Monday, September 1, 2014

The Lover's Secret (No Exceptions #1) by J.C. Reed

The Lover's Secret 
(No Exceptions #1) 
J.C. Reed
Pub August 5th 2014 
By Author Self Pub 
ARC for Review 

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?

Okay, okay, Hear Me Out First

Jett always knows what he’s doing!! Sure what he did is mega jerky, but I'm sure there's more to it than meets the eye. I’m a huge fan of Brooke and Jett I fell in love with them right away and have been a loyal supporter ever since. The lovers secret picked up right after the Surrender Your Love series. I’m not going to lie I was saddened by the fact that Brooke and Jett had to endure more pain, but hey I was all for getting to see them again. These two are trying to figure out their relationship and the things that matter. Going back to the pain they had to endure was hard. The rumors say that this could be read as a stand alone but to get the best reading experience I recommend you read the Surrender Your Love Series before.

ime, Brooke has lived in darkness and mistrust for so long being with Jett should have brought her happiness but she can’t seem to trust him the way he wants her to.
ope, falling in love with Jett shouldn’t have happened but mixing business with pleasure tied Brooke’s hand and she really had no other choice.
scape, Jett has done so many things to keep Brooke safe its obvious to everyone he would sacrifice anything for her.

ure, Jett has planed a weekend for the two of them this will be the time they can relax and rediscover each other.
pportunity, role playing is something both Jett and Brooke seem to enjoy. Jett pulls out all of the stops to show Brooke he is invested.
ictim, Brooke is haunted by the events of her past. She cannot seem to get those images out of her head.
arned, Jett asks Brooke for something she is not ready to give. Unable to lie she tells Jett exactly how she feels about the situation.
ealize, checking her emails Brooke discovers something unsettling. Someone has taken interest in something that belongs to her.
hattered, one phone call will pull Jett away from the weekend he and Brooke were to enjoy.

urprise, meeting with her best friend Brooke gets sound mined advice that talks down all of Brooke’s insecurities.
vade, Brooke’s student loans and debts have surmounted quite a bit. Upon seeing her desperation a stranger offers Brooke a tempting solution.
lerk, a notice is given to Brooke crumbling her world and doubt seeping into her pores.
esolve, sitting down with a drink will help clear Brooke’s head. The best course of action is to think things through then have a discussion with Jett.
ncounter, never did Brooke imagine Jett would hurt her as severely as he is doing now. Parts of the puzzle start falling together the pain is too much and keeps her rooted to the seat.
rust, never again will Brooke fall victim to Jett she vow’s to make her own way and do things differently. If for nothing else she will do it for her unborn child.

Gah! Talk about a cliffhanger!! Whew good news is the next installment publishes Sept 9th! The wait won’t be too terrible. Brooke is betrayed in an unimaginable way. Though it broke my heart I hope she takes this opportunity to find herself. When I first read this series she came across as a strong self assured woman. In the Lover’s Secret I felt as though she lost part of that. I want her to get it back STAT! I’m super curious about what will surface. Reed likes to throw wrenches and make things go an entirely different direction. I’m sure Jett knows what he is doing and he is always full of surprises. I will say this though, his methods suck…I’m totally with Brooke whatever she decides. If Jett ever gets her back for his betrayal his motives and actions better be amazing. I recommend you read the Surrender Your Love series before picking these up. Though it can be read as a stand alone some of the events feel richer if you’ve read the previous books.

My Rating
4.0 Wig, Bar Encounter, Paid Prostitute, Penthouse, Candle lit Dessert, Shower, Email, Estate, Ice, Phone Message, Secrets, Coffee, Pin Up, Courier, Visit Log, Conference Room, Bar Rendezvous, Revealed Past, Broken Hearted Unforgiving Love filled stars. For a super