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Becca Daniels needs a passing math grade…but what she wants is to spend more time with Toby Michaels.

The only problem is Toby is her best friend’s twin, and Tori has a very firm “no dating the brother” policy.

But Becca’s grade has hit rock bottom and she needs a tutor. It just so happens that Toby is a math genius and more than happy to help—lucky her! Working so closely
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Published September 15th 2015 by Limitless (first published August 14th 2015)
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Michelle
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Our Little Secret by Ashelyn Drake is a clean, coming of age young adult read. This book definitely brings you back down to memory lane of junior high/ high school times. The concept of the story is pretty much a straightforward read. A young girl who is in love with her best friend's twin brother and the best friend doesn't want her friend to date her brother. And so when Becca Daniels spends more time with Tori's brother, Toby when she ask
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Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: friendship, lies, love, blackmail, secrets.

This was a pretty love hate read for me. First, I judged by the cover and had set my own expectations and I was very pleasantly surprised at how the story was panning out, then I was getting horrendously frustrated with the characters, then I was loving the tension, then I was hating the lies, then I was happy with the ending... Yeah, pretty up and down.

But my frustration was a good thing, I'm pretty sure it's what the author wanted you to feel
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Veronica of V's Reads
Wavering between 3 and 3.5 stars...

Becca is a junior in high school, as is her BFF Tori and Tori’s twin brother, Toby. Becca has known the twins for more then ten years, and has been best friends with Tori nearly that long. She’s grown up with Toby and can’t help appreciating all the ways he has grown up, too. Toby’s a fit boy, captain of the basketball team and an all-around popular kid. He’s always been nice to Becca and Becca has a secret crush–one that she can never reveal to Tori, because T
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Mollien Fote Osterman
Sep 19, 2015 Mollien Fote Osterman rated it really liked it
4 Math Books
I was a little nervous about reading this book. I love sex is books, but call me a prude, I don’t like High School sex in books. No, I am not naive, I know that high school kids have sex. Let us just call that my soft limit. Kid sex doesn’t float my boat.

Our Little Secret did not cross the line. Ashelyn Drake, has written a story about young love and friendship that we can all relate to. A mom approved book that a young adult can read.

Becca and Tori are best friends, they have b
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Stephanie Faris
Sep 23, 2015 Stephanie Faris rated it it was amazing
Our Little Secret centers around the love story between Becca and Toby, who have been friends for years. The only problem is Toby's twin sister is Becca's best friend, Tori. Tori has a strict "no dating my friends" policy for her brother and Becca knows if Tori finds out, she'll lose her as a friend forever. Ashelyn does an amazing job of setting up the conflict here, as well as making us really care about Becca and Toby. Toby is actually one of the best male characters I've read in a YA romance ...more
Tash
Nov 06, 2015 Tash rated it liked it
3.5 stars. A cute little book
Melissa
Sep 26, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing
A Great Angsty YA Read
This book was a really terrific read, the author has done a brilliant job with everything, the writing is awesome, the plot is thick, sweet, full of angst and drama, complicated and very well laid out. The characters are so very real and relatable, you can't help but to feel for them, with them. Becca is a sweet girl and has had a crush on the forbidden Toby and Toby is also a pretty sweet and funny guy. As the two try to be together in secret, the secrets and lies build an
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Melanie
Sep 18, 2015 Melanie rated it it was amazing
I thought that this was a really cute story and is fitting for the young adults as well. I love how Ashelyn Drake made you fall in love with the characters and feel like you were a part of their everyday lives. This story flowed so well and kept you wondering what was going to happen with Toby and Becca.

When we first meet everyone in the story, they are all friends that go to school together. Tori and Toby are twins. Becca is best friends with them. Meredith is the evil spoiled little rich kid
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Michelle
Sep 27, 2015 Michelle rated it it was amazing
This is a super cute and fast paced read. I couldn't put it down. It's basic high school drama at it's best. Some want to be popular and will do anything to get it. Others just want to be in love.

The basics of this story are you have a set of boy/girl twins. You have the best friend of Tori the girl twin, Becca, who's been secretly in love with Toby - the boy twin. The twins don't share anything though and Tori is a little possessive. She has her right to be, she's been hurt by plenty of her pe
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Tammi
Sep 17, 2015 Tammi rated it really liked it
This book took me right back to my teenage years. High School drama at its finest.

