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.
Have you ever had a secret, one that if people found out before you were ready could really not just rock your world but the people you love as well? Have you had to hide the real you while pretending to be someone else? Secrets can protect, secrets can hurt in the long run, and secrets can change everything for the better or for the worse. But what if the secret you are keeping is not about something minimal, but it’s your sexuality? Could you have a family, a wife, and yet be gay? Yes you can. It is hard to say how anyone would react to this type of secret, but what if your wife knew and wanted you to be happy like she was? What if finally telling your kids would allow you to be with the man you love? Is hiding that secret to protect them or to protect yourself of the unknown? Those questions are hard to answer aren’t they? While we can all say oh we wouldn’t act like that or we would do something else you never really know until you are in the situation yourself.
I am having a hard time with my feelings about Secret. On one hand I loved it like I do all of Kindle Alexander’s books, but on the other hand I was left disappointed. I just didn’t couldn’t understand why he would continue to be with his wife and have three children (I can understand one but three, not so much)if he knew the entire time that he was gay. I could understand better if he didn’t know until recently but they decided together to live this lie until the kids went to college and for me that is a secret that is harmful. Am I the morality police? Hell no I am far from it, but I have always believed a person needs to be true to themselves, and Dylan just ended up hurting himself in the long run by hiding who he was. I did love Tristan and how he wasn’t going to give up on Dylan. It was like they were meant to be, even if it took a long time to find each other.
Overall, I just didn’t enjoy this one as much as I have the previous Kindle Alexander books that I have read in the past. I am hoping this is a onetime thing because I always look forward to her books, but unfortunately this one just wasn’t on the same level that I have come to expect from her.
Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It's always a surprise to see what's coming next!
I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it's true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women's hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life - I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations - regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal... I don't want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I'm going to tell you about Kindle.
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I'll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died - weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn't have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It's everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness - it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn't a time she wasn't there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It's its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn't be here today without her.