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Twisted Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Piper Foster

Twisted SecretsTwisted Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story has everything in it from action to betrayal to romance.
Xander and Riley dynamic is a mix in itself. Xander and Riley have such a quick connection. Amy McKinley had me going right to the end with who the culprit was behind all the destruction. As these moments played out me heart was pounding. The ending left alot of question and I can’t wait to see where this series leads to.

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Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Series Book 2) by Amy McKinley
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Release Date – February 2, 2021
Genre – Romantic Suspense
SYNOPSIS –
On the run from an abusive relationship, book reviewer Kayla Kane needs a place to lay low, but she won’t risk her parents’ lives. Especially when a visit to her Honolulu childhood home resurfaces memories of her deceased teenage brother, reinforcing all they’ve already lost. To keep her family safe, she finds the perfect place to hide… with her brother’s best friend—the man she’s crushed on forever.
Former Navy SEAL Jaxon Hale has never found a woman who could compare to Kayla and the single night they shared the summer after graduation. When she reenters his life a decade later, he vows to do whatever it takes to make a relationship with her a reality. This time, the promise once made to his best friend won’t stand in his way.
Kayla and Jaxon soon realize that sharing a living space doesn’t come without complications. The past shadows their every turn, and tensions escalate as they dive headfirst into painful memories for a chance at a future. Despite the safety of Jaxon’s home, her troubles aren’t over. With the stalker ex-boyfriend looming and an unknown threat closing in, bringing more secrets to light, Jaxon risks losing Kayla forever.

Twisted Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Liz Vrchota

Twisted SecretsTwisted Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh I am so going to love this series! I have loved Amy McKinley’s writing before and especially loved her Gray Ghost Series so when I discovered this is a spin off type series of that I knew I needed to get my hands on it and I needed it NOW. I was so not disappointed and loved every moment I spent reading Twisted Secrets, the first of her Deadly Isles Special Ops series. This is one heck of a suspenseful ride as you read bringing the drama and smexy sizzle to the underlying storylines that will keep you wanting more, more, more. I really loved following along and the story that we got with Xander and Riley. These two bring the heat and the suspense that will leave you on the edge of your seat trying to figure things out as you go. I loved and hated the way this ended… mostly because I wanted more lol. I am anxious to get my hands on the next book in the series soon! This is one you do not want to miss!

Review by @lizaileen
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Twisted Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Chantelle Smith

Twisted SecretsTwisted Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amy McKinley continues to show us what an incredible author she is, time and time again! Each book she brings us you can guarantee that you will get drawn into the incredible storyline and epic characters. This read has everything and more! It’s full of action, suspense and romance. It’s fast-paced and action-packed and keeps you guessing, and leaves you wanting more. I loved following Riley and Xander’s story throughout this read and watching their connection and chemistry develop. I absolutely loved this read and couldn’t recommend it enough! I can’t wait to see what else is to come of this series!

Don’t miss this read!

Reviewed By @tillytillzz

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Broken Circle: A Gray Ghost Novel, Book 1 AUDIO BOOK by Amy McKinley – Review by Jennifer Wolbeck

Broken Circle: A Gray Ghost Novel, Book 1 AUDIO BOOK

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Broken Circle is a story about how keeping secrets in a marriage can lead to the destruction of a relationship. I enjoyed the themes of love, infidelity, greed, deceit and family that were explored in this book. All of the characters had strong motivations and ties to one another. This is my fourth Amy McKinley novel, and I’m not disappointed. I love her writing style and how she structures her stories. This is also my second audiobook narrated by Regan Brown. I appreciated Ms. Brown’s performance better in this one and felt like she gave all of the characters their own distinct feel.

I do have a few nitpicks. Sometimes, I felt annoyed with the main character, Liv. In the beginning of the book, she was very suspicious of her husband, Alex. She was afraid of infidelity because of how her parents had dealt with it during her upbringing. However, until the second act of the book, I didn’t feel like Alex gave sufficient reasons to be suspicious. Liv felt upset that he was being secretive, but he literally worked in law enforcement to dismantle crime organizations. I didn’t really understand why she felt so entitled to the classified information Alex had to deal with for his job. These are spoilers, but I also didn’t feel like Liv had appropriate reactions when she found out that Alex belonged to a high profile cartel in South America, and she also seemed too careless when she was undercover and trying to run away from Alex’s family.

