**REVIEW** Secret Confessions: Sydney Housewives (Virginia #1, by Rhian Cahill, Lana #2, by Cate Ellink & Nella #3, by Cathleen Ross)

Indulge your Fantasies with the Sydney Elite!

Erotica – 18+/Adult Read

Secret Confessions: Sydney Housewives, a series of short reads, each one giving us a snapshot of the adventures of a different member of a group of women from the City’s elite, is HOT stuff!  The series is penned by some of Australia’s finest writers of erotic romance and erotica and each tale delves into the psyche of each female character, giving a no holds barred account of their sexual predilections and fantasies. Each scorching instalment can be read as a stand alone, but we also get a chance to meet  the other characters throughout. I had the pleasure of receiving the first three reads in the series to review: Virginia, Lana and Nella. Read on for my thoughts…  Tina ❤

Series Blurb

From the hottest writers in Australia comes a scintillating new series. Enter the world of Sydney’s elite, and find out what goes on behind the doors of the most exclusive addresses in the country…

Meet the Housewives of Sydney. They are wealthy, elegant, poised, and constantly in the public eye. But what goes on behind closed doors, in the private homes and parties where the cameras and paparazzi aren’t welcome? Delve into the most personal details of their relationships, their friendships and their lives. The only question is: can you handle the heat?

Virginia #1, by Rhian Cahill


Cool, collected, confident – those who know Virginia in her personal and professional life would never expect to find her in Boyd’s, a bar across town from her circle of friends and socialite world.

But Boyd’s offers her something she can’t get among her rarefied acquaintances: sex. Rough, hard, mind-blowing, anonymous sex.

In her casual clothes, she’s no one important. Incognito, unnoticed by everyone except one: the bartender who knows her drink order – and would like to know a whole lot more.

Escape Publishing  Amazon US  Amazon UK

My Review *****

Oh my oh my! This tale of the ice queen Virginia certainly gets this series off to a great start and introduces some of the other women who will each have a book of their own. I was frantically fanning myself as I read this as I loved the hero Carter. Carter has known Virginia for a couple of years and, as the bartender in her favourite bar, she has confided in him more than most. I ADORED the chemistry between then and also the fact that he does not judge her. He is determined to get her to open up and let him in, not just in a physical sense but in every way. He has his work cut out though as Virginia likes to keep her more intimate playmates at a distance and her secrets (of which she has a major one) close to her chest.  Seeing who will prevail while the couple involve themselves in some mind blowing sex made this a fun and entertaining read for me and I am looking forward to reading more about them in future instalments..

Lana #2, by Cate Ellink


22584Lana lives her life by her own rules – and she has very few. What she wants, she goes for, and she very rarely fails. So when a young, handsome waiter at her favourite restaurant catches her eye, she has no hesitation in asking him to escort her home.

But one night of passion opens up exciting new possibilities, and a chance for Lana to enact one of her deepest, most illicit fantasies.

Escape Publishing   Amazon US  Amazon UK 

My Review *****

This is a fun and oh so sexy read: Lana is  a cougar who knows exactly what she wants and is not afraid to pursue it and the younger men who can meet her desires. I loved the confidence that she has and the fact that she is keen to ensure that the men she enlists to give her pleasure go away as satisfied as she is. However, when she meets Tom, a waiter, she finds that he is willing to go to great lengths to indulge one of her fantasies, and Lana finds a new level of fulfilment in a mind blowing erotic scene – a scene that I for one have fantasised about!

Nella #3, by Cathleen Ross


Nella is one hundred percent in control of her life – all aspects of her life. She excels at knowing what everyone needs, and in meeting those needs.

So when it comes to her husband, Michael, and his deepest desires and most fundamental requirements, she is committed, creative, and unswerving in her responsibilities. A strong man needs a strong woman, and Nella’s love is as strong as steel.

Escape Publishing  Amazon US   Amazon UK

My Review ****

Nella likes to control and this control extends to being in charge of meeting the needs of Michael, her husband. This read explores in delicious detail how Michael gains relief from his stressful career as a top executive through Nella’s loving dominance, as described in a wickedly sexy role play scene between them. As someone whose reads often explore the male as the dominant and the woman as the submissive this was a refreshing and somewhat challenging read for me, as it turns what I am used to reading on its head. What came across strongly in the read for me was how well it worked for this couple and how much Nella’s dominance freed him from his executive responsibilities.

Reviewed by Tina Williams

A copy of each of these short stories/novellas was given to me for the purpose of a fair and honest review.


About Tina Williams

Book reviewer and blogger and co-organiser of Tamworth (UK) Literary Festival

One thought on “**REVIEW** Secret Confessions: Sydney Housewives (Virginia #1, by Rhian Cahill, Lana #2, by Cate Ellink & Nella #3, by Cathleen Ross)

  1. […] have read the first three instalments of this series, Virginia, Lana and Nella  (click on the titles for my review) and although Willow is just as hot, as the story between Seb […]

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