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The Secret Girl

(Adamson All-Boys Academy #1)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  6,762 ratings  ·  727 reviews
Shh, I have a secret.

The sinfully gorgeous members of the Student Council—Church, Ranger, Spencer, Micah and Tobias—can't ever find out.

I already get picked on because my father's the headmaster.

I don't need them to know I’m the only girl, too; I’d rather dress like a boy.

Adamson All-Boys Academy now has its only female student, but I'm not about to be their guinea
Kindle Edition, 420 pages
Published May 24th 2019 by Sarian Royal
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chan ☆
Jul 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2019, the-worst, new-adult
realizing my previous review of this book was inaccurate but i stand by my initial poor feelings toward this book

having a girl dress up as a boy isn't necessarily problematic in and of itself but the way that the other characters react TOWARD the girl dressing up as a boy rubbed me the wrong way. i am not trans so i cannot speak to whether or not the dressing up in this book could be seen as transphobic but it just... didn't sit right at the very least.
Helen 2.0
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Yeah, I loved this book. Yeah, I know it's a bully romance. Yeah, I'm gonna give it five stars anyway.

In defense of both this book and my love for it, The Secret Girl definitely doesn't feel like a bully romance. Charlotte is forced to move away from her friends and boyfriend to start school as the only female student at the Adamson All-Boys Academy. She's really pissed about this move, so she dresses as a boy ("Chuck") to avoid standing out and, more importantly, she makes it her mission to mak
Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
VERDICT: Not perfect, but six million times better than Filthy Rich Boys.

Never let it be said that I'm not willing to give authors second (or tenth) chances... After the nightmare which was her last boarding school/reverse harem/bully series, it definitely took a leap of faith for me to read The Secret Girl. But I'm a total sucker for the crossdressing-girl trope, so here I am. Warning: as usual, there will be slight spoilers. More warnings: I will be making lots of comparisons to FRB, which
Marguerite (M)
Rating: 5 stars

Did you ever regret Haruhi ending up only with Tamaki, with the other hosts twins on the sideline? Your biggest fangirl dream finally came true in the form of this little baby. Ouran High School Host Club meets Wild Child? Hell yes.


The first book of Adamson All-Boys Academy was hilarious; the book was full of cliches from chick-flicks, dramas, manga and owned it well. Charlotte, Chuck, was a refreshing heroine and the guys had some real build up.

The Secret Girl did have scenes of
⋆☆☽ Kriss ☾☆⋆
On January 15th, the author made a post officially announcing the continuation crossover novel for Rich Boys of Burberry Prep and Adamson All Boys Academy. Currently the author is tentatively predicting late March or early April, but doesn't want anyone to presume this is a concrete time frame. She also isn't sure if it'll be a pre-order or live release.

As the author states:
- It's a 50/50 split POV between Marnye and Charlotte
- It will be a requirement for readers to have read both series fully
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DNF @ 38%

In high school, I was the biggest anime nerd ever. There was no way I couldn't read this book, with the many comparisons to Ouran Host Club, Kill Me, Kiss Me, and Hana Yori Dango. I went into THE SECRET GIRL with high expectations, as I had downloaded it as soon as I got Kindle Unlimited. Reading it now, though, I must say that my reaction is one of disappointment.

First, the writing isn't that great. Charlotte is a huge jerk,
★Me Myshelf and I★
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Edit I am upping this from 4 to 5 stars because after just finishing Filthy Rich Boys and giving it a 4 I decided this deserves to be higher rated.
Also I think I’m in love with Spencer.
For real

I surprised myself with how much I floved this bully romance. This was the first time I’ve dipped my toe into this pond. It’s getting bigger and nearly as popular as Academy is right now so how can I not try it to see what the hype is about?

I picked this one not only because I heard it compared to one of
Rebecca ellis
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
How. Dare. You

I swear, to all that is holy and unholy, if that is my sweet Spencer then I am going to hurt someone.

CM Stunich has done it again and completely gotten me obsessed with her books. I dont know if I can read her writing anymore lol.

It pulls me in and then slaps me stupid.

I dont want to give too much away but if I keep writing I will 100% ruin this book for anyone that hasn't read it yet.

This is my FAVORITE C.M. Stunich book yet...and I've read A LOT of her writing.

Just read this
This was good but had potential to be better.

The Secret Girl is kind of like She's the Man but it's an all boys private school that wants to change it's ways and add girls to it. Ya know - like a normal school. Well, I was all in it for this book because the characters seemed interesting. Pricks and assholes - but interesting.

Now in this, you will meet Charlotte but she goes by Chuck at this school. She doesn't want anyone to treat her differently or know that she's actually a girl in disguise
Ella Heart
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ok - Clearing basis first - This book was awsome, well written, able to juggle 5 guys and 1 girl and giving you a chance to relieve your weird otaku face of ouran high school host club. It ticked all my feminine bits without being over the top, and for that I love it!

Now then~

OML, this book send me into a whirlwind with just a simple sentence

.....loved The Royal Trials series by Tate James


Since then I've read 3 incomplete series of reverse harem
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. That ending though!
Dec 12, 2019 rated it liked it
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Lindsey Iler
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What the actual fuck, fuck, fuckity fuck! I can’t! THIS IS WHY I LOVE TO READ! Books like this one that have me up until the wee hours of the night, wishing time to pass so I can dive back in! This is my first book by CM Stunich and let me tell you, I’m officially fan girling over her!
The Secret Girl is my first RH & to say I’m ready to binge everything in the genre is an understatement and I have CM to blame for it! In this book, I found everything I love! All the angst, sexual tension, and so
Bridgette Cauthen
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Oh my God! I can't even form words about how I feel right now. I've never been so stunned at the end of a book before. I thought CM's other book I Was Born Ruined had the craziest cliff hanger ever, but this one takes the cake. I'm not sure I could have gone on with my life if I hadn't seen the blurb for the beginning of the next book online.

