Secrets Exposed: Pequel Tall, Dark & Dangerous by Lisa Renee Jones
Secrets Exposed: Prequel to Tall, Dark and Dangerous
By Lisa Renee Jones
Lindsey Paxton is going to see Mark Reeve. He was her father’s partner, being groomed for to take over the law firm when she left it to become an FBI agent. They parted on very unfriendly terms, but she must get him to come back, or she would be stuck running the firm. Law wasn’t where her heart was anymore, it now belonged to the anti-terrorist department of the FBI. Plus the case her father took just before he took off to have his cancer treatments is just like the one that ended her career. There is no way she can try this case she feels.
Mark Reeves has moved on since he left the Paxton group, has his own consulting company now, so when Lindsey comes ringing his bell, he is not interested in taking over, but he is very interested in her. He agrees the next day after looking over some files and articles on the case to come in for 6 months to help her with the case and to get the group back on track.
The similarities between this case and the one that cause Lindsey to walk away from law are eerie. So, eerie Mark starts making demands that she goes nowhere without him. The victims in the cases all look like her which scares him even more. He tries to take over her life and control her in this protective way. Lindsey bulks – she is a trained FBI agent after all, but she always ends up fogiving him. They go out of town for a couple days, chasing down a lead in Las Vegas, and when they get back to her apartment she gets her gun out of the drawer and puts the clip in it, saying someone had been in the apartment. Mark takes the gun from her and goes through the apartment – won’t let her do it! And SHE let him!
The play between these two characters is good, the sexual tension kept at premium high, and the independence/need to control clashing wildly. Certain parts of this book I adored, other parts, no so much. Like Lindsey handing over her gun to let a lawyer go through her house because she wasn’t going to win that argument? She had the gun! I give this a 3.5 starts, I will probably pick up the next Walker Brother book. I enjoyed the first one.