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Atticus: Secret Lies

(Adair Empire #4)

4.64  ·  Rating details ·  163 ratings  ·  91 reviews
Time stands still.
Lies were told.
Secrets are revealed.
Who will we be when the walls tumble like mortar?

The Adair Empire is a dark and graphic romance that will push your buttons, and maybe your boundaries. Each book contains a new couple but ends with a plot cliff-hanger . While Atticus can be read as a stand alone within the series, it is suggested you sta
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Published May 18th 2018 (first published May 16th 2018)
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Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
This series is definitely one of my most favorite series I have read yet. I have been absolutely hooked and they just get better and better. With each one I am eager to get the next in the series and the anticipation just makes it all the better. KL Donn has really outdone herself with this series. The emotions this story brought out had me riding an all time crazy roller coaster. The men in the Adair Empire are dark, dangerous and twisted and it takes a special strong someone to be able to be w ...more
April Symes
Atticus is the 4th book in the Adair Empire series by KL Donn. This is Atticus Kincaid and Catalina McCray’s story. This read immediately was red-hot and sizzling right from the start. Book 4 is angsty, raw, gritty, dark and so delicious with tension, that I found this to be one of my favorite stories in this series and for me, it was hard to say that. I loved each book in the series but Atticus and Cat really had me on the edge with their love story. Atticus and Catalina’s chemistry is steamy h ...more
Ruby Ap.
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Ruby by: Been reading author's work since the beginning
I've been waiting for Atticus to come out since reading the last pages of Castiel's story and I wanted to see how Atticus and Catalina's story would be like and K.L. Donn did not disappoint at all :)

I loved the flow of the story, loved that we got to see the couples from the previous books and see some of what's going on in their lives... I got to admit there's a scene or okay, a couple, where I shed a tear (or more than one) but I got through it, finally content that I got to read this anticipa
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Atticus is the 4th book in this series and it’s a character I’ve been waiting for. To be completely honest I’ve probably waited anxiously for every book in this series because I’m loving KL Donn’s dark side. From the beginning you see that Atticus is going to be EVERYTHING you’d hoped for. He is ruthless, set in his ways, and deliciously unapologetic. I’m probably biased but he could do no wrong in my book. However, Catalina’s character will surprise you. At first, she’s a quiet and sweet heroin ...more
Carmen  Torres
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I looked forward to this book and it doesn't disappoint. Like the others Atticus is dark and doesn't apologize for it. Until Catalina came along ! She's his heaven. But will Atticus be able to defend her from the sociopath wanting to take her. K.L. Don n is relatively new to me;however,she has me hooked and can't wait for more of her work. Beautifully written !
E.M. Shue
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Atticus all the way

With every book in the series I find a new favorite, but Atticus is it. He's possessive, dominant and powerful. He guides Catalina and loves her completely. Such an awesome story and couple.
Vic B
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read. Sizzle starts right off and keeps going. I love how this series heroines all have different backgrounds and stories - you never know what you are going to get. Cat is a little stronger than the others but her relationship with Atticus is far more grittier. I wouldn’t say it is as dark as the others in the series but definitely the most hardcore and rugged but you still have that darkness and danger! I don’t know how else to describe it. Love the over-arching storyline and you can rea ...more
Erika PBookHavenBookBlog
"Catalina is like a drug I've never ingested but can't wait to get addicted to. She's everything I'm not and all I want. She's light and I'm dark. She's virtue and I'm death."

Catalina and Atticus were a short, hot, and explosive story that I couldn't put down. It was an intense and heart-pounding ride and I poured through the pages like a fiend, as I have with each installment of this series so far!! The excitement was palpable, the couple was searingly hot, and it made me want more, more, more!
Kari Hansen
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Atticus has been sent to Alaska to both protect Catalina, their enemy’s sister, and to stop Thomas once and for all. He never expected to feel the intense need to claim Catalina, his little lamb, as his own.

Since her mother passed away when she was nine Catalina has been alone except for people in town who keep an eye on her. She knows that Atticus has been watching her, but she doesn’t know the havoc his presence will bring to her life.

They couldn’t be more different but her alpha protector is
Whynter Raven
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the Adair Empire series.. KL has out done herself with Atticus and Catalina's story..
Island Girl Romance Reads
🖤It’s more than love. It’s us. Him and I. Atticus and Catalina. Light and dark. Heaven and hell.

