The Lover’s Secret / The Lover’s Game (No Exceptions #1 & 2) by J.C.Reed-Reviews

The Lover’s Secret / The Lover’s Game (No Exceptions #1 & #2) by J.C.Reed-Reviews and Giveaway


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The Lover’s Secret
No Exceptions #1
by J.C. Reed
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic romance, suspense
Release Date: August 5, 2014

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 5, 2014

When a sexy encounter comes like a dream and leaves like a nightmare…

Brooke Stewart thinks she’s finally safe. After witnessing the crime of a killer, she can move on from her past. But after one night at the Trio Hotel and meeting the sexy stranger with the green eyes that can steal one’s soul, her life is changed forever. Passions run deep. The game is supposed to be for one night with no strings attached.

What she doesn’t know is that the sexy stranger has an agenda of his own. Brooke Stewart has something he desperately wants, something he can’t admit to the woman he tries to get to surrender. A secret so deep it would upend her life if she found out too soon. He’s almost reached his goal, and then she gets a letter she was not meant to read. Suddenly, secrets get a completely new meaning.

Is the past really ever the past?


REVIEW: THE LOVER’S SECRET is the first instalment in J.C.Reed’s adult, contemporary No Exceptions erotic romance series-a spin off from her popular Surrender Your Love series. THE LOVER’S SECRET is the continuing story of Brooke and Jett-one where secrets are revealed and betrayal is at the heart of an emotional breakdown and an impossible future-a story of forbidden love that has all the elements of deceit, betrayal and a feeling of hopelessness.

J.C.Reed pulls the reader into an unforgettable story of suspense, mystery, romance and love but a love that may very well be based on a lie. Brooke’s issues of trust come to the forefront as the evening’s events culminate in a mysterious letter, a lover’s kiss and the knowledge that she is no longer safe and assured about her future.

THE LOVER’S SECRET is an intense, dramatic and captivating introduction to J.C.Reed’s No Exceptions series and the continuing story of Jett and Brooke. We are witness to a passionate affair between two people whose lives have been destroyed by disbelief, distrust and uncertainty. When Jett asks for Brooke’s promise, she soon realizes that there is more to the promise than words could ever tell. Words are deceptive especially when followed by actions that are counterproductive to the promises made.

The storyline covers but a few hours in their lives, spent mostly in the bedroom or having sex but it is after they go their separate ways, does the real story begin. Lies, betrayal and the heartbreaking reality that everything between two people could have been a lie.

J.C.Reed is an amazing storyteller-she will pull you in and suck you under. There are twists and turns to a relationship that has barely survived and with the latest revelations there may be no hope for the future.

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Reviewed by Sandy


The Lover’s Game
No Exceptions #2
by J.C. Reed
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic romance
Release Date: September 9, 2014

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When love is a game…

After having her heart broken, Brooke tries to rebuild her life and closes herself off from the one man she loved deeply.

When she meets Grayson, a photographer, she has no idea that her new boss will offer her more than she bargained for. The pay is great, her new friends more than welcoming and everything seems to be running well…until everyone insists she find herself a new suitor during a night out.

Jett knows how to play games. He is used to getting attention from everyone except the beautiful dark haired woman who doesn’t like to be fooled with and doesn’t trust him as far as she can spit. He wants Brooke but, more than that, he wants to own her, and the only way to get her is to make her owe him…against her will.

And what Jett owns, Jett keeps forever.


REVIEW: THE LOVER’S GAME is the second instalment in J.C.Reed’s No Exceptions series continuing the story of Brooke and Jett that began in her popular SURRENDER YOUR LOVE series. Part two follows Brooke as she endeavors to start her life anew now that she has walked away from the only man she has ever love. Betrayal and heartbreak follow Brooke just as she learns to love again.

The storyline continues immediately on the heels of The Lover’s Secret. As Brooke and Jett continue to rekindle their relationship, Brooke is blindsided when she discovers that Jett has not only lied but has betrayed and humiliated Brooke with his dishonesty and secrets. Brooke sets out to even the score only to realize that her thoughts continually go back to Jett.

THE LOVER’S GAME main focus is on Brooke. Because the novel has been broken down into novella size storylines in serial format, the premise finds Brooke pondering her future – alone. As she attempts to set into motion a new path, she finds herself, yet again, the victim of betrayal and revenge. Trust must be earned and everyone she meets is not worthy of her trust. Our heroine places herself into some precarious situations and revenge is the first thing on her mind.

J.C.Reed spins a tale of anguish and pain. There are no romantic overtures or sensual seductions. Part two is a building block into the next instalment.

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Reviewed by Sandy




over,” I whispered, more to myself than to him. “You can’t have me anymore. You
can’t sleep with me anymore. In fact, I’d rather you just left and never
contacted me again.”He let out
an annoyed sigh and pushed his fingers through his dark hair just as I had done
the previous night when he had pinned me to the floor. “The last time I
checked, we were still together.”“Then I am
ending things right now.” Another sharp pang of pain hit my chest. I turned my
gaze to the shaggy rug beneath my feet so I wouldn’t have to see his
expression. “Can you please leave now?”As if
sensing that I needed space, he walked back to the open window and leaned
against the wall, facing me. “I’m not leaving until you tell me what’s going
on.” His voice was calm, but the dangerous undertones didn’t escape my
attention.I looked up
at him. His face was as hard as stone, and his eyes shimmered with something I
couldn’t pinpoint. “You know damn right what’s going on.”“I actually
don’t.” He pulled his eyebrows together again and let out an annoyed sigh. “Why
don’t you enlighten me, Brooke?” His hard smile belied his anger.My pulse
began to race, but it wasn’t from the physical attraction that was still
palpable in the air. Jett was playing games again, and this time it was the
clueless card, but I could see through his pretense—more so because I had seen
it coming. The thought that he thought he could lie right to my face infuriated

right, you do,” I said through gritted teeth, suppressing the wish to throw
something else at him. “I don’t trust you as far as I can spit.”

He inched
closer and grabbed my hand. I drew back before he could pull me to him and
before his hard body could envelope me, soothing me the way only Jett knew how.

Another annoyed sigh. “Can you please, for one moment, sit down and explain to
me what’s going on? The last time you broke things off, you didn’t have a
freaking choice, but this time? Forgive me for asking, but I’m confused.” His
voice was hard, his expression detached. I had never seen his stunning green
eyes devoid of warmth, and it scared me. His attitude suggested that I was the
enemy, as if I was the one causing him

“What is
there to explain?” I started. “I know.”

“What do
you know?” He sounded so sincere I laughed bitterly. He wasn’t just a good
liar; he was an excellent one, who could have probably fooled any lie detector.

I shook my
head as I stared him down. “I know everything,

“What do
you mean?” He sighed. “What exactly do you
think you know?”


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J.C. Reed is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of SURRENDER YOUR LOVE and CONQUER YOUR LOVE. She writes steamy contemporary fiction with a touch of mystery. When she’s not typing away on her keyboard, forgetting the world around her, she dreams of returning to the beautiful mountains of Wyoming. You can also find her chatting on Facebook with her readers or spending time with her two children.



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  2. I love that there is a story after the first trilogy, I was not ready to let them go and wanted to know how their lives progressed. Altho I am not sure I am ready for more heartbreak! Oh who am I kidding, I would love to read more about them. 😉 Thanks for the post and the chance to win.
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