Dirty Rich Secrets (Dirty Rich Secrets, #1)
He was passion and the reason I breathed. I loved him, trusted him when life taught me to trust no one. He was nothing I thought he was. He wasn’t even the man he said he was. He was dangerous. Everyone told me to hide, to run, but now he’s back. He came for me and I’m not running at all. Because he’s still the man that gave me a reason to breathe and if that’s dangerous, that’s a risk I will have to take.Ashley's story - you met her in Dirty Rich Cinderella Story, and now she's ready to tell her story. You do not need to read any book prior to this one.

Dirty Rich Secrets (Dirty Rich Secrets, #1) Details

TitleDirty Rich Secrets (Dirty Rich Secrets, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 30th, 2019
PublisherJulie Patra Publishing
Rating
GenreSuspense, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Novella

Dirty Rich Secrets (Dirty Rich Secrets, #1) Review

  • Mindy Lou's Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first in a three part series for Ashley and Aaron's (Noah) story. We get a small taste in what Ashley got herself into falling in love with Aaron. Nobody ever expects their boyfriend is a CIA agent posing as someone else. I'm a fan of this kind of trope. I love it when a secret assassin for the CIA, who lives a solitary life, meets and falls for the innocent, naive woman ultimately putting her in danger. I'm looking forward to learning all of Aaron's secrets.
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  • Nadine Bookaholic
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my this was an exciting ride! I haven't met Ashley before so you really do not have to read DIRTY RICH CINDERELLA STORY before this one to know what is going on. What I will tell you without giving to much away is that this is a roller-coaster ride of emotions for poor Ashley who was put into Witness Protective Services telling her that her fiance was a CIA agent that had turned and they needed to protect her from him. WELLLLLLLL I say Liar Liar pants on fire. He is not what they say but we d Oh my this was an exciting ride! I haven't met Ashley before so you really do not have to read DIRTY RICH CINDERELLA STORY before this one to know what is going on. What I will tell you without giving to much away is that this is a roller-coaster ride of emotions for poor Ashley who was put into Witness Protective Services telling her that her fiance was a CIA agent that had turned and they needed to protect her from him. WELLLLLLLL I say Liar Liar pants on fire. He is not what they say but we don't get much detail because their lives are in danger and everyone around is suspicious. This is a fast paced read that had me on the edge of my seat. Somehow with being on the run they still managed to get some sexy time in and thank you for that because they are hot together. This story is being broken down into three books so be prepared for the cliffhanger. The next two books are being released rather quickly so you will not have to wait long, THANK YOU FOR THAT because I really need to know what happens next.This was a great read that sucked me in on the very first page and never let up. I cannot wait to see how their story continues. If you are a fan of Lisa Renee Jones this is a must read, if you are new to her this is a perfect time to jump in and see why she is a best seller.Happy Reading!!!**I have voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book for my Blog, Nadine's Obsessed with Books** You can see this and other Reviews I have written along with various cover reveals, excerpts, and giveaways here Nadine's Obsessed with Books
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  • Sammy- Just Let Me Read
    January 1, 1970
    Dirty Rich Secrets Part One is the first of a three part series by Lisa Renee Jones. This was a short book but it was definitely jampacked with thrilling secrets, intrigue, and suspense. Aaron and Ashley have some seriously intense chemistry and I loved their interactions. This story was fast-paced and set up some situations that I am eager to see play out. I enjoyed the dual POV and the switch between the past and present. The ending left us with quite a cliffhanger, and I am excited to see wha Dirty Rich Secrets Part One is the first of a three part series by Lisa Renee Jones. This was a short book but it was definitely jampacked with thrilling secrets, intrigue, and suspense. Aaron and Ashley have some seriously intense chemistry and I loved their interactions. This story was fast-paced and set up some situations that I am eager to see play out. I enjoyed the dual POV and the switch between the past and present. The ending left us with quite a cliffhanger, and I am excited to see what will happen next. This is a great start to what looks to be another fantastic series by this author.
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  • Cee Cee Houston
    January 1, 1970
    DIRTY RICH SECRETS is the first book in a three-part series by Lisa Renee Jones. It tells us the beginning of Ashley’s and Noah’s story. If you’ve read the ‘Dirty Rich’ books you’ll have come across Ashley already. She’s Cole Brooks’ assistant and paralegal.Anyway, we get to see who they felt- classic cute meet with a hidden edge. No spoilers, you’ll have to read and garner what I did.Noah is working for the CIA but wants out. Ashley wasn’t meant to get under his skin but she did and now he want DIRTY RICH SECRETS is the first book in a three-part​ series by Lisa Renee Jones. It tells us the beginning of Ashley’s and Noah’s story. If you’ve read the ‘Dirty Rich’ books you’ll have come across Ashley already. She’s Cole Brooks’ assistant and paralegal.Anyway, we get to see who they felt- classic cute meet with a hidden edge. No spoilers, you’ll have to read and garner what I did.Noah is working for the CIA but wants out. Ashley wasn’t meant to get under his skin but she did and now he wants to keep her there. And safe from harm. These are not mutually inclusive wishes as it turns out and despite Noah’s best efforts, danger is on the horizon, hunting them, then eclipsing them. The fast-paced story is told in dual POV, my favorite style and flashes from past to present as we are seeing the history of the relationship through Ashley’s eyes (at the moment, hopefully, Noah with throwing his lot in, in the next book), the present is from both of them.It’s a sexy, gritty, twisty and hot as sin story with the chemistry between these two barely being contained​. As it’s a trilogy, it’s not as long as a standalone, so it was a fast read. I was left wanting more. Always more.Ashley and Noah are sure to be the next top couple in Lisa’s ‘Dirty Rich’ world.
