Review: Dirty Little Lies by Lora Leigh

Posted September 5th, 2016 in book review / 14 comments

Review: Dirty Little Lies by Lora LeighDirty Little Secrets by Lora Leigh
Series: Men of Summer #3
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks on August 30, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Adult
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: two-half-stars
Heat: three-half-flames

Zack Richards knows he’s asking for trouble. Trying to protect a member of the notorious Maddox family could get a man killed—even a battle-scarred, muscle-ripped alpha like Zack. But the woman who has captured his wildest fantasies is nothing like the rest of her power-hungry clan. She’s innocent, beautiful, and has quickly become the one shining light in his dark, desperate world. The only woman worth fighting for…and dying for…

Her name is Grace Maddox—and everybody knows that she is a marked woman. Targeted for her family’s sins and hunted like a wild animal, Grace has no choice but to accept Zack’s protection. In his arms, she finally feels safe. In his eyes, she sees an insatiable desire that mirrors her own. But the truth is dangerous—and could end up tearing them apart. Will surrendering to Zack end up being the biggest mistake of Grace’s life?

At A Glance

Hmm, not sure about this one.

The Good

The beginning…awesome!. Dirty Little Lies was a steamy and intense read. I expected nothing less from Lora Leigh. Grace and Zack were great together. I liked their romance, even if Zack was a little too alpha sometimes and Grace a little too weak. But they oddly worked for me in the end, even with all the bumps between. They gave each other the strength they needed.

I loved all the secrets and mysteries slowly revealed as the story went on. Things get super complicated as people reveal truths that have been buried a long time.

The Bad

Some of this is my fault for reading book 3 of the series, but I didn’t know that going in. This book should not be read as a standalone. I was confused the whole time. I didn’t understand the world they lived in. I guess all the world-building was in book 1.

The amount of people in this family was ridicules. I couldn’t keep up. Too many characters, names, and too many things happening with all of them. I didn’t even understand who the bad guys were at the end. Was I suppose to remember them from earlier in the book because I didn’t. Every time I turned the page I wanted to ask “Who the hell is this person?”

The Snuggly

So steamy and sexy. A very sexually-charged book without it being erotica. Just very detailed in a few yummy sex scenes.

Final Thoughts

Dirty Little Lies was okay but I was too confused. I think the biggest problem is that I didn’t read the first two books. I am use to Lora Leigh and her great erotica. I think I will stick with that for now. But if you liked the previous books I don’t see why you wouldn’t like this one.


A glint of metal, the blade of a knife, gleamed from his other hand as Grace felt panic set in. “Rich?”
At the whisper of his name, the look on Richard’s face shifted from regret to grief. I’m so sorry, Miss Grace,” he said softly. “I’m so sorry. Just tell me where the files are, and I’ll let you go. I promise.”
This was a nightmare. He wanted files? Even if she knew what the hell he was talking about, he wouldn’t let her go. He’d gone too far for that.


book review

, , , , , , ,

14 Responses to “Review: Dirty Little Lies by Lora Leigh”

  1. Lekeisha

    Yeah, I hate getting a book that is part of a series. Did you get this on NG? I think if a book is from a series, they should have that in the title. It would make things a whole lot easier.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Yeah, I didn’t realize it was part of a series. NG sometimes does not divulge that.

  2. Olivia Roach

    Sometimes it’s perfectly okay to jump right into the middle of a series, but sometimes it doesn’t work because you’ve missed too much. This seems like one of those situations… but it’s good you could still enjoy the couple though. 🙂

Leave a Reply