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Dirty Little Lies: A Men of Summer Novel

(Men of Summer #3)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  1,002 ratings  ·  169 reviews

From #1 bestselling author Lora Leigh comes Dirty Little Lies , a scintillating novel of the Men of Summer—and the scorching hot women who set their hearts on fire…

Zack Richards knows he’s asking for trouble. Trying to protect a member of the notorious Maddox family could get a man killed—even a battle-scarred, muscle-ripped alpha l

Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published August 30th 2016 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Jul 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
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In Dark Little Lies Lora Leigh brings readers into a world full of betrayal, lies, and sex. Telling the story of Grace Maddox and the man she's wanted for far too many years this book captivates you from the first page. Zack kept his distance from the tempting young woman, but when he hears she's been injured and her life is in danger he decides no more. no more hiding his feeling for Grace, and no more excuses for why he can't be with her. Now he just has to
3* most confusing couple of the month STARS!

The continuation of Men of Summer series by Lora Leigh and I don't think this could be read as a standalone. In the previous, Wicked Lies Grace Maddox and Zack Richards already made appearance and now this is the time for their own story.

After the betrayal of Lucia Maddox, Grace was terrorized and hurt by unknown enemy. Considering the person as the accomplice of her mother's crime, Grace become the main witness. Zack knows what happened with the Maddo
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Dirty Little Lies' by Lora Leigh is book three in the "Men of Summer" series. This is the story of Grace Maddox and Zack Richards. I will say I have not read the previous book and did feel I would have enjoyed this book more I think. It seemed that Grace and Zack at met in a previous book and possible covered a story Grace's mom was in. But overall I was able to get past that at did make this a standalone book...I just love Ms. Leigh writing so no hardship enjoying this book.
Grace at the start
Aug 16, 2016 rated it liked it
ARC received for review

I love Ms. Leigh's books, and I really wish I could give it more stars.

Zack has loved Grace (even though he won't admit it) since they were kids. Their romance was great and boy were they hot together. That part of the story I loved.

It was the rest of the story that made me loopy and there were just too many people being introduced that had no real purpose. I'm still not sure who the bad guys are. I mean I know their names and their relationship, but who are these people
Carolyn Reilly
Aug 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is book three in the Men of Summer series by Lora Leigh.
I haven’t read the previous books so I was a little lost sometimes but I really liked Grace and Zack’s story.
Let me just say that the title didn’t promise too much. There was a lot of deception and secrets in this story and I wouldn’t wish a family like Grace’s on anybody. Zack was the only one who really seemed to care about her feelings and I loved how he protected her with everything he had.
Dirty Little Lies was an enjoyable, susp
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
4.5 Stars.

I would highly recommend reading these books in order. I hadn't realized this was book 3 in a series. I believe they are all standalone books, but there are so many players to this story that I had to go back and re-read some sections to get people straight in my mind.

Despite that, this book was so intriguing to me. All the conspiracy going on and trying to put pieces to the puzzle together made this a really enjoyable read. I'm actually a little bummed that when I go back to book 1,
Carlene Inspired
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

Zack Richards knows he’s asking for trouble. Trying to protect a member of the notorious Maddox family could get a man killed—even a battle-scarred, muscle-ripped alpha like Zack. But the woman who has captured his wildest fantasies is nothing like the rest of her power-hungry clan. She’s innocent, beautiful, and has quickly become the one shining light in his dark, desperate world. The only woman worth fighting for…and dyin
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4.5 stars

This is the third in the Men of Summer Series and concludes the stories of the three original foster brothers who make up the focus of the series.

