Keeping the Secret [NOOK Book]

Overview

Lauren is a beautiful cheerleader, in love with Ebban, a star, high school basketball player. But is it true love if they haven’t made love? Lauren pushes Ebban to consummate their relationship, but he hesitates and won’t tell her why. Meanwhile, Ebban is engaging in behavior he knows he shouldn’t be, and hates himself for it. It’s a terrible secret he keeps from Lauren, and his family and prays they’ll never discover it. But when Sebastian, Lauren’s best friend, is grabbed and brutally beaten, he decides to get ...
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Overview

Lauren is a beautiful cheerleader, in love with Ebban, a star, high school basketball player. But is it true love if they haven’t made love? Lauren pushes Ebban to consummate their relationship, but he hesitates and won’t tell her why. Meanwhile, Ebban is engaging in behavior he knows he shouldn’t be, and hates himself for it. It’s a terrible secret he keeps from Lauren, and his family and prays they’ll never discover it. But when Sebastian, Lauren’s best friend, is grabbed and brutally beaten, he decides to get revenge by digging up dirt and blackmailing the boys who assaulted him. Unfortunately, those boys happen to be Ebban and his teammates. One by one, Sebastian sets each boy up, and takes him out. Now, the closer Sebastian comes to discovering Ebban’s involvement in the horrific beating, the closer he comes to revealing Ebban’s tortured secret, and telling Lauren. If found out, everything, and everyone Ebban holds dear could be lost.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012376084
  • Publisher: MarcusArts
  • Publication date: 3/30/2011
  • Series: Keeping the Secret , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 197,825
  • File size: 157 KB

Meet the Author

RM Johnson is the national bestselling author of twelve books. He was born and raised in Chicago, Il. Prior to publishing, he received his undergraduate degree in radiologic science, and worked in the medical field as a radiologic technologist and radiation therapist.
In 1999, his first, critically acclaimed novel, The Harris Men was published. Since then he has he has averaged an annual publication over his twelve year career. RM Johnson is also the author of the bestselling Million Dollar series, the non-fiction, relationship book, Why Men Fear Marriage, and the young adult novel, Stacie and Cole.
He is the recipient of the African American Arts Alliance Award for Outstanding Fiction. RM Johnson holds an MFA in creative writing, and teaches creative writing at Atlanta Metropolitan College in Atlanta Georgia.
On June 7, 2011, No One in the World, the novel he co-authored with the late, number one, national bestselling author, E. Lynn Harris.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted April 11, 2011

    Another fine piece from a very fine Author.. I loved it!

    Well RM, you did it again. Keeping the Secret was certainly a page turner. I loved the thought process in the book. Seeing how Sebastin was viewed by so many becuase of his sexual orientation, really heated my spirit. How he was treated by his caretaker, was appalling, his classmates, his very own father, heart my heart. Ibeing a hetrosextual married mother of two sons, having never experiences such dicrimation and hatred, still felt for the boy. I want to hear more about Sebastin' life, now that he is moving on with a loving Aunt and family. I want to see how his life will transpire, he needs to feel love and be loved. Ebban, trying to be his all and all to his parents, his basketball team and to the love of his life Lauren, how will the story spill out, now that the parents have recieved this letter that Sebastin wrote? Will he be able to explain? How will this effect his future? Anyway, don't want to give out to much of the secret, want folks to read it and see how RM exposes his sensitive side. RM, please tell me that you will continue the story at least one more continuing tale.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Good read

    Despite all the grammatical errors, it was a good story. I wonder what the target demographic?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Ok

    Nice

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2014

    Good read

    first I'd like to say kudos to nook I could not find this book anywhere but I found it on nook. I enjoyed the book I thought it was very well written little surprising that it was about young people but I enjoyed it .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Good book

    Good book....read it in a few days.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    The book, Keeping the Secret by RM Johnson, focuses on teen homo

    The book, Keeping the Secret by RM Johnson, focuses on teen homosexuality, gay pride and homophobia. The story is well developed, supportive, interesting, entertaining and flows well! The end will leave you on a cliff-hanger and eager for book two. The author has done a fabulous job with this excellent read. I highly recommended this book. It is five stars all the way!!! Hooray (again) for author one of my favorite author’s RM Johnson!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Not a great book but not a horrible one either. My biggest issue

    Not a great book but not a horrible one either. My biggest issue was the simplicity and predictability of the story. The author has certainly written better and to a higher targeted audience. Not sure if this was targeted to teens or young adults but its definitely a story for that demographic. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2012

    Excellent

    A definite cliff hanger at the end. Loved it.

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  • Posted May 9, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    5 starrz

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Kitty

    What book is that?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    A must read

    wonderfully written, had to plug in my nook to keep reading!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    Easy Read

    Once you pick it up, it is hard to put down. Was rushing to get to the second book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Disappointed

    Dont waste your money/time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Loved it

    Good story! A little shocked it was abt high school kids. However, i was plesantly surprised and enjoyef the read! Highly recommend :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Ew.

    The ending really shocked me. Plus, half the book was spelled wrong.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    WOW

    As always I enjoy reading your books ,this book had me not wanting to put it down. Keep up the good job .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Interesting Story Telling

    This book is actually really good. The cover drew me in, but the story kept my attention. Great job.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    Very Good

    I really enjoyed this book......after reading his colloboration with Mr. E.Lynn Harris, it had we wanting to read more.....I considered it a good read....highly recommend.....can't get enough....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2011

    I was okay

    it was a little predictable but still a good read. Very nicely written and would say read it, for entertainment when you have free time

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  • Posted September 16, 2011

    Ok!!!!!

    IT WAS POORLY WRITTEN. LOTS OF TYPOS, AND THE STORY LINE WAS NOT EXECUTED WELL. FRANKLY SHOULD HAVE KEPT MY MONEY AND LENT IT FROM A FRIEND!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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