Secrets

Brantley Walker: Off the Books, 6

Released February 22, 2022

Gay Romance/Suspense

The members of the Off the Books Task Force are nearing their one-year anniversary, and while they’ve closed several cases, it hasn’t been easy. Despite the fact the governor disbanded the team, they are thriving under the umbrella of Sniper 1 Security. Now that they work in the private sector, there are new tasks that must be tackled, like bringing on new members. 

Even as they work to broaden their reach, there are still cases to be worked. When a partner in an investment firm goes missing, Governor Greenwood reaches out for their assistance and the team uses their combined skills to unravel the mystery that surrounds his disappearance. 

Not only do secrets emerge where the case is concerned, many more are brought to light within the team.

Marie P.
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This book is like a horror that you can't stop watching, you can feel the foreboding, creeping and crawling over you as it mounts, you know it is going to be a train wreck with multiple casualties....but you have to turn the page.....you have to read the next line......you have to know.....
Marcia
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If you are looking for an emotional rollercoaster with a suspense factor, and awesome characters then Secrets is the book for you. Bravo Nicole Edwards on yet another fantastic book. I cannot wait for the next book in this series.
Jennifer
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Right from the get go, Secrets is a book that holds so much with its title and story line that will ultimately leave you a little emotionally wrung out by the end. Nicole Edwards did not hold back with this story, the characters, their relationships, and how everything is working together
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Brantley Walker woke up on Friday morning with renewed energy. 

It was the first time in months when he hadn’t had a restless night. One without a headache or a nightmare, both of which always left him feeling off come morning. The migraines had been extra brutal these past couple of months, knocking him to his knees at least three days a week, so the fact he’d been headache free last night, sleeping soundly, had made all the difference. 

No nightmare, no headache, just rest after a round of amazing sex with the man he loved.

It was almost like, for the first time since that fateful day when the world had literally crashed down on him, he was living a normal life.

Normal. Huh. Not something he would’ve ever considered himself. As a Navy SEAL, normal didn’t apply. And while his career in the military had officially ended, he hadn’t exactly left the excitement behind him.

With a sigh, he pushed himself up, rubbed the subtle ache in his leg, grateful it hadn’t gotten any worse in recent months. 

Maybe he risked jinxing himself, but Brantley was not going to question his good mood or look to closely into what spurred it. Especially since he knew what the day was going to bring. Now that Sniper 1 Security had officially absorbed the Off the Books Task Force and they were up and running relatively smoothly, they’d spent the past two weeks working to fill the vacant positions they’d been outlining for the past six months. Today they would finalize all their efforts, which meant they could finally push forward rather than continue to move in circles.

After making a pitstop in the bathroom to take care of morning business, Brantley returned wearing a pair of shorts and a T-shirt, socks on his feet. 

He sat on the edge of the bed, shoes in hand to finish getting ready for his run while the man who’d rocked his world last night slept soundly on the other side.

Looked like he was going to have to be a little more aggressive to get Tavoularis out of bed this morning. 

“Today’s gonna be a good day,” he said aloud, pulling on his shoes.

“Did you say somethin’?” Reese grumbled, snuggled beneath the navy-blue suede comforter that had just appeared out of nowhere one day last week.

“Time to get up,” he told the grouchy man.

Reese’s response was a grunt.

Brantley glanced over his shoulder, then patted the mattress, urging Tesha to hop up there. If anyone could get Reese out of bed, it was the man’s canine partner.

“I tried,” he told the dog with a shrug. “Now it’s your turn. You wanna go for a run, you gotta wake him up.”

Tesha’s excitement came in the form of a full body wag and the little hop she started around Reese’s legs.

No way could Reese sleep through that.

“Better get up,” Brantley told him. “She’s gonna be pissed if you don’t come with us.”

Another grumble, but at least Reese stirred enough to sit up, his long legs swinging over the edge of the bed, bare feet smacking the hardwood.

“You have somethin’ against sleepin’ in?”

Brantley knew it was rhetorical, but still it made him laugh. 

“I’m leavin’ in five,” Brantley said on the way to the door. 

Reese muttered something he couldn’t understand but he laughed as he strolled out of the bedroom.

Sure enough, just shy of the allotted time, Reese appeared in the kitchen. He’d pulled on shorts and a T-shirt, shoes on his feet. He still looked half asleep, but Brantley intended to fix that with ten miles pounding pavement on a warm September morning.

“I hope you know, I was gonna seduce you,” Reese complained, falling into step with him on the way to the front door.

“Next on the agenda,” he promised.

“Like hell. After this, I’m goin’ back to bed.”

“We can do it in bed,” he quipped. “Wherever you like. But right now…” Brantley opened the door, stepped outside.

“Son of a bitch.” Reese glared at him. “Why the hell didn’t you tell me it was rainin’?”

More like drizzle. Or maybe just the ridiculous humidity that’d been blanketing Coyote Ridge for the past couple of months.

Brantley smiled. “Where’s the fun in that?”

Less than a minute later, Reese was at his side cursing him, Tesha trotting along in front, tail wagging.

Damn fine way to start a Friday.

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Publication Date: February 22, 2022
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