S.E.C.R.E.T.



❰Reading❯ ➶ S.E.C.R.E.T. Author L. Marie Adeline – E17streets4all.co.uk ivot Cassie Rochibaud, konobarice koja radi u malome kafi u u New Orleansu, odvija se u jednoli nom i predvidljivom ritmu Nakon suprugove smrti svakodnevica joj se svela na uzaludno ekanje uzbu enja i ivot Cassie Rochibaud, konobarice koja radi u malome kafi u u New Orleansu, odvija se u jednoli nom i predvidljivom ritmu Nakon suprugove smrti svakodnevica joj se svela na uzaludno ekanje uzbu enja izme u odlazaka i dolazaka na posaoKad jedna tajanstvena lijepa ena zaboravi dnevnik u kafi u, Cassie ne mo e odoljeti znati elji i isku enju Listaju i stranice otkriva najintimnije detalje njezina ivota i doznaje za glamurozno tajno dru tvo koje poma e enama da stupe u dodir s najmo nijim dijelom svog bi a i ostvare svoje najdublje skrivene elje Svaka od njih nosi zlatnu narukvicu s privjescima koji simboli no ozna avaju korake prema svepro imaju oj seksualnoj emancipacijiCassie se pridru uje ovome dru tvu i, korak po korak, ostvaruje svoje fantazije koje postaju sve intenzivnije i izazovnije Cassie e od povu ene, srame ljive ene evoluirati u enu razigrane, putene seksualnostiOna je iskoristila svoju priliku za novi po etakHO ETE LI I VI.S.E.C.R.E.T.

L Marie Adeline is the pseudonym for the best selling author Lisa Gabriele, who has written both novels and non fictionSECRET the first installment of an erotic trilogy is published inthan thirty countries It was a bestseller in several countries, including Canada where it was for several weeksSECRET Shared, the second installment, was published October SECRET Revealed, the final in the trilogy is out May .

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader zaboravi dnevnik u kafi u, Cassie ne mo e odoljeti znati elji i isku enju Listaju i stranice otkriva najintimnije detalje njezina ivota i doznaje za glamurozno tajno dru tvo koje poma e enama da stupe u dodir s najmo nijim dijelom svog bi a i ostvare svoje najdublje skrivene elje Svaka od njih nosi zlatnu narukvicu s privjescima koji simboli no ozna avaju korake prema svepro imaju oj seksualnoj emancipacijiCassie se pridru uje ovome dru tvu i, korak po korak, ostvaruje svoje fantazije koje postaju sve intenzivnije i izazovnije Cassie e od povu ene, srame ljive ene evoluirati u enu razigrane, putene seksualnostiOna je iskoristila svoju priliku za novi po etakHO ETE LI I VI."/>
  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • S.E.C.R.E.T.
  • L. Marie Adeline
  • English
  • 02 March 2019
  • 0552169390

10 thoughts on “S.E.C.R.E.T.

