Author: Kiru Taye
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I finished reading Keeping Secrets (The Essien Trilogy, #1) by Kiru Taye today. At first, the story unfolded rather slowly, but I enjoyed the unsuspecting twists and turns throughout the plot, which is full of drama and suspense. Taye makes you feel intertwined with the characters' feelings and emotions. I think that I will finish the other books in The Essien Trilogy.
Based on the theme of arranged marriage, this book follows the love story of Ebony and Felix, who happens to be a wealthy financial businessman. Trying to appease the board members of his organization, Felix agrees to get married and determines that Ebony is a perfect fit. Even though their marriage is only paper, but the relationship quickly transitions to something else, almost beyond their control.
Many life lessons can be taken away from the first book in the trilogy. If you want your relationship to last, forgiveness is critical. True love can withstand betrayal, heartaches, and loss. Secrets are unhealthy for marriage.
I would recommend this book for adults, who are fans of good romance. Be warned that there are adult scenes, but Taye explains them in a tasteful manner.
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