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Review: ‘S.E.C.R.E.T’ by L. Marie Adeline

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Review: ‘S.E.C.R.E.T’ by L. Marie Adeline


by L. Marie Adeline
Series: Secret #1
Published by Broadway on February 5, 2013
Genres: Erotica
Pages: 288
Format: ARC
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Život Cassie Rochibaud, konobarice koja radi u malome kafiću u New Orleansu, odvija se u jednoličnom i predvidljivom ritmu. Nakon suprugove smrti svakodnevica joj se svela na uzaludno čekanje uzbuđenja između odlazaka i dolazaka na posao.Kad jedna tajanstvena lijepa žena zaboravi dnevnik u kafiću, Cassie ne može odoljeti znatiželji i iskušenju. Listajući stranice otkriva najintimnije detalje njezina života i doznaje za glamurozno tajno društvo koje pomaže ženama da stupe u dodir s najmoćnijim dijelom svog bića i ostvare svoje najdublje skrivene želje. Svaka od njih nosi zlatnu narukvicu s privjescima koji simbolično označavaju korake prema sveprožimajućoj seksualnoj emancipaciji.
Cassie se pridružuje ovome društvu i, korak po korak, ostvaruje svoje fantazije koje postaju sve intenzivnije i izazovnije. Cassie će od povučene, sramežljive žene evoluirati u ženu razigrane, putene seksualnosti.
Ona je iskoristila svoju priliku za novi početak.

My Review
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“S.E.C.R.E.T” is the first book to L. Marie Adeline’s SECRET novels…and it definitely had some very HOT moments.

It opens up with Cassie Robichaud, who has it rough since she left her home state with her husband to make a life in New Orleans.  Unfortunately, her life is turned upside down the minute her husband changes and suddenly passes away tragically.  The moment her husband dies, she lives a life that is predictable.  She even has her boss at the diner tell her she needs to get out more and experience life.
When she ends up coming across a woman’s personal journal that shares her experiences with men, Cassie starts thinking she is missing out on what life has to offer.  She has only been with one man, her husband, and she has not really done anything for over fives years.
What Cassie does not realize is her life is about to do a 360, the minute she picks up that woman’s journal.
She’s about to find out about the underground society that helps women like Cassie experience life again and have Cassie live the most intimate fantasies that she has always wanted.

This book definitely is about growing as a person sexually, emotionally, and physically.  It shows how a woman like Cassie can become confident in herself and what she can do and believe me there were several scenarios where Cassie definitely had to be confident.  She was tasked to complete nine lessons that would help her complete her journey with S.E.C.R.E.T.  After those were completed, she would be able to follow her own path or become one of the full-time members of the underground society.
She definitely was one lucky woman who got to fulfill her fantasies with nine sexy men.
Oh, boy…was she lucky…and made me think that I could not do some of the stuff she did.

I loved this novel the minute I read the first page, to the middle pages, but once it got to the very end, I was really disappointed.  I did not like the ending.  I actually was in shock on what the ending was for Cassie. I was hoping for something else.  I loved how L. Marie Adeline kept me on the edge of my seat with everything that Cassie went through, but I felt she deserved something better at the end.  She needed it, actually.  I have no idea what the author will do next, especially in the second book.  Will she continue on with Cassie’s story, or someone else’s?  I’m hoping Cassie’s story continues.

If you want a book that teaches you to be confident about your life (especially sexually) and what you can accomplish….because believe me after reading Cassie’s story, you’ll want to have your own list of fantasies made up….then definitely read this book.
If you can handle a book that throws you off at the end, then this book is for you.
I liked this book, but as I stated, the ending ruined it for me.  Will I read the second book…most definitely?
I have nothing against what the author did.  In fact, I give her applause for doing something different.
I really, really, really loved the idea of this secret underground though.  =)  Makes me wonder if secretly there are ones out there.


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