  1. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book made me want to do physical harm to my e reader.I m lucky I didn t have it in print because I would crush it and then step on it and then set it on fire OMG One of the most frustrating reads I ve EVER read The story is about Cassie She s 35 and hasn t had sex in 5 years She s not comfortable with herself sexually and doesn t go on dates.She likes her boss, but they are just friends because she said no when he asked her out.She finds a diary in the cafe she works in, a This book made me want to do physical harm to my e reader.I m lucky I didn t have it in print because I would crush it and then step on it and then set it on fire OMG One of the most frustrating reads I ve EVER read The story is about Cassie She s 35 and hasn t had sex in 5 years She s not comfortable with herself sexually and doesn t go on dates.She likes her boss, but they are just friends because she said no when he asked her out.She finds a diary in the cafe she works in, and it s full of sexy confessions and whatnot Turns out that the diary is part of a secret organization.You know what that secret organization is called S.E.C.R.E.T Wow, I mean I m in shock by the ingenuity here Anyway, a woman approaches her and offers to help Cassie get in touch with her sexual side, via S.E.C.R.E.T.Pause for a second and imagine this scenario You go into a room, this SECRET headquarters or whatever, and there are a dozen sexy hot men who tell you We are here to fulfill your every desire and to make you feel sexual again Now imagine this scenario You go into a room, this SECRET headquarters or whatever, and there are a dozen women from 40 80 years old who tell you We are here to fulfill your every desire and to make you feel sexual again Maybe it s just me, but my fantasies are NOT of old women fulfilling them NOT Anyway, there are ten steps in the SECRET thing, and each one is a sexual fantasy Luckily, HOT YOUNG MEN are part of each step.BUT One thing that bothered me the most is the fact that she hasn t had sex in five years, and the ten steps take a whole damn year It s sometimes two weeks, and sometimes six weeks between each fantasy and I m just making it clear that those fantasies are nothing THAT hot, one was getting off in a club, or a sexy massage, or doing a blow job to someone, and so on And she has to go through them for a whole year It takes a whole year for someone to get in touch with her sexuality Seriously THIS HAS HUGE SPOILERS HUGE OK then, later on, she finds she wants to be with her boss, after a whole year she managed to get that into her head, and they hook up He broke it off with his b tch of a girlfriend who cheated on him constantly, and he doesn t even love her or anything They have sex finally , they realise they re right for one another, she s in love and all, only for the ex girlfriend to come and say she s pregnant And of course, Cassie decides to break it off with the boss because she isn t going to come between a man and his child.She goes to SECRET and becomes one of the women in the council.THE END I mean, are we in the middle freaking ages For one, the baby probably isn t his.For two, he doesn t even like his ex, let alone love her For three, like I said, this isn t the middle ages dammit, getting married just because of a baby is really NOT a solution Especially if both persons are adults He can easilly support it if it really is his.But that ending OMG I just wanted to kick her in the head and choke her till she died OMG The woman is beyond stupid and frustrating So thank you, if there ever was a secret group called S.E.C.R.E.T I d NEVER EVER join it, if it means I d have to wait a year just to have sex, and if it made me that f cking stupid like the heroine here ARC courtesy of Transworld via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  2. says:

    Cassie has some self esteem issues The only man who she s ever slept with, her worthless husband, is dead She s a 35 year old waitress who s given up on life and love until a customer drops her diary and Cassie totes reads it And she s shocked The diary is totally naughty town Enter S.E.C.R.E.T., which is like a slutty support group It s basically and 10 step plan for chicks like Cassie to get their grove back Yes, ladies That s right A whole lot of different fantasies, with beaut Cassie has some self esteem issues The only man who she s ever slept with, her worthless husband, is dead She s a 35 year old waitress who s given up on life and love until a customer drops her diary and Cassie totes reads it And she s shocked The diary is totally naughty town Enter S.E.C.R.E.T., which is like a slutty support group It s basically and 10 step plan for chicks like Cassie to get their grove back Yes, ladies That s right A whole lot of different fantasies, with beautiful, willing men.Did I like this book Indeed, I did.There were some sections of the book where I was all And others parts, where I was like Slowly, through the hottest therapy EVER, Cassie starts to come out of her shell My only complaint was the focus on age Yes, I know 35 is not old, but Adeline keeps pressing it to the point I was applying Retinal while reading S.E.C.R.E.T was sort of making me self conscious Still, it was pretty yummy No regrets I d do it read it again

  3. says:

