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Peek Inside Secrets and Sins: Chayot

Months after Chayot Gray’s darkest secret was exposed to the world, he’s struggling to cope with the fallout. Shame and guilt threaten to consume him, and he longs for the anonymous, numb existence he’s known for two decades.

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Six months after concert pianist Aslyn Jericho survives an attack at the hands of an obsessed fan, she is still trying to resume a normal life, despite the paralyzing fears that have stolen her ability to play and perform. Enter her gorgeous and mysterious neighbor with news that threatens to send her spiraling back into her nightmares. Her stalker has returned. And he wants Aslyn.

Months after security specialist Chayot Gray’s darkest secret was exposed to the world, he’s struggling to cope with the fallout. Shame and guilt threaten to consume him, and he longs for the anonymous, numb existence he’s known for two decades. Then he discovers a masked figure lurking outside his neighbor’s home. The pain-filled shadows darkening Aslyn’s eyes call to him, and her loveliness stirs a desire he didn’t know existed. Now Chay must conquer his inner-demons in order to save her from a madman determined to finish the job he started…


"An engrossing read with a perfect balance of poignancy, red-hot heat, and menace. I recommend Chayot, you won't be disappointed!" --author, Incy Black

"Simone's writing is right up there with Suzanne Brockman's seal teams, although she doesn't have as much action that Brockman has going on at multiple scenes, don't discount Simone's ability to draw you in and make you wonder who among the team could be looking at the next HEA ... Or could another team of hot sexy heroes be in the works? If so, I'll be right there to gobble them up." --Kym Roberts, Goodreads

"Chayot, is a high-octane romantic thriller that draws readers in with strong and intelligent characters, snarky wit, volcanic passion, and a complex plot." --WTF Are You Reading?, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633750388
Series: Secrets and Sins, Book 4
Release Date: Aug 4, 2014
Page Count: 290
Imprint: ignite
Genre: law enforcement/firemen, mystery & suspense, romantic suspense
Tropes: bodyguard/protector, forced proximity

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By WTF Are You Reading? August 04, 2014

Chayot Gray is a man haunted by the the ghosts of horrific happenings in his past that have cost not only him, but those nearest and dearest to him freedom, love, careers, and money.
While those around him have managed to not only reclaim all that they lost; Chayot has remained closeted and alone. Un ...more

By Stacy August 05, 2014

I really enjoyed this book. Something about it gripped me from it started until it finished. I think it was Miss Simone’s writing voice…it was edgy, gritty, but so very sensual and humorous.

Our hero Chayot and heroine Aslyn were both tortured soul. Man did I love that. Most books only tug at you wi ...more

By Emery August 02, 2014

Absolutely loved this book! I started backwards in the series, this is the first book I read. I will happily be rectifying that!
Aslyn is a concert pianist who was stalked and almost killed by a madman. After recovering, she leaves her hometown to hide out in seclusion for awhile.
Chayot is her neig ...more

By Kym August 01, 2014

I absolutely love Naima Simone's books! But Chay's story is my favorite in the Secret & Sins series, because the hero isn't just damaged, he's broken when the story begins. Although the book totally stands alone, Chay's pain, secrets and sins have been revealed throughout the series and made me alwa ...more

By Dawn August 05, 2014

This is the second of Naima Simone's books that I have read, and I loved this one just as much as I did Raphael. The book is the fourth in the series about four friends: Gabriel, Malachim, Raphael and Chay, but can be read as a stand-alone. There are a few points where you'll be wishing you read the ...more

By Mei November 17, 2014

When I finished reading the 3rd book, I had a suspition that Chay was gay, but I'm happy to having found out here that he's definitely NOT! :)

I'm so happy that this series got such a lovely story and finished in such a very, very nice way!

In the 2nd and 3rd book the weak point were the heroines, but ...more

By Susanne July 29, 2014

Intense, emotional and hot.

Secret and Sins draws you in to Chay and Aslyn's personal hells. Unable to play or compose, the music sensation that was Aslyn is in Boston trying to recover from an attack that almost killed her when a second round of stalking brings Chay into Aslyn's life. Wounded in th ...more

By Denise August 03, 2014

This is the first time in reading this author with the title being the hook that snagged me to it. The exciting thing it revealed to me was once I turned the pages I was going to be in for some hot reading with spice. The characters Aslyn and Chayot have a lot of body to them. It opens up with Aslyn ...more

By Eva August 05, 2014

A man must conquer his inner-demons in order to save a woman from a madman determined to destroy her in this riveting romantic suspense. When a obsessed stalker targets concert pianist, Aslyn Jericho, she turns to her neighbor and security specialist, Chayot Gray whose shame and guilt threaten to co ...more

