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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Book Review - His Secret Life by Kim Cano plus $25 Amazon Giveaway!

Book Review
His Secret Life
by Kim Cano

Book Description
Gay men don’t fall in love with women. Do they?

Philip is a gay man working for a conservative corporation. After his recent promotion, he needs a date for a company function and asks his sister’s new roommate, Emily.

Emily is an actress, waiting tables while starring in local plays and hoping for her big break. She agrees to be Philip’s date for the party, and soon they are attending one event after another together.

Philip and Emily click on many levels. Lines blur as the people they pretend to be start feeling like the people they are, causing a rift with Philip’s boyfriend Jason.

When Philip no longer works for the company, he doesn’t need Emily to play the role of his girlfriend anymore, but to his surprise, he can’t let her go.

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"A powerful story that reveals the complexity of the human heart." ~ NYT Bestselling author Russell Blake 

 "His Secret Life proves love defies labels. It can transcend age, race, and gender." ~ Amazon Bestselling author Deborah Brown 

 "An unconventional romance. Our book club enjoyed discussing their complicated relationship." ~ reader J. Nelson

Our book review
It was lovely to read such a different story on love and the difficulties faced by both sides.  I'm aware of a couple of  gay men who had previously been happily married for years before coming out, but I have never come across a gay man falling in love with a woman and consider changing his whole life, so I was completely intrigued by the story.

Philip works hard in the corporate world, his work and his separate life are completely separate, not really by choice but the fear of what would happen if they knew he was gay, regardless of his skills. A lot of pressure is put on his relationship with Jason as they are only allowed to enjoy their relationship behind close doors.

To make matters worse he now needs a female partner to accompany him on his works do to keep his secret going.  Luckily for Philip his sister, Sarah, introduces him to her flatmate and jobbing actress Emily to play the part for the evening  They hit it off straight way and the pretend couple keep the charade going for work commitments, but can it last?

Emily realizes that Philip is her perfect man only it's typical that he is gay and it can go nowhere. Philip starts to realize that she is so much more than a pretend plus one.  Will the two fight against all the barriers they face to admit to each other how they feel and if they do will they have the courage needed to make a go of things?

Kim Cano provides another realistic storyline that is thought provoking as the reader follows their day to day life, their emotions and fears.
Our rating

About the Author
Kim Cano is the author of four women's fiction novels: A Widow Redefined, On The Inside, Eighty and Out, and His Secret Life. Kim has also written a short story collection called For Animal Lovers. 10% of the sale price of that book is donated to the ASPCA® to help homeless pets.

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  1. I once told my Dad that my brother and his wife were pregnant before my brother told him.

  2. I don't remember ever letting a secret slip.

  3. I let slip that one of my friends were pregnant.

  4. I am VERY good at keeping secrets. Nothing slipped.

  5. My friend's bestie had flown in that morning for her birthday.

  6. I revealed someone's pregnancy by accident once.

  7. I don't tell secrets, if I did they would not be secrets any more. :P

  8. I accidentally told someone what I got them for Christmas.

  9. That one of my friend's had a massive crush on my best friend! It all worked out though, and they are now dating :)

  10. I don't think I have ever let a big secret slip. I hope I haven't

  11. So glad you enjoyed His Secret Life. Thanks for featuring me.

  12. Thanks for the giveaway; I don't remember a big secret slip up. :)

  13. I don't have any secret slip up I ever told to anyone. This does sound like a great read and I think it would be a perfect book for my cousin. Thanks for sharing the review and the giveaway.

  14. I'm not sure about the biggest secret but my Mom would always somehow trick me into telling her what I got her for Christmas!


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