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Heavy Secrets

(Bowen Boys #3.5)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  714 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Christy Sheridan has come a long way from the physical and emotional wreck she used to be. She's made Alden her home and is happily engaged to a man who loves and accepts her for who she is, curves, quirks, and geekiness included. Life is good. Until mommy dearest blows into town to "help" her clueless daughter seal the deal.

Cole Bowen is experiencing a world of firsts: f
Kindle Edition, 92 pages
Published June 30th 2015 by Loose Id LLC
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4,5 Sexy Stars.


This is one of my favorite series ever, so when I discovered this novella I jumped right on it. It didn’t disappoint.
If you’ve read Cole and Christy’s book you know that he as a problem of opening up to people and she has a problem with self-esteem. And despite both of them have a gone a long way since the beginning of their relationship, they still have some issues. Join a visit from Christy’s mother and Cole’s past suddenly becoming very present and we have the ingredients fo
Claire Robinson
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - "Were we chipping in for a bodyguard?" Stars!


Elle Aycart is an author whose work I never tire of. The Bowen brothers and the series of books that Elle has built around them are some of my all-time favorite reads. Why? Because although they are essentially romance/erotica at its best, she always manages to add just a little something to each one to make them completely different from anything else you are currently reading. James, Cole & now Max have all found and are happily
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ! ☆

To say I was ecstatic when Elle Aycart approached me with the chance to review is an understatement.

I literally did a happy dance when I received my ARC.


That all said,

Heavy Secrets primarily focuses on Cole and Christy but also tags along the rest of the Bowen men and their women.

With everyone either married, engaged, and or pregnant, Cole and Christy find themselves confronting their toughest fears yet.

Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015

“She was magnificent. The love of my life.”

Short, sweet and hot – Elle Aycart comes back with a companion novella featuring Cole and Christy our beloved couple from Heavy Issues. I absolutely loved this couple and remember how touching Christy’s story was and how the dominant and controlling Cole made me cry with his childhood memories and struggles which made him come across almost arrogant and rude.

‘He used to hate intimacy. Used to feel suffocated. Now? Now he didn’t seem to be able to brea
Ivy Deluca
Jul 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Cole and Christy are living their HEA, and dealing with small road bumps along the way relating to their relationships with their mothers.

Cole is one of my favoritest dirty talkers ever : Oh Cole. The man has a way with the dirty words that makes me fluttery. He’s just as gruff, cranky yet loving and completely devoted to Christy as I remember. Love him.

Christy doesn’t backslide : She’s struggled with her weight, and this novella just reinforces the strength of will that Christy has. Her moth

4.0 RATING- So the beginning of this was a little rough for me with Christy letting her mom walk all over her. I actually almost DNF because of that. Pathetic characters are a major pet peeve of mine. After reassurances from more than one GR friend that Christy pulled through in the end, I stuck with it, and am glad I did. Christy did end up getting a backbone and taking care of business. As always, the author did not skimp on the sexiness. The story ends on a bit of a twist perhaps setting up a
SB*needs low angst books*
It was a nice revisit with Cole and Christy but it was just okay. I thought it could have been better. I wasn't a big fan of her geek friends since they were OTT and didn't really care for that addition to the story. So it brought it down a bit for me. But I still love the couple.
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Still one of my fav couples of all times! So much delicious hotness.
Apr 15, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 STARS!

Another novella from Bowen Boys series. It's about Cole and Christy's upcoming wedding. Preparation is the hardest part, especially when the nightmare has started since her mother came. Martha always scold Christy's choice of wedding. She's doubting about the wedding, Christy and Cole. Christy is trying to didn't care because she love Cole and vice versa.

Cole Bowen don't have any experience with love. Christy will be his first of everything and he already has a great plan for them. Unf
Jun 30, 2015 marked it as to-read
Oh F**k Yes!
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
You eliminate threats. You don't learn to live with them...
I am a huge fan of Elle Aycart and the Bowen series. You can't imagine, nor would I want you to witness, the happy dance I performed when I got my hands on this novella. If you haven't been introduced to the Bowen brothers yet, you are missing out. They seriously should have their own advice column, it would be very popular, amusing, and extremely pornagraphic. I'd be first in line on the subscription list, followed by their women who wo
Vee Paige
Jul 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Loved it! Trust a Bowen brother (or Elle Aycart) to get me out of a funk. This was to the point, funny, and smutty. I liked seeing how Cole and Christy helped the other worked through their hangups. Christy with her weight and Cole had a surprise that had him retreating, but I LOVED how Christy stood up to him.
Cole is definitely growly, possessive and dirty-talker to the max in this one. Just what I needed.
Short but I love it. The ending left with a cliffhanger!! That's so unexpected by this author!! I was in shocked!!

“Cole kissed her, deep and sweet, and then spoke against her lips. “Love, you and I, we are as permanent as it gets. Kids or no kids, I won’t let you go. Ever.”
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*****Received an ARC for an honest review*****

Elle Aycart has done it again!!! Gahhhh I have missed the Bowen men and this novella solidified it. This is the perfect companion to an incredible series. I love all of the Bowen boys, but Cole? Oh my. Cole is just Cole. The Master of the Universe, the master of the bedroom and quite certainly the master of Christy Seridan's heart. I love this couple. He's strong and domineering, and she's quirky, and full of spunk. She knows what her man needs and g
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, novella, adult, romance, erotic
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review.**

I LOVE this series and was a very happy person when I was asked if I would like to review this novella.

