Sunday, January 6, 2013
S.E.C.R.E.T. by L. Marie Adeline
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.
Disclosure: I received this book free of charge via Net Galley for the purpose of review.
It will be published on 2/5/13.
My rate & take
This book felt so much more encompassing than what the blurb gives you. It felt like I followed the journey right beside the main character, Cassie Robichaud. And the confidence and empowerment she experienced was contagious....in the best way possible. If only there were secret societies like this to help all the women of the world! The end of the book came very abruptly and I was not expecting it to end as it did - it just about knocked the breath out of me! At first I didn't think I loved the ending, but given a few minutes to think it over I realized it ended exactly as it should have.