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Killer Secrets (Tempting SEALs #5)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  6,934 Ratings  ·  181 Reviews

The new, sexy Navy SEAL novel from New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh


As the illegitimate son of Diego Fuentes, Ian Richards faces danger at every turn. Neither his father nor his fellow Navy SEALs knows which side he's fighting for—or against. Which is exactly how the game must be played…until Agent Porter enters the picture.


Kindle Edition, 385 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by St. Martin (first published 2006)
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I'm sorry to say, but I was very disappointed with this book. Ian and Kira caught my attention from the "start" when I met them in Wild Card - yes, I started reading this series out of order, ugh! - so I was anxious to read their book. Unfortunately, their romance turned out to be not as good as I had expected because LL failed to make me connect with them. I didn't like f*cktard Ian, I didn't care for Kira, and their love sex scenes were uncomfortable to read. Fortunately, the ongoing suspense ...more
Opening Line:"Slipping into the ICU unit of the private military hospital wasn't an easy task.

Wow, Lora Leigh has outdone herself with this addition to the Tempting Seals/Elite-Ops series. With non-stop action and enough intrigue, twists and steamy drama that you won't be sure who's playing who until the last few pages. And sexy, oh my, this is possibly the hottest LL I've ever read, and that's saying something. Ian and Kira literally burn up the pages as they each strive for dominance in a cat
Nov 22, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Tempting SEALS
Recommended to Heather by: Collette
Shelves: lora-leigh
Really 3.5 stars...

I enjoyed this story about Ian, the son of ruthless drug lord Diego Fuentes. Ian is deep undercover. So deep in fact, that everyone believes he is a deserter. He wants so badly to kill Diego for torturing Nathan, his best friend and holding him hostage for years.

In comes Kira... also a contract agent, she can change her appearance on a whim and no one recognizes her. No one except Ian. The two of them connected on a job with one of Ian's SEAL friends about a year prior, and
#5 Tempting SEALS - Romantic Suspense

For me the SEALS series has become formulaic. Brooding, ultra uber SEAL, with no redeeming emotional skills to offset him being a complete and utter *sshole. Heroine overlooks the SEAL's bullheaded, Neandrethal (sp?) behavior for hot sex.

Ian is such a Class A jerk -- I *really* disliked him. He treated Kira very badly, though they were in a sexual relationship ... then, as in most if not all of the SEALS books, till then very end when the "hero" crumbles, pro
Feb 18, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lora Leigh fans, Romantic Suspense fans
Hot book! Good plot, but a little complicated to follow if you haven't recently read the books leading up to this one. (That would be "Dangerous Games" and "Hidden Agendas") It took me awhile to get into it for just that reason--a few months and a lot of other books have come between "Hidden Agendas and "Killer Secrets".
In this story, former SEAL Ian Richards now works for his infamous father, drug lord Diego Fuentes. Kira Porter, an undercover agent for the Department of Homeland Security, has
Sep 13, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
Finally finished this one! And I enjoyed it a lot...though I think I liked the other 2 better. Tough call, though.

Of the three of this series that I have read, I think this one has the most solid plot. In the others, the romance overwhelms the story a bit, but in this one, they were a bit more equal - though it's still very much a romance.

The sex is super hot and yummy - but in my opinion, still not as darkly erotic as Leigh's straight-up erotic-romances. Kira and Ian were fun to read, lots of c
It was a struggle for me to continue reading this one because I did not like the characters or the plot. The characters were in a state of constant turmoil--not just the main characters (Kira and Ian), but Ian and his father, etc. There were a lot of lies, meetings for weapons deals, etc that I didn't understand. I did not like Ian's character--at all. There was a lot of repetition in his need to protect Kira, not trusting her, etc.

After about 3/4th into the book, I skimmed the rest just to fin
Jul 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. I had heard so many good things about Lora Leigh only to read two of her books that were very disappointing to me. But I'd heard such great things I decided to give her another try. I really enjoyed Hidden Agendas, so I just had to read Killer Secrets. I loved it. I think this probably one of the best action romances I've ever read. One of the things I was really disappointed by in the earlier books was that so much of the book was focused on the sex ...more
Killer Secrets
3 Stars

Determined to bring down those responsible for the torture of his SEAL teammate, Ian Richards willingly takes a position with his estranged father, renowned drug lord, Diego Fuentes. Unfortunately, things do not go according to plan when Homeland Security agent, Kira Porter, arrives on the scene intent on stopping Ian from ruining her agency’s most important assets.

The plot and characters have definite potential, especially in terms of Ian’s relationship with his father. Un
Other than The Breeds, this is the only series I continue to read with Lora Leigh.

It's a simple series- a team of Navy Seals and their Happily Ever After love stories. Throw in a bit of suspense, and you got it in a nutshell.

Okay there's lots of steam too!

In KS we get Ian's story. Ian is uber hot and uber alpha! His love interest, Kira (introduced in Hidden Agendas), was a good match for him though.

But I did have issues, which I'll get to later.

