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Dirty Secret

(Slayers Hockey #1)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  211 ratings  ·  98 reviews
In my defense, I didn’t know she was his sister…
A sexy hockey standalone from USA TODAY bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly

This team hates me. Something about my chronic case of resting prick face and that thing with the captain when the season started. My fist, his jaw. Yeah, we go back and not in a good way.

Coach says no more “confrontational BS” or I don’t play at all. And tha
Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Published October 19th 2019
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Claire Robinson
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - "If we only get one night... I want to spend it inside you." Stars!

Back in the day, when I had 20/20 vision and laughed in the face of a good night’s sleep, I’d have pulled an all-nighter to finish Dirty Secret. Alas, I now need glasses, and my body literally shuts down now when sleep beckons, so it just wasn’t to be on this occasion. That said, this is hands down the best book I have read by this author so far, and if I could have done, I’d have stayed up all the hours to finish it.

I keep asking myself what it isit.
Lori R.
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am so in love with this story!
It hooked me from the start and didn’t let go. I fell hard for a moody, trouble-making hockey player named Vaughn.

*sigh* grumpy and scowly and antisocial...and caring and big-hearted and sexy AF. unknowingly beautiful inside and out. So trusting and sweet, refusing to cause problems for anyone.

Seeing her and not being able to have her, touch her, or talk to her is pure torture for Vaughn.

Ever since that one night in Vancouver mont
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my first Mira Lyn Kelly book and not my last. I love hockey and combined with amazing characters, romance and the want and heat...Le sigh

Kelly packed in the emotions and I felt all the feels... the tears were real experiencing this journey of Vaughn and Natalie. In life, you work hard and want to accomplish all your goals and dreams and bring #1. But sometimes putting someone first is more important than ego and I loved watching Vaughn realize this and realize sometimes things are more
Jessica Alcazar
Damn ... she’s done it again!

You guys, seriously, if you haven’t read Mira’s work before, I implore you to do so immediately. She writes the best sexy, feel-good romances!! #TRUST She continues to impress me with every book she writes. I really enjoyed the little sister trope with a twist in this story.

Here’s the gist: Allie has been crushing on Vaughn for like ever! Vaughn is Allie’s brother’s number one enemy. Enemy since like forever! Allie grabs the opportunity for a one-night sex-a-thon with Vaug
Heather Nobbs
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved Vaughn and Natalie from the minute I started the book. I don’t think I set the book down once I started reading. From the moment Vaughn saw “Allie” at the local bar after she ghosted on him 8 months earlier, and couldn’t stop thinking of her, he thought he might get some answers from her. What he found out was that Allie was really Natalie and his hockey teammate’s little sister, so yeah totally and completely off limits. Especially since he is pretty much in a rivalry with said teammate ...more
Tanja Kezmic
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: omgreads
I have one word for you and that is SWOON!! My God I think I found my book-husband. Vaughn has taken my heart and I do not need it back.

The chemistry these two had was sizzling hot and the banter was funny. You could feel all the pent-up desire and want they felt for each other. It was making me crazy to see how much she valided her brothers opinion when all Vaughn has shown her how much see means to him.

As the start to a new series I'm blown away and can't wait to read the next book and see more HEA happeni
This book gave me all the feels! From steamy heat to ripping my heart out to shoving it back in my chest warm and fuzzy - it did it all!
Natalie has had a crush on her brother's biggest hockey rival, Vaughn Vassar, since she was a teenager. When she finally had a chance to act on it one night, she does. But she gave Vaughn a fake name and snuck out leaving a note that she's not into hockey players. He had no idea who she was, least of all Greg Baxter's little sister. When Vaughn is traded to Gre
Heather andrews
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Vaughn is a passionate man, “Not sorry,” I growl. And then we’re kissing again, harder, hotter..." Vaughn doesn't need to be told things twice, until he moves, "if that’s what I want? She has to ask? I’m off the chair in a heartbeat and then Natalie’s back on her bed with me following her down. “Baby, I’m going to show you what I want…” I liked this book, I loved Vaughn.

Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
Dirty Secret is the first book in the Slayers Hockey series by the new-to-me Author, Mira Lyn Kelly. I am so happy that she reached out and asked me to review her book. I try to read books by authors I haven’t read before and I am so glad I took a chance of her was damn amazing!! It hit all the right spots!

Vaughn needs to keep his head down and his hockey stick to the ice. He can’t afford to fuck up the season with the Slayers, a team he didn’t even want to be on. It was just a ste
Diane Lynch
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mira Lyn Kelly hits it in the net with Dirty Secret (Slayers Hockey #1). NHL player Vaughn Vassar is traded to the same team as his as his arch rival, Greg Baxter (Dirty Player, Back To You #2). He is shocked to discover Allie, the girl of his dreams that he met in Vancouver eight months ago, is Greg's little sister, Natalie Baxter. This contemporary sports romance us suitable for adult readers.

I adored this story. Allie and Vaughn have great chemistry. The two get each other. Allie
Mira Lyn Kelly
Sep 27, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)

The puck drops October 19th with Natalie Baxter & Vaughn Vassar in my new Slayers Hockey series of sexy standalone rom-coms.

DIRTY SECRET: A Slayers Hockey Novel
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Take care?
No fucking way that just happened.
But yeah, I’m standing on the street in front of Belfast, the spot Allie previously occupied as empty as my bed the night she skipped out.
I ought to let her go. That’s twice she’s taken off on me. Twice I felt that weird fuckExcerpt:
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Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a fantastic story. I highly enjoyed this story
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Life’s too short to miss out on a fantastic hockey romance and “Dirty Secret” is exactly that. As a huge fan of sports romance books I have just one question: Mira Lyn Kelly where have you been all my hockey loving romance reading life? In this book we meet Vaughn, a sexy as sin hockey playing God with a chip the size of a hockey arena on his shoulder. He’s cranky, snarky and for the most part insufferable except when he’s not. Natalie is a former female hockey player, younger sister of the team ...more
Christi Barth
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I adored this book SO MUCH. The chemistry between Vaughn and Natalie pulled me in from page one. And I was soooo worried - I genuinely didn't know how they'd get to their HEA. But Mira Lyn Kelly is masterful that way #nospoilers. I was blown away by the heat and the heart of this book. I can't wait to read more in this series. So terrific!
Ruthie Taylor
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

As a big hockey romance fan, I was delighted to get a chance to review this first book in a new series - and has so much promise that I have hopes for a long run.

Vaughn has been traded, and wants out asap... but in the meantime he has to keep his head down. So fighting with his captain, and discovering that the one who got away was said captain's sister, is not a great start to his campaign to get traded out again. I love h
World Of Books 65
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy a hockey romance if its well written and this is truly well written!

Meet Natalie baby sister to Greg; Captain of the Slayers Hockey team - she doesn't date hockey players EVER! Due to growing up and always being second best to her brother, her parents never made it to her hockey games, was never their when she got hurt everything was always centred around Greg. However, that didn't stop her from crashing on Gregs arch enemy Vaughan since she was a child and he was 15 e
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Kari Hansen
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Vaughn has been traded to Chicago and all he has to do is have a great season so that he can sign with Oregon which is the place where he really wants to be. Things become a lot more complicated when he and the captain have engaged in a bitter rivalry since they were children and he has just found out the woman he spent one night with and can’t forget is the captain’s sister Natalie.