You have all the perfect elements of a coming of age story.
Becca is the sweet innocent girl with a secret crush on her best friends twin brother.
Toby is the popular jock who has no trouble getting a girl.
Tori is the girl living in her brothers shadow.
Meredith is the snobby jealous ex who can't let the boy go.
Throw all them together and you have lots of teenage drama & angst. Loved it!!
Samatha Harris
Sep 25, 2015 Samatha Harris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a sweet read.

Toby is a great character and Ashley made it easy to fall in love with him. I wanted to smack Tori right along with Meredith because I was so caught up with the drama I felt like I lived it with them. Nicely done
Reviews From  the Heart
Oct 01, 2015 Reviews From the Heart rated it really liked it
Although young adult romances are not my usual read, I did enjoy this sweet story. The characters were spot on and I almost felt like I was back in high school dealing with peer pressure and making bad choices again! lol

Becca is a sweet young girl who has a crush on her best friend's twin brother, but Is too afraid to do anything about it because of how Torie feels about friends dating her brother. When Becca needs tutoring for a math class, Torie enlists the help of her brainiac brother. Fallin
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Paula  Phillips
Sep 20, 2015 Paula Phillips rated it liked it

Becca Daniels has been best friends with Tori Michaels forever and she has tolerated Tori's twin brother Toby, The thing is that now they are older , Becca has developed a crush on Toby. The problem is that Tori has forbidden Becca to even having romantic thoughts about her brother and if she was to ever find out then Becca fears that it will be the end of her friendship with Tori. Is a guy worth losing her friendship with Tori - even if the guy is Tori's brother whom you would still have to see
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Jennifer
Sep 05, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! But I love the author so no surprise this is another winner! Genuine teen angst with lots of great dialogue. It's your favorite teen heartthrob movie wrapped in a book cover and updated for today. I want a sequel stat! I'd jump out of a plane for it ;) ... just a plot joke there! Soooo good!
Rebecca Barber
Feb 03, 2016 Rebecca Barber rated it really liked it
This book was so sweet and innocent you can't be help but to smile as you read Ashelyn's words.

Our Little Secret is the story about first love. We've all been there and know exactly what it feels exactly what it feels like to be swept away in the innocent romance. When Becca has a secret crush on her best friends twin brother, Toby, she knows that no good can come of this. But she can't help the way she feels and when she fails her exams Toby is recruited to tutor her.

Spending way too many hours
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Booknista
Oct 08, 2015 Booknista rated it really liked it
Remember high school? Maybe some of you are still there. A recap- high school is very clique driven. VERY. This YA romance book captures that situation pretty well.

Becca, the h, has a crush on Toby. Toby is super popular and his sister, Tori, is Becca’s best friend. Toby is an athlete, really good looking and incredibly smart. Becca is normal. Good looking, yes…but not a cheerleader or one of the popular kids. To complicate matters, Tori has a strict “no dating my brother” clause for her friends
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Zili
Sep 23, 2015 Zili rated it really liked it

3.5 Stars in my Sky!

Ashelyn Drake really brings out the angst in Our Little Secret. The plot actually reminded me of a teen romcom film (*tweets* Lucy Hale & Ross Lynch).

Becca's had a secret crush on her best friend's twin brother for ages, but girl code means she can never act on her feelings. She also doesn't think Toby aka the most popular guy at school would ever be into her. Tori for her part, is very against any of her friends being around her brother and would never allow Becca to dat
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Jennifer
Our Little Secret is a story about two friends and of course the brother that has the potential to come between him. The premise of the story is cute, Becca and Tori have been friends since they were in diapers. When Becca starts to have feelings for Toby, Tori’s twin, she knows it’s a big no no in Tori’s world. Sometimes you can’t help who you have feelings for and when Toby returns them things get complicated.

