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(Deadliest Lies #1)

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My lover is dead.

And they think I killed him.

I'm running rogue. Hell bent on both revenge and redemption. Whatever it takes, I'm going to finish a job that began nine months ago. An unauthorized assignment that turned horribly, devastatingly wrong. My miscalculation. My fault. My heart left shattered into incomplete pieces which will never wholly fi
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Published August 2nd 2016 by Swerve
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Jul 30, 2016 rated it liked it
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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Rogue by Michele Mannon is a suspenseful novel that was full of twists and turns. With a strong heroine, Mannon was able to create a story that weaved action, chicanery, deceit and revenge in the backdrops of romance. While the overall story line was intrigui
This is the first story that I’ve read by this author, and I doubt if it will be the last! This is a romantic suspense with so many twists and turns it keeps you guessing throughout. It is told from two time periods but concerns the same main character, Kylie, a feisty, hot-headed young lady whose life was changed when her father was murdered, especially as no one was arrested for the crime. She’s determined to get revenge and unexpectedly gets the opportunity to do so when she’s recruited by Ha ...more
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I don't know what it is about a romance story where the protagonists are out to kill each other that make me grab it up so fast. But yes, that happened here. Though, in this case, I've read the author's other books and loved them so this was no real gamble.

The story opens with rogue operative, Kylie, on the run from her organization because of a disastrous mistake, but determined to finish her mission. Revenge is all she has left because her target took out the man she loved and now
Julie   (*Happily Ever Chapter*)
Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This is the first book that I've ever read by Michele Mannon and it definitely won't be my last! I couldn't put this one down! I ended up devouring it in one sitting. This is the first of a new series called Deadliest Lies and can be read as a standalone.

Kylie is determined to get revenge for her father's murder so she joins Hayden's group of mercenaries. Another reason she joined with them is because she needs the money to pay for her mother's expensive healthcare cost, due to her c
Joanna Shupe
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun, sexy book. I like the dark hero and the strong female heroine. Did I mention it's HOT? I can't wait for the next book!
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3.5 stars

This is definitely an intense, emotional story. A romantic suspense with several twists and turns and sometimes, a little bit confusing story-line. But, once I got into the writing style of Michelle Mannon, the way she was bringing the story, I was really interested to find out exactly what game was being played and who the major players were.

Kylie did not grab me at all. I was actually starting to get disgusted wit
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Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Traitor… A word that kicks off a hell like no other….

James Bond has nothing on this story of spies, betrayal and love amongst it all.

“Move over, Barnum & Bailey, here comes the Kylie and the Smooth-Talking-Man-Whore show.”

How Kylie and Jaxson come together is a complex, refreshing, twisty tale. It was funny, all kinds of sexy, and full to the brim with action and suspense. Yes, it had it all. In a story that switched from the past to the present, the hero and heroine alternat
Aug 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Book Review - Rogue by Michele Mannon - 4 Kick ass, bring on the girls Stars

There were many things to love about this book:

Amazing location - check - who’d want to be anywhere other than THE city of love Paris. From wandering around the patisseries sampling their melt in the mouth creations to running around in the catacombs, Paris is a great location and we get to experience lots of it

A kick ass heroine - check - never a lover of books where the female is not
ARC provided by the author via Netgalley.

The plot in general was good. The ex-spy being a target by her ex-lover. And she trying to complete her mission was cool.
Start ok Kylie spying in some "Pricks" and after she being recruited by TORC she is training and of course there is "hotty" guy and insta-love. Kylie has some smarts comments and she is this good girl who can be a bad girl too.

The romance was ok. Did not felt nothing towards them. What botters me was: why she was recruited?? And the TO
Elizabeth (Perusing Princesses)
This is my first read from Michele Mannon.

I really enjoyed this book! It is really fast paced and original.

We get the story of Kylie. A young girl who is surviving a tragedy. She is surviving this tragedy by planning revenge!! Coincidentally, this revenge is going to include a top secret mercenary group that is also taking roots in her town along with the bad guys. With all of this she is also dealing with her mothers illness and trying to protect her sister.

Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
"Paris. The last city on earth a woman with her twisted version of a clipped wing and an irreparably shattered heart should be flying solo in."

Kylie is on the run, perceived as a traitor by the agency she fought so hard to join, she is now a rogue mercenary determined to finish what she started. The gunning down of her father set the wheels in motion for her life to be totally turned around. When criminals make her sleepy town their home to run their underhand business lessons are ta
" Rogue", is the first book I have read from Ms Mannon and was captured and drawn in by the suspense and intrigue of the story line, along with the depth of the characters.

