Thursday, July 7, 2016

Book Review: His Secret Life by Kim Cano + Giveaway!

Hi all,

I’ve known Kim Cano since she published her first book, A Widow Redefined but I hadn’t yet had a chance to read one of her books. So when she offered me a copy of her latest novel, His Secret Life, I jumped at the chance to read it. Here is more about the book and my thoughts.
Don't forget to enter the giveaway to win 1 of 2 Kindle copies of His Secret Life!


His Secret Life

Kim Cano


Book Description:

Gay men don’t fall in love with women. Do they?

Philip is a gay man working for a conservative corporation. After his recent promotion, he needs a date for a company function and asks his sister’s new roommate, Emily.

Emily is an actress, waiting tables while starring in local plays and hoping for her big break. She agrees to be Philip’s date for the party, and soon they are attending one event after another together.

Philip and Emily click on many levels. Lines blur as the people they pretend to be start feeling like the people they are, causing a rift with Philip’s boyfriend Jason.

When Philip no longer works for the company, he doesn’t need Emily to play the role of his girlfriend anymore, but to his surprise, he can’t let her go.


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My 5 Star Review:

Philip is a rising star in his company and doesn’t want anything to get in the way of his climb up the corporate ladder. Philip is also gay. Believing that his conservative bosses wouldn’t understand about his being gay, he’s been pretending he is straight and hiring women to pretend to be his girlfriend at company parties and dinners. But on one such occasion, he hires he sister’s roommate, Emily, an actress, to play the part of his girlfriend, and soon finds he is attracted to her. But could he possibly ever fall in love with a woman?

His Secret Life is a well-written and thoughtful love story with a twist. Kim Cano has written a story with well-fleshed-out characters and situations that make you pause and think. Philip’s story is unique, yet many men have felt as he has for generations. He knew he was gay, yet wasn’t comfortable telling the world, and he also wasn’t accepted by his father for who he was. Falling in love with Emily changed that, but Philip still struggled with how he felt. I think Kim did a wonderful job of expressing Philips feelings as he navigates unfamiliar territory. This is not your typical love story – but it is a thoughtful, interesting read.


About the Author:

 Kim Cano is the author of four women's fiction novels: A Widow Redefined, On The Inside, Eighty and Out, and His Secret Life. Kim has also written a short story collection called For Animal Lovers. 10% of the sale price of that book is donated to the ASPCA® to help homeless pets.

Kim wrote a contemporary romance called My Dream Man under the pen name Marie Solka.

Kim lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and cat.

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