By Heather August 01, 2014

SECRETS AND SINS: CHAYOT is a compelling novel about two emotionally damaged people who find each other as they deal with mystery and danger. The book is an emotional powerhouse with its themes of emotional and physical abuse, stalking, obsession and murder. Naima Simone treats the issues well and w ...more

By Donna July 25, 2014

Once upon a time there were four friends: Gabriel, Malachim, Raphael and Chayot. When something bad happened to one they all got together to make it better and they kept the secret for years. Now twenty years later the secret is out and they have paid for keeping it. Gabriel, Malachim, and Raphael h ...more

By Rosemary August 05, 2014

Chayot Gray’s life has known too much pain and loss. After all that has happened, he will never give love a chance. Aslyn Jericho, a famous classical pianist, survived a brutal attack by an obsessed fan. She moved to Boston to take back her life, but danger has come to her doorstep. Chayot, her next ...more

By Incy August 01, 2014

Book 4 in what has been really classy, compelling series. (Chayot, though part of a series, can be read as a stand alone story without the reading experience being diminished, but be warned, you will want to read 'Gabriel', 'Malachim', and 'Raphael' too.)

As a couple, Aslyn and Chay are a brilliant f ...more

By Patricia August 04, 2014

Chay and Aslyn both have some serious emotional disorders. Their journey begins when Chay spots a peeper sneaking around his neighbors house. He chases the guy away while Aslyn calls the police. Aslyn is recovering from a brutal attack and this is the last thing she needs. Yet recovering from a ext ...more

By Amanda August 04, 2014

Aslyn is a concert pianist who has had nothing but bad luck. Her parents parish in a car wreak, she is stalked and almost killed by her stalker, her assistant is killed, she moves to Boston to relax and get everything into perspective when she finds she has another stalker. Then she meets her sexy n ...more

By Nicole August 04, 2014

I loved this one, you have your suspense, humor, and heat. The characters won me over right from the beginning. watching Chayot realize his is worthy of love and happiness was a wonderful journey to watch. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat. Once you start reading it's hard to put down and ...more

By Karen's Bookshelf August 04, 2014

Chayot and Aslyn both consider themselves damaged good. Will they both be able to overcome the past attacks, hurts, and betrayals and find what they both want, someone to call their own. I'm reading this series backwards, as this is the first one I have read. This will definitely not be the last. Th ...more

By Philisha August 04, 2014

Best yet! I've followed the struggles of Chayot from the beginning book of the series that starred his best friends. Finally I read his story and it was amazing. The soul and spirit poured into him brought him alive in my mind and I rooting for him the whole way. The pianist story is gripping as wel ...more

By Staci August 01, 2014

What a fantastic book. I loved Chaya and Aslyn's story. This us my first book by this author. I will now need to go back and read all of the other books, especially if they are as steamy as this one! ...more

By Avril May 18, 2015

The very best of the series. A hot, delicious, and fitting end to a series I thoroughly enjoyed. Chay did not disappoint. ...more

By Misty August 02, 2014

review to come ...more

By Jaimie September 24, 2014

First reviewed at Red Hot Books here:

I have completely enjoyed the other books in the Secrets and Sins series by Naima Simone but this is the one I have been waiting for! One of the things I really enjoy about Ms. Simone’s writing is that she writes in a way ...more

By Sandy S August 26, 2014

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 4, 2014

Six months after concert pianist Aslyn Jericho survives an attack at the hands of an obsessed fan, she is still trying to resume a normal life, despite the paralyzing fears that have stolen her ability to play and perform. Enter her gorgeous and mysterious ...more

By Joyfully Reviewed January 20, 2016

Famed concert pianist Aslyn Jericho has not been able to play since she was physically attacked by a crazed fan six months ago. Desperate to reclaim control over her life, Aslyn decides to take some time off by hiding in Boston in her manager’s secluded condo. Her blissfulness is short-lived when sh ...more

By Pam August 08, 2014

Six months after a crazed fan tried to take the life of Aslyn Jericho she is still coping with the nightmares of it. She isn't able to perform and is afraid. Now her terror really grows as it seems a new nightmare has begun. Someone else is after her and she doesn't know what to do. She turns to her ...more

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Naima Simone

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USA Today Best Selling Author

Naima Simone

USA Today bestselling author Naima Simone’s love of romance was first stirred by Johanna Lindsey and Linda Howard many years ago. Though her first attempt at writing a romance novel at age 11 never saw the light of day, her love of romance and writing has endured. Now, she spends her time creating stories of unique men and women who experience the dizzying heights of passion and the tender heat of love. She is wife to Superman—or his non-Kryptonian, less bullet proof equivalent—and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, domestically-challenged bliss in the southern United States.

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