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Hush, Hush

(Hush, Hush #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  2,037 ratings  ·  474 reviews
A new, seductive forbidden romance that caters to Manhattan's elite...

I knew the rules:

Never reveal my true identity.
Play the game, give the illusion.
Don’t get close to the clients.

The dark and glamorous lifestyle of the rich and shameless open my eyes to a lavish world of sin and wealth, and a man I can’t have.

A man I desperately want—James Riviera.

We're treading a fi
Kindle Edition, 469 pages
Published August 14th 2019 by Amazon Digital Services
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❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
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HUSH HUSH: is a steamy full length New Adult & College Romance Novel by new to me author Lucia Franco.

5+++++ STARS!! 2019 FAVOURITE BOOK!!
This book is undeniably unputdownable and unique in every sense. This is not just your ordinary romance. It's insanely addictive and extremely intense.

This isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea. And that’s ok too! But as you can see I loved it!!

STOP THE BUS!! HOLY SHIT THIS WAS HOT!!🔥🔥This is going to be one of the hardest reviews I've ever had
Isabella. R
5 Shameless Stars ⭐️

Now this is the book, the kind that will blow your mind even if it at times you are perturbed with what you are reading. Believe the hype, Hush Hush was sensationally scandalous and fanbloodytastic!

"Yeah. I'm an angel with black wings born with no morals or modesty, and legs for days that spread like holy water."

I will remain vague because as a reader you will want to fully experience the magic and debauchery that Lucia Franco has managed to weave. Because if you enjoy the f
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


Book Blurb:
A new, seductive forbidden romance that caters to Manhattan's elite...
I knew the rules:
Never reveal my true identity.
Play the game, give the illusion.
Don’t get close to the clients.
The dark and glamorous lifestyle of the rich and shameless open my eyes to a lavish world of sin and wealth, and a man I can’t have.
A man I desperately want—James Riviera.
We're treading a fine line as we live the ultimate double life until we make a startling discovery th
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
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Hush, Hush gave us a seductive, forbidden world and a taste of what’s it’s like to have everything your heart's desire and still at the same time have nothing at all. Money, power, sex, desire, betrayal, you name it…. And this story had it.

Twenty one year old Aubrey is your average College girl. She has a best friend who adores her, a grandmother who would give her the shirt off her back, and she’s working two jobs to help support herself and her grandmother. Thinking about her future and w
Aug 12, 2019 rated it did not like it


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This book was disgusting, not because the older man and younger women trope and trust me I have no problem with that, I in fact find it hot but what's disgusting was the heroine. First of all, this book got so much hype after the cover reveal and I agree, the cover is gorgeous but the story is shit. We dont get to see the hero till 30% of the book,
Rochelle | Rochelle Reads ♡
Aug 09, 2019 rated it did not like it
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So, this review took me much longer than expected. Complete, utter disappointment isn’t accurate enough to describe my thoughts or feelings on this. Hush, Hush is horrendous to read. Sex workers are shamed and criticised; drugs are abused to cope with sexual situations that border sexual assault, with the acts glamourised to somehow excuse everyone’s behaviours; everyone’s emotions are belittled over and over; constant lies and secrets infiltrate every scenario because the characters are too chi
Ok the blurb doesn’t give much and I went in anyway.
This is a HORRIBLE book.

The h and her friend (a big SLUT) are basically the type of girls who I absolutely hate. They take DRUGS, then like f*cking random guys in clubs, flirting and teasing guys. Definitely not my type of heroine.

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Jade Violet
I absolutely LOVED this book. Yep, that's right. My morals actually couldn't give a damn less about some of the more over the line elements. Lucia Franco hit this one right on the head. Having a background with Manhattan and the powerful there, I was almost suspicious how she nailed the way a certain echelon of the city truly does work.

But enough about that - I'm too all consumed by James Riviera, the sexiest Silver Fox I've ever come across! I loved how commanding he was, I loved how suave he
Melanie A.
3.5 STARS!
I feel like my humanity is being chipped away.
Sooo, apparently, I'm not as open-minded as I thought I was.

But don't let me discourage you from reading this one because my problems were with the story, not the writing.
I'm an angel with black wings born with no morals or modesty, and legs for days that spread like holy water. But at least I put them to good use.
Holy wow, I just couldn't get behind all the betrayal these characters brought down on each other! I
Olga therebelreader
3.5 stars

I must say that I really enjoyed this book and the story. The sexual tension was good and the scenes were pretty hot. James is smoldering sexy and he knows how to control and command a scene without making it feel wrong or humiliating. The writing has a lot of sass and surprisingly a lot of heart. There is really good development. There are really nice secondary characters as well.

I really only have two complaints about this book. Aubrey... I actually wasn't all that fond of her, I didn
Carla Bulian
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story was so wrong, and so good, I didn’t stop to think about it.
The female character was so strong and done so filthy things, and I loved her.
Life isn’t black and white.
It’s totally worth the reading.
Alex ♈
50 smth yo disgusting cheater, who has sex with college girls.
Sexy? Kinky?
Are you freaking kidding us?
Grbg! Gehirnamputiert! Schande!
Sep 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
This dude is a 50 y/o billionaire in an open marriage because his wife is sexually incompatible with him. Uses a “service” of prostitutes to get his rocks off which *ding ding* pairs him up with his daughters best friend. BAHAHA. Telling me he’s hotter than David beckham, fuck offfff 🤣.