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  • Sandy S
    January 1, 1970
    4 starsABOUT THE BOOK: Release date July 30, 2019He was passion and the reason I breathed. I loved him, trusted him when life taught me to trust no one. He was nothing I thought he was. He wasn’t even the man he said he was. He was dangerous. Everyone told me to hide, to run, but now he’s back. He came for me and I’m not running at all. Because he’s still the man that gave me a reason to breathe and if that’s dangerous, that’s a risk I will have to take.Ashley's story - you met her in Dirty Rich 4 starsABOUT THE BOOK: Release date July 30, 2019He was passion and the reason I breathed. I loved him, trusted him when life taught me to trust no one. He was nothing I thought he was. He wasn’t even the man he said he was. He was dangerous. Everyone told me to hide, to run, but now he’s back. He came for me and I’m not running at all. Because he’s still the man that gave me a reason to breathe and if that’s dangerous, that’s a risk I will have to take.Ashley's story - you met her in Dirty Rich Cinderella Story, and now she's ready to tell her story. You do not need to read any book prior to this one. ••••••••••••REVIEW: DIRTY RICH SECRETS Part 1 is the first instalment in Lisa Renee Jones’ contemporary, adult Dirty Rich Secrets erotic, romantic suspense, novella trilogy focusing on paralegal Ashley aka Sandy, and former CIA operative Noah aka Aaron. DIRTY RICH SECRETS Part 1 can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary.Told from dual first person perspectives (Ashley and Noah) using present day and memories from the past, DIRTY RICH SECRETS Part 1 reveals some of the backstory and history between paralegal Ashley aka Sandy, and former CIA operative Noah aka Aaron. Six months earlier Ashley discovered that the man with whom she had fallen in love was a traitor to the country. Currently in the witness protective program, Ashley would come face to face with the man she knew only as Noah, a man who reveals that Ashley’s life has once again been compromised. What ensues is the rekindling relationship between Ashley and Noah, as our couple find themselves on the run, one step ahead of the people trying to take them down.The relationship between Ashley and Noah is one of second chances; a rekindling romance in which Ashley struggles with her attraction to a man she knows nothing about, a romance predicated on a lie using our heroine as a cover for an undercover op. The $ex scenes are intimate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.DIRTY RICH SECRETS Part 1 is an intriguing and quick read; a story of betrayal, secrets and lies; of revelations and explanations; of second chances and falling in love. Reading more like a serialized story line, DIRTY RICH SECRETS Part 1 ends on a cliff hanger-you have been warned.copy supplied for reviewwww.thereadingcafe.com
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  • Carvanz
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! What an amazing beginning to this new trilogy!Ashley is living in the witness protection program when the very man she’s hiding from reappears in her life. He cannot be trusted and yet as he begins to open up and share with her about the secretive side of himself, she realizes she does trust him, and if things are as royally messed up as they seem, he’s the only one she can trust.Noah/Aaron knew when he first laid eyes on Ashley that he wanted her. While his assignment forced him to find a Wow! What an amazing beginning to this new trilogy!Ashley is living in the witness protection program when the very man she’s hiding from reappears in her life. He cannot be trusted and yet as he begins to open up and share with her about the secretive side of himself, she realizes she does trust him, and if things are as royally messed up as they seem, he’s the only one she can trust.Noah/Aaron knew when he first laid eyes on Ashley that he wanted her. While his assignment forced him to find a target as a way in to where he had no access, his attraction to Ashley was very real. But he was living a lie and eventually it caught up to him. Now he needs to not only protect the woman he loves, he has to win her heart again.For a novella, this has a lot of impact. With suspense and thrills at every corner, the heart of the story is the relationship between Ashley and Aaron. The chemistry between them is electric and even while Ashley is struggling to come to terms with his deception, it’s obvious her emotions are still seriously engaged with him.This is a pretty fast read that ends in a huge cliffhanger, so it was difficult to get a good read on the characters. I can say that the hero is an all-in kind of guy. He’s going to do whatever it takes to keep her safe. ”I won’t just kill for you. I’d die for you.” The heroine obviously has some concerns regarding what’s true and what’s not but she doesn’t make him work very hard before he’s made his way back into her heart. He believes in her and I loved that he saw in her what she couldn’t see herself. ”She’s brave. She’s strong. She’s capable of more than she realizes, but I see it. I have always seen that in her. I have always been drawn to that in her.” I love where this story is headed and can’t wait to get there!Heroin POV mostly with some Hero POVSafe (view spoiler)[no ow/om drama; no past sexual history mentioned (hide spoiler)]Triggers (view spoiler)[no apparent triggers (hide spoiler)]
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  • Pennie Morgan
    January 1, 1970
    GAH! I will start right off with saying there is a cliffhanger and it is a doosy but that is okay because books 2 and 3 are promised within the next couple weeks! Ashley (Cole's assistant) fell in love with the wrong man and had to go into the Witness Protection Program and now she is living in Austin but Noah (Aaron) has found her! This book is full of twists and turns and heart-stopping thrills. We are given glimpses of their past and their future doesn't look promising. But wait, there's more GAH! I will start right off with saying there is a cliffhanger and it is a doosy but that is okay because books 2 and 3 are promised within the next couple weeks! Ashley (Cole's assistant) fell in love with the wrong man and had to go into the Witness Protection Program and now she is living in Austin but Noah (Aaron) has found her! This book is full of twists and turns and heart-stopping thrills. We are given glimpses of their past and their future doesn't look promising. But wait, there's more! ...and I'm not giving anything away, mostly because I'm left in the dark with everyone else! I cannot wait for book 2! **Received this ARC for review**
