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Bombshell for the Black Sheep

(Southern Secrets #3)

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4.81  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  28 reviews

He should’ve said good-bye after their one night together.
Instead he came back…

When he disappeared after their last sizzling encounter, Fiona James vowed to forget rebellious billionaire Hartley Tarleton. But now, Hartley’s returned and is determined to turn his searing chemistry with Fiona into something more…except now she’s pregnant…

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Published September 5th 2019 by Mills & Boon Desire
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Lynn Brooks
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
BOMBSHELL FOR THE BLACK SHEEP is book three in Janice Maynard's Southern Secrets series and brings the family full circle when the elusive brother returns with a family secret that will rock their foundation!

Hartley was mentioned in the previous two books in this series and we knew that he unexpectedly left town and there's question about what he might have been doing in the company beforehand. This story brings him home with a secret that he's not sure he wants to share with his sib
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Margie
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Shocking surprises, feuding brothers and sexy couples! That's what readers have to look forward to in Bombshell for the Black Sheep by Janice Maynard, the third book in her Southern Secrets series. Hartley Tarleton disappeared a year ago and his father and brother were not at all happy with him. Seems he took something with him that he shouldn't have. He did return home once but he just saw Fiona James then. Well, he did more than see her. A little hanky panky may have been involved. Now Ha ...more
Traci Westling
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m happy to share my honest review having read this book a bit early ! It’s the final one in the Southern Secrets series that absolutely was perfect for wrapping up this series ! Hartley returns to his hometown hoping that his family will accept his absence even though he has secrets that can further upset the family dynamics. He’s also keen on reaching out to Fiona who’s been mystified by his unexplained quick exits. So much family drama
And sweet sexy sizzling scenes to keep those pages
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Janeen Phillips
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing way to end a series.

Bombshell for the Black Sheep is the 3rd book in the Southern Secrets trilogy. And oh my what an ending!!!!

I read the entire book in less than 12 hours! In spurts between work, dinner making and homework helping of course!! I just couldn’t put it down.

There’s an abundance of family drama with Hartley returning after being gone for a year under suspicious circumstances. With his return comes more drama, family secrets and his growing weakness for
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Theresa
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bombshell For The Black Sheep is the third and final book in Janice Maynard’s Southern Secret’s series. It's really not necessary to read the first two, as it's quite fine as a stand-alone novel, but I would definitely recommend you enjoy all three. I greatly enjoyed this book, and I would get your copy while you can - it is very well written, with lots of emotions from both characters in different ways (as well as the other characters in the story).

Hartley Tarleton has just returned
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Darla
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Bombshell for the Black Sheep is the 3rd book in the Southern Secrets Trilogy by Janice Maynard. Book 1 was Blame it on Christmas and Book 2 was A Contract Seduction. If you enjoy series that peek back at characters from previous stories, then read in order, otherwise each can be read as a stand alone. I am reading the trilogy in backwards order, which has been kind of fun actually.

