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Publisher's Summary

The Walker Brothers: Tall, dark, and deadly, these three brothers run Walker security. Each brother is unique in his methods and skills, but all share key similarities. They are passionate about those they love, relentless when fighting for a cause they believe in, and all believe that no case is too hard, no danger too dark. Dedication is what they deliver, results are their reward.

Book one, Hot Secrets: Royce Walker, a former FBI Agent, who's opened a private security firm with his brothers, has always had the hots for the prim, proper Assistant District Attorney, but considered her hands-off because of a family connection. However, when danger threatens Lauren, he isn't willing to stand by and watch her get hurt. Now the passion for survival is only rivaled by the passion burning between them. And that passion might just be the death of them both.

©2012 Lisa Renee Jones (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

This was a great action packed suspense story. The hero was strong, hot and protective and the heroine was tough, strong-willed with lots up spark. These who worked great for me. I loved that he didn't try to change her or control anything but her safety! I enjoyed the suspense and wondering who was after her. I'll definitely listen to book 2!

The narration was good, I always enjoy Eric Michael Summerer and this book was no different!

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It was Ok

I liked this story but I didn’t love it, I found Lauren to be a little bit dumb. She is a district attorney and she “knows” how fast things can turn and yet does she listen to her private security nope, so is it any wonder she ends up in trouble?

I was hoping for something I don’t know different unique but this just felt like all the same Romantic Suspense books.
Tell the woman to stay and she follows, equaling her to be in danger. Just so predictable.

The narration was the best thing about this book in my opinion.

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Another woman with a death wish

I'm with the other reviewers - the main female character doesn't have the common sense of a child and acts like a two-year-old having tantrums. Someone threatens you, injures you, attempts to injure you again. Numerous people tell you not to go out in public, but she does it anyway - repeatedly.

Unbelievable insta-love.

DNF

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Dumbest heroine in history!!!

There is nothing I despise more than a weak heroine.

For a character that is supposed to be intelligent enough to have become an ADA, she couldn’t have been more ignorant or incompetent if she tried. I don’t believe I’ve ever uttered the phrases “shut the f@#! up” and “you dumb b#t@h!” more times than while listening to this audio book. This character literally did everything possible to endanger her how life. So much so, that I felt no sympathy for her when she was at risk.

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Narration match story and passion

Hot, steamy, intriguing romantic suspense.

Royce Walker has the perfect job when it counts. He is allowed to use his job as the reason for protecting his long time obsession, Lauren Reynolds. She is the Assistant DA and has a boat load of trouble heading her way. But Royce maybe the one thing that no one expected to have her back (and front). The fireworks just bloom from there. Take the ride and enjoy as the climax rides its high and all the way to completion.

Jones has brought me another hot romance to get the blood flowing.

Eric Michael put that extra need in the way he voiced the story. A connection to the characters was forged with the words but bonded with his rich timber and smooth diction.

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Heroine is too stupid for words

How is this woman an intelligent district attorney? She has been getting threats for weeks and is creeped out but ignores them. Then she falls for Royce after a week or two and hears some woman call him and freaks out. Royce tries to protect her but she never listens to him. She continually puts herself at risk. Honestly I didn't care if she got hurt because she was too dumb to listen to anyone who is trying to protect her. She finds out her father is the one who initially asked him to check out possible threats to her she refuses to listen to anyone including him It was a truly annoying story. Why did he like her?

I'm sorry I wasted my time on this one

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Sex-moralist representation of women

I have to admit that I stopped listening to this book within an hour or so. If you're like me and you're desperately trying to find a book where female characters are sex-positive and unapologetic about their sexuality then this isn't the book for you. Not only does the female character buy into the "oh my god I'm such a slut for wanting sex" trope, but to add offense to injury, it's the male character that spends time mansplaining why she shouldn't feel that way. Wise-strong-male helps insecure-sheltered-female see the light. If that kind of stuff bothers you, DON'T buy this book.

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Filled with TSTL moments and tons of head talk!

Overall opinion: 2 Stars

Good storyline that was completely overwhelmed by constant self-doubt, 20 seconds to 140 seconds of head babel every time a question was asked, statement made or situation encountered and TSTL moments. The H was the typical dominant male with a soft side and possessive streak while the h was something else. I am not sure why female authors feel that making the h into a petty child acting out against whatever the man says makes the woman look independent, but it doesn't. The h is an Assistant DA but acts like a petulant teenager when the H attempts to keep her safe (he is a security expert). The TSTL moments are numerous. The only thing that drove me insane about the last 10 minutes was that the 'security expert' was unable to keep the h safe and barely made the save! Based on this case, the Walker Brothers will not have a successful agency.

Brief Summary: No need to expand on the author's summary.

Narrator(s) - 6/10

POV: multiple

Overall Pace: moderate

Instalove: Yup

H Rating: 6/10

h Rating: 4/10

Sad/happy/thrill/Angst/TSTL - Too much TSTL

Heat Level: 6/10

Descriptive Sex: 7/10

OW/OM Drama: Some

Sex with OW/OM: no

Cheating: no

Separation: some

Triggers: common sense

Closure (HEA/HFN/Cliffhanger): HEA

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What a great start for this suspenseful series!

What took me so long to listen to Lisa Renee Jones? I am wondering this myself! This is the first book of the series, and if you like strong, hot, alpha men and strong-willed, spunky heroines, you will love this book. Royce is the first brother of the Walkers and one that helps to run Walker Security. Lauren is the daughter of a senator and a DA litigating a high profile, death penalty case. Who better than to threaten than Lauren? And who better to protect her than Royce? The attraction is immediate, but while they are falling in love, there are secrets being kept, lives being threatened and too many suspects to track. This is a fast paced, thrilling romantic suspense and you will love it!

Eric Michael Summerer is an amazing narrator, and is perfect for this series. He can portray the alpha male and switch to the spunky female without missing a beat. Love his narrations and can't wait to download book 2!

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Unconvincing + TSTL

Several issues made this unconvincing.
First, the female lead is just way too annoying. For someone in her position, her behaviour is just shocking. What sensible person constantly refuses to follow instructions when they know they are being threatened? Too many TSTL moments for her to deserve our support. It's a little insulting how these authors seem to confuse independence with stupidity.
Second, she just comes off as immature. She overreacts to the phone message and then to Royce's conversation with her dad. Common sense says you at least hear the other person out before passing judgement. And throughout the book she's just been cutting the guy off every time he tries to talk to her about anything serious.
Third, maybe it's just me but it seems like this book used "male" as an adjective more than usual. If I hear one more reference to his "male spicy scent"!!! And what the world is a manly TV? Isn't it just a TV? **eyeroll**
Fourth, the insta-love just didn't cut it. Sure he liked her from afar for a while, but still, it seemed hollow and like there was no real basis for them to skip from a dance at an event to "I've never felt this way before". Some of his lines are just thrown in there for the sake of it, if you're gonna use "you had me at hello" at least back it up!
And lastly, I searched for a book under the "Action" category and found it lacking in that area too. There isn't a lot of action. The security company doesn't seem to do the job all that well, they don't intercept any of the threats, not even one. The villain's motive wasn't developed enough for the ending to be convincing.

So overall, the romance arc is unsatisfactory and the action arc is unsatisfactory. I liked the family dynamic and bond between the brothers enough to give the next book in the series a chance.