Secrets and Lies Series by BJ Alpha: Full Book Order

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Welcome to the Secrets and Lies Series by BJ Alpha author of the Brutal Secrets Duet. Join the O’Connell brothers as they navigate their part in the Irish mafia and their world turns upside down when the feisty heroines who steal their hearts appear in their lives.

These brothers are possessive, overbearing, alpha males but they will win you over with how they love their family, and the sisters they gain.

This romantic suspense series is suitable for readers aged 18+ and not for the faint-hearted. Be sure to check out all the content warnings and trigger messages at the beginning of each book to ensure that it is within your comfort level. 

Secrets and Lies Series by BJ Alpha: Reading Order

Cal (Secrets and Lies Book 1) by BJ Alpha

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Available to buy from Amazon

Published 18 November 2021
Dual POV

Format: Paperback (Discreet covers also available) and Kindle Edition
Pages 244

Content Warning: This book has triggers. It contains sensitive and explicit storylines, graphic sex scenes and strong language recommended for readers aged eighteen and over.

Cal (Secrets and Lies Book 1) by BJ Alpha

A Second-chance romance, a secret baby, a jealous/possessive hero with steamy sex scenes.
Be prepared to be taken on a journey of Secrets and Lies.

Cal
Cal knew her only as Carmen, the little hottie from a night of passion in Vegas, the love of my life!
Fifteen years later after tracking down a cyber thief who has stolen millions from me and my family, I’m holding a gun to her head thanks to her dumb-ass son! Only he’s not just her son… secrets are exposed and just when I think things can’t get any worse? The Cartel are after them.

Lily
My teenage son leaves a trail of destruction in his wake, the latest, stealing millions from a Mafia family. Cal the sexy man from my past comes barreling back into my life, as if it isn’t chaotic enough, he’s holding a gun to my head.
My ex-lover is now my saviour, only I’m not sure he can handle the number of secrets and chaotic baggage we bring.

Totally Booked UK review: Receiving a ‘BLACKBIRD’ text from her 14-year-old son, Reece, has Lily wondering what has happened now. Thankful in many ways for her autistic son for putting protocols in place that she blindly follows. Making her way into the apartment she finds Reece tied to his chair with two men focused on him. Whilst trying to work out what happened, a third man enters and she is taken aback to find it is Cal – the man she met in Las Vegas and father to Reece.

With money disappearing from family member’s accounts Cal O’Connell is pleased that Oscar appears to have it under control. A trip to Phoenix to catch the cyber thief should have been straightforward, however, he is stunned to find the woman he searched for and her son – his son! Discovering that Reece is a genius with IT, led Cal and his brothers to him as they needed help with an ongoing issue with the Cartel. Bringing them home he needs to get out of the arranged marriage his father has thrust on him.

For 14 years Lily has brought up Reece by herself, understanding his neurodivergent ways and putting up with his hair-brain schemes of hacking, stealing cargo and teaching those who wrong his mom a lesson. Cal is desperate to discover what has happened over the years he has missed out on with Reece. His relationship with Lily sparks as they rediscover the love they felt all those years ago. But they are going to need some help with a bimbo fiance and a pissed-off Cartel.

Con (Secrets and Lies Book 2) by BJ Alpha

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Available to buy from Amazon

Published 28 April 2022
Dual POV

Format: Paperback (Discreet covers also available) and Kindle Edition
Pages 294

Content Warning: This book contains triggers. It contains sensitive and explicit storylines such as domestic abuse, mental health issues, sexual scenes with dubious consent and strong language recommended for readers aged eighteen and over.

Con (Secrets and Lies Book 2) by BJ Alpha

A second chance Mafia romance, secret baby, a jealous/possessive hero with steamy sex scenes.
Be prepared to be taken on a journey of Secrets and Lies.

Con
They see me as the fun one. The playboy, party animal. What they don’t see is the real me. Fractured, broken beyond repair.
She did, she saw it all and loved me anyway. But I pushed her away—the worst mistake of my life and I’ve hated myself every day since.
But when the stars align and an opportunity to bring her back into my life arises, I decide I’m not letting her go this time… only it’s not just her anymore.