Zack Richards knows Grace Maddox has secrets that could get her killed-but he has his own secrets that could affect both her life and his own. She has been targeted for death by someone in her own family, and Zack knows he's the one person who can keep her safe. In spite of their own comp
Aug 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, kindle, netgalley
I received this ARC copy of Dirty Little Lies from St. Martin's Press in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication August 30, 2016.
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Betrayals, bitter resentment, covet operations and a woman who can hold her own, this story contains it all. In the latest in the Men of Summer, Grace Maddox is front and center. As the quiet and meek assistant to the head of the Maddox family, her beloved uncle, Grace is more than meets the eye. She has been trained to be blend in and stay out of the lime light. What most people do not understand, is that she is able to defend herself through training required by her uncle. All of this protecti ...more
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Aug 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Grab a cup of coffee or a cold drink and a corner because you are not going to want to put this book down!

For years Zach and Grace have teased each other from afar and close up but before that he has taken care of her and it took an attempt on her life for him to finally do something about those feelings.

Almost everyone Grace has loved she has lost and those that are related to her don't seem to want to have much to do with her. Now her traitorous mother has accused Grace of not only helping h
Libby Harrison

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Star Ratings:
Heroine (Grace): 24yrs old – 4/5
Hero (Zack): 30s? – 3/5
Plot: 3/5
Grovel: she forgave much too quickly so there was no goddamned grovel
Cheating: none
HEA: yes but no babies and epilogue was only 3 weeks later
Triggers: none

Average score: 3.5/5

Best Line: “Men rarely kept their promises; she should have learned that lesson by now.”

Worst Line: “She was completely infatuated with a man who thought that because she was smaller and w
Megan Fall
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another great book in this series. I love the passion between the couple. Zach was amazing, but oh so alpha!!
Sandy S
May 12, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 30, 3016

Zack Richards knows he’s asking for trouble. Trying to protect a member of the notorious Maddox family could get a man killed—even a battle-scarred, muscle-ripped alpha like Zack. But the woman who has captured his wildest fantasies is nothing like the rest of her power-hungry clan. She’s innocent, beautiful, and has quickly become the one shining light in his dark, desperate world. The only woman worth fighting for
Aug 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dirty Little Lies is a seductive story that brings the fight against terrorism home.

The Kin were set up as the last home defense against terrorism but something has gone terribly wrong. Greed and betrayal have been uncovered, and it hit hard, with family members turning against each other for power and money.

Grace Maddox has found herself caught up in the cross fire and Zach Richards is her only hope.

Grace’s mother has been playing the kin against themselves for years, now caught in her treason
Heather 123
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book was confusing as hell to me! That's being said even though I read the second book in this series which usually only helps to understand the subsequent books in the series. Unfortunately this was not the case with this series.

The one main part that I couldn't get past was trying to understand how everyone fit into the story line. There were far too many characters including several who had very minor parts. I kept trying to understand how Zack fit into the different families. At one po
Kim Vanravenswaay
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Secrets, so many secrets. They'll keep you wondering until the very end. Grace has loved Zack forever. She's in danger and Zack won't trust her life to anyone but himself. Zack knows things that could hurt Grace very much, the question is should he tell her now or later. Because secrets always have a way of coming out.
Aug 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
A passionate romance amidst a backdrop of intriguing suspense…

This is the third book in the Men of Summer series that can be read as a stand-alone, though a part of the underlying storyline is a continuation from the previous books enough information was provided to be able to follow, this book centers on one couple.

The Kin and the Agency have a problem that could cause a break in their longstanding association. They are the secret second line of defense for this country against terrorist invasi
Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)
At A Glance
Hmm, not sure about this one.
The Good
The beginning...awesome!. Dirty Little Lies was a steamy and intense read. I expected nothing less from Lora Leigh. Grace and Zack were great together. I liked their romance, even if Zack was a little too alpha sometimes and Grace a little too weak. But they oddly worked for me in the end, even with all the bumps between. They gave each other the strength they needed.

