Contemporary Romance

ARC Review: A Secret for a Secret – Helena Hunting (All In #3)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

My name is Ryan Kingston, and I’m a rule follower. I’ve never been in a fistfight. I always obey the speed limit. I don’t get drunk, and I definitely don’t pick up random women at bars.

Except the night I found out that my whole existence has been a lie.

I got drunk. And picked up a stranger.

Her name was Queenie, and she was everything I’m not: reckless, impulsive, and chaotic. We did shots and traded secrets. And ended up naked at my place.

She left me a thank-you note in the morning and her panties as a parting gift. But no way to contact her.

Six weeks later I’m sitting in the first official team meeting of the season, and there she is. I neglected to mention that I’m the goalie for Seattle’s NHL team.

And Queenie? Turns out she’s the general manager’s daughter.

My Review
If I had to sum up my thoughts about this book in one sentence, it would be: Move over book boyfriends, you’re about to be joined by another AMAZING hero!

Helena Hunting really knocked it out of the park with this story. She’s created a wonderful cast of characters, each with their own personalities and goals. I absolutely loved the entire cast. The hero, Kingston (aka King), is the sweetest man! He’s strong, kind, sexy and looks after those he cares about. He also has a touch of OCD and every little quirk he had just added to his deliciousness.

Then there was Queenie, the heroine… Queenie had a rough start in life and later made a few poor choices but with each setback, she worked hard to overcome obstacles and really make a life for herself. She was strong and independent, and although she often doubted herself, she really tried her best each and every time. She was also the perfect match for Kingston. She spiced up his life and he brought the calm to her storm.

As for the side characters, I loved Queenie’s dad. He was a wonderful man and caring father, ready to take on the world to help his little girl. Kingston’s “momster” also really added to the story and provided a strong sounding board for King to discuss and process his thoughts and feelings.

The storyline for A Secret for a Secret was very character-focused and I really think that was a perfect choice for this book. There was so much character growth that I think if any more action was added to the plot, it would’ve been too much. As a reader, I was able to really just focus on getting to know these characters and fall in love with them as they fell in love with each other. This book was so incredibly sweet and I loved every minute of it!

Disclaimer: Thank you to Montlake Romance and Netgalley for the arc in exchange for an honest review.

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