Top Secret (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Top Secret
Author: Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
Publisher: Tuxbury Publishing LLC and Elle Kennedy Inc
Release Date: May 7th, 2019
Genre(s): Romance, Sports
Page Count: 319
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


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.

Filled with heart, this book just resonated with me.

Keaton is the heir to a pharmaceutical company and lives a pretty luxurious life. He’s up for president of his fraternity, he’s got the perfect girlfriend. But if you look under a magnifying glass you’ll see that things with his parents are strained, he doesn’t want anything to do with his dad’s company, and his girlfriend wants a threesome for her birthday because things are a little vanilla in the bedroom.

Luke has worked for every penny he has. He’s living in the frat house on a full scholarship, but he’s got to pay for his books, housing and food. In an effort to let off a little steam, he logs on to his Kinky! app and searches for a party. When he finds a couple looking for a third person, he’s all in. But things quickly twist and turn and get messier than anyone could have expected.

I was so enthralled in this story. It had so many points of interest for me. First of all, it started with a first time gay experience, then added in a bit of enemies to lovers and ended with a brilliant HEA, giving me one hell of a satisfying experience.

The writing was fantastic and I loved all of the modern references. Keaton started out a bit of a snob and I worried that I’d hate his character, but he showed some class and some balls and just really wowed me. I loved Luke from the start and his character just had me laughing and cringing and hoping for his happy ending. He deserved it. They both did. And I love a story that makes me feel so much for the MC’s. I wanted to badly for them to work out their issues and doubts, fears and insecurities and become their potential.

Loved this story, loved everything about it. Perfectly done, entertaining and fluffy. 5 won me over stars.

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Galley copy of Top Secret provided by authors in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday
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