Keeping Secrets

Keeping Secrets

by Kiru Taye


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Have you ever loved someone and didn’t even know it?

That’s the dilemma facing Felix Essien when he wakes from a coma to find he is married to the most beautiful and sensual woman he’s ever known. He cannot remember her or their wedding. He who had sworn never to get married or to give his heart to another. Yet he feels an intense bond with her that he intends to explore fully.

Ebony can’t believe her good fortune when her paper husband wakes not remembering the temporary marriage arrangement with no intimacies he’d proposed but is now the adoring husband she’s always dreamt of. She plans to make the most of the passion blossoming between them.

However would he still feel that way when he regains his memory and realises she’s been keeping secrets and their marriage is not what he thinks it is.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781916475526
Publisher: Love Africa Press
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Series: Essien Series , #1
Pages: 226
Sales rank: 1,170,633
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

As a lover of romance novels, Kiru wanted to read stories about Africans falling in love. When she couldn't find those books, she decided to write the stories she wanted to read.

Kiru writes passionate romance and sensual erotica stories featuring African characters whether on the continent or in the Diaspora. When she's not writing you can find her either immersed in a good book or catching up with friends and family. She currently lives in the South of England with her husband and three children.

Kiru is a founding member of Romance Writers of West Africa. In 2011, her debut romance novella, His Treasure, won the Book of the Year at the Love Romances Café Awards. She is the 2015 Romance Writer of the Year at the Nigerian Writers Awards.

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Keeping Secrets (The Essien Trilogy, #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
MySecretBookSpot More than 1 year ago
Keeping Secrets (The Essien Trilogy #1) by Kiru Taye  4 1/2 of 5 stars When Felix awakens from a coma without his memory he finds he is married to Ebony, a beautiful woman that he cannot remember.  Ebony, the beautiful woman who has sat at her husband's side while he was in a coma for weeks after their wedding night, hopes he will continue to forget just long enough to fall in love.  When the couple leaves the hospital, Felix returns to what he assumes is their home and his life before the accident.  He works for his family's company and restarts building the relationship with his wife.  Ebony doesn't tell him of their arrangement; their marriage is on paper only.  While she’s keeping her secret, so is he.   I enjoyed the layout of this book; it started almost at the end and worked backwards.  The chemistry between the two was hot and the supporting characters were interesting as well.  I would recommend this book and plan to read the rest of the trilogy. *A complimentary copy was given in exchange for an honest review*  Susan, My Secret Book Spot 
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Keeping Secrets, The Essien Trilogy; Book 1, Kiru Taye Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: Romance Firstly this is book one of a trilogy, but it can be read as a standalone, as book two is about two of the characters from this book and this one has a complete ending – though I’m guessing we see more of Felix and Ebony in subsequent books maybe? Anyway – I found this book puzzling. The premise sounded fun, potential for all the theatrics and drama I love in a good romance, lost of secrets to escape and cause mayhem. I love that kind of drama and yet...there were all the elements here I love, but they were so softly treated that they fell flat. There was so much that didn’t feel right to me, such as why Ebony agreed to the marriage, I really couldn’t accept the reason given, and the board – would they really do that when Felix had done such a good job for so long? The reasons given here just didn’t seem to fit the people we met. I found her and Felix to be an odd couple, it appears they knew each other in childhood and yet that barely gets a mention to begin, just the fact their parents are friends. I didn’t really understand the purpose of the DVD scenes, and for me they just didn’t work and could have been left out. They didn’t add anything. Felix is a hard headed businessman and yet seems to lose all sense at times, jumping from being very close to Ebony to suspecting the worst without asking any questions. I found it hard too to accept that she was only months away from being dropped from a 10 year relationship, and yet she fell so quickly for Felix....Nothing seemed to add up. When Helen emerged I was hoping for some good jealous snark scenes between her and Ebony but again that just deflated. For me its a novel full of promise that just didn’t delver. Its not a bad novel, and for those who want an easy to read, drama free romance its fine, just for me it felt too bland, lacked emotion. Stars: Two and a half, I didn’t dislike the book, just that it needed more for me to like it. ARC supplied by Netgalley.
Froggiejc More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I have read by a author new to me. I am not one to rehash the book, so I will simply say- I not only fell in like with the characters and storyline to finish it in one reading; I have bought the second in the trilogy and when that is finished I will buy and read the third one. Great ariting and ability to keep the readers attention.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish it was longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Intriging read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to purchase #2 great book didn't want to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by Kirk Taye. The book was enjoyable. I loved the twists and turns of the plot. I am definitely interested in reading other books in this series. My only complaint is that as an American reader, I did mother know how to pronounce or the meanings of some of the African words. Since you have a wider audience, a possible footnote or a section explaining the words, ceremonies, customs would be helpful. The detail in which you describe the country side and people make me want to experience it all. A job well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good storyline. Enjoyed uthe book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is hard for me to love an author unknown to me BUT this author has a new fan, this was a great read!! cant wait to see what else he has written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great love story. Can't wait to continue with the series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great storyline, loved the characters. I can't wait to read next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed it. Now on to book 2.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
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Good story
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scandalist More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book. The opening captured my attention all the way to the ending. At times I wanted to shake Ebony to tell her to "get a spine." Felix was the type of guy you just loved to hate. Loved the support she received from her girl friend and father-in-law
romancenovelsincolor1 More than 1 year ago
Readers you will not be disappointed with Keeping Secrets, plus there’s an added bonus... Keeping Secrets is the first release in the “Essien Trilogy” by Kiru Taye, which kept me intrigued with the hero Felix Essien and the heroine Ebony Duru. Throughout the story hidden truths are exposed as the author takes the reader on a journey from the present to the past. Ebony contemplated Felix’s reaction when he awakened from a coma since the night of their wedding. What she didn’t anticipate was for him to suffer from amnesia; Felix had no recollection of his new bride or what landed him in the hospital. However, he could recall he vowed to never get married. After his father assured him that Ebony was indeed his wife, Felix made one declaration that begun the journey of unspoken truths “tell me how I proposed to you”. As Felix made progress in his recovery, his curiosity about marrying Ebony grew until his brother, Mark revealed the details. Unfortunately, Felix viewed Ebony’s omission as deceiving and self-rewarding, especially when her pregnancy was shared. As Ebony voiced her plans regarding their unborn child, Felix spoke his “no Essien child has ever been brought up outside our family. I’m not about to change a family tradition”; even though he had his own doubts. As every good story has one character that is considered a thorn, this one isn’t any different. Helen Douglas is the daughter of one of Felix’s biggest clients; who paints a portrait for Ebony that she is fit to become Mrs. Felix Essien by her proposition. I was surprised when Lord Essien, Felix’s father, opened up about his own indiscretions during the marriage to his true love, Felix’s mother, and left him with a DVD. The true masterminds were made known acknowledging a parent’s foresight is greater than a son or daughter’s understanding. There’s one unresolved matter that will continue into book two that has my curiosity piqued and that’s why are the Essien men being blackmailed and this situation is far from being over. Readers you will not be disappointed with Keeping Secrets, plus there’s an added bonus; the author provided a few pages from the second installment “Making Scandal,” Mark Essien and Faith Brown’s story. -Reviewed by LaMona