2.25.2018

ARC Review: SECRET LUCIDITY by E.K. Blair

This wasn’t supposed to happen.
But it did.
This wasn’t supposed to be my life.
But it was.

I was just a typical girl, living a typical life. Nothing was out of the ordinary until tragedy threw me into a turnstile I couldn’t see my way out of. That was, until him.

I never could’ve imagined my heart falling the way it did. Hard, fast, and with unbounding beauty.

The only problem?
He was off limits.
Forbidden.

But he became my everything, and I became his, so we risked it all. It was only a matter of time until I realized that our risk came with unimaginable consequences.

My name is Camellia Hale and his is David Andrews, and this is our love story.

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REVIEW


My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Secret Lucidity was an angsty, emotional, heart-wrenching, coming-of-age journey and a taboo read to boot! Camellia Hale had everything going for her - loving parents, a relatively normal high school life, friends, a sweet boyfriend, and a promising future as a swimmer. Until tragedy struck and life as she knew it disappeared. Floundering and drowning, one person becomes a beacon of hope in the darkness - David Andrews. But he was her swimming coach. Her teacher. It was wrong. But how could something wrong feel so freaking right?

This was a first-time read for me of this author and while this story was written beautifully and filled with so much passion, I suffered a disconnect to its truth. I blame Camellia. Because I didn’t like her. There, I said it. I know I was supposed to sympathize with her pain. I didn’t. And the whole time she was sneaking around with David, I wanted to shake her for being so damn obvious and pathetic. But alas, she’s fictional and my frustrations were left to simmer. However, I adored David. I really really liked his character. The author found many unique and intricate ways to let his personality and goodness shine through Camellia’s perspective and turned me into a fan.

While this book wasn’t the huge win I expected, it did give me the chance to sample some of this author’s writing, which is still a win in my opinion. I’ll definitely be checking her other work out!

Release: Feb. 26, 2018 | Genre: Contemporary Romance - Student/Teacher | POV: Heroine - 1st person | Heat: 2.5 out of 5 | Standalone

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