Saturday, December 8, 2012

Kiss and Tell (T-FLAC #2) by Cherry Adair


Marnie Wright has seen more than her fair share of testosterone. Growing up with four overly protective brothers was one thing. Now a mountain man named Jake Dolan has invaded a peaceful day of soul-searching at her grandmother's secluded cabin. Sure, she was trespassing on his private property, but did he have to pull a gun on her? There's more to this longhaired soldier of fortune who calls himself the Tin Man, but she's not sure she wants to stick around to find out what. Then he stashes her in his secret lair--an underground techno-fantasy complete with security monitors and an arsenal--and Marnie realizes the guy is military, top secret military. He's also got the most beautiful mouth she's ever seen. 

The last thing Jake wants in his dangerous life is a woman. Doesn't like them. Doesn't need them. But a man would have to be dead not to fall for the sexy-as-sin Marnie Wright. But how could he have feelings for someone who may be killed just for being close to him. His days, after all, are numbered.


Type: Romantic Suspense
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

Damn! This one was good! The more I read from Cherry Adair the more I love her books. Kiss and Tell is fast paced, jam-packed with action and a couple absolute jaw dropping OMG moments and a steamy little romance between endearing characters to top it all off. A great combination which made for a fantastic read and one that I really didn't want to end. 



Jake and Marnie are so different from each other but I really loved both of them right from the start which doesn't happen all that often. Jake was one of my favorite types of heroes. He's a little surly, antisocial and gruff. He scowls, glares and damn near growls everything that comes out of his mouth. He doesn't like women and he doesn't like dogs and he wants Marnie and her pooch off. his. damn. mountain! But under all of that he's a good man. One that protects and comforts and is a bit of a softie who does things from time to time that'll make you sigh and your breath catch. Right before he goes back to being all growly <g>
"Get it through your head: You're here under duress, my duress, and the second I can get you across the river, the better I'll like it." 
"Even if Winkie wants me?" 
"Who the hell is Winkie?" 
In answer, her gaze traveled to his crotch. 
"Woman," Jake roared, beyond insane, "do you have a death wish? Get in that bed, pull the covers over your head, and go to sleep before I do something we'll both regret." 
She went.
Marnie, well, in Jake's words, she's an adorable fruit cake. She sick to death of bossy men telling her what to do, babbles when she's nervous, jumps from subject to subject, and pretty much says whatever's on her mind. But in a totally lovable way, swear. I loved that she wasn't one bit bothered by Jake and his pissed off grisly bear personality. I mean, the girl has absolutely no sense of self preservation when it comes to him but man I loved it! She's a real scrapper too and "fights like a girl but a tough girl." 

The characters were really what made Kiss and Tell such an absolutely captivating read for me. Even Marnie's pup, Duchess, was amazing and well written. While the villain wasn't all that surprising, the action was exciting and watching the two battle against their assailants and seeing it all unfold was very entertaining. If you love romantic suspense with a little insanity on the side this one's a must read. It's pretty steamy too!

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New York Times bestselling author Cherry Adair’s innovative action-adventure novels have appeared on numerous bestsellers lists, won dozens of awards and garnered praise from reviewers and fans alike. With the creation of her kick butt counter-terrorist group, T-FLAC, years before action adventure romances were popular, Cherry has carved a niche for herself with her sexy, sassy, fast-paced novels.  She loves to hear from readers.

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49 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of Cherry Adair, yet, but this sounds good!

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    1. Ahhh they so are. She never disappoints :)

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  2. I wanted to read this book before I read this...and now I want to read it even more! Loved the little excerpt you put in there!! As always loved the review!

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    1. Hehe. That just tickled me so much :) This one's the book that hooked me on T-FLAC. Hope you enjoy it too!

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  3. I haven't read any book of Cherry yet but this one seems good to me, it make me think about Operation Midnight by Justine David ( because of the military man vs woman and dog) but in that one it was a team here he is alone so it must be a lot steamier^^

    you really made me curious now!

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    1. Hmm. I haven't read that one. I'll have to check Justine David out :) I love a good military man and always love when animals are included in the story-line. Steamy bits are always good but I've loved a lot of PG books too.

      Thanks for the heads up Miki!

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  4. Ooooo... I love Cherry's books. My daughter and I both read her books and we have shared the love with others as well. Thanks for having her. Love seeing authors that I am familiar with and learning new things about them ;)
    lorih824@yahoo.com

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    1. That's so awesome yall can share the books! She's one of my favorites :)

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  5. I haven't read any book of Cherry yet, so you're new author fot me. But i always love to read new author books and this book look interesting. Love the cover book to :)

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  6. Never read Chery Adair books, i think it would be my TBR..

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  7. For yall that haven't read Cherry Adair yet, please do. You won't be disappointed. And the best part is she has a lot of books for you indulge in a big Cherry Adair binge!

