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Secrets

(Web of Sin #1)

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This is a previously-published edition - ASIN: B07GJM88DG

I’m Sterling Sparrow, kingpin of Chicago.


I rule the world you see and the one good people pretend they don’t.


Nearly two decades ago, my father showed me a photograph—a girl with golden hair and light brown eyes—and told me that one day, if I proved myself, the girl would be mine.


Seasons turn to years and years pass.


C
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Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 312 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by Romig Works LLC
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Denise Foster It is a stand alone, but it helps if you read the first two. Style, characters, and twists in the first two help you identify with these characters.

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Heidi Kittle
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Make room Mr Anthony Rawlings, Mr Sterling Sparrow needs to stand alongside you as my joint fave anti-hero! This, this, this is on fire and I literally and I mean literally cannot wait for the second book in the web of sin trilogy! I adore everything that Aleatha has written but this, this is back to her dark sided best which I love!
Aleatha’d and then some, hot, smoking, sizzling chemistry with a story line to match, a mega 5 stonking stars from me 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 bravo Aleatha bravo 🖤 (fans one self, ch
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AJ's book-reMarks
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The most anticipated book/series of the year and it does not disappoint.

If you loved Tony Rawlings and or Nox Demetri you will love Sterling Sparrow. He is an alpha-male who keeps secrets safe or does he?

This series is different than the previous ones, for one, this series has three books, and each will be released within five weeks from each other. Release dates are October 30th, December 4th, and January 8th. It's also a quicker read, it flows really smoothly, which should probably tell us s
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

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WOOHOO! THANKS FOR MY ARC! OH LA LA ULTRA POSSESSIVE HERO!

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Blurb:
I’m Sterling Sparrow. You’ve no doubt heard my name or read it on the top of tall buildings. There’s more to my business—my realm—than what is seen aboveground.
Within the underbelly of one of America’s largest cities lives a world where a man’s word is either his most valuable tool or his most respected weapon. When my fat
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Erica
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-books
Oh how I love Aleatha's dark side!! Secrets was one of my most anticipated reads of 2018. I could not wait to get my hands this book! Let me tell you, it does not disappoint!
Araneae and Sterling's story is complex, captivating, suspenseful and scorching hot! I was hooked from the very first page. The deeper you get into the book, some secrets are unwoven from the web of lies in Araneae's life but that only left me with even more questions. It's intense! I have been Aleatha'd before, so I trust n
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Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
There is just something about an alphahole that really gets my juices flowing. They're so sexy and dominant, apparently all-knowing and all-powerful, and they know how to make demands and have people jump-to like no one's business.



Sterling Sparrow was an enigma. After reading an entire book about him, I still know very little about the man. Aside from his seeming obsession with Araneae and keeping her safe and piecing out the secrets bit by bit, I know virtually nothing. He's rich, he's taken ov
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⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 In Time Stars

Aleatha is BACK!!

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When I saw Aleatha was going back to the dark side, I HAD to read this and I'm so glad I did!!

We are introduced to a young teenage Aranea just as her world is about to change in a huge way. If I as going to get picky I would have to talk about Aranea's reactions to this and other things that happen throughout the book. You'd think if those things were happening to you, you would be causing a lot more of a fuss than Aranea did, I know I would. But Aranea just
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Wow!!! Has to be one of my top 5 favourite books for this year.

What a start this new series from Aleatha. Move over Anthony Rawlings we have a new alpha male in town.

This book is so good it had me right from the start. I loved everything about it and I haven't done a thing all day aside from reading this book it is so good.

Not sure where to start but I will not be giving any spoilers but if you have read this author's previous books then you know you are in for a treat. This story will pull you
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❤️ Paulette  Alphas Review
Title: ➳ ❤- Secrets
Series ➳ Web of Sin Series 1#
Author: ➳ Aleatha Romig
Publication:, October 30th 2018
💖💖💖💖💖

ღ It’s been sometime since I last read any of Aleatha Romig books… to be totally honest, I never really thought Aleatha Romig could top her series “Consequences”. But I was wrong.. This 1st book draw you in from 1st chapter

----------------------------Enjoy ------------------------

➳Sterling Sparrow A military veteran & University of Michigan graduate in business, Sterling Sparrow was l
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 “You’ve Always Belonged To Me” Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

-My siren, my temptress, my sunshine- I wasn’t sure exactly what she was, other than mine.

