Review: Dirty Secret (Filthy Politics #2) by Chelle Bliss and Brenda Rothert

Title: Dirty Secret
Author: Chelle Bliss and Brenda Rothert
Series: Filthy Politics #2
Rating: 4.5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance

Agent: Kennedy Barnes
Target: Phoenix Ash
Crimes: Computer Hacker, Money Launderer, Heartbreaker
Mission: Get close and survive

After living her life in the shadows as the daughter of a congressmanโ€™s secret affair , Kennedy Barnes joins โ€˜Project Greenlightโ€™ – a clandestine intelligence organization. Sheโ€™s out to prove sheโ€™s more than her fatherโ€™s dirty secret.

One of her first assignments is simple. Get close to Phoenix Ash, collect enough evidence to put him away for life, and get out unscathed.

Phoenix Ash is a world renowned hacker. Heโ€™s pulled off some of the biggest heists in modern history, but never leaves a trace. He knows people are after him and that every day may be his last, but when he meets Kennedy Barnes everything changes.

Lines are blurred and secrets are exposed as Phoenix and Kennedy both discover they do have a weakness – for each other.

My Review:
Hot chemistry and edge-of-the-seat suspense combine to deliver an addictive read that I devoured in record time. I couldn’t put this one down until I finished it!

Brenda Rothert is one of my favorite authors but I’ve yet to read any of Chelle Bliss’s books – must rectify that soon if this novel is any indication of her writing style. I absolutely loved Dirty Secret from the first tantalizing page until the last. This was my kind of perfect read – chock full of steamy romance, pulse-pounding intrigue, interesting characters, intense suspense and skilful writing.

Nix was a great leading man – hot, argumentative, smart, and cunning, he could come across as a bit of an ass but he had a heart of gold underneath. My fav type of alpha male. I swooned over how protective he was of Kennedy, even though he was angry as all hell at her.

Kennedy was a kick ass black ops government intelligence agent and she was awesome!

I loved this couple and their chemistry was explosive – definitely fanning myself during this read!

I also really enjoyed the undercover subplot and the murky world of The Loft. There were plenty of dark, dangerous, suspenseful scenes where my heart was in my mouth. How they snagged the bad guy in the end was a bit too simplistic but I rolled with it anyway.

It was a tad slow moving at the start, for me, but apart from that, it was a superb book. Highly Recommended.

Actual 4.5 Stars

Thanks to the authors for providing a review copy of this book via Inkslinger PR in exchange for my honest review.

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