Review: Dirty Secret by Emma Hart

Posted June 25, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Dirty Secret by Emma HartDirty Secret (The Burke Brothers, #1) by Emma Hart
Series: The Burke Brothers
Published by Pocket Star on December 1st 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
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Also in this series: Dirty Past, Dirty Lies
Also by this author: Dirty Past, Dirty Lies

Conner Burke never expected Sofie Callahan to come back.Where she’s been for the last two and half years is a mystery, and so is the reason she left in the first place. Now, though, she’s back in their hometown of Shelton Bay, South Carolina, at the same time Conner’s band Dirty B. is home on a tour break.Sofie Callahan has spent the months since her father’s death avoiding anything to do with her hometown. But with her brother in Afghanistan, she has no choice but to return and sort out her father’s house, even if it means facing the boy she fell in love with and revealing the reason she left.Conner has questions, and when his broken heart and her guilty one collide, Sofie has to start answering them. Their present is rocky, their future unknown. Only one thing is certain: Sofie’s daughter will change everything.


I loved this book so much!  Anytime I find I rocker series I tend to get sucked in, and this one proved no different.

Sofie is a single mom terrified to return to her hometown and answer questions that many have wondered.  She left a couple of years prior hoping she made the right decision.  She knows she needs to go back, and doesn’t really want to do deal with the fallout.  Sofie is a strong character, even in her weakest moments.  She knows she doesn’t deserve any kind of forgiveness, but she is constantly battling the emotions she has for the guy who’s always had her heart.

I absolutely adored Conner.  He’s the singer for a band that consists of himself and three brothers.  He hears that Sofie’s back in town, and shows up at her door immediately.  The fact that she broke his heart doesn’t matter.  He has to know if it’s true. He doesn’t want to feel any kind of emotion for her, but he can’t stop it.  Even when things come to light he still tries to be a part of Sofie’s life.

I loved seeing these two battle their feelings for each other.  There are times when Conner is an asshole, but other times when Sofie is bitchy.  Neither of the characters know how to deal with all the past stuff that keeps coming up.  Sofie is definitely a firecracker, though.  That’s what made me love her so much.

The plot is pretty predictable, but it’s a perfect read for starting out the summer.  It’s light, hilarious, and sweet all at the same time.  I love these characters, and can’t wait for more of the Burke brothers.

About Emma Hart

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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