[Review & Tour] His Secret Life by Kim Cano

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.

“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

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.

Visit Kim’s website and get a FREE copy of The Rescue. A novelette about a dog that cheated death and transformed a woman’s life: http://kimcano.com

Find the author on the following sites….
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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

My Review

This is the second book by Kim Cano I have read and after reading the synopsis I could not wait to see how this story was going to play out.

Phillip is a closet gay man who hides his life from his co-workers in order to succeed within the company. Once he gets a promotion he has been after, he realises that he needs a “girlfriend” to accompany him to functions etc. Enter Emily, she is roommates with Phillip’s sister and accepts to play the role of his girlfriend to a company dinner. They are both doing it out of necessity but neither thought that they would fall for each other.

I loved Emily and thought the way Phillip treated her sometimes was a bit shocking, all in the name of protecting his image at work. But once he is discovered kissing his boyfriend by his boss’s wife no less it all goes pear shape for him. By this time Emily realises she is in love with a gay man and Phillip discovers that he is willing to be with a woman.

Could Emily be the proverbial woman to turn a gay man straight? 

I loved how Kim delivered this story and how we got the inner turmoil from both Phillip and Emily, but the ending = oh .,… tut tut…I kinda leaves you hanging not in a cliffhanger way but in such a way that you would just love to know just how the rest of their life turns out…

5 stars



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I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

2 thoughts on “[Review & Tour] His Secret Life by Kim Cano

  • August 5, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    I’m almost finished reading this one myself 🙂

  • August 5, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    So glad you enjoyed His Secret Life. Thanks for featuring me today.

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