Dirty Little Secret | Review

Title: Dirty Little Secret
Series: Lake State University #1
Author: Rachael Brownell
Pages: 206 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 9 September 2021
Rating: ★★★★

He’s my brother’s best friend.
Which makes me off limits.
My brother made that clear to all his friends the summer I turned fourteen.
That didn’t stop me from falling in love with him. From dreaming about sharing my future with him. From wondering what it would be like to be with him.
It didn’t stop the heated looks he’d send me when no one was paying attention. Or how he always found a way to be near me, to touch me. To protect me.
For six years we fought against the waves of desire but the current kept pushing us toward one another.
Then I had him.
We collided with hurricane force. Our connection … explosive. It felt right, being with him. With the first kiss, I gave him my heart. With the first touch, I gave him my body. When I saw the love in his eyes, I handed over my soul.
I should have known it was too good to last, though. The next morning, he was gone, and my heart shattered. I left it on his bedroom floor as I did the walk of shame.
It’s been nine months since I laid eyes on him.
Yes, I’ve been avoiding this moment. But I can do this. I can fight my attraction for one night. Even if the moment I see him again, I know that night is going to come rushing back to me, along with the days and weeks of agony that followed.
Because he still owns every piece of me.


This book was provided by the author through Wildfire Marketing Solutions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Rachael Brownell and Wildfire Marketing Solutions!
Dirty Little Secret is the first book in the Lake State University and tells the story of Willow and Finn.

One of my all-time favourite Romance tropes is brother’s best friend. When I read the synopsis of Dirty Little Secret, I knew that I was going to enjoy this book! Dirty Little Secret is the first book I’ve read by Rachael Brownell and it won’t be the last one! I really liked reading this book and I’m looking forward to reading the other books in the Lake State University series!

Willow and Finn have been in love with each other since they were kids but they’ve never really acted on it. Until now. Willow’s been through some tough stuff, and Finn’s been there for her. I really liked seeing their friendship turn into a relationship because they’re always there for each other and they always put a smile on each other’s faces. I really liked seeing them grow into their relationship and become happy.

Although I did really enjoy Dirty Little Secret, it was a bit predictable and I expected a bit more spice in this book. If you look at the cover, you already think about all the hot scenes you’re going to read but this book was pretty tame. But besides that, I really liked Dirty Little Secret! I finished this book in two days so if you’re looking for a fast-paced Romance read, then I highly recommend Dirty Little Secret!