Recommended Read – S.E.C.R.E.T

Title: S.E.C.R.E.T

Author: L. Marie Adeline

Overview: (taken from www.chapters.indigo.ca) “No judgments. No limits. No shame. Cassie Robichaud’s life is filled with regret and loneliness after the death of her husband. She waits tables at the rundown Café Rose in New Orleans, and every night she heads home to her solitary one-bedroom apartment. But when she discovers a notebook left behind by a mysterious woman at the café, Cassie’s world is forever changed. The notebook’s stunningly explicit confessions shock and fascinate Cassie, and eventually lead her to S∙E∙C∙R∙E∙T, an underground society dedicated to helping women realize their wildest, most intimate sexual fantasies. Cassie soon immerses herself in an electrifying journey through a series of ten rapturous fantasies with gorgeous men who awaken and satisfy her like never before. As she is set free from her inhibitions, she discovers a new confidence that transforms her, giving her the courage to live passionately. Equal parts enticing, liberating and emotionally powerful, S∙E∙C∙R∙E∙T is a world where fantasy becomes reality.”

Thoughts/Comments: First thing I have to mention is how much I dislike this particular cover. I have seen different covers online for this title that are much better, but the actual one I read had the same as the image I posted so that is what I am going by. I find this cover very Juvenile in many ways. I look at it and think it is some cheesy Teen book, not an adult Romance/Erotica book. Covers are so important and I almost did not read this one because of first impressions.

Anyways, now that my little rant about the cover is done… This was a very fast and easy read for me. Was it amazing? well no. It was good but not fantastic. Parts of it I found almost silly and hard to believe, however that may simply be because I am more of a non-fiction reader. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy it and found myself getting wrapped up in the story at times. This book did make me want to be a more confident female. I think that is the Author’s goal, to have the reader relate to Cassie in one way or another and picture themselves growing as she does. Overall, It was a good book. Not my favorite, but far from my least.

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