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Top Secret by Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy

Top Secret Book Cover Top Secret
Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy
Fiction, M/M Romance
May 7th, 2019
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Bestselling authors Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy return with their first Male / Male romance in 3 years.

LobsterShorts, 21
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?

LobsterShorts: [crickets!]

SinnerThree, 21
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.

Megan’s Review


“I’m just a guy, standing on a beach in nothing but his favorite pair of lobster shorts, waiting for the right man to love me.”

I am a big fan of both Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy, so when I saw they were writing another book together I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I’m not generally an M/M reader, I don’t mind them if they’re done right, like how these two authors always seem to master and this book was no exception, they were on fire with Top Secret.

Keaton is a rich and popular college jock who has the world at his feet and appears to have very little problems to the outside world. Keaton’s girlfriend of many years has decided she wants to have a threesome for her birthday and of course he will move heaven and earth for her and stop at nothing to please her. Keaton gets the hookup app Kink to try and set up the birthday present and that’s where LobsterShorts meets SinnerThree.

Luke unfortunately doesn’t have college life as easy as his roommate Keaton; he’s on a scholarship, does not come from a rich family and juggling both work and school has become a massive challenge that is almost too much for him to bare. Luke would love nothing more than to have the problems his frat brother Keaton has.


“Acknowledging my sexuality is starting to feel inevitable. My attraction to Luke isn’t just a one-off thing. My attraction to men is here to stay and keeping that bottled up feels wrong now. It makes the secret feel enormous.”

When Keaton gets the app to try to set up the threesome for Annika’s birthday, that is where he starts talking to SinnerThree. They have a connection that grows rapidly the more they chat and soon become incredibly close. I loved absolutely everything about the exchanges between the two, but one thing that I found hilarious was the fact that Keaton and Luke were texting secretly, and it added so much anticipation for me. I was so excited to keep reading to find out what happens next and when the secret would become a secret no more.

I really don’t want to go into the ins and outs of this story as it really is something that should be enjoyed for yourself. It’s a fun read that was not at all what I was expecting. Two different college students from two different worlds, you may think that this would not necessarily work, but they just fit so perfectly well together. Their relationship from the very beginning is somewhat complex, but what you discover while you uncover both Keaton and Luke’s persona is something you will want to unearth for yourself. It can be scary discovering who you truly are and then finding the courage to come forward with the need to justify your true self to people. It is positively petrifying. I loved the journey and the insights to discovering their own characterization along with the fear and the ups and downs.

Top Secret was a fun, addictive and complicated story with lots of steamy scenes that both intrigued and captivated me from the beginning. This story along with its characters is unique and definitely one click worthy.

 

Jenny’s Review

While on vacation, I jotted down things about each book I read so I could somewhat form short reviews when returning. I didn’t forget anything about this book AT ALL! It was that GOOD!

I’m sure you’ve read a lot of reviews on this beautiful book, so I am gonna put it very nicely,
READ THIS BOOK, I am still swooning

About the Author:

Sarina Bowen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Vermont’s Green Mountains with her family, six chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.

In 2016, Sarina became a Rita Award winner! The Romance Writers of America honored HIM by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy with Best Contemporary Romance, Mid-Length.

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