Thursday, July 28, 2016

His Secret Life Book Review and Giveaway

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.

My thoughts:

Philip asks Emily to help him pretend to be straight for his job, which Philip's boyfriend Jason does not appreciate one bit. Emily and Philip are actually perfectly suited for each other, they like the same movies, have great conversations, and are happy together. The only problem is that Philip is gay and in a relationship.

As their friendship furthers this problem becomes massive and tears them apart. But can they get past it?

I love the characters in this book. Philip makes me want to shake some sense into him, but I understand where he's coming from. Even the side characters are fleshed out enough that you feel like you know them.

However, there is one big drawback to me, and that is the ending. I feel like it was way too abrupt and didn't give me the closure that I'm used to with a book. I understand the reasoning behind it in this story, but it wasn't my thing.

Available to buy from....
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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

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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