Author: Marni Mann
Title: Seductive Secrecy (Book 2 Shadows series)
Release date: October 24, 2013
Age Group: Mature Adult
Genre: Erotic Romance
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Seductive Secrecy (book #2)
With a shadow cast over the mansion, can Charlie and Cameron overcome the destruction of their pasts and rebuild their future, or will the revelation of painful, shocking secrets pull them back into the darkness?
I highly anticipated the sequel to Seductive Shadows because the first book was so deliciously good and I must say that the author did not disappoint me! I must start out by saying that if you have not read Seductive Shadows please do so before reading Seductive Secrecy – it will make the whole wonderful experience much better and you won’t feel as if you have been left completely in the dark.
Speaking of the dark – darkness is a main theme throughout these books. It seems to always surround the main character, Cee aka Charlie, in the first book and although it creeps around her throughout the second book you get a sense that it is dissipating slowly but surely. She is an intrinsically strong character despite what she has been through emotionally and physically. I can only use the cliche butterfly analogy to convey what Charlie undergoes from book 1 to 2. A metamorphosis from an ugly caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly!
Charlie and Cameron are two very beautifully crafted characters – sexy, intricate, artistic, insecure, alluring, broken, flawed and strong. They complement each other like pieces to a puzzle and have this amazing chemistry together and there is nothing that can destroy what they have worked so hard to build – not the demons of the past, present struggles or future uncertainties.
“Cameron…my dawn. He had broken through the darkness-my darkness-and pulled me from its depths. I wasn’t necessarily standing under the sun yet, or even beneath a mostly-clear sky strewn with clouds, but I was here and he was one of the reasons for that.”
This review was exceptionally hard for me to write for some reason without tons of spoilers for those who have not read the first book. I must say that the author’s writing is exceptional to say the least. Her vivid descriptions have a way of transporting you to “a scene” in the book and it is almost as if you can touch, taste and feel what is going on in that moment. The main characters are my favorite but you cannot count out the brilliant new and returning secondary characters – they add flavor, mystery and intrigue. Another thumbs up to the author for the amazing plot development and overall flow of the story over the course of the two books. The themes remained true, issues were resolved and the ending was everything I was hoping for – IT ROCKED!!
“Your dawn?” I repeated. “Have you found it?”………….”Not only have I found my dawn,” he said, “but she’s agreed to be mine forever.”
Seductive Shadows (book #1)
Charlie is a passionate, sensually-inspired art student, desperately seeking an escape from the abusive past that haunts her and a tragic accident that emptied her heart. Scarred and unable to love, her yearning for physical pleasure leads her into a tantalizing, dangerous world of power and seduction. The anonymity of the deal offers security; the money brings financial freedom and the madam is the mother figure she longs for.
But the thrill of the mansion and its arousing dominance quickly fades when she meets renowned-yet-mysterious Cameron Hardy, whose intense baby blue eyes send a nervous flutter through her core. Cameron is sexy, and not in a subtle way. He stimulates Charlie’s art, her intellect and her desires. Just as he begins to break through her emotional boundaries, she discovers a devastating connection between her past and her scandalous work at the mansion, shattering everything she thought to be true.
Provocative, intoxicating and erotic, Seductive Shadows is the unforgettable tale of a young woman’s self-discovery as she learns to forgive, to love and be loved, and to find redemption amidst a remarkable journey that will captivate your mind and stimulate your soul.
This book is for mature audiences. It contains explicit language and sexual content.
About the Author
A New Englander at heart, Marni Mann is now a Floridian inspired by the sandy beaches and hot pink sunsets of Sarasota. She taps mainstream appeal and shakes worldwide taboos, taking her readers on a dark and breathtaking journey. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, she’s scouring for chocolate, traveling, reading, or walking her four-legged children. Visit her at http://www.marnismann.com.
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