Book Review: The Secret by Max Monroe

I loved The Secret so much and want to say all the things! Ty and Rachel were phenomenal. They had the best sexual tension and there was an incredible build that had me turning the page as fast as I could. This was seriously the best!

Book Review: The Secret by Max Monroe
The Secret (Winslow Brothers #4) by Max Monroe

Dear Fellow Bookworms,

I need your help.

I, Rachel Rose, am in quite the pickle with a hot-as-sin English Lit professor by the name of Ty Winslow, and I don’t know how to get out of it.

Let me break it down for you:

Girl meets Guy.

Girl gives Guy her underwear on a dare but nothing else identifying (like her name or number) because she plans to 
never see Guy again.

But Girl 
does see Guy again, in a very professional setting, where she is to be the Teaching Assistant to his Professor for an entire semester.

Girl would like to ignore all events of the past, but Guy is a whole list of tempting things that are 
hard to resist. (See below:)

#1: Insanely attractive.
#2: The most fun a girl could ever have.
#3: Successful and intelligent.
#4: He can quote Walt Whitman at the drop of a hat—which I’m sure you know is a dangerous thing for a literature-lover.
#5: Smooth with a capital S. He could charm the panties off a woman WITHOUT the help of a dare.

And now, Mr. Hot Professor, the man I’m determined to resist, is challenging me to a competition—a playful, secret game, so to speak—where the winner takes all.

My plan? Play the game long enough to win—long enough to walk away with the upper hand—
without doing something stupid like falling in love.

It’s possible...

If you have any advice, please reach out to me soon—before it’s too late.


5 out of 5 stars

The Secret was so freaking fantastic! I felt like I was vibrating with excitement the entire time I was reading. I absolutely loved Ty and Rachel, the game they were playing, and the thrilling and passionate push and pull between them as they fell in love. It was sexy and fun but also filled with a great deal of emotion that had me tearing up by the end. My favorite in the series (so far)!

I’m not sure who I loved more, Ty or Rachel. I loved how Rachel owned who she was and didn't back down from what she wanted. She was a strong, smart, and independent woman. Ty was incredibly confident and charismatic and had a heart of gold. I loved (LOVED!) when they first meet, that spark and fire between them, and then again when they reconnected. I loved that challenge between them, the banter and wit, and I swear some of their choices were making me laugh my head off, it was all so entertaining. The games they played were pretty priceless! They oozed sexual tension and I couldn’t get enough. I was all about the build, the longing, the anticipation, so when it finally happened, it was intense, beyond hot, and cold shower worthy.

There's a lot happening in Rachel's life and some tensions she's dealing and it all elicited a lot of emotion out of me. I liked all the different connections and how those affected Ty as well. There were so many great details mixed in giving the story an extra layer of awesome. I loved watching Ty’s feelings emerge and how he changed once he met Rachel. I loved the forbidden aspect since Rachel is Ty’s TA. There is an age difference but it didn't play a big part in the story. I absolutely adored the Winslow family, I wish I could hang out with them. The siblings always have me smiling and I really loved the special relationship that Ty had with his mom. The epilogue was sweet and sexy with a little hint about Remy and I’m super excited about his book.

This is one of those stories I couldn’t read fast enough and at the same time, never wanted it to end. I was smiling, laughing, and rooting for Ty and Rachel. I love a story that makes me feel and with this, I could feel all their want and need, the longing, and pain and heartache. The Secret was everything I wanted and so much more. I definitely recommend it!

Complimentary copy received.

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When I was reading The Secret, I pretty much blew off an entire day because I did not want to put my Kindle down. I was consumed! What's the last story that totally consumed you? Let me know!