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Hush, Hush

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  273 ratings  ·  158 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 to
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
 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 what
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
Miftahul _MsLovesReading_
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
" Got to love New York City. It's the only city in the world that can make dreams come true while eating you alive at the same time.

TITLE- Hush Hush
Author- Lucia Franco
publish date- 14 Aug 2019
genre- romance, age gap
Amazon- Hush, Hush
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A Standalone Novel by Lucia Franco! Aubrey is a normal college going girl, but she is poor to afford luxury and to give a better life to her grandmother. J
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
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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Rhonda Ziglar
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 MUST READ STARS!!! Hush, Hush is a must read and I am SCREAMING it from the rooftop. This is my favorite book of 2019, so far. Oh my goodness....the feels are off the charts, the sexy times are hot and phenomenal and characters engrave themselves on your heart. Lucia Franco has given us the perfect story with fantastic storytelling. Believe me when I say you MUST 1-Click this book, so do it NOW.
Tianna✸loves books✸
Never in this lifetime.

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
Nova  Brantley
Aug 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
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.
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sooo excited can’t wait for this !
bookbabereviews / brianna j.

You. Guys.

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this bad boy and I was SO excited because as soon as this book was announced, I had a feeling I was going to love it. Call it my sixth sense. I WAS NOT WRONG. This book was amazing.

Age gap, forbidden romance, featuring the COOOLEST best friends, lots of steamy sex, a completely unique storyline and plenty of “OH MY GOD NO WAY” moments.

I actually messaged Lucia yelling about needing help, vodka, and a fan. This book was hot and stressful and full
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Hush little baby don't say a word".... this book broke my heart. I actually had a ache in my chest while reading these brilliant words. There is an old saying that Fear and Faith can't live together, well Lies and Love can't either.

This is more then a romance or a love story. This is a life story. It's the story of a little girl who has big losses too early in her life. It's the story of a young woman hungry for more. It's the story of how destructive deceit can become. Hush little girl, Gramm
Auden Dar
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
6 steamy stars!

Full review to come.
I'm still fanning myself.
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hush, Hush is a big departure from Lucia Franco's much loved 'Off Balance' series and I found that I absolutely loved it! Aubrey and Natalie's friendship is the heart and soul of this story. Two carefree college roommates with the world at their feet, Natalie's wild personality balances Aubrey and brings her out of her comfort zone. I loved these two together and I really hope Natalie gets her own story.

Depending on who reads this story Aubrey could be seen as selfish and reckless or misundersto
Jennifer J
Hush, Hush is a story about two best friends living it up in NYC.

Aubrey and Natalie are college roommates, addicted to money and designer clothing, and are having the time of their lives. A pretty clear picture of this life is painted when they go out on the town for Aubrey's 21st birthday.

"It's time to pregame," she says dropping a pill into my hand. "We're celebrating this birthday in true New York City fashion--with a few shots and some Molly."

"I'm gonna need to find a hot rando tonight if
Christina (The MasqueReader)
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OH MY! I don’t even have the right words to convey how absolutely hot as sin James Riviera is! His words, those moves, his body...those tattoos, I can almost hear his voice!

Where do I even start?!!! Hush Hush was absolutely amazing, humorous when I needed it and pushed the envelope of comfort for me continuously! Before I go any further, I have to say...just the fact that my absolute favorite NYC restaurant was mentioned in this book - LOVVVE Carmine’s!!!! I freaking love you for putting that p
Keri Loves Books
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Life is hard. Surviving is even harder. Sometimes we make choices that change us. It changes our moral compass. Lying becomes the norm. Your truth no longer exists. You can’t even remember the girl you used to be. You sold your soul but at what cost?

Nothing that I expected. This story took me on an angst-filled journey. The author will have you questioning everything. Morals flying right out the window. How much is your soul worth? Is there a price you aren’t willing to pay?
Hush, Hush is Pretty Woman on Steroids

Y’all I never know what I’m going to get from a Lucia Franco book, but I know it’s not going to be a short and sweet love story. No this authors does not go there. She writes messy, complicated AF novels that pull you in and makes you not want you to move on! And sometimes in life that’s just what we need. We need to let go of our normal and experience someone else’s crazy.

