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3.91  ·  Rating details ·  914 ratings  ·  126 reviews
She’s a good girl. He’s a very bad boy. Sparks will fly when fate brings them together in this fiery romance by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L.A. Casey.

Ashley Dunne is a bad boy, a notorious member of Dublin’s most ruthless gang. But when privileged daddy’s girl Ryan Mahony finds herself living on an urban estate they control, she can’t help feeling he’s
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Published March 26th 2019 by Montlake Romance
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NiCoLeTa E.
Apr 08, 2019 rated it liked it
***3,5 "Are ye' goin' to cry, princess???" stars***



"Whatever ye've heard about me, I'm sure I'm far worse..."

Well, another one book by Mrs. Casey's pen came to an end...
Honestly, it wasn't as bad as the most reviews are saying... I did enjoy and this story... But i think that it was lacking something... more!!! And the action had taken a while to be unfolded!!!
The first 40% of the book could be characterized as a little boring because of the too much inner talking of the characters, but the
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Jemima jamir aka Sentranced Jem
It pains me to write this but I don’t know where it went wrong

I love this author’s books so much and saying I was excited for this book would be an understatement.
I had such high expectation for My Little Secret but it just didn’t quench my fix for an L.A. Casey book.
I was mentally having a fan-girl moment when I started this book. I was honestly expecting to be swept off my feet with Ash and Ryan’s story just like how the Slater Brothers or any of her books ruined me in the best possible way.
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Syndi
May 12, 2019 rated it liked it
The overall of this book is sweet and I think this book is meant for New Adult. The story is plausible although it can be heighten into much more. More angst and more darker with the mafia background. The beginning of this book is promising darker and broken characters. But toward the middle, when Ryan finally agree on a date with Ashley, it all sizzled out very quick. The chemistry between the Ryan and Ashley becomes forced and stiff. It is reflected on their dialog and their banter.

Also too
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Amelia Reese
ARC provided in exchange for honest review

2.5 stars. I didn’t love or hate this book; it was just a little plain. I did finish the book, and I didn’t feel like it was difficult to get through, but it also wasn’t like the kind of book that had me itching to pick it back up every time I had to put it down.

The heroine (Ryan Mahony) grew up very privileged, but after the arrest and imprisonment of her father, she is forced to move in with her aunt and cousin who live in an area of Dublin with a
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Tianna✸loves books✸
“ARC provided in exchange for an honest review”

There is this The Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elekeles feel here.
Just saying.

The h is used to living a privileged life. But her father gets arrested and she has to move in with her aunt and cousin. They live in a gang ridden town. Her life is definitely downgraded.

The H is a gangster. He works for a very dangerous man and is forever stuck doing his dirty works.

After meeting the h for the first time, he is intrigued by her. Same with the h. In spite
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Jessica Morales-Lafaille
This was my first read by this author. It was a good read that I recieved thru Netgalley. There were times that the suspense had me on my toes. I did wish it had more romance or drama. This one I will consider a YA read eventhough talk about drugs and gang life. The author didn't describe it explicitly. I love how the author ended the book was a beautiful happy ending.
Jessica Morales-Lafaille
This was my first read by this author. It was a good read that I recieved thru Netgalley. There were times that the suspense had me on my toes. I did wish it had more romance or drama. This one I will consider a YA read eventhough talk about drugs and gang life. The author didn't describe it explicitly. I love how the author ended the book was a beautiful happy ending.
Michele
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ash and Ryan are the couple most likely to not work out....yet they do. They are from very different backgrounds. She has been warned to stay away from him as he is active within a local gang. But Ryan sees past the exterior and really sees Ash for who he is - - the good hearted man who got caught up with gang activity as a teenager and now has no choice. His primary concern now is to raise his younger brother to be able to have a better life than he does. Ryan has her own secrets. Like the one ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
My Little Secret by L.A. Casey is the story of Ashley 'Ash ' Dunne and Ryan Mahony.
Ash at a early age ended up in a gang and is still there. Ash is trying to build a better future for his little brother knowing it probably to let for him. Ryan's father is in jail which has made her move where she meets Ash. Although she been warn away from him..she see something more to him then others do. Enjoyed their story!
Jennifer
Mar 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
ARC received for review

DNF

I was bored, and didn't care for any of the characters.
Bridget
My Little Secret by L. A. Casey was an enjoyable read and I soon became engrossed in the story.

