REVIEW : Beautiful Secret by Claire Raye


Hollywood is dirty and no one knows that better than Julia Harris. Sitting atop the ever-changing throne, she’s currently Tinseltown’s golden girl. And she’s just signed on to play the biggest role of her life.

Meeting celebrities is par for the course in Aiden Morrissey’s job. As a production assistant he’s met his fair share, but it’s this latest encounter that steals his heart. And he’s not ready for what’s to come.

But fame has a price tag and anonymity no longer exists. Ousted by her co-star, Julia and Aiden’s relationship is thrust into the spotlight long before they’re ready, and what was once a secret is now Hollywood’s biggest tabloid story. 

“This is real, this is just Aiden and Julia, you and me. No movie stars, no Oscars, no bullshit.”

my review

If I could rate this more than 5 stars I would, Beautiful Secret deserves a million stars.

Beautiful Secret provides insight into the not some glamorous life that comes with being under the eye of Hollywood and the downsides to fame. Julia is Hollywood’s current it girl, but that means that her every move is on public display. The good, the bad and the ugly. Aiden is behind the scenes, a production assistant, not use to the fame. Will he be able to handle the pressure of Hollywood to make things work with Julia?

I LOVED this book form the very start. It was easy to fall for the characters from the start and connect with them on a personal level, but also this story is truly beautiful. There is a powerful message in this story. Both Julia and Aiden discover their self-worth throughout this story. It is all about empowerment.

Julie and Aiden are nothing like I expected, it was a breath of fresh air. Julia is down to earth and sometimes forgets about her fame. Aiden is laid back, down to earth. He is sweet and protective. In my mind before starting the book I just pictured him to be the alpha type, but he was far from it and that is what made me love his character so much more.

This isn’t my first book from Claire Raye, it definitely won’t be my last. It had elements I have come to expect with their books, but Beautiful Secret was also different from their other books. It was sweet, romantic and powerful with plenty of heat with an insta love story that will make your heart swoon.

A MUST READ and I can’t wait to see more of these characters and the secondary characters in the next couple of books in this series.

*** ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review***

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