REVIEW: Hush, Hush by Lucia Franco

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“Welcome to the lifestyle of the rich and shameless.”

Back of the book blurb:


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 that tests both our loyalties.

  I only had to follow the rules, but rules are meant to be broken.

Chase’s thoughts:


Publication Date: August 14, 2019
Pages: 469

Available for Purchase:

My rating:


            When I heard that Lucia was coming out with a new novel outside of the Off Balance series, I was extremely intrigued as to what she would come up with. It’s no shocker that Hush, Hush is provocative, captivating, and so sexy that you might not want to read it in public, if I’m being honest.

“Money can buy a lot of things, but it can’t buy moments, and those are priceless.”

            Hush, Hush follows Manhattan’s elite as they live the life that us normal people could only wish for. Aubrey gets a new job that is frowned upon in society; however, it is quite lucrative and even more than that, it’s addicting. This is especially true when she meets James Riviera, someone who Aubrey wants desperately but knows she shouldn’t.

            I absolutely love the way Lucia Franco sets up a story. It’s always incredible and so detailed and well-written. I never felt as if anything was lacking or I didn’t have enough information, especially when dealing with subjects that aren’t talked about very often. Not only that, but Lucia sets it up in a way that will have you falling deep into the story begging it to never end because you just never want to surface. That’s called magic, y’all!

“Stop fucking boys and get yourself a real man.”

            Now, I don’t think anyone will ever live up to Kova, but James Riviera comes pretty damn close. I love older men, so this was right up my alley. James was commanding, handsome, and so masculine. It’s a lethal combination that hurt so good.

Hush, Hush is so sexy, I was literally fanning myself at some moments. I love that there’s no shame in this novel. It was so entertaining and even humorous at sometimes, which I definitely think was needed and pulled off excellently.

“People think they need money to make them happy, but what people forget is that we create our own happiness.”

            I think the only thing that really threw me off was the dialogue, specifically Aubrey’s. I think I might’ve written it off in the Off Balance series because Adrianna is so young, but sometimes the dialogue was just way too much. There would be some things Aubrey or her best friend would say and I would just sit there and think, “No one would ever talk this way.” It was just kind of jarring, but I was definitely able to get past it. I just wasn’t a huge fan of the dialogue.

            Hush, Hush would look so pretty sitting on your shelves (electronic or otherwise) so make sure to go get it ASAP and meet the new love of your life, James Riviera!

Happy Reading!


Love,
The Wandereader


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