Book: Real Secrets by C. Michelle Ramseycategories: Book, Urban Fiction, Domestic Violence, Stripping, Relationship Drama, African American, E-Book, Exotic Dancer, Survival, Suspense, Family Drama, Chicklit, Women's Fiction
C. Michelle Ramseyabout this book: Set in Atlanta, GA Real Secrets is the story of Tamara Roman, a professional dancer in the exotic night club "Secrets." This novel deals with the lure of a promiscuous world and the stigma and pain of domestic violence. It provides readers struggling with the same issues hope they can rise above their limitations and overcome the horrors of abuse. It is a tale of love, survival, and success.
Tamara has built her life around alcohol and promiscuity to escape the realities of her choices. As a single mother and long-time girlfriend to her son's father, Darren, her loyalties to dancing and family life are tearing her apart. When an explosive encounter between her and Darren turns violent she must decide if she will continue in an abusive relationship or escape further into the world of stripping. Tamara meets two men that give her a different perspective on the future of her life. Yet, neither are aware of secrets that she holds in the palm of her hand. When the darkness comes to light, will this mean the end of life as she know it?
Real Secrets exposes old prejudices and secrets of the past, which threaten to overwhelm a family who have been pillars of the community and tear down relationships built on lies and lust. It deals with the reality of abusive relationships; and the beauty and hurt stemming from interracial relationships and the challenges they pose. And while the characters are tortured by the skeletons in their closet, this book demonstrates how freeing it can be to deal with those hidden secrets. It shows how successful you can be if you pursue your goals and dreams regardless of what path you take in life.
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