Sins, Lies & Spies by Lisa Cardiff ~Blog Tour w/ Review & Excerpt

Title: Sins, Lies & Spies
Series: Black Brother Series
Author: Lisa Cardiff
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published: February 9, 2016
Knox Black is no stranger to secrets… 

As the head of a private military company, specializing in intelligence gathering, he’s more than familiar with political corruption and secrets worth killing for. 

He has one objective on his current mission… 

Knox must uncover the mastermind orchestrating the blackmail scheme swaying votes in Congress. It was supposed to be easy. After all, nothing fazes him, until he faces off with Trinity Jones, a member of a rival company. 

Knox is determined to flip Trinity’s loyalties and use her to his advantage, but there’s one problem—he can’t keep her out of his head, or his heart. 

As the tangled web of secrets behind the blackmail scheme unravel, Trinity is unwittingly thrust into the center of it. With her life on the line, Knox will to have to decide what is more important… 

His mission? 
Or the woman who stole his heart?

Storyline: 5
Angst: 1
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 4
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
Kindle eARC
Reviewed by Robin


Get the information and get out of there. Knox knows his mission and things are running as smoothly as can be expected. Except while downloading the files and grabbing the flash drive, there’s a gun pointed at him. Trinity is a spy also so they should have that in common, right? Except she is working for the other side. Between the secrets, lies and all out spying, will these two ever be able to meet in the middle? Not to mention whoever is leaving Trinity threatening notes and trying to scare the crap out her.

“Incapable of stopping myself, I slanted forward, halving the space between us. I could hear the chaotic drum of her heart. She smelled citrusy—almost like a lemon meringue pie—and I had the ridiculous urge to lick the long column of her throat. Her breath caught and her lips parted, a faint blush moving up her cheeks. Time suspended, shimmering around us with unleashed potential. A hundred thoughts trickled through my mind, sending a dark, unsettling heat rippling through my body. If I were a gambling man, I would’ve bet she wanted me to kiss her and a whole lot more. I felt like I was losing my mind because there was no way anything could happen between us.

Her warm chocolate eyes hardened, turning black, and all too soon, she snapped out of whatever trance we were under. She slapped my hand away. ‘I’m not afraid of you, Knox Black.’ The smoky warmth of her voice made my heart bang against my ribcage.”

This is the second story about the Black Brothers but it can be read as a standalone. I did like the whole spy thing and trying to stop blackmail or political manipulation. This series really makes me think all politics are full of superficial people. I guess we need people like Knox to try to keep them in line. I would have probably liked more details regarding Miles’ involvement but otherwise a very enjoyable, light romance.

We have one more brother to find out about. Gunnar is kind of mystery since he wasn’t raised with his two older brothers. I bet we have no idea what we will end up with that man. I can’t wait.

“Jones,” Knox taunted, drawing out my last name. “Are you going to take this or are you wrestling with the ethics of stealing my work?”
Without dropping my gun, I grabbed it with my free hand, but he didn’t release it. Locked in a silent battle, I heard Representative Lang’s scratchy voice outside the office door. My head whipped to the side. Dammit! I hadn’t fully closed the door.
What is wrong with me tonight? I’m not thinking clearly.
Knox closed the space between us, his face mere inches from mine and one side of his mouth hooked upward. A jolt of electricity arced between us. My blood felt like lava in my veins. He angled his head toward the cracked door. “An amateur mistake, don’t you think?”
“Fuck you,” I whispered, but I could hardly hear my words over the frantic swoosh of blood through my ears. My carefully crafted plans were going to blow up in my face. If I lowered my gun, Knox could take advantage of the moment and walk out of here with the memory stick. If I kept my gun aimed at Knox, I’d end up spending the night in jail, and I’d have to call Miles for bail money. I’d almost rather rot in prison than tell him I messed up. Sure, he was my boss, but that didn’t mean I wanted to interact with him any more than absolutely necessary. Our relationship was dicey these days.
“I see your wheels spinning, but there’s only one way we’re going to get out of this now.”
My dark eyes his clashed with his in a silent battle. “What do you have in mind?”
“We’re going to put on a good show,” he said, his warm breath tickling my face and sending shivers down my spine.


Electricity zigzagged through the air like a thunderstorm gathering strength on the edge of the horizon. My fingers involuntary twitched with the urge to sweep through his disheveled blond hair. He looked downright dreamy as his deep sapphire eyes zeroed in on my mouth. Before my mind registered his intent, he was kissing me.

After spending years practicing law and running a real estate development company with her husband, Lisa decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer and she must confess that inventing characters is so much more fun than writing contracts and legal briefs. A native of Colorado, she lives with her husband and three children in Denver.


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