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  • Sandy S
    January 1, 1970
    4 starsABOUT THE BOOK: Release date July 30, 2019He was passion and the reason I breathed. I loved him, trusted him when life taught me to trust no one. He was nothing I thought he was. He wasn’t even the man he said he was. He was dangerous. Everyone told me to hide, to run, but now he’s back. He came for me and I’m not running at all. Because he’s still the man that gave me a reason to breathe and if that’s dangerous, that’s a risk I will have to take.Ashley's story - you met her in Dirty Rich 4 starsABOUT THE BOOK: Release date July 30, 2019He was passion and the reason I breathed. I loved him, trusted him when life taught me to trust no one. He was nothing I thought he was. He wasn’t even the man he said he was. He was dangerous. Everyone told me to hide, to run, but now he’s back. He came for me and I’m not running at all. Because he’s still the man that gave me a reason to breathe and if that’s dangerous, that’s a risk I will have to take.Ashley's story - you met her in Dirty Rich Cinderella Story, and now she's ready to tell her story. You do not need to read any book prior to this one. ••••••••••••REVIEW: DIRTY RICH SECRETS Part 1 is the first instalment in Lisa Renee Jones’ contemporary, adult Dirty Rich Secrets erotic, romantic suspense, novella trilogy focusing on paralegal Ashley aka Sandy, and former CIA operative Noah aka Aaron. DIRTY RICH SECRETS Part 1 can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary.Told from dual first person perspectives (Ashley and Noah) using present day and memories from the past, DIRTY RICH SECRETS Part 1 reveals some of the backstory and history between paralegal Ashley aka Sandy, and former CIA operative Noah aka Aaron. Six months earlier Ashley discovered that the man with whom she had fallen in love was a traitor to the country. Currently in the witness protective program, Ashley would come face to face with the man she knew only as Noah, a man who reveals that Ashley’s life has once again been compromised. What ensues is the rekindling relationship between Ashley and Noah, as our couple find themselves on the run, one step ahead of the people trying to take them down.The relationship between Ashley and Noah is one of second chances; a rekindling romance in which Ashley struggles with her attraction to a man she knows nothing about, a romance predicated on a lie using our heroine as a cover for an undercover op. The $ex scenes are intimate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.DIRTY RICH SECRETS Part 1 is an intriguing and quick read; a story of betrayal, secrets and lies; of revelations and explanations; of second chances and falling in love. Reading more like a serialized story line, DIRTY RICH SECRETS Part 1 ends on a cliff hanger-you have been warned.copy supplied for reviewwww.thereadingcafe.com
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  • April Symes
    January 1, 1970
    Dirty Rich Secrets by Lisa Renee Jones is book 11/ Part 1 in the Dirty Rich series . This starts the story of Aaron/ Noah and Ashley.  If you’ve read any of the ‘Dirty Rich’ books , you’ll have met Ashley in previous books already. She is Cole Brooks’ assistant and paralegal. We find Ashley is in witness protection, going by the name Sandy and is a travel agent.  This is a huge difference than the law firm that we last saw her at when her life was blown apart when a sexy man named Noah came into Dirty Rich Secrets by Lisa Renee Jones is book 11/ Part 1 in the Dirty Rich series . This starts the story of Aaron/ Noah and Ashley.  If you’ve read any of the ‘Dirty Rich’ books , you’ll have met Ashley in previous books already. She is Cole Brooks’ assistant and paralegal. We find Ashley is in witness protection, going by the name Sandy and is a travel agent.  This is a huge difference than the law firm that we last saw her at when her life was blown apart when a sexy man named Noah came into her life and became her world. Then in a split second, he ripped her world apart , forcing her to go into hiding without knowing what or why.This is where this book picks up. This is written pretty much in Ashley's POV. She finds out the man she loved was bad and now people want her dead. Now Aaron/Noah has found her and wants her to run away with him but she doesn't trust him. This is a deliciously dark romantic suspense novella that will have you on the edge of your seat as Ashley is trying to get at the truths, will she be able to forget and forgive the lies. It's a very good rollercoaster ride of emotions. I can't wait for book 2.My Rating : 4.5 stars ******
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  • Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
    January 1, 1970
    This quick read had me reeling in. Ashley and Noah are frustrating and lovable at the same time. Dirty Rich Secrets is a three parter and I am grateful that Lisa did not rush this story. Its a slow burn for me because I want the HEA like now. But I get it. We need the characters to figure everything out first. There is a dash of suspense that holds your attention hostage. I have no idea what will happen next. We are left with a cliff hanger, but that is the perfect opening for part two! I cannot This quick read had me reeling in. Ashley and Noah are frustrating and lovable at the same time. Dirty Rich Secrets is a three parter and I am grateful that Lisa did not rush this story. Its a slow burn for me because I want the HEA like now. But I get it. We need the characters to figure everything out first. There is a dash of suspense that holds your attention hostage. I have no idea what will happen next. We are left with a cliff hanger, but that is the perfect opening for part two! I cannot wait for what LRJ has in stored for us next.
