Tuesday, February 19, 2013

TLC Book Tours Book Review: S.E.C.R.E.T.

Author: L. Marie Adeline
Title: S.E.C.R.E.T.
Publisher: Broadway
Publish Date: Feb 5, 2013
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: TLC Book Tours & the publisher
Book Blurb: 
Cassie Robichaud’s life has been filled with regret and loneliness since 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.

Review: You might want to classify this book as erotica, but it is so much more than that. Cassie is a woman whose senses have been dulled by a bad marriage. She's been widowed for several years and hasn't had sex in much longer.

She's sexually dormant.

Then she meets Pauline and Matilda and enters into the world of S.E.C.R.E.T. It is an organization that helps women awaken their sexuality through a series of steps.

As Cassie goes through each step, living out her wildest sexual fantasies you watch her grow, and become more open and confident. She's more at peace with herself and the world around her. The Cassie you meet at the beginning of the story is very different. She's blah, and she knows it.

This is the kind of book that makes you wish there were such a society. I'm not ashamed to say, I wouldn't mind being part of S.E.C.R.E.T.

Cassie's fantasies weren't anything most women don't fantasize about at some point, and if they don't they've thought about it; sex in public, with a celebrity, being rescued, taken by surprise. Experiencing them through Cassie, can almost make the reader a little jealous. There were several places in this book, where I wished I could step into the pages and take over for Cassie.

So yes, there was a lot of sex in this book, but it was beautifully written and very erotic. The thing that did it for me was the language. L. Marie Adeline didn't feel the need to dirty up a fantastic story by throwing in vulgar language.

Maybe I'm a prude, but language is one of the things that really bugs me about current erotic novels. This one is a "step" above that.

This book is a wonderful indulgence!

Rating: 5 flowers


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

This sounds like a book I'd really enjoy, especially when it comes to the language.

Thanks for being on the tour!

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