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Kiss and Tell (T-FLAC #2)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  3,965 Ratings  ·  148 Reviews
Marnie Wright has seen more than her fair share of testosterone, having grown up with four overprotective brothers. But now a longhaired mountain man named Jake Dolan has invaded Marnie's peaceful day of soul-searching at her grandmother's old cabin. Sure, she was trespassing on his property, but did he have to pull a gun on her? After being stashed in his secret undergrou ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 27th 2004 by Ballantine Books (first published 2000)
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Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it

What an action-packed story!

Honestly, it took me a little while to get into the story. I struggled to connect with the heroine's character during the first few chapters. But before I got irritated with her, something interesting happened and then, out of the blue, I was thrown directly into the action. At this point, I knew this book had me hooked and I completely lost myself in it. As always, Cherry Adair writes such heart-stopping and compelling action/fight scenes. While reading this, on one
Feb 03, 2009 rated it liked it
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 07, 2008 rated it really liked it
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 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
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 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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.

Mar 10, 2012 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.
Jane Stewart
Sep 25, 2010 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.
Jan 29, 2008 rated it liked it
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
Oct 23, 2012 rated it liked it

*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.

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 20, 2013 rated it did not like it
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
May 10, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 01, 2008 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
Shannon C.
Jul 01, 2010 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.
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
Feb 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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!
Mar 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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.
Aug 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
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.
Sep 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars.
Jake Dolan was holed up in his mountain retreat for a reason. Someone had sold him out on his last mission, the terrorist he'd dedicated six years of his life to tracking and killing had slipped away from him yet again, and it looked like there was a mole in his who was setting Jake up to take the fall and threatening his sixteen years with the specialty covert operations unit. Life wasn't exactly a bowl of cherries for him, so when he looked at the monitors and saw a gian
May 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Definitely a good, entertaining read!
It has suspense, danger, death, love, sex, and family.

It could use some editing and a little work on the inconsistencies. They don't take away from the story but are definitely noticeable.

And as someone working in healthcare.... I simply must say that there is no way anyone receives "2 and a half" units of blood unless the person dies or has a reaction to the blood transfusion. Nobody would waste half a unit of blood for no reason. Ok I said it. :-)
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
It was good. The underground lair was eye roll inducing. I'm guessing "the mountain" doesn't have a property appraiser or some sort of government environmental agency that would find it weird for thousands of dollars of supplies to be brought up the mountain? Where the hell did the construction debris go?? It sucks getting older. I realize the practical concerns with books now.
Dec 10, 2012 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
Jane The Pale
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Halfway through i got too tired of the immaturity and shallowness of the banter. The couple is running from bad guys, dodging bullets in freezing rain but the intensity of their plight is undermined by their flighty flirtations. Also he has an insane amount of technology and gadgetry and i just prefer something a little more grounded. The heroine straight up references "Bond, James Bond." See my lists for romantic suspense authors and titles i prefer.
Jul 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 08, 2014 rated it did not like it
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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Jun 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Cherry Adair's T - FLAC series is one of my favorite romantic suspense series. This is the second book in the series.
Marnie has taken a little time off to do some serious soul searching. Her grandmother, whom she was very close with, died not long ago and Marnie wants to camp out in an old cabin where she had fond memories of her grandmother. The cabin is on it's last leg, and Marnie 's family is about to tear it down. It's the perfect getaway for Marnie. She has some big decisions to make abou
Nikki Brandyberry
Apr 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Kiss and Tell! It was a fantastic mix of action, suspense and sweet, sweet love. I have a big soft spot for scarred men and Jake definitely satisfied my cravings. He is a scarred man, physically and emotionally…a double shot! His unwillingness to trust Marnie was justified from his past and at the same time I wanted to throttle him for his stubbornness. Having the woman you thought you loved try and slit your throat would make even the most stable man a bit weary of the opposite ...more
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

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
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Other Books in the Series

T-FLAC (1 - 10 of 16 books)
  • The Mercenary (T-FLAC, #1)
  • Hide and Seek (T-FLAC, #3)
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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.
Good sex.”
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