Book Reviews, LGBTQA+, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – The Secrets You Keep by Tracy Lorraine

The Secrets You Keep; Blurred Lines Series
(Standalone within an interconnected series)

Publication Date: October 11, 2022

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Forbidden/MFM Romance

Author: Tracy Lorraine

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars


The steamy, forbidden spice mixed with the nostalgia of heading back to Maddison U…I LOVED IT!!!!!!

I could have stayed here longer and delved into even more characters. I forgot how much I missed this world.

At one time Violet, Knox and Tristan were all close. Growing up together, Tristan is her brother’s best friend and Knox is their step-brother who was also part of the boy trio. Violet grew from the annoying sister tag-along into something more. Attracting the attention of both Knox and Tristan, but it wasn’t until years later that a relationship is even possible, as circumstances kept them apart, circumstances that are emotionally scarring for all three of them. Then the question becomes can Violet choose between the two men who’ve always held a special place in her heart?

Tracy Lorraine knows how to write emotional, steamy, angsty romance, but this book…OMG…the spiciness was upped by 200%. Violet is one lucky lady to get ALL the devotion and attention from two hot, alpha men like Knox and Tristan, but before any kind of future can happen all three of them have a lot to work out.

I loved the tension between the thruple, how the guys bickered like an old married couple, but with the mouth of sailors, and the ending was absolutely perfect. This was the book I didn’t know I needed in the world I totally missed.

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Lorraine brings you a full length, standalone forbidden romance set in her Maddison Kings University world.

As a teenager, my naive heart beat for two boys…

Two unattainable, older, forbidden boys. The kind of boys mothers warn their daughters about.

Tristan was the guy everyone wanted… but he was also my older brother’s best friend. Smart, kind, and hot as hell, with a one-way ticket straight to the NFL.

And then there was Knox… my bad-boy stepbrother. Only a year older, he made me feel like I was a silly little girl with a crush… until the first time he kissed me.

The hot, soon-to-be-inked-up gangster from the wrong part of town broke every rule, and shattered hearts… I just never expected one of them to be mine.

All these years later, I can barely remember the shy girl I was back then, back before Knox burned me.

Now I’m a junior at Maddison Kings University, and they just walked back into my life, throwing my world into a tailspin. Tristian is there for me when things go up in smoke. And Knox is there striking matches, tempting me like a ghost in the night with his darkness.

But I’m all grown up now and I’m ready to go after what I want.

And my damaged heart still wants them both.

Things are different now though.

They’re lying to me… and the secrets about my past have the power to tear my heart in two.

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