Will
He broke my heart into a million pieces. His actions had devastating consequences, so I moved on, and built a better life for myself hoping to forget Con O’Connell. But fate has a different plan and when he shows up at my door once again we’re swept back into our history, the good and the bad. I have no choice but to seek protection in the very tortured shadow of my past.

Totally Booked UK review: Attending a poker night with his brothers Con O’Connell is taken aback when one of them mentions that they saw Will at an event recently. Annoyed that his brother took days to tell him this information about his childhood sweetheart. Oscar vows to get all the details from the event, he is shocked to find that it was for a domestic abuse charity and that Will had been married to an FBI agent. Tracking her down he decides he needs to see her but is shocked to find that she had the baby he had told her to get rid of five years ago.

Willow’s childhood was far from perfect and she was always grateful for the O’Connells treating her as part of the family. Losing Con’s brother Keenan hit the family hard, especially Will and Con as they were with him at the time. Discovering she was pregnant soon after Con stated that he didn’t want to be a dad and gave her $2k to abort the baby. At 5 months along she was too far along so was forced to keep the baby. But when she returned home she was beaten to an inch of her life and left for dead at the hospital.

Seeing Con walk back into her life brings back unhappy memories and she’s not sure how to move forward now he knows about Keen, their son. With her family putting a hit on her life her ex-husband begs her to go with Con and his brothers for safety. Thrust back into the O’Connell life, Con is deservedly on the receiving end of his family’s wrath for his actions. Can Con keep his son and the love of his life safe?

Finn (Secret and Lies Book 3) by BJ Alpha

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Available to buy from Amazon

Published 12 July 2022
Dual POV

Format: Paperback (Discreet covers also available) and Kindle Edition
Pages 244

Content Warning: This book contains triggers. It has sensitive and explicit storylines such as strong sexual violence, sexual scenes with dubious consent, graphic violence and strong language. It is recommended for readers aged eighteen and over.

Finn (Secret and Lies Book 3) by BJ Alpha

A Second-chance Mafia romance, a jealous/possessive hero with steamy sex scenes.
Be prepared to be taken on a journey of Secrets and Lies.

Finn

My ‘Angel’ disappeared from my life when I needed her the most. Gone. Left me for no reason. My heart shattered, the longing for her consuming me.
When I track her down almost nine years later, she’s not the same girl she once was.
Gone is the sweet, innocent blond I fell in love with.
Now replaced with a cherry red, tattooed woman with a foul mouth.
But I don’t care. She’s mine. Always has been, always will be. But it’s not just her anymore…

She has secrets. Lies.
What is she running from? And why won’t she let me protect her?
I refuse to let her run from us anymore.
Secrets have a way of coming out. I just hope we’re strong enough to survive them.

Angel

When I wake in a hospital bed after a stupid mistake, the last thing I thought I’d see was Finn O’Connell staring down at me.
The man I left. The man whose heart I broke. The man who is dangerous to be around.
He doesn’t care that I’m not the innocent girl I was when we were young. He doesn’t care about the scars I carry inside and out. The only thing he cares about is us becoming a family.
I can’t let him get close. There’s too much at risk. Too many secrets and lies to be revealed.

But when the only man I’ve ever loved makes me an offer I can’t refuse, it leads to devastating consequences, putting everything I’ve ever cared about in jeopardy.
Can we pull together and survive the secrets and lies? Or will the truth tear us apart?

Totally Booked UK review: Nine years ago Finn kissed the love of his life Angel goodbye as he joined the military. Hoping to give them both a better life than the mafia family he was born into. However, his heart was destroyed when she upped and disappeared a few months later. Fast forward to now and he keeps receiving calls from a hospital but he doesn’t know who they are talking about until Oscar points out that it could be Angel.