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  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms
    January 1, 1970
    *I received a free copy of Dirty Rich Secrets: Part One. This has in no way influenced my review which is honest and unbiased.*Dirty Rich Secrets has so many secrets that it's hard to know what's going on. Especially because we follow Ashley / Sandy and she doesn't really know what's going on. She's in witness protection at the beginning of the story. The story is written in first person point of view, and so, the readers only know what Ashley knows. Switching between the present and the past - *I received a free copy of Dirty Rich Secrets: Part One. This has in no way influenced my review which is honest and unbiased.*Dirty Rich Secrets has so many secrets that it's hard to know what's going on. Especially because we follow Ashley / Sandy and she doesn't really know what's going on. She's in witness protection at the beginning of the story. The story is written in first person point of view, and so, the readers only know what Ashley knows. Switching between the present and the past - the past doesn't really help, either. Because she didn't know everything that was going on back then either.The suspense is definitely present though, and the writing is good. I just wish there was a little bit more to hang on to in order to feel more connected to Ashley.The next installment will be out in August, and I will keep reading. Hopefully, some answers will be forthcoming then.
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  • Naughty Mom Story Time
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 StarsThis was an extremely quick read. For novella length it was jam packed with suspense but the story moved so quick I felt a bit lost. It’s labeled as a stand-alone novella trilogy, but I can’t help but wonder if I should have read the previous books to meet Ashley before her story was told. There wasn’t time for me to connect with her or Noah to get any feel for their connection or embrace their relationship. It was just all danger and before I knew it, it was over and I was a left with 3.5 StarsThis was an extremely quick read. For novella length it was jam packed with suspense but the story moved so quick I felt a bit lost. It’s labeled as a stand-alone novella trilogy, but I can’t help but wonder if I should have read the previous books to meet Ashley before her story was told. There wasn’t time for me to connect with her or Noah to get any feel for their connection or embrace their relationship. It was just all danger and before I knew it, it was over and I was a left with a cliffhanger and left me wondering what just happened. 😞
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  • FS Meurinne
    January 1, 1970
    If I thought I couldn't love this series more, Lisa Renee Jones has proved me wrong. Ashley and Aaron romance suspense story is giving my favorite couple a run head to head. CIA secret assassin undercover, falls for the innocent girl, she discovers his true identity and has to be relocated in witness protection and is now in danger. All this twists, mysteries, turns and cliffhanger are going to be the death of me, I need next book now, glad we have the release dates already.
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  • Melanie Marnell
    January 1, 1970
    I've never met a Lisa Renee Jones book that I didn't love. Dirty Rich Secrets Part One is suspenseful and intoxicating with a good measure of mystery thrown in. There's deception, betrayal and many more questions than answers. Aaron and Ashley have a history, some of which is told in memory flashbacks. Getting to the truth may not be easy.
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  • Marika
    January 1, 1970
    I was hooked into Ashley and Aaron's story right from the start!After all Ashley is hiding from her ex, the man she wanted to marry but turned out to be very dangerous..but is everything as it seems?!The ending totally makes me wish I could read part 2 ASAP
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  • Rhonda Ziglar
    January 1, 1970
    5 EXCITING STARS!! Wow.....another fast paced page turning story from our beloved Lisa Renee Jones. This author is amazing with her storytelling, keeping us on the edge of our seats. This was part one of Ashley and Noah's story and I can't wait for the next installments.
