Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies by Cynthia Cooke

Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies by Cynthia CookeDeadly Secrets, Loving Lies by Cynthia Cooke
Published by Entangled Publishing on May 13th 2012
Pages: 212
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Games are her specialty.Secrets are her life.For undercover agent Genie Marsters, they are the building blocks of her world. Now a vicious terrorist with a score to settle attacks and if she wants to save her family, she can no longer hide. Worse, she must depend on her former partner and lover to help. Kyle can see through her games and has no use for her deceptions. If she wants the sexy agent, she will have to bare a lot more than her soul. She will have to give Kyle everything.
How far will Genie go to keep her secrets? How much is she willing to lose?
A high-octane romantic suspense that will keep you guessing until the very end.

When 2 parties are thrown together and when lack of trust runs both sides – with a side more justified than another to me at least – a great story is hidden in the pages. or so I think. Until there comes a point when stubbornness and inexplicable behaviour throw a spanner into what could have been a fantastic and less-frustrating story.

Genie Masters owes Kyle Montgomery a lot. Left him alone in hospital, apparently betrayed him and feels sorry enough to apologise grudgingly but not enough to be truly remorseful, because her family’s lives are at stake. I’ve always felt that Kyle’s steadfast love was way too good for her and she’s never done enough to earn it back. Maybe this inequality is sufficient for other readers, but not for me, especially her inability to at least master some of her trust issues by the end of the book.

As much as I wanted to like this book, Genie’s loyalty to first and foremost her dysfunctional and duplicitous family leaving Kyle second best at most, left a sour taste in my mouth and not even the closing scenes (where the sudden and unconvincing realisation of her being truly alone) could remedy that.