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Between the Secrets

4.32  ·  Rating Details ·  92 Ratings  ·  68 Reviews
Sometimes the past won’t let you escape no matter how much your future wants you to.

Jake James lives in the shadows of his shame. The guilt for what he’s done, for what was done to him, has left him hollow and haunted.

Greg Bissen just wants Jake to let him in, having accepted who he is a long time ago, he is desperate to break through Jake's defenses.

When danger and an ag
Kindle Edition, 175 pages
Published March 16th 2017
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Mar 11, 2017 Paige rated it really liked it
4" Acceptance" Stars

Between the Secrets is a an emotional and super sexy MM by S. Ferguson. I haven't read a lot of MM but I have to say Ms. Ferguson has me wanting to dive right back in to this genre. Jake and Greg, both alpha in their own right, were also a bit broken but with the support of their family and friends were able to be who they were meant to be and it left a smile on my face and a tingle in my belly.

At the end of Something There In Between, we got a glimpse of these two which lef
Jan 27, 2017 S. rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
BETWEEN THE SECRETS is coming March 16th!!

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Alissa York
Mar 08, 2017 Alissa York rated it really liked it
I'll start with not liking organized crime books, but this one peaked my interest because I am a huge sucker for M/M romance. HUGE! Well, now I not only have to go back and read the first book to learn about Bree and Dec, but I have to wait to read the third, and boy do I want to. The characters were real, broken, vulnerable, and totally badass. I was hooked from page one and devoured the book in a day, not wanting to put it down.
Greg does his job, kicks asses, takes names and is good at all of
Mar 05, 2017 MJ rated it it was amazing
Rating: 5 stars

It's wrong on so many levels, but I take this, being close to jake, in any way I can.


Freaking finally! After reading Something There in Between (Book 1), I've been itching to read this book for few months then. And OMG! This book's blowing up my mind. BETWEEN THE SECRETS had gone from much anticipated to highly recommended read. M/M Romance held a very special part in my heart. Bit then Greg and Jake are so much more. As a matter of fact, they are already a permanent residen
Jessica Alcazar
This was a last minute read for me. Circumstances/life happened and the reviewer for the blog did not think she would be able to read and review on time so I took it on myself. I'm telling you all of this so you understand the point I'm about to make about the book....I know it states this book is a stand-alone, but the story is not. Not only do characters cross over from the first book in the series, Something There in Between, but so does the story itself. Since I added the book last minute, I ...more
Tiffany Readz
Mar 19, 2017 Tiffany Readz rated it liked it
3.5 Stars-I liked it but...

I felt a little lost. S. Ferguson gives her readers an action packed, sexy romance, however I felt lost within the story of the secondary characters Bree and Declan, who are pretty involved in Jake and Greg's story. The missing information sidetracked my reading. That said, I did enjoy meeting Greg and Jake.

It was hard to picture two rough and tumble guys wearing these serious emotions on thier sleeves, I thought that was a great aspect to the characters and the relati
Mar 06, 2017 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Another beautifully written love story that moved me to tears. This is the second book in the series and while it can be read as a standalone, I loved that I could get right inside this story and cozy up with the characters I was introduced to in Something There in Between. Jake and Greg are both strong, rough, alpha men. They work together, live together and Greg is finding it harder and harder to see Jake fighting with his inner demons. He longs to just hold him, show him that he is loved. The ...more
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
Between the Secrets is the second book written by S. Ferguson and it's her first M/M. I love the genre so I was excited that she was taking it on so quickly into her writing career. If you read Something There in Between then you have already met Jake and Greg. Jake is Declan's brother and Greg is Jake's best friend/roommate/co-muscle in Ron's organization.

Jake's past is full of nightmares, shame, and guilt. He hides his true self behind booze, random hook-ups with women, and taking out his ang
Sarah {DragonflyReads/InkedInChapters}
3.5 stars

Between the Secrets is S. Ferguson's second release and first venture into M/M territory. It reads as a standalone, but from experience I advise reading book one Something There In Between. The characters interconnect and the story goes on from book one and as someone who hasn't read it, I felt a little lost.

Between the Secrets follows the lives of Jake and Greg. They're best friends and coworkers for the local mob boss. They're basically his muscle, taking care of orders and people wh
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Karin Enders
Mar 02, 2017 Karin Enders rated it it was amazing
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Loved, Loved, Loved, LOVED Jake and Greg's story. I was graciously afforded the opportunity to read this prior to release for my honest review.