    Color me fairly well shockedI really didn t expect to love this book so much It s not a romance It s erotica But it was really good erotica, with a story that resonated with me MY SYNOPSIS Cassie is a widow in her mid thirties living in post Katrina New Orleans And she feels a bit like the citystruggling to stay afloat after her life seems to have stagnated She s living a blah existencewaiting tables, no real drive to pretty herself up, no real love interests, no sex, just her Color me fairly well shockedI really didn t expect to love this book so much It s not a romance It s erotica But it was really good erotica, with a story that resonated with me MY SYNOPSIS Cassie is a widow in her mid thirties living in post Katrina New Orleans And she feels a bit like the citystruggling to stay afloat after her life seems to have stagnated She s living a blah existencewaiting tables, no real drive to pretty herself up, no real love interests, no sex, just her job, her frumpy clothes and her cat in her little boring apartment She notices a couple who always sit in her section at workthe woman poised and confident, the man gorgeous and smittenand both of them seem not only happy, but content And so Cassie starts to wish forShe knows that this woman she s become isn t who she really wants to be, her life not what she ever imagined But between her emotionally and physically abusive alcoholic husband and her lack of friends, she doesn t have the confidence or drive to change anythinglet alone the know how Until her mystery couple leaves behind a little notebook one dayand Cassie snoops inside, getting a titillating glimpse of this woman s sexy sexcapades And now, Cassie s desires are awakened, but still with no outlet or confidence.Until the secret of S.E.C.R.E.T is revealed, and Cassie is invited to join It is a group of people dedicated to helping other women find themselves through exploring their sexuality There are nine steps to take, nine fantasies to explore, and a year to finish She can back out at any time But with each step she takes, Cassie isandawakened,alive than she s ever beenand feeling sexier than she s ever felt MY THOUGHTS While I say that there is no romance, I suppose I have to also admit that s not entirely true It s not a romance in the accepted sense of the word however, it is romantic It s romantic, it s empowering, it s freeing and it s thought provoking I think women lose so much of themselves living their daily liveswifing, mothering, working, friendingand being everything that is expected of them Most of which are thankless chores with enough love and devotion thrown in to make them worthwhile But we dont spend enough time working on ourselves, on our psyche, on our confidence and self image It is so easy to feel inadequate So while Cassie s situation may not be one that we all find ourselves in, I think most women will relate I certainly did.And yes, there are a lot of sexual partners for Cassie It was a fact that only added to the titillation for me Pure fantasya new man each time Each onegorgeous and lustful than the last However, there wasn t a lot of kink factor Small things, like public sex and random fantasies were the norm Really, this was all about Cassie letting go of her inhibitions and overcoming her own fears Part of that was admitting to her desires and then accepting how desirable she was Liberating herself sexually lead to an emotional liberation as well.If I had to list my complaints, I would say that the cliffhanger killed my high I literally read this from start to finish in one evening I was that engaged But the end left me feeling like someone hit me in the face with a two by four It was just so out of nowhere Thankfully, I didn t realize that this is a trilogy There isto Cassie s story Personally, I m hoping it s the guy on the boat P Love me some tall, dark, and handsome.Copy provided by the publisher via Net Galley

  4. says:

