Trade Secrets

Trade Secrets TRADE SECRETS Is The Financial Story That Has Never Been Told It Takes The Reader On Thetrading Floor Of The World S Largest Exchange Where Money Was Pocketed Before A Trade WasprocessedWhen Remy Masterman Becomes A Member Of The Exchange To Unearth The Details About Herfather S Car Crash, She Comes Head To Head With Zach Silverman, Once Her Father S Partner Andnow Chairman Of The Exchange During The Crash Of When Zach S Bagman, Jason, Facesbankruptcy, His High Heeled Wife, Sarna, Learns To Trade In Order To Save Their Mansion Fromforeclosure As The Lives Of These Two Women Intersect, Remy Falls In Love With Ken Baldwin,never Imagining How Their Careers Will Collide Sarna Begins A Steamy Affair With Another Traderwho Turns Out To Be An Undercover Agent For The FBI During Its Probe Into Trading Infractionsat The Chicago Exchanges When Jason S Clerk Is Pummeled, Along With Those Investors Whomisplaced Their Money With Their Faith, He And Sarna Create A Bold, Sexy Scheme To Save Remyand Rid The Exchange Of Those Who Try To Get Away With MurderKirkus Says Of Trade Secrets Rozner S Debut Novel Peeks Into The High Powered World Of Insider TradingHoping To Discover About Her Father S Mysterious Death In A Car Crash, Remy Masterman Enters The Secretive, Male Dominated World Of Stock Trading, Where She Learns To Assert Herself And Value Her Femininity Readers Will Be Captivated By Her Journey, And Also By The Men Whom She Falls In Love With And The Conflicted, Sometimes Erotic Relationships That Develop Between Them When Sarna, The High Strung Wife Of A Fellow Trader, Joins The Chicago Stock Exchange, Remy At First Feels As Though She S Been Displaced As The Sole Female At The Exchange However, The Women S Lives Intimately Intersect As A Striking Female Friendship Is Born With Multiple Storylines And Finely Tuned Characters, The Elegantly Fashioned Novel Amounts To Than Its Pieces Would Suggest Rozner Skillfully Creates Complex, Provocative Characters, With Particularly Strong Female Leads Women Call The Shots Rozner Subtly Indicates That, Although The Stock Exchange Appears To Be A Man S World, Women Possess An Intoxicating, Seemingly Irresistible Power Their Allure At Times, However, The Vivid, Sometimes Gratuitous Sex Scenes May Distract Readers From The Well Crafted Plot Female Characters Specifically Sarna And Rosa Utilize Sex To Achieve Their Goals, With Men Like Putty In Their Hands For Instance, In One Explicit Scene, Sarna Convinces Her Husband To Let Her Trade Stocks Simply By Having Sex With Him For The Most Part, Though, Shrewd, Sharp Witted Intelligence Parallels The Steamy Sensuality Fans Of Fifty Shades Of Gray Will ApproveA Smart, Sexy Debut Remy Masterman buys a seat on the Exchange in Chicago becoming one of the first women traders in the Pit Remy s main purpose is to discover the who and why behind her father s accident Remy becomes a witness to and participant in history when she s in the Pit trading during the crash of October 1987 The 87 crash was actually worse than the crash of 29 that heralded the Great Depression Does Remy survive the crash Does she discover the truth about her father s wreck What about the other players, Oscar, Zach, Jason, Joey, Sarna, Ken, and Sid Remy Masterman nee Andrea Saks buys a seat on the Exchange to ferret out the truth about her father s fatal accident Remy doesn t believe it was an accident and her mission is to find and bring the killer s to justice Remy is extremely smart, determined, and beautiful Zach Silverman Chairman of the Exchange and puppet master extraordinaire, former partner to Remy s father and one of her chief suspects.Oscar Doheney Zach s right hand man and doer of dirty deeds.Jason Bramson Golden boy of the Exchange and bagman for Oscar and Zach Jason is making millions and riding high, but for how long Sarna Bramson Jason s wife Sarna is beauty, sex, and cunning personified She relies on her looks and sex to control men and get what she wants What Sarna wants is lots and lots of money.Joey Fortunato is Oscar s find Joey was working in a shoe store when Oscar offered him the position of being his clerk Joey s watching the traders, the money, and he s very hungry Easy pickings.Ken Baldwin Consultant among other things Ken meets Remy in Paris Their attraction is strong and immediate Ken lives in New York, Remy in Chicago A long distance romance will be the least of their problems.Sid Ken s partner and plant in the Exchange TRADE SECRETS is an intelligent adrenaline rush Who needs spies and covert ops when you have such machinations in the financial arena at home Ms Rozner does an excellent job of taking a labyrinthian subject and making it comprehensible to even a neophyte like me The world of high finance carries big rewards with an exponential risk for total failure and ruin The energy and tension conveyed while Remy is at the Exchange and in the Pit is palpable The very idea of the power held and wielded by people like Oscar and Zach is enough to make one shudder I liked and respected Remy from the beginning She starts an unlikely friendship with Sarna by offering to help her learn the ropes of trading Traders aren t known for their willingness to help others or morals in general Remy was an exception I wanted her to have a happily ever after served with a large slice of justice Sarna was different she s not the type of woman I usually relate to or like, however, I did come to respect her Remy and Sarna s friendship was a surprise because women like Sarna don t usually have real women friends When faced with true adversity Sarna discovered she possessed loyalty to certain people and a stainless steel spine The lengths she went to and risks she took in order to reveal the truth were substantial While I liked Joey in the beginning I can t say I liked who he became Oscar and Zach didn t have a lot to commend or redeem them to me Jason was a disappointment Part of me had hoped for from him Ken was just what I d expected and wanted for Remy As