Title: Malachim (A Secrets and Sins Novel)
Author: Naima Simone
Release: September 23, 2013
Availability: Kindle & Nook
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review!
This was the first time I have ever read a book by this author and I will have to say I was definitely impressed. This novel is based around a women’s struggle to get as far away from a now ex husband’s physical and mental abuse, going as far as to completely change her identity, and leaving the friends and love ones behind to keep everyone safe.
Danielle Warren has lived through always having to look behind her to make sure she was safe and ready to leave the life she has taken up for the past two years if need be on the spot. She is living on only what she absolutely needs, especially now that she knows her ex-husband is free from jail and will probably come after her. She is the reason he went after all. She has her paralegal certificate but has never held a job except for at the diner she is currently working at.
Malachim is currently on suspension and may face losing his attorney license and firm for a secret he and his friends covered up more than 20 years ago. But he would do it again if he had to, because you never should turn your back on those that are almost like brothers. However, since this investigation started he has lost paralegals and other employees too; he put an open position out and that still needed to be filled.
When things start happening and those closest to Danielle start having accidents, she suddenly knows who is behind it but can she trust the only one who may be able to help her? Or will he turn his back on her due to a trust issue from his past? Well what do you think happens when an “inexperienced” paralegal who wants a second chance at life and a desperate lawyer who is on the brink of losing his firm (can’t currently even practice) meet?
Naima Simone will have you on the edge of your seat wanting to keep reading until you finish the book. I could not put it down because I wanted to find out what would happen next. The plot was really good and in my opinion I did not see any kinks in the story line. I will have to say that the twist towards the end was definitely something I did not see which made it even better. She not only brings you the story between Danielle and Malachim but also the gut wrenching suspense of what would you do if you were caught in Danielle’s shoes. They both were strong characters who had struggles of their own and needed to mend but needed that extra help. This book is very highly on my recommend to read list.
I was born the daughter of a sharecropper… Okay, maybe not. But I am the daughter of a pastor from whom I inherited my love of romance. The man can preach a mean Song of Solomon! (There’s that plug, Daddy! You can pay me later!)
Although my first book starred a cucumber named Fred, my first romance came several years later in the seventh grade, when I wrote myself as a heroine opposite Ralph Tresvant from New Edition. Through the power of my pen and imagination, Ralph took one look across a crowded stadium, met my dark, mysterious gaze, fell passionately in love, and serenaded me in front of millions of fans. Out of all the girls in the world, he chose me! And of course, we lived happily ever after–once we had the inevitable fight, aka black moment, and made up with a passionate declaration of love and fidelity. This same story reincarnated itself many times over the years: with Donnie Wahlberg from New Kids on the Block, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, and as recently as last night, Vin Diesel.
Though the characters have changed, my love of love has endured. Shaping the lives of unique men and women who experience the first hungry bites of lust, the dizzying heights of passion, and the tender, healing heat of love–nothing compares to it. Except maybe discovering new material for love scenes with my husband, the head of Research & Development!
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Don’t forget Book 1 of the series Secrets and Sins
Only four people know the truth about Richard’s mysterious disappearance—-Gabriel and three childhood friends…who have all sworn to take that secret to the grave. But a hidden enemy wants those shocking secrets brought to light…even if he has to kill to make it happen.
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