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Title: Your Little Secret

Authors: Bethan Cooper & Kirsty-Anne Still

Release Date: Aug 15, 2014

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Amber Watson thought she knew what she wanted in life – a house that didn’t have creaky stairs and leaky taps; a home with the perfect guy and an undying love that stole her breath away.

Between her boyfriend, Connor, and her best friend, Ethan, she thought she had the perfect life and the perfect future only a heartbeat away.

That is until abandonment and need begin to overwhelm her.

When Connor takes a job in London, Amber finds herself slipping at his lack of contact and the uneasy feeling that he’s hiding more from her than he says.

With the help of Ethan she not only finds herself, but finds the flame she has always held for her best friend coming to life.

Amber never expected to fall into a love triangle, but soon finds herself in a fight between her love for Connor, and the undying love she has for Ethan.

What happens when Connor’s little secret is found out, Ethan’s secret leaves Amber abandoned once again, and Amber’s secret eats away at her?

review

*Review copy received from the author for an honest review*

3.5 Frustrating stars!!

Holy frustrating love triangle!!! This story should be titled Their Little Secret, not Your Little Secret. Everyone has secrets!!! And warning…if indecisive female characters annoy you, be careful with this one. I was pretty sure Amber, AKA “Ambi,” was going to make me throw my kindle!!! Frustrating, whiney, and indecisive are only a few words I have to describe her. I have a few more but am trying to be as nice as I possibly can.

“How the hell did she get into this mess? How did she allow her heart to deviate from one man’s love to another and back like love wasn’t some special, fragile gift?”

Sorry, but characters like her make me crazy. I am just the kind of person who doesn’t understand all the indecisiveness. So, after all the bitching about Amber, I can also say that I enjoyed this story, for the most part. Conner was an ass and I wanted to nut punch him the whole time, but Ethan made the story for me…even if he had his moments, also. Ethan is an amazing best friend. He is patient and caring and I cheered for him the whole time. Every twist and turn of this story made me cringe, especially thinking about her possibly ending up with Conner. And there is a LOT of the back and forth…hence the frustration!!!

“I love you so much I can see forever with you, Amber Watson.”

Although, honestly, I never could feel the connection between Conner and Amber, and I think that is what fueled my rage with Amber. I needed a tad bit more about their past. We got so much info about Ethan and Amber, but the story didn’t go into much about Conner and Amber’s past.  I kept wanting to shout at Amber, follow your damn heart!!

I wish my heart will make the right decision when the time is right.”

Although this story tested my limits on frustration, there was also a lot of humor to it, that I enjoyed J The one character in this whole story that I didn’t want to cause bodily harm to, at some point, was Lucy, Amber’s friend. LOL! She saved my sanity 😉 I know it sounds like I didn’t like this story, but I truly did!! I love emotions, good or bad, and this one definitely brought out emotions.

Don’t let my crazy rantings keep you from enjoying this love triangle 🙂

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“Ethan,” she managed a small murmur and willed her eyes to open and look at him.

“Shh,” he answered back, working faster to reach the pinnacle of perfection. There were no disruptions; absolutely no reason to believe their relationship was now in tatters. The way she spoke his name purred him on. He could feel her getting close to giving in and if he had it his way he would steal more than just this orgasmic moment with her.

She ran her hand into his hair and gripped as the orgasm ripped through her, stealing her every breath from her, making her lose her mind completely. She knew her sanity had gone down the drain with the shower water, but there was no way she could compare this moment or replace it with another.

Especially when he came and her name left his lips in such a way it made her heart blossom beyond any measure.

Pinned against the wall, ruined entirely by an earth shattering orgasm she looked into Ethan’s eyes. His gaze was strongly set on hers, his lips parted with his bated breath and she melted into the happiest smile she had felt in what had to be a lifetime. “It really has always been you.”

Carefully, without letting her go, Ethan turned the shower off and pulled her from the small space. Standing in the opening, he wrapped her body with a towel, using it as another reason to hold her close.

Bowing her head Amber let the wet hair drop against her skin. “I don’t deserve you.”

Lifting her chin, he surprised her with a kiss and she forgot all regret that was lingering on her mind. She pushed against his torso, back against the white tiled wall behind them. Ethan groaned as the cold tile hit his back, but he let Amber assault him.

 

Playlist

Teardrop – Massive Attack

Lips of An Angel – Hinder

Love Is a Battlefield – Pat Benatar

Fall for You – Secondhand Serenade

I Won’t Let You Go – James Morrison

Like A G6 – Far East Movement ft. The Cataracs, DEV

 

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abouttheauthor

Kirsty-Anne Still –

I used to be just another Fanfiction writer! That was until one person showed real interest in my work. And then another, and then another, until I had this whole group of people reviewing like crazy and wanting original work from me. I’d spent years writing for free online, I didn’t believe I had it in me to publish something!

But I’m glad I did!! I never imagined pushing my work and striving to reach my ultimate. I never imagined I’d be the girl who started The Viper Rooms! But who am I to deny the inspiration when it hits?

I love writing, it’s a lifeline. I love creating a world that others fall into. I love having the control to make a whole new world. It’s like a dependency, an addictive one. It’s one of the things I’m extremely proud of.

As much as I complain, I love the mini dialogues that go on in my head, the plotlines that attack me when I least expect them to. The ones that jump to life at the most inappropriate times and drive me totally crazy!

For now I split my life between writing, dreaming, working, and volunteering with children.

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Bethan Cooper –

Bethan Cooper spends her days working 8 hours at a well-known restaurant and yawning – a lot.

But her vulnerability behind the uniform is her writing, having been obsessed with writing short stories and song lyrics from her teens, she has finally put pen to paper and started a novel.

She is married to the love of her life, who she met when she was seventeen.

So writing romance is a must for her, especially lots of kissing and people surrounded by love, as it is after all, the best human emotion.

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