Monday, May 19, 2014

Review | "SECRET Revealed" by L. Marie Adeline

Secret Revealed by L. Marie Adeline
Adult Romance published May 6, 2014

Broadway Books
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Synopsis from Goodreads

SECRET Revealed bares all--the final book in the hot erotic trilogy
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. Can Solange find what her heart most desires? And when Will realizes he's made a tragic mistake, will Cassie be able to forgive him? As both women blossom sexually, they also discover that true love is closer than they ever imagined.

SECRET Revealed is the explosive, sexually-charged finale to the phenomenal S.E.C.R.E.T. trilogy.

My Thoughts...
I enjoyed this book a lot, probably even more than the first book in the series.  This book definitely had all the things that the second book seemed to be missing for me. The first book was a journey of discovery for Cassie while the second one was more about her new in the organization.  It was also about her relationship with Will.  This book is kind of the culmination of both of those books and how Cassie's journey finally comes full circle.

This book picks up right where the other one left off, actually a little before.  We get a scene between Will and Cassie that takes place just before the party where he finds out what she has been doing for the past couple months.  Will is pretty brutal to her that night, but I can totally see how that would look when you have essentially no clue that it's been happening.

I love the growth in Cassie in this book, there are times that I wanted to throttle her.  There were times when I was so frustrated at how she was using Jesse.  I really came to like Will even more in this book, I felt like his character finally became someone worthy of the woman Cassie has become.  I LOVED Solange, she was just a lovely woman and infinitely more likable than Dauphine.  Solange has substance, she is a woman who has a life, she has a child and now she want something just for herself. She was the perfect example of how the SECRET organization helps women learn to take the time to get what they need from relationships.  Her whole story arc was just perfect and the ending was so right for her.

I always liked Jesse, but I wasn't overly thrilled with him in this book.  There were moments that I loved him and then moments when I wanted to knock some sense into him.  He was letting Cassie use him, which annoyed the heck out of me, but then when we find out WHY he is doing it it's even worse.  We finally find out who Jesse is in love with and then the story is over and with NO follow up there.  That was the only thing about the whole story that bothered me.

Overall I was really happy with this book and how the series ended.  I do want Jesse to have his own story though!  This is an adult romance so there are some very, very steamy love scenes so be forewarned if that isn't your thing.

XOXO, Shelly

*Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*

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