I love a quick read that allows me to go through a variety of emotions along with the characters; ooooh, aaaah, yi
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Erika Mounts
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh how I wanted Hartley to be oh so bad and Janice didn't disappoint. From the previous books you know that there was scandal between Hartley, his father and his twin brother Jonathan that caused Hartley to disappear for a year under suspicious circumstances. When he returns to town after a year of silence he shows up on the door of Fiona James. He had previously met Fiona before he left to handle the "suspicious circumstance" and they had a instant connection, landing them in bed together then ...more
Paula
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bombshell for the Black Sheep is Southern Secrets book number 3 by Janice Maynard. Hartley pulled a disappearing act soon after he meet Fiona Tarleton despite their “instant connection”. Being the final book in the series the reasons for his leaving and the family conflicts are a big part of the story. Still he owed Fiona an explanation or at least a warning before it all comes out in the open. Still Fiona has secrets of her own that also need to come to light.
Entertaining story that is a
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Trish Jones
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put down this final installment of this trilogy that has kept me guessing. It starts with the black sheep of the family, Hartley returning to town and confiding his family's dark secret of the past to his former lover, the beautiful and artistic Fiona. He had previously loved her and left her after a night of passion. Twice! Fiona soon has a secret of her own. If you are a fan of this trilogy you get to see what is happening in the siblings lives (Jonathan and Mazie) but it can also b ...more
Jodi
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bombshell for the Black Sheep by Janice Maynard is the final installment of the Southern Secrets trilogy. And what a finale it is! There are more twists and turns then a roller coaster in this story. Readers will get the explanation for Hartley Tarleton’s disappearance that they’ve been waiting for. Upon Hartley’s return to the family dynasty, we learn that he was been back in town a few times and during one of those visits, he meets Fiona James. Fiona brings a much needed calmness to what could ...more
Judyrudy
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Bombshell for the Black Sheep is the final book in Janice Maynard’s Southern Secrets series. If anyone has followed this series, we knew that Hartley disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Upon his return to town, he immediately seeks out Fiona where we learn he has a past with her. He discloses that his father has died and he needs her support as he faces his family for the first time since leaving. Fiona is unsure whether to trust him but soon we discover she also has her own secrets. ...more
Sarah Houck
I truly enjoyed this book. Fiona is not normally the type of heroine I really enjoy but I thought her character arc through the story was great. Also, I love Hartley... he was the perfect mix of sexy man and vulnerable.
Dj
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
#3 [He shouldn’t have said yes…After their one night together, there are explosive consequences. When he disappeared after their last sizzling encounter, artist Fiona James vowed to forget rebellious billionaire Hartley Tarleton. Now Hartley has returned to Charleston to deal with the skeletons in his family’s closet—and maybe turn his searing chemistry with Fiona into more than a one-night thing. But now she's pregnant with the heir Hartley swore he'd never have!]
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Southern Secrets (Book #3)
Cheryl
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a fabulous ending for a series! Bombshell for the Black Sheep is the third book in the Southern Secrets trilogy and is it ever full of surprises. We have already seen how Mazie And Jonathan Tarleton deal with life’s problems and each find love. Now we get to meet Jonathan’s twin Hartley who had a falling out with the family and has been in Europe. Coming back home is heart wrenching because his father died before they could make amends. Now that he is back in Charleston to stay he has a ...more
Karen
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely enjoyed this book. Couldn’t put it down. Fiona and Hartley had a one night stand with sizzling chemistry between them. When he comes back to town to deal with family issues, he yearns to see if there is something between them still. Fiona plays hard to get with the rebellious Hartley. Hartley didn’t want children but what will happen when he finds out he now has one on the way?
Marcie Robinson
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Bombshell for the Black Sheep” is the final book in Janice Maynard’s Southern Secrets trilogy.

We finally get to meet Hartley Tarleton when he returns to Charleston after mysteriously leaving the year before.
Artist Fiona James, who met Hartley months ago, tries to be strong around him and not allow him back into her life since he’ll only end up leaving again.

I really enjoyed “Bombshell for the Black Sheep”. Secrets were revealed and sexy times to be had as Hartley and Fi
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Wioletta
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hartley is back, oh boy, Fiona is not happy about it. He needs a favor, Fiona wants to say no, but she agree only if Hartley tell her why he left her twice without goodbye. He finally tells her all about him and his trip to look for answers. She encourage him to tell his siblings about his findings, but he doesn't want to burden them with painfull truth. While trying to rebuilt his relationship with his brother and sister, Hartley gets another shoking news, Fiona is pregnant.
This story is aweso
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Michelle
3.5/5 stars

Bombshell for the Black Sheep is the final book in the Southern Secrets series. It can be read as a standalone, but knowing the secondary characters from previous books may make certain aspects of the story more enjoyable for the reader.
I struggled with how to rate this book. On the one hand, I generally enjoy Janice Maynard's writing. However, this book didn't hit the usual high mark for me. I found that there was a lot of telling vs showing in regards to the relations
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ErinMickC
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An utterly and completely satisfying conclusion to the Southern Secrets series!

