Tuesday, 26 November 2013

S.E.C.R.E.T. Review

S.E.C.R.E.T. (Secret, #1)S.E.C.R.E.T. by L. Marie Adeline

Book Synopsis

Cassie Robichaud’s life is filled with regret and loneliness after the sudden 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.

Shona's review 4 of 5 stars

I read this book in one sitting. Start to finish, one sitting. I didn't get up for anything until this book was done.
I actually thought the book was more or less going to be Cassie reading the diary she had found and find 'herself sexually' by living vicariously through the diary. So I was really surprised and happy when actually Cassie got to find out about S.E.C.R.E.T. all by herself.

I had hoped for slightly longer fantasy scenes, they all seemed shorter than they could/should have been, the book would definitely have been much better if they had, but ultimately I was still able to enjoy it. I did see on Goodreads that this was the first book in the Secret series and about half way  through I 'saw' the HEA coming and I groaned because honestly I didn't know if i'd want to read someone else's journey into Secret in the same way we had with Cassie... but then things happened and I have to say I was happier with this hiccup in Cassies path and I'm now keen to find out what happens next.

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