Waking up in hospital to discover Finn by her bedside, Angel panics that he can’t be there. She has ensured so much to keep her life away from him she can’t risk things now. Managaing to give him the slip she heads back to the club she works at in need of earning extra cash. But when she is told to head home, Finn is waiting for her. Their reunuion is explosive abut she can’t allow herself to be sucked back into his atmosphere.

Leaving Angel the night before was hard for Finn but he returns bright and early the next day with donuts. Discovering one secret about Angel’s new life – her almost 8 year old daughter, Charlie. Whilst Finn thinks she cheated on him, all is not as it seems but Angel is keeping tight lipped about why she left him. Inserting himself into her life they play happy families until Charlie is away with school and Finn needs to return home bringing Angel with him. A surprise visitor at his apartment has secrets being revealed and shocking the O’Connell brothers.

Bren (Secrets and Lies Series Book 4) by BJ Alpha

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Available to buy from Amazon

Published 29 September 2022
Dual POV

Format: Paperback (Discreet covers also available) and Kindle Edition
Pages 390

Content Warning: This book contains triggers. It has sensitive and explicit storylines such as: human trafficking, sexual scenes with dubious consent, graphic violence and strong language. It is recommended for readers aged eighteen and over.

Bren (Secrets and Lies Series Book 4) by BJ Alpha

A Mafia romance, an age-gap romance, with steamy sex scenes and a jealous/possessive hero.Be prepared to be taken on a journey of Secrets and Lies.

Bren
She was in a crate.
A crate.
Ready to be trafficked on demand.
The sky blue, doe-eyed, blond girl, the epitome of innocence.
How wrong was I?
She’s been trained to please, to pleasure, and submit.
Over my dead body, will I let anyone touch her. Anyone but me.
She’s mine. Mine to protect. Mine to care for.
Mine.
But when truths come to light, they risk tearing us apart, and I’m left with the greatest decision of my life.
Do I set her free?

Sky
I grew up in a compound.
I’m known as Red Seven. Until him…
He gave me a name. A purpose. A life.
Everything I’ve ever wanted and never knew I needed.
Love.
But when secrets and lies come into play, I’m left broken. Destroyed.
I refuse to be the submissive I’ve been trained to be.
I need to find my own path and finally be free, but can we find a way for him to keep me when there’s so much at stake?

Totally Booked UK review: Bren O’Connell is the oldest brother and now the mafia don after his after stepped down. He has watched three of his brothers find love and viws that it  will never ben him, more of a ‘pump & dump’ kinda guy. Life is too busy to worry about  love, from his uncle’s betrayal, sex trafficking rings and crates at the warehouse. Which is where he discovers a fragile beauty who has been shackled into a shipping crate – his world suddenly turning upside down.

Red Seven has been in training for her owner for as long as she can remember. Held in a compound with other women and children she was taught to read, write and how to please a man. Frightened of what she will discover as her crate is opened she can’t believe the deep blue eyes that she sees. The man, Bren telling her that he there to rescue her and will look after her. Renaming her Sky, there is something about him that makes her feel safe and protected.

Bren has never felt this surge of protectiveness for anyone other than his family – even the it is not like this. Sky has captivated him and despite everything she has bene through they form a relationship  – declaring forever to each other. But as secrets and lies are discovered about Sky’s past, her age and Bren’s family obligations they each pose stumbling blocks in their lives. Setting free the one you love is never easy and is Bren strong enough to do it?

Oscar (Secrets and Lies Series Book 5) by BJ Alpha

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Available to buy from Amazon

Published 22 November 2022
Dual POV

Format: Paperback (Discreet covers also available) and Kindle Edition
Pages 406

Content Warning: This book contains triggers. It has sensitive and explicit storylines such as graphic sexual scenes, violence, stalker tendencies, and strong language. It is recommended for readers aged eighteen and over.

Oscar (Secrets and Lies Series Book 5) by BJ Alpha

A Mafia romance, stalker romance, with steamy sex scenes and a jealous/possessive hero.
Be prepared to be taken on a journey of Secrets and Lies.

