S.E.C.R.E.T. [NOOK Book]

Overview

A hot new erotica series for readers of 50 Shades and Sylvia Day

In S.E.C.R.E.T there are…
No judgments. No limits. No shame.
 
Cassie Robichaud’s life has been filled with regret and loneliness since 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 ...

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Overview

A hot new erotica series for readers of 50 Shades and Sylvia Day

In S.E.C.R.E.T there are…
No judgments. No limits. No shame.
 
Cassie Robichaud’s life has been filled with regret and loneliness since 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. Equal parts enticing, liberating and emotionally powerful, S∙E∙C∙R∙E∙T is a world where fantasy becomes reality.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385346443
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/5/2013
  • Series: S.E.C.R.E.T. Trilogy Series , #1
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 29,218
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

L.M. Adeline is a pseudonym for a bestselling Canadian author and television producer.
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Reading Group Guide

1. What compelled you to read this book?

2. How does the book fit in with modern popular erotica? Have you read other books with a similarly sexual theme? How does this one compare?

3. Did you enjoy the writing? What constitutes good writing in this genre? Do you hold it to the same standards as other novels or popular fiction?

4. How do you imagine the spark between Will and Cassie first occurred? Why is she so reluctant to date him during the years of their friendship? Do you think they would make a good couple?

5. What qualities do the members of S.E.C.R.E.T. see in Cassie that make her an appealing candidate? Do you agree with their assessment? Why do you think they are so sure of her acceptance of their offer?

6. How have Cassie’s experiences with her father and husband shaped her view of men and relationships? Does her opinion of men change during the course of the book?

7. During her ski trip, Cassie reflects on the sacrifices she made for Scott and the ways in which she gave up—or never explored—her own passions in order to please him. Has she begun to more fully explore her own interests through her year with S.E.C.R.E.T.? What is she discovering about herself, and what (if anything) do you think she still needs to discover?

8. Do you think the “steps” in the S.E.C.R.E.T. process are intended to improve a woman’s overall life, or is the focus strictly sexual? How does Cassie’s experience with sexual liberation change her outlook on her day-to-day life?

9. Do you think that organizations like S.E.C.R.E.T. exist in the real world? Would you be surprised to learn of such a group in your town?

10. Cassie begins to recognize the “strange reciprocity” of her S.E.C.R.E.T. encounters. Do you think there is more to the male side of the story of S.E.C.R.E.T.? How do you imagine the recruitment of the men works? What do you think each of the men hopes to gain? Why would each of them have agreed to the arrangement?

11. Who do you imagine the hip-hop star to be?

12. Matilda described the S.E.C.R.E.T. men as “not the greatest life partners.” Do you think this quality makes them better candidates for the S.E.C.R.E.T. program?

13. Near the end of her year with S.E.C.R.E.T., Matilda asks Cassie to name her favorite partners. Were you surprised by Cassie’s choices? Was there one encounter (or partner) that seemed most interesting or erotic to you? Who would have made your shortlist?

14. On the night of the revue, why do you think Cassie let Jesse go? Do you think she will regret her decision? Would you have made the same choice?

15. At the end of the book, does Tracina know that Cassie and Will spent the night together? Do you think Will actually proposed to Tracina afterward? What do you think will happen to Will and Tracina next?

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted February 5, 2013

    I'm on the fence...After a tremendous build up in my mind for th

    I'm on the fence...After a tremendous build up in my mind for this novel, I have mixed emotions since finishing the book.  Cassie is the
    young widow of an alcoholic who has lost her sense of self - in all aspects.  A series of encounters with the kind of women who Cassie
    emulates results in her accepting an invitation to join a secret society dedicated to the liberation of women - showing them that they truly
    hold power and control within themselves.  The writing of the book was very good but I would not in any way call this an erotic novel.  I
    found the sex scenes to be ridiculously tame and boring.  It was not the main focus of the book but the psychological thought process
    and growth that Cassie experiences was well defined -  I enjoyed taking that journey with her.  I did not find the book to be a romance
    novel. The male relationships Cassie has as she grows are shallow and serve only to facilitate her personal growth.  The ending was a
    surprise - she finds what she needs, yet it was not what you would expect.  I will probably read the next in the series before making a
    final judgment just because I love the mental growth component.  If you are looking for steamy sweaty sex or hot romance, pass on this
    one.  It is a novel about a woman finding her inner strength and the courage to live her life on her terms.

