Wednesday, April 13, 2022

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Dear Fellow Bookworms,

I need your help.

I, Rachel Rose, am in quite the pickle with a hot-as-sin English Lit professor by the name of Ty Winslow, and I don’t know how to get out of it.

Let me break it down for you:

Girl meets Guy.

Girl gives Guy her underwear on a dare but nothing else identifying (like her name or number) because she plans to never see Guy again.

But Girl does see Guy again, in a very professional setting, where she is to be the Teaching Assistant to his Professor for an entire semester.

Girl would like to ignore all events of the past, but Guy is a whole list of tempting things that are hard to resist. (See below:)

#1: Insanely attractive.
#2: The most fun a girl could ever have.
#3: Successful and intelligent.
#4: He can quote Walt Whitman at the drop of a hat—which I’m sure you know is a dangerous thing for a literature-lover.
#5: Smooth with a capital S. He could charm the panties off a woman WITHOUT the help of a dare.

And now, Mr. Hot Professor, the man I’m determined to resist, is challenging me to a competition—a playful, secret game, so to speak—where the winner takes all.

My plan? Play the game long enough to win—long enough to walk away with the upper hand—without doing something stupid like falling in love.

It’s possible... right?

If you have any advice, please reach out to me soon—before it’s too late.


Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Winslow Brothers series!
For book one, The Bet, click HERE.
For book two, The Pact, click HERE.


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The Secret by Max Monroe

Book 3
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I glance pointedly down at the ring—a mood ring—on her right ring finger, and she lets go of my hand like it’s morphed into a scorching hot plate.

Rachel Rose is her. The woman from Orchid.

“What’s your mood tonight?” I asked her.

And she answered with a seductive, “A little wild. A little reckless.”

The conversation I had with her that night replays in my mind, and I know there’s no way in hell I’d get those big green eyes and entrancing lips of hers confused with someone else.

And fuck me, this woman, she’s even more of a goddess than my brain allowed me to remember.

Her skirt, coat, and blouse are classic and professional, but even they can’t hide the mind-blowing curves that lie beneath the material. Her breasts are full, her hips and thighs perfectly rounded, and her legs shapely in a way that reminds me of paintings from the Renaissance.

She is the exact type of curvy that turns me into a fool.

And her face is undeniably beautiful too. More so than the dim lights of Orchid allowed me to see.

“Rachel,” I repeat her name, letting it fall slowly off my tongue. “It’s always good to be able to put a name to a face.”

Her laugh is awkward, but that’s probably because she’s been lying through her pretty little lips ever since we made eye contact. “Well, it’s nice to meet you too, Professor Winslow.”

“Please, Rachel, just call me Ty.”

“O-okay,” she answers and swallows hard against a nervous titter in her throat. “So… uh… what would you like for me to accomplish today?”

How about you acknowledge that you gave me your panties? is the very first thought to come to mind. Is that something you do often? and Or was it just something you did for me? are the second and third.

Thankfully, my brain-to-mouth filter seems to be connected today because no matter what my dick has prepared in its PowerPoint presentation, this is Nate’s daughter.

I can’t go there.

“We’ll keep it laid-back today. I have a folder of information for you. My class schedules, some teaching plans for the semester, that kind of stuff,” I answer, even though everything inside me wants to press her more about that Friday night. I swear, this woman has some balls to just outright deny something we both know is true.

To be honest, in a weird way, I think I might admire her for it.

“Okay, cool,” she answers calmly, but I don’t miss the way her fingers fidget with her coat.

I walk back over to my desk and shuffle through the mess of papers and files to find the stack that’s for her. “I went ahead and compared our schedules. The only class of mine that you’ll be able to attend consistently is my afternoon English 101 class with the freshmen. Though, I’d love to see you fit in a few of my other courses throughout this semester, but not to the detriment of your master’s workload.”

I hand her the thick file, and she takes it with hesitant hands, her eyes acting like my face is the sun and avoiding direct contact for long periods of time is needed for survival.

“This is probably not everything, but it will give you a good start,” I instruct, and for some insane reason, I can’t swipe the smile off my face. There is just something about her and the way she is avoiding the reality of our initial introduction that, the more I think about it, is amusing as hell. “Log-ins for my online drive, my class schedule for the spring semester, some of my teaching plans for English 101, and a few other odds and ends I know will be of use.”

She stares down at the file in her hands. Which I’m guessing has more to do with avoidance than interest, seeing as it’s a plain manila folder. “Great. Thanks.”

“I also think it would be a good idea for us to get to know each other a little better,” I say and lean back against my desk, crossing my arms at my chest. I know I’m putting her on the spot, but I’m so fucking curious if she’s ever going to break from the façade of acting like Orchid never happened, it feels like I have to push. “So, tell me a little bit about yourself, Rachel.”

Her green eyes flicker up and hold, and I know immediately that something has changed. She’s formed a backbone or found her courage or is gearing up to tell me to go fuck myself. Whatever it is, it’s beautiful. “What do you want to know exactly?”

“Just a little about you. What are your greatest passions in literature? Your likes? Dislikes?” And how often do you go to nightclubs and give men your underwear?

