Secret Desires

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Secret Desires

Just a couple of reviews on my latest book: Secret Desires

Secret Desires is the absolutely perfect romance novel to bring to the beach, read on a rainy spring day, or cuddle up with during a blizzard. Margo and Edward are beautifully drawn through J.L.Regen’s simple, yet strong, prose. Margo, a giving, yet ambitious young woman; Edward, a successful, yet sensitive widower. Can Margo balance her desire for a career with her passion for Edward? Will Edward be able to accept that Margo desires more than him and his money? Indeed, does his wealth play into her needs at all?
The novel’s romantic scenes are titillating, true to life and not the least bit overdone. Sexy and subtle, not salacious. The supporting characters are nicely portrayed, too, especially Margo’s mother, and even Edward’s deceased wife.
I look forward to reading more from this author.
March 31, 2017 by Geri

Worth giving it a try. Margot and Edward are a couple from different worlds.
It was interesting to see how their worlds and lives came together.
It is a simple romance with just a few complications
March 19, 2017 by Sharon

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So sorry for the typo. I spoke to students last December of 2016 regarding STEM Communications Training.

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STAY TUNED FOR Romance and Suspense in the Perfume world.

JL Regen


Margo Simmons is ecstatic when she inherits her uncle’s Manhattan apartment and a handsome sum of money. To her chagrin, there are strings attached. She must be gainfully employed in a job for a year. Everything in Margo’s life has complications. When she meets the man of her dreams, she anguishes over how to fulfill her secret desires for a loving relationship because he is still emotionally tied to his deceased wife and afraid to open his heart again. To replace her fractured childhood growing up with a distant stepfather, Margo becomes the guardian of an elementary student who longs for connection and closeness. As the story evolves, readers will see how these individuals unite. Secret Desires is written from the heart and speaks to anyone who has suffered a loss and had to start over.

J.L. Regen’s book was inspired by a real life story of lovers who join hearts against many odds. She lives in the New York metropolitan area, is a published photojournalist, has short suspense stories online, and has taught special education and English as a Second Language to students around the globe. This is her first contemporary romance. She has also published three nonfiction books.

Karen Phillips resides in California and has a diversified list of clients.

Contact: J. L. Regen


For order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble (E-book format. ISBN:97809984099-0-0) as of February 14, 2017

 Cover by Karen Phillips

  1. L. is available for interviews and book readings

Joan’s STEM Talk

On December 10, 2016 Joan presented her talk on writing careers for STEM  majors to college students at the Hall of Science in Corona, New York.

JOAN’s Book Talk

Joan will be speaking about and selling her books on autism and leadership–Jamie is Autistic and Let it Go, Let it Flow Leadership–at the Jersey Shore Writers Community in Ocean Grove, New Jersey on December 12, 2017.


Stay tuned for the debut of Joan’s new website and launch of her first contemporary romance ebook on Valentine’s Day of 2017…can broken hearts be mended?