REVIEW: The Secret by Max Monroe

Posted April 10th, 2022 by in Blog, Contemporary Romance, HJ Top Pick!, Review / 0 comments

The Secret by Max Monroe: Rachel Rose is back home in NYC to get her masters degree and really to get her life together, so giving a mysterious hot guy at the club her lacy panties would definitely not be in line with her new plan. Especially when she soon finds that her mysterious hottie is going to be her new boss at the university… oh and he is also her controlling fathers star lecturer. So I guess falling in love with Ty Winslow is definitely a bad idea…

The last person that Ty should be getting involved with is his T.A Rachel not only does it go against his own moral code but she is also the daughter of his mentor. The only problem being Rachel also so happens to be the same girl that Ty hasn’t been able to get out of his mind! Oh and did I mention she is a total knock out, a literary buff and she takes non of his charm or nonsense, talk about hitting his weak spot. The question is can these two keep things as just flirty banter or is their steamy chemistry just too much for either of them to resist?

“Just…texting it up like two peas in a sexual-tension-filled pod that I’m trying to pretend doesn’t exist.”

Pure perfection that is exactly what we got with The Secret, this hot for teacher, forbidden romcom was everything and more that I could have ever asked for! Max Monroe just know how to craft the perfect balance of sassy fun, steamy oh yeah and swoon worthy romance in a book to draw you right into the lives of their characters within a few pages. I have just been loving getting to follow the Winslow boys as they each slowly fall in love all thanks to the spooky words of a psychic 12 years ago. I just loved that the book started of with Ty going to see Miss Cleo the psychic, good gosh this lady is a treat all on her own!

Oh boy have I been waiting to get my hands on Ty’s book and did Max Monroe give us a goodie with this guy! We first got to meet this flirt in the very first Winslow book and let me just tell you getting to see him falling in love was just the sweetest. Ty was an absolute sweet heart and I loved getting to see this softer side to him, not only was he a fun loving guy that was completely invested in his family but also his students. I have to say that I really enjoyed the age gap in this novel, normally the age gap trope isn’t a favourite of mine but there was just something so natural about the way Ty and Rach meshed together. I think it was largely due to the way Ty behaved, he wasn’t this stuck up 40 year old professor but instead he was just a guy living his best life, connecting with his students and doing fun stuff. This made his relationship with Rachel all the more sweet, I loved their banter and chemistry and the way they had this cat and mouse game going on for a large part of the novel.

As for our girl Rachel Rose well she was just amazing. I loved that she was such a relatable character and that she was so down to Earth. I really liked that we got to see her finally standing up to her father and all the pressures that he was putting on her. I just loved that our boy Ty was part of what helped Rach find what she wants out of her life and in her career. It was also really nice that we got to see her relationship with her sister grow and getting to see them support each other. I just loved that her sister was the one that helped get the whole romance with Ty rolling even before they realised who he was.

I just loved the dynamic between Rachel and Ty, not only did they have super hot sexual chemistry but gosh damn when they got talking about books their connection just went up a level! I loved that connected on this intellectual level and that this helped them really bond. I loved getting to see their relationship grow from tense, flirty banter, to raw attraction to this super sweet love. This two characters balanced each other out in the most perfect way possible.

One of the best parts of this series is how invested the entire family gets and let me just tell you these Winslows get invested in a big way. I loved the bond this family shares with their family diners and their hilarious text threads. I just love the relationship that Ty had with mama Winslow, these two were just the sweetest. I loved getting to see Ty support his mother as she started online dating and their monthly date nights. Also how cute was the bakery cat, I just loved that Rach and Ty end up stealing this fur ball.

The Secret was one of Max Monroe’s best books to date, this steamy cute forbidden romance is a definite must read! Now I just can not wait to get my hand on Remy’s story, if any one deserves a second chance at love it is the eldest Winslow sibling!

Book Info:

Publication: April 9, 2022 | Max Monroe LLC | Winslow Brothers #3

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.





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