Saturday, February 13, 2016

~*★Review★*~ The Girl's Got Secrets (Forbidden Men #7) by Linda Kage

Forbidden Men #7
Linda Kage
Releasing Nov 28th, 2015


Here’s the same old “girl posing as a boy” story but with a rock-n-roll twist.

Remy Curran dreams of one day being in a band, except the group she wants to join refuses to hire a girl drummer. So, she auditions as a guy...and makes the cut.

Becoming “Sticks,” a member of Non-Castrato, isn’t quite what she dreamed it would be, though. She spends most of her time keeping up the subterfuge and learning how to walk, talk, act, and drink like a man.

But what’s even harder to deal with is acting oblivious when the band’s heartthrob lead singer, Asher Hart, treats her like one of the guys and not a woman. She never imagined he’d be so much more than a pretty face with a nice voice. But he’s better than perfect. He’s perfect for her.

When love and lies combine, Remy must keep up the act or lose everything. But who knew lying to reach one dream could prevent you from attaining an even bigger dream?

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Title: The Girl's Got Secrets
Author: Linda Kage
Series or Standalone: Series (Forbidden Men #7)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: ★★★★ 1/2 Stars (Rounded to 5* For Goodreads & Amazon)
Reviewer: Melyssa
For the record, there are six books in this series before this one and I didn’t read a one of them going into this one. That, even when a book is touted as a standalone, scares the living hell out of me. But enjoying the walk on the wild side that comes when you dive into a book like this, where a bunch have come before it, jump straight in I did.

I don’t regret a second of it.

Now, I can’t go into this review without first saying this.

The whole girl masquerading as a guy thing might be done a lot in fiction. Who knows? I sure don’t. This type of story, by this author who also was a first for me, was my first taste of this type of read and I gotta say, I think the idea behind it, what brings Remy to the point she’s at and how long this goes on, well it was very well done. It was something original for me and despite my attention span being for crap lately, this book kept me firmly planted and engaged the entire way through.

The humor only a close second to the romance of it all.

Each person in this story (couples from previous books I’ve come to learn) was there with a purpose and filled things out rather nicely right along with the main characters in Asher and Remy. I not only pulled a romance from this, a little bit of intrigue and suspense at times from this, but also a strong sense of family. Loyalty and love that had nothing to do with romance and everything to do with the people these characters were and are.

There were a few moments throughout where I felt there were instances there that really didn’t need to be in order to further the story along, but all in all, it wasn’t so many that it took anything really away from the story as a whole and I definitely felt fulfilled by the end, even if I was chomping at the bit for the big reveal to finally happen so we could get on with these two finally coming together the way they both deserved to.

All in all, a very fulfilling love story, one that even in the fiction at times felt real and a story that even though it took me forever to get to it, I’m so very glad I took a chance on.

My thanks to the author, NetGalley and all others involved for allowing me the chance to read this. Remy and Asher’s journey to happiness was well worth every minute, every hour spent.

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