Book InfoDangerous Little Secrets by Elle Thorpe
Series: Saint View High #2
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Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance
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Less than twenty-four hours ago, I'd stood right here, wearing that dress, telling a boy I loved him.
Oh, how the mighty fell.
They betrayed me.
Three boys I thought I knew.
Leaving me with the one I thought I hated most.
It was him who carried my broken, beaten body. Him who cleaned my wounds and held me tight.
The prince to my princess.
I won’t be that girl anymore. The one who fell for their smooth words and smoldering looks.
Colt is key to never being her again.
There’s still a killer on the loose.
Still a murder left unsolved.
Still three boys who own my heart.
But some dangerous little secrets are better left buried.
His is one of them.
Dangerous Little Secrets is the story of three bad boys and a girl who knows how to stand her ground. It is a mature high school/new adult, #whychoose romance, meaning the main character has more than one love interest. This book contains enemies-to-lovers and bullying themes. It is the second book in an ongoing trilogy and cannot be read as a standalone. Book 1 is Devious Little Liars.
Dangerous Little Secrets - My Review
After that shocking cliffhanger we were left with at the end of Devious Little Liars it was hard to see how Lacey, Rafe, and Banjo’s relationship could recover. Then there was Lacey; after everything she’d been put through someone just had to come and kick her while she was down. I’m not going to say it’s all good (because clearly, it isn’t) but it does give Colt a chance to move deeper into the story.
When I read and reviewed Devious Little Liars I wasn’t the biggest fan of Lacey. The second book in the Saint View High trilogy did little to raise my opinion of her. Despite uncovering more secrets about her uncle and possibilities as to who his killer may be, her focus is still firmly on her guys and the investigation takes a back seat to the drama surrounding her. I never expect a heroine to be strong all of the time, but Lacey switches between ball-busting sassiness and complete vulnerability so quickly it gave me whiplash.
I already liked the guys when I started this book but they grew on me even more as the story progressed. Colt became more human and less of a bully as he started to spend more time with Lacey; Rafe stepped up when Lacey needed support the most, and Banjo refused to let an impossible situation at home come between them.
I loved uncovering all the little secrets surrounding the characters and even a few things they didn’t know themselves. The final chapters are like a freight train barreling down the tracks, building speed before hitting a massive cliffhanger. Some of the events were inevitable, others I suspected and had been prepared for but that final moment before the dreaded words “to be continued…” well, I never saw that one coming. I can’t wait to get stuck into book 3, Twisted Little Truths, because I have so many questions and I need answers.