The Secret: A Friends To Lovers Romance (North Woods University Book 3) by J.L. Beck and Cassandra Hallman

The Secret: A Friends To Lovers Romance (North Woods University Book 3) by [Beck, J.L., Hallman, Cassandra]

Price: $3.99
Page Count: 202
Category: New Adult & College Romance
Format: EPUB
Published: August 2, 2019

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Secrets… they can make or break you.

I would know. I’m hiding the biggest secret of all. My scars are so much more than skin deep. They consume me, control me. 

Then I meet him. Clark Jefferson. Cocky jock. Popular, greek god lookalike with a smile that’ll make your panties disappear. He wears a clear warning label: Heartbreaker. And if I was smart I would stay away from him. 

With my past, my secrets, nothing could ever come of being with a man like him. He frightens me and excites me. He makes me want to break free of the suffocating fear that claims my heart. 

He sees me, really sees me, and so we strike a deal. He’ll be my fake boyfriend, he’ll try and help me overcome my fear, my anxiety. 

But secrets can’t remain secrets forever and as I grow closer to Clark my feelings for him grow too. Soon the line between fake and real blurs and when the past I’ve been running from finally catches up with me I’ll have to confess to Clark the truth or let go of a love that was only ever supposed to be fake. 

*This is book three in the North Woods University Series. It can be read as a complete standalone and contains NO cliffhanger, NO cheating, and a HEA. Please be advised this series contains sensitive material not suitable to all readers. This is NOT a YA series.**

My Review

As soon as I started reading this book I was hooked. I couldn’t put my phone down from reading this book. The chemistry and connection between Clark and Emerson was off the charts. It was the main reason that made the book so good. They just had a very strong bond.

Her secret was dark and scary and horrible and should never happen to anyone. I ended up figuring out part of her secret before it was revealed and who did it too. There were a few surprises though that I didn’t see coming that I was happy about and so was Emerson. Also the ending was a little weird and made me think that maybe the next book will explain why that ended like that. I don’t know if the book was supposed to have a special meaning behind the ending or not.

Other than that this book was great. Emerson and Clark were both brought out of their shells when they were together. They made each other a better person. They really kind of mended each others hearts together. I really liked this book and I plan on reading the other two books when I have the time.