I’ve always liked Lora Leigh. She writes some gritty dark romances and some adrenaline pumping romances. Her “Men Of Summer” series is just as compelling and captivating.

Ex-Navy Seal Jazz Lanacing knows that the woman he’s attracted to reminds him of a friend long lost and gone and can never come back. Yet he can’t seem to keep his distance from Annie.


Annie Mayers is back in her hometown after the death of her beloved uncle, but she keeps to herself and her job as a teacher. She refuses to acknowledge her past feelings for Jazz to keep him safe and her identity a secret.

But fate is funny that way and destiny brings Jazz and Annie together. With Annie’s secret out in the open, Jazz has to move heaven and earth to keep her safe from the clutches of her mafia family. With danger and deceit lurking in the shadows, Jazz has a monumental task of putting his trust in that very family to keep Annie safe.

Second book in the series, “Wicked Lies” is gritty and a dangerously erotic read of two people bound by the past and victims of the present. And Lora Leigh does what she always does the best, write stories of ultra protective alpha males and courageous females who overcome adversity and pain to live what rightfully belongs to them.

Received an ARC from St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley for an honest review.