Synopsis: Secrets & Lies is a companion novella to A Secret Life. It is recommended to read A Secret Life first.
Magdelyn Becker lost her entire family when she was seventeen. Ever since, she’s avoided relationships at all costs: personal, physical, emotional. She doesn’t trust anyone and won’t allow herself to get close enough to create a connection. It’s the way she is. Take it or leave it. Her new job as an FBI agent has her letting her guard down, and letting the wrong person into her life, her mind and her heart.
Taylor Donovan is tall, sexy and powerful. He doesn’t show emotion and he can spot an agent a mile away. Being an FBI agent is the farthest thing from his mind when he lays eyes on Maggie Becker. She’s beautiful, sweet and honest and honesty is not something that Taylor is used to in his business. It’s her beauty that blinds him, though, and it might be what costs him everything, including his heart.
No one can be honest 100% of the time, not even Maggie. It’s her job to lie to Taylor. It’s her job to break him down then bring him down. The only problem is she has to do it without Taylor realizing it’s happening. After all, Taylor Donovan is supposed to be dead. The FBI shouldn’t be looking for him.
Review by Jennifer: Maggie had lost her family, but had decided to still move on with her life. She went to college and made something of herself. Then she was approached by the FBI for a job.
Her cover for her first job was basically her back story. What better way to hide in plain sight than with the truth of her past. Taylor would never suspect she was an agent planted in his company if what she told was truth.
What Maggie didn’t bank on how smoking hot he was. She was used to putting up a wall and never letting anybody in, but for some reason he kept chipping away at her resolve.
Now she’s wondering if she’s going to be able to take him down like she had psyched herself up to do at the beginning. She’s wondering how she can fall for someone so fast knowing that what they do isn’t legal.
This book definitely had me wondering if Taylor was ever going to find out and what her consequences would be. If he did find out would he be able to win her over to his side or would her good nature prevail and turn him in! Oh the suspense! I tore through this book!