“We were two broken souls who had found each other in a world of shadows. We were held together by a connection of secrets, dark and fearful and reluctant to leave. Their depth was seductive and overwhelming, an endless ocean of black that threatened to cover the brilliance we kept reaching for with each other.”
With her art career flourishing and the mansion predators no longer a threat, Charlie is creating a new life. Her desires have changed, and she has a chance at a healthy, loving relationship with Cameron—if they can bury the memories and doubts that plague them.
Can they overcome the destruction of their clouded pasts, or will the revelation of more painful, shocking secrets pull them back into the shadows?
***I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.***
Seductive Secrecy is book 2 in the Shadow Series. Charlie is living with her love, Cameron, after her escape from “The Mansion.” She has immersed herself in her art and is becoming quite successful. In addition, she is beginning to forge a relationship with her father even though he had to flee the country after helping take down the horror of “The Mansion.” Despite her freedom from the darkness of her past, she is still fighting the dark emotional hold her time working at “The Mansion” has on her. Cameron does what he can to help her forgive herself and live her life. They seem to be making a better life for each other, but the past comes back and deals them an devastating blow. It will test the love and trust they have tried so hard to build together.
This series is completely different from anything I have ever read before. At times, it was quite difficult to read. My heart ached for Charlie. I don’t know how she endured the things that she did. I loved Cameron. He wasn’t only incredibly hot and sexy, but he had a heart of gold. He loved Charlie unconditionally and never judged her for her past decisions; he loved her despite them. The following lines sum up their love quite nicely…I think. “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 the clouds, but I was here and he was one of the reasons for that.” It gave me hope that Charlie might find happiness at last.
Of course, Seductive Secrecy had lots of STEAMY SEX! I don’t think I will think of painting in the same way again after their session in the studio!!! WOW!!! There was also a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming. However, my favorite thing about this book is the author’s talent for showing me the healing power of art. It was a beautifully written book about the incredible power that love has to heal even the most damaged of human beings.