Keeping Secrets by Lisa Eugene (Review by Cassandra – #NerdGirlLola)

Keeping Secrets

Title: Keeping Secrets

Author: Lisa Eugene

Published Date: October 22nd 2015

Genre: Dark Erotic Romance


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Is that how a little girl sits?
No, Daddy.
How should a little girl sit?
Shoulders back and tummy in.
And how should a little girl look?
Always neat and pretty
That’s my girl.

Twenty-four-year-old Alexa Kennedy is beautiful, sharp as a whip, and at the top of her medical school class. She’s also been waging a war in her head for as long as she can remember. Depression. Hatred. Self-loathing. These feelings feed the pain inside her, fueling her quest for a perfection that she can never achieve.

In one life-changing moment, Dex Blakewell crashes into her world. Dex is funny, gorgeous, and irresistible. He chases away the darkness and fills her with light and laughter. An unusual friendship blossoms, making no demands or expectations.

Friendship turns into an unexpected love and a delicious passion. Alexa realizes that the only thing tethering her to sanity is their connection. But even Dex’s strength can’t keep her demons at bay forever.

When life overwhelms her, the outside world starts to mirror her inner turmoil. And when Dex discovers she’s been keeping horrible secrets, will she finally shatter or find a way through the darkness? Will the promise of love be enough to save her from self-destruction?

***WARNING: This book is for mature audiences and deals with topics and situations that some readers may find deeply emotional. That being said, I hope that many may find inspiration from these words. ***


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Cassandra – #NerdGirlLola’s  Review***

Now before I start just let me say that neither myself nor anyone close to me has gone through anything like what is portrayed in this book. The happenings in this book are real life issues that some people deal with on a daily basis. That being said here’s my review.

I am wrecked, totally and completely wrecked. I LOVE a book that can give me a good ugly cry and this one definitely made me do just that. From page one all the way to end I had a tear in my eye the whole time.

This book is eloquently written; it takes very difficult topics and gives the reader an insider’s view into the mind of Alexa, the person living with the demons, and Dex, the person watching from the outside. Both perspectives are insightful and devastating at the same time. As messed up as this may sound, I loved all the details the author wrote in to the story. It gave me a better idea of what Alexa was going through.

Though this book may not be for everyone I urge people to read it. If only to help the author with her goal of helping take the stigma away from mental illness and getting awareness for the issues covered in the book.

Overall this is an excellent read. I love this book simply because of how detailed it is and because I grew to love Alexa and Dex. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone over the age of 18.

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  • SuziSummer

    I ust had to own this book. Great review! Terri Mcneal

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