This is a lovely romance set in Dublin that follows the challenging relationship of Ryan Mahony and Ashley Dunne, a bad boy and a notorious member of Dublin’s most ruthless gang.

Privileged daddy's girl Ryan meets the love of her life and they fall for each other in a big way, though their paths were never meant to cross. Ryan had lived her life in the Dublin countryside until her father, a former
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Nova
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge huge fan of this author and hand on heart I really loved this book, it did kind of have a similar feel to Dominic, no complaints from me as far as that goes though.

Ryan Mahoney has led a privileged life with all that she could ever want that is until her father a renowned barrister was arrested, charged and imprisoned. Suddenly she finds herself having to leave her rural life and is thrust into living in Dublin with her aunt and cousin. Ryan finds herself adapting to her new life
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Mary Mooney
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.
3.5 to 4 stars
This story started out kinda slow and I was wondering if it was going to get any better. But then it began to turn around and ended up being a really good story.
Ryan's life has fallen around her, since her father was sent to prison last year but she is going to live with her aunt and cousin that she hasn't seen in years. So basically she is moving in with strangers. She has to adapt and
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Tiera McMillian
Available to read and listen via Kindle Unlimited. Dual Narration and I feel like the narrators did an excellent job. It took me a minute to get in with the accents.. and I was all kinds of thrown by the FMC having the dude name, Ryan, and the MMC having the girl name, Ashley, but.. It does come out and actually explain it, at which point I thought it was cute. I felt like this was just a good entertaining read. It was simple and easy to fall into the story and I liked both of the characters and ...more
Becky
Apr 22, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Irish setting

This book is set in and around Dublin. It is a good story about different sets of people from different financial backgrounds who meet and become involved. Add in Irish gangs, Irish slang ( some I understood,some I didn't) violence, first loves, brothers both of blood and love make this an ok read. This is not my favorite read by this author!
Coco.V
Feb 22, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
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Maksida
Feb 17, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Wow this was so bad. What happened to author who has written Slater brothers??? This book..... I don't even know where to begin. The story had a potential but the delivery was really bad. Ryan and Ash did not have any chemistry and they felt like robots to me. There is a sex scene with Ash and another girl at the beginning of the book and I just hated it. I don't understand, and never will, why authors think that we readers like to read about one of the main characters having sex (in detail) ...more
Michele
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ash and Ryan are the couple most likely to not work out....yet they do. They are from very different backgrounds. She has been warned to stay away from him as he is active within a local gang. But Ryan sees past the exterior and really sees Ash for who he is - - the good hearted man who got caught up with gang activity as a teenager and now has no choice. His primary concern currently is to raise his younger brother to be able to have a better life than he does. Ryan has her own secrets. Like ...more
Bette Hansen
Mar 24, 2019 rated it liked it
*3.5 stars* This was an enjoyable book. Very well written with lots of Irish sass. Ash and Ryan are the ultimate bad boy/ good girl couple. He grew up on the streets of Dublin and now he's leading a division of rough Irish gang. She is the only child of an overprotective barrister and has led a very protected life. When Ryan's father is sent to jail Ryan is forced to go live with her aunt and cousin in a very rough part of Dublin. Although they warn her to keep her head down and work hard Ryan ...more
Kahea
***3 Stars***

This one is one of those books that started off intriguing and was going strong for a minute, but then kinda fizzled out for me towards the end, which was a shame because I found both Ryan and Ashley quite interesting characters in the beginning. I mulled over what changed for me and I came to the conclusion that the spark that I felt between Ash and Ryan kind of disappeared in the latter half of the book and so my interest waned.

