Saturday, 26 October 2013
Secret Shared (Secret #2) by L. Marie Adeline
And so begins S.E.C.R.E.T. II, which opens with Cassie's initiation into this mysterious organization, one that helps women experience their most potent sexual fantasies. Cassie spends the next year as a "S.E.C.R.E.T. member-at-large," not quite a guide, she'll assist Committee members (including two new ones, Kit DeMarco and Angela Rejean) in recruiting men and helping to execute a new inductee's fantasies. After a false start with the first potential inductee, Cassie makes the acquaintance of Dauphine Gray, a 31-year old who works at the Funky Monkey vintage clothing store on Magazine Street in New Orleans. Geeky, gawky and easily distracted, Dauphine has no idea how attractive she really is because her face is forever in a book. Reading is her passion, music is her pleasure, and Dauphine's all but given up on sex, especially after a painful rejection that still haunts her. Then Cassie and the women from S.E.C.R.E.T. show her it's possible to reignite that flame.
Meanwhile, Cassie must work through her resentment over losing Will to Tracina and their future baby. But when paternity questions surface, Tracina threatens to expose Cassie's S.E.C.R.E.T. membership to the one man both women love. Will Tracina expose Cassie to Will, and if she does, what will he make of his secret love's S.E.C.R.E.T. life?
This is the 2nd part to the SECRET story. I found this not as good as S.E.C.R.E.T. as we kept going back and forth with Cassie and Dauphine. Also I wasn't able to completely get into the storyline as the characters wasn't as good as the previous. We don't know much about Dauphine and why she needed the men (how she got from 5-9 charms just for dealing with 1 person). I wasn't keen on Tracina as she was a bit spiteful and stringing Will along wasn't good. What shocked me was the way Will was with Cassie before he knew what she did and afterwards.