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

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

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by L. Marie Adeline

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The hotly anticipated sequel to the erotic sensation S.E.C.R.E.T., where women’s sexual fantasies become reality 

Still wounded from a recent heartbreak over her boss and lover, Will, Cassie Robichaud throws herself into service with S.E.C.R.E.T., the mysterious organization that changed her forever by bringing her deepest sexual


The hotly anticipated sequel to the erotic sensation S.E.C.R.E.T., where women’s sexual fantasies become reality 

Still wounded from a recent heartbreak over her boss and lover, Will, Cassie Robichaud throws herself into service with S.E.C.R.E.T., the mysterious organization that changed her forever by bringing her deepest sexual fantasies to life, one step at a time. Now, it’s Cassie’s turn to guide the group’s newest candidate, Dauphine Mason, recruiting men to execute a new set of fantasies.
     At thirty-one, Dauphine is the proprietor of a New Orleans vintage clothing store. She’s been harboring a crush on Mark Drury, a local rock star, but is too shy to put herself out there with him. She turns to S.E.C.R.E.T. to reignite her sexual flame and find the confidence to risk her heart again with another man.  
     As Cassie worries that the right time will never come for her and Will, she finds inspiration helping Dauphine in S.E.C.R.E.T. Both women navigate the rocky path between their hearts and their passions, hoping to discover what they truly want in life and in love. S.E.C.R.E.T. Shared is a romantic, adventurous, and sexually charged sequel to one of the hottest new series in erotica.

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Cassie volunteers to support S.E.C.R.E.T, the covert society in New Orleans that helps women overcome personal and relationship issues by acquainting them with the liberating possibilities of sexual fantasy, and introduces Dauphine to the mystery and adventure. At the end of a year of sexual adventure, Cassie Robichaud believes she has unlocked her true fantasy, a happily-ever-after with her best friend, Will. But when Will's girlfriend announces she's pregnant, everything falls apart and Cassie volunteers to help other S.E.C.R.E.T. clients, the underground society that helps women feel liberated and empowered through a series of sexual encounters. Cassie meets Dauphine and sees her as a prime candidate. She also meets Mark, a handsome local musician, and recruits him to be a sex partner fulfilling fantasies. As Will faces parenthood, he decides to expand his cafe and offers Cassie a huge professional opportunity, while events leave everyone doubting Will is actually the father. Dauphine hits unexpected bumps along her sexual journey, including a run-in with a New Orleans billionaire who has a grudge against the group. Ultimately, though, she'll have the chance to meet her fantasy crush, a local music star, and he just may be her forever-love. Pseudonymous author Adeline's follow-up to S.E.C.R.E.T. (2013) offers an intriguing erotic hook, and there are plenty of readers who will appreciate the storyline and the hot, fairly graphic sex scenes that are sprinkled liberally through the text. Frankly, though, the original book left some readers outraged with the awful ending, and this book will offend them again for the same reason. Also, romance fans (since that does seem to be the target audience) will be affronted by too many character choices and the rushed nature of Dauphine's arc. Readers looking for a smoothly written story with a lot of hot sex may enjoy this book. Those who want to feel satisfied emotionally may want to avoid it. Sort of sexy, but disappointing overall.

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Crown Publishing Group
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S.E.C.R.E.T. Trilogy Series , #2
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5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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L. MARIE ADELINE is a pseudonym for the bestselling author Lisa Gabriele. SECRET, her first novel in this series, was an international bestseller. Her final novel in the internationally bestselling SECRET trilogy, SECRET Revealed is out in May 2014. Visit her at www.secretnovels.com.

