The Lover’s Secret / The Lover’s Game (No Exceptions #1 & #2) by J.C.Reed-Reviews and Giveaway
The Lover’s Secret
No Exceptions #1
by J.C. Reed
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic romance, suspense
Release Date: August 5, 2014
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
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
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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