Shelby, Oklahoma has been invaded , changed from a small lovely rural town to one with a high crime rate , drugs and driveby shootings. A particular driveby shooting is what drives the main protagonist Kylie, her father was killed while on his front porch leaving behind her sick mother and her and her sister Madely
Cathy Geha
Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This one had me from beginning to end. I could not put it down.

Why? Alpha males in Hayden, Jaxson, Diego, Declan and perhaps McDuff all working for TORC were HOT and then to add in Kylie who gets to train and work with them made it a lot more interesting. The instant attraction felt by Kylie and Jaxon was so much fun to read about as it became more. Jaxson surely did have a way with words!

Kylie was focused on revenge for the murder of her father and because of this she came to the attention of
The Book Fairy Reviews
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sexy, brave and strong Kylie is on the run from the man that employees her, a dangerous man to cross. She is considered a traitor, hunted, but she doesn't know or even imagine that the person hunting her is the one person she dreams of, Jaxson.
His advantage is that she thinks he is dead and that he knows her more than any other person. See you always know the person that holds your heart. Now he is hunting his heart, sent by the man that wants her dead.
This book is filled with passio
Bette Hansen
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was an excellent read. Full of adventure, hot sexy times, and revenge. The mc are great. Jaxson is big, tough, and all alpha. Kylie is strong and determined. The story goes back and forth between past and present so that we get the full picture of how Kylie got involved with this intense group of mercenaries and why she is now running for her life. Running from the man she loves with her whole heart. This stories as more twists and turns than you can imagine. It definitely keeps you on the ...more
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book had me on my toes the whole way through, read it in one sitting but once it was over, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I wanted more.
Jaxon's character is to die for, he is the best of them (book boyfriend I mean) who will stay with you for weeks! I loved Kylie, she's so sassy and brave, she is a breath of fresh air.
Aug 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars

What a fantastically confusing, erotic, hot mess of a story that started off with a bang and just kept going. There’s the past and then the present, and hooking them together to knit the plotline caused some confusion at first, but by the time I got going, the story began to unfold and I couldn’t wait for the next chapter!

Kylie was determined to find the men who’d killed her father and report them to anyone she could g
A Hopeless Romantic's Booklandia
Oh, Rogue was one read that really hit the spot! It was exactly the kind of book I love to read and it made you feel a good balance between the easier emotions versus the not-so-easy ones. Rogue was just perfection and I can't tell you how much I loved, loved, loved it!

Man, that Jaxson is one very hot hero. He's beyond sexy and tempting and naughty and of course, I loved all that, but I loved his playful, teasing side even more. Jaxson is the kind of guy who always has a smile on his face, always has a j
Melyssa Winchester

Title: Rogue
Author: Michele Mannon
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense, Intrigue
Series or Standalone: Standalone Series (Deadliest Lies #1)
Rating: ★★★★



This is my first read by this author so I have to admit that despite being pulled straight in by the blurb, I wasn’t entirely sure what I would be getting into.

What Rogue is, is something original considering the amount of books I’ve been reading lately. It had★★★★
Oh yeah, this was a good one. Rogue hit me in all the right spots with action, intrigue and the right amount of heat. I originally read the blurb for the second book in the Deadliest Lies series and had wanted to read that. When the opportunity came up to read Rogue first, I jumped on it. Best jump I made because I could not put this book down.

The characters in this story are top A-Grade choice. Kylie is so kick-ass! Sassy (especially with those t-shirts!) and a smart mouth to boot,
Anny hernandez
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was provided a copy of this book by the Author for an honest review.

O.M.G. just finished reading this book and love it. This is the first book that I have read from this author and have to say that I am so glad that I read it. Love the characters and love how the book turn out to be. This book is funny Hot and Sexy it will keep you on the edge of your seat. I am going to keep this short since I don't want to give anything away.

The story begin with Kylie ( A.K.A.) Fireba
Aug 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kylie is determined to get revenge for her father’s needless death at the hands of a man called Novak, even if that means embracing the life of a mercenary. Life, however, never goes to plan, and in Kylie’s case things have gone badly awry.

