The conclusion to L. Marie Adeline’s S.E.C.R.E.T. erotic romance trilogy, about a private women’s group that facilitates women’s sexual fantasies, is just as sexy and dramatic as the two previous installments.
One of the key cornerstones of the series is emphasized even more strongly: that women should select and be active participants in the creation and fulfillment of their sexual fantasies. Yes, the private group S.E.C.R.E.T. often concocts the specifics of the fantasies, trains men to fulfill them and oversees the specifics, but nothing ever happens unless the woman officially “accepts the Step,” meaning says an active, vocal yes to what’s about to happen. She may not know exactly what that is, but she’s always given the opportunity to get clarification, buy time or say no, and I believe the series is all the stronger for the times when the latter happens, as it does in S.E.C.R.E.T. Revealed, the third and final book.
This one finds New Orleans anchorwoman and single mom Solange Faraday as the group’s latest recruit. Solange has let sex take a backseat to her career and parenting. The switch to living out some very risqué scenarios, such as wearing a trench coat, hat, black stiletto boots, garters, stockings and nothing else before an evening on the town, is one she’s both wary of and more than ready for. In this case, she’s nervous about getting caught, but Adeline makes it clear that the nervousness is part of the hotness.