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  • Elizabeth Swain
    January 1, 1970
    Quick, Desperate and Fast Read! Elizabeth @ Carolina Chic's ReadI enjoy every single story from Lisa Renee Jones. This one will have you on edge and gripping your mind. Ashley and Aaron are fighting to be together and there are all sorts of loops in this story... and that cliffhanger... WOW! 5 CLIFFY STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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  • Smonro
    January 1, 1970
    lol i didn't know is was a novella
  • EpicRomanceReviews
    January 1, 1970
    ❤~🌟 ~❤ 4 PULSE-POUNDING STARS! ❤~🌟~❤ “I need him. I want him. I hate him. I love him.” HOLY AMAZEBALLS! The queen of nail-biting cliffhangers has struck again with DIRTY RICH SECRETS: Part One, the first novella in an action-packed trilogy by Lisa Renee Jones!THE PREMISE:For readers of the Dirty Rich series we first met our heroine Ashley in DIRTY RICH CINDERELLA (she was Cole Brooke’s devoted assistant) and there were some kernels thrown out in that story about Ashley’s tale that was to come. W ❤~🌟 ~❤ 4 PULSE-POUNDING STARS! ❤~🌟~❤ “I need him. I want him. I hate him. I love him.” HOLY AMAZEBALLS! The queen of nail-biting cliffhangers has struck again with DIRTY RICH SECRETS: Part One, the first novella in an action-packed trilogy by Lisa Renee Jones!THE PREMISE:For readers of the Dirty Rich series we first met our heroine Ashley in DIRTY RICH CINDERELLA (she was Cole Brooke’s devoted assistant) and there were some kernels thrown out in that story about Ashley’s tale that was to come. Well her story is finally here and it’s a DOOZY.In a nutshell, it’s lust at first site for Ashley and Noah(AKA Aaron), an undercover operative working for the CIA who is looking for a way out. He kept his work under the down low and she was just supposed to be a means to an end. A part of his undercover mission. As such, it wasn’t supposed to get personal and he hadn’t planned on the pretty paralegal meaning anything to him beyond a few nights of mind-blowing passion. But you know what they say about the best laid plans. He broke every rule in the book to make her his and to shield her from harm. But when they both ended up in the crosshairs of unspeakable danger, catastrophe ignited, hurling Ashley out of the arms of the devastatingly sexy fiancé she thought she could trust with her whole heart and soul! But now Noah’s back to reclaim what’s his. To protect her at all costs. But with more treachery on the horizon, can they both survive with their hearts intact?MY MUSINGS Peril and Passion and Pathos…oh my!!! I relished every single moment of this thrillingly fast paced and wildly intoxicating love story and the end left me REELING! This short novella is told primarily via Ashley’s POV, and as with many of Lisa Renee Jones’ books, this story alternates from the present to the past, which provides tantalizes glimpses in this dynamic couple’s backstory and ups the dramatic stakes for what they are facing in the present. DIRTY RICH SECRETS: Part One, is chock full of everything we have come to love about LRJ’s stories. It’s sexy and sultry, suspenseful and intriguing, and pulsating with so much high-octane intensity you WILL be rendered breathless.I love me a lethally sexy secret assassin hero and sighhhh Noah, in all his badass ALPHA MALE GLORY, is that in spades! And Ashley, who has been placed in witness protection in Austin, Texas due to the danger that her covert lover inadvertently sucked her into, is his perfect counterpart. She’s smart and sassy, sharp-witted, and sweet and vulnerable too. As these two go on the run, trying to stay one step ahead of the bad guys, they know better than to trust anyone. But does that include each other? After all Noah is a “dirty" CIA agent who destroyed her life but she’s still crazy in love with him, as he is with her, and of course there is much more to this man than meets the eye. From start to finish, Noah and Ashley’s chemistry is EXPLOSIVE--together these two are like a match to kerosene and they generate as much excitement between the sheets and out of it. And while this heart-gripping first installment only marks the beginning of their journey, it’s bound to be an EPIC one.BOTTOM LINE: DIRTY RICH SECRETS: Part One was a pure adrenaline rush of a romantic suspense tale that enthralled me from page one and left me BEGGING for more. Can’t wait for parts two and three!
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsAshley was introduced in Cole and Lori's books, and her plight intrigued me so I couldn't wait to dive into her story! Finding out that she was engaged to a man she knew nothing about and that their relationship was built on lies was a blow, but that was just the beginning. Now she finds herself in witness protection with a new name and new look in a strange city. She is lonely and constantly looking over her shoulder, but her instincts are telling her she is being watched. When she ret 4.5 starsAshley was introduced in Cole and Lori's books, and her plight intrigued me so I couldn't wait to dive into her story! Finding out that she was engaged to a man she knew nothing about and that their relationship was built on lies was a blow, but that was just the beginning. Now she finds herself in witness protection with a new name and new look in a strange city. She is lonely and constantly looking over her shoulder, but her instincts are telling her she is being watched. When she returns to her apartment to find Noah sitting there waiting for her, she is torn between wanting to hug him, jump him and lash out at him for the complete left turn her life has taken since she met him.Noah's former employers have done all they can to convince Ashley that he is the bad guy but he is determined to prove to her that he was set up- and that their relationship was more than a job to him. He is going to be fighting a serious uphill battle though and he knows it- but danger arrives at her doorstep, his primary focus is keeping Ashley safe. Someone has an open contract on both of them on the dark web, and if he found her, his former co-workers can too.Part One of this story was a quick read with fast paced action, emotional turmoil and some very hot moments! The groundwork has been laid for Noah's defense with her, but Ashley is afraid to let him into her heart again - despite the fact she never really pushed him out of it. Instinctively she knows she can trust him to keep her safe though, and the constant questions without clear answers are doing in her head. I am excited to see what comes next for them especially after that little WTF moment at the end of this part of the story and I am glad we have a short wait to find out!
