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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, 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.


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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, 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.

30 review for Dirty Rich Secrets: Part One (Dirty Rich Secrets #1)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ilikebooksbest.com ❤️

    Well, there certainly are secrets! As I was reading this I was thinking that I wasn’t really liking or connecting to these characters very much. Despite the fact that Ashley keeps daydreaming and having flashbacks of the past. She remembers her early relationship with Noah/Aaron, before she found out he was a CIA assassin who betrayed his country. I think part of the issue is that half the memories are when he was acting strange and lying to her. In the present, between the flashbacks, he has bas Well, there certainly are secrets! As I was reading this I was thinking that I wasn’t really liking or connecting to these characters very much. Despite the fact that Ashley keeps daydreaming and having flashbacks of the past. She remembers her early relationship with Noah/Aaron, before she found out he was a CIA assassin who betrayed his country. I think part of the issue is that half the memories are when he was acting strange and lying to her. In the present, between the flashbacks, he has basically kidnapped her from witnesses protection and though he says he was set up. He is not answering all of her questions and still lying to her and acting very fishy. He tries to tempt her away from her questions with kisses and sexy times and it works a few times. Though it seems a bit sleazy instead of romantic. So it is hard to tell if he is a good guy that is really in love with her and trying to protect her. Later in the book, the suspense and intrigue gets much better and I found myself not really caring so much about the things that bothered me earlier in the book, though the story is a novella and pretty short (85-100 pages), it had me extremely interested at the end. Of course it ends on a heck of a cliffhanger. Way to leave me on the edge of my seat Lisa Renee Jones! Thanks to Netgalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Blog|Goodreads|Facebook|Instagram|Twitter|BookBub

  2. 4 out of 5

    Christine B

    This is you learned the truth about Ashley's story, Cole Brook's assistant/paralegal. Ashley was the awesome assistant that could do anything & everything, that is until Noah her fiancee who left her to rot in trouble in another country. To get the full story you must read Dirty Rich series Cole's book. Ashley (Sandy for now) is in witness protection in Austin, TX and she hates it. Its all because of a man her man/finacee ended up not being the person she thought he was. Ashley/Sandy was told al This is you learned the truth about Ashley's story, Cole Brook's assistant/paralegal. Ashley was the awesome assistant that could do anything & everything, that is until Noah her fiancee who left her to rot in trouble in another country. To get the full story you must read Dirty Rich series Cole's book. Ashley (Sandy for now) is in witness protection in Austin, TX and she hates it. Its all because of a man her man/finacee ended up not being the person she thought he was. Ashley/Sandy was told all sorts of bad things about Noah the man she was suppose to married which apparently is Aaron and he is CIA, dangerous an a traitor which she knew nothing about. Noah/Aaron stayed away from Ashley to keep her safe but now is no longer an option. The race is on to find out who he claimed set him up along with keeping Ashley safe and to try to prove to her he still loved her and he is innocent.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mindy Lou's Book Review

    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. 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.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Jones

