Saturday, March 15, 2014

Best Kept Secrets by Evangeline Anderson



Title : Best Kept Secrets
Author: Evangeline Anderson
Publisher: Loose ID
 Novella
Genre: Sci Fi futuristic, M/F
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher  Blurb:
Cassandra and Josh are xenobiologists. Traveling around the universe searching for new forms of life is exciting and Cass is never lonely because Josh is there. He is sweet, funny, kind and handsome…everything Cass has ever wanted in a man. But he’s also her stepbrother. There's never been anything but normal affection between the two of them…until they encounter the truth plant of Svortza 6.

The truth plant is said to have strange properties—it forces all who come in contact with it to act on their deepest emotions. Cass is skeptical of the rumors until Josh is sprayed with the plant’s secretions and begins having fugue states where he is a mindless creature bent only on satisfying his sexual hunger.

Now, trapped on an alien world, Cassandra is learning a lesson in submission and forbidden lust. She knows she must keep Josh’s actions secret from him or he will hate himself forever. But some secrets are just too big to keep…
  • Note:Cassie and Josh have no blood ties and their relationship is fully consensual; however, some readers, particularly those with a history of sexual abuse or incest, may find this story disturbing.


Review:
Best Kept Secrets by Evangeline Anderson is a story about a step brother and sister, Josh and Cassie who are really thrust together when their parents die.  Cassie is still under aged and her future is bleak Josh steps in and helps her giving her a safe home and education to pursue her dreams.
While it is on the line of risqu√© I personally didn’t feel icky or creeped out that Cassie and Josh are step siblings.  It does play into the story very well, and for me just added to this storyline.  The planet they encounter, the plant, the weird alien that was more confusing than their relationship itself.  However I really loved the heat level and main story of Josh and Cassie. I think as long as you concentrate on Cassie and Josh’s relationship which is the main part of this book you will find like me you love and adore this book.  I really like the style and connection Ms Anderson brings to this story. I would love to have more like this book in the future from Ms Anderson. 

                                                 Four Shooting Stars!!!



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