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  • Sharon
    January 1, 1970
    This is listed as book 11 in the Dirty Rich series, but it is book 1 in a trilogy of Ashley and Aaron/Noah’s story.We first met Ashley as Cole’s paralegal in Dirty Rich Cinderella. She was put into Witness Protection because of her Fiancé Noah. It turns out Noah is a CIA Hitman and Ashley was his assignment. We pick up with Sandy/Ashely who is walking home with a feeling of being watched. This part of the story is told in present day but about half of it is flashback to when they first met and t This is listed as book 11 in the Dirty Rich series, but it is book 1 in a trilogy of Ashley and Aaron/Noah’s story.We first met Ashley as Cole’s paralegal in Dirty Rich Cinderella. She was put into Witness Protection because of her Fiancé Noah. It turns out Noah is a CIA Hitman and Ashley was his assignment. We pick up with Sandy/Ashely who is walking home with a feeling of being watched. This part of the story is told in present day but about half of it is flashback to when they first met and their life before he went away. In the beginning we are thinking that Noah is gone and Ashley is recovering from a broken heart but from the blurb we know that Noah comes back to get Ashley. But as she learned that he was a bad guy she doesn’t quite know if she should trust her heart or believe what she was told about the man she once loved.Since this was originally planned to be one book and is now a trilogy I felt this book was a bit short. Yes you get a heavy dose of suspense with characters on the run which reminds me of one of my favorite trilogies from LRJ, The Secret Life of Amy Bensen. Yes, it was epic (as always) and the cliffie is one of those doozys that makes you want to throw something, but don’t worry the next book will be out in less than a month.Hero (Aaron/Noah) 5 | Heroine (Ashley/Sandy) 5 | Plot 5 | Writing Style 5 | Steam 5 | Romance 3 | Angst-Suspense 4 | Darkness 1 | Humor 3 | Secondary Characters 5 | Drama-Conflict 4 | Mystery 4 | Twists 4 | Action 4 | Pacing Steady | Multi POV | MF | Twists and Turns| Part of a series | Cliffhanger | Overall 5 Stars #MSBB
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  • Karina
    January 1, 1970
    OMG! Right from the beginning you get the sense that this is going to be an awesome read. Ashley, whom we met from Dirty Rich Cinderella where she worked for Cole Brooks and soon had to leave without an explanation as to why now has her own story. And what a story it is already turning out to be. Ashley has been relocated and given another identity and job. She has had to leave everything behind and on top of everything she has been told the man she was going to marry is a CIA agent who has been OMG! Right from the beginning you get the sense that this is going to be an awesome read. Ashley, whom we met from Dirty Rich Cinderella where she worked for Cole Brooks and soon had to leave without an explanation as to why now has her own story. And what a story it is already turning out to be. Ashley has been relocated and given another identity and job. She has had to leave everything behind and on top of everything she has been told the man she was going to marry is a CIA agent who has been labeled a traitor. Noah, the man she fell in love with was planning on leaving the CIA and revealing to Ashley who he really is and why he had to hide what he did. Turns out though before he had a chance to he finds out he has been set up and in order to keep Ashley safe she has been relocated. Noah has stayed away in order to keep her safe but now it seems in order to keep on doing that he has to do it himself. Ashley is still trying to get over what has happened in her life and Noah as well. Now the two are running and trying to keep safe. Noah is determined to find out who set him up and prove to Ashley what happened and that he truly loves her and did not lie to her about his feelings for her. This is a fast paced read full of suspense, mystery and intrigue. The chemistry and passion between them is still there. This first part is proving to be a great start to what will be one of the top "Dirty Rich" stories by Ms Jones. I can not wait to see what happpens next.
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  • Lisa Marie ~ Words We Love By
    January 1, 1970
    Dirty Rich Secrets Part 1 is the first in a 3 novella series, which is a departure for Jones but the characters and action in the book are not.  Ashley is in witness protection, going by the name Sandy and is a travel agent.  This is a big difference from the New York Law Firm she was working for when Noah blew into her life and became the center of her world.   That center was torn apart when she finds out Noah isn't what he seems and she is forced to give up her life to hide.  Until that is, N Dirty Rich Secrets Part 1 is the first in a 3 novella series, which is a departure for Jones but the characters and action in the book are not.  Ashley is in witness protection, going by the name Sandy and is a travel agent.  This is a big difference from the New York Law Firm she was working for when Noah blew into her life and became the center of her world.   That center was torn apart when she finds out Noah isn't what he seems and she is forced to give up her life to hide.  Until that is, Noah finds her and gives her another side to the story.Secrets is a quick read clocking in at fourteen chapters though Jones still manages to get a good amount of action, heat, and story.  Ashley and Noah's coming together and parting is told in flashback sequences as Ashley contemplates how she ended up where she is and what she missed with regards to the man she was in love with.  The past / present switching built the tension for me, giving me a dual view of Noah as well as layering the suspense.  This first part leaves you wondering who is lying and if Ashley is seeing clearly about Noah.Secrets has the signature Lisa Renee Jones alpha male and smart female counterpoint and she gave just enough information for the story to be intriguing and have me coming back for more.  There is a giant cliffhanger to this one so be warned. 