Like in life and in most stories it’s always the lies that get you. Becca and Toby st
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Dorothy Dreyer
Nov 05, 2015 Dorothy Dreyer rated it it was amazing
Drake certainly knows how to pick you up, drop you into someone's life, and make you feel. That's how it was when I read OUR LITTLE SECRET. I felt like I was right there, feeling everything that Becca felt: her feelings for Toby, her nervousness about sneaking around, her anxiety about how her best friend would react. Drake weaves a roller coaster of a romance that will have you biting your nails and rooting for Becca's and Toby's relationship. There are enough twists and turns in this story to ...more
Lisa (Lost in Literature)
Oct 06, 2015 Lisa (Lost in Literature) rated it did not like it
* This semi-ranty review may contain spoilers. Read on at your own risk. *

Now anyone who knows me or reads my reviews knows I never talk badly about books. Everyone has their own opinions, but I try to always be very cognizant of others and their feelings. But this book and I DID NOT get along. At all. So as you can imagine, this is a very difficult review for me to write. But I just have to get my feelings out there. I mean, what good is our reviews if we aren't critical? We can't love ALL th
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Ana
Oct 21, 2015 Ana rated it it was amazing
The story itself was cute. I loved Toby and Becca's relationship. They were really strong and brave. Their love for each other withstand all the trials thrown at them.
I was a bit bothered and annoyed with Tori. Uhm, like seriously? She's her best friend! She should want her to be happy. BUT NOOOO SHE WENT BXTCHY AND SAID ALL THOSE MEAN THINGS TO BECCA. She wasn't really an ideal best friend tbh. She's selfish in some ways. But, it's a real good thing that Becca didn't give up on her. She's a goo
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Kassiah
3-1/2 stars.

This review also appears on Swoony Boys Podcast.

I guess I'm just used to reading more mature YA (that probably borders on New Adult, just not explicit), so I thought this one was kind of immature. When I thought back to what high school was like a million years ago when I was there, I think OLS is authentic to the cattiness and drama of high school. I'm not sure--this is lower young adult age to me for sure. Okay, now that that's out of the way, let's talk about this book.

High school
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Beverly McClure
Jan 25, 2016 Beverly McClure rated it it was amazing
“Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” The quote is from Sir Walter Scott’s poem Marmion that was published in 1808. Today, it could apply to Author Ashelyn Drake’s novel Our Little Secret. How? I’m glad you asked.

The characters in Our Little Secret might be found in almost any high school today. There’s Toby, the good-looking basketball star, loved by all the girls. His twin sister, Tori, who feels inferior to her popular brother, and who wouldn’t? Becca Daniels, th
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Marcia
Jun 10, 2016 Marcia rated it liked it
Tori & Becca have been friends for the last 17yrs. Becca has known Toby, Tori's twin brother for just as long. The thing is Becca has had a crush on Toby for years, but has kept her feelings hidden because all Tori has been saying for years is she will not share her friends with Toby or allow them to date him either.

Psst... Toby finally starts reciprocating Becca's feelings and she wants nothing more than to be with him, it's her dream come true! At the same time Becca is torn because the l
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Medeia Sharif
Oct 10, 2015 Medeia Sharif rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015
Becca can’t stop thinking of Toby. He’s handsome, popular, and athletic. She’s known him for years as the twin brother of her life-long best friend, Tori, who wouldn’t like the idea of them seeing each other. When Becca struggles with math, Toby comes to the rescue by tutoring her.

It turns out Toby has feelings for her, so they decide to have a secret relationship as not to upset Tori. They also want to test the waters to see if this relationship is something solid, or why else get Tori riled up
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Beth
Sep 13, 2015 Beth rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing!

I've only recently taken an interest reading Romance, and this book has me hooked!

When Becca falls for her best friend's twin brother, she is torn. Tori has a rule: none of my friends can date my brother. Becca agrees to keep the rule until she spends a lot of time with Toby. Who knew that math tutoring could be so much fun?!

When Becca and Toby reveal their feelings to each other, they begin a journey full of secrets.

Can Becca and Tori's friendship survive if Becca and Toby
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Carissa Lynch
Jan 02, 2016 Carissa Lynch rated it it was amazing
Becca Daniels knows all about secrets. What started out as an attempt to get a passing math grade, she quickly falls for her best friend's twin, Toby. Torn between her best friend and love interest, Becca finds herself drowning in secrets. And when Toby's ex throws another wrench in the loop, things get really crazy.
This was a great read, with enjoyable characters and exciting plot. This story had so much tension, I hated to put it down. Highly recommended. Can't wait to read more books by this
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Emily
Emily marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2016
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Ashelyn Drake is a New Adult and Young Adult romance author. While it’s rare for her not to have either a book in hand or her fingers flying across a laptop, she also enjoys spending time with her family. She believes you are never too old to enjoy a good swing set and there’s never a bad time for some dark chocolate. She is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
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