for Sid, you ll just have to read the book to find out what he gets up to While the men play an important role my focus was on the women They re the ones who were really the movers and shakers TRADE SECRETS is cerebral, sexy, exciting and fun proving you can have it all and a side of twisted chips.Reviewed by IvyD for Manic Readers I really liked this book, growing up in New York I was very informed about the stock market This book gave me a good perspective about the pit and the secrets to trading legal and illegal. ULoved the book, use to work in investments so it was easy to follow what was going on, in the pit. Overall, Trade Secrets is a good novel After Remy Masterson s father is killed in an accident, she decides to become a trader at the Chicago Exchange to learn about his life and what she suspects was not an accident that killed her father Being a woman, she s not accepted in the boys club that is the Exchange, and when she notices irregularities, her suspicions about her father s death are heightened.I liked this book, and as I said, overall it is a solid mystery thriller Little things about the novel annoyed me Some of the sex scenes were not really needed for the plot of the novel The other big thing that annoyed me was the sudden shifts in scenes The reader had the impression that two characters were alone in the office and suddenly, a third person was there without it being set up Or there would be an internal monologue and then it would suddenly be a conversation with someone else.In the end, I would recommend this book to others, and I would look for other books by the same author. Trade Secrets by Holly RoznerI have always been fascinated by what happens in the pit and I do own stocks and bonds but leave it to others to know when to trade or sell them so I thought this would be a good detailed book to read all about the processes.REMY MASTERMAN had lost her father to the Exchange and now she was there to try to learn the secrets it held and why her father, Harry Saks had taken his life.Her husband Stuart was too busy to devote much time to her He forbade her to buy a seat to trade but she did anyways and walked out on him.In college she had studied the theater and knew all the background things to getting one on stage, fell in love and got dumped She changed her major, dated Stuart and married him.The book also follows Joey Fortunato as he was introduced to Zachary Silverman her dad s boss, as Joey learns the business His path crosses Remy s a few timesThe book also follows Jason Branson, his private and his public life and as his path crosses with Remy.Remy gets distracted by Jason Branson and agrees to go to the dance with him Joey watches out for her on the floor as others are taking advantage of her so he tries to teach her about the pit and trading.Love the detailed descriptions of places surrounding where she is walking to, how a room is set up, etcLove how she handles the problem with being the only female on the floor, it got all of their attention.Ken and her love for him got in the way after her return from Paris with Lara.Monet gardens and the bridge brought them together as he photographed her His real job is a consultant in financial circles.They do spend time together, meeting in each others towns for a weekend After the crash as she watched others lose everything they hadshe took some time away and thought about her plan of investigating about her father.There is a major twist at this point and the story just takes off from here as we learn what is to come next you can t help but feel scared for Remy.The crash effects everybody s life s and she finds out Ken has a secret that he can t even share with her once he moves to Chicago.The other plan takes hold and it pans out The enormity of the layers of deception are revealed at lastWhat a super read, travel, romance, some sex, and the action and travel, what a great combination for a super good book to read Having a background in accounting, a love for the market, this book was phenomenal This book gives a view of how outrageous the 80 s were Millions were made and lost on the floor of the stock exchange Unfortunately lives were also list over the corruption in the trading of stocks Remy is bent on discovering who was behind the death of her beloved dad Going into the lions den with no idea what to expect, Remy finds out that there are many layers to her fathers world.This was a well written and researched novel It was a fast read for me I couldn t put it down Highly suggest this book to anyone. The story has a lot of potential and the premise is good, but the most the characters are flat There were a few minor characters that I could connect with but the main character was especially weak The story made some big leaps through the plot Several times I thought, how did we get here Almost like the book was missing chapters One character that did stand out was the trading floor That was a character the author spent time helping us get to know Great detail here Enough for the outsider to understand but not too much to bore you I think this book could have been great with better content editing Trade Secrets by Holly RoznerPage Count 370Release Date 18 October 2012Publisher self publishedSource Complimentary copy provided by JKS Communications in exchange for an honest and unbiased review as part of the Trade Secrets Virtual Book TourPrior to reading Trade Secrets, I didn t know a thing about the Exchange, but Rozner s dark, risky account has introduced me to a whole new fascinating, disturbing, and dangerous world.The year is 1986 and Remy Masterman, a woman who believes she s seen enough of this world even though she s still in her fresh twenties, enters the Chicago Exchange with one mission to discover the secret surrounding her father s sudden, obscure death because she knows there is one What she doesn t know is that the Exchange is enshrouded in sexism, savagery, and corruption, and it ll take than her no nonsense attitude and perseverance to see any