In the end, this story is definitely a fantasy type of romance. The woman bounces from one handsome, sexy, wealthy man to another. She is always provided for and she always has a man to cherish and protect her. All of the danger and excitement are just twists and turns along the way. If you’re looking for romance that’s tinged with tragedy and adventure, then you’ll enjoy Broken Circle.

Broken Circle: A Gray Ghost Novel, Book 1 AUDIO BOOK by Amy McKinley – Review by Jenique Bornman

I have now read and listened to quite a few of Amy McKinley’s books and this one is by far my favorite.

Olivia (Liv) and Alex have the perfect cookie cutter marriage with all the frills that go with it…… or do they?

Amy took me on a wild rollercoaster ride with this one with some absolutely THRILLING twists and turns.
A wonderful second honeymoon to reconnect and one totally from the left field phone call……..Some secrets just don’t stay secret for long and then Bam!!! add another surprise…… that’s all I’ll say.

Regan Brown breathed something extra into these characters with an excellent job with the narration. She portrayed the personalities of the characters with ease and just enhanced the storie so much more.

With Amy McKinley creating an AMAZING story with superbly crafted characters and Regan Brown bringing those characters to life with the narration, I highly recommend this audio book.

Twisted Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Shannon Fowler

Twisted SecretsTwisted Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is not my first book by Amy McKinley because the books McKinley writes keeps me guessing, keeps me entertained and keeps me coming back for more. This new series is not any different. The characters are engaging and fun to read about. Poor Riley, if she didn’t have all the bad luck possible, she wouldn’t have any luck at all. Enter Xander. He has his share of crap as well. But as fate would have it, these two meet and try to change their luck.
This story is the first in a new series which does reference another of McKinley’s series, The Gray Ghost Novels. But can be read without reading the other series (but you really should). Warning: this story isn’t overly sexy, but the adventure part is a little…extra. Also, this story has unanswered questions so book 2 is a must.

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Reviewed by @shannonlovesbooks

Broken Circle: A Gray Ghost Novel, Book 1 AUDIO BOOK by Amy McKinley – Review by Heidi Schoolman

This is the first book in the Gray Ghost Novel series. This story follows Alex, a police officer, and Olivia, an artist. Being married to Alex is exactly what she needs to escape her families political ties. Alex shifts gears and turns to politics. Now she is back in the very life she was trying to escape. Past secrets threaten to undo everything she has worked for. Can this book get any better? Yes, keep listening!

Broken Circle: A Gray Ghost Novel, Book 1 AUDIO BOOK by Amy McKinley – Review by Samantha Jayne Grubey

Broken Circle (Gray Ghost #1)Broken Circle by Amy McKinley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed the narrator telling the story and found her voice very soothing and I enjoyed her telling the story. I really didn’t like Alex as a character thought he was a bit of a wanker, especially how he reacted to something (don’t want to say because of spoilers). I really liked the plot and enjoyed the story. There were times through this book where I was like I really couldn’t care what happened to these characters and then I was like oh my god this got better. I really enjoyed where the story went, the twists and turns. I really enjoyed the writing. I loved the letter bit at the end that hit me in the feels.

Review by @samanthajayne96x

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Twisted Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Betsy Melano

Twisted SecretsTwisted Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Twisted Secrets: Deadly Isles Special Ops, Book 1
By Amy McKinley

This book has suspense, romance, and a bit of mystery all rolled into it. Xander is a SEAL who finds out his girlfriend has found someone new. While he is on an extended leave, he is considering what haw wants to do with his life. One day he catches sight of Riley at a local coffee shop and is drawn to her in a way he never expected.
Riley is beginning to wonder if her boyfriend Charles is really being truthful or not. As she considers her current relationship, odd things begin happening to her. Riley’s apartment is broken into, she is hit in the stomach while out for a run, and receives threatening texts from an unknown number. The more she considers her relationship with Charles, the more she feels she needs to make a change.
As Xander and Riley begin to spend time with each other and start a friendship, Riley is noticing that being around Xander is natural and good for her. Has Riley finally broken her family curse of being in a bad relationship?

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