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Secret Lucidity

Narrated by: Elena Wolfe
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
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Summary

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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  • L Hayes
  • Carmarthen, Wales
  • 04-02-19

Forbidden Love

Wow! I so lived this story. I was drawn in by the end of the first chapter. What amazing writing. Such passionate expression of a love that is considered so taboo. Sometimes though love can be so unpredictable. This story is such a tragic one, that innocently morphs into a passionate and forbidden love story. It had me gripped and crying tears of sadness and of joy.
This was the first book by E. K. Blair that I have listened to, but I will, most certainly be reading another.
I love the narrator Elena Wolfe - also known as Andi Arndt - and she narrates this story beautifully.
One awesome, well written story narrated by one awesome Narrator. If you haven't read or listened to this book and are tempted, then I would definitely say “jump right in”. You’ll not regret it! Brilliant!!

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  • Misty
  • 01-03-18

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-06-19

A bit too YA for me

Possible spoilers****: Although the content is of a mature matter; high school aged stories aren’t my thing. The main character was very young and naive, as to be expected, but she was so lost in her own self pity that she didn’t see the parallels between herself and her mother.

I didn’t finish the book, but I sincerely hope that a responsible adult stepped in and pulled her out of her self destructive mind set. The story was getting a little too ridiculous for me to enjoy, I am not a fan of self inflicted turmoil due to self pity and immaturity.

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  • mandy
  • 06-03-18

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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  • Angela Brothers
  • 04-03-18

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 !!!

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  • Andrea Goff
  • 04-03-18

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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  • Irene Kristal
  • 29-10-19

Didn’t want this book to end!

I loved this book! Excellent storyline and character development. The author has a way to capturing real love, intense love, emotional love, heart wrenching love, soulmate love like no one! Another favorite of mine!

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  • kb
  • 21-10-19

so good!!

Best author ever! Will affect every emotion you have. Better listen/read all off hers!! 😩

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  • Gorgeous Tima
  • 18-09-19

This book was awesome!!!!! I listened to it twice.

I'm in love with EK Blair's writing. She did another awesome job as expected. I listened to this book last year and again a few days ago while driving from NC to NY. my mom was with me and never listened to an audiobook before but she loved it. she now understands why I love them so much.

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  • Will I AM!
  • 23-08-19

Great Taboo love storyline! 4.25 stars ⭐️

I enjoyed this book by EK Blair- the narration was superb as always With Elena Wolfe and the story didn’t disappoint! Taboo love story age gap romance. All the feels.

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  • Beguiled Bookworm77
  • 26-07-19

Oh My Heart Strings!

Wow, what an emotional rollercoaster. Yes, this story is full of tragedy, but it is epic. The ending almost made me loose my mind.