Love comes in all different shapes and sizes and doesn't necessarily look the same to any two people. The author did a fantastic job showing that. She weaves an unbelievably beautiful tale with twists and turns and crazy things happening.

Her characters have such depth and mystery to them, and she carries them through her series so well. I imagine that th
Mar 21, 2017 K rated it it was amazing
This is S. Ferguson’s first M/M book, but it’s the second in the series, so two things come to mind. First…I think it would have helped with the back history to have read book one, first—but it’s not a deal breaker—and as I did not read it, things eventually came together soon enough.

Secondly…I can’t help but think the author is writing from her gut—aka knowledge of truth—somewhere deep—because the pain and despair Jake and Greg go through... and share, is so palpable it literally will leave you
Mar 17, 2017 MillsyLovesBooks rated it it was amazing
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So i'm a huge fan of M/M reads and S. Ferguson is a New To Me Author. I can honestly say that i would have never have guessed that this is only the authors second book. It's so well written, intriguing, gritty and captivated my attention. Her first book Something There in Between is connected to Between The Secrets but both books can be read as standalone's they don't follow on. Just characters names mentioned like i said, i read this book first and had no problems with not having read the firs
Michelle Rodriguez
Mar 03, 2017 Michelle Rodriguez rated it really liked it
If have you read Something in Between, you’ve already met Jake and Greg, if you haven’t read it, it’s ok, you can most certainly read Between the Secrets as a standalone. All the books in the In Between Series, can be read as a standalone, but eventually, in order to get caught up, you really should read the first book. This is Ms. Ferguson first m/m novel with Jake and Greg as your main characters.

I read Something in Between and was very curious about Jake and Greg. They are extremely tight, I
Mar 19, 2017 Carra rated it really liked it
This is the first book I’ve read by this author, and while organized crime is not usually my thing, M/M definitely is so I decided to give this one a go. I was interested to see how things would play out, since this kind of setting-like any other hyper-masculine setting-makes an M/M relationship pretty dicey. This is the author’s second book, and while technically it stands alone, there are characters from the first book and some of their backstory that I would have preferred to have up front. I ...more
Reflections of a Book Geek
Mar 16, 2017 Reflections of a Book Geek rated it it was amazing
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You know that feeling when you have really high expectations for a book and you worry if they are going to be met? That's how I felt about Between The Secrets, after reading about Jake and Greg's friendship in Something In Between I couldn't wait to read their story. There was just this pull these two characters had with each other and I wanted to see how especially Jake dealt with things. I have to say though I wasn't disappointed in this book in the slightest! It definitely lived up to my expe ...more
Mar 17, 2017 Liz rated it really liked it
Between the Secrets by S. Ferguson deals with some very emotional subject matter. I was gutted. This is a M/M friends-to-lovers romance. Sometimes you find just that what you always needed was right in front of you.

Jake’s background was so hard and staggering. I felt so much for him. His past had so much hurt and pain that he never really dealt with and that haunted him. He threw himself into alcohol and random hookups with women to forget. But because of the guilt he carries with him, he was n
Michelle Abascal Monroy
Mar 06, 2017 Michelle Abascal Monroy rated it it was amazing
5 Secrets Stars!!

ARC Generously Provided by the Author

This is the second book in this series. I highly recommend you to read "Something in Between" so you can understand better the whole story, but at the same time you can read it as standalone. This a M/M book and I have to say this is the first time that the author writes this type of story this is AMAZING!!!! This is the story of Jake and Greg, we know these 2 characters in the previous book, and we can have a little idea about this book!
Kim Sutton
Mar 09, 2017 Kim Sutton rated it really liked it

I received an ARC for my honest review.

This is the second book in the series, but this time it's an M/M. This one follows Jake who is Declan's younger brother, and Greg. We got just a very small taste of these two in the first book Something There In Between.

I knew Jake had a traumatic past and in this book we find out all about that. He's been using alcohol and girls to numb his pain. We also see his friendship with his flat mate Greg turn to more.

There's some rather hot m/m sex scenes in thi
Mar 16, 2017 Sue rated it it was amazing
Greg and Jake...sigh. I met these two guys in the first book of the series and was so excited to get to read their story this was hot and steamy while being emotionally deep and satisfying.
When your job depends on you being all tough and cocky with a very "macho" exterior, it is definitely hard to be gay or show any interest in another man while you are tasked with jobs in a mob war. The fear of being exposed, losing respect and trust from your peers or being ridiculed by your enemies,
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This is the kind of book that gets you tingling in anticipation. All the macho, hard enforcer type men, that are in an environment that isn't really conducive to being openly gay. But, oh boy is it HOT!
I love being teased with the barely there touches and the almost letting your guard down because you are NOT gay.... are you? I just LOVE that! All the action you get with this genre of the story, kind of Mobster, is here in abundance. Fantastic!

