Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Secrets & Lies by Brooke Blaine & Ella Frank Blog Tour

Available Now. Secrets & Lies. USA Today bestselling authors. Brooke Blaine. Ella Frank. Blog Tour. November 30th – December 2nd. I wasn’t supposed to want him.

I wasn’t supposed to want him. The bronzed god lying by my pool in tight shorts that left little to the imagination. But I was only human, and with the temptation constantly within reach, it was only a matter of time before I could no longer resist.

It was wrong. I knew that.

He was my son’s age.
Hell, he was my son’s friend.

But even worse... I was his teacher..

Secrets & Lies is a standalone teacher-student MM romance from USA Today bestselling authors Brooke Blaine & Ella Frank.


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Secrets & Lies by Brooke Blaine & Ella Frank

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I will probably be in the minority on this one, but I wasn't over the moon on this book. I didn't connect with the characters right away and I certainly didn't feel their connection either. The blurb was misleading as well because Ryder didn't meet Ash's son until after he had met Ash and it wasn't at the get go, it was further in the book. I also wasn't thrilled Ryder was still in high school. I don't mind student-teacher romances, I've read several—but not involving high schoolers, that's just not my cup of tea. I love this author duo and I'll definitely keep reading their books. This one just missed the mark for me, but that epilogue was great.

I am a huge fan of this talented author duo, however, I have to admit that this is not one of my favourites of theirs. After the exuberance of Julian, Sebastian, et al, this was missing the absolute magic for me. The writing is very good, and there is much to enjoy and amuse, so I am probably in a minority in being underwhelmed.

Ryder certainly appears older than he is when we first meet him, so I had assumed we were talking college forbidden, not high school. So whilst Ash's behaviour after the art class is forgivable, his lack of self-control thereafter just makes him seem weirdly immature.

I will no doubt continue to read everything these authors write, as they are still firm favourites of mine.

Secrets & Lies is a complete standalone by Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank.

Ryder and Ash first meet at a Sunday night art class. The sparks are immediate between them. Ryder seems very mature, but we come to find out he is indeed in high school. He seems more mature than Ash as the story unfolds. The story in itself becomes somewhat predicable without any surprise.

I am a huge fan of these authors but for me this one just missed the mark. It isn't up to the Blaine-Frank standards I've come to love. It was very well written just not one of my favorites. I did shelve it as a "taboo subject matter" just for the fact Ryder is in high school and Ash is the teacher, which may be off putting for some readers.



Author Bio

BROOKE BLAINE is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance that ranges from comedy to suspense to erotic. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern family for life, bless their hearts.

If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find - just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for years. Or you can reach her on her website.

Connect with Brooke

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Facebook Group: Brooke & Ella's Naughty Umbrella

ELLA FRANK is the USA Today bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

Connect with Ella

Facebook  ~  Twitter  ~  Instagram  ~  Website  ~  Goodreads
Facebook Group: Brooke & Ella's Naughty Umbrella


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Secrets & Lies by Brooke Blaine & Ella Frank to read and review for this tour.

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