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Secret

Secret

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by Nia Forrester
     
 
Book 1 of a 3 Part series. Part 2 'The Art of Endings' available now!

Shayla has a secret. She's different than the person she used to be three short years ago; that person she finally feels like she's left behind and never wants to be again. And she's been doing fine so far with her plan to reinvent herself. Trey Denison wasn't going to put even a dent in

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Book 1 of a 3 Part series. Part 2 'The Art of Endings' available now!

Shayla has a secret. She's different than the person she used to be three short years ago; that person she finally feels like she's left behind and never wants to be again. And she's been doing fine so far with her plan to reinvent herself. Trey Denison wasn't going to put even a dent in those plans. All she needed from him was an extremely short, extremely hot, purely sexual affair and she had no reason to believe he wouldn't provide it. After all, that was his specialty. But after one crazy weekend, Trey decides that a 'short affair' with Shayla is the last thing he wants . . . Part 2, 'The Art of Endings' available now!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016772790
Publisher:
Nia Forrester
Publication date:
07/01/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
308,163
File size:
216 KB

Meet the Author

Nia Forrester lives and writes in Washington DC where, by day, she works on public policy and by night, she crafts woman-centered fiction that examines the complexities of life, love and the human condition.

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Secret 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Cest_LV More than 1 year ago
Nia Forrester is very good at creating characters that are vivid, believable, vulnerable, and deeply flawed. This talent makes it very easy for me to immerse myself in her stories because the characters come across as very authentic. In Secret, we have Shayla, a woman of some mystery who befriends (as much as she allows herself to be friends with anyone) Tessa, the sister of Trey Dennison, a DC attorney who becomes Shayla’s landlord. Prior to this turn events, Shayla was a member of the same gym as Trey. From this vantage point, she’s watched him working his charm on a slew of women. Shayla has no misconceptions that she might be just the woman to tame him. All she wants is a brief sexual encounter, because after all, a woman also has needs. After getting what she wanted from him, what she didn’t bargain on was him forging some kind of bond with her. This knocks them booth for a loop as they emerge reeling from a wild, sexy weekend. Trey finds himself increasingly jealous of her interactions with others, especially men, and isn’t able to reconcile what Shay has made him feel, while Shay is also reluctant to give herself completely to a man, courtesy of that pesky secret she’s harboring. As the reader, you see that these two could solve ninety percent of their issues just by talking to each other honestly, but as great drama goes, the conflict kept simmering in this story is the lifeblood of good fiction. Forrester is also excellent at making us care about her secondary characters. None of her characters come across as flat and unnecessary. In this story we are also introduced to Tessa, Darren, and Paige. The unique backstory shared by Trey and Tessa is the stuff of fairytales, albeit a sad one. Their relationship as a secondary plot is brilliant. It speaks to why Trey is the way he is, and it gives us a glimpse of how Tessa became the young woman she is. I was enthralled by their relationship almost as much as I was by Shayla and Trey’s. Darren, Trey’s best friend, is a testament to the adage “birds of a feather.” They are each very attractive men who are both confirmed bachelors, that is, until Shay comes along for Trey. However, you also get the hint that Paige and Darren are feeling each other, and there’s some history between them that has been unresolved. Going in, I knew that there would be a sequel to this book, so I wasn’t left unsatisfied in any way by how the story ended. The reader is made privy to Shay’s secret and it explains everything, but it’s what we don’t know at the end of “Secret” which is the stuff that will keep us intrigued until ‘The Art of Endings” comes along. This book will have you rooting for Shayla and Trey almost as much as you find yourself upset with them both for being so pig-headed. It is a story that draws you in and keeps you because you grow to care so deeply about the characters, almost like they are friends of yours. When I find characters that I might consider friends in real life, is when I want to stay immersed in their story world forever. “Secret” is just such a world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SELENA! Even though sometimes her music isnt as good she is a much better person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Taylor is such a bit.ch i mean you and harry broke up. Move on! Get over it and be decent and mature like he is. Go 1D!!! :-) selena is cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TAYLOR JUST VUT HER MUSIC IS AWSOME?I DONT KNOW BOUT U BUT IK FEELING 22 EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT IF U KEEP ME NEXT TO U
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TAYLOR SWIFT!!!!!! I DONT THINK THIS GIRL IS A CHEATER!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SELENA GOMEZ FOR SURE!!!!!!! She is so much more se*x*ier than Taylor. Plus she's pretty and nice and funny while all Taylor does is sing love songs and break up with Harry Styles :( the worst gf EVER-khadija
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SELENA GOMEZ :) JUST KIDDING TAYLOR SWIFT ONLY FOR MUSIC BUT SHES REALLY A CHEATER :( -skylar &#9733
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Swift!