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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author and Audie Award winner CD Reiss...

In the era of pay phones, groupies, and party pills, there were three of us. 

Strat. A rock god who walked on air. 

Indy. A handsome musician smart enough to live through stardom. 

Me, a girl with everything to lose and nothing she wanted to keep. 

I loved them both. 

They say three's a crowd, but maybe I liked crowds...until the one thing I wanted to keep was stolen out of my arms. 

I left that world, straightened up, went to law school. 

I was fine until Indy walked back into my life to remind me of what I'd lost. 

They say there's no time like the present, but when the past shows up with an invoice there's gonna be hell to pay.

©2016 Flip City Media Inc. (P)2016 Flip City Media Inc.

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Excellent BUT Margie's story was far too short!!!

I have read all of CD Reiss' books about the Drazen family in no semblance of order. The great thing about her books is that the individual novels and series about the Drazen siblings are self-contained stories and you don't need the background or history to follow the story. However with that said, all of the ties between those stories paint quite a spectacular picture and with the latest addition of Secret Sins, Ms. Reiss does not disappoint.

The first book I read was Forbidden which followed Fiona's story. I fell in love with the clever writing and the mystery of the uber-wealthy Drazen family. Margie (the eldest of the Drazen children) had a prominent role in that book, and I was excited to finally have her story.

I just wish there had been a lot more story. My overall review of 4 stars is only because of the huge disappointment that was discovering this book was only 4 hours long followed by the 2 hour long inclusion of Beg (the start of Johnathon Drazen's story). I felt CHEATED! As a rule, I do not use credits for books that are less than 6 hours. And while I loved this story, had I known it was actually more of a novella than a novel I would have waited for a sale.

Let's talk narration. In a word: PERFECTION. Elena Wolfe, you are a master narrator. The combination of Ms. Reiss' writing and Elena's narration is a beautiful thing. As always, expertly performed rather than simply read.

Be prepared for a lot of back and forth with this story. It jumps around from early 1980's to mid 1990's. The story was great, but you will feel the frustration of all the skipping. Also, expect a few satisfying sexual trysts. CD Reiss sure can write a great sex scene! Finally, as promised this book delivers one hell of a twist. I'll just say that the title of this book could not be more fitting. Oh, the Drazens and all of their secrets!

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Roller coaster of emotions.

A young woman's care free fun with the band turns into a heartbreaking drama that starts to unravel when her past comes walking into her present. I was expecting a fun hot listen, but got much more. From the well written story to Elena Wolfe's knock out performance this is a very credit worthy find.

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YES IT'S A SHORT STORY BUT IT PACKS A MIGHTY PUNCH

Although the storyline went back and forwards in time a wee bit too much for me I did love the characters and the well-written plot about Margaret Drazen and the group of Musician friends she hung out with in 1982 when she was known then as Cin. It was a time of groupies, drugs, sex and rock n roll and Margie was a good girl who was besotted by two Musicians Strat and Indy and the feelings went both ways. But neither man would choose who got to be with Cin.. until one night when a visiting Musician tried to take what was theirs.. and the night of pleasure that followed was hot hot hot (m/f/m action).

However, the unthinkable happened and Cin was too young for adult burdens, too insecure about her feelings for either man and their feelings for her and too naive to the consequences her actions would have.. so she walked away and was left with bitter-sweet memories. But over 10 years later a very well known face from those days came back into her life and together they uncovered the truth... and it's a WTF of a truth that sends you reeling.

Despite the fact that this listen was meant to be 6.24 hrs in length it actually stopped at Chapter 31 - then for 1.30 hrs Chapters of Beg were included which is Johnathan Drazen's story which I'd already purchased. But even though it was a short listen it packed a mighty punch and was totally pleasurable.. I just wished it was longer.

Worth a credit? It was a 5hr listen and I don't usually like them or buy them.. however it's a 'safe bet' CD Reiss book as I love her writing skills and abilities as an Author - it's also narrated by a talented Narrator. So there was no dilemma for me.. YES, IMO, it's creditworthy no matter its length.