She shrugs. Toys with the file in her hands. “Well, I got my bachelor’s at Stanford. Took a few years off to… I don’t know… not focus on my career.” Her laugh is self-deprecating. “And literature, devouring books, writing… I love all of it. Though I’m not certain what I want to do with my master’s, I know it will lead me to where I should be.”

“And what do you do for fun outside of NYU’s campus?”

You bastard. You just can’t help yourself, can you?

“For fun? Off campus?” she questions. “I don’t know. I mean, I just got back to New York, so I’d say that answer is pending.” The hint of a fire blazes behind her eyes, and what leaves her gorgeous mouth doesn’t disappoint. “And personally, I don’t think what I do for fun off campus should be any of your concern.”

I love it. She knows when to put her foot down. Strong, curvaceous, beautiful women are my fucking weakness.




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the third book in the Winslow Brothers series and it is Ty's story.

Rachel and Ty have this insane chemistry that sizzles off the pages and only gets hotter as time goes by. Ty is the sexy English Lit professor and Rachel is his T.A.. They have to stay away from each other in any way other than dealing with schoolwork. Neither knew how hard this was going to be. Ty proposes a challenge that is sexy and secret; boy oh boy what fun they have. But neither of them sees love coming.

I have loved this series from the beginning, and I think Ty's story is my favorite, but we still have Remy's story left and I can't wait for it.

I loved Ty and Rachel's story because it was full of fun, sexiness, heat, family fun, sexy bothers, and love. Authors Max Monroe have found gold with the Winslow brothers, and I have loved each book so far, looking forward to Remy's books and hope there is one for Winnie, their sister. Can you imagine being a sister with four brothers?

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance

This is Ty's story. If you have not read the previous books, I suggest that you do. While this can be read as a standalone, it will make more sense if you read the previous books first.

Rachel is back in New York. While she might be there with some apprehension, she knows that she missed her sister and knows that she can finish her degree there. What she doesn't like is that she is still under the ever watchful and critical eye of her father. Her dad has some very serious ideas of how his daughter should behave and what she should do with her career.

Ty is still worried about what he heard all those years ago. And while it seems to have worked out for some of his brothers, he likes his life. He is not known for having a girl for very long, just many of them for one or two nights. He loves his family and loves his life. His mentor, the man who helped him set his life back on track. needs a favor and Ty is all too willing to help out.

After a fun night out where Rachel was egged on by her sister, she knows that she fulfilled the card. Ty can't keep the woman out of his head who he met at his brother's club. She is someone he will never forget.

These two have to figure out how to dance around each other and figure out how to incorporate fun into their lives too. Rachel is strong when it comes to her sexuality, and I loved that about her. But she's kind of a wimp when it comes to her family. I wished that we had gotten to see more of her and her dad – more of a resolution in their relationship. It seemed a little like a band-aid. Then you have Ty and his family. I love his family. They are funny and get where Rachel is coming from. and they know Ty so well. He's the guy everyone knows has fun.

I really enjoyed watching these two figure out their path. And while it was somewhat predictable, the in between was hot and spicy and sweet and sensual. You won't be disappointed, and I can't wait for the next one! Cleo is coming back and I can't wait to see what is in store.

This is the third book in the series and really, I cannot think of any reason why you would not want to read from book one. These books come with a warning about not reading in public, work, etc... and you would be wise to take note – I have never managed to read one without laughing out loud!

As you will know if you are up to date with the Winslows, Remi's wedding failure was predicted by a fortune teller. This book starts with Ty, the hot professor brother hunting her down, as he is still haunted by the unerring accuracy that her predictions took for the others. This act is somewhat out of character for him, but does a great job of setting the scene, and for a moment, there is a twist which makes the reader question the direction the book is going to take... I love these little cheeky plot turns that we are offered!

I also love that we spend time with the Winslow brothers and their significant others, and not just that their mom is contemplating dating, but how she is planning on going about it... cue more laughter! We are soon reminded of Ty's player ways and how he brings a different woman to family dinners each time. So his complete turnabout after being handed a pair of panties in a nightclub by a woman who immediately afterwards leaves, without giving her name, is really shocking him.

That she turns out not only to be his T.A. this semester, but also the daughter of his mentor and fellow professor... a mixture of karma and serendipity.

So much fun in this book, as well as some cute moments, some sad ones, and some very sexy ones. As someone who taught in a uni myself, I have been imagining the scenes, and really chuckling at how on earth they got away with some of those adventures!

Another fabulous, fun, and smile inducing book from this talented duo – really, just what anyone needs to cheer up their day – thank you, Max Monroe!



Author Bio

A duo of romance authors team up under the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling pseudonym MAX MONROE to bring you sexy, laugh-out-loud reads.

Max Monroe is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty contemporary romance titles. Favorite writing partners and longtime friends, Max and Monroe strive to live and write all the fun, sexy swoon so often missing from their Facebook newsfeed. Sarcastic by nature, their two writing souls feel like they’ve found their other half. This is their most favorite adventure thus far

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