4 Secret Stars
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
SECRET by L. Marie Adeline was a bit of a surprise to me. While I knew the basis of the book I really couldn't tell how the author was going to pull off the story and I was pleasantly surprised! The idea of the book is that their is a SECRET Society of women who set out to help other women regain their self esteem through exploring their sexuality....I know...sounds good, right? Enter Cassie, a women in her 30's who is a widow and is just working to try and get by. Her ex was a dead beat asshole who never attempted to satisfy her sexually so when he dies she just seems to give up on sex all together.
The book was good, the erotic scenes were pretty steamy but I wouldn't call this Erotica. It is more Erotic Romance. I really enjoyed watching Cassie take her ten steps and then finally see what her decision was at the end of the book. I have seen many low reviews of this book and I can't quite figure out why. I think it really is one of those books that you need to take a step from reality when reading. Is there a chance that a group like SECRET really exists....probably not. would it be really cool if there was....absolutely! But this book was a great escape for me and I couldn't put it down...I just had to know if she would "accept the step"
And while the book did end in a rather large cliffhanger I was excited to continue the story with SECRETS Shared which is also out!
I recommend this book to anyone who loves erotic romance and has an open mind.