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REVIEW: S.E.C.R.E.T. REVEALED by L. Marie Adeline….*Mature content*



Twitter: @lmarieadeline


Genre: Erotica Contemporary Romance

Series: S.E.C.R.E.T. Trilogy #3

Source: Received for an honest review from the publicist and/or publisher.


  • Series: Secret Trilogy
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway Books (May 6, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 055341920X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553419207


*from the author’s website*

SECRET Revealed
A S.E.C.R.E.T. Novel

SECRET Revealed bares all—the final book in the hot bestselling series.

The only thing that Cassie Robichaud has ever really wanted is Will Foret, the love of her life. But when Will discovers that Cassie is part of S.E.C.R.E.T., an underground group devoted to helping women experience their deepest sexual fantasies, Will breaks it off. Heartbroken, Cassie dries her tears and devotes herself to helping the latest S.E.C.R.E.T. recruit, Solange Faraday. Cassie also reignites her relationship with sexy bad-boy Jesse, even if he can never love her as deeply as Will did.

Meanwhile, beautiful, brilliant Solange, a local news anchor and divorced mom, has a great career but a wilting love life. She rekindles long-lost passions, going deeper and hotter than any other S.E.C.R.E.T. candidate before her. Will Can Solange find what her heart most desires? And when Will realizes he’s made a tragic mistake, will Cassie be able to forgive him? In the end, As both women blossom sexually as sexual beings, they also discover that ecstasy and true love is are closer than they ever imagined.

SECRET Revealed is the explosive, sensual and sexually-charged finale to the bestselling S.E.C.R.E.T. trilogy.

On sale May 6, 2014

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S.E.C.R.E.T. REVEALED  by L. Marie Adeline is the finale in the S.E.C.R.E.T. Trilolgy, an Erotica Contemporary Romance, set in none other than New Orleans. #3 in the S.E.C.R.E.T. Trilogy, while, it can be read as a stand alone.  I would recommend reading all three in order. See, “S.E.C.R.E.T.” and “S.E.C.R.E.T. Shared”.

This trilogy follows, Cassie Robichaud and the secret world of S.E.C.R.E.T. “An underground group devoted to helping women experience their deepest sexual fantasies.” This story bares all, and is the finale to a hot, sexy, erotic trilogy.

In this one, we are introduced to the S.E.C.R.E.T latest recruit, Solange Faraday. We also re-visit with, Matilda, Jesse and of course Will, whom Cassie was deeply attracted too in the previous books. Then there is  a teenager, Claire, who has peer pressure from her friends.

Cassie must chose between Will and Jesse. Will, she thought was the love of her life, but she is left heartbroken. This story is more than casual sex, it is emotional, compelling and intriguing. Will Cassie ever find her HEA ending? Who will she finally chose? Will her former lover, Will forgive her and come back? Oh, and what is brewing between Matilda and Jesse,(older woman and younger male)? These are just a few of the questions answered in this finale.

This is a powerful story of forgiveness, sexual chemistry, sexual awakening, and transformation. A wonderful read! Please be aware, it is sexually charged, and may not appeal to some readers. It is an Erotica Romance, after all. Well written! The sex scenes are written with taste, but explicitly graphic. Great finale! Received for an honest review.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More



A DUKE’S PROMISE by Jamie Carie…review



Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Series: A Forgotten Castles (Book #3)

Source: Received for an  honest review from Net Galley and the publisher.

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Books (September 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 143367324X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433673245

Book Description(from Amazon)

Release Date: September 1, 2012 | Series: Forgotten Castles

Award-winning writer Jamie Caries concludes her most epic storyline with a wonderful twist in A Duke’s Promise, the final Forgotten Castles novel.

From the Land of Fire and Ice back to England’s shores, Alexandria Featherstone finds herself the new Duchess of St. Easton. Her husband has promised a wedding trip to take them to the place where her imperiled parents were last seen — Italy and the marble caves of Carrara — but a powerful Italian duke plots against Alex and her treasure-hunting parents.

Hoping to save them, Alex and Gabriel travel to Italy by balloon. Fraught with danger on all sides and pressured by Gabriel’s affliction to the breaking point, they must learn to work and fight together. The mysterious key is within their grasp, but they have yet to recognize it. This journey will require steadfast faith in God and each other — a risk that will win them everything they want or lose them everything they have.


A DUKE’S PROMISE by Jamie Carie is an wonderful historical romance set which begins in England and continues throughout France and Italy. It is book #3 in the “A Forgotten Castles” series,but can be read as a stand alone. See,”The Guardian Duke”,and “The Forgiven Duke”. Follow Alex and Gabriel on the conclusion of the “Forgotten Castles” as they navigate from England,to France and Italy on what is supposed to be their honeymoon,but where they actually search for her missing parents. It is fast paced,adventure filled,with twists and turns you will not see coming. While England,Spain,and France all want Alex’s parents(treasure hunters) to discover what they believe to be a mass weapon of destruction,Alex and Gabriel must cross three countries,stay alive and out of harm’s way as they try to save the “Featherstone’s”. This has been an exciting series. It has faith,romance,love,forgiveness,danger,passion,discovery,healing, finding peace and contentment. A must read for anyone who enjoys historical romance,France,Italy,discoveries,and treasure hunting. A true treasure! Ms. Carie pulls her  readers into her stories with engaging characters and intriguing plots. “A Duke’s Promise” is a wonderful conclusion to the fascinating and intriguing story of finding oneself,discovering true love,learning the true nature of one’s parents. Received for an honest review from Net Galley and the publisher. Details can be found at the author’s website,B & H Books,and My Book Addiction and More.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews

JESSE by C.H. Admirand…review

Jesse: The Secret Life of Cowboys

C.H. Admirand

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: The Secret Life of Cowboys

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley.