All of the Bowen men are Allah's, however Cole still struggles to let down his emotional barriers. Christy has come such a long way with her body issues and confidence. She is able to see the bigger picture even though her mother is doing her best to knock her confidence back down.

The book finishes on a cliff ha
Jul 11, 2015 rated it liked it
1- too short! :-(
2- i would have liked more intimate scene between our heroes.
3- the interesting scenes are more suggested than described, which is a pity
4- oh my! ...Want to see the 3 Bowen reaction when they find the "surprise" :D
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)

After six months together Cole and Christy’s relationship has just grown stronger. That is, until Christy’s mum comes to stay, bringing back to life Christy’s old insecurities, driving Cole insane. But, an unexpected call brings back past hurts for Cole, driving him back to his old way of distancing himself from those he loves, mainly Christy.

Do you know when you manage, through fluke or excellent planning, to read the perfect book for your mood? Well, that was exactly what happened with Heavy
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this!!!! Ahhhhhhh!!!!

So apparently Christy's mom is staying with them and the woman starts to drive Cristy nuts!!! I laughed at all the suggestions Cristy gave on wanting to kill her mother, freaking hilarious. Her mother was a definite bitch and I myself wanted to strangle her and bury her in the desert lol.We get a little of the Bowen brothers and the hilarious Max. Did I ever mention how much I love Max!!!! Lol. Then there's the scene with Cole and Cristy at the convention. Reading
The Book Avenue
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Elle Aycart has done it again!!! Gahhhh I have missed the Bowen men and this novella solidified it. This is the perfect companion to an incredible series. I love all of the Bowen boys, but Cole? Oh my. Cole is just Cole. The Master of the Universe, the master of the bedroom and quite certainly the master of Christy Seridan's heart. I love this couple. He's strong and domineering, and she's quirky, and full of spunk. She knows what her man needs and gives it to him willingly in the bedroom, out o ...more
Ruthie Taylor
Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads~~

This is one of a series - and follows on from Heavy Issues, so I recommend that you read them in order, as the characters are recurring.

This is a lovely dip into Cole and Chrissy's world as they settle into life together. Her issues with food are seriously affected by her mother's presence. (Almost everyone reading this will be rethinking how bad they thought their own mother was!) I loved the dynamic between the leads -
Miranda Whore
Review for Heavy Secrets by Elle Aycart

Heavy Secrets is a companion novella to Heavy Issues (Bowen #2) by Elle Aycart. You do need to read Heavy Issues prior to enjoying this novella — if you haven’t read it yet you will find some spoilers in this review.

This one picks up with Cole and Christy enjoying their engagement. Cole is planning his first ever Valentine’s Day and it’s going to be exactly what his nerd-girl will want. Christy’s psycho mother has come to visit and is systematically breakin
Never Stop Reading or Dreaming
Holy crap! How could you leave it like that? Man I cannot praise this series more. I am so in love.
Jan 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Another good snippet.

Love the Bowen men and their dominance.

Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars
Feb 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
You did not just do that to us Elle!! It's not a cliffie but it seems like one. It's okay though? The more Bowen books the better! Hopefully the wait won't be too long.
Juletta Gilge
May 06, 2016 rated it liked it
I felt like this one may have been overkill to add to the series, but it was still good. Shit finally gets sorted out in this one, and people finally start standing up for themselves!
Kim C.
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sweet little peek into Cole and Christy's life and how they worked through a couple of bumps. Surprising reveal at the end!
Angela Goodrich
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

I love all of the Bowen brothers and their ladies, but Christy and Cole’s story is my favorite among them. As a plus-sized gal myself, I felt an almost immediate connection to Christy the first time I read Heavy Issues. Needless to say, when I found out that their story was going to continue in Heavy Secrets I was beside myself with glee and that increased exponentially when I was offered the chance to read it early! And it
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I am a huge fan of the Bowen Series. As different as those men are they are just as much the same in their fierce love they find when they least expect it. Cole and Christy were my favorite couple from the series and even more so after this Novella.

Elle does a wonderful job of explaining Christy's self esteem and food issues and I think that might be why I have such a strong connection to Christy from the very beginning. I love how she gets Cole to help he
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love that Elle Aycart gave us more of Cole and Christy as these two have been my favourite couple from the series so far. These two have come a long way in the time they have been together, Christy with her self esteem problems and Cole with not trusting people to see he can be vulnerable. However things start to suffocate these two as Christy's mum comes to visit bringing all her self worth and image problems to the surface and Cole's past comes back to haunt him. These two would have to be t ...more
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“The Klingon snarled something that sounded horribly like Christy’s pissed-off texts and everyone shut up. “First Spiner’s Q and A, then Nimoy’s tribute while Data gets his kicks with the Orion woman. Then signed pictures for Brett and D4C. We all convene at the panel about the ethics of the temporal prime directive. Q is making an appearance and revealing their agenda. Agreed?”
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