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Dirty Secret

(Slayers Hockey #1)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  1,431 ratings  ·  220 reviews
In my defense, I didn’t know she was his sister…
A sexy hockey romance 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. A
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 kee
Giorgia ~ Reads
3.5 ⭐️

Not the most original and gripping story there is but it was exactly what I needed after a very angsty read.

I loved the hero and his willingness to forgo any pride or preconceived idea in order to make sure he gets the girl.

The story was very simple but it was entertaining and it provided a reprieve from the heavier stuff I was reading.
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 months ago
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-tho
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
Dora Koutsoukou
Apr 02, 2020 rated it liked it
3,5 ❤️🏒 ❤️🌟s❣️

A good hockey romance story.
Natalie and Vaughn were very likeable and engaging characters. They shared an amazing passion and connection.
Well paced, dual pov, very abrupt ending.
It was a quick and heartwarming read.
Ambriehl Khalil
I love hockey and I hate her brother with a passion. I’d like to kick him with skates on.
Aug 17, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
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
Leticia (jerseygirl)
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So, not the first book by Mira I've read. Not by a long shot. But this one is going to leave a mark.
Vaughn and Natalie start something that was meant to (but should it, really?) have an expiration date. They both have their reasons. But life happens while we're busy making plans.
It's a story about a guy that's rough around the edges, but sweet where it counts. And a girl who's in over her head and doesn't see it coming, doesn't see him coming. And something that is "more right than firing a puck
Tanja OMGReads
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 bo
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.

Oct 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Well written but It’s quit dragging for me to read the first 40% of the book , too much hockey details , too many players name , I can’t get their changing rooms joke
Well anyhow finally halfway before finish the story getting better

I missed an epilogue though as a true believer of HEA
Izzy ♡ boom, boom, fucking boom
Oh, these two are just so SWEEEEEET! This was a book I needed. It's light, cute and with little drama.

Allie and Vaughn shared one night in Vancouver eight months ago, but the more you read the more you realise they shared more than a physical attraction. Although these two do have friends, I felt like they were each missing that someone who they could lean on no matter what, someone who really understood them, and I believe they found that in each other. They're a couple who feel like best frien
Aug 02, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
🎁 FREE on Amazon & on iBooks today (8/2/2020)! 🎁 ...more
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 rom-coms.

DIRTY SECRET: A Slayers Hockey Novel
Available everywhere Oct 19th

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Take care?
No fucking way that just happened.
But yeah, I’m standing on the st
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 sees beyond
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Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own.

This is a book that absolutely grabs your attention and doesn't let you go. I was so hooked on this book from the very start. I couldn't get enough.

The characters in this book are very relatable and I enjoyed getting to know them. The characters weren't necessarily complex but there was enough background so that they had some nice growth in the story. I really like all of th
Reading with 2 book lovers
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a fantastic story. I highly enjoyed this story
Spoiler Whore-Momoa
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, mira-lyn-kelly
A friend recommended this story and I'm so glad she did! New to me author and I know she will automatically be on my to buy list. The story is well written and it flowed easily. Nothing too dramatic and I absolutely loved the characters. Steamy, sexy and funny, this story is a hit and so looking forward to more of this series.

The story gave me all the feels.
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
My first Mira Lyn Kelly book and definitely not my last.
Awesome sports romance book
You can feel the love between the characters and the cover is 🔥
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Sars

Absolutely LOVED this story and this couple:) Looking forward to the rest of the series! Vaughn and Allie aka Natalie were soooooo hot and sexy and sweet and ya, they rocked!!!!
Sep 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: we-like-sports, meh
Nothing special but good enough to read to cleanse your palette.
Bec (booktineus)
Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, ebook-own, read-2020
Got this as a freebie. Really nice, easy light read
Mindy Reader
Aug 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: sports-romance
Sweet heroine, hot alpha but.....

I’m not a big fan of the family or friends of the heroine. The brother seemed like a selfish a**hole and the friends were just bitter besties. I for once want to read about friends that support the heroine and just help catch her if she stumbles. The hero was a hot grump alpha who had a soft spot for the heroine. He made a lot of sacrifices for her that I’m not sure were really the best decision. I mean she gets to be close to her family and community activities
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 even though t
Aug 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This was just ok, didn't really capture my attention 😕 I think the characters were all a little flat, I would have really loved more back story or even some side plots because after a while the main story got stale. The ending was ok, but I didn't think the climax was that intense. I kinda got the sense from the very first chapter that I was missing some of the story, and that feeling never left. I really wish more of these characters had been explored, even how they first met was pretty much gl ...more
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
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