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Secretly Hers

(Sterling Canyon #2)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  5,771 ratings  ·  259 reviews

On her thirty-first birthday, hopeless romantic Kelsey Callihan has all but given up on happily ever afters, which is why she agrees to a risqué proposition from Sterling Canyon’s notorious playboy, backcountry skier Trip Lexington. After all, every girl needs a little fun, and with Trip, there are no mixed signals or risks of a broken heart. And if his tips can help her l

Kindle Edition, 271 pages
Published June 21st 2016 by Montlake Romance
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 Prince Charming Stars

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OMG this book was an emotional ride. I cried, I laughed, and I swooned. Damn this book worked me over. I have been waiting for Trip's book since I read the first book in this series Accidentally Hers, back in Oct 2015. I knew there was more to Trip then his playboy act and I wanted to see him shine. This book was everything I wanted and more! Better than the first book and that is saying something since I can still remember how much I love that book a year af
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 Make Me Smile Stars

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I can't tell you how much I love a friends to lovers book, especially when it has the right amount of fun, sweet, sex, and angst. Secretly hers fit the bill completely. This is a book that made me smile......giggle......sigh......swoon......and even get teary. It was a perfect read that hit all my emotions.

I read Accidentally hers which is the first book in this series. So going into this book I knew the cast of characters and it felt like it was home. There were also ne
ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Montlake Romance in exchange for an honest review.

I admit to going into this story with a little trepidation. I loved the first book in this series as well as other books by Jamie Beck. But I wasn’t quite sure I had another “let me help you find a partner while we have a no strings fling” story in me. But, as I mentioned, Jamie Beck’s stories are always so much more than just a typical romance so I dove in with an open mind. I was not disap
Misleading blurb as it says the heroine is a hopeless romantic when in actuality she was, apparently, an amateur stalker in the last book that gave her the nickname Boomerang. She wants to be married with kids and comes across as kind of desperate to snare a man.

The hero, of course, is an unrepentant manwhore. In one scene, the heroine sees him sneaking out of the local inn from a hookup. They then engage in banter. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think flirting with a guy who just had sex is cu
DNF @ 20%

Kelsey wants marriage and a family. It's all she ever wanted. To settle down. To be loved by one man as much as she loved him.
Trip wants adventure and adrenaline. He loves women. All women. Marriage seems boring and if his father is anything to go by, the idea of comitting to one woman just isn't part of his DNA. So rather than hurt one woman he prefers to sample many, have a good time, and call it a night.

Sparks fly between these two characters, especially when Trip decides to help Ke
4.5 stars

Secretly Hers was such a beautiful and heartwarming read, loved it.

My attention was held from start to finish, the storyline was interesting and entertaining.
The characters were likable, relatable and you couldn't help falling in love with Kelsey & Trip and the journey they took to get their HEA.
Overall great read and hard to put down.

I'm loving the Sterling Canyon series, each book can be read as a standalone and I highly recommend them all.

Thank you to Montlake Romance via NetGalley
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Kitty's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Jamie Beck really grabbed me with Secretly Hers. Her writing was fun, refreshing and caught me totally off-guard. Interesting, fun characters mixed with a little bit of sass and desperation made for a great read that had me turning page after page.

Trip is just that … a trip. He was sarcastic, the innuendos were funny and outrageous. He was sexy and knew it and pulled off the hot cowboy scenario without blinking an eye. He didn’t have a care i
What I really loved about this book was the heroine, Kelsey. Kelsey is the type of woman who knows what she wants and goes after it. She knows what she deserves and doesn't want to settle for less. With all the success she's had in life, the one thing she wants more than anything is a husband and children. Since the 8 months that Trip has lived in town, he's been with a lot of woman and he's a notorious manho. Kelsey has always turned down his advances but she can't deny the chemistry between th ...more
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book two of the Sterling Canyon series by Jamie Bell.
Trip is Greys bff and a very complicated guy. He's a massive flirt but it his way of keeping people at arms length. When he meets Kelsey a beautiful successful estate agent that is desperately wanting to settle down and start a family but struggling to find the right guy and also has a massive crush on Trip.
Love the relationship between Trip and Kelsey especially that the both want each other and both a playing it very safe.
New to this writ
Jun 19, 2016 rated it did not like it
***ARC Provided by the Publisher and NetGalley***

I didn't love this book, and I ended up skimming a lot of it. The characters seemed a little forced to me, and I was not able to relate to either Trip or Kelsey.

There was a lot of potential in this story, but it was not realized for me. I thought the pacing was off, the characters spent 95% of the book not thinking there was anything permanent with them, and the resolution felt not only rushed but forced by events...which really didn't work for m
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great book! I loved every minute of it and hated to see it end. It will hold your interest from the very beginning to the very end of the book. It will make you laugh and cry. I really enjoyed how the book started out. This was my first book by this author but it won't be my last.
I won this book in a good reads giveaway! So happy I did! Love to find new authors that I enjoy reading.
Vikki Vaught
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Musings

I M very impressed with Ms. Jack's ability to turn Trip into a stand-up guy when he was such a man-whore in the first book. I grew to really care for him and wanted him to have his HEA. Well done. Happy reading!

Cute, light read. Perfect for my current vacation state of mind.
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fun and sexy
Jun 10, 2016 rated it liked it
ARC kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 stars

I was a little conflicted with this book. I was disinterested and bored when I first started reading. I couldn't really connect with the characters. Then it picked up for me up until the showdown between brothers and I got bored again. Then I got sad and then satisfied.