🖤This is the 4 book in the Adair Empire and my favorite dark series.
Catalina McCray is light and sweet. But she is also strong. They are complete opposites but they’re perfect together.
Atticus Kincaid is dark and dangerous. A killer.
He was sent to Alaska to watch the sister of a dangerous enemy and really didn’t Thanks plan on claiming her as his. His lamb.
Their chemistry was of the charts and the
Jennifer Finn
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth book in the Adair Empire series by K.L. Donn. Atticus Kincaid is one of King Adair’s most trusted men, he even took a bullet trying to protect the queen (Lilith). He’s sent to Alaska to watch Catalina McCray, their biggest enemy’s sister. Cat has no clue her mother was married to a monster and that they had two evil sons. When her mom found out she was pregnant she fled Scotland and settled in Alaska to raise her daughter far away from the McCray men. Her mom died ten years ag ...more
Sheila'S Book Corner
Holy Mother of God these men are just to fucking amazing.
I think Atticus could be my Favourite but I also am so Gone Carver.
This book Atticus meets his Lamb. She is a real dragon tamer.
Watching him fall and let emotions show was beautiful. I have to say I adored East and West her Dogs.
Atticus is also as Kinky as Catalina. They are smoking hot and passionate.

But Holy Fucking Shit That Ending I need Carver's book Now!!!!
Carol Dawn
Words.....I need words....
Is there any way I can rate this book higher than 5 stars? No? rating system.
I rate this book....prodigious....yeah, that will work. (I may or may not have had to look that word up)

This whole series is so dark. Not usually my "go to" with romance because I'm all about that romance. But, KL makes it work. She brings dark, but she somehow makes it sound incredibly sweet. In a romantically demented kind of way. It's.... simply amazing series. Even if
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let me paint you a little picture here. Imagine you’re going through life reading books that are not about the Adair Empire. Life is peaches and cream, you have your basic book boyfriends and everything is rainbows and unicorns. Then, one day, you realize, you really like the color black. You actually hate unicorns and basic boys just aren’t cutting it anymore. Tear.

Have no fear! KL Donn is here! She has 4 absolutely STELLAR books to open your book boyfriend world to the twisted, black hearts of
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Five devious stars! Have no doubt that this book will give you light and darkness at the same time.

Atticus by K.L. Donn is the kind of book that will make you feel everything and more. It has soft dark touches that will make you want more. It is like the strongest drug you can't wait to get addicted to. It is crazy, isn't it? This book differs from the others in a sinful and sweet way. It is dark and light. It is rough and smooth. It has strong characters plus a wild and steamy story.

The paci
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Atticus Kincaid, one of King Adair’s top men has been sent to Alaska to watch their enemies sister. They know she is innocent of his crimes, but they also know that Thomas McCray plans on destroying her. Atticus just needs to sit and wait for him to appear to extract their revenge. But, he didn’t plan in Catalina McCray being his.

Catalina McCray has been on her own in a small town in the Alaskan wilderness since her mother died when she was 9 years old. She knows nothing about the McCray’s or w
Breyana Floyd
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review Post❄

Atticus is Book 4 of the Adair Empire series by the talented KL Donn. I don't quite know how she does it but Krystal out does herself with each new entry into this series. Each character reveals a more complex side of the empire and how far they are willing to go for their own.
This book works with some pretty dark themes and the way they were handled was absolutely breathtaking! It allowed for Atticus and Catalina to become their own individual persons and embrace who they were with
Misty Schott
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG, I am loving this series. Although each book is based on a different couple, I still suggest reading the first three books in the Adair Empire series. They will give you insight on what is happening and background for the other characters in the book. Atticus is a rough and tumble kind of guy and he likes being in on the action. So when he is tasked with keeping an eye on Catalina in Alaska, he is not too happy. Then he sees her and has to fight himself to stay hidden and watch from a distan ...more
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Atticus: Secret Lies (Adair Empire, #4)
By K.L. Donn
5 stars

Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

Well ……. this was a spicy little read!! It was dark, raw, gritty, emotional and a whole host of other things – the list could go on and one. It absolutely kept me on the edge of my set the whole way through and I am officially in love with Atticus – not sure whether I should be but I couldn’t help myself! The chemistry between Catalina and Atticus was just immensely hot! Pretty sure if i
Lynne Garlick
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This man has had my heart from the beginning! The first time he called Lilith 'Little Dove' in the first book of the Adair Empire series, my heart was gone.
This book may be not as dark as the previous ones but no less powerful and gritty. ALL. THE. FEELS! Atticus has been watching Catalina, claimed her....
"I am yours," is the simple answer. " You are mine." I won't leave any room for confusion........
Evil is lurking and Atticus will stop at nothing to protect her from it. Catalina is obl
Atticus is book four in the Adair Empire series. I didn’t think this series could get any better but it did. I devoured this story, I freaking love Atticus. I liked that he wanted Catalina. He didn’t punish her or treat her bad because of her connection to his enemy. The passion and chemistry between Catalina and Atticus was undeniable. I liked that Catalina was able to share her dark desires with Atticus and experience them. Overall, despite their differences, I though Atticus and Catalina were ...more
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I knew from the beginning that Atticus was gonna be darker and slightly more intense since the Adair Empire has been increasing this way with each book. The intensity has risen and the story is just as, if not more, enthralling because we have been invested in it since King.

