Review of The Secret Girl by C.M. Stunich

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I’m not usually a huge fan of books where the main character pretends to be someone they’re not. However, in the case of The Secret Girl, all my previous opinions flew out the window. Color me surprised. 

The Summary

Charlotte Carson is uprooted from her home and forced to move to Connecticut when her father takes a position as the headmaster of Adamson All-Boys Academy. The board’s plan is to modernize the academy by admitting girls – and Charlotte is to be the guinea pig. Who would want to be the only girl in an all-boys school? Well, apparently not Charlotte.

Enter Charlie “Chuck” Carson – Charlotte’s new persona. Chuck is quickly ostracized at Adamson All-Boys Academy, but his/her true identity is soon revealed. With this force of change comes a killer left in the wake, furious that a girl has enrolled in the all-boys academy. Now, the question remains, will Charlotte survive the turmoil?

My Thoughts

I need a moment. 

Guys, I did not realize the sequel was not out yet when I read this. If I had known, well, I would have probably still read it, so I would be in the same position. The sequel, The Ruthless Boys, is supposed to be out any day (which is killing me as there is not a specific date). The suspense is ripping me apart. 

Now, let’s get into the story. I wholeheartedly recommend The Secret Girl if you’re a fan of mystery with a dash of romance. 

This is labeled as a reverse harem romance, but it’s very light. That may change for the sequel (I think it will), as the main guys now all know she’s a girl so we shall see.

The guys to know include Church, Ranger, Tobias, and Micah.

Church is the all-American class president prone to disturbing displays of friendliness (ie, “the smile”). You’ll know what I mean when you read it.

Ranger is the resident chef who enjoys cooking naked. He also happens to be the brother of the first girl who attended Adamson All-Boys Academy who also happened to kill herself months after joining. 

Tobias and Micah are the twins and they literally share everything. I mean it when I say everything. Micah and Tobias are honestly my favorite guys at the moment and I cannot wait to read more of them!

There is also Spencer and he made me laugh so many times. See, he feels some sexual tension/chemistry between himself and Chuck, but he’s always liked girls. Don’t count on that to stop him from going after what he wants though. 

Read The Secret Girl if you enjoy mystery, romance, four cute guys, some questionable situations, a killer on the loose and a girl pretending to be a guy. 

What can possibly go wrong?!

Books Like The Secret Girl

If you like The Secret Girl, try…

Groupie by C.M. Stunich

If you want to explore the world of reverse harem, Groupie is a good read. Of course, if you’re new to the genre, you may feel a bit out of your comfort zone with this one. But hey, you might as well make the jump into the deep end now. One thing I have to say about this book is that there is a lot of sex: threesomes, sixsomes (yes, six people), light BDSM moments and MM romance as well. 

The False Prince by Jennifer A Nelsen

If you enjoy the ‘hidden in plain sight’ trope, you’ll probably have a fun time with The False Prince. The hero, Sage, is the best. He’s amazing. Basically, Sage and three other orphans are captured by this rich guy who wants one of them to impersonate the prince who supposedly died years ago. 

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