Book Review: Top Secret by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Title: Top Secret
Author: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
Release Date: May 7, 2019
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ+
Rating: ★★★★


LobsterShorts, 21
Jock. Secretly a science geek. Hot AF.

LobsterShorts: So. Here goes. For her birthday, my girlfriend wants…a threesome.

SinnerThree: Then you’ve come to the right hookup app.

LobsterShorts: Have you done this sort of thing before? With another guy?

SinnerThree: All the time. I’m an equal opportunity player. You?

LobsterShorts: [crickets!]

SinnerThree, 21
Finance major. Secretly a male dancer. Hot AF. 

SinnerThree: Well, I’m down if you are. My life is kind of a mess right now. School, work, family stress. Oh, and I live next door to the most annoying dude in the world. I need the distraction. Are you sure you want this?

LobsterShorts: I might want it a little more than I’m willing to admit.

SinnerThree: Hey, nothing wrong with pushing your boundaries…

LobsterShorts: Tell that to my control-freak father. Anyway. What if this threesome is awkward?

SinnerThree: Then it’s awkward. It’s not like we’ll ever have to see each other again. Right? Just promise you won’t fall in love with me.

LobsterShorts: Now wouldn’t that be life-changing…


How was this book so freaking cute?! Bowen and Kennedy are a magical duo and I’ll forever read anything they write. Their romances are the perfect mix of great characters, chemistry, steamy sex and jealousy inducing relationships.

Keaton was so freaking hot and nerdy! I loved that he had all this weird mating knowledge about animals it was so funny. Throw in the lobster print shorts and I was a goner from the moment he cracked a lobster joke. Luke was so broken down I just wanted him to be successful so badly. He’s worked hard to achieve his dreams and had such a hard time opening up to Keaton and accepting help from others. Broke my dang heart. I enjoyed their journey with its many ups and downs.

The romance was the grumpy x sunshine trope that I love so much (maybe a slight enemies to lovers?). Keaton definitely have me golden retriever vibes while Luke compared himself to a surly alley cat which totally fit. It also made for a very interesting bed dynamic. Luke was definitely the dominant one, giving orders and demands which was incredibly hot. Then you have Keaton, my sweet cinnamon roll, who loved being bossed around but wasn’t afraid to stand up for himself and ask for what he wanted.

I love that the story doesn’t just end when they find out just who is in the other side of the phone screen. We get a whole story about two guys who are still trying to figure out life and love. I feel like I’ve being using the word “cute” too much in my reviews of these authors books lately but it truly was a cute story.

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