Bound by Secrets by Amy McKinley is the second book of the Deadly Isles Special Ops Series.
Personally I wouldn’t read it as a standalone mainly because the previous book “Twisted Secrets” did have some mystery that hasn’t been solved yet and continues in this book.
Kayla Kane fled her abusive relationship and needs a place to hide out until things smooth over.
Jaxson Hale is a former Navy SEAL and Kayla’s brother’s best friend.
Their story is a second chance romance. They have to overcome their past and get their secrets out in the open if they are ever going to have a shot at being together.
Kayla, haunted by her brothers tragic death years before, knows there is more to the story than what she was told. Jaxson, bound by a promise, knows that he’s going to have to break it if he’s ever going to get his second chance with Kayla.
I am enjoying this series. I liked how their story is really just a continuation from their childhood, and you get bits and pieces of that as you read through.