Atticus and Catlina are a dark and light couple with a connection that is felt instantly but Cat needs a firm hand to acknowledge and surrender to it. Tommy McCray is still lurking and coming to get Cat, but Atticus isn’t let
Hazel Harkins
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers over 18 years of age.
Books are our one great escape. A chance to disappear into someone else’s life for just a little while. I love that we have awesome authors like KL Donn that can go to the darker side and take us on that ride.

WOW, every book in this series gets better. This one is Atticus and Catalina's story and I think it is my favorite although I thought King could not be beat, it has been.

Atticus lets Catalina know from the beginning he will do anything and everything to protect her. The chemistry between t
Katrina Miller
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you have read my reviews before, you know i am a huge KL Fan, and i have been waiting for this book for a while. Let me tell you, she did not disappoint! Once again she delivers an original story with heart, love and dark twisted need. This series is unlike anything i have ever read before and my little dark heart is loving it. The masterful way she builds the worlds, adding people to it to create a unique and full world is nothing short of incredible. She has a way of bringing me to laughter ...more
Lisa M
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Atticus and Catalina, book four in the Adair Empire by far has to be my favorite. The depravity, the darkness, the feelings had me at the edge of my seat waiting for more. The writing just seems to get better and better as this series continues, congrats KL.
Catalina has been on her own for awhile, she lives in Alaska where she is innocent in everything that her family, the family she didnt know she had, but they are about to bring violence to her door and with that the Adair Empire.
Atticus was
Antionette Richardson
This book was so good, Atticus and Catalina were so great together, it's like they were truly meant for each other 💙. I liked being in Atticus's head, we got to know more about this male and it made me respect and like him a lot more. Catalina, despite leading a sheltered life compared to the other females in this series, was still a badass in her own right and proved she could be just as deadly for her man. I adore the dogs, East and West, and enjoyed seeing Daniel (😍) and Dmitri again. Thomas ...more
Samantha I Love HEA Romance Book Blog
ATTICUS! It’s finally here!! I have been waiting for Atticus’ story since the very start of this series, and now I finally have my hands on him. He is even more swoon worthy than I could have ever anticipated. Ah, I just love him. K.L Donn just keeps knocking these books out of the park. I do not want this series to end.

Atticus and Catalina have some heat right from the start. I’m telling you, this is one sexy and steamy read. Atticus is so demanding and domineering, but good lord he is hot! I
Tracey Blake
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Atticus - OMG Atticus is hot in a dark gritty way...

Atticus and Catalina - good pairing of personalities. Catalina is related to the Adair Empires greatest enemy.

Atticus "She's the sister of our worst enemy, I should want to kill her...Instead I want to F*** her" simply swoon worthy.

Atticus is dark, yes the Adair Empire is DARK, DARK, DARK but these men are gritty, but romantic in an Anti-hero kind of way.

Atticus and Catalina mesh in a way that only KL Donn can write it...these 2 should never be
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This book isn’t as dark as the others in this series but you definitely need to read the books that come before because this story is a continuation of the series. Atticus is a good solider in the Adair Empire. He’s tasked with keeping an eye on Catalina a innocent in their war. She’s the sister of the enemy but she’s got no idea what’s headed her way. Atticus is drawn to Catalina. She’s nothing like he was expecting and will do whatever is necessary to protect her. Kl Donn does a great job keep
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Krystal is a proud Canadian girl, hailing from Sherwood Park, Alberta. She has a strong dislike for the winter, and a love for spring. Married to her husband Steve, for 13 years, they have 4 beautiful red headed spawns ranging in ages 6-13. She has a strong love of coffee, sarcasm, and wine. (Not necessarily in that order either.)

She has been a published author for over 3 years now. With over 20 b

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Adair Empire (6 books)
  • King: 13 Little Lies (Adair Empire, #1)
  • Luther: 2 Truths and a Lie (Adair Empire, #2)
  • Castiel: With Lies (Adair Empire, #3)
  • Carver: Past Lies (Adair Empire, #5)
  • Grasping For Air (Adair Empire #6)