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SECRET Shared 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my best reads. We'll written, emotionally provoking novels. I hope there are more to follow. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series! This is not a straight guy meets girl. It is about a woman growing, and the men are part of the story. It is wonderful. But with all of the women helped, the financial struggles werefar fetched.
RipeForReader More than 1 year ago
My rating: 4 of 5 ¿¿ It was only a year ago that that Cassie Robichaud had found herself drawn into S.E.C.R.E.T., an organization by and for women helping them flourish and grow in confidence through fulfilling their sexual fantasies. Cassie had come through all the steps and chosen to join their ranks after some unwelcome news broke off the budding romance between her and her boss and longtime friend, Will. Cassie's role with S.E.C.R.E.T. would be to guide the new subject of the organizations benevolence, Dauphine Mason. Owning a shop just next door to the restaurant Cassie works at, Dauphine has never really recovered from a brutal break up eight years ago and hides herself in the vintage clothing she sells in her store. The only time she ventures out is when a certain band plays in a local venue, and the main attraction is their front man, Mark Drury, who Dauphine has been eyeing from safe distance. Eager to make a change in her life and tired of living in the shadows, it doesn't take a lot of convincing to have Dauphine sign up with S.E.C.R.E.T.. Cassie gently guides Dauphine along her first steps in finding herself, while she slowly starts exploring her own newfound sense of liberation. Even though her heart still aches for Will, it seems their timing may never be right, and she no longer wants to stay on the sidelines waiting for her turn. She is determined to go out and take what she needs. Dauphine has struggled to relinquish control, but with every step she takes in the program, she feels herself loosening up more and more, as she gives herself up to the moment. Her self-confidence returns, her self-image improves and she slowly steps out of the shadows until she discovers she was never as invisible as she thought. **** S.E.C.R.E.T. SHARED is the sequel to S.E.C.R.E.T. and not a standalone novel. This again is a beautifully written, very empowering erotic novel geared toward strengthening women's self-worth. I remember when I read the first book, I couldn't help but wish there were an organization like this that truly exiisted and would take me under its wing. I think I wouldn't be the only woman who would benefit from an injection to her sense of value and worthiness. But even just reading the books, provided me with a 'surrogate boost', so to speak. The concept of such a sisterhood is a beautiful thing. I feel for Cassie, having things fall down on her and Will so immediately after finally finding each other, but she has become so strong through her involvement with S.E.C.R.E.T. that she handles it amazingly well. Despite the fact that I want to hit Will over the head with one of the two by fours he is working with from time to time!! If he cannot keep his mind (or hands) off Cassie, then why is he not looking at alternate solutions to his problems? This day and age there are plenty! He disappointed me a little. Dauphine makes such a jump, from tight and rigid self-doubting wallflower, to sensuous and warm-hearted, trusting her instincts and believing in herself by the time she is almost done the program. She still has a bit to go, but when her final step turns out to be her ultimate wish, it looks like she has reached her full bloom. She is not afraid to grab on to what she has in front of her with both hands. Fantastically uplifting, and yet oddly disturbing to think that we might be such simple creatures that some 'petting' and attention, in short, could have such an impact on our emotional well-being. And yet I believe it to be true....... why else would so many of us be reading or writing all the varieties of romance. We all crave it. Need it. I wonder how many of us ever find it..... An absolutely unique concept from L. Marie Adeline, with personable characters, a wonderful rhythm and quality writing. There is obviously going to be a next instalment, since we are left with a slight cliffhanger, and I am looking forward to it. ¿Deliciously sensual, highly empowering, emotionally real.¿ **ARC provided by NetGalley and Random House in return for an honest review.**
thebookwormNJ More than 1 year ago
I read and really enjoyed the first installment in this erotic series, S.E.C.R.E.T., back in February. So when I saw AmazonVine was offering the second installment, I just had to grab a copy. In the first book thirty something widow Cassie Robichaud discovers an underground group of women called S.E.C.R.E.T. This is a support group for women and is highly discreet and confidential. The idea is for its members to awaken their sexual desires in order to lead uninhibited and happier lives. The first book ended with a major cliffhanger and I was curious to see what would happen with Cassie. Now Cassie has decided to stay with S.E.C.R.E.T. for one year and the recruit assigned to her is Dauphine Mason, a single, shy, business owner with a broken heart. Dauphine has a crush on a local rock star but just doesn't have the nerve to make a move. Cassie is broken hearted over Will, her love interest in the first book. She spends her time trying to fight her feelings, which I thought became annoying. He's her boss, and she's still working at his restaurant after all the history they have and the sticky situation they find themselves in. I felt like saying "Get another job lady!" But then, there would be no plot right? These two are always trying not to bump into each other at work, but viola, they keep bumping into each other at work. There is plenty of drama in this installment and there is somewhat of a love triangle to boot. I felt like in the first book, Cassie was empowered, she found herself and became a stronger person. In this installment, it kind of felt like the newly empowered Cassie was on the prowl. It felt a little flaky to me at times. One of the main themes in these books however, is no judgements and no shame. I like that about this series. "I have, in my life, felt that shame, that sense that there was something wrong about wanting and enjoying sex. But since joining S.E.C.R.E.T. that shame had been fading. In fact, it seemed ludicrous to hold onto any of those old ideas." p.102, S.E.C.R.E.T Shared Author L. Marie Adeline has a knack for writing a story that just flows. I breezed through this one. Although I enjoyed the first installment more, this second book was good as well. There are characters from the first book in here and some interesting plot twists. The ending again, leaves it wide open for book three. Will I be reading that one? Yes! This series has become my guilty pleasure. Love the cover on this one too. disclaimer: This review is my honest opinion. I received my free copy of S.E.C.R.E.T Shared via AmazonVine. I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors, such as this one, I am under no obligation to write a positive review.
