Secret by Kindle Alexander ~ Book Review by Caroline

24938229Title: Secret

Author: Kindle Alexander

Publisher: Self Published

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: M/M Romance

Blurb:

A full length novel

Tristan Wilder, self-made millionaire and devastatingly handsome CEO of Wilder-Nation is on the verge of a very lucrative buyout. With tough negotiations ahead, he’s armed with his acquisition pitch, ready to launch the deal of a lifetime. There’s just one glitch. The last thing he expects is to fall for the hot business owner he’s trying to sway.

Dylan Reeves, computer science engineer and founder of the very successful social media site, Secret, is faced with a life-altering decision. A devoted family man with three kids and a wife, Dylan has been living a secret for years. Fiercely loyal to his convictions, his boundaries blur after meeting the striking owner of the corporation interested in acquiring his company. For the first time in his life, reckless desire consumes him when the gorgeous computer mogul makes an offer he can’t refuse.

My View:

We all have likes and dislikes when it comes to what we read but one of the most controversial themes that really seems to get people talking is cheating. I read and review a lot of books so I try not to look at other people’s reviews until I have read and then written my own and for the most part that works. Secret was a book that exploded into discussion on social media with the question “is there cheating?” I’m quite pragmatic when it comes to the subject but I respect that everyone has their own opinions. I like my books to be realistic and as real to life as possible so I guess if there is cheating I deal – it happens. I’m sure by now everyone knows there is no cheating in Secret.

For me this book was about sacrifice. There was a huge sacrifice by Dylan and his wife Teri that changed the course of their lives for over two decades. They sacrificed their own happiness for that of their family and it certainly wasn’t all bad. They live in a nice house, the children are happy and attend the best schools and they have a seemingly huge disposable income that allows them the luxuries of life. To the outside world they are the epitome of a perfect family but the reality is they are best friends living a lie. The plan is to stop living the lie when the kids have all graduated and gone off to college and that day is getting closer and closer. Teri has a life outside the marital home and she hopes this man will remain in her future.
Dylan thinks about having someone but for him it is not so easy. As a heavily closeted gay man any future relationships terrify him.

As unconventional as this all is – it works.

It works until Dylan and his company decide to sell a social media app to a company headed up by Tristan Wilder. Tristan is an incredibly successful businessman who goes after what he wants and seems unable to take no for an answer. Handsome, wealthy and gay he is quick to discover Dylan’s secret and the chase is on. After a night spent together it seems all the rules have changed and Dylan’s carefully constructed and once pretty boring life will never be the same again. As much as Dylan wants to go back to his ‘normal’ he has had a taste and can’t get Tristan out of his mind. Tristan is left bewildered. Normally a bit of a player it seems Dylan has got under his skin but the more he pushes, and he pushes a lot, the more skittish Dylan becomes.

Secret was a great read for me with a fairly unique story line and lots of tension. Was the ending totally realistic when their secret was out? Maybe, maybe not but the journey there was interesting and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Links

Secret on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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