Review Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies by Cynthia Cooke
After an all-out assault by a vicious terrorist bent on destroying her entire family, a former government agent must break the strict rules she has always lived by when she emerges from hiding to reluctantly accept the help of her all-too-sexy ex-lover. Running a deadly race against time, they rush to rescue her kidnapped sister, find her missing father, and bring the notorious villain to justice. But nothing ever goes as planned. Bullets fly, danger abounds, and their passion reignites even faster than the lies are flowing. But their stubbornly held secrets just might spell the end of their rekindled love and hopes for the future…as well as their very lives.
I could not finish this book. Lord knows I tried. Everyone I talked to said they loved it. I wondered what was wrong with me. So Ill tell you where I got to and why I put it down.
We first meet genie after she has retreated to her “mushroom house” in the desert, (but there are trees) and she meets the UPS guy with a gun in her hand. When all of a sudden a fleet of SUV’s barrel down toward her house, she holds them off with her rifle from the roof until her daring and timely rescue via helicopter by her hunky ex. ( Unbelievable much, ya, but i kept going even after this point).
Then the ex and she race over to her identical twins house, well one of the identical triplets whose husband and kids don’t know she used to be a super secret spy girl before she quit the family biz and you find out that other triplet like betrayed sister 1 with her boyfriend to set up sister 1 to be killed … and i stopped right there.
First problem was there was entirely too much that occurred prior to the beginning of the novel that we didn’t see enough or clear detail of to keep me involved in this cluster (#*$*@) of a novel initially. Don’t just drop me head first into the volcano, inch me in slowly and not right into the middle with no context.
On top of that these characters were all supreme caricatures which made them unlikeable and not even remotely relatable. I felt like I was reading a bad spy novel more than a romantic suspense book.
So rather than continuing with a book I felt was just bad and unorganized I stopped.
Overall Rating: DNF