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Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Series Book 2) by Amy McKinley – Review by Jessica Phillips

Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops, #2)Bound by Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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.

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Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Series Book 2) by Amy McKinley – Review by Amy Brennan

Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops, #2)Bound by Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Go Team J&K! This is the second book in Amy McKinley’s “Deadly Isles Special Ops” series, and I for one, was not disappointed. I enjoyed getting to know a little bit about Jaxon in the first book, but this one really allows for the reader to dig deep, and understand the Hale brothers’ relationship, and their Navy SEAL past. Jaxon is certainly a little more high-strung than his laid-back brother, Xander, but his character is just as heart-melting and endearing. The female main character, Kayla, is everything you would hope to be in a woman that’s just escaped an abusive relationship, and although I found the first little bit to be hard to read, due to the abusive content, you’re drawn into their stories, both separately and later on, together. As with all of Amy’s written works that I’ve read thus far, I was entranced, and in turn, was saddened, elated, heart-broken, and over all covered in goosebumps during this literary escape! I am so excited to start the third book in this series, in fact, have my weekend empty to do just that!

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Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Series Book 2) by Amy McKinley – Review by Kayla Kearney

Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops, #2)Bound by Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The second book in the Deadly Isles Special Ops series, Amy McKinley’s Bound by Secrets is the perfect sequel to an amazing first book! With relatable characters, a suspenseful story line, and an inability to put it down for very long, it didn’t take me long to devour this book.

Amy did an amazing job at picking up where the last book ended, albeit with the focus on two new characters that were introduced in the first novel. From the first paragraph to the last kiss, I found my heart racing, whether from the steamy encounters or the suspense over what might happen next. Amy also did a great job at setting the scene for the next book in the series, leaving the book on a cliffhanger that inspired me to download the next book right away.

After reading this book, I look forward even more to reading more of her novels, and suspect that I will be reading many of them sitting by the lake or on my porch this summer!

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Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Series Book 2) by Amy McKinley – Review by Nakyshia Leger

Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops, #2)Bound by Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amy McKinley has created an amazing series! Bound By Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Book 2) made my emotions go crazy! There was a little of everything: romance, action, even twists and turns that keep you guessing. I laughed a little, cried a little, and stopped breathing a time or two. There is history between Kayla and Jaxon, and their reunion in her time of need is not without some complications. They had to find ways to get to know one another again and Amy McKinley made it so lifelike. I love books like this one that are so easy to read and so hard to put down! I can not wait to read Book 3!

 

Reviewed by @nrl0522

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Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Series Book 2) by Amy McKinley – Review by Kimberly Shirah

Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops, #2)Bound by Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was my first time reading this author and it will not be my last! Amy McKinley sucks you into a world of romance and suspense.

Kayla and Jaxon have always held feelings for one other, especially since sharing a night together years ago. Unfortunately, this night together is where it started to fall apart, since Jaxon was supposed to be with Kayla’s brother the night they were together. Kayla’s brother passes away that same night leaving Kayla feeling eternally guilty.

Flash-forward years later and Kayla and Jaxon reunite when Kayla returns home running away from an abusive relationship. Jaxon, always having feelings for Kayla, takes her in. Him being former military definitely helps protect her from her abusive ex.

This book was a great, fun, romantic read. The suspense kept me reading longer than I intended every time I started reading.

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Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Series Book 2) by Amy McKinley – Review by Colleen Noyes

Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops, #2)Bound by Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the series and I do recommend reading book 1 first. This book focuses on Jaxson and Kayla. Kayla is on the run from an abusive relationship and the author does an incredible job of showing all the different emotions you may encounter with that history. She portrays the female MC as vulnerable but with incredible strength as you “watch” her. I love that the author portrayed Jaxson as a very strong MC, but one who was sensitive to what Kayla had been through. I felt it brought not only a realness to his character, but also made you feel the internal struggle. The relationship in this story encompassed so much that I found it incredibly hard to put the book down. The author has a unique way of weaving words so that you feel like you are watching this on tv and you feel everything. This is so far my favorite book in the series and I can not wait for book 3. When I choose a romantic suspense book, this is what I am looking for and the author did not disappoint.