The next bit is a little spoilery:

I have to say the obsession with marriage was slightly annoying. Also the obsession with how families a
Jun 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hot-romance
Trip is the town playboy and ultimate adrenaline junkie. Kelsey is a hopeless romantic wanting the white picket fence, loving husband and a gaggle of kids. Trip's role models concerning love and marriage aren't the greatest since his dad cheated with his mom and produced him. Kelsey has a sister with the perfect marriage and beautiful kids along with her own parents married forever. Coming from opposite sides of the love spectrum they came together for the deal of a lifetime. Denying they have a ...more
Katherine Ong
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review and honestly, I LOVED this book. Yes...all capitals LOVED this book! The sexy banter between Trip and Kelsey make this book the perfect beach read this summer. Jamie Beck hits another home run developing her characters and drawing the reader in. I could not put this book down and actually read it a second time because I was so in love with the story and the book's playboy, Trip.
While I have enjoyed every single book that Jamie Beck has written,
Bette Hansen
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story! Trip was such a great character and while his commitment phobic ways are nothing new, his story and the reasons he is the way he is were quite a twist on the familiar. You could feel the sparks between Trip and Kelsey and as their "fling" went on you could feel the tides turning and knew that true strong feelings were developing. I really couldn't stand Trip's father. I felt like he was responsible for much of the animosity between Trip and his half brother Mason. And Mason - w ...more
Jan 28, 2016 rated it liked it

Trip is a lovely man because his family history, he didn't aware he is a nice man, until he met K.

K just a simple small town lady, always looking for a family, husband n kids. However, she didn't get it because she was too eager to present what she is looking for, men feel annoying, afraid to be trap. When Trip to.e her n she starts to change, things are different.

They became in friends with benefit n the unexpected pregnancy then miscarriage tell them they were in love, n willing to sacrifi
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This review is based on an ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.


This copy was badly in need of an edit, but the shell story behind it was solid. I didn't like how easily forgiven a cruel nickname was. CRUEL. The author didn't leave it with a cliffhanger which I appreciate. And it was a sweet, sweet HEA. Sticky cotton candy sweet, but all in all it was a nice story.
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the 3rd Jamie Beck book that I have read so far. Thanks to Trip, this has been my favorite! I enjoyed this book much more than Accidentally Hers, probably because Trip and Kelsey's story wasn't as dramatic as Avery and Grey's. The nature of their agreement also made this book steamy almost from the beginning. As a 31 year old looking for my own prince charming, I could very much identify with Kelsey's longing for a husband and a family. I am also glad that both characters stayed true to ...more
Mar 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't expecting to like this as much as Accidentally Hers (the first in the series) however Secretly Hers surpassed all expectation! I've already downloaded the the third book in preparation~

Small town, friends with benefits that becomes so much MORE and the ANGST before they admitted to their feelings. What else could you need? Perfection.
Jan 12, 2020 rated it did not like it
Feb 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
I couldn’t get into this book and ended up skimming until I gave up on it halfway through. The heroine Kelsey’s preoccupation with marriage makes her come off as needy and desperate. She flirts with pretty much any man she comes across. It is so bad that the hero, Trip, and his business partner call her Boomerang. That really bugged me. It came off as rude and disrespectful.
This is book 2 in Beck’s Sterling Canyon series about life in a ski town around the Denver, CO area. I didn’t read book 1 but I didn’t feel as if I missed anything. I’m not a fan of this kind of heroine, actually I’m not a fan of this kind of person.

Thirty year old Kelsey Callihan wants nothing more than to be married with children which is more than fine by me but what I don’t like is the manipulation to get what she wants. She literally talked herself into her love of Trip. When one of her go
Jun 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Kelsey has always given her best when in love, borderline-stalking her love interests. But she wouldn't let Trip become one after the fiasco with Grey, his best friend who has now become her friend's boyfriend. That until he offered to become her secret affair while teaching how to become more attractive to guys. Having always dreamed of having a guy who would also love her back, Kelsey accepts the offer.

I was disappointed at the beginning, for the story had all the usual elements of a romance s
Christi Snow
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
My Review:

Jamie Beck is still a fairly new to me author, so for some reason I go into these books with low expectations...which she defies every time. I loved this book.

This is book #2 in this series, although you can easily read both books as stand-alones. This book features two very unlikely main characters. In the first book, Kelsey became known as Boomerang, because even though the hero kept telling her no, she never understood he was just not that into her...and she kept coming right back.
Aleen ~Lampshade Reader
Originally posted on my blog: Review: Secretly Hers (Sterling Canyon, Book 2) by Jamie Beck.


This story or should I say the character of Trip Lexington, made me blush. What a quintessential playboy and alpha man! Now, I don’t think I agreed with his mentality and I questioned his ability to be Kelsey’s hero, but he seemed like a character that needed to be redeemed. I did not get the chance to read the first book in this series, so I wasn’t properly introduced to Trip early on, but it did not
Romance Readers Retreat
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Ever since reading book one in the series, Accidentally Hers, I've been curious to know more about the elusive manwhore, Trip Lexington. I knew their must be more to the story about why he was such a player and I was right. In this book, we learn that Trip has a vulnerable sweet side and Jamie Beck did an amazing job with Trip's backstory and the reasons why he has such a careless demeanor. I loved Trip in the first book but I loved him even more after his sweet vulnerable side is revea
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, heartwarming
4 heartwarming stars!

This is book #2 in the series (Sterling Canyon). It's the story of Kelsey and Gunner aka Trip.
At thirty-one, Kelsey was obsessed with marriage and babies. all she wanted was to have a husband and a bunch of children.

" she was hunting husband material-a man who wanted wife and children."

When Trip suggested a secret arrangement with a no strings attached fling in exchange of tips to how to find a husband, she emidatly accepted.

After all that's Trip Lexington and....

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