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Sterling Sparrow is the prodigal son and sole heir to the Sparrow dynasty. With his father gone he’s the CEO of Sparrow Enterprises and the king of Chicago’s underground. He’s one of the most powerful, wealthy, influential men in Chicago. He had everything he could ever want except someone to reign beside him. The only thing missing from his
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Em Lost In Books
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018, 2010-19, 2-star
I am not new to Aleatha Romig. This is my third series and 9th book by her. I don't find it any different from the previous eight books. Sterling Sparrows for me falls somewhere between Anthony Rawlings (of Consequence), and Nox Demetri (of Infidelity). He abducted the girl like Rawling and later on seduced her like Nox. Said abduction and seduction is one of the story, other half is full on Romig trademark trail of secrets of the past, an obsessive hero, and a twit of an heroine. Sterling's con ...more
Pam Godwin
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OH. MY. GAWD! This book!

Secretive, unbending, and dangerously delicious, Sterling Sparrow isn't just your next book boyfriend. He's your next ADDICTION. The page-turning suspense, blazing chemistry, and unexpected twists make this a must-read romance.
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4-4.5 stars

Secrets has it all, a captivating and dark story full of twists and complex characters to intrigued me all the time.I was hooked from the start and I just couldn't put it down till the end.

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Sterling is dark, sexy and mysterious.Araneae is an interesting heroine.She is sassy and strong.I like their chemistry, there was tension and passion between them.

I'm going to wait for next book!I highly recommend it!



 


  
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Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 “Intriguing” Stars


The queen of twist and turns and secrets and lies is back. This first book, in the Web of Sin trilogy, is a great start to what appears to be a very dark, thrilling, intriguing, seductive ride.

Sterling Sparrow is powerful, arrogant, commanding and sinfully sexy. He’s been waiting for his Queen and it’s time that she takes her rightful place beside him. Kennedy Hawkins is smart, beautiful, caring of others and has lead her life enveloped in secrecy. Her real name is Araneae
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Kathy Coopmans
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal. Captivating. Thrilling.
Aleatha is back with her dark mysterious ways. Her spellbinding words, and her grip you in a vise, twisted way.
He's Sterling Sparrow. You'll be sure to remember his name.
Kathy Coopmans
USA Today Bestselling Author.
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Aleatha Romig has gone back to her roots in this new series installment Web Of Lies . The sexiness was brought in, secrets were held in the background, and the drama? Well that was there full force and it had no plans of going away.

Kennedy Hawkins has always lived a good safe life until one day she was told about part of her real identity. It’s been years since that life changing moment but Kennedy has moved on and now has a successful career to top it all off. There’s this saying that ign
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Felicia
DNF 38%

I'm a huge Romig fan, have been for years, but I just can't get ino this one. It's just way over the top cliché.
Tracy *To the point Reviews*
I've read my share of dark CR books with a heroine who gets swept away by some mysterious OTT asshole alpha. Some were fantastic, some were slow burn as we peel back the layers of a broody mysterious hot billionaire, and some are a high octane roller coaster ride of hot sex and danger. This?? was none of these.

This fell flat for me because the hero had no real appeal. Nothing original came from his mouth and the sex scenes were lukewarm. Dialogue was rather common and I couldn't help but feel l
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Kate
A man’s word is either his most valuable tool or his most respected weapon.

I can’t keep this anything BUT vague.

Characters & Chemistry

Kennedy Hawkins was told to never return to Chicago after a narrow escape and till this day she has kept her word, but a pregnant friend and work has changed that. Being a CEO of Sinful Threads, she investigates a matter that involves some dodgy dealings. It is all a ruse.

I really liked Kennedy. She is strong, sassy, and has a backbone of steel however she alway
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Michelle
Sterling Sparrow WOW!!!

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This book is just brilliant from start to finish. I couldn't put it down the story and characters are just to additive. I 've been looking forward to this book since I heard about it. I m a big fan of this author her Infidelity series is just amazing and Nox is my favourite character of hers. But I think Sterling Sparrow as just taken first place wow is just a everything you want in a hero. He's a total alpha and can be a total butt. There so many side of him that you
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Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
4,5 stars

How do you like your male MC?

Do you like them
A) Domineering;
B) Accommodating?

Morally you want a man to be:
A) All shades of grey;
B) Pristine

Physically you melt for:
A) Batman
B) Preppy accountants

In bed you would expect him to be:
A) conquering, a little bit kinky;
B) Plain vanilla

If you knew he's been stalking and monitoring you, bugging your devices you would be:
A) Infuriated and slap his face before kissing him senseless because oh boy! Did he want to protect
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Rochelle | Rochelle Reads ♡


2018 is becoming my year of introducing myself to different, fabulous authors. I haven’t read anything by Aleatha Romig, though I’ve heard about her romances—the twisted darkness she weaves throughout and the commanding men she writes about, she’s an author you’ll want to read!

