My Little Secret

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 09 Apr 2019

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When I first started reading this book I thought the names would throw me too much since Ryan is a girl and Ashley is the guy but once I started I couldnt stop. It was my first LA Casey book and not my last. Loved it!
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Ryan is daddy’s princess ... until he goes to jail and she has to go live with her aunt in a rough part of Dublin. Ash’s father died when he was young, forcing Ash to join a gang to protect his mom and younger brother. Ryan knows that Ash is trouble and she should stay away from him ... but she can’t.

The premise of this book is good ... and I hate to say this ... but it wasn’t exciting. I found it distracting to read with the dialect ... but I know that the author was keeping it true to the Irish slang. 

I received a copy courtesy of Montlake Romance through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
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My first foray in reading Casey. I've been debating... 3.5 stars? 4 stars? 3.5 stars? 4 stars?

I can't even rightly explain why I liked this book that much. The story is fairly routine. Ryan has to enter the "real world" after her father goes to prison. It's a pretty big switch from being home schooled and sheltered to essentially living in the projects. Ashley is the area's bad boy criminal. Naturally they are attracted to each other.

Ryan shows good character development in mending the rift with her extended family, growing into her personality while her relationship with Ash develops. I suppose I liked the book largely due to Ash's character. He fully accepts the reality of his life of crime as something not to be escaped and manages to hold on to his humanity as evidenced in his relationships with his brother, Anto and Ryan.

The HEA is a tad hokey but something I can live with. Will definitely be checking out more books by Casey.
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My Little Secret by L. A. Casey was an enjoyable read and I soon became engrossed in the story.

This is a lovely romance set in Dublin that follows the challenging relationship of Ryan Mahony and Ashley Dunne, a bad boy and a notorious member of Dublin’s most ruthless gang. 

Privileged daddy's girl Ryan meets the love of her life and they fall for each other in a big way, though their paths were never meant to cross. Ryan had lived her life in the Dublin countryside until her father, a former barrister, was sent to prison. Ashley is a bad boy with a ruthless reputation and a member of the Disciples, one of Dublin's most notorious gangs. Ryan is forced to move in with estranged relatives on an urban estate, where a chance encounter with Ash sends sparks flying. He’s the one she’s been warned to avoid, but fate seems determined to push them together. As she spends more and more time with Ash, she comes to believe that maybe he isn't really a bad boy at all; he's a good guy in a bad situation. The pair were drawn to each other, despite their different backgrounds and I guess it was a typical case of opposites attracting.

L.A. Casey's classic tale of a good girl falling for the bad guy was adorable. The narrative was great; so funny, witty and flirtatious, yet really emotional. Some of the characters, very well drawn by Casey, were dealing with loss and I was able to really identify with them. My Little Secret was certainly not all sweet romance as the plot included elements of suspense and mystery as well.  

Overall, this is a book that I'm pleased to have read.

I received a complimentary copy of this novel from Montlake Romance via NetGalley at my own request. This review is my own unbiased opinion.
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This was my first read by this author. It was a good read that I recieved thru Netgalley. There were times that the suspense had me on my toes. I did wish it had more romance or drama. This one I will consider a YA read eventhough talk about drugs and gang life. The author didn't describe it explicitly. I love how the author ended the book was a beautiful happy ending.
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3.5 stars. My Little Secret is the story of bad boy Ash and good girl Ryan. Ash isn’t all that bad, he’s just a victim of crappy circumstances and doing the best with what he has been given. Ryan has grown up sheltered and privileged. Her life is turned upside down after her father is sent to prison. 

The flow of the book was a bit off to me. It was a little slow in the middle, but yet the chemistry felt rushed. There is an air of mystery through the whole book that surprised me when it was resolved. The ending was action packed and enjoyed that everything came full circle.
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Love this author. If you can get use to the Irish dialect that is employed then your in for a roller coaster of a read that talks of choices and the paths we take as the good girl falls for the bad boy and trouble ensues.
Fantastic read for romance fans.
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L.A. Casey is a hit or miss author for me. I have really loved several of her books, but this one felt like it was trying too hard.  The story was told, but I did not feel any chemistry between the characters.  Sadly, I only made it half way through the book and then lost interest.
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I’m a huge fan of LA Casey and love all her words and this story was no different. I have to admit that I did find the beginning slow to start and almost, almost put it down but I’m so happy I didn’t. I actually ended up really enjoying this read and would recommend. Thank you.
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I’m a huge fan of LA Casey’s Slater Brothers series, and Until Harry made me cry a bucket load, I was quite eager to read My Little Secret.   Full of action, drama, secrets, romance and suspense I was intrigued by these characters and their story. 

I thoroughly enjoyed Ash and Ryan’s story.  Ash is a bad boy, but a survivor.  He was recruited to a Dublin gang as a teen, determined to provide for his younger brother and desperate to give him a better life, he sees no other option or escape. 

Ryan’s father is in prison, and her life has done a drastic one eighty.  She was raised in the lap of luxury, home schooled in a small country town.  With her fathers incarceration she moves in with her aunt and cousin in a rougher part of Dublin. 

This pair are inexplicably drawn to each other, despite their different backgrounds.  I enjoyed their witty, fun and flirtatious banter and the honesty they have with each other. 

Although the ending was a tad rushed, the twists and turns were surprising and kept me completely captivated.  I highly recommend this title if you enjoy a slow burn romance, and I will be eager for more of LA Casey’s work in the future.
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Opposites attract in this one. It was refreshing to see that Ryan liked Ash for who he was...even if she was warned to stay away. The thing about bad men is that they love too: family, friends and their woman. Ash wasn't all that bad. He just had no choice to do what was asked of him and Ryan could relate to that. This book made me think. I liked it.
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I received an ARC from Netgalley for this wonderful book. I cant say enough good things about this book. I giggled, I blushed, I LOL"d. This was a perfect mix or romance, comedy and a good story line. I did have to adjust to reading in an accent but I got over that right away and couldnt put it down. Its a must read. Any story where the bad boy finds love with the good girl is thumbs up to me
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A slow start had me wondering if I was going to finish this book but I ended up enjoying it once it started to grow a little. I wasn't a fan of all the irish slang as I didn't understand alot of it and I felt it was a little rushed in parts. But overall I found it enjoyable.
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This is the first book by this author that I've read and it definitely won't be the last. This is a sweet sexy romance story. The characters were really well written and the story line was fantastic. This story will keep you reading long into the night. This story has you looking for answers all the way through but by the end they all will be answered. I can't wait to read more from this author in the future. 



Highly recommended

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book
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I was very excited about reading this book based on the blurb, but unfortunately I could not get into the story. I think this is one of those book you either love or just don't want to finish. I fall in the latter. Thank you for the ARC, all opinions are my own.
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My Little Secret was an okay read. I usually love this author’s work but there was just something missing this time.
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My Little Secret is super cute with a touch of sass. The slow burn had me shook for most the book but when the sparks flew it turned me on!
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This was different from the usual LA Casey style. It's not that I didn't enjoy it, I did, but it didn't have that 'feeling' I get from reading her other books. Or it could be that I'm still waiting for her next Alien book :P
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Beautiful characters that were perfect and interesting to read about 

I liked the ending it’s was amazing
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when I first saw this book I was really looking forward to reading it. But unfortunately I couldn’t get to grips with it. It just wasn’t the one for me. I’m not saying it’s a bad book, but I really struggled to stay interested in the story, I wasn’t invested in the characters, this may be  one of those books that’s kinda like marmite, you either love it or you don’t. A lot of people do love it, so whilst I didn’t enjoy the book this time, I may consider rereading in the future because opinions can change as life changes
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