    DIRTY RICH SECRETS: PART THREE IS LIVE AND PART ONE IS FREE BUY HERE: Apple → https://apple.co/2YrgzLs Amazon Universal → http://mybook.to/DRS3 Nook → http://bit.ly/2Oj2cFe Kobo → http://bit.ly/2LHOV7a ABOUT DIRTY RICH SECRETS: 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 DIRTY RICH SECRETS: PART THREE IS LIVE AND PART ONE IS FREE BUY HERE: Apple → https://apple.co/2YrgzLs Amazon Universal → http://mybook.to/DRS3 Nook → http://bit.ly/2Oj2cFe Kobo → http://bit.ly/2LHOV7a ABOUT DIRTY RICH SECRETS: 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. GET ALL THREE PARTS DIRTY RICH SECRETS: PART ONE (Available Now) Apple → https://apple.co/31HJry4 Amazon Universal → http://mybook.to/DRS Nook → http://bit.ly/2KrybjH Kobo → http://bit.ly/31HL92f DIRTY RICH SECRETS: PART TWO (Available Now) Apple → https://apple.co/32SwVMD Amazon Universal → http://mybook.to/DRS2 Nook → http://bit.ly/2JSOa93 Kobo → http://bit.ly/30U6ap6 DIRTY RICH SECRETS: PART THREE (Available Now) Apple → https://apple.co/2YrgzLs Amazon Universal → http://mybook.to/DRS3 Nook → http://bit.ly/2Oj2cFe Kobo → http://bit.ly/2LHOV7a READ A SEXY EXCERPT All the warnings about him play in my head. He’s dangerous. He’s a killer. He’ll wipe out anything and anyone in his path. “What are you going to do to me now that you’re here?” “This,” he says, and before I realize his intention, his mouth closes down on mine, a deep slide of his tongue that I feel from my head to my toes, and I try to resist. I do, but he tastes like the only man I’ve ever loved. He feels like the only man I’ve ever loved. He smells like the man I thought I’d marry. He’s the only safe place I’ve known my entire life. For just a moment, or two, or ten, I need him to be that man. I sink into the kiss, and I kiss him with all that I am and will ever be, and it’s such a passionate kiss, such a perfect kiss, the kind that fills up every empty place I’ve ever known and overflows with this man. “Do you feel us now?” he asks, tearing his mouth from mine. “Of course, I do,” I whisper. “Because you made me love you. I can’t just turn that off. I want this, and us, to be real, but it’s not.” “We are what’s real. I’m going to make you feel that.” And then he’s kissing me again, and I know I’m a crazy person, but I don’t fight him. If he’s going to kill me, he’s going to kill me. There’s no fighting him, but fear isn’t what I feel. I’ve been so alone without him. And I’m still so in love with him. If I’m going to die, at least I want to live in the fantasy of this man loving me one more time. Just that thought has me pressing my hands under his shirt to feel his hot, hard muscle beneath my palms. He pulls his shirt over his head, and then he’s pulling jacket and shirt off before our mouths collide again, and he’s taking us down on the mattress. We’re side by side, facing each other, and he catches my leg with his. “I missed the hell out of you, woman,” he says, his voice low, gravelly, guttural. Like he means it. I feel him and us in that moment. It feels real, but it always did. We were the most real thing I have known in my life, and that’s terrifying. He’s terrifying, but as his mouth closes down on mine, the possessive, hungry taste of him touching my tongue, I remind myself I’ve decided to live the fantasy one last time. I need him. I want him. I hate him. I love him. He presses me to my back and never stops kissing me. His hand pushes down my bra, his fingers teasing one of my nipples. I moan, and there is a vibrating sound from somewhere. “Fuck,” he murmurs. “That’s our warning, baby.” “Warning? What does that mean?” “I’ll make this all up to you, Ashley. I promise. I promise, baby. I will make it up to you, but right now, I need to protect you.”

  5. 4 out of 5

    Nadine Bookaholic

    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!!! You can see this and other Reviews I have written along with various cover reveals, excerpts, and giveaways here Nadine's Obsessed with Books

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sammy ❤️Just Let Me Read Blog ❤️

    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.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Coco.V

    🎁 FREE on Amazon U.S. & on iBooks today (9/20/2019)! 🎁 💝 ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 💝

  8. 4 out of 5

    Pennie Morgan

    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**

  9. 4 out of 5

    Dilushani Jayalath

    Kindly provided with an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This is what happens when I go into a book without knowing it is a novella. Left wanting more that is. This was way too short. I started the book not quite sure what to expect but got to admit after like 65% totally was invested in the book and the characters and by the time it was ending I just wanted to scream in to the book “MORE!!!” Just when I was totally getting caught in the story I was left stranded. I mean that Kindly provided with an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This is what happens when I go into a book without knowing it is a novella. Left wanting more that is. This was way too short. I started the book not quite sure what to expect but got to admit after like 65% totally was invested in the book and the characters and by the time it was ending I just wanted to scream in to the book “MORE!!!” Just when I was totally getting caught in the story I was left stranded. I mean that cliffhanger was way too strong to be left. How long should I stay for the rest of the trilogy???

  10. 5 out of 5

    Cee Cee Houston

    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 wan 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.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sandy S

    4 stars ABOUT THE BOOK: Release date July 30, 2019 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 4 stars ABOUT THE BOOK: Release date July 30, 2019 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. •••••••••••• 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 review www.thereadingcafe.com

  12. 5 out of 5

    Carvanz

    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 POV Safe (view spoiler)[no ow/om drama; no past sexual history mentioned (hide spoiler)] Triggers (view spoiler)[no apparent triggers (hide spoiler)]

