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From New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting comes a new romance about trading secrets, breaking the rules, and playing for keeps.

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.

©2020 Helena Hunting (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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A Secret for a Secret

This book is funny, and sweet and all the things a good romance book should be. I really enjoyed it!

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loved it

This book was funny and heart warming , with omg moments. Definitely worth the read. The narrators were enjoyable to listen to also.

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Great series

I've been so looking forward to King's story. He is such a solid and dependable nice guy, all about following the rules and being super organised with every aspect of his life.......and then he meets Queenie. Queenie who is unorganised and impulsive, and has a history of not making the best decisions for herself. Despite their differences, these 2 just work so well together, I adored how supportive King was of Queenie and how he rolled along with her chaos. A Secret for a Secret had just that right amount of drama that had me wanting to know what was going to happen next.

All of the scenes involving the twins were SO CUTE! They were both so adorable, especially Lavender, she seemed to appear more in the second half than River. And my favourite guy Bishop was back (being King's bestie he appeared more often than the other team mates) with his anti social ways. I love his character, he cracks me up with his lack of filter and moodiness. I've really enjoyed all 3 books in this series, the audio versions of all 3 have narrators that I really enjoy listening to.

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Beautiful 💕💕

CaN I say this series this book is definitely worth your time . I love these characters and I love how we keep getting more of everyone who we met along the way with these gorgeous Hockey hunks . Mmmm 😋 definitely make the time for theses guys . Brilliant 💕❤️💋❤️💕

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  • Book Bruin
  • 12-05-2020

The Calm to My Chaos

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I have been in a bit of a reading slump with everything going on in the world, but when the opportunity to read and listen to A Secret for Secret came up, I couldn't resist. I have been waiting to get my hands on Kingston's story from the moment he was introduced in the series, and he was everything I hoped he would be and more! I know that some readers love the bad boys and others can't get enough of the alphaholes, but there is no hero I love more than the all around good guy with the heart of gold. I don't think that there could have been a more perfect hero written for me than Ryan Kingston.

I loved everything about King and each new quirky thing I learned about him, from his geriatric driving skills to the OCD dishwasher loading, just made me love him more. On paper, Queenie couldn't have been more different than King, but I loved how they challenged and also supported each other. I do wish that Queenie would have gained her confidence a little sooner, but given her history, I understand why things played out the way they did. King and Queenie each learned a thing or two from the other and they complemented each other very well. Plus, their chemistry was amazing and scorching hot! I thought that I was going to burst into flames from all of the anticipation and build up. Having King be the opposite of a boy scout in bed was a fantastic bonus ;) What I love best though, is that Helena Hunting can write an insanely sexy scene and follow it with one of the most hilarious and awkward moments ever. Strawberries will never quite be the same for me. LOL

The story was fairly low on angst, but there was a little too much OW/OM drama going on around our characters at times for me. I did appreciate that it was never a question of where King or Queenie stood in that drama though. The series and characters definitely live up to the "All In" name. Catching up with Pucked series favorites, Alex, Violet, and their family was wonderful and I loved getting to see what the future holds for them. I'm excited to see where these Lavender and River story bread crumbs lead and I definitely have my fingers crossed that momster and a certain GM might get their own HEA. A Secret for a Secret was a wonderful book to finish this series!

The audiobook casting was amazing! I have to say that Jason Clarke was a million percent the perfect choice to voice Kingston. He has just the right amount of boyish charm and sexy growl to bring the character to life. Stella Bloom was equally fantastic as Queenie and I was very impressed by their ability to voice numerous characters (male and female) distinctly and believably. This was a truly enjoyable listening experience.

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  • Monique Cashmere
  • 09-06-2020

Hockey Romance 🏒

If you have been following this series, you will know that Ryan Kingston, or just King to his friends and team mates, surfaced in book two as Bishop's best friend. In Bishop's words, Kingston is super straight-laced, the straightest arrow he has ever met, and is extremely literal. Kingston gets along with everyone, is a milk loving, early nighter and a rule follower. Based on this description, I wasn't all that sure that Kingston was going to be my new BBF, but...... I should have trusted HH wholeheartedly as she delivered, and delivered BIG TIME!!

Don't get me wrong, I love a rule follower, I am one of them. It helps keep things organised and also eliminates some surprises. Kingston isn't big on surprises, and he gets a doozy in this novel. I was worried that maybe King wouldn't be as loveable as the other two heroes as he was extraordinary sensitive and heading into the dorky arena, but actually, all these qualities and his dirty bedroom talking makes him my favourite in this series to date. He had manners in spades and was very intuitive to Queenie's needs and wants. He encounters a few twists and turns along the way to achieve his HEA with Queenie but it is the way he handles things that made me want to hug the crap out of him. If I had a daughter, this is the man I would want her to marry.

Queenie meets Ryan in a bar, after another bad day and they seem to be adding up for her. But I feel she finally lucked out that night with Ryan. She had made some humdinger mistakes in her short twenty-four years, but nothing unsolvable. She was raised by her dad, Jake and her mother hasn't been in the picture since the beginning, so she has an amazing relationship with her father. Not having a female influence might cause her some indecisions or missteps but it also builds to her character of trying to do better. I loved her, not as much as I did Kingston but that might be because I was envious!