Gina04 More than 1 year ago
I haven't read the first book in this trilogy so I dont know if I'm missing any parts of the story or not. I will have to go back and give this Tril a re-read when I have all the books in hand. The ending did feel a bit rushed. But I love the name of the organization. I thought that was pretty clever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Series good
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Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
I think this will be the last one in this series for me. I just can't get into the storyline. This one begins with the mysterious Dauphine experiencing a Secret fantasy. Then it jumps back in time to the beginning to show how she got into Secret. It was very disjointed and hard to follow the time line. It seemed much more like individual little episodes than a cohesive story.  Dauphine's story was unique though. Her journey through Secret was quite different from Cassie's and ended much differently as well. We have a return "bad guy" and Cassie once again loses her happy ending at the last second. Dauphine has quite the fairy tale happy ending and it was just far to easy to be true and it wasn't satisfying at all.  It was very interesting to see more of the inner workings of this secret club. I got to see a training session with a new guy as well as see how the organization is financed. It's too bad that was the most interesting part - I had really hoped for more out of this one.  *This book was received in exchange for an honest review* 
sueward1958 More than 1 year ago
Paperback (edit) review OK, novels, fiction, its supposed to stretch your imagination right? So I went with this book. I hadn't read book 1, so to be fair the back and forth and going over what was in book 1 was vital to me, but I would say VERY irritating for anyone who read book 1. I've been in that situation and shouting out "C'mon already" I got the gist of what was going on. Its a good twist on something else I have read last year by a different author.  I read it from beginning to end. I did realize there were bits in there that weren't explained or expanded more as a reader, if I missed something then I'd flick back a few pages....I did this and still couldn't see any understanding of how Dauphine got 5-9 charms??? and who was Dauphine ?  I could see that Cassie had grown from an insecure woman to a much more dominate one. She got confidence with each step she took in the programme.  It was an OK read.  I was given this book to read and review from Random House UK, Transworld Publishers via Net Galley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book. It was very erotic. If only there was suck a club!!
Cherryreads More than 1 year ago
I am recently back into the reading scene (my absence due to my MMORPG addiction), and due to the S.E.C.R.E.T Shared I have experienced a first. I started this book and nine hours later I was done. I have NEVER finished a book in one sitting before. I loved the first book and was so excited when the sequel came out. It doesn’t disappoint. I must warn you that besides all the usual M/F action there is a little F/F, but even if you aren’t into that sort of thing, it is only a small part in the story and is tastefully done. I also have to tell you that I was initially upset after reading this book. I realized that even though the book doesn’t end the way I wanted it to, it still had a somewhat of happy ending. I love these books because they empower women without bashing men. These stories chronicle the personal, emotional, and spiritual development of women. They try to show that there is nothing wrong with a woman exploring her sexuality. When men do it they are sowing their wild oats. If women are doing it they are considered sluts and whores. In this story, Cassie is still enjoying her new found empowerment after her experience with S.E.C.R.E.T, but she is still trying to navigate through all the new feelings and the heart ache over losing Will. We are also introduced to Dauphine a woman who reminds Cassie of herself before S.E.C.R.E.T. Cassie learns to be her guide through Dauphine’s own escapade. Both women find something unexpected during their time together. S.E.C.R.E.T. Shared is an amazing read. If you enjoyed the first book you won’t be able to put this one down. There are a lot of sexy scenes, drama and even a little brawling action. Secrets are revealed and lives are changed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS REVIEW WAS POSTED ON MY GOODREADS ACCOUNT! I could'nt put this book down. I read it in one night. This is book # 2 in the S.E.C.R.E.T trilogy.It follows Cassie a thirtysomething widowed woman through her sextual awakenings, thanks to a secret society that helps liberate woman both sextually and emotionally. Well, Cassie is now working for this club finding woman recruits that need help finding themselves, all the while trying to decide where her life should go next.She gets a bomb of terrible news dropped into her lap involving Will and the life she always wanted falls to the floor in a huge emotional mess. Cassie involves herself with her new recruit Dauphine, she gets cozy with Mick the Hot Rockstar, and tries to rekindle the flames between herself and one time fantasy man of her dreams Jesse. Cassie's heart still leads her back to Will, but will all be ruined by a former fantasy man when the truth comes out. I loved the story about Dauphine, her fantasies were way more erotic and out there as apposed to Cassie's in book # 1. Don't believe me . Well just read the airplane ride scene, it's to die for!! (It's not what you think. ( mile high club in the bathroom ...i think not!!) I was a little disappointed that Dauphine's fantasies ended so soon, considering on her club application she stated she was down for anything. I'm glad she got something out of her journey, but for me who wanted her to go through more fantasies before finding herself. It fell a little short. I will read book # 3 ( S.E.C.R.E.T Revealed) soon.I recieved a free copy through Goodreads from Crown Publishing. Be on the lookout for my review of the finale book, and i hope you give these gems a chance and devour every page like i have so far
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