She’s a college grad, a total drug user, who works as an escort and has a boyfriend. She’s also fucking other high-falutin clients. Cheating on her honest to god lovely bf. And her “best friend” who may I remind y
3.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was enjoyable. I actually like escort type stories (or f-buddy to more), so this wasn’t too far out of my norm. It has cheating — so beware those of you that have that as a hard limit. I thought the pacing felt off and the ending was not nearly enough. The conflict was resolved in the epilogue!! I thought I saw that there is an extended epilogue or a novella that goes along with this that I’m going to look for because I’m rather frustrated with how little of closur
• Jodi Bibliophile •
I can't even right now.


THIS BOOK! holy shit!

I had no idea what I was getting myself in to before going in and with me being so picky when it comes to my books, I just didn't know what to expect.
It went beyond my expectations and so much more. I mean this book was EVERYTHING!!
When I wasn't reading it I was thinking about it non-stop. Aubrey and James were always on my mind.

Honestly I could gush about this story and characters all day.

I love forbidden and I ab
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh boy! This book completely wrecked me, and I wish I could give it more than 5 stars. It was absolutely nothing liking I was expecting, yet it was everything I never knew I needed. While I felt it was slightly slow to get going, once it did, there was no stopping. I stayed up until 2am this morning to finish it because I simply couldn’t tear my eyes away.
Aubrey and Natalie were best friend goals, and I adored them both; they bounced off each other so effortlessly.
The scene where Aub goes for
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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What a heart wrenching ride!

It is true that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, but Lucia tested my limits with this a good way. I must admit at first it was touch, but I pulled up my big girl panties and trusted Lucia. She did not disappoint. I love James so much! Of course I didn’t approve of things both he and Aub did, but these kinds of books are the reason I’m a reader. If I wanted something fluffy and safe then I never would have agreed to this book, but I knew any story in
Nova B
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Yuck. he could be her dad since her bff is his daughter. He’s married with kids and does these things with these girls. Sick stuff. How is this romantic.
Wil Loves Books!
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Not sure where to begin. This wasn’t bad, but it also wasn’t good. It starts super duper slow. The hero is not even introduced until about 30%. The sex is hot, it’s smutty as hell. And I loved that the heroine loved sex and was not ashamed to have lots of it, with and without the hero. Other than that, this was a hot mess. Everyone, including the 50 something year old hero sounds like they’re teenagers. I laughed a lot at some of the ridiculous dialogue. The twist I saw it right away. And the au ...more
Well....this was a unexpectedly awesome read.....I was affected from Kat's review so I gave it a shot !! It was a roller coaster ride all the way through and It was so good!, I really loved it! Definitely isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea but for me it was an excellent read!!I was hooked from the start until the end !! I hope next one is Natalie's book !!
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

"Money can buy a lot of things, but it can't buy moments, and those are priceless."

Hush Hush was my first book by Lucia Franco and wow, what a pleasant surprise! This book is full of erotic encounters, some funny, some steamy hot, some you don't want to read in public. I was captured and intruiged from the first page to the last.

"Life is a collection of moments"

The story is well paced with interesting developments. However some of them were quite predictable which somehow muffled my exc
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Auden Dar
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
6 steamy stars!

Full review to come.
I'm still fanning myself.
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
Yeah fine, it was hot but everything else was pretty meh. Really started disliking Aubrey when she started screwing people over on all fronts.
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.75 Fly With Me Stars

Welp, this book had me conflicted, and won’t be for everyone...not going to sugar coat it! I had the hardest time coming up with a rating! This is my first ever dose of Lucia Franco’s words, and assuredly it won’t be my last! I went into this story completely blind, not having read anything on it. This seductive, forbidden tale was intense, and as steamy as they get! It was very well written, with prose on point, and intriguing —in a train wreck sort of way.

“Every day whe
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lucia is such an exceptional writer! The stories she weaves blow me away. She always wow’s me with every page! Unfortunately I wasn’t a huge fan of hush hush! I feel so guilty for saying that because Lucia worked so hard on this story.( she puts her heart and soul in her writing) I like the idea of the story because of the age gap (big fan of those) but I wasn’t a fan of the h so much...I always try to relate to them and I couldn’t with her. I didn’t understand her actions or decisions. I felt l ...more
Lily Rose
Mar 01, 2019 marked it as to-read
This author is gonna kill me with all this excitement she's making me feel. And since I know how great her stories are, how they captivate me... HUSH, HUSH is gonna be another hit and another wonderful high. Can't wait!!! 😍😍😍
K.S. Rochell
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lucia Franco has done it again with... This all consuming and tantalizing Read will leave you not only aching but burning for more..."

This poignant and soul-searching panty-soaking book will own one writes age-gapes like Lucia she is Queen!!

This masterful, compelling story will have you furiously flipping page after page... Hush Hush is a riveting, captivating read with a pulsating plot.

Look no further.....Meet your new addiction. A Wickedly-decadent, story that will leave you speechl
Q.B. Tyler
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seductive. Tantalizing. Brilliant. Undeniably Sexy. Gritty.

There are so many more words that I could use to describe this book. As usual, Lucia Franco makes you fall in love with her words as she builds up this delicious sexual tension that cracks and sizzles. This book has some of the steamiest scenes I've ever read and while not much shocks me at this point, I can remember one part in particular where even I was SHOOK.

One aspect I definitely want to call attention to is the dynamic between A
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Lucia Franco resides in sunny South Florida with her husband, two boys, and two adorable dogs that follow her everywhere. She was a competitive athlete for over ten years – a gymnast and cheerleader – which heavily inspired the Off Balance series.

Her novel Hush, Hush was a finalist in the 2019 Stiletto Contest hosted by Contemporary Romance Writers, a chapter of Romance Writers of America. Her n

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