Oscar
There’s a reason I use the service I use to have a woman. I can be select; I can choose exactly what I want when I want it.
What I didn’t choose was the curvy redhead standing in my kitchen, rolling her eyes at my use of an instruction manual.
She’s about to learn there’s a good reason for that manual, and I’m about to teach her that everything in it is for her own good.
What I didn’t expect was for her to teach me.
That everything in that manual is obsolete because all I will ever really need is her.

Paige
Oscar O’Connell is hot as hell, dark as sin, and obsessive enough to drive anyone to insanity.
A simple job to earn quick money turns into me falling in love with a man determined never to feel.
But when I finally start to break down his carefully structured walls, the secrets start coming out, and everyone knows there’s a fine line between secrets and lies; I only hope we haven’t destroyed everything we’ve created.

Totally Booked UK review: From a young age Oscar O’Connell knew that he was different. Different from his brothers and his families lifestyle, thankfully his ma was there to battle against those including his da who wanted to put him in an institution etc. As he got older his autism allowed him to hone his flair for technology and now covers the security side of his mafia family. Thise around him have understood his ways and his dislike of being touched. However, watching eachof his brothers find love he doesn’t think he is capable of that.

Moving in with her sister and her children six months ago to help her sister’s recovery from an accident, trainee vet Paige is helping with the bills. Taking on an extra job at Indulgence she replaces Oscar’s usual escort and is very different from the submissive he expects. Challenging him outside of the bedroom whilst understanding that his has boundaries and limitations.

Whilst Oscar believes that he is unable to care or love another person he does little things for Paige which melt her heart. From purchasing a coffee machine, grabbing groceries for her sister and saving fish, it is these little gestures that have her falling in love with him. Although she longs to be able to hold Oscar, he is trying hard to work past his touching boundaries to discover that with Paige things are different. But as feelings get too much he pushes her away – has he pushed her too far to get back?

The Final Vow: Con’s Wedding (Secrets and Lies Series Book 6) by BJ Alpha

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Available to buy from Amazon

Published 23 March 2023
Dual POV

Format: Paperback (Discreet covers also available) and Kindle Edition
Pages 122

The Final Vow: Con's Wedding (Secrets and Lies Series Book 6) by BJ Alpha

The day has finally arrived.
After waiting what feels like a lifetime, will Con finally get the wedding of his dreams?
Inviting prominent Mafia families together can only mean one thing … Drama.
What’s a wedding without it?
Do all the O’Connell brothers get their happily ever after?
With so much more set to be revealed, prepare to be taken on a journey of Secrets and Lies.

Totally Booked UK review: Con O’Connell has waited so long to finally marry his childhood sweetheart. Disappointed with himself for pushing her away when they were younger, but today is the day for the wedding to top all weddings. Especially since Con took over the wedding planning from Will when he went full groomzilla.

Pleased to have Con back in her life, Will is finally marrying the man who stole her heart all those years ago. After almost losing him again she is even more gratefu that he is standing at the altar to make her Mrs O’Connell.

Updates from the whole O’Connell family throughout the wedding celebrations. The children playing up, Con’s dog suffering from nerves and the adults behaving badly. Intoductions to other characters found in BJ Alpha’s interconnected books – enjoy!

Secrets and Lies Short Stories Series by BJ Alpha: Reading Order

It’s time to catch up with the O’Connell brothers from BJ Alpha’s Secrets and Lies Series in these extended epilogue novellas which give you a little update on your favourite brothers.

Cal: A Needy Situation (Secrets and Lies Short Stories Book 1) by BJ Alpha

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Available to buy from Amazon

Published 9 Mar. 2023
Dual POV

Format: Kindle Edition
Pages 32

Cal: A Needy Situation (Secrets and Lies Short Stories Book 1) by BJ Alpha

A short story based on CAL from the Secrets and Lies Series.

Cal wants nothing more than some alone time with his wife, Lily. But with two children and a hectic life, can they find the time to be together?