progress She refuses to use deceptive means because she s a classy woman wholesome, kind, lovable but in a market that can either make or break her, she s going to have to start using than just her brains and beauty to get what she wants.The infamous crash of 1987, known as Black Monday, sets back all of Remy s plans, but in return reveals some intriguing ones from the corrupt offices of the Chicago market I loved seeing this historical event fictionalized into a contemporary setting, then speculated upon I m a glutton for based off true story fiction, and appreciated Rozner s insider perspective on the trade.I felt the entire story, though, mostly the plot and all the characters, is too idealized, and not just in the good way The main character is too good, the villain is too bad, and the ending just perfectly predictable There are bumps in the road, but by the first half of the book, it s clear who will win and who will lose.Character wise, Sarna is probably the only one who has dimension, the only one who is admittedly shallow a weakness all humans struggle with and the only one whose complexity I really felt and really think is experienceable She s sinfully deceptive and wicked smart, but she learns a few things upon entering the Exchange, which shapes her into a genuine person This rawness, honesty, and slow development make her the only dynamic character in the entire book Off of that Remy is too goody good there s nothing negative or even self depreciating about her, ever and that makes her dislikable But she s a strong, self assured woman who although being perfectly gorgeous and intelligent and successful has her own career and relationship struggles, like the best of us do She s well portrayed, just not very fleshy not very human.I think Rozner spent way too much time and detail on the wrong aspects There are paragraphs describing just what the interior of a room looks like, or what someone s meal consists of, or what Sarna is wearing, which makes the book drag on profusely 370 pages is moderate for a full length novel, but it s excessive when it could have been written better in 270 I also don t think she was meant to write erotic scenes she should stick to a strictly literary voice Sensuality, she pulls off well, but the explicit scenes are just awkward I felt like I was reading a teen fanfic or a porn script Not erotic at all Case in point Joey s sticky semen floated inside of her.andThe money made Joey sooooooooo sexy.Case closed Trade Secrets could have done and probably would have done better without the sex, just leaving the sexy When sex scenes become forced, the classy, crafty plot automatically turns foul However, I did enjoy Sarna s sexual exploits there are a few men she pursues throughout the book, and while her manipulation is utterly detestable, it s utterly thrilling at the same time.Stylistically, Rozner s voice is smooth and reads chick lit Nothing phenomenal, but still easy on the eyes.The ending is way too rushed The climax is complicated and scintillating, and the falling action engaging, but the conclusion is too abrupt as if the author suddenly realized she had run out of her 370 page limit and squeezed in the entire resolution into two pages I was left hanging with many of the characters, but wasn t at all impressed There are two ways you can leave readers hanging by indicating there will be a sequel to keep them coming for , and by insufficiently urging things too quickly Rozner did the latter based on the conclusion that dispenses a happy ending but doesn t elaborate, I am in no way am I inclined to read a sequel not that there even is one yet I m still left in the dark about many of the little plot holes Leaves a sour taste in my mouth all the suspense, all the drama it was all for nothing NOTHINGDon t mind me, though Really.Love As much as Remy needed a career and the feeling of success that came with it, she also needed people in her life Making money can get a person only so far.Only people can make you feel real.Pros Real, relatable emotions conveyed Fascinating concept Sharp commentary on the American Exchange Penetrating insight on relationships and friendships Sarna is a masterfully deceptive, dynamic character Sensual Easy readCons Shallow, annoyingly idealized characters Just so so in style Drags on a lot 370 page count unnecessary Predictable Awkward and misplaced erotic scenes Hasty, unsatisfying ending with inadequate closureVerdict If you wouldn t be too psychologically distressed by a disgruntling ending, be sure to try Trade Secrets because the thrill and danger of the Chicago Exchange a backdrop I ve never encountered in literary fiction before is worthy of stepping into, and bidding highly on.7 hearts Not without flaws, but overall enjoyable. I enjoyed Holly Rozner s Trade Secrets due to my having traded on the foreign exchange market, and like other reviewers, they thought they d probably glean some of the inner workings in the pit And boy, did we ever It seems like an obvious thing that could occur inner circle trading but sometimes I need to be hit over the head in order for it to sink in.As for the blurb saying fans of 50 Shades would appreciate it, well, I couldn t get past page 50 of Fifty Shades but I managed to get through Holly s book so I m not sure if her reference in the blurb could put some readers off.For a debut, I thought it was great Well done, Holly

Holly Rozner traded SP options for five years and was a member of Chicago Mercantile Exchange for twenty two years, serving on the Leasing, Member Services, and Finance Committee.A native Chicagoan, Rozner was educated at a private girls school in an elite neighborhood where President Barack Obama now resides She earned a bachelor s degree in English and Speech from Northwestern University

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  • Trade Secrets
  • Holly Rozner
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  • 04 March 2018
  • 9780986016318

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