Review: The Price of Secrecy by Ravenna Tate

Posted August 30, 2015 by Shannon in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review:  The Price of Secrecy by Ravenna TateThe Price of Secrecy by Ravenna Tate
Series: The Weathermen #3
Published by Evernight Publishing on August 13th 2015
Also in this series: Obsession by Design, Exclusive Access, Taking Passion by Storm
Also by this author: Kidnapped By A Warrior, Fallon's Capture, Marianne's Abduction
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Angela Davidson lands her dream job with Greco Communications, but quickly learns her new boss, the enigmatic Dominic Greco, has a dark secret he works hard to conceal. Angela understands secrets because she’s been hiding one of her own for sixteen years and if it’s discovered, she will end up dead.
Dominic is part of a group of friends financing the efforts to put a stop to The Madeline Project. The program now has a mind of its own, thanks to a virus called Tommy Twister. These men have power, resources, and money, but they’re as ruthless and possessive as the storms ravaging Earth.
They call themselves the Weathermen…

I’ve been so antsy for this book.  The third installment of the “Weathermen” series, “The Price of Secrecy”, is a delightful addition.  I already love the series.  The concept is amazing, and they’re so interesting.  It’s obvious that Ravenna Tate has researched the science behind the stories meticulously.  It’s timely and actually a bit frightening.

I’m not giving anything away in saying that it takes place in the year 2124, and 85% of the world is completely uninhabitable.  A computer program called “The Madeline Project” was put into use to try and reduce the chances of weather catastrophies like tornadoes, floods, and hurricanes.  All was well until a group of hackers worked their way into the program and caused it to spriral out of control.  Most of the remaining population move into underground cities that had actually been built during a nuclear war scare.  The beauty (if you can call it that) of this plot is it’s entire feasible. Technology, while having a purpose to serve, can turn on a dime and cause more harm than good.

Enter a group of wealthy businessmen who are working together to try to find the hackers responsible for this mess and also reverse the effects of their destruction.  They call themselves “The Weathermen”.  This book is about Dominic Greco, the CEO of Greco Communications.  He’s handsome, powerful, and has a secret.  Then comes Angela Davidson.  She’s come to work for Dominic in his new IT department.  She’s good at what she does (getting around firewalls), and she feels an instant attraction to her new boss that is not one sided.  Angela has a secret of her own, and it’s a big one.

This is a fast paced story.  It grabbed me by the throat at 2%, and it didn’t let go until I read “The End”.  I loved Dominic and Angela.  They had incrdible chemistry that was actually palpable.  I could feel it in my heart and head.  They fall for each other quickly, but it doesn’t feel like that’s a problem, in fact, I found it to be entirely believable.  Sometimes, the heart wants what it wants, no matter how long you’ve known someone.  They have AMAZING sex!  There is some BDSM involved…a two paddles, a flogger, a bamboo cane, and…hehe…a feather duster (to give her butt a bit of a break).  It’s not hardcore. It’s just enough to keep their bedroom antics interesting.  When we finally begin to discover what Dominic and Angela are holding back from each other, a whole new layer is added.  “The Price of Secrecy” becomes WAY more than an erotic romance novel.  It’s now a mystery/action/crime story, and it’s so well written.  It’s all thoroughly fleshed out and doesn’t leave you with a feeling that it was all just thrown in there to make the book longer.

As I mentioned, this is the third in the “Weathermen” series, but it can be read as a stand alone.  Ms. Tate is always good at giving enough background information, and you won’t be lost.  However, I really do recommend that you start at the beginning with “An Appetite for Blackmail” and “Obsession by Design”.  They’re both great stories in their own right.  The  men are captivating.  The women are smart and strong, and the ride is completely worth it.  Definitely get this one.


About Ravenna Tate

Ravenna Tate lives in the Midwest where it’s cold six months out of the year, but inside her stories you’ll find plenty of heat. The sex is hot, the men are alpha, and the women give them a run for their money.

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I am a lover of alpha males with dirty mouths, strong heroines putting alpha males in their place, and the Chicago Blackhawks. I'm a proud hockey mom who can often be found at the hockey rink cheering on my favorite forward, with my kindle close by.

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