*from the author’s website*

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

ISBN# 978-1402265198

Release date:  July 2012

Available July 3, 2012:   Barnes and Noble

Jesse Garahan no longer believes in love. Until he meets Danielle Brockway and her tiny daughter, Lacy, on their way to their new home in Pleasure, TX. Danielle’s worthless ex-husband left her high and dry, and now she’s looking for a simple small-town to start over in — and then she meets Jesse. She just can’t seem to help herself where long-limbed, swaggering Texas men are concerned. Suddenly, life is anything but simple.



 JESSE by C.H. Admirand is a wonderfully written contemporary romance set in Pleasure, Texas. It is the third and final in the “Secret Life of Cowboys” trilogy,but can be read as a stand alone. See,”Tyler” and “Dylan”. The Garahan  brothers believe in family,their family ranch and small town life. Jesse has had his heart broken not once but twice is isn’t looking for love. Enter Danielle Brockway and her little girl Lacy. Follow Jesse,Danielle, and little Lacy on their road to find happiness,love with a few twists and turns. Another sassy,sexy, contemporary romance by this author. Written with the feel of real life characters with real life problems and who may find real life love. “Jesse” is a wonderful story from the first page to the last. I enjoy Ms. Admirand’s stories,she pulls the readers into the story with her engaging characters and her honest feel of family,ranch life and small town life. Another must read by this author. I can not decide which of the Garahan brothers is my favorite,they are all so amazing who wouldn’t want to find one of her own. Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley. Details can be found at Sourcebooks,the author’s website, and My Book Addiction and More.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More

TOUCH OF A ROGUE by Mia Marlowe…review…



Genre: Regency Historical  Romance

Series: Touch of Seduction series~(book #2)

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

Paperback:320 pages

Publisher:Brava; 1 edition (February 28, 2012)



ISBN-13: 978-0758263544

Book Description(from Amazon)

Publication Date: February 28, 2012
Jacob Preston has three requirements for a woman desiring access to his bed: She must be enthusiastic in affairs of passion, jaded in matters of the heart, and – to ensure the first two qualifications – she must be married. Lady Julianne Cambourne’s unmarried status should render her firmly off limits. Instead, it proves a temptation, especially when she comes to him in desperation, looking for the kind of answers only he can give. For, beyond his rakish reputation, Jacob is known for the mysterious power of detection he commands through his sense of touch. And Julianne, surrounded by secrets that threaten to ensnare her in a deadly trap, will do whatever it takes to recruit his skills…using every form of persuasion at her disposal…
TOUCH OF A ROGUE by Mia Marlowe is an exciting Regency Historical Romance. It is the second in “Touch of Seduction” series,but can be read as a stand alone. See,”Touch of A Thief”. This is the story of Jacob Preston,and Lady Julianne Cambourne’s they struggle to happiness,their secrets will be revealed as they find passion,danger,and love. A truly wonderful historical with a bit of paranormal twist. Jacob,has a mysterious command of touch. Lady Julianne needs his help,what she finds to the love of her life. Ms. Marlowe knows how to draw the reader into her stories as they journey with the characters through their troubles,passion and desire. I enjoy this author’s stories.I can hardly wait for the next installment in this delightful series. Received for an honest review from the publisher. Details can be found at Brava,published by Kensington Publishing Corp,the author’s website,and My Book Addiction and More.
HEAT RATING:Mild: Mild detailed scenes of intimacy,mild violence or profanity
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More




Mass Market Paperback:384 pages

Publisher:Avon; Original edition (February 28, 2012)



ISBN-13: 978-0062025333

SOURCE:  Received for an honest review from Net Galley and the publisher.

Book Description(from Amazon)

Publication Date: February 28, 2012

A marriage of convenience . . . or of destiny?

Gerard de Lacey is determined to find the man who is blackmailing his family, but with his inheritance and status at risk, a hasty marriage to a wealthy bride also seems in order—just in case things take a turn for the worse. Charismatic and capable, Gerard knows he can win the hand of any lady he chooses. Still, he’s not expecting a rich widow to find him and propose the very thing he wants: a marriage of convenience.

Katherine Howe’s first marriage was one of dreary duty. Now that she’s being pressured to marry her late husband’s heir, she’s desperate for a better option. Gerard de Lacey, with his sinful good looks, charming manner, and looming scandal, fits her needs perfectly. The fact that she’s nursed a secret affection for him only makes it better—and worse. Because Gerard will likely marry her for her fortune—but can he love her for herself, as she loves him?



BLAME IT ON BATH: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DUKE by Caroline Linden  is an exciting historical romance. It is the second in the “The Truth About The Duke” trilogy,but can be read as a stand alone. See “One Night in London”. What an exciting addition to the historical romance community. I so enjoy this series on three brothers,who learn their father’s deathbed secret that could cause them to lose their inheritance and their status in society,and is being blackmailed or so it seems. “Blame It On Bath” is the story of Gerard de Lacey,the youngest of the de Lacey siblings,a war hero, who marries for convenience. And Katherine Howe,an heiress,a  widow who needs a marriage of convenience to not have marry her dead husband’s nephew and who has had a secret affection for de Lacey for years.But a marriage of convenience can turn into love. With secrets,a blackmailer,adventure,sweet sensuality,a sexy,charismatic hero and a heroine who has been belittled but comes out of her shell,although older than the hero only by a couple of years, how could you not enjoy this fast paced read with its interesting cast of characters. I wonder who is really trying to destroy the de Lacey name,status and make them miserable. I can hardly wait for the final installment into this great story of three brothers who are not only looking for answers but who meet the loves of there lives quiet by accident. A must read. Received for an honest review from Net Galley and the publisher. Details can be found at Avon, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishing,the author’s website, and My Book Addiction and More.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More 


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