Financially struggling college student Aubrey Abrams gets a proposition to change he
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 stor
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 steamy stars

Hush hush is so different from what Lucia has written before and it was fun seeing this side of her writing style. As usual her writing is on point. The reason for it not being a 5 star is literally due to a personal preference on what type of characters I love. Aubrey and James were not my ideal couple and I would have maybe warmed up a bit more if I got to experience more depth into their interactions. I would still 100% recommend this book though because I know so many will abs
Megan Lowe
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy. Lord. This book... I don’t think I’ve read a more, unconventional for sure, but truly romantic book in my life. Aubrey and James are made for each other, truly made for each other and I loved them together.
This book had everything. Incredibly hot, like scorching hot, sex scenes, drama, angst, sadness - I dare anyone to tell me this book isn’t a tearjerker as well! I couldn’t get enough of this book and desperately wanted more. I’m also secretly hoping Natalie and her mystery man get a boo
Nikki Pennington
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"My voice is a little shaky because I'm about to sell my soul to the Devil."

Aubrey is a struggling college student living with her best friend Natalie in New York. Aubrey is working two jobs and trying to support herself and her Grammy, who has taken care of her since she was a kid. Natalie has more money than she knows what to do with, and a secret job that pays incredibly well. When she asks Aubrey to join her, she is hesitant at first, but ultimately agrees. Working for Sanctuary Cove has r
Three Chicks
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I loved this book!! Honestly I wasn’t even sure what this book was about. I quickly read the blurb, but as you can see it is little vague. All I knew was that Lucia Franco wrote it and it was a forbidden romance. And if anyone knows how to write a forbidden romance it is her. This book is hot and sexy and forbidden in so many ways. There ae twists that will shock you and moments that will completely test your limits, and your morals. I questioned mine many times while
Alecia ~☆~The Staircase Reader~☆~
Be prepared for the steamy sexy times to rock your socks all the way off! 

I've just recently read my first Lucia Franco book and I've been hooked from the start. So when I read the blurb for Hush Hush, I knew right away that I needed to get my hands on this bad boy! She did not disappoint on the taboo front. Lucia Franco brought a new spark to romance with Aubrey's sexy forbidden romance.

About Hush Hush!

Aubrey is sick of working two dead end jobs in order to put herself through college and take
Denise ♡ Dreamyreads
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Seductive. Gritty. Steamy. Unputtdownable. Undeniably Sexy. Sexual Tension. Sizzling HOT chemistry. Brilliant. Beautiful. Everything you could want and more!

Hush Hush by Lucia Franco left me completely breathless! Go into this book completely blind because when you read the blurb, there is so much more to this story, trust me! You won’t regret picking up this book because it is one of those books you will not be able to put down the minute you pick it up!

Franco weaves a forb
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever swooned so hard, you didn't know what to do with yourself? No? Just me? 🙈😂

Hush, Hush made me swoon like a teenager meeting her celebrity crush and I’m not even the least bit sorry. When you meet the alpha hero in Hush, Hush you’ll understand why. 😉

Hush, Hush took me by surprise in the best way. I laughed A LOT (Thanks Aubrey and Natalie for the good laughs), I smiled like a fool more times than I can count, I ugly cried so hard I gave Kim Kardashian a run for her money, and I ultim
Jessica Roessler
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I swear, Lucia is SUCH a queen. I seriously cannot help but fall in love with everything that this beautiful woman writes!

Lucia isn't afraid to pull a reader out of their comfort zone, and that's exactly what it felt like when I had first started reading Hush, Hush. To be honest, prior to starting reading, I was a little bit skeptical as to whether I would enjoy this story or not. Had I now known what an incredible author Lucia is, I may not have given this book the chance that it deserved. I no
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A competitive athlete for over ten years, Lucia Franco currently resides in sunny South Florida with her husband and two boys. Paranormal romance was her first love, but she has a soft spot in her heart for small-town and reunion romance stories.

When Lucia is not hard at work on her next novel, you can find her relaxing with her toes in the sand at a nearby beach.

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