    Initial reaction I need to stop letting books with pretty covers fool me But then again, I was fooled by a lot of things about this book This should ve been something I ended up liking Actually, this is probably a book I would ve liked a lotgiven the elements Self discovery Set in New Orleans Features characters of color in prominent roles Sexy time fantasies with cute guys But instead of Wow all I pretty much got was Ow, ow, ow And that ending THAT ending What on ever lovi Initial reaction I need to stop letting books with pretty covers fool me But then again, I was fooled by a lot of things about this book This should ve been something I ended up liking Actually, this is probably a book I would ve liked a lotgiven the elements Self discovery Set in New Orleans Features characters of color in prominent roles Sexy time fantasies with cute guys But instead of Wow all I pretty much got was Ow, ow, ow And that ending THAT ending What on ever lovin Earth was that Argh.Skip this one Please It s not sexy or a true coming of terms, it s really stupid.Full review I think like quite many people, I saw the advertisements flashing along the sidebars in Goodreads for this book and that somewhat played into my reading of this much sooner than I thought I would ve I had an ARC of it from NetGalley, and from reading the premise I was very excited about this book and hoped it would prove to be a good reading experience I love self discovery stories, and that s probably playing into my interest and previous studies work in the spectrum of personal wellness I may have had background exposure in the measure of physical fitness and wellness when it comes to physical mental dimensions, but my passion interest also lends to other dimensions of wellness including spiritual, emotional, sexual, and between and beyond those lines I think they re all important in the collective umbrella of one s health and well being fulfilled.Not to say that I expected this book to go into any of that measure of detail Nah I just wanted a fun, sexy, exploring read perhaps where the heroine comes into her own and finds her own sense of happiness with either someone she cared about or maybe being put on her way towards beingconfident, sexy and going in her own path in that measure for her life I wouldn t have minded either of those things The blurb of this really has some very cool ideas and promises to it and LOOK at that cover The charm bracelet looks nice with the colors in both the U.S and U.K editions.At the beginning of the book, we meet Cassie, a 35 year old waitress who s lost her ex husband who really wasn t even good to her and made her feel like crud and hasn t had sex in about five years I at least appreciated the way that L Marie Adeline introduced Cassie and her background, because a lot of erotic novels don t really take the time to develop their characters Cassie s pretty much stuck between a rock and a hard place with respect to being comfortable about going out and being in a relationship with someone I don t really blame her for that, and I even forgave some of the things she said initially in her mental filter that I didn t like see eye to eye with She likes her boss Will , but turned him down so now he s going out with another woman She still kind of pines for him, and in general wants some form of a relationship with someone.One day while at work, she comes across a notebook that one of her customers leaves behind Guess what she does She opens it, and accidentally reads some of it s rather explicit sensual details Which turns her into a blushing, harried mess of things and she realizes she needs to return it At this point I realized that I was at least in part reading an erotic novel about a woman reading a part of an erotic account and there were some Inception type vibes going on couldn t help the reference, ha.But here s the thing Cassie lies about how she came across it and has one of her coworkers a part of the measure, but then ends up confessing later to the woman that she lied, found, and read a part of it I never understood why she lied in the first place, even with understanding she was frazzled about reading someone s personal accounts of sexy times I mean, I know I would be, but that s with a different consideration , but to lie about it to that extent Meh.I have other issues with Cassie lying with respect to other parts of this story but I ll get to that later In any case, the owner of the book, as well as a mysterious woman, invites Cassie to be a part of this secret society called you guessed it S.E.C.R.E.T Now I actually had no problem with the secret society in itself or that it was composed of women, who may I add were of various backgrounds there was an Argentine woman, a Indian woman, and there are various other characters of color in this book At first I would ve like to say that s a positive inclusion, especially with this taking place in New Orleans, buuuut there s not much done with them and the fact that they re this secret society that s watched Cassie for a time and supposedly want to fulfill her sexual desires kind of creeped me out Not to mention Cassie s sort of goaded along this whole stretch of things and I don t really feel like she was an active part of making all these decisions I could understand her not having much confidence, but I don t think that changed at any point during the entire narrative of the story ESPECIALLY with the ending.I m not one to judge anyone on the level of their sensual fantasies, but I have to admit that the portrayal here of the different realms that Cassie went through over the course of a year in each of the steps of the S.E.C.R.E.T ideology felt very detached and uninvolved to me The initial questionnaire that Cassie s given by the society was really threadbare, I thought They weren t even fun questions, because you d think for a woman who wants to try new things and explore her sexuality and build her respective confidence, it wouldn t be so mechanical and it felt that way even to me at the jumping point So I had issues with that, but I decided to see where it would go.The fantasies weren t really that much and ended a bit sooner than they began, with some degrees of repetitive elements The guys, who were a mix of different backgrounds, were kind of in and out While I understood that was a part of the process, it made me want to knowabout their involvement and who they were, especially given the time frame that s supposed to measure in this book I actually felt the only scenario that did anything for me was the tattoo guy who said he had a kid, because his personality and klutzy nature was actually kind of cute what little could be seen of it There were activities of a term with each dimension, but they lacked a certain degree of intimacy What made it worse was that Cassie s voice didn t really carry these scenarios that well A lot of telling, not showing, very threadbare presentation.During this time, Cassie lies very much about her involvement with this group, and even lies to herself in measures which for a novel that s about self discovery and coming to terms, I thought that didn t mesh well Ultimately, Cassie realizes that in the course of her journey, she loves a certain guy all along and goes to be with him, only to find out that she can t because of a certain other consideration and then she takes what I thought was a really stupid route in the consideration of this entire narrative.And then it ends, just like that So abrupt, it wasn t sexy, it wasn t even in the measure of any path to confidence or competence or whatever the author was going for It just ended like that.I imagine any person picking up this book wanting Cassie to have a happy ending or a true coming to terms would throw this book at the wall and never want to pick it up again It was really stupid I would admit for my own reading experience, I had problems throughout this entire narrative, but the ending was the last straw My inference would be that the author tried to end it in a way where Cassie was coming into her own sexual liberation or something of that nature, but it wasn t done well It really wasn t conducive to what the promises of this book lent I couldn t have beendisappointed with reading it.If this is a part of a series, it did nothing to make me want to read onward Just confirmed a level of disappointment of this book s promises and what it could ve become from its respective blurb No, this is not emotionally powerful , no this is not liberating or even close to being enticing it s just a really silly novel that I don t want to pick up again.I guess if there s something to be said positively about this read, it made me want to do two things in its aftermath I ve decided the next time I go to a special stationery store or bookstore with specialty journals I m going to buy a special journal with letters I can run my fingers over, have a gold plate with my name on the inside, and use it to explore different personal dimensions of wellness and confidence building questions that I can keep in a daily format, because I like keeping journals and special stationery measures see my review on Megan Hart s Switch as to why.I d recommend giving this book a pass It wasn t good, and the measures behind it aren t even profound or worth writing home about.Overall score 0.5 5Note I received this as an ARC from NetGalley, from the publisher