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased, honest opinion. I’m not sure how I felt about this book if I’m being honest. We start the story with Ashley whose in the witness protection program. She’s hiding from her supposedly rogue CIA agent boyfriend, Noah. Then Noah appears and we’re told it was all a setup and he’s actually the good guy. While this book was interesting in terms of suspense …..it was also off at times. Ashley had these intense feelings for Noah but she was also told what a hor This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased, honest opinion. I’m not sure how I felt about this book if I’m being honest. We start the story with Ashley whose in the witness protection program. She’s hiding from her supposedly rogue CIA agent boyfriend, Noah. Then Noah appears and we’re told it was all a setup and he’s actually the good guy. While this book was interesting in terms of suspense …..it was also off at times. Ashley had these intense feelings for Noah but she was also told what a horrible person he was. She’s torn on who to trust and figuring out if she truly knows Noah. That resulted in a lot of back and forth with her feelings. This story was a novella so it was very fast paced but I felt we were missing a lot of key points to this story. We were dropped into a story line that seemed to already have so much going on. I also didn’t like that our MC Ashley was drugged twice in such a short story. Once by Noah who needed to move her to safety (surely it’s harder to carry a person than to have them cooperate willingly) and another time by someone else. Overall, this book was okay. It was good enough that I would continue on with the series and see how the story ends.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ria the Wannabe Librarian

    Confusing back and forth on Noah is annoying. Deciding she loves him one minute then hates him the next irritating. I get why she can't make up her mind but come on already! DNF @ 40%. I'm not invested in this and I'm not liking the main characters either. I might try again in the future though doubtful. Confusing back and forth on Noah is annoying. Deciding she loves him one minute then hates him the next irritating. I get why she can't make up her mind but come on already! DNF @ 40%. I'm not invested in this and I'm not liking the main characters either. I might try again in the future though doubtful.

  15. 5 out of 5

    EpicRomanceReviews

    ❤~🌟 ~❤ 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 com ❤~🌟 ~❤ 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!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sandy S

    4 stars ABOUT THE BOOK: Release date July 30, 2019 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 4 stars ABOUT THE BOOK: Release date July 30, 2019 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. •••••••••••• 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 review www.thereadingcafe.com

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ela

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. I'm a bit confused as to what is going on so I hope that once I read the rest of the series it will make sense. With that being said I did enjoy the dynamics between the characters. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. I'm a bit confused as to what is going on so I hope that once I read the rest of the series it will make sense. With that being said I did enjoy the dynamics between the characters.

  18. 4 out of 5

    WTF Are You Reading?

    Oh lookie, lookie! It's another foray into "I had no idea what or who I was getting myself into land." As written by Lisa Renee Jones. Let's see how many of the usual boxes for her stories that we manage to tick this time. 1. Girl on the run from her past. Check 2. Sexy, wealthy, and mysterious powerful man whom she knows little to nothing about. But who strangely seems to know EVERYTHING about her. Comes to her aid in just the nick of time to protect her from people determined to end her life. Check Oh lookie, lookie! It's another foray into "I had no idea what or who I was getting myself into land." As written by Lisa Renee Jones. Let's see how many of the usual boxes for her stories that we manage to tick this time. 1. Girl on the run from her past. Check 2. Sexy, wealthy, and mysterious powerful man whom she knows little to nothing about. But who strangely seems to know EVERYTHING about her. Comes to her aid in just the nick of time to protect her from people determined to end her life. Check. 3. She falls head over Jimmy Choos in love with said man. Only to discover that he IS NOT who he claims to be. Check. 4. He then proceeds to "hold her hostage". While distracting her with raunchy sex. And promises to "explain everything" when the time is right. Which is isn't for the majority of the book. Check. 5. She really doesn't want to be in the situation that she's in. But she loves him AND... HE'S PROTECTING HER AS ONLY HE CAN! Check. 6. ESCALATION...ESCALATION...ESCALATION. Check, Check, and CHECK. Am I experiencing an episode of plotline induced deja vu here? Of a sort. Yes. The names have been changed to not protect the not so innocent. Ashley and Aaron in this case. And the roles are different. Her hunted Witness Protection Program recipient. To his secret CIA operative. Each with a secret that could cost them their lives. (Insert dramatic music montage here.) Even the pre-portioned novella format rings afore rung ding dongs here. (Don't worry. It will condense into a full book later.) All this is not to say however, that what readers are presented with here is not well written. It is. It's simply a matter of. How many times are we going to hear the same story from a person more than capable of spinning newer and better.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Toni