    48 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    I loved this novel. It's sexy, fun and i found it very empowerin

    I loved this novel. It's sexy, fun and i found it very empowering. The writing is better than most in this space but more than that i kept reading it to see what would happen to her once she agrees to participate. It's not hardcore erotica by any means but it is sexy and Cassie is a really great heroine. 

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Good read

    I hated the end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    I really enjoyed this book. I am not over thinking it but just

    I really enjoyed this book. I am not over thinking it but just enjoyed it for what it was. I do hope there will be a sequel because I would like to know how things play out for Cassie.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2013

    I loved this book. I hated the ending. Cassie came so far and th

    I loved this book. I hated the ending. Cassie came so far and then to be let down at the end was so sad. Hopefully there will be a sequel and we'll get to see how her life turns out.  

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Was left feeling really let down by the build up. Was the premis

    Was left feeling really let down by the build up. Was the premise of the plot good? absolutely. Did it deliver the sizzle? not really. "10 rapturous fantasies" were pretty tame in descprition, and the author could have gone soooooo much further with the content. Being only 185 pages made Cassie's journey feel so rushed, and I felt that many details were missed. Was it well written? I suppose so, yes - but just as I was getting on board with Cassie's growth and self-discovery, the chapter ended! Erotica? didn't measure up to most - was way too tame. The ending was an abrupt halt that left me shaking my head saying - "that's it?" really disappointed that I paid $9.99 for it.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    You HAVE to read this book. I couldn't stop reading it. All I ca

    You HAVE to read this book. I couldn't stop reading it. All I can say is OMG!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Mediocre

    I' m not sure how I would classify this book but definitely not erotica. The sex scenes barely kept me awake as the writing was just plain boring! Even though the main character is supposed to be on a journey of sexual awakening at the end of the book she still can't refer to her body parts by their proper monikers or even slang terms; she calls it " down there". I can't say this book is a romance either as there is no romance anywhere in the 270 pgs I read.
    If you are looking for erotica keep looking.
    If you are looking for romance keep looking.
    Bottom line? It's not worth the money.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2013

    Great Read!!! The end caught me by surprise, but I was actually

    Great Read!!!

    The end caught me by surprise, but I was actually really happy with the way it ended! This is a very empowering book, even from a reader in her early 20s. I only wish the book had been a big longer!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    Can not wait for the next book

    Can not wait for the next book

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2013

    A short story that leaves you wondering what will happen next. I

    A short story that leaves you wondering what will happen next. I loved the fast and sexy read. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Very well written, quick read that makes you wonder how you coul

    Very well written, quick read that makes you wonder how you could get in touch with this organization. I believe it will make a wonderful series as im sure we haven't seen the last of Cassie and the great city of NOLA. Backdrop for this tale was perfectly placed as there is no where that is sexier, more sultry, or where you could imagine this magical journey taking place.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    I loved this book! It was very empowering!!

    I loved this book! It was very empowering!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Anonymous Feb.11, 2013

    I loved the book until the end! I was soooooo disappointed how it ended.......and to think I paid $9.99 to have my heart broken! Not worth it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2013

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    posted on Romancing the Books blog reviewed by Patti review c

    posted on Romancing the Books blog reviewed by Patti review copy from Netgalley I wanted to read this book because I have read other books by Sam Crescent that I really loved, so I decided to give this one a try. The only thing that I didn’t like was that this was part of a series and I missed the first one.

    As I was reading this book I started wondering what it would be like to have three men at my beck and call. I think that I could get used to it. It would be exciting. Especially if I had one that loved to cook just like Connor. I enjoyed meeting all three men and finding out all about them.

    This is a different menage. I’ve never read one where all three men are straight and they only want one woman between them. Talk about a dream come true for the woman that they pick. The only thing is, is that they pick Zoe and she just fights it. She didn’t have a great childhood and never let herself depend on anyone. She never stays long enough to put down any roots.

    I really enjoyed reading about Jake, Connor, and Brent. They all have different things that they do to make extra money and it isn’t anything that you would think about. I loved how the author brought all four of them together. They all have something that helps two of them heal. I won’t give any spoilers. I will just tell you that you should really take the time and read this book. I was glad that I did.

    I am hoping that there is another one coming out because there is more men that needs a story.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Firenight to all

    Nope, shes mine

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    To softwhisper

    I am freeze... may i be your mate?

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Softwhisper

    (Sorry next result. Can never remember if its result one or two:()-Soft

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    NOT A HAPPILY EVER AFTER

    I was really pulling for Cassie to have a happy ending and I was dissapointed. A good short read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Ok

    Sexy but not cool

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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