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.
“A powerful story that reveals the complexity of the human heart.” ~ NYT Bestselling author Russell Blake
“His Secret Life proves love defies labels. It can transcend age, race, and gender.” ~ Amazon Bestselling author Deborah Brown
“An unconventional romance. Our book club enjoyed discussing their complicated relationship.” ~ reader J. Nelson
Kim Cano did a wonderful job showing how complicated life can be. I know that my life gets to be a mess sometimes but it seldom gets so out of control I don’t know what to do but that is the way I saw Philip’s life becoming as he lied again and again about Emily being his girlfriend. The worst part is that his clients probably would have accepted that he was gay if he had been upfront about it.
Maybe his clients and his company would not have liked Philip’s lifestyle if he had been honest but I like to believe they would. I think human decency says if you are honest, life is good for you.
The complexity of the characters from Emily who starts out acting as Philip’s girlfriend and then finds herself wanting more to Jason, Philip’s boyfriend, makes the book a worthy read.
I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
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