Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The Secret by Max Monroe-Review Blast

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...right?

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


I fell in love with Max Monroe's writing years ago-and books like The Secret are exactly why.  This book made me laugh, facepalm, sigh and fall so hard for the hero.  I devoured this book in one sitting. 

 Being a fan of these authors I already knew some of the players in this book-but don't fret.  This is a standalone for sure.  I just enjoyed getting a little peek back into one of my favorite families.  

Ty and Rachel just fit together like a puzzle piece they didn't know was missing.  Neither was looking for the other but they challenged each other in a way nobody else had.  It was really refreshing.  And it was honest-I believed in what was happening with these characters.  

I was invested in the ride from start to finish.  You can't help but be sucked in to this universe-and I definitely wasn't complaining.  Max Monroe have a unique brand of humor that just totally works' and it's tempered with realness and honesty.  I would love to be a fly on the wall in the lives of these characters. 

This is the kind of book that will make others around you ask what you're smiling about when you read it.  It definitely left an impression on me-and I can't wait for more.  I recommend this book!

If you give your panties to a man in a club, you really want him to NOT be one of your professors.

You really, really want him to NOT be the professor your father has volunteered you as a TA for their class as part of your grad school year.

OOPS. Sometimes, you don't get what you want.

Rachel and Ty, well, they really shouldn't be dating as she is a student and is working with him in one of his classes. But...their attraction is instant, and it's something that neither of them wants to ignore...although Rachel does make the effort in a pretty amusing way.

I enjoyed this title a lot. Sometimes this author goes for the humor and I feel that the romance is lost in the focus on the funny, but not in this title. This one worked for me, it was funny (although it was funnier at the beginning and toward the middle and the end, it became more focused on the romance) when it needed to be, and also romantic when that worked.

I enjoyed and recommend this title.

About six years ago, a dynamic duo of romance authors teamed up under the pseudonym Max Monroe, and, well, the rest is history...

Max Monroe is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of more than thirty contemporary romance titles. Favorite writing partners and long time friends, Max and Monroe strive to live and write all the fun, sexy swoon so often missing from their Facebook newsfeed. Sarcastic by nature, their two writing souls feel like they’ve found their other half. This is their most favorite adventure thus far. ​

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