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  • Brenda Pickens
    January 1, 1970
    I received this arc book in exchange for an honest review. This is Part 1 and the book has been written in to 3 parts..We first met Ashley as Cole’s paralegal. She was put into Witness Protection because of her Fiancé Noah. It turns out Noah is a CIA Hitman and Ashley was his assignment. But Noah did the unthinkable, he fell in love with Ashley. The story opens as “Sandy” is walking home from work but has feelings she is being watched. When she gets to her apartment she finds that her lock has b I received this arc book in exchange for an honest review. This is Part 1 and the book has been written in to 3 parts..We first met Ashley as Cole’s paralegal. She was put into Witness Protection because of her Fiancé Noah. It turns out Noah is a CIA Hitman and Ashley was his assignment. But Noah did the unthinkable, he fell in love with Ashley. The story opens as “Sandy” is walking home from work but has feelings she is being watched. When she gets to her apartment she finds that her lock has been changed and she can’t get in. After retrieving a key from the manager, she texts her contact and tells them she has been found. Upon entering her apartment she finds Noah sitting in a chair in her bedroom. Through the entire book we gets flashbacks of how she met Noah and how things she thought were strange back then are falling in to place.Noah drugs her and takes her to a cabin. They talk and Noah now Aaron somewhat convinces Ashley he loves her and is going to keep her safe.But they are found at the cabin and when Ashley wakes up, she is in a strange hotel suite with a strange man. How did she get here? Who is this man? Where is Aaron? Will she be safe or die? Guess we will have to read the next part to get answers to some of the questions.
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  • Lissette
    January 1, 1970
    Ashley never imagined how much her life would change when she met the gorgeous Noah. He turned her world upside down, taking her breath away at every turn. Never once did she imagine the secrets he harbored from the get-go. Secrets that soon put her life at risk. If she's to succeed in making sense of what's going on around her, she'll need to put her trust in him to the fullest. The question is, how can she do that when she doesn't who he truly is in the first place?Lisa keeps wowing me with ev Ashley never imagined how much her life would change when she met the gorgeous Noah. He turned her world upside down, taking her breath away at every turn. Never once did she imagine the secrets he harbored from the get-go. Secrets that soon put her life at risk. If she's to succeed in making sense of what's going on around her, she'll need to put her trust in him to the fullest. The question is, how can she do that when she doesn't who he truly is in the first place?Lisa keeps wowing me with every story she brings to the table. More so because she keeps expanding this complex world she created so long ago. Meeting old characters and new, we're given glimpses of who and what these characters used to be. These characters are flawed to a point that you can't help but feel for them at every turn. Not only that, you find yourself wanting to know more about the pasts that surround them with every passing second.I like the fact that Ashley's story isn't done yet. I honestly want to know about the history that exists between her and Noah. These two characters have such a deep chemistry that it pops off the page. Can't wait to see what other characters make their way into this intriguing story.More, please!
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  • Becky Wise
    January 1, 1970
    Hold onto your seats lady and gentleman Lisa Renee Jones is about to take you for one heck of a ride starting with Part 1 of Dirty Rich Secrets. Yes this is a 3 part series and you will need to read them in order and don't worry you don't have to wait long for series to unfold. I love love love where Lisa Renee Jones starts to take us in Part 1. As you get to know Ashley and Noah you will feel the complications and the love as they try and navigate all the truths and lies that surround them. I l Hold onto your seats lady and gentleman Lisa Renee Jones is about to take you for one heck of a ride starting with Part 1 of Dirty Rich Secrets. Yes this is a 3 part series and you will need to read them in order and don't worry you don't have to wait long for series to unfold. I love love love where Lisa Renee Jones starts to take us in Part 1. As you get to know Ashley and Noah you will feel the complications and the love as they try and navigate all the truths and lies that surround them. I love the chemistry between them it is so hot and steamy. Ashley is so strong and I love how she handles everything while running. Noah he is a mystery man that you can't wait to solve. This suspence will keep you on your toes as Noah and Ashley learn who they can trust and who is behind everything. I love how Lisa Renee Jones brings it with this one and keeps you glued to the pages like nothing else. This is a page turner that I couldn't put down. I really can't wait for the next two books to come out and see where Ashley and Noah go and their love for each other get them through. Go one click this one today.
