S.E.C.R.E.T. Shared and S.E.C.R.E.T. Revealed by L. Marie Adeline-Reviews and Giveaway
By L. Marie Adeline
Genre: adult, erotic, romance,contemporary
Release Date: May 5, 2014
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The only thing that Cassie Robichaud has ever really wanted is Will Foret, the love of her life. But when Will discovers that Cassie is part of S.E.C.R.E.T., an underground group devoted to helping women experience their deepest sexual fantasies, Will breaks it off.
Heartbroken, Cassie dries her tears and devotes herself to helping the latest S.E.C.R.E.T. recruit, Solange Faraday. Cassie also reignites her relationship with sexy bad-boy Jesse, even if he can never love her as deeply as Will did.
Meanwhile, beautiful, brilliant Solange, a local news anchor and divorced mom, has a great career but a wilting love life. She rekindles long-lost passions, going deeper and hotter than any other S.E.C.R.E.T. candidate before her. Will she find what her heart most desires? And when Will realizes he’s made a tragic mistake, will Cassie be able to forgive him? In the end, as both women blossom as sexual beings, they also discover that ecstasy and true love are closer than they ever imagined.
SECRET Revealed is the explosive, sensual and sexually-charged finale to the bestselling S.E.C.R.E.T. trilogy.
REVIEW: S.E.C.R.E.T. REVEALED is the third and final instalment in L. Marie Adeline’s contemporary, adult, erotic SECRET series focusing on a discrete organization for women. As I have said in my previous reviews-S.E.C.R.E.T. is an acronym Safe, Erotic, Compelling, Romantic, Ecstatic and Transformative. The club is run by women for women who want to experience their sexual fantasies without fear of retribution or intimidation. Each step requires their acceptance and the sexual fantasy must be played out to its end. And for each successful conclusion, the women are ‘awarded’ a gold charm symbolizing another step in their sexual transformation and liberation. The series must be read in order.
This is Cassie Robichaud’s continuing story and news woman Solange Faraday’s S.E.C.R.E.T. adventure. At the end of book two S.E.C.R.E.T. SHARED Cassie’s connection to S.E.C.R.E.T was revealed leaving a blind-sided Will furious and heartbroken. With their business partnership in jeopardy, Cassie and Will must make a decision as it pertains to the future of the restaurant and what it means to everyone involved. Solange is a well respected news woman who unknowingly stumbles onto S.E.C.R.E.T.S. troubles and is offered a chance to make all of her sexual fantasies come true.
S.E.C.R.E.T. REVEALED is a storyline told from two distinct first person POVs (Cassie and Solange). The reader is pulled into a story where two woman have lost and loved and lost again. This is their story-about moving on with no regrets-but also a story about finding the one person to share your hopes, your dreams, your heart and your soul. Where S.E.C.R.E.T. allows women to experience their sexual fantasies it will also push two woman in the direction of love and a happily ever after.
L. Marie Adeline has written a compelling and controversial series about empowerment and realization but it also shows that the heart can be broken. There is always a fine line between love and lust and, protecting the heart becomes more difficult with every encounter. S.E.C.R.E.T. and the series shows that keeping love out of the equation is virtually impossible when the heart knows what it wants.
The liberation of these women is intense, wondrous, seductive and provocative and, the men are not without emotions. This is a series about women’s sexual fantasies but the men involved are not mere robots and uninvolved. This is a story about gaining sexual freedom and finding love along the way. For the women of S.E.C.R.E.T. it is all about letting go and finding oneself but it is also about opening up and giving the world a chance.
Copy supplied by the publisher.
Reviewed by Sandy
by L. Marie Adeline
Genre: adult, erotic,romance,contemporary
Release Date: October 15,2013
ABOUT THE BOOK:
“I, Cassie Robichaud, solemnly swear to serve S.E.C.R.E.T. to the best of my abilities. I will do what is necessary, what is right and what is within my power to assist in the execution of sexual fantasies for our participant(s)…”
And so begins S.E.C.R.E.T. II, which opens with Cassie’s initiation into this mysterious organization, one that helps women experience their most potent sexual fantasies. Cassie spends the next year as a “S.E.C.R.E.T. member-at-large,” not quite a guide, she’ll assist Committee members (including two new ones, Kit DeMarco and Angela Rejean) in recruiting men and helping to execute a new inductee’s fantasies.
After a false start with the first potential inductee, Cassie makes the acquaintance of Dauphine Gray, a 31-year old who works at the Funky Monkey vintage clothing store on Magazine Street in New Orleans. Geeky, gawky and easily distracted, Dauphine has no idea how attractive she really is because her face is forever in a book. Reading is her passion, music is her pleasure, and Dauphine’s all but given up on sex, especially after a painful rejection that still haunts her. Then Cassie and the women from S.E.C.R.E.T. show her it’s possible to reignite that flame.
Meanwhile, Cassie must work through her resentment over losing Will to Tracina and their future baby. But when paternity questions surface, Tracina threatens to expose Cassie’s S.E.C.R.E.T. membership to the one man both women love. Will Tracina expose Cassie to Will, and if she does, what will he make of his secret love’s S.E.C.R.E.T. life?
REVIEW: S.E.C.R.E.T. SHARED is the second instalment in L. Marie Adeline’s SECRET series focusing on the SECRET ladies organization that aids women in their bid for sexual awareness. S.E.C.R.E.T. is an acronym Safe, Erotic, Compelling, Romantic, Ecstatic and Transformative. The club is run by women for women who want to experience their sexual fantasies without fear of retribution or intimidation. Each step requires their acceptance and the sexual fantasy must be played out to its end. And for each successful conclusion, the women are ‘awarded’ a gold charm symbolizing another step in their sexual transformation and liberation.This is Cassie Robichaud’s continuing story and we are introduced to Dauphine Gray-a new recruit.
At the end of book one, Cassie was at a crossroads in her life after completing all of the steps to S.E.C.R.E.T’s sexual fulfillment. Having fallen in love with Will (her boss), Cassie chose love but discovered that Will and his former girlfriend were expecting and Cassie’s hard fought battle with sexual self-awareness found her back with the S.E.C.R.E.T. organization as a guide and mentor. Enter Dauphine Gray-another woman whose sexual self-esteem had been destroyed by a former love and the woman Cassie will help guide through her sexual fantasies.
Written from alternating first person POVs-Cassie and Dauphine-the reader is pulled into Dauphine’s introduction to S.E.C.R.E.T and Cassie’s journey back into the world of dating and sex. Dauphine is a woman quick to accept everything S.E.C.R.E.T has to offer but an auction to raise money will find Dauphine face to face with a man not on the S.E.C.R.E.T. journey. Billionaire Pierre Castille is a former fantasy male that will place Dauphine, Cassie and the organization on the brink of bankruptcy and public reveal. His need for Cassie and her subsequent rejection may force S.E.C.R.E.T. and the women-out into the open-and in Cassie’s case will destroy her chance at love.
S.E.C.R.E.T. SHARED is a novel with two intersecting and connected storylines where two women will fall in love but only one gets her happily ever after. The secondary characters add spice and sensuality to a storyline where the women never know what will happen next but are assured their safety and fulfillment. Women are empowered by their sexuality but it is never about power-it is about awakening the spirit, the mind and the body to endless possibilities.
Copy supplied by the publisher.
Reviewed by Sandy
L. Marie Adeline is the pseudonym for the best-selling author, TV producer and Torontonian Lisa Gabriele, who has written both novels and non-fiction.
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