I loved all the secrets and mysteries slowly revealed as the story wen
April Symes
This is the 3rd book in the Men of Summer Series and it appears to end the Men of Summer series. This is Zack Richards & Grace Maddox story. Zack knows Grace knows something that could get her killed but his secrets are far worse because they affect his life AND her life and what he knows are far deadlier. Grace has been marked for death by someone in her own family and it’s a race against time to try and prevent her death which is where Zach comes in because he knows he is the only man for this ...more
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
I've been waiting impatiently for this book for so long that I actually forgot much of the previous books in this series leaving me quite confused when I first started reading Dirty Little Lies. So with that said, a big fat NO on it being able to be read as a standalone. Just don't even try it. The more of Leigh's books I read, the more they are all starting to sound the same and this was no exception.

Zack and Grace's passion for one another was the biggest highlight of the story for me. Zack m
Aug 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: wicked
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

This book picks up shortly after the events in Jazz and Kenni's book. We are still trying to find out who is the traitor among the family that runs the Kin.

Throughout this book, we discover more and more just who Zack and Grace really are and how long the deceptions have been going on.

What we do know is that Zack is in love with Grace and has been and like any stubborn man refuses to act on his desire due to his desire to
Katherine Yearwood
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lora Leigh I am going to forward you a bill for a new Kindle. Dirty Little Lies was so hot that my Kindle stop working. I mean literally stop working…. Okay so the battery needed charging. But no lie, Dirty Little Lies was seriously good, excellent, outstanding.
The third novel to her Men of Summer has us on the edge of our sits from the very first chapter. When Grace Maddox life is in danger by whom she thought was a friend, but she soon learns that she really can’t trust anyone. Or so she thoug
Lillian Cummings
Aug 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Some secrets are just meant to be buried forever. Grace is about to find out more about her father's death and what made her mother become a complete monster. Zack knows that he has to be honest with her about himself and his true identity but he knows that she will fight him all the way. Someone wants Grace dead and they will never stop until that happens but who and why only now? The family is really worried about her and all they can do is to trust that Zack can keep her safe and help her fig ...more
Sep 15, 2016 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review through Wicked Reads.
I love Lora Leigh. I always expect to be entertained and see some sexiness. This book was tough for me. I didn't read The Men of Summer books, so it left me with a bit of confusion as I read. I definitely didn't get the standalone feeling from it and kept feeling like I was missing bits and pieces.
Even though I had some confused moments, the story itself was still smoking hot and definitely suspenseful. Grace and Z
Nov 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
copy received through Netgalley
This is the 3rd book in the series and I don't think it should be read as a stand alone. It's not the best in the series. Although we are dealing with a different couple with Zack and Grace, it continues the mystery from the previous books. Even though I read all the books, I was still confused as far the Kin and the workings of the people involved. There are a lot of family members and agents and things just got really confusing. This may have distracted me from t
Dec 02, 2016 rated it liked it
First, I have to warn those who want to read it: this book CANNOT be read as standalone!

Ok, back to the storyline. Ok read. It had potential; after all, the author wrote many awesome novels. As usual, this book had some hot scenes and over the top alpha-male. Also, a strong-willed h, although I didn't like her much. She constantly wallowing in self-pity: no matter how close her consins and she were, she always thought they didn't see her as real sister. And the complaint was on and on.

Another t
Aug 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for a honest review.

It's been a few years since I've read a Lora Leigh book, and so I wasn't sure what to expect, I guess the best way for me to say it is that if I was reading this book as my first book by her I would say I thoroughly enjoyed it. But having said that, I have to say she still following her formula, that I guess works for her but I would wish she would break. She had a wonderful way with words, but I get tired of the same thing of Zac
Bette Hansen
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have to admit I was very confused when I started reading this. I didn't realize it was the third in a series so I would recommend reading them in order. That aside, I did enjoy the book. The relationship, both past and present, between Zach and Grace is intriguing. He's loved her for years but for her own good he has stayed away. If she knew the truth about him she'd run far and fast. Grace can't understand Zach. She can feel his interest but he refuses to act on it. She too has been in love w ...more
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