After the Fifty Shades phenomena, I hesitated picking up another erotica book, mostly because I wanted to stick with what I know and because I tend not to read “romance” novels, I opted to stay away from the genre for a little bit. Then I received an email saying that I had to read a new erotica book called S.E.C.R.E.T, written by L. Marie Adeline. After hearing countless colleagues talking about it, I printed off the manuscript and brought it home to read. When I started reading it, I quickly discovered that this novel is about women understanding other women, but more importantly, it’s about regaining one’s sexual self and owning it!
For those of you that read Fifty Shades, you’ll know that this premise is an entirely different approach, because unlike Anastasia Steele, Cassie Robichaud is not in need of finding a man to dominate her, she’s in need of some self worth! And the way to discovering that self worth is finding her inner sex god. Please note that I never thought that I’d ever write “inner sex god” on my blog, but there it is, so yeah…
To quote from the S.E.C.R.E.T Website:
Cassie Robichaud’s life is filled with regret and loneliness after 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.
This is one book that’s going to have you hot and heavy, in the best way possible. Take it from me, you’re going to want to read this book, you’re going to want to call up your friends and say “can you believe she accepted that step”. There are so many things I want to share with you regarding the steps, but if I did that, I would be robbing you of an adventure that is so worth taking on your own.
Don’t let this novel slip through the cracks, because it’s a different kind of erotica. I think it’s important that people like L. Marie Adeline (the author is using a pseudonym) have come along and taken what has become a popular (but not always well written) genre and flipped it on its head. Her writing is powerful and gripping and she’ll have you on the edge of your seat as soon as you find out Cassie is willing to take the S.E.C.R.E.T plunge!
If you’re willing to take the step, head on over to the S.E.C.R.E.T website, where you can read Step 1 and Step 2 of Cassie’s journey! And remember as the subtitle suggests,
NO JUDGEMENT. NO SHAME. NO REGRETS.
It’s safe to say that you won’t have any regrets after you pick up this steamy novel!