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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Review: Midnight Secrets by Lisa Marie Rice



Midnight Secrets is the third installment of the Men of Midnight Series.  I will honestly say that it stands well on it's own.  As a matter of fact it was outstanding!  The characters from the previous installments have supporting rolls but you won't feel as you are missing story line because of it. Every now and then a book falls in my lap that keeps me up all night.  Secrets did that exactly!  

Isabel Delvaux, is the only surviving member after her entire family is killed along with over 1000 supporters on the eve that her father was announcing his intent to run for President.  Isabel was one of a very few that survived, she changed her name and moved to Portland to get away from the limelight and reminders.  She has retrograde amnesia and is trying to recover both physically and emotionally.  She isn't doing a very good job at either by herself.

Joe is a Navy SEAL who almost died twice from injuries sustained in the filed.  Joe is doing well, but when he sees Isabel he starts falling for her and falling fast even though she doesn't pay much attention to him.  He fixes things around her house and follows her to make sure she doesn't hurt herself. Isabel in turn feeds Joe in return for his help.  When cooking it is the only time that Isabel feels like her old self. And damn Ms. Rice did some research for Isabel's cooking skills.

When Joe receives a message simply telling him to "Keep Isabel Safe", the story takes off.  Joe calls his friends in and together they work together to keep her safe, while Joe and Isabel fall in love.  The mystery behind the Washington Massacre and how the fiends behind it are destroying the economy is both interesting and thought provoking.  Can Joe keep Isabel safe, and can they bring the organizers of the massacre to justice.

Ms. Rice weaves her story seamlessly, with strong well defined characters.  I will be going back to read the rest of the series.  If you are in the market for a fantastic hot suspenseful romance - Midnight Secrets is fantastic!