Totally Booked UK review: Four years ago Cal O’Connell’s life changed as he finally reunited with the beauty he fell in love with in Las Vegas 15 years ago. Finding out that he has a son, Reece, they became a family and have welcomed a daughter, Chloe (who is now 3 years old) into their lives. Although life as a family has it’s ups and downs as well as interruptions especially when he is attempting to get along time with his wife Lily.

Lily is fully aware of what life is like with a neurodivergent son, Reece, and tantrum throwing daughter, Chloe. But she wouldn’t change it for anything. There is never a dull moment in their house between Reece convinced that Chloe is trying to kill Pussy (his therapy cat) to Chloe wanting to get her own way. Covering for Reece as he heads out missing family dinner she understands that he is now 18 years old and needs time on his own.

Catch up with Cal & Lily as they navigate parenting alongside keeping their marriage alive. Is there room for one more?

Con: The Honeymoon (Secrets and Lies Short Stories Book 2) by BJ Alpha

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Available to buy from Amazon

Published 13 April 2023
Dual POV

Format: Kindle Edition
Pages 34

Con: The Honeymoon (Secrets and Lies Short Stories Book 2) by BJ Alpha

A short story based on CON from the Secrets and Lies Series.

Join Con and Will on their honeymoon.
Can it really be as perfect as he’d hope for?

Totally Booked UK review: After making Will his wife, Con O’Connell is excited to whisk her away on a honeymoon. All being well coming back pregnant as she has stopped taking her contraception. His brother teases that he has no idea what the resort is like as he chose it by its name only! Packing up Will, their son Keen and dog Peppa they are ready for seven days together.

Watching Con with Keen on the beach brings a big smile to Will’s face. Thankful that their lives found a way to crossover again. The honeymoon is beautiful despite Peppa’s bowl issues! She can’t get enough of her new husband, although it appears that the boat guide would love a bite or two of Con too – but Will is not sharing!

As they celebrate their marriage and enjoy their time together Will feels anxious about sharing some news with Con – how will he take the news?

Finn: Bad Education (Secrets and Lies Short Stories Book 3) by BJ Alpha

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Available to buy from Amazon

Published 3 August 2023
Dual POV

Format: Kindle Edition
Pages 32

Finn: Bad Education (Secrets and Lies Short Stories Book 3) by BJ Alpha

A short story based on FINN from the Secrets and Lies Series.

Finn experiences his first time at a school event. Can he get through it without causing any drama?
Or will his insatiable need for Angel cause trouble?

Totally Booked UK review: It’s been a long time since Finn O’Connell last visited a school after being kicked out over an incident with a teacher ogling Angel when they were in high school. Now he is headed to see Charlie’s artwork and Prince is playing up as usual on the way there stating he needs a poop – but after the wedding incident, they’ve had a few issues in that department. Nevertheless, he is there his princess and proud of her for her hard work.

Ange should have known that there was something wrong when Charlie’s teacher requested to speak to her. Thankfully Finn by her side they head into his office to discuss some of Charlie’s latest artwork – blood, guns, an axe and a headstone all feature in a picture of what should be her family. Finn points out that they are a mafia family and doesn’t see anything wrong with the picture.

As the teacher excuses himself it’s time for Finn and Angel to relive another memory from high school – having sex in the principal’s office!

Bren: The Getaway (Secrets and Lies Short Stories Book 4) by BJ Alpha

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Available to buy from Amazon

Published 3 August 2023
Dual POV

Format: Kindle Edition
Pages 34

Bren: The Getaway (Secrets and Lies Short Stories Book 4) by BJ Alpha

A short story based on BREN from the Secrets and Lies Series.
Join Bren and Sky on a short getaway.

Bren wants one night away from the kids with Sky. But can their getaway be everything they want it to be?
Or will their babysitters find the task too hard to handle?

Totally Booked UK review: Waking up to discover his wife is not in bed with him is not a good start to the day for Bren O’Connell. Looking around the room he sees her feeding their two sons Sebastian and Samuel whilst seeing her little bump carrying their third child. Keen to get her back to bed he encourages her to put them back in their cribs so that he can start the day the way he likes best.