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  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    This novella is a fast-paced romantic suspense with wonderful characters and an interesting storyline. Written predominantly from Ashley’s POV, we get to see how she finds herself in an unsafe situation and how she is questioning whether or not she can and should trust Aaron. Ordinarily, I prefer stories to be told from a dual POV, but I think the author made the right choice in focusing on Ashley’s thought processes and mindset. I enjoy the mystery of wondering just what Aaron is about and what This novella is a fast-paced romantic suspense with wonderful characters and an interesting storyline. Written predominantly from Ashley’s POV, we get to see how she finds herself in an unsafe situation and how she is questioning whether or not she can and should trust Aaron. Ordinarily, I prefer stories to be told from a dual POV, but I think the author made the right choice in focusing on Ashley’s thought processes and mindset. I enjoy the mystery of wondering just what Aaron is about and what we can believe about him. He is dangerous, but his love for Ashley is evident. Dirty Rich Secrets is takes place in the present with Ashley’s memories interspersed throughout the chapters. I am usually not a fan of books that have multiple flashback scenes, but it was well done and was a great way to illustrate the beginnings of their relationship. This novella has the perfect amount of suspense, action, intrigue, and attraction and is sure to keep you entertained until the very end. I am definitely looking forward to diving into Part 2. I’ve read a complimentary copy of this book and all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Mary Mooney
    January 1, 1970
    OMG, this book is filled with suspense and a whole lot of guessing who is who and what is going to happen next.What happens when the man you loved, trusted and was going to marry turns out to be bad, you run for your life. Always looking over your shoulder, wondering if he was around the next corner. Would he catch up with you and kill you. When Ashley met the one man that she thought was her forever love, she couldn't believe he was not who she thought he was. Now he has found her and wants her OMG, this book is filled with suspense and a whole lot of guessing who is who and what is going to happen next.What happens when the man you loved, trusted and was going to marry turns out to be bad, you run for your life. Always looking over your shoulder, wondering if he was around the next corner. Would he catch up with you and kill you. When Ashley met the one man that she thought was her forever love, she couldn't believe he was not who she thought he was. Now he has found her and wants her to run with him because he knows who is after her and wants her dead.Can she trust him to keep her safe? Will she learn the truth? Will she be able to forgive him for all the lies?This story will have you on the edge of your seat throughout the whole story. You will not want to put your kindle down. This is a roller coaster ride that ends in one hell of a cliffhanger. So hang on tight and enjoy the ride. I can't wait for book 2.**I voluntarily reviewed an advanced complimentary copy of this book**
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  • Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
    January 1, 1970
    4 full of secrets stars!!This is book eleven in the “Dirty Rich” series and part one of “Dirty Rich Secrets” trilogy. I have not read any prior books and from what I am told those do not need to be read first. I agree it read as a new beginning but I think I wouldn’t feel like I am missing that little bit of info if I did. This book originally was to be a full length novel but the author decided in order to tell her story the best way it need to be broke down. I enjoyed this novella. It was a go 4 full of secrets stars!!This is book eleven in the “Dirty Rich” series and part one of “Dirty Rich Secrets” trilogy. I have not read any prior books and from what I am told those do not need to be read first. I agree it read as a new beginning but I think I wouldn’t feel like I am missing that little bit of info if I did. This book originally was to be a full length novel but the author decided in order to tell her story the best way it need to be broke down. I enjoyed this novella. It was a good read, but it definitely felt like a novella. Too fast, not enough time to feel. I just felt like the went from enemies to lovers super fast with the same problems. But for a novella this happens often. I am really excited to see where this goes after that cliffhanger. I think “Noah” is a sexy beast. I’m excited for his story. I think Noah and Ashley are a great couple. I can’t wait to see how they unfold. This is a quick and easy read!! There are some great secrets still left untold...** I voluntarily reviewed an advance complimentary copy of this book.**
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  • Babel
    January 1, 1970
    Thrilling and sensual. And a first foray into a 3-part suspense romance that’s proving to be pure excitement.I remember Ashley from another book and that her story would be phenomenal. I wanted to read it. After all, she falls in love with a dashing man who turns out to be a traitor who has targeted her.The romantic in me hoped that this dangerous man‘s feelings would be real. Yes! Fortunately for me and all readers too, Aaron/Noah is a multifaceted man à la James Bond who comes back to Ashley a Thrilling and sensual. And a first foray into a 3-part suspense romance that’s proving to be pure excitement.I remember Ashley from another book and that her story would be phenomenal. I wanted to read it. After all, she falls in love with a dashing man who turns out to be a traitor who has targeted her.The romantic in me hoped that this dangerous man‘s feelings would be real. Yes! Fortunately for me and all readers too, Aaron/Noah is a multifaceted man à la James Bond who comes back to Ashley and claims her because he won’t let her die.Dangers, many of them, pursue and hurt this couple while she’s trying to reconcile her betrayed feelings with the man who promises his love and protection despite the lies, the cover up, the secrets and his perilous, homicidal lifestyle. I loved the intense passion they share and the impending threat that permeates the whole narrative. Though it feels quite short, it’s totally engaging and I’m eager to grab the second part because that cliffhanger is most surprising!
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