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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.

A short story from The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories

©2018 E.K. Blair (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • 03-01-18

Taboo in a serious context

A lot of the taboo reads that I get myself mixed up in are hot and steamy and although I do demand a good story regardless, I don’t tend to pick up a taboo read that is as serious as Secret Lucidity, very often. While there have been a few, (ATUAWT, Tampa, Etc) it’s just not what you typically get when you read taboo.

A young girls life was destroyed when the death of her father left her mother unable to cope and her 17 year old heart unable to heal alone.

So many fingers could be pointed in this story and there are so many times I wanted to question the characters. Legit sit them down and ask, “why did you do this because I can’t understand”, but that is a good book, right? One that makes you challenge your way of thinking and draws in your ethics and morals?

All in all a really, really great book. I wish that EK would have honed in the ending a little more. I am a proponent of endings and where I don’t think I deserve to tell an artist how to create their masterpiece, I do think that if you take a reader on a very long journey, you owe them a damn good ending and not a truncated HEA. But thanks just me. Over here wanting to feel all warm and fuzzy before I move on and not still kind of edgy, happy. But still edgy.

Elena Wolfe is a scholar in audio. Like best of the best. Even her teenage voice is one you can’t argue with. Woman excels.

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so good!

This was an amazing student/teacher forbidden romance that had me hooked from the beginning. Darker than I was expecting but well written and the narrator did a wonderful job. Highly recommend!

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Secret Lucidity....

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes but on the side of caution sense it has taboo content. (17 year old) This book is darkly emotional with no relief it seems in sight.

Would you be willing to try another book from E.K. Blair? Why or why not?

The way E.k. writes she takes you on an emotional roller coaster, you don't know wether to stay on the ride or jump the hell off. It seems thought that I always stay on the forbidden ride.

Which scene was your favorite?

This book will make your soul ache in places. Between the termoil of her loosing people to those bullies in her school you just want to help Camellia. My favorite scene was at the last when David wrote her that letter, such a heartbreaking moment that will have tears flowing.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

During the middle of the book there were a couple places that I had to stop and collect myself. This girl I feel like just could not catch a break, she felt all alone and then resorted to harming herself... I wanted to personally help her.

Any additional comments?

This book is a slow forbidden burn but when it catches it will burn you, It will haunt you for a little while. Only because you want to help Camellia & David but you can't, no one can. Thank goodness this story does have a HEA but it takes time to get to it and they go through alot of strife to get to it.

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Elena Wolfe is Freakin AWESOME 👏🏼 👏🏼👏🏼

Thank you E.K. Blair love your books and this was a great Story, loved that it was about people from Oklahoma and so close to where I grew up! If you have listened or read this story you must check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

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Terribly dark and outstanding

Best performance I have ever heard.
Must say that the self mutilation was a bit too much for me.

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AMAZING BOOK!!

I loved this book so much! Ek Blair you did it again!! Elena Wolfe was amazing reading it in Audible. This book is real life struggles and love!!!

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Amazing!!

First of all, EK Freggin Blair is a total soul capturer (is that a word?). Anyway, if you've read/listened to any of her books you already know she's the Queen B of portraying gut wrenching, real life, honesty in fiction / romance books. I may not the best reviewer ever but I'm honest. This book had me in TEARS in the first few chapters. Some may say it's taboo, but at the end if the day, love is love. Okay so Cam may have been a bit vulnerable at the time she and her forbidden love connected, but at some point people need to wake up and realize some decisions are ADULT decisions. Ex- if a minor committs a murder they can be charged as an adult but if they have sex with an adult they are considered a child. Psssft whatever!! Anyway, there are so many emotions that hit close to home in this book. So many feelings, broken then later mended relationships, love, hate and mean girls. Everyone's gotta have one of those girls you just wanna slap the crap out of. This book had it all. The ooooonly thing this book didn't have was dual POVs throughout. But I'm hoping (as I do with ALL EK Blair books) that David will have his own book and we'll get to hear more about his story. Sigh!! Oh and lets not forget Elena Wolfe!! Ok so maybe I'm bias bcz I love her and Andi Arndt so dang much, but she was SO AWESOME! And I'm such a narrator snob so I usually reserve my praise to a selected few (AA being my #1) but OMG- She was so awesome dude! I know AA is a narrator coach. Maybe she took lessons or something but damn she was amazing! Definitely NOT taking anything away from her talent bcz I FREGGIN loved her in the Black Lotus series (#Declan) and other stuff but she was so soulful and convincing. Even when she did the male parts (tho she doesn't sound like a dude) I got lost in the story cuz her voice just sucked me right in! Alright I'm rambling...Anyway, this book is totally worth a credit, just make sure you have a box of tissues aroubd you when you read/listen to it.

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A Secret Lucidity so Beautiful and Amazing.

Secret Lucidity is a beautiful Love Story That today’s society says is Taboo, but you can Fall In Love with Someone at any age. E.k story of a taboo love story between a young 17 girl named Cam whose world comes crashing down around her and her Swim Coach is there to help her pick up the pieces of her shattered life and learn to start over.
What makes this an Amazing Story is the Smooth Poetic Writing Style Of Author E.k Blair that adds depth and weaves a Beautiful and Bittersweet Story.
Secret Lucidity by E.k Blair richly deserves 10 Shining Stars !!!