Tuesday, March 20, 2018

ARC Review: Deadly Secret by Tara Thomas

Deadly Secret
Author: Tara Thomas
Series: Sons of Broad (Book 2)
Publication: St. Martin's Paperbacks (March 27, 2018)

Description: In this next novel in the thrilling romantic suspense Sons of Broad series from Tara Thomas comes a novel of deadly games and uninhibited passion. In the sultry streets of Charleston, one family, ruled by its powerful, take-no-prisoners sons, has risen to the top. But a ruthless serial killer is out to destroy them…and everyone they hold close…

As a lawyer and aspiring Congresswoman, Bea likes to keep things professional. But she’s hired to investigate past dark secrets embedded in the Benedict business empire―and as secret wife to Knox Benedict, the job is about to become even more personal…

Knox is the moral backbone of the Benedict family, but even a modern-day saint can have a mysterious side. He’s out to win back his estranged secret wife―but getting close to her again could destroy them both…

As Bea and Knox dig up the truth, Bea falls deeper and deeper into danger. Someone close by is watching her―and waiting to kill. Can Knox save the woman he loves from the enemy out to destroy them? And can their marriage survive the deadliest secret of all?

My Thoughts: This second book in the Sons of Broad series is the story of the romance between Knox and Bea. They are secretly married and Bea is being pressured to stay away from him. It seems like Bea is getting too close to finding the secret The Gentleman is trying to hide.

Bea is suffering from panic attacks as a result of an attack on her. She is also being shadowed by someone who is constantly trying to frighten her. She can't keep away from Knox though. He is the one she calls when she wakes from her nightmares. After the villains try to kill her by setting her father's house on fire, she moves with Knox to Benedict house where there should be stronger security. Unknown to her or to anyone else, one of the guards has been compromised which bring the danger into a place that should be safe.

As Bea and Know continue to go through papers that Tilly's mother saved, they uncover a family secret and come closer to figuring out who The Gentleman is and why he wants all the Benedicts dead.

We also find out more about Jade in this episode but the revelation was telegraphed even in the previous book and didn't come as a surprise to me. I am still wondering who The Gentleman is and, hopefully, all will be revealed in the next book which should also be about oldest brother Kipling's romantic fate.

Favorite Quote:
Someone else might have described it as being watched. Jade was being hunted. Watched was much too mild of a term to describe what he was currently doing to her. There was no doubt in her mind, she was being hunted. She was the prey. He was the lion.
I received this one in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.

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