I was excited to get my hands on this book, and I thought I’d love it at once. I started reading, and despite learning that Kylie is on the run with a contract on her head and her lover is dead, I felt nothing for her. It took me several chapters a
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-s
My lover is dead.
And they think I killed him.
I'm running rogue. Hell bent on both revenge and redemption. Whatever it takes, I'm going to finish a job that began nine months ago. An unauthorized assignment that turned horribly, devastatingly wrong. My miscalculation. My fault. My heart left shattered into incomplete pieces which will never wholly fit back together again.
But first I have to outsmart my former organization and the hired killer they've sent after me; a killer w
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
This is a non-stop adventure ride filled with action and danger around every turn and I loved reading this one! Kylie is a new recruit with a government special ops agency and has been brought in to infiltrate her local branch of the mob. She’s a fierce character who isn’t afraid to fight for what she wants and is more than willing to play hardball with the big boys and get banged up in the process. I admired Kylie’s strength and unwillingness to put up with anyone’s crap. She’s hell-bent on a m ...more
Jul 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Michele Mannon
3 stars

Rouge is a new book heading into a new series by Michele Mannon. It has action and adventure which I love but I just couldn’t follow the story line. I hate writing reviews that I didn’t love the books I read because I admire authors and the willingness to take a chance and open themselves up by writing a story knowing it will be reviewed. I applaud their courage to do something I could never do.

However we all have our preferences and this book j
Aug 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Michele Mannon's Rogue was an interesting book. I found it a little difficult to get into the rhythm of the story. The story starts in Paris, and you aren't sure what's going on, but it feels like coming in the middle of the story. Then you go back 9 months, then back to Paris. Lots of jumping, including from France to Oklahoma and back!

I don't want to say I'm OCD, but it should be CDO so it's alphabetical order. I will tell you it it is totally worth working through the initial diso
Aug 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Rogue is the first book in this great new series, and I thought it was a fantastic read.
The story is intriguing and full of twists, and there's plenty of action, it's teaming with tension and the suspense is phenomenal.
Kylie wants revenge for the murder of her father. Hayden lures her into joining his mercenaries. Joining will help her two ways, it will train her to be stronger and she needs the money to pay her mother's doctors bills as she has cancer.
Jaxson is a mercenary, and he
Emma bramley
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
this is the first book by this author that I've read and it definitely wont be the last. this is a fun, sexy read that you wont want to put it down. this is the story about a dark hero with a stronger female character. this book is full of adventure, hot steamy scenes and revenge in the plot keep a hold of you till the end. this book will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat till the end of the book. the characters are fab and you will fall in love with them as you read the book. the cha ...more
Caroline F
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
"...the man of my dreams turns into my worst nightmare."

Kylie is a private security specialist turned rogue. Her boss thinks she's a traitor. She let the man she loved die. Grieving and heartbroken, she's now on a mission to carry out her original vendetta against a man who killed her father.

Her boss has sent another agent to terminate her. She's completely stunned when she comes face to face with him.

This suspenseful and sizzling story moves between the present and the past. The chemistry be
Page Turners
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was one of the best action and adventure stories with an added bonus of romance that was fun and fascinating to read. Revenge was never so sweet as when Kylie plans it. She has the weight of the world on her shoulders and still has time for a little payback. Yes, she was the type of woman we all hope to be. A little sassy, tough and yet gentle underneath it all. This story switched between past and present that kept the story building with expectations of what was to happen next. Jaxson had ...more
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Michele Mannon has been a romantic ever since she held that boy’s hand behind the old tool shed. An avid reader, her go-to genre has always been romance; the darker and grittier the better. Michele began writing her own brand of sexy in 2011 and is finishing her eighth book for publication. Her work has received high praise, including Romantic Times Magazine’s TOP PICKS. Most days, Michele can be ...more

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Deadliest Lies (3 books)
  • Mercenary (Deadliest Lies #2)
  • Hit Man (Deadliest Lies #3)
“My lover is dead.
And they think I killed him.
I'm running rogue.
Hell bent on both revenge and redemption. Whatever it takes, I'm going to finish a job that began nine months ago. An unauthorized assignment that turned horribly, devastatingly wrong. My miscalculation.
My fault.
My heart left shattered into incomplete pieces which will never wholly fit back together again.
But first I have to outsmart my former organization and the hired killer they've sent after me; a ghost from my past who knows my every move, who’s been inside my head, my heart, my dreams and memories: Jaxson.
I'm the traitor, Kylie. The rogue mercenary, Jaxon's newest assignment. And this is our love story.”
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