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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Blog Tour, eARC Review: No Time for Secrets (Secrets Series Book #2)





Liz Borino transcribes the world inside her head onto the page, and shares it with the people who are stuck in the “real world” to makes their lives a little more interesting. Because in her world, heroes fall and stand up again with the help of their partners and friends. Liz’s world is littered with formidable obstacles, which her heroes overcome with a fire of courage and passion. The beauty of love between two men is celebrated. Who wouldn’t want to live there?
When not with her heroes, Liz enjoys exploring cities, old abandoned buildings, working toward social justice, and editing for other authors. Liz published eleven books since 2012.  







Three years after his family’s Secrets in the Air rocked Rhett O’Neil’s world, they crash it down – with disastrous consequences.
With the FBI missions expanding overseas and Kaden leaving his job, Rhett and his grandfather agree – despite reservations – to give Annabelle the chance to take a more active role in the charter airline business. Unfortunately, a bird strike prevents the successful completion of her test flight.
After Rhett ditches near a deserted island, the family must survive against the elements, and each another. Innocent mistakes jeopardize the life of one of their own, leaving No Time for Secrets. 




At ten a.m., Rhett wrapped his arms around Kaden and rested his head on his shoulder as they stood outside the plane laughing and asked, “You aren’t tired, are you?”


“Not dangerously so.” Rhett offered the best honest answer he could.

Kaden pressed their lips together. “I guess that’s at least partly my fault.”

“Partly?” Rhett joked back. “You kept me busy past the time we were supposed to go to sleep.”

“Hey, I was ready to sleep, but you had other ideas. Then you woke me up earlier than we planned.” Kaden nibbled on Rhett’s earlobe as he spoke.

Rhett laughed harder, fully aware that Kaden had no complaints about their midnight or early morning activities. Nevertheless, he swatted his husband away. “People are around, and you can’t finish what you’re starting.”

Before Kaden could respond, Pop and Martha came out of the airport. “Really, boys, you can’t keep your hands off each other a few hours?” Martha asked.

“The flight’s three hours, so we’ll have to,” Rhett responded. “But four hours? That’s wrong and unnecessary.”

“My mistake.” She pecked Pop’s cheek. “I’ll see you on board. Fly safely, Rhett.”

“Always.” He waited for her to board and regarded Pop. “I haven’t seen Annabelle and Donnie, have you?”

Pop smiled at him. “It must be rather difficult to keep track of your sister and nephew with your face stuck to Kaden’s, but no, I have not.”





My Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars


It has been three years since Rhett assumed co-responsibility to his grandfather's multi-billion charter airline business. It has been three years since they found out that Rhett's twin sister, Annabelle, was in fact alive, and had a son. In these three years, Rhett's life as a simple pilot turned more adventurous with the realization the FBI was secretly utilizing them for their top-secret missions. In these three years, Kaden had lived with his husband but was now feeling the need to move on, that he had more to life than being a simple nursing administrator. Their married life was nothing but happy, but they could do with a change.

The change happens when the FBI asks Rhett and Pops, his grandfather, to have a more active role in their rescue of human slaves. As they ponder over their new responsibilities and the longer hours and days apart from their loved ones, Kaden saw it as an opportunity to expand his horizons and maybe look for a more fulfilling job. 

As for Annabelle, she seems to want more out of her life and does everything she can to make the changes happen. Unfortunately, her strategy meant starting with a teeny, tiny, white lie that soon endangered the whole family. The lie resulted to a dangerous ditch into the seas and a fight for survival in a jungle that no one knew the coordinates. 

I really have a love for this established couple, Rhett and Kaden. Theirs is a love that founded on trust and true companionship. In the first book, when Rhett was hurt, Kaden dropped everything to care for his husband. Now that it is Kaden's turn, Rhett does what he must and learns to attempt control over his dangerous feelings of anger that small lies could have such devastating consequences. I really love this couple.

What I did not like in the first book was the unmother. In this second book, what I did not like as Annabelle. There was not a moment reading this book where I did not feel like a humongous need to stand up and bitch slap this girl. Her being molly cuddled only managed to anger me. Her approach to manage her special child was nothing but sheer stupidity. In my rising anger toward this character, I salute Liz Borino for she has created a character so frustratingly aaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrggggggggggghhhhhh she was so real. Truth is, I know several Annabelles and the author was spectacular in her writing.

As for the rest of the read, it is pure entertainment and as I said, I love of Kaden and Rhett.








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