Here's the send up:

As we discovered at the end of H
Colleen (NerdyWoman) Kayter
Once again, Lora Leigh has hit one out of the park with a full-length Tempting SEALs story. No wimpy/wussy/whiny heroines allowed! Her alpha females are a sure sign there's going to be an uber-alpha male taking her on! Delicious fun!

But in Killer Secrets, you're going to start out a little clueless if you haven't at least read Book 4, Hidden Agendas.

I got my grimy paws on this and Book 3, For Maggie's Sake (in the Real Men Do It Better Anthology) at the same time. So, of course, I read Book 3 fi
5 stars - Romantic Suspense

Killer Secrets is perhaps the most intriguing and erotic book in Lora Leigh's Tempting SEALS romance/action/suspense series. Featuring sexy, brooding alpha male, rogue Navy SEAL Ian Richards/Fuentes, and heroine undercover DHS agent Kira Porter, Killer Secrets has lots of action, suspense, thrills, danger, and plot twists and even more sexual tension and steamy romance. This book would be complicated and hard to follow if you haven’t read the previous books in the SEAL
Jul 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So here's the deal...I read "Wild Card", Lora Leigh's first book in her "Elite Ops" series, and gave it three stars. Then I re-read Suzanne Brockmann's "The Unsung Hero" from her "Troubleshooters" series and ended up retracting my extremely generous three stars for "Wild Card" and gave it a more deserving one star...and I dismissed reading any more books by Lora Leigh. Then I read "Feel The Heat" by Cindy Gerard, the third book in her "Black Ops, Inc." series, and was kinda disappointed. Nonethe ...more
Jane Stewart
Steamy hot sex. Poor plot development. Audiobook narrator’s breaths annoyed me.

I’m in the minority here. A lot of my friends liked this. One friend said she loved this “in print” but “kept drifting off in audio.” So maybe that’s part of my problem.

I read 30% and stopped. It’s characters thinking, talking about things, and being intense. Lots of threats, warnings, and orders to others. There is almost no action. There is no doing of anything. Ian deserted the Navy SEALS and is now developing a dr
Christi Snow
My Review:

What a disappointment. I was so excited about Ian's story, but the plot line just fell totally flat for me to the point that it became annoyingly repetitive:

1.Ian would have to do something within his father's drug cartel which would steal a vital part of his soul.

2. He'd go up to his room and have hot sex with Kira which steal a bit more of her soul as she opened her heart up to him more.

3. He'd try to convince her to leave for her own safety which she would refuse to do.

4. Start at s
Kerry  sullivan
All though I liked this book I found it hard going. It didn't have the power of the others in the series. The only thing that kept me reading was the fact the whole series had been working towards this story, so I felt invested in the outcome. There seemed to be a sense of doom through out this book and it was a bit depressing. So much so that it took me longer to read this book as I kept finding excuses to put it down.
Loved it! THIS time, Lora got it just right for me. Lots of sexual tension, erotic sex ala Lora Leigh style and great action and suspense. I loved everything about this book, down to the villain.

If this is the way it's going, I can't wait for LL's new covert ops series due for release in September 08!
I didn't care for Dangerous Games but Hidden Agenda and this one, Killer Secrets were, in my opinion, very good.
DNF read the first 7 chapters and I really don't care for this book.
Alice Boni
Jul 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Lora is a great writer and her seal series has a cast of characters that work well together. The action is fast as one of the Darango Seal group goes rouge and sells the rest of the team out to go back to his father who is a big name in drugs,arms and white slavery--especially young girls/ His exteammates are out to kill him but one person doesn't believe he is a traitor and follows him to Aruba. Kira has been in love with him for years but refuses to admit it to herself.It moves fast to the con ...more
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-f, paperback
Sexy! Each book is following a formula but Lora Leigh writes each character so uniquely they are all very entertaining and HOT HOT HOT with intriguing stories that have you rooting for all the MC's all the way through, plus the stories build on each other and that just makes them even more engaging.
1 Anno preciso dalla sua uscita, e io ancora non lo avevo letto. Cosa ci posso fare se un romanzo vuole essere comprato e poi lasciato in un cassetto? Non è colpa mia, sono loro a uscire dal mio radar. Però ad un certo punto mi sono detta ora o mai più e l'ho letto - manco farlo apposta - proprio un anno dopo.

Parto con una premessa breve da significativa: la Leigh in genere mi piace anche quando scrive scemenze, perché rimane fissa e inamovibile nel suo genere. E' un'autrice prevedibile, sicura,
Alexa Ayana
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Berdarah Kolombia, kasar sampai ke tulang-tulang, penampilan tampan yang muram, anak haram kartel narkotika, bermasa lalu kelam dan selera kinky. Lengkaplah sudah pesona menyebalkan yang memikat dari antihero kita Ian.