    3 Stars This is the 11th book in the Dirty Rich series by Lisa Renee Jones. Sometimes you just have to take a book for what it is. A romantic escape from reality. There is nothing too enlightening about this book. Spy guy lied about his name. Noah or Aaron. He’s a spy. He lies. He has secrets. Tons of them apparently. When I started reading this, I felt like I had entered a movie theater halfway through the picture. I think there is a lot of backstory I missed that happened before the book started a 3 Stars This is the 11th book in the Dirty Rich series by Lisa Renee Jones. Sometimes you just have to take a book for what it is. A romantic escape from reality. There is nothing too enlightening about this book. Spy guy lied about his name. Noah or Aaron. He’s a spy. He lies. He has secrets. Tons of them apparently. When I started reading this, I felt like I had entered a movie theater halfway through the picture. I think there is a lot of backstory I missed that happened before the book started and I needed that intel in order to appreciate this more. It is really hard to download so much detail in a 100 page novella. So I understand why it was left out. Not everyone is like me and will dive into a series at book eleven. I was indeed intrigued by the plot and characters but I felt the flow was a little off in the writing and the character development could have been better. Even with those strikes against it, the book was still good and readable. Not everyone looks for perfect prose and flow in a book. If you just want a guilty pleasure read that is short and promises more, definitely pick this up. I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Anna Theurer (Anna's Bookshelf)

    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.

  21. 5 out of 5

    April Symes

    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 ******

  22. 4 out of 5

    Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)

    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 they 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.**

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mary Mooney

    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**

  24. 4 out of 5

    Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova

    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.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms

    *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.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Michele

    Oh baby! That cliffhanger was a doozie!! This quick novella is the first in a three part series. I found the way it is written to be clever. We don't have all the facts up front and are getting snippets as we go through the story via flashbacks. Ashley and Aaron/Noah have what appears to be a torrid romance but there are a great deal of unknown mysteries still at play. It remains to be seen if everything is as it seems. I'm not sharing anything more. I wouldn't want to ruin any of the fun. I rea Oh baby! That cliffhanger was a doozie!! This quick novella is the first in a three part series. I found the way it is written to be clever. We don't have all the facts up front and are getting snippets as we go through the story via flashbacks. Ashley and Aaron/Noah have what appears to be a torrid romance but there are a great deal of unknown mysteries still at play. It remains to be seen if everything is as it seems. I'm not sharing anything more. I wouldn't want to ruin any of the fun. I really enjoyed this storyline and look forward to seeing where the next book picks up. Goodness knows that cliffhanger left some things to be explained. Thank you to NetGalley for making this available to read in exchange for an honest review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Born To Read

    I received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ashley is a young girl who works as a paralegal. Well, not anymore. Because now she is in witness protection and her name is Sandy.  She is hiding from her boyfriend. Because he is not who she thought. Even his name was fake 😒. And he is dangerous.... Or not?? Maybe he is the only one who can protects her. Even though I don't really know what it's happening yet, I love it!! I can't wait to start part two. In fact, I'm starting I received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ashley is a young girl who works as a paralegal. Well, not anymore. Because now she is in witness protection and her name is Sandy.  She is hiding from her boyfriend. Because he is not who she thought. Even his name was fake 😒. And he is dangerous.... Or not?? Maybe he is the only one who can protects her. Even though I don't really know what it's happening yet, I love it!! I can't wait to start part two. In fact, I'm starting it as soon as I finish writing this 😊. This first part is short, fast and vivid. Honestly, I could imagine a movie in my head.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Becky Rendon

    Queen of cliffhangers I know going in, KNOW, that Lisa Renee Jones is going to cliffhanger me and yet everytime she nails it (and me!). Its like she knows you are now 100% invested and then cuts the cord. She leaves you flailing for answers and demanding the next book! (Fortunately for me, it's already out!) Dirty Rich Secrets is filled with secrets that lead to an unraveling of the mind. Ashley is struggling with the past, present, and her future all at the same time. Her past love, his lies, and Queen of cliffhangers I know going in, KNOW, that Lisa Renee Jones is going to cliffhanger me and yet everytime she nails it (and me!). Its like she knows you are now 100% invested and then cuts the cord. She leaves you flailing for answers and demanding the next book! (Fortunately for me, it's already out!) Dirty Rich Secrets is filled with secrets that lead to an unraveling of the mind. Ashley is struggling with the past, present, and her future all at the same time. Her past love, his lies, and their truths are making her head spin. She's not sure which way is up and just when she thinks she has it.... Bam! cliffhanger!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Marie Vasquez

    3.5 Stars This 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 Stars This 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. 😞

  30. 5 out of 5

    FS Meurinne

    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. 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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