Bestselling authors Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy return with their first Male / Male romance in 3 years…
Jock. Secretly a science geek. Hot AF.
LobsterShorts: So. Here goes. For her birthday, my girlfriend wants…a threesome.
SinnerThree: Then you’ve come to the right hookup app.
LobsterShorts: Have you done this sort of thing before? With another guy?
SinnerThree: All the time. I’m an equal opportunity player. You?
Finance major. Secretly a male dancer. Hot AF.
SinnerThree: Well, I’m down if you are. My life is kind of a mess right now. School, work, family stress. Oh, and I live next door to the most annoying dude in the world. I need the distraction. Are you sure you want this?
LobsterShorts: I might want it a little more than I’m willing to admit.
SinnerThree: Hey, nothing wrong with pushing your boundaries...
LobsterShorts: Tell that to my control-freak father. Anyway. What if this threesome is awkward?
SinnerThree: Then it’s awkward. It’s not like we’ll ever have to see each other again. Right? Just promise you won’t fall in love with me.
LobsterShorts: Now wouldn’t that be life-changing...
Q&A about Top Secret:
Q: Have we met these characters before in another book?
A: No! These guys are brand new, and we can’t wait for you to meet them.
Q: Is this story MM? Or is it a MMF / MFM / menage?
A: This book is MM.
Q: Is this a love triangle story?
A: Not really. You’ll see.
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I hated this book.....well, not really. I hated myself while reading this book because I read it way too quickly that I didn't savor it enough... Boo hoo, oh well, I can always go back and read it again...or wait a few weeks and listen to it as an audiobook. Yeah! That's exactly what I plan to do. I am a huge fan of both Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy and their solo releases. But put the pair together and there is just something special that happens. I had absolutely loved Him and Us by the pair so I was giddy with excitement when Nina sent off notices that the pair had a secret new release coming in May. I was quick to sign up to promote it and marked a big RED heart on the calendar for May 7th!!! Top Secret - hot fitting is this title?! Is a fabulous story about two college fraternity brothers on opposite sides of the presidential seat elections. What they don't yet know is that they have been chatting with each other incognito via the Kink app. And it creates an uneasy situation when their true identities are discovered. This story is a fun and entertaining read. It is also hot, don't get me wrong. Both Sarina and Elle can write a great romance story and Top Secret is indeed one. It is easy to forget that the two in the couple are both guys. And while all is great behind the scenes, Sarina and Elle also address the issue with acceptance of who you are as well as coming out with friends and family. A great summer read. You all should add this to your To Be Read short list. 55
Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy are my favorite writing duo and I couldn't have been more excited to get my hands on Top Secret! Luke and Keaton's story was such a hilarious, sexy, and sweet M/M romance, but it was also emotional and heartfelt. There were times that my heart just hurt for these two as they navigated this new terrain and discovered who they are. I definitely wanted to throat punch Luke's mother and brother several times in the book, as well as a frat brother or two once true colors were shown. It was Keaton's parents who made the biggest transformation though, and with their support as well as Annika's, I really felt like the author's showed all the possible emotions that friends and loved ones might experience. Luke was mysterious and emotionally closed off thanks to his unfortunate upbringing, but his dedication and drive made him easy to root for. Keaton was easy going and emotionally more open, and I found his self discovery and revelations honest and heartwarming. He was coming into his own sexually as well as taking control of his life. These two had such amazing chemistry and I loved their banter and sexy innuendo while using the Kink app. They could be exactly who they were and it translated into some seriously sexy times! As much as I enjoyed their physical connection, I did feel like their emotional connection wasn't as deeply explored. There was some push and pull since they both needed to mature and reconcile their feelings for the other, but the ending felt a bit abrupt. I was hoping for an epilogue a little further down the line, but hopefully this is the start of a new series and we will catch glimpses of SinnerThree and LobsterShorts again! *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book* 45