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Love, love, love this audiobook!

It sucked me in from the start. I was almost late for an appointment because I got so caught up listening to the story.

Elena Wolfe was awesome!

Buy this audiobook! You won't regret it. If you don't want to spend one credit on it, buy the kindle version for $2.99 and the audible narration for $1.99.

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Oh. My. Gosh. Oh. My. Gosh. Oh. My. Gosh. Oh. My.

Audiobook - Narration, Elena Wolfe, Terrific! Love her Males and she's simply the perfect Margie. Love her story telling, inflections, the personality she gives each character - terrific audiobook!

So...this story... Freaking Awesome! Now, if you've never read the Songs of Submission series by CD Reiss, you'll enjoy this story, BUT, if you have? You'll be Blown. A. Way. I've never read a book where I started screaming "Oh My Gosh! Oh My Gosh! Oh My Gosh!" Just too much CD! TOO MUCH!

So, my suggestion is to read The Songs of Submission series first. Start with Beg... You'll be hooked. Read them all! Fall into this crazy Drazen World and all of its delicious characters - seriously! It will be worth it. And read the Drazen World Novellas - because those were terrific too!

Oh, and by the way, in this audiobook, it actually has "Beg" at the end, so of course, even though I read the series initially, I'm starting all over in audiobook and listening to the whole thing again! And it will be worth every minute spent!

Am I fan-girdling enough? Can't help it! One of my all-time favorite series, by an all-time favorite author!

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This is the CD stuff I love...

I love the Drazen family stories, full of turmoil, mischief and sexy hot! This is Margie's story and I just stumbled upon it and so glad I did, she was a great character in the Spin series(Teresa's story, highly rec.) and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her story. Excellent narration and book 2 is a must!

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Absolutely captivating!

CD Reiss not only knows how to write an amazing story but she possesses the ability to capture your mind, heart, curiosity, desire, all of your emotions, into her books! I absolutely could not get away from this book for a second! From the very first chapter, I was completely hooked by these characters and where their stories were going and where they’d been. This book is sexually explicit. The narrator, Elena Wolf, is perfection as always. I downloaded book 2 immediately. No regrets!!! None. I’m excited to keep listening to all of her titles.

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Love

My jaw dropped. Great book. Best to read following the Submission series. I love the writing of CD Reiss. The Drazen family keeps me wanting more. And what a talent for connecting them all. Cant wait to read more!

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Story is descent but narration isn't.

I wasn't fond of the jumping back & forth in time - it was overdone. The narration was stiff.

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I was stunned!

Not only was the plot twist a shocking moment, but when I thought it was over it was followed by the novella "Beg" (Book 1 of "Submission", Jonathan's story). My jaw dropped!!

Having already read the complete Submission Series I hadn't put 2 and 2 together. This changes so much that I will be reading book 2 of the Sins Duet before rereading Submission.

I feel like my world has shifted, but in a great way. LOVE CD REISS! Plus, she has amazing narrators! Everyone of my favorite narrators can be found in a Reiss book.

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  • Mrs D Rowland
  • 09-20-16

Awesome read

Wow what a great storyline, love reading / listening to the lives of the Drazen Family. Loving the early insight into Margie's turbulent life and the OMG moments. Would highly recommend this author

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  • Emily
  • 06-15-21

3 hours of Ok story

Not the best book I’ve listened to in this genre. Also important to not that the purchase includes over 2 hours of another book preview…. So this short story skipped through the storyline without much punch.

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  • Monique M.
  • 10-09-16

Hooked deep from first sentence

What was one of the most memorable moments of Secret Sins?

The opening chapters.

Any additional comments?

C.D Reiss is just the alt...then matched with Elena as narrator and a story about Margie Drazen..dear listeners down load with wild abandon...you won't be dissappointed.