Title: Sins, Lies & Spies
Series: Black Brother Series
Author: Lisa Cardiff
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published: February 9, 2016
Knox Black is no stranger to secrets…
As the head of a private military company, specializing in intelligence gathering, he’s more than familiar with political corruption and secrets worth killing for.
He has one objective on his current mission…
Knox must uncover the mastermind orchestrating the blackmail scheme swaying votes in Congress. It was supposed to be easy. After all, nothing fazes him, until he faces off with Trinity Jones, a member of a rival company.
Knox is determined to flip Trinity’s loyalties and use her to his advantage, but there’s one problem—he can’t keep her out of his head, or his heart.
As the tangled web of secrets behind the blackmail scheme unravel, Trinity is unwittingly thrust into the center of it. With her life on the line, Knox will to have to decide what is more important…
Or the woman who stole his heart?
3.5 Star Review
Anytime I hear the words romantic suspense my response is YES! Gimmie!! Even if I've never heard of the author as is the case here, Lisa Cardiff is brand new to me. I enjoyed her writing style as it kept me invested in the book and what was happening with the main characters. There are a few references to events that took place in the first book in this series- which I haven't read- but it doesn't detract anything from Sins, Lies & Spies. The dual POV really helped me connect with both characters because hello, their spies, they lie for a living!
I liked Trinity, this fiery woman with a backbone of steel. She has lived through more than her fair share of ups and downs and has the strength to prove it. I think my favorite thing about her was how she still held onto just a touch of vulnerability and only Knox was able to break through all of her tough-girl facade and see it. Though my favorite part of this entire book was Knox. Broody, protective, strong willed, loyal friend, devoted brother and sexy as all get out. To say the first meeting between Trinity and Knox was unconventional is an understatement. They're both working a job, from opposite sides of the matter and circumstance throws them together. The chemistry between them is undeniable and they can't keep their minds or hands or lips off of each other.
I liked that they were both willing to put aside their self-righteousness and focus on the task at hand and getting to the bottom of the situation they found themselves in. No thanks to my least favorite person in the story, Miles. What a tangled an convoluted web of deceit and trickery these two find themselves in. Amidst the questions and danger Knox and Trinity realize that there is more at stake than some decade old secrets being revealed, their hearts are on the line too. The intensity gradually builds until it all comes to a head. I wasn't expecting that final twist that revealed who the true mastermind behind this scheme was. Lisa Cardiff kept me guessing until the very end in this fast-paced read. While Trinity and Knox's road to happiness was full of bumps and detours along the way it was uniquely theirs. Any other ending and it just wouldn't have fit who they were as individuals and as a couple.
After spending years practicing law and running a real estate development company with her husband, Lisa decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer and she must confess that inventing characters is so much more fun than writing contracts and legal briefs. A native of Colorado, she lives with her husband and three children in Denver.