If you are only going to read one of these book in this series, this is the one I fully recommend but I have loved them all so far. I get a feeling we are going to see Jake finally move on and find his other half, with a certain momster?!! I hope so! If I am not making myself clear, I am loving this series, and this book especially. Go ahead and read them all!

This audio was done really well. I am enjoying each book I get to listen to by Jason Clarke. His voice is rich and deep and his expression is perfection. Stella is still new to me, but all her character voices are great too. It’s definitely well worth the listen.

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  • Rika-Rose Bar
  • 24-05-2020

loved the idea, plot was lacking

The book was very easy to get into. i thought that the sexual tension in the beginning was great, the idea behind the story was interesting, and the romance enticing.
but i really felt the plot was lacking, the height of the story didn't last long enough, nor was it intense as it should've been. some characters sometimes felt a bit flat, while others didn't reach their full potential, which i believe would have been in the plots best intrest.

overall i thought it was very nice, but didn't live up to it's true potential.

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  • The Book Junkie Reads . . .
  • 08-11-2020

some secrets cost more than others

For Ryan Kingston wasMr. Straightlaced, stick to it , stay away from everyone kind of guy. He followed all rules. He even still drank milk like a very good boy. He did no wrong. Or at least he didn't until one night he let it all go. He indulged himself with it all. That all leadS to Queenie. She was that one night of blur and clarity. She was that one. The one. He never thought he would see her again. Then he did. She was all that and more. She also was off limits. She was the GMs daughter. She was the one that you were supposeD to stay clear of.

The night of passion and throwing caution to the wind was just that. Right? One night. Nothing more. Never gonna see you again. Until, they did see each other and neither one was more surprised. Each have a lot to lose. Queenie has fought hard to have her past behind her. Ryan was on the road to staying clean cut and Mr. Straightlaced. Their chemistry was off the charts and ready to make its own goals.

I had fun with this one. There were moments of laughs throughout the entire listen. This was one of those that started with the book but ended with the audio. Stella Bloom and Jason Clarke did their job just right. Turning pages held no appeal once you selected the audio listen. The put on a good performance.

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  • talielovesbooks
  • 10-08-2020

Helena Hunting does it again!

I’m a fan of Helena Hunting and this book delivers what I’ve come to expect: fun quirky characters, smoking hot love making, and a lot of amusing dialogue. Narration on this on is spot on. Both narrators give their characters that spark of life that helps an audiobook shine.

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  • TALIA
  • 16-07-2020

Soooo good

Ah this was a great book. I have to say I fell hard for King. And Queenie is just the right amount of crazy chaos to spice up his life. I cant wait for more books in this series.

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  • Angela G.
  • 04-06-2020

impulsive choices and forbidden love

Queenie and Ryan both do something impulsive. For Ryan, it goes completely against his nature. For Queenie, it's just another thing to add to her poor decisions. But when they realize who they really are, all pretenses get thrown out the window.
This is both a funny and serious forbidden love story. The audiobook narrators Stella Bloom and Jason Clarke are a good fit for the characters and enhance the quality of an already enjoyable story.

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  • SLopez
  • 20-05-2020

So far I hate Queenie

I'm only at ch10. I totally adore Kingston but I can honestly say I can't stand queenie. Shes a major cocktease and poor Kingston is caught in her crosshairs. And I really dont like Stella Blooms voice. Maybe reading the book would have me feeling different about queenie but I'll never know now. So many times in 10 short chapters I've thought, what a b*tch. Maybe it'll get better? Here's hoping.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-05-2020

Amazing, yet again!

Every time I think her books can’t get any better, they do! I loved this book and the narration was amazing!!! Can’t wait for more!

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  • Patricia S.
  • 07-06-2021

What a series!

King and Queenie are a special couple, they have unexpected
trouble to come up. King is the dream guy who
brings loyalty, love and protection. Queenie has been
Abandoned by her Mom as a child. She has a
Loyal, loving Dad. Stella and Jason bring this
book to life.

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  • Cathy Cay
  • 25-04-2021

Loved King and Queenie

Thoroughly enjoyed it .
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Could not stop listening brilliant story.

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  • Sarah
  • 13-06-2020

Loved this audio one of my favourites now!

First of all I loved this audio as I was listening it got me right into the story of queenie and Kjng.

I loved King he my favourite by far, I just love how understanding he is and his relationships and I loved how he come out of shell abit and lost it.

I loved how they didn’t get broken apart then put back together. I loved how they resolved everything and I loved how Cody got what was coming to him.

I also loved how Violet and Alex where in it loads with their kids.

I really hope Jake and Hannah are going to get together as we get more King!

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  • joyly55
  • 01-06-2020

Compelling love story

Deserves more than 5 stars because this storyline draws you along as Queenie and King each navigate the results of family turmoil whilst slowly getting to know what a loving relationship really means. There's a good mix of characters that add to story and the narrators did an amazing job of bringing them all to life.

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  • debbie (Dr21982)
  • 28-05-2020

Just ok

It was an ok read but the male was just too flat for me. Maybe I like the bad boy players but King was literally like a proper Boy Scout and couldn’t put a foot wrong (nope actually I correct myself he did curse once)😂The names in the book are laughable not just the King, Queenie and momster but the kids names seriously? I know it’s 2020 and all but it was just a no no on the names from me.

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