Nah sekarang pasangannya, Kira yang super kickass, agen mata-mata yang dijuluki si bunglon. Cantik, sosialita, kaya, liar, seksi, galak, mandiri. Tapi kalau sudah menghadapi Ian dia lembek bak nutrijell.. Inilah kenapa aku sebal sama si heroine. Sangat tidak konsisten sifat dan sik
Oleta Blaylock
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite book of this series. Part of that is because the hero is named Ian. I have a softness for that name. The other part is that Ian is so dominant, he reminds me of Ian Sinclair from Shameless. Ian Richards has had a very difficult life and he shows it with everything he does. Even though he is portrayed as a traitor through most of the book. I suspected that he was doing something else. He is much to loyal and honor bound to turn away from all that he cares about just to take ov ...more
3.5 stars

Big bad alpha male, a strong bossy female, lots of sex.. That I belong to you... and you are mine... talks.There is also violence, war, blood is shed and some emotional coaster ride.

Being son of the Drug lord and man who tortured his friends and innocents, IAN begins on his solo mission...deep undercover to rule his father's cartel, and later kill him and also kill a very dangerous man, Sorrell while at it.

But its not so easy for a son to kill his father now, is it? Eventhough his fath
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
"Ora, per la prima volta in vita sua non si sentiva solo. Con gioia si rese conto che finché avesse tenuto Kira tra le braccia non lo sarebbe stato più. Finalmente il Seal avrebbe avuto una casa."

Se dovessi descrivere questo libro in modo breve e coinciso lo definirei "tutto fumo e niente arrosto!" XD Tra i libri della serie forse è quello che mi è piaciuto meno ed è un gran peccato perché da Ian mi aspettavo ben altro...Ovviamente la Leigh essendo la Leigh farcisce tutta la storia con una marea
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I gave this book a 3.7
This was slightly different to normal Lora Leigh, in my opinion. It was really refreshing but there were some things I didn't really like about the male protagonist.
Just warning everyone- from this point onward, this review may contain SPOILERS.
So I picked up this book a few months ago and read the first few pages. I couldn't really get into the book because I didn't know the characters and I really couldn't relate to Kira. So I stopped reading it and went and read som
Jul 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was really keen to read this after finishing Hidden Agendas. It is the climax of the overall suspense story that was created from Dangerous Games (Clint & Morganna's story).

Surprise surprise, from the ending of Hidden Agenda, we find out that Ian has been the secret Judas who has been supplying Macey with info on Diego. In an added OMG moment, Diego turns out to be Ian's father only that Diego never knew he existed till much later because of his jealous wife's attempts to kill Ian and his
I really enjoyed this instalment of the Tempting SEALs series. It's fast paced and exciting and I love how Lora Leigh's characters unfold as the story goes on. I haven't read this series in order, so I was looking forward to finding out how Ian and Kira came together.

I really liked Kira, which suprised me a bit because in later books I always felt that she was a quite aloof. She was strong and skilled but also feminine and loving. I enjoyed the journey she went through as her relationship with I
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone over 18
Recommended to Linda by: LL Chatters
OK, I said in "Hidden Agendas" that Kell Kreiger was my new favorite! Not anymore, I just knew that Ian was going to be so "bad" and I love Kira as the female lead.. Hot, Hot, Hot.. I do say that you need to read the other books in the series before reading this one. JMHO! This is a full-size novel (378 pages) so don't start it until you have the time because it's hard to put down.


As the illegitimate son of Diego Fuentes, Ian Richards faces danger at every turn. Neither his
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  • Rescue Me (Includes: T-FLAC, #11.5; Tempting SEALs, #6)
  • Feel the Heat (Black Ops Inc., #4)
  • Too Hot to Hold (Hold Trilogy, #2)
  • A Wish, a Kiss, a Dream (Cowboys and Captives, #2; Dream, #4)
  • Beyond the Dark (Includes: Tale of the Demon World, #5; Breeds, #13; Wolf Breeds, #5)
  • Ties That Bind (includes: Bound Hearts, #1)
  • Show No Fear (SEAL Team 12, #7)
  • Extreme Danger (McClouds & Friends #5)
  • A Kiss to Kill (Passion For Danger, #3)
  • Riding the Night (Wild Riders, #5)
Lora Leigh lives in the rolling hills of Kentucky, often found absorbing the ambience of this peaceful setting. She dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared. Lora’s family, and her writing life co-exist, if not in harmony, in ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Tempting SEALs (5 books)
  • Dangerous Games (Tempting SEALs, #2)
  • For Maggie's Sake
  • Hidden Agendas (Tempting SEALs, #4)
  • Atlanta Heat (Tempting SEALs #6)

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“It's instinct," he said then. "For centuries, it's been our job to protect our home, our women, and our children. We're emotional cowards. We don't talk about our feelings, we're not comfortable putting our soul into words. So we give of ourselves the only way we know how. We protect. We smother those we love in protection, fight for ways to keep them always safe, even from what we deem as a threat from themselves. It's in our genes, Kira. Right or wrong. Emotions are harder for a man to voice, strength is much easier for us to show. It's not an insult, it's the way men show their emotions for those they love. You can't change it."
"I can protect myself.”
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