil ...more
Alison Chewning
Jul 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was really good. This is the second book in the series. I haven't had the chance to read the first one yet. But I did understand the story and the characters background with no problems. Wanted was actually my first time reading a military romance novel and I will be looking for more military romance in the future to read. Rick is ex military turned into being in law enforcement. He and Whitney were best of friends when they were kids. He is investigating a murder that happened and may ...more
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