  5. says:

    enjoyed reading this bookThis is the first book in the S.E.C.R.E.T trilogy I read this book in one day, but the ending was not what I had expected I wasn t sure how things were going to work out and to be honest, I was happy there for a minute and kind of saw it coming, but then things take a turn I really need to know what happens next.

  6. says:

    LOVED the book but the ending WTF I have so many rants and bitches inside me that I just might burst

  7. says:

    This is a Fifty Shades for grownups Except well written And fun And migods it would be cool to have this sort of thing available.Instead of a quivering virgin awaiting the brutal manipulations of an uber controlling damaged man, here we have a sensible 36 year old who has forgotten how to live Yes, she s sexually dead, but she s also dead in the rest of her life, lacking confidence and zest after a destructive marriage.And so the lucky lucky lucky sorry, some envy here lucky gal gets invit This is a Fifty Shades for grownups Except well written And fun And migods it would be cool to have this sort of thing available.Instead of a quivering virgin awaiting the brutal manipulations of an uber controlling damaged man, here we have a sensible 36 year old who has forgotten how to live Yes, she s sexually dead, but she s also dead in the rest of her life, lacking confidence and zest after a destructive marriage.And so the lucky lucky lucky sorry, some envy here lucky gal gets invited to join a secret society that seeks to enliven her again With some of the most wonderfully written sexual fantasies I ve read in a long time.It helps that the book is set in N awlins, post Katrina, a town as damaged as Cassie was, trying to reclaim its life and sexiness I adore New Orleans in stories and it is definitely a place of my secret fantasies.Unlike the rape oriented 50 Shades, the writer here has put the woman in charge of everything, her fantasies created for her according to her requests by a group of women And instead of endless shouting of Holy S by a character as shallow as that phrase, the main character here has adult thoughts, feelings, some sense of normalcy, a desire to find richness in life as versus finding life in richness.I heard about it on the Current on CBC and had to download it read it over two days and it isn t a good thing as I have a date tomorrow and I may well leap on the poor guy like a starving wolf after spending time with Cassie It s our first date I may give him a heart attack.It s cold out.Read it.Get warm

  8. says:

    Review posted at Swept Away By Romance3 StarsCassie Robichaud is thirty five, a widow and currently waiting tables at a rundown caf in New Orleans One particular day at work, Cassie discovers a notebook left behind by a mysterious woman The eye opening contents lead her to S E C R E T, an underground society dedicated to helping women realize their wildest, darkest, and most intimate sexual fantasies The S E C R E T motto No judgment No limits No shame Cassie soon begins a journey towar Review posted at Swept Away By Romance3 StarsCassie Robichaud is thirty five, a widow and currently waiting tables at a rundown caf in New Orleans One particular day at work, Cassie discovers a notebook left behind by a mysterious woman The eye opening contents lead her to S E C R E T, an underground society dedicated to helping women realize their wildest, darkest, and most intimate sexual fantasies The S E C R E T motto No judgment No limits No shame Cassie soon begins a journey toward sexual fulfillment and acceptance, experiencing a variety of.everything.I have to admit, when I first stumbled upon this book, I was fascinated with the idea of this story The idea of secret society or not a group of women making it possible for other women to explore their sexuality, their hidden wants and desires, in managed and safe environments was intriguing to me It was my hope that Cassie would take a very personal and emotional journey as well For these reasons, I was excited to begin reading Plus, I have a love of stories set in and around New Orleans, one of my favorite places.What I found most interesting about this story took place in the very beginning I loved the scenes where Cassie is first introduced to the women, some of them founders, of the society I felt a true sense of sisterhood as they explained the reasons for and behind the founding of the society and their desire to help Cassie find her true self by exploring her sexuality These scenes, to me, had the potential to set up what could have been a somewhat unique series in this genre This was the only reason for my giving it three stars rather than two However, not long past this point, that potential seemed to completely disappear.SECRET ultimately became onestory of sexual encounters interspersed with uninteresting filler I truly do not enjoy being harsh or critical of a book I realize there is an author, a person, who labors over every scene, probably every word But, I was honestly and thoroughly disappointed in this book because there was such potential There was simply no follow through Once the random sexual encounters began, I felt like the story lost all of the qualities that connected me to it early on I lost all connection to and interest in Cassie There was none of the emotional exploration I looked forward to with such anticipation I actually found myself becoming bored by the story the longer I read.In the end, the point I keep making, this is actually a story of unfulfilled potential and expectations For everyone involved I wish this author much luck with her next endeavor Given time and the proper format, I believe she has a story worth telling ARC courtesy of Random House via Edelweiss

  9. says:

    3.5 stars Cassie s character is very lonely She works at caf Rose working as a waitress She does not have many desires, with low self esteem issues Her husband has died 4 years ago and has not had sex for 5 years That is a long ass time She feels she is done with it all Cassie is 35 years old does not have a life outside being a waitress Then one day she finds this journal at the caf that changes her forever She starts to read the journal and it is very open, talks about the sexual a 3.5 stars Cassie s character is very lonely She works at caf Rose working as a waitress She does not have many desires, with low self esteem issues Her husband has died 4 years ago and has not had sex for 5 years That is a long ass time She feels she is done with it all Cassie is 35 years old does not have a life outside being a waitress Then one day she finds this journal at the caf that changes her forever She starts to read the journal and it is very open, talks about the sexual acts this person was going though at the moment So all of this is new for Cassie has she has shut down all the desires she has had and not want to date Anyhow then she finds her self in the situation where she has the choice to join a group called S.E.C.R.E.T This is a 9 step program that takes her on all of her fantasies that she has ever wanted and makes her feel like a woman again I did the strangest thing The strangest thing was done to me I wanted to scream, something happened to me Something is happening to me And I will never be the same again I was not a big fan of Cassie in the beginning She was very boring and not about life or anything But, once she started to open up and embrace her sexual self, I started to warm up to her The fantasies Cassie started to have and actually take place were quite interesting, lovely, and fucking sexy I was quite impressed with her for going through with it all Once Cassie finishes the 9 steps and gets all of the charms for her S.E.C.R.E.T bracelet then she has a choice where she can leave with all the experience she has learned and move on with her life and find love maybe, or she can stay with S.E.C.R.E.T and be apart of it Which I am not going to tell you what she chose Overall I did enjoy this story There was quite a bit of backstory that I did not like and all the history telling which did not work for me But I am looking forward to what is going on nextCopy provided by the publisher for exchanged for an honest review

  10. says:

    This book will be a best seller The character carries you along with her as she grows with the secret society The timid widow who works as a waitress in New Orleans takes the steps to become confident and aware The ending caught be From the middle of the book on I was confident that I knew how it would turn out and in the end I was fooled by the author, yet not disappointed in how it turned out It left me looking forto come from these exciting characters The setting and description k This book will be a best seller The character carries you along with her as she grows with the secret society The timid widow who works as a waitress in New Orleans takes the steps to become confident and aware The ending caught be From the middle of the book on I was confident that I knew how it would turn out and in the end I was fooled by the author, yet not disappointed in how it turned out It left me looking forto come from these exciting characters The setting and description keep the reader into the action and the characterization causes the reader to have compassion for Cassie as well as other characters in the novel Well done

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