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Rogue (Deadliest Lies #1) by Michele Mannon


When I first laid eyes on him, I should have run the other way.

Trouble was written all over him, from the confident swagger in his stride and seductive curl of his lips, to his smug, knowing looks. Jaxson was irresistible . . .and I fell hard.

Then he was killed.

Now the ruthless, unforgiving boss of an underworld organization thinks I did it.

I’ve gone rogue, hell-bent on both revenge and redemption. Whatever it takes, I’m going to finish a job that began nine months ago. An unauthorized assignment that turned horribly, devastatingly wrong. My miscalculation. My fault. My heart left shattered into incomplete pieces which will never wholly fit back together again.

But first I have to outsmart the hired killer they’ve sent after me; a killer who knows my every move, who’s been inside my head, who owns my heart.

I’m the traitor, Kylie. The rogue mercenary. His newest assignment. 

And this is our love story.


She’s a smart and savvy kickass heroine out for revenge.  He’s a sexy and skilled mercenary who’s on a mission to terminate her.

Kylie is one of those strong and hot-tempered heroines who will do anything for her family. Even join a band of mercenaries to get revenge on her father’s death. Her induction into the good-ole-boy club is not an easy one, but one cocky womanizer named Jaxson is willing to help her against his better judgment. However, when things go wrong and she loses him, she goes on the run determined to complete her mission of revenge. Will she be able to kill the man she despises or will her own deadly team kill her first?

I love Kylie’s spunk and resourcefulness and Jaxson’s dirty-mouthed self-assuredness. Watching them fight it out playing cat and mouse is a worthwhile feat and the sex scenes are beyond steamy.  As for supporting characters, the hot and dangerous mercenary team are definitely eye candy and have their own stories, and I can’t wait to see them in future books in the series. In fact, I wouldn’t mind reading about Hayden, the ruthless boss’s story.

Overall, this is a fast-paced, action-packed, and provocative romantic suspense novel that will leave you breathless.  If you enjoy badass heroines, and bold heroes, give this book a try.



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Michele MannonMichele Mannon has been writing romance since her first publication in 2012. A multiple recipient of Romantic Times Magazine’s prestigious TOP PICKS award, Michele’s books always pack a punch, leaving readers laughing out loud or swooning and biting their fingernails at all the appropriate times.

To date, she’s written a contemporary sports romance series and a spicy contemporary/New Adult series with a heavy dose of suspense. Her books have been sold in print, digitally, and on Audible.

Michele lives on a mountain overlooking the Delaware River, where she can be found with a glass of Riesling in her hand and a laptop on her lap. 

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