Series: The Chaos Crew #2
Publication date: December 26th, 2021
Lone wolf or part of the crew?
My life has turned out to be a web of lies.
All I know for sure is that the hitmen who took me into their home aren't the real villains in this story.
As the Chaos Crew helps me track down answers about who I am and what happened to me all those years ago, I can't help wondering if their home could become mine too. Especially when I discover just how delicious each of them can be in their unique ways.
But to work alongside me is a dangerous game. My unknown enemies are ramping up their attacks, and we're all in the line of fire now.
Will winning the loyalty of these brutal men guarantee me survival--or send them to an early grave?
Killer Lies is the second book in a new gritty contemporary romance series from bestselling Eva Chase (writing as Eva Chance) and Harlow King. No major triggers, just hot murderously-inclined men, a deadly heroine out for revenge, and an enemies-to-lovers romance where the girl gets all the guys. Prepare for total bloody chaos!
Everything that Dess had thought was true was a lie. Where she came from, who her targets were, and even the validity and morality of the organization she had worked with. When she came face-to-face with her handler again she had no idea just how deep it went. In fact, she had no reason to ever suspect that she was in any danger other than the sort she had with the cops turned hitmen that she was shacking up with. That all came crashing down around her when the rose-colored glasses came off. Now she must rely on the same men who she thought had ruined her life to try to figure out who she was before she was kidnapped and brainwashed on a very young age. All the while her presence in their lives brings danger for all of them. But she struggles to walk away. She feels at home with the Chaos Crew and is starting to form bonds with each of them in her own way. How could she abandon them now? And even if she could, would she when they could be the people who could actually help her figure out who she truly is?
Dess is back and just as badass as she was in the first book. Although now she is a little less hardened assassin and a little more of a confused amnesiac desperately trying to find out where she came from. Was she kidnapped as a child and trained to be a cog in the Household's organization? Are her parents even still looking for her? How do they connect to her previous handlers? All these answers and more are the things Dess is desperately trying to answer. Thankfully she has the Chaos Crew willing to help her any way they can. After they were so wrong about who she was and role she played, how could they not help?
The guys are starting to let Dess in more and I am loving seeing her interactions with each of them. She has a special bond all their own. Talon, the silent one, can understand her better than anyone else. He feels her emotions and he understands how she feels better than anyone. Her emotions are not traditional because she was raised in such an odd way. But Talon lets her know she is not alone. Garrison challenges her. He pushes her to be better and to do better if for no other reason but to shut him up. She pushes him too to drop his abundance of masks he wears for work and show her the real him. For him to say things and mean them. Julius pushes Dess as well but he does it more in a fatherly sort of way. That is not to say their connection isn't headed but he guides her when she isn't sure what her next step should be. He wants what is best for her and lives to be proud of her. And finally, Blaze. Blaze wants to see Dess happy at any cost. He will sacrifice his own wants and desires as long as he can bring her a level of peace and contentment she has never felt before. He is the one that calms her. Each of them have their roles to play and it's great watching them slowly grow.
This book was a lot more fast paced than the first. While the first was heavy on trying to establish the character and the plot, the second was focused a lot more on the romantic and emotional attributes. It still had an abundance of plot and intrigue but the sprinkling of romantic connection was more of a smattering. I enjoyed this book much more than the first. It kept me engaged and I never felt I needed a moment to take a break because I was bored. I look forward to seeing what more is instore for the Chaos Crew and their Ghost.