Wendy reviews Filthy Little Secret by Devon McCormack. Self published November 30, 2016, 226 pages.
“I won’t fall for him”
After breaking up with his cheating ex, Mark Kenmore turns to rebound sex with the campus drug dealer, Tim Halwell. He’s heard the rumors about all the hearts Tim’s broken, but after how he’s been hurt, there’s no way he’ll let himself fall into that trap. Besides, if the press found out he was screwing around with a drug dealer, it would tarnish his governor mother’s reputation. He expects the sex to be hot and exciting. What he doesn’t expect is the most intense, mind-blowing experience he’s ever had. He knows it’s wrong to want more, but he can’t help himself. And the more time they spend hooking up, the more he worries he’s falling into the same trap as Tim’s previous boy toys…and the harder it becomes to keep what they’re doing a secret from his friends and family.
“He’s just like the others.”
Tim knows Mark–the son of a politician, attending one of the most prestigious universities in Atlanta–is just another spoiled rich kid. When Tim hears about Mark’s breakup, he’s more than willing to help the brat out with some rebound sex. Just another notch in his own headboard. Tim won’t make it a regular thing because that never goes well. The guys always end up falling for him, despite how much they may fight it. But one steamy, lust-filled encounter after another, and he finds he can’t stop messing around with Mark. It’s too much fun. Too intense. Too erotic. And the longer they try to remain each other’s filthy little secrets, the more Tim realizes if he doesn’t back out soon, he just might fall in love.
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Why I read this book: I read this book because I was in the mood for some hot erotic romance and I’ve discovered that if I’m in the mood for a steamy read, I don’t have to go any further than Devon McCormack to fit the bill. I bought this knowing it was going to be as hot as the blurb said.
I didn’t know that I would love the characters in this book when I started reading this story. I only knew that I was in the mood for some hot steamy sex with maybe a little bit of romance thrown in. And I got that, but I also got so much more. I got characters that, well… it was like this for me… I started out thinking ok, this is a super spoiled needy kid (Mark) that has everything and wants to make everyone in his life suffer because he feels like he was treated unfairly. It quickly became evident that while this character could have been that shallow, he wasn’t. Not at all. He turns out to be a driven young man who might have been naive but was smart too. He was taken advantage of and there’s the element of angst for sure, he is out to make new memories that wipe the bad ones away in the sexiest, perviest of ways! And, he’s found the perfect guy to do it with.
Tim is the perfect picture of a bad boy. He does illegal things for a living and spends a great deal of his time sleeping with spoiled rich kids and breaking hearts because he’s the whole package and makes these boys that normally have everything they want at the snap of a finger crazy when he moves on before they’re ready. But he’s not just what he shows everyone and somehow he starts to let Mark in and soon we can see that this character is someone who’s caring and lonely but afraid to take a chance because of his past. Mark and Tim are perfect for each other and the build up of their relationship is a masterpiece of writing. Not too fast or too slow, just perfect. As well as the angsty moments… they weren’t just thrown in, they were impeccably timed. Watching these two characters begin to have real feelings for each other and their very real fear of it because it was breaking all the rules they had was so sweet. The panty melting scenes that are frequent, were so hot. Seriously, these guys are sooooo sexy together!
What I wasn’t expecting at all were the depth that all the characters had, the secondary characters that really made this story great. A peak into a world that is privileged and these people aren’t at all what they appeared to be. It was wonderful to see all these characters start out showing a side that people expect, but maybe don’t necessarily like and then find out that it is just armor they are using to hide behind because they all have some damage from life. It made them very realistic and likable and also there might be a character or two that are just exactly the way they start out representing themselves. Made me love most of them and strongly dislike others. I like when I can feel that strongly for these make believe people. This book was exactly what I needed.
9 1/2 out of 10 Pots of Gold