Sky hates that Bren feels neglected although she loves their little family. She is surprised when Bren declares that Oscar and Paige have offered to watch the boys overnight so they can spend time together. He whisks her away to a hotel for some passionate time together. Bren insists on putting a baby in her even though she is already pregnant. But after a wonderful night, she wakes up alone to find Bren fretting about the boys.

Heading home to collect their boys the family feels reunited and how they should always be together – Forever!

Oscar: Organized Chaos (Secrets and Lies Short Stories Book 5) by BJ Alpha

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Available to buy from Amazon

Published 3 August 2023
Dual POV

Format: Kindle Edition
Pages 36

Oscar: Organized Chaos (Secrets and Lies Short Stories Book 5) by BJ Alpha

A short story based on Oscar and Paige from the Secrets and Lies Series.
Join Oscar and Paige in their Organized Chaos.

What happens when Paige offers to babysit Bren and Sky’s children?
Can Oscar deal with the chaos that two unruly toddlers bring?
Will he deliver some organization into their clearly chaotic home life.
You’re about to find out.

Totally Booked UK review: Expecting their first child, Paige can sense that Oscar is on edge about many things. Insisting that she take early maternity leave from the vets as he is worried about the animals, diseases and medications etc. Thinking that she’d be simply resting up at home she challenges Oscar when he states that she needs to come with him to come with him to see Bren about some business. Deciding to push his boundaries when she offers to babysit Bren’s two boys.

Oscar O’Connell has no idea what Paige was thinking when she offered to look after two of his brother’s children. Sebastian appears to have gravitated towards him which he can’t cope with and needs to step back from the situation. Retreating to one of the other apartments he watches Paige and the boys via the camera. His heart aches when he sees that the blanket castle Paige has built keeps falling and the boys are upset. Swooping in to fix things for Paige.

But as Bren and Sky return to the boys, Oscar is looking forward to life returning to normal – except Paige’s waters burst!

O’Connell’s Forever: A Secrets And Lies Christmas Story (Secrets and Lies Short Stories Book 6) by BJ Alpha

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Available to buy from Amazon

Published 7 December 2023
Dual POV

Format: Kindle Edition
Pages 87

O'Connell's Forever: A Secrets And Lies Christmas Story (Secrets and Lies Short Stories Book 6) by BJ Alpha

O’Connell’s Forever is a Christmas Short Story based on the Secrets and Lies characters.

The O’Connell family spend Christmas together in one house, what’s the worst that could happen?
Expect steamy scenes, unruly children, and hilarious banter.

The O’Connell brothers, their wives and children plus Ma all in one house to celebrate Christmas what could possibly go wrong?

Totally Booked UK Review: A festive catch-up with the O’Connells as they all head to Con’s mansion to celebrate Christmas together.

Cal and Lily are having their first Christmas without Reece and Pussy as he celebrates with his own family. Chloe has decided that she’d like a Barbie with blue hair from Santa and it’s Christmas Eve!

Hosting family Christmas Con has gone all out on the light and decorations, although the chaos in the kitchen is something else. Thankfully Ma is there to help pull together everything whilst heavily pregnant Will tries to keep Keen out of mischief. But a powercut and a nosy soldier lead to Con receiving an early Christmas present.

Finn and Angel are attempting to navigate life with four children. Charlie asks for Sam, Prince running riot and the twins watching their big brother and taking notes. Desperate for time alone they manage to sneak off to the garage but get a rude awakening when the alarms go off.

Bren can’t understand why they can’t stay at home and then pop over to see the family for an hour or so maybe 30 minutes on Christmas morning. Much happier at home with Sky and their three boys and the baby that Sky is currently expecting. Declaring that he isn’t going to stop knocking her up until she gets a girl.

Adjusting to parenthood has been a series of spreadsheets, research and implementation for Oscar. His son Brennan will be a genius with all the classical musical, vitamins and venison dinners he is exposing him to. Determined to have Paige pregnant again so that the children can be close in age.

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