I am halfway through Lora Leigh’s “Elite Ops” series and wanted to prolong it, so I started reading this one. Obviously, I like Ms. Leigh’s stories. They are raunchy, hot, dirty, sexy, and out-of-this-world-unbelievable. Her main characters in “Loving Lies,” Slade and Jessie, are made-for-each-other lovers who go through trials and tribulations that are over-the-top, but man oh man, you just want them to get to their HEA.
Slade is a business owner and general contractor, who is also working as an undercover agent for the Home Security Office (OHS). I’m unclear how he met Jessie when they were just kids, but, whatevs, that’s when they fell in love. Fast forward a few years, Jessie turns 16, Slade, at the time, was already 22, and our hero decides she’s it, but he’ll have to wait until she turns legal. Fast forward again five years, Jessie seduces Slade, and they get a wham-bam hot-cha-cha weekend. Unfortunately, that’s when the OHS decides to reactivate Slade’s stalled career as an agent and things get dramatic for the lovers.
All in all, this was a fast read. Ninety percent of it was just lust and sex. The rest of it was superfluous, in my opinion. But I’d still continue reading Ms. Leigh’s stories (except, maybe, for “Men of August” and “The Callahans” series – both got pretty bad reviews on Goodreads), because the HEAs she delivers make my brain tick-off at night, when I need it, and they’re sure as heck cheaper than alcohol.