Greg and Jake have been best friends and partners f
Mar 03, 2017 Konny rated it it was amazing
Between the Secrets by Sarah Ferguson is the second book in this series.
For a better understanding you should read " Something in Between " book one first.
Something in Between was Declan and Brees story.
Between the Secrets is about Greg and Jake.
Greg. loves. Jake. But Jake is deep in the closet. He hoks up with numerous women and Greg is devastated.
Both are co-workers.
There is violence, like a lot violence, hate , murder, love and great feelings.
I really enjoyed reading this book and I give 4,5
Jillian Kerr
Mar 05, 2017 Jillian Kerr rated it it was amazing
I'm fairly new to M/M romance but read a few authors I thought were good but the way Sarah developed Greg and Jake's characters with so much depth and emotion I was totally hooked. Not to mention all the twists and turns that could have easily impacted their relationship along the way. Love comes in all shapes and sizes and this book does an amazing job proving how powerful love can be.

You should definitely read Somewhere in Between prior to Between the Secrets.
Nicole Rule
Mar 05, 2017 Nicole Rule rated it it was amazing
After reading Sarah's debut "Something there in between" I was waiting on pins and needles for this book! It was well worth it! I have only read a couple of M/M books before and they were good but this one had me going. I read it super fast because I just couldn't put it down! It was exciting and emotional and even tender at times. It was also HOT! This book made me wish to be in the middle of a Jake/Greg sandwich!! Boy would that be fun!!!! I want more more more!!!! Sooooo sexy!
Feb 23, 2017 Milva rated it it was amazing
I received an Arc for a honest review.
Between the secrets is the second book I read so the characters were familiar to me.
I don't know where to begin to be honest.

Greg and Jake are working and living together. They're both rough guys.
Jake his past is still haunting him. This is my first MM read and I was pleasantly surprised. It was just like another love story.
The setting was rough, thrilling and I was sucked in from the first page to the last.

S. Ferguson is one of the few authors who make me l
Aurora Hale (Whoo Gives A Hoot)
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I generously received this ARC from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review...

This is a M/M romance, just in case you didn't figure that out from the synopsis - so please keep that in mind when purchasing this book!

As much as I adored the author's debut novel - Something There In Between, nothing can compare to her follow up - Between the Secrets! Don't get me wrong both of these books are five stars without a doubt, but this book w
Ria -  Reading Is Our Satisfaction
Oh bring on the men.....

BETWEEN THE SECRETS is the second book by Sarah Feguson that I have read. Once again I thoroughly enjoyed every page and word she has written. This one is completely different from her first novel, SOMETHING THERE IN BETWEEN, as her two main characters are male. Sarah has written her first M/M novel and she has done it with class and style. Even though this does have characters from her novel in this one, you dont have to have read it, although it will give you a little b
Between The Secrets is Ferguson's second novel, and the follow up to Something There In Between. While the two books are each standalones, the characters are interconnected, as they all work for the same mobster. We first met Jake and Greg in STIB; Jake is Declan's brother from STIB, and Greg and Jake are roommates/best friends/mob enforcers. They spend all their time together. And Greg is falling more in love with his pal every day.

Poor Jake has so many demons that he's battling. He was sexuall
Samantha Ortegon (Books, Wine & Time)
Between the Secrets is the second book by S. Ferguson and I feel very lucky to have read both books. I can count on one hand how many M/M books that I have read, so this is a fairly new genre to me. I have to say that I feel Ferguson did a wonderful job on having me feel all the emotions. I was on the edge of my seat one moment and the next I had tears running down my cheeks, that speaks a lot for the writing.

In this story we have Jake James, Jake and his brother Declan ( from the first book) ha
Mar 15, 2017 Joelle rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to win an early copy of this book from Sarah Ferguson.

What drew me to this book was Sarah's description of it as "an emotional m/m romance." Then I read the blurb - Jake's guilt "has left him hollow and haunted." Greg's "desperate to break through Jake's defenses." Oh yeah....I needed to read this book.

This is a quick read that packs quite a punch! You can feel the connection and the tension between Jake and Greg right from the very first scene. And it only ramps up as the sto
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