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  8. Oh, forgot to answer the question. YES! I've read Cherry Adair. LOVE her books. It's a tie for my favorite one. HUSH and IN TOO DEEP. All of her books are great but when I'm in a mood to re-read some CA books I always start with one of those.

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    1. Ahhh In to Deep is maybe my 2nd favorite. Or maybe tied with this one. Or book 3. LOL. Um, kinda love em all. ;)

      Good luck!

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  9. Love Cherry Adair and Kiss and Tell is one of my favorites!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Sounds like a great one!

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  11. I haven't read Cherry yet. Marnie 'adorable fruit cake' and Jake 'pissed off grisly bear' sound like a fun combination.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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    1. LOL. Di it was such a fun combo and seriously summed them up. Gah I'm gonna have to go back and read this one again soon I think :)

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  12. I enjoyed the review, now I'll have to check out Kiss and Tell!

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  13. Haven't read one yet, but after that little teaser, definitely will start to read one.

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  14. I haven't read anything by her but you have me wanting to change that desperately! She is on my wishlist now and I look forward to reading her books.

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    1. Yay! Hope you enjoy her Leah. She's written some of my faves. They're just good read because it's fun type of books :)

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  15. I love this author and was looking forward to picking up a copy of this book. I was interested in seeing your review, and it was very informative and precise. Thanks again. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for coming by and good luck!

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  16. You christmas Giveaway is rocking my world Anna...lol!

    thanks!
    Sharonda

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    1. LOL. Glad you're enjoying it :) Don't forget to enter over on the grand prize giveaway!

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  17. Love Cherry Adair books!
    modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

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  18. Oh my gosh. "Even if winkie wants me?" I'm still rolling on the floor from that one. Sounds like a book I definitely have to read.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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    1. That scene just about did me in. I still chuckle reading it. Loved his response to her. LOL. Such a fun book :)

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  19. I own and read and love them all, well, except for the TFLAC wizards, those are too over the top. And I have to admit, some of her heroines have too much TSTL moments (which I hate!). But overall, I do love her books. Have you read her Cutter Cay series yet?

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    1. I haven't gotten to the TFLAC wizards yet. But I love PNR so I'm guessing it'll work for me :)

      LOL. Those TSTL moments kill me in all of my books. It happens a lot though. I always think it's kinda funny when the *hero* has them.

      Haven't tried the Cutter Cay but I have book 1 & 2 on my shelf. Have heard really good things about them though and can't wait for some extra time to read em :)

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  20. I already own Kiss & tell, a great story :)

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  21. Wow,sounds like a great book! I love that she named "it" "Winkie"! had me giggling!

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    1. LOL oh god it still sends me into giggles. I LOVED that scene :D

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  22. At this rate, my TBR list is going to reach Mars. I'm going to add this series to my list. Never can have to many books.

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    1. LOL that's what I say too! Can always find room for just one more ;)

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  23. Love Cherry's books...a must for anyone who hasn't read her books!
    Thanks for the great review!

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  24. I've had the T-FLAC series on my radar for quiet a while now and only recently read The Mercenary...LOVED IT!! Yes, I'm a bit behind. I have a few of the other books already in my possession but they are not in order. Unfortunately, Kiss and Tell is not one of them and it sound really great. I don't want to spoil any interwoven plots for myself by reading them out of order so I have been a bit hesitant to jump into the books I do have. Would it make a difference if they are read out of order??? Just wondering. I really need to get moving to catch up to ICE COLD. I need to have me a T-FLAC reading marathon and soon!!

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    1. I really lied the Mercenary too! The great thing about the series is you can bob around. They're written in trilogies for the most part. So you can pick any of those up without much trouble or spoiling anything :)

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  25. I've read a few of Cherry's anthology books, but I haven't read the T-FLAC books. This one sounds interesting.
    How does a lone merc protect a crazy lady who thinks she doesn't need help? Sounds like he has more trouble then he needs before the bad guys even show up, lol. Too funny.

    vickykerr(at)sbcglobal.net

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    1. Oh he definitely has his hands full with her. LOL. I've not tried any of her novellas but hope to one day!

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  26. Love Cherry Adair! Can´t wait for my chance to read this one, too!

    Happy New Year!
    //Linda

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  27. Oh Man!!! I loved this book too, although The Mercenary is still my all time favorite of Cherry. I will now have to go back and do a reread of both books...Thanks a lot..LOL
    Great review.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks Michelle :) I really liked the Mercenary too but I think this one's really my all time favorite. Then In Too Deep :) But man it's real hard to pick! LOL.

      Happy re-reading!

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  28. Great review. I love Romantic Suspense and am always on the lookout for good ones.

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  29. I have never read her books but I would have to say that while reading this, I fell in love with the Tin Man. Must have more!
    Thanks:)

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