Secrets is filled with everything a reader could want—lies, secrets, deception, all unexpected yet enthralling, complex characters and captivating dark, delicious romance. Sterling and Araneae are multi-faced, intriguing c
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Myla
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing


Secrets is a new spine-tingling series that left me craving for more. This book lives up to its title with unpredictable twist and turns as each scene unravel. But are they the truth?

Sterling Sparrow is an enigmatic, sexy, and an alpha-male, through and through. He got this unexplainable a$$holy charm that attracts every woman just by looking at him.

Araneae McCrie a beautiful, independent, and fierce kind of a woman that just won't follow any man's bidding.

Two strong-willed characters that compl
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TP
Nov 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
Let me get this straight.
I am 16 years old, my dad just died a week ago in an accident, while my mum drives me to the airport to send me away to boarding school. With a complete set of fake identity, telling me my dad was actually murdered, telling me my real parents/ mum gave me up to safe my life, and now both our life’s are in danger. To never ever come back to Chicago because her life depends on it and to stay clear from the Sparrow/Sterling family.

How would a normal happy family, achieve su
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Candace Tidwell
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Get ready to have a book hangover.
Buckle in for a fast paced storyline that has so many surprises and twist and turns. Exciting, angsty, thrilling....I'm sure I could continue on but I wont torture you. Except, I did forget to say smoldering and sexy. If you are a fan of Aleatha then you should know to expect the unexpected. When you pick up this book just get comfortable because you will not put it down until the end. Secrets...this book brings all new meaning to the word. Buy it, read it, lov
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Timitra
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Secrets is a suspense filled read that will leave you begging for more. That ending oh that ending. I'm so ready for more, so ready to see what happens next. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and these characters.

Sterling Sparrow, the hero is without question an ass but man there is something magnetic about him. I must admit in real life I'd slap him just on principle but between these pages I'd bang his brains out. I love me a mysterious, dark and brooding man, he's got it in spades. Araneae, the
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Shirley
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Aleatha's dark side returns with a vengeance! The first of three that will be released back to back to back within months of each other.
Sterling Sparrow is everything you would expect him to be if you're familiar with Aleatha's men, dark, twisted and always in control. Aranaea is a breath of fresh air with an attitude and backbone to boot. The chemistry between these two is off the charts! Aptly titled, there are layers of secrets, some we find out, some are saved for (hopefully) the next instal
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Priya
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 🌟
Unputdownable
Aleatha Romig once again weaves a story of a dark world, suspense, mystery, lies, deceit and Love.
This book kept me on edge and was so engaging. I want to know so much about Araneae. Sterling is as usual our Nation hero alpha male, so is just too damn irresistible. Their chemistry was really off the chart. I really liked Araneae and her courage and backbone to stand against anything. This kind of heroins really make the reading wonderful.

You must go in this book blindly. The
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Shayna
“I’m not prey, asshole. If I’m yours, as you’ve said, I’m the lioness.”

The queen of dark romance and alpha anti-heroes is BACK and BETTER than ever! Secrets is a dark and sexy page-turner of a read, with a prologue that spares no punches and an ending that will absolutely shock you!

Tony who? Nah, I’m just messing with you. I will ALWAYS love Tony, but Sterling Sparrow can darken my doorstep and take control anytime he likes! That man…you guys! He’s intense, passionate, arrogant, egotistical
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1-Click Addict Support Group
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 In Time Stars

Aleatha is BACK!!

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When I saw Aleatha was going back to the dark side, I HAD to read this and I'm so glad I did!!

We are introduced to a young teenage Aranea just as her world is about to change in a huge way. If I as going to get picky I would have to talk about Aranea's reactions to this and other things that happen throughout the book. You'd think if those things were happening to you, you would be causing a lot more of a fuss than Aranea did, I know I would. But Aranea just
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Darkreads
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Aleatha Romig's storytelling after reading Consequences. This first book of the Web of Sin series takes us back to Ms. Romig's dark romance roots and introduces us to the new man in town - Sterling Sparrow. He is the definition of the dark, sexy, and mysterious anti-hero who you are going to love (or love to hate) ! I Also really enjoyed Araneae. She is a strong, feisty heroine who fights for herself and her loved ones. The story is full of twists and turns as well as plenty ...more
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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist ...more

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