Recommended Read – Shutter Island

Title: Shutter Island

Author: Dennis Lehane

Overview: (taken from “In the year 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule, come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to investigate an unexplained disappearance. Multiple murderess Rachel Solando is loose somewhere on this barren island, despite having been kept under constant surveillance in a locked, guarded cell. As a killer hurricane bears relentlessly down on the island, hints of radical experimentation and covert government machinations add darker, more sinister shades to an already bizarre case. Because nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is remotely what it seems.”

Thoughts/Comments:This was a very well written book. I could not stop reading it. It sucked me in and I found myself wrapped up in the characters and the plot. Although this is the case with pretty much any book turned into a movie, after reading the book I could not even finish the movie. However, if you have watched the movie and liked it, try reading the book, and if for some crazy reason you have not read nor watched either, pick this book up and start reading it now!



Recommended Read – S.E.C.R.E.T Shared

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

Author: L. Marie Adeline

Overview: (taken from “The hotly anticipated sequel to the erotic sensation S.E.C.R.E.T., where women’s sexual fantasies become reality. Still wounded from a recent heartbreak, Cassie Robichaud throws herself into service with S.E.C.R.E.T., the mysterious organization that changed her life last year by bringing her deepest sexual fantasies to life, one step at a time. Now, it’s Cassie’s turn to guide the group’s newest candidate, Dauphine Mason, recruiting men to execute a new set of fantasies. While it gets Cassie’s mind off Will, the man she truly loves, it also gives her the chance to help watch S.E.C.R.E.T. work its magic on someone new. At thirty-one, Dauphine is the proprietor of a New Orleans vintage clothing store-the kind of buttoned-up career woman who has no idea how attractive she really is. In order to reignite her sexual flame and reawaken her dormant heart, she must leave behind her bitter past. As both Cassie and Dauphine navigate the rocky path between their hearts and their passions, they discover what they truly want in life and in love. SECRET Shared is a liberating, passionate and sexually charged sequel to one of the hottest new series in erotica.”

Thoughts/Comments:  I am assuming anyone who read this or is wanting to read this has already read the first book, S.E.C.R.E.T. With that being said, I will say that I find this cover a little more appropriate than the cover of the first book in this series. I still do not find it overly amazing though. So for this book it is written from two character’s point of view, Cassie who is the main character in the first book, and Dauphine who is a new character. I read this book in less than a week so I had lots of uninterrupted reading. I got into the book and the characters and would say this one is as good if not better than the first book in the series. There were parts that I was almost mad at Cassie for her decisions, ha ha. The last chapter of this book was huge and the last page left me wanting to know what happens next.

Recommended Read – S.E.C.R.E.T

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

Author: L. Marie Adeline

Overview: (taken from “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.