Ever since Vaughn was traded to her brother’s team she has been trying to keep her distance but that c
Pelusa Rivera
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cover aside (yeah wasn't crazy about it) Vaugh has so won my heart. I really hope you guys have read Dirty Player because you really should, it was really good and those characters have a good amount of time in this one. Huh, I have to reread Hard Crush and then read Dirty bad boy, just so many awesomeness.. Anywho back to this one we had met Natalie who was Greg (Dirty Player) little sister who when in Vancouver has a night to remember with Greg's enemy Vaughn. Vaughn has no clue that Natalie w ...more
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Mira Lyn Kelly hits the mark just about every single time and she blew past the mark with Dirty Secret. This was a super sexy, romantic and sometimes emotional charged story. The chemistry between Allie and Vaughn just burned off the pages and I was rooting for them the whole way. I loved these characters and connected with them immediately. Their story made me want to keep turning those pages. It was well-written, it was fun, and it was sexy!

I loved this story, the couple, the secon
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great story, enjoyed this one, 5 hockey stars for this!
Meet Vaughn, playing here in Chicago hopefully temporarily, till he can get out to the new expansion team where his best friend is playing. He's gotta really wow them so they will pick him up when the season is over. Only one problem he seems to have run into...the girl he know's as Allie, he met one night, the best night of his life, is here, in Chicago, and her name is Natalie, and your not going to believe who her brother is!
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored Vaughn & Allie (aka Natalie)!! Their chemistry was off the charts hot, their banter & the way they interacted was highly enjoyable.

Y'all know I struggled a bit w/ Greg & Julia's story, but I really loved Greg. I was a bit disappointed in his role w/ this story, however. And Natalie did annoy me w/ the SOB (seemingly obligatory breakup). The good thing was it didn't last overly long, the way they came back together was really great, AND Greg redeemed himself to me
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well there just arent really the words to describe how much I loved this book. I could not put it down, from the characters you wish your real to the amazing story line that has you tapping into every emotion possible. Another amazing read by one of my all time favourite authors. Well done mira lyn kelly you've done it yet again. Easy 5⭐ I'd give so much more if I could!
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I knew this book would be good, but it was better than I was expecting. Loved the characters, the secret keeping and the fun bunch of guys. It's always great to see past characters. The ending was great! I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
That cover model is a beast!! A beautiful beast!!

I loved the characters. The story was pretty good.
There was some hockey too, which was very enjoyable.
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh Vaughn, you bad boy who is so much more than everyone sees. Well, everyone except for Allie. She sees you just the way you see her, and this book is all the more perfect because of it! A great start to this new series from one of my favorite authors!
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my first Mira Kelly read but it DEFINITELY will not be my last! I read it in one sitting and loved everything about it. The characters, the story, the locker room smack talk and the family and friends. Vaughn and Natalie are perfect together and I was sad when the book ended!
Shannon Stuckey
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dirty Secret was my first book by Mira Lyn Kelly but it will definitely not be my last. I loved this forbidden teammate/arch rivals little sister romance with a side of hockey. I loved how big burly and grumpy Vaughn was not afraid to show Natalie his soft side. This was such a good book and I highly recommend Dirty Secret.
Kate McMurry
Fabulous hockey romance!

Six months before 29-year-old Vaughn Vassar was, against his will, traded to the Chicago Slayers NHL hockey team, he met a young woman named Allie in Vancouver. He was instantly and massively attracted to her, and he considered himself extremely fortunate when, at her instigation, they spent an extraordinary night together. He’d never experienced anything remotely as intense as he enjoyed with Allie, and he was crushed when he woke the next morning to discover
Jessica (the naptime writer)
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
(I received a complimentary ARC of this book from Give Me Books Promotions, but all opinions provided are my own.)

If you’ve been waiting for a new secret cinnamon roll hero to fall in love with, meet Vaughn Vassar. The possessor of Resting Prick Face and a bad rep, he’s also a Slayers hockey player who does nice things when no one’s watching. Another thing he’s hiding? His huge crush on Allie, the mysterious woman he had a one-night stand with almost a year ago who vanished before he
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Hard core romantic, stress baker, and housekeeper non-extraordinaire, Mira Lyn Kelly is the USA TODAY bestselling author of more than a dozen sizzly love stories with over a million readers worldwide. Growing up in the Chicago area, she earned her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University and met the love of her life while studyi