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Between the fallout from his father's latest shady business dealings and his wife Charisse's alcoholism, Evan Murdoch has his hands full. But he should be most concerned about the scandalous affair Charisse is having right under his nose - with his half brother. Evan's being pushed to the edge, and no one knows that better than Leila Hawkins....

Leila is back in Chesterton, divorced, penniless, and desperate enough to do anything to save her mother's home from foreclosure - including turning to Evan, her former best friend. But Evan isn't interested in friendship. Instead he makes Leila a shocking indecent proposal.... Meanwhile, Evan's newlywed sister, Paulette, wants to be the perfect wife. But a blackmailing bad boy ex has reappeared in her life - and he's threatening to reveal her most painful secret....

The scandals just won't quit - and for everyone involved, desire, betrayal, and lies are all in a day's work....

©2015 Shelly Ellis (P)2015 Recorded Books

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I can't wait until the next one...

I wasn't prepared for the ending. .and when the narrator said "the end" I literally stared at my phone and immediately Googled when the next book will be out. This story keeps you on your toes. Sometimes I found myself yelling at the book...lol. When you can place yourself in the story talking to or yelling at the characters, that's how you know you have yourself a good story...a great book.

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  • Slim
  • Lexington, Virginia
  • 06-05-16

very interesting book

CATION: There maybe spoilers in this review.

this the second book I've read/listen to by Shelly Ellis. her books always catch my attention. I may check out more of her books.

I just wanted to throw my phone a cross the floor when I was listening to this book . the family in this book irked me so much. like they rather keep the secrets and or mess up their marriage or stay in a bad marriage. the only people in the book that didn't make me right were Leila, Antonio and Terrance.


but end the end they finally reveal there secrets and finally told. I was so glad of that. I got excited and said YES when Evan caught his wife Clarisse and his half brother Dante in the slower I'm like FINALLY.


And last but not least I had to laugh at the end when Paulette watching the news. I was glad Antonio didn't leave her. I did wanted to know what else happen between those to I didn't like how it ended I felt like it should've been more on Paulette and Antonio part.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Great Story!

I loved it, it was, pure entertainment from start to finish??? Loving this author! Awesome!

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Good Storyline

Enjoyed the storyline but I did not like the narration. It would have been better with different narrators.

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Great Book

I absolutely enjoyed this book. Had me completely engaged with all the characters. Can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

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Best Kept Secrets

The story line flowed well. It was so descriptive. The story unfolded very well. The ending must lead to a part two. I will be purchasing part 2 and any after that series.

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good series

the Right balance of steam, intrigue, passion and suspense makes a good novel. excellent writing

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LAME!!

Paulette's story line was so unbelievably lame!
the rest of the stry was ok I guess!

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It was okay

The storyline was too drawn out and predictable for my taste. I will definitely give this author another try.

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  • kymalee
  • syracuse, ny, United States
  • 08-30-17

book 1

I really enjoyed this story. I loved it except the 2 parts or 2 details. I won't tell you about the story or it's not my intent to. The story is about just what it says secrets. The 2 details I have issue with or I would have given it 5 stars are these l. 1st if someone drugs you and has sex with you its RAPE and nothing else. I your being blackmailed by someone and part of the blackmail scheme is to have sex with them and it's not your choice. Than it's sex with the person who is blackmailing you. Its not your lover.
Petty maybe, but lately everyone is trying to down play rape.