I loved this book. Like neglecting my family and sleep to finish it 4 hours later loved it. I'm not sure how CM manages to write so many books that ke
Maike Jensen
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
The plot is laughable at times. Pretty much none of the actions of any of the characters really makes sense. I'm not condoning bullying, but Charlotte is terrible in the beginning, I understand why nobody likes her (him). To be fair though, the author does warn us that she's immature and annoying to start with. The author also uses Charlotte to express her own opinions about a variety of different (political) subjects. Just very strange to read. I might read the second book, just because I'm cur ...more
Feb 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: rh-read
After reading her "Rich boys of Burberry prep" series, naturally, I picked up the first book in her other Bully Romance series. I'm giving it 3 stars just like Filthy Rich Boys but I don't have the same reasons. In The Secret Girl, I felt like the bullying was a bit more lightweight (except for the spiders). It took me a little while to get into the book but I ended up liking it and I really want to see the murder mystery resolved. Also, I have no idea what motives could these people have for tr ...more
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't going to read this book. I was going to wait until the entire series was going to be released before I picked this book up. But I couldn't resist!! I adore this cover and I've been bingeing on all CM Stunich's new releases, I seriously cannot get enough.

This wasn't how I expected it to go. Honestly, Charlotte was a bit much at the beginning. I wouldn't have taken it as far as the boys have but I wouldn't have tried to make friends after she dissed them the first time. Bad first impress
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rh, contemporary
ReRead 2/20 liked this better the second time around! Five stars! ************It’s official. I’ve lost my god damned mind. I’ve switched my rating from 4 to 5 stars and back again... All. Day. Long. Sorry to my GR friends who keep getting the annoying AF updates. I just can’t stop thinking about this book. So I guess I’m gonna have to settle on 5. Or is it 4. No, it’s 5. Definitely 5. Probably. ;p
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I knew it was cliffhanger but have to take one star away because I hate them....hate waiting and forgetting how scared I was....
Sophie Y
May 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
Of course the guys have perfect muscular bodies.
Because which decent 17-year-old teenager from a good rh book doesn't?
May 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
The first time I read this book, I gave it 5 star but now that i read it again, i kinda find it stupid. The secret Girl is about a 16 year old girl Charlotte who is the daughter of Adamson’s all boys academy headmaster. She gets admission to the all boys school but has to disguise as boy and get a new name, and pretend to be headmaster’s ( who is her real father) son. The authorities are considering to integrate girls into the school and Charlotte aka Chuck is their experiment. She enters to the ...more
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books
I read a Reverse-Harem book and I liked it! What's that? It's like a harem, but the woman gets to have all the boys! If you never had this fantasy, then you can skip this book.

I really enjoyed reading it, I felt like I was 16 again in a good way (I'm twice that age now). The protagonist girl goes to an all-boys high school (the dream, am I right girls?). It's like an experiment really. Her father is the headmaster and the school board is thinking about bringing girls as students too. Yes, the s
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-read
I had a hard time getting into this book at first, but I am really glad I stuck with it!

The Secret Girl focuses on Charlotte Carson who moves across the country with her dad for his new job as Headmaster of Adamson All-Boys Academy. Unfortunately for Charlotte, in order to go incognito she must pretend and pass as a boy. Chuck decides she's going to do, keep her head down and bid her time until she can go back to California. The Student Council isn't going to let Chuck's impertinent attitude go
Aug 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reverse-harem
Ahhh I enjoyed this book SO MUCH.

Charlotte, aka Charlie aka Chuck, pretends to be a boy at an all boys academy that her dad is now headmaster at because she doesn’t want to be the only girl. Apparently the school wants to add more girls to the roster and she doesn’t want to be made an example of as the first.

Her issue starts when she acts like a jerk because she’s nervous that other people will find out. The boys of the student council try to make her life hell, but really it’s because she sta
Julia Kai
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book.
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Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2020
Any one remember the movie ‘She’s the Man’.
Picture that with a murder mystery and 5 steamy hot guys 💕😘
Autumn Miller ~ autumnbookreads
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2020
I have no words. I literally have no words for this book. It gripped my heart from the very first page and didn’t let go! I was completely invested in this story and was on the edge of my seat the entire time. That ending shocked me to my core and left me saying, “What the f***?!” like fifty times! I just can’t even express my emotions right now. All I can say is that the hype is real people and totally justified. This book is EVERYTHING!
Ashley Barry
Jun 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: rh
I’m going to start with my complaints with this book and get them out of the way because I kind of…liked…this book? And I want to talk about that, but first I want to address the obvious flaws this book had.

❌ This is a bully book. Out of all of the tropes that exist in the world, this is one of my least favorite. It wasn’t entirely unbelievable in the context of this novel, but it was still unjustifiably cruel at times.

❌ Her father. Was. An. Idiot. I would classify this book as New Adult rather
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
September 2019 Pick-for-Me as chosen by my fellow bully trope loving friend Tessa. And boy, does she know me...

I did enjoy this book, the reverse harem trope is one that is fairly new to me, but this one was on the tamer side for me, so I can dig it. I struggled a little with the pacing of the book...and the mother of all cliffies at the end, but The Secret Girl piqued my interest enough for me to want to pick up book 2 despite it all. 4 stars.
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