Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Secret by Kindle Alexander ~ Sarah A.’s Review

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Secret_453x680Tristan 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.

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Secret was slightly different than most other M/M books I’ve read.  When I read those first few chapters I was sure that the book was headed in a direction that a lot of people would not be comfortable with.  I quickly discovered that I was wrong.  While the book does technically follow an adulterous affair, in practice that is not the case.  Everyone knows the score from the very beginning and it is a beautiful twist on something that many people consider taboo.  I was completely delighted with the concept and the way in which it was executed.

I loved what we got to know about Tristan and Dylan, they both seemed to be deeply devoted to those things that were important to them and were willing to fight to keep those things safe.  I didn’t feel like I knew them as well as I would have liked to though.  Both men felt like they had layers and layers to them that were never explored.  I really wish we would have got past the first few layers into the cores of their beings.

Secret really stayed focused solely on developing the relationship between Dylan and Tristan.  There were some small secondary plotlines, but they were definitely vehicles driving Tristan and Dylan together.  There wer some things that I wish would have been more fully explored and was left with a few questions about the motivations of secondary characters.  I was satisfied with the story and relationship between the MCs though.

While I could have used a little more conflict and drama, I really thought that Secret was a lovely story.  One who knew exactly what he wanted and fought for it in any way he could, and a second who knew what he wanted but was so scared of hurting those around him that he nearly lost the most special person in his life.  As is the case with every book I’ve read by Kindle Alexander, there was never any question of the love the characters felt for one another.  It is one of the reasons that Kindle has been and will continue to be one of my go-to authors.

3.5 Feathers

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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.

Find out more by visiting http://www.kindlealexander.com or email me at kindle@kindlealexander.com

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3 thoughts on “Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Secret by Kindle Alexander ~ Sarah A.’s Review

  1. Thank you so much for your review of Secret. Also, we’d like to thank you for hosting us today. Remember to sign up for the giveaway. Good luck and have fun playing along. 🙂

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