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Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Series Book 2) by Amy McKinley – Review by Lorrene Huisman

Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops, #2)Bound by Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What is there NOT to love about this wonderful novel? I for one was able to jump right into this story that truly captures my heart.

First off I must say i am a lover of romantic suspense and this one went above and beyond I found and I loved the suspenseful moments for sure.

From the first bit of the story I wanted more. I wanted questions answers even though I knew it would be a bit of a wait for those to come to me. But that was the joy of the book, it kept me interested and I wanted to keep reading to find out more info!

I love the characters the story surfaced around. Kayla and Jaxon. These two to me at first could NOT be more alike. But as I read on its true, they were more alike than I actually saw at first. They both came with a past. And I will say it wasn’t always pretty. But their qualities that were alike as well as their differences made them who they are. From differences being cast aside to finding the very common ground they walk on they found a shared ground and a story being written between them that they never actually thought possible. I think to both of them it was shocking and beautiful at the same time,.

To me this story really was wonderful as it wasn’t just about love, not just about second chances, and not just about allowing yourself to feel something you put up walls to make sure you don’t. It also had the pure danger or not knowing can this love be safe? Will it protect me? Will our love be the downfall of us both?

This was on the line for Kayla and Jaxon pretty much at every turn. Wondering if they were safe from the danger or was it just the beginning?

This was a wonderful fast read for me. It didn’t keep me just interested, it made me give up my sleep to see what would would happen next. I live with no regrets!

This was my first time and I know for a fact in the future I will gladly re read this novel. Its a story I wont forget and I do truly want to revisit again soon!

Do yourself a favor and read this amazing book. I assure you on my heart you will not be disappointed.
Wonderful work Amy McKinley 🙂

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Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Book 2) by Amy McKinley – Review by Caralee Loonat

Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops, #2)Bound by Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Book 2) by Amy McKinley
4 Stars!!!!

I really enjoy this author’s series. I have read many of her books and each one just keeps me glued to the page. I find the characters really are written well and there is a good mix of drama and romance. I also like how the author is able to entwine the characters back stories into the book and how it adds to the drama.

I really loved the chemistry between Jaxon and Kayla. I also love how she was able to come to terms with her brothers loss and how all came together. I love how the author is able to balance the romance and not make things predictable. I definitely will read more from this author in the future.
Reviewed by @caraleeloonat
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Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Series Book 2) by Amy McKinley – Review by Katrina Evanochko

Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops, #2)Bound by Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a good Saturday read. The characters have history, and I liked learning about that history as the story progressed, rather than it being dumped on me. The only thing I wish was explored a bit more was Kayla and Jaxon talking through that history and gaining a bit more understanding of how they ended up where they are. There is absolutely some of that, but I’m nosy and wanted more info 😉

Kayla is a strong character. Yes, she makes mistakes, but doesn’t have to be hit over the head with it to make the right choice, and the reasons behind her choices mostly make sense. Jaxon is stubborn, patient, and understanding. I liked that he didn’t try to smother Kayla, even though her safety was at risk. He asked her to do certain things to stay safe, but didn’t treat her like a child. I didn’t guess who the villain was, which always makes me happy in a suspense novel.

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Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Series Book 2) by Amy McKinley – Review by Tina Vega

Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops, #2)Bound by Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved Jaxon and Kayla’s story. I typically love the stories where there’s some unfinished business. If you didn’t read Twisted Secrets (Book 1 of this series), read it first. While the romance has its own storyline, one of the plotlines starts in the first book and continues in this one. I loved how the author made Jaxon to be a quiet kind of guy, but still a powerful force to be reckoned with. Without spoiling, I loved the way she presented Kayla’s brother as well. You will have to read to find out. The suspense is good, and the romance is great!!

Reviewed by @vegatina20

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