While the end result wasn’t what I’d hoped for
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Jane Kelsey
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
I didn't think that I would love this book as much as I ended up loving it. It was a lot of fun, and I appreciated the relationship between all the characters, it was really well done and realistic. The chemistry between Ryan and Ash was fantastic, they had time to develop a relationship and grow.
The first 70-off percent was brilliant, but I had some issues with how the ending wrapped up, it was a little too convenient for me. I personally would've liked a different ending and that disappointed
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Holly-May
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love love love love

Absolutely adored this story, reading the book just flowed and it was such an easy read. I couldn’t put it down until I finished it today Ryan and Ash are so different but the same.
Eddi might possibly be my favourite character and I’m praying I get to read more of her and anton
As always, another amazing book from L A Casey, I’m at the point now where I don’t check what the books about when I know it’s hers, I’ve never read one I didn’t fall in love with
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Karen Roma
Mar 06, 2019 rated it liked it
While the concept of this story was clear; “good girl falls on hard times and meets boy from the wrong side of town”, I felt the main characters lacked chemistry. It was obvious that Ashley had fallen into the wrong crowd; he also projected a lack of respect for women in the early part of the book (as per the first sex scene). Ryan was understandably rudderless after her father’s fall from grace, but her reasons for seeking a relationship with this “bad boy” were shallow. This was my first read ...more
Despina
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for a honest review.

4 1/2 stars

Okay, so My Little Secret went from oh no, I don't think I”m going to like this story to oh my god I really like this story. I love when that happens. This story is about Ryan (a girl, with a boys name) is shoved out of her life of privilege into a life of living a part of Ireland that is very low income as she moves in with her aunt and cousin. At first I thought this book was going to be heavy book but at around
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Louma
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just love L.A. Casey's book...
Dawn Liddle
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Read it, loved it. Review will follow around the release date.
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
4.5 stars!

I've only read two of this author's other books, but I liked the other books that I've read from her! I'm not sure why I haven't continued with her books and read all of them lol! Anyway, I saw this book on Netgalley and I was able to read it without requesting it, so I decided to give it a read after I had finished a series! This book also sounded like something I would definitely pick up! After reading this book, I can say that I enjoyed it! I found the characters interesting and the
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Caz
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was really excited to start this new LA Casey book as I knew it would be a little different from her other books and I was not disappointed. This was such a different story and I loved it.

This was pretty much based a not so nice part of Ireland in the estate and our heroine was not originally from there so this took a bit of getting used to when she was sort of forced to go live with her aunty and cousin. Ryan was brought up homeschooled and lived in a big house in the country and didn’t
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Johanna Sawyer
Mar 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Thanks to the publisher for an ARC to read and give my honest opinion.

Ryan is a shy girl who has been homeschooled. She goes to live with her aunt and cousin when her Dad is jailed for a crime, she believes he did not commit. While at her Aunt's, she meets Ash. Ash is a gang member of the disciples, lost in a gang world because of circumstances. There they fall for each other and look for their HEA.

What did I like? This was a cheeky read, and I laughed and smiled through it. Instead of Ash
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Juli
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book (given by Netgalley)...

I absolutely enjoyed this book, reminded me of the Slater brothers but a little darker ;)

Ok the book did move quickly, but that didn’t bother me in the least. I loved all the characters in this book, but my favorite was Anton, when you read this book you will understand why. The book focuses on Ashley (guy) and Ryan (girl) and they had quite a story, so much mystery, secrets and gang activity. There was never a dull moment in
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L.A. Casey is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who juggles her time between her mini-me and writing. She was born, raised and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. She enjoys chatting with her readers, who love her humour and Irish accent as much as her books.

Casey's first book, DOMINIC, was independently published in 2014 and became an instant success on Amazon. She is both
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