I was anxiously awaiting Hartley’s book ever since he was first mentioned in the first book of this trilogy. He seemed so mysterious; his disappearance from his family’s lives fueling my overwhelming curiosity about his big secret. In the end, he wasn’t so mysterious at all. Hartley turned out to be a big teddy bear, not only with Fiona, but also with his family…and I adore him for it.

It doesn’t hurt that
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Tina
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hartley has been gone from Charleston for a year except for one visit three months ago. Became to see Fiona., the girl from the wedding party he was part of. They’d spent the night of the wedding together and that night three months ago. Both times Fiona awoke to an empty bed. But he’s back. Ready to tell his family where he’s been and get answers from his dad about the secrets he uncovered while he was away. But his dad is dead and with him, all the answers Hartley uncovered. He’s shared them w ...more
Lela Redick
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bombshell for the Black Sheep is the 3rd installment in the Southern Secrets by Janice Maynard. In this novel we learn the story of Hartley, the aforementioned Black Sheep. He comes back to town and
seeks out Fiona James, an aspiring artist, whom he shared a couple of nights with before disappearing.
Family Secrets are revealed to the cast of characters that we met in the first two novels, which brings
the entire clan closer together. As the story progresses, we see the ups and do
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Monica
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Janice Maynard does a good job of putting the pieces together.

Bombshell For The Black Sheep is the third and final book in Janice Maynard’s Southern Secret’s series. It's really not necessary to read the first two, as it's quite fine as a stand-alone novel.
I greatly enjoyed this book, it is very well written, with lots of emotions from both characters in different ways (as well as the other characters in the book).
I truly loved this book.
I highly recomme
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SMatt
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
They say timing is everything. Hartley and Fiona have it. Then they don’t. A lack of communication and secrets threaten to keep the bombshell artist and the very eligible black sheep apart. Will family history keep them from each other or bring them together?

The conversations between Hartley and Fiona are witty and wicked . . . but talking always got them in trouble. The hot romance between Hartley and Fiona is revealed through Maynard’s sexy tale. The unexplainable pull of attractio
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Moran
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bombshell for the Black Sheep is the third and final book in the Southern Secrets series and boy did Janice Maynard finished the series with a bang!

I loved Bombshell for the Black Sheep, I think it was my fav book in the series.

In the first 2 books in the series Hartley was mentioned a lot and I couldn't wait to read his book and find out all his secrets.

I don't want to give away too much of the plot and any spoilers but Bombshell for the Black Sheep was super sexy read, it was ver
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Pat
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was given to me for an honest review.
This is the third book in a series. It is the first book that I have read of this author. I will now have to go get the previous books to see how we got to here. I enjoyed the book and felt it was a story well written and told. The characters were believable because these things happen in real life. I would recommend this book to others.
Sharon Davis
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This final book in the series was the best! I'm usually disappointed in finishing up a series - too easy storyline, no guessing the ending. Bombshell for the Black Sheep was the exception! Family drama, romance, personal convictions, WOW! This black sheep lover was my favorite!
Teresa
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well this one ends this series and it was a bumpy ride for all involved, no spoilers from me, but it was exciting and a final HEA for all - enjoyed my paperback copy and will pass it on to a friend!
Diane Dario
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Janice Maynard came to the writing life early! When her third grade short story, “The Princess and the Robbers”, won a red ribbon in a school arts fair, Janice was hooked. She followed up that early success with a more commercial piece in the sixth grade… “Why My Mom Loves To Drink Coke”. No advance for that one, but she won a six-pack of Coke… remember those great little bottles?

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Other books in the series

Southern Secrets (3 books)
  • Blame It On Christmas
  • A Contract Seduction