Book Reviews

Secrets and Lace by Dori Lavelle

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 200
Series: Fatal Hearts #1
Genre: Dark
Rating: 4.5 stars


**Warning** Due to sexual situations and adult content, this dark romance thriller series is not intended for readers under the age of 18, and anyone who is unable to read books containing kidnapping, murder, rape, and extreme abuse.

Chloe Parker has the world at her feet. Her career in magazine publishing is flourishing, and she’s about to be married to Miles Durant, a gorgeous billionaire, and the man of her dreams.

But one month before her wedding, she receives a countdown card. No sender. No return address. No message. Only a piece of lace stained with blood. As the wedding gets closer the cards keep coming to her everyday without fail.

It seems, while she’s counting down to the happiest day of her life, someone is doing a countdown of their own. Chloe fears she’s in danger, but she can’t turn to the cops for help. There’s something in her past she wants to remain hidden, a dark secret that could destroy the life of her dreams to make things worse, Miles is becoming increasingly impatient and suspicious about her past, to the point where he’s so angry he becomes a man she doesn’t recognize.

While working to keep her relationship intact, Chloe must find out who wants to hurt her before she loses everything or ends up dead.


The body could lie, and words could be deceiving, but eyes were the windows to the truth.

I have read Lavelle’s work before with her series His Agenda. Loved the series. So I thought I want to try another series from her. I found this beauty and decided why not.

This kept me on my toes. I will be a little biased and say His Agenda is better. I think it has to do with it was the first book series I read by Lavelle.

Chloe is planning her perfect wedding. Everything was going great until one card showed up with a number 30. Chloe at first thinks it’s a prank until the next card comes with a 29. No idea who it is or how these cards are getting to her, Chloe starts to think she has a stalker.

Chloe has a secret. One she doesn’t want to be let out. Even to her future husband to be.

This wasn’t as dark as I thought it was going to be but it is a thriller. Towards the end I started to piece things together and figure out who the stalker is, but didn’t expect how he revealed himself. Ends with a little cliffhanger. Already have books 2 and 3 on my kindle ready to go.