ARC Review: Top Secret by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Posted May 7, 2019 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

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ARC Review: Top Secret by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
Top Secret
by Elle Kennedy, Sarina Bowen

5 Stars


Released: May 7, 2019
Published by Self Published
Pages: 280
Format: eARC

Recommended Read!

“TOP SECRET was addictive from the moment I started until I read the last word.”
~ Under the Covers

This is the book I didn’t know I was highly anticipating.  Well, I was.  But I didn’t know it was actually in the works!  I love Sarina and Elle’s writing together.  There’s something magical that happens when their two writing styles mix.  TOP SECRET is the first m/m romance they’ve released since HIM/US and I was looking to fall in love with two adorably cute guys again.  They’ve definitely delivered.  TOP SECRET was addictive from the moment I started until I read the last word.

A new adult, m/m college romance with enemies to lovers that start out a relationship through a kink app.  I loved how this story is also about a journey of discovery of one of the characters’ sexuality.  I sometimes have a hard time buying into the gay-for-you trope and I was so invested in this story I didn’t feel as if anything was hard to believe.

That aside, you can’t not love these two.  Keaton and Luke are so lovable for different reasons.  They are complete opposites but perfect for each other.  They made each other better, stronger.  And the chemistry was off the charts!  Rest assured, TOP SECRET will steam up your e-reader.

TOP SECRET has it all.  Humor, angst, steam, friendship.  I know I’m greedy, but I’ll be impatiently waiting for whatever these two authors collaborate on next.  In the meantime, you HAVE to read this one.



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About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty contemporary romance from Vermont's Green Mountains. (Her ancestors began logging and farming Vermont during the 18th century. These were rugged, outdoor types without benefit of a laptop or a good latte. It boggles the mind.)

Sarina enjoys skiing, skating and good food. She lives in Windsor County, Vermont, with her family, eight chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.

About Elle Kennedy

A RITA-award nominated author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently publishes with Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Harlequin Blaze, Samhain Publishing, and NAL. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!


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Oh, this sounds amazing! I love that they make each other better.

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They were so sweet together! <3

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Amy R

I’m trying to hold out for the audiobook release.


Thanks for the review and rec Francesca