My review of Secret Pleasure by Lora Leigh

51qhjHFTJrL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_In Secret Pleasure by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh, Sebastian and Shane De Loren were born to love Alyssa Hampstead. No other woman on Earth can burn for them, ignite with passion between them, the way Alyssa does. But after three sensual months of pleasure come to a crashing halt, Sebastian and Shane are left fighting their powerful family, risking it all to have Alyssa one more time…

Alyssa has closed off her heart. A senator’s daughter in the political spotlight, she’d rather be quiet and safe than feel the emotional intensity Sebastian and Shane roused within her years ago. But when the sexy cousins blaze their way back into her life, Alyssa cannot help but succumb to the heady pleasures the two men can give her. And as an unknown enemy draws near, Alyssa will need Sebastian and Shane to protect her…and satisfy every forbidden craving…


There are many characters in this story, but the main characters are Alyssa, Shane and Sebastian. Alyssa, a sophisticated, 18-year virgin, who was raised with decorum  meets cousins, Shane Conner and Sebastian De Loren, at a formal party, where there is an obvious attraction. Five months pass and Alyssa, while vacationing alone in Barcelona, Spain, again encounters the dapper cousins and a lascivious relationship unite between the three. Yes, I said three. The affair is short lived as the parties are torn apart and their lives are left disheveled.  Unable to see each other,  Alyssa is devastated beyond comprehension and becomes a ghost of her former self. Shane and Sebastian are also tormented by the loss of Alyssa, their “siren”. The parties reunite eight years later and attempt to heal their fractured past.

This book is more then just an erotic romance novel and is intertwined with mystery, danger and traumatic loss. I will admit the sex scenes are carnal and sizzling, but the underlying story of the soulful love between them is majestic. The fast paced story leaves you in suspense throughout the book. Once I started this book, I didn’t eat or sleep until its conclusion, and a hell of a conclusion it was.

On the overall book, I give this book four out of four roses. As for the sexual content, I give this book four of four blindfolds.

If you are not comfortable with sexual activity that involves three people at once, this may not be your kind of read.

Thank you to Net Galley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Secret Pleasure is available August 18, 2015 and is available for pre-order here:    Secret Pleasure (Bound Hearts Book 13)

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