Title: Keeping Secrets
Author: Lisa Eugene
Genre: Erotic Romance
Expected Release Date: October 22, 2015
Cover Design: Kim KillionSummary:
Is that how a little girl sits?
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?
Quotes from Goodreads Reviewers
Overcoming the past and finding love.
Alexa has high expectations for herself. As a third year medical student, she is on the path to become valedictorian of her class and she has baggage--really big baggage.
Enter Dex...Dex is a self made man. Having overcome a difficult past, he works hard to be a success and enjoys the fruits of his labors. That is until the day they literally run into each other.
Neither Alex or Dex has the time or inclination for a relationship but they strike up an unlikely friendship. The chemistry between them becomes too much for them to deny and they become lovers. But the issues that Alexa has kept hidden are more difficult to conceal as they get closer and inevitably threaten the Alexa's future and the future of their relationship.
I loved this book. Both Alexa and Dex are extraordinarily likable and well developed characters. The struggles the characters face and the relationship between them feels authentic. Lisa Eugene once again * manages to balance dealing with sensitive subject matter as she builds a red hot love story. I highly recommend this amazing novel. ~~ Catherine
★ ✯ ★
Wow! Another fantastic read by Lisa Eugene.
This book is not all your happy rainbows and unicorns!
This is deep and heart wrenching, it contains real life situations that affect more of us everyday.
I love Dex and Alexia, but can love be enough to save her from herself?
You see, Alexia struggles everyday, she fights with herself but can she see past herself and her demons to love herself and be loved?
You desperately scream at her to stop, you cry with her and for her and your aches for the both of them.
This is a must read book! ~~ Kimberley
★ ✯ ★
Ms. Eugene handles the very tough subject of mental illness amazingly. I was breathless and had to put it down a few times because it felt like she was in my head.
Alexa is a 4th year med student. The heart break of being a doctor is touched on briefly as she finds out a child that she has been treating is dying. On her way to the hospital she has a car accident with a man she thinks is a complete jerk. Turns out that Dex is a hero even with his own issues. He doesn't do relationships. He and Alexa become best friends and that turns into an epic love story. The story isn't pretty at times. After all the subject of eating disorders, mental illness, and physical and mental abuse are throughout the story.
Will Dex be able to help Alexa, find her voice, find her sanity, will Alexa be able to find the help she needs to heal and see what she has to offer the world and see what Dex sees when he looks at her and not what she sees in the mirror.
If you are in the market for dark erotic romance - This one is should be at the top of your list. The characters are stunning, the plot line is fluid and keeps you involved, the subject is dark but dealt with as a reality not sensationalized. I laughed with them, I cried with them, I wanted to die with them and you will too! Want a book that makes you feel - this one will make you feel and make you think! ~~ Melody
Lisa Eugene began writing as a way to mentally escape from the hectic medical world where she has been a practicing nurse for over twenty years. After publishing her first novel, STRICTLY BUSINESS, she quickly learned that readers couldn't get enough of the world she created and now she lives out her wildest fantasies by writing steamy romantic suspense for her fan-favorite Washington Memorial Hospital series.
When she's not plotting her next dangerous, fast-paced, sexy adventure, you can find her juggling a full time job, playing soccer mom, or curled up reading a good romance. Lisa loves hearing from fans; be sure to connect with her on Twitter.