The Secret's Out

By: Lila Rose
Narrated by: Paul Casteri, Tarny Evans
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
4 out of 5 stars (311 ratings)

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Note: This novel is on the serious side compared to Lila's usual work because Josie, Pick, and Billy have had hard lives. It also contains a m/m/f relationship and a little m/m.

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Moving to Melbourne for university, Josie Alexander knew the transition would be hard. She didn't realize just how difficult it'd be until things turned ugly. Damaged by a past that leaves her struggling with physical contact, her brave move to start afresh soon turns into a nightmare.

Afraid and vulnerable, Josie's fragile independence threatens to unravel around her. That is until the two men who refuse to leave her thoughts show up in Melbourne.

Caden Adams, "Pick" to his biker brethren, has had a hard life. His only light is Josie, whom he loses when she leaves Ballarat for Melbourne. Dealing with day-to-day life without his heart is hard, especially with the darkness threatening to consume him. When MC president Talon informs him that Josie's in trouble, he's determined to make sure he's there to protect her. Only he won't be doing it alone.

Eli "Billy the Kid" Walker has never experienced love, not even from those who should have cared the most. Only Josie and Caden have ever come close to infiltrating his hardened heart. With Josie gone, he pushes Caden away, unwilling to take a risk, even if it's something he wants.

When given with the opportunity to prove to each other how they really feel, will they all be able to have the courage to fight for what their hearts desire? Above all else, will they survive the fallout when their secret's out?

©2015 Lila Rose (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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New author, great story!

This was the first book by this author that I’ve listened to or read. This story is actually a book in a series about Australian biker MC and I enjoyed it a lot. It’s also a ménage story, just FYI. The narration was good, I just had to get used to the accents. The story was about a girl with a past of sexual abuse who is at college and being tormented by a guy who is bullying her because she won’t date him. She’s the sister of the MC presidents wife, so he sends two guys to her to straighten it out. They have both been in love with her for years, and she loves them too but is emotionally scared because of her past. The author gives us lots of drama, romance, action and sex. Very good book, now buying the rest of series in audiobook.

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One of my favorite series

Let me start by saying I LOVE audiobooks. I have listened to almost 200.
I was very happy to see this when it was released. While I enjoyed this book (already read the series several times).
I think it would have been much better if they started with the first book. There is so much back story, it would be confusing to not know why Josie is scared of everyone. It doesn't get discussed until you're really into the story. If you knew the backstory, you would be fine.
The other thing I think would have made it better is to have a 2nd male narrator. This story is about 3 people..Josie, Caden, and Eli. The male narrator was used for both men. It was hard to tell who was "speaking" because of this.
The problem I had with the woman narrator is the fact that she spoke so slowly...I felt like pulling words out of her mouth.
Keep in mind this story takes place in Australia, so the narrators have an accent. I got very used to this and it wasn't a problem.

Overall, I enjoyed this book, it just needed a little tweaking to make it a great read (listen).

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I love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love this book it made me cry at the end but I love love love

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Meh.. 😒

This book was not what I was expecting in a sexy biker romance. Rarely do I give up and turn the book off, but this one was unfinishable for me. It was a combination of writing and the narration that just wasn't working. I'm sure someone out there will get into it. I just wish I hadn't wasted the last 3 hours trying.

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Good story, lacking ending...

This book was cute and sweet and OH SO HOT! I dont know if this is a popular opinion, but its mine, and thats the point of goodreads, isnt it? To share our opinions.
I really liked the way the three characters grew by themselves and with each other. I just would've liked a little bit more action, and maybe more interaction between the three of them outside the bedroom, because inside, it was explosive!
Caden and Eli were good complements of each other and the fit well with Josie and her understandable shortcomings. I know the story might be far fetched but it was fun and entertaining, which is what I look for in books like this. Im definitely checking the rest of this author.
I just have one complain story-wise: the ending was lacking! I wanted more!!! Like I said, more action, maybe more interaction among them (especially the two male characters).
And about the narrators, I really liked him, although I would've liked to have two, one for each male character. And her, wow, she has the greatest accent and her rendition of other characters is amazing... but... was it just me or she narrates TOO... DAMN... SLOW!!! I had to listen at 1.20 speed just to get rid of my annoyance over that.

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liked the book

loved the story loved the characters like to the book overall. hate it the narrator slow boring had to stop listening and then just read it could not take the voice of the narrator there was no personality to any of the characters if you listen to it through narration better off reading it

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loved hearing male and female readers

Loved this booked and especially loved the fact they had two readers. It made the book easy to listen too. Loved it!

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Perfect!

I absolutely adore this author. Hearing the story is pure gold. I can't wait for the next one. One click everytime!

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I couldn’t even get through the first chapter

Unfortunately I couldn’t enjoy the book because it was “skipping” i really tried to wait and saw if it wasn’t going to too bad, but it was unbearable to listen to and I couldn’t remember a thing about chapter 1 because I kept waiting for the skipping to stop.

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Poor narrator and shallowly written characters.

Good lord. The main character was too stupid to live. The woman narrator… made… her… worse… God damn! The halting, slow, weirdly paced narration made the painfully over-dramatic writing worse. The basic MMF premise and storyline were fine, hot even, but the combination of exaggerated emotional immaturity, the weird adherence to ‘traditional’ stereotypes of male/ female personalities and roles, the paper thin ‘bad guy’ as placeholder for plot movement, the main characters written with the depth of teaspoons, and the tortured attempt at angst, make a basic sexy story really, really cringe-y.

The author does a lot of 'telling' instead of 'showing', making the writing feel a bit amateurish. I've read a few of her later books in the same MC universe and, thankfully, her writing does improve.

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omg I love it..
I love the books so much they are one of my favorite series and the audio does not disappoint!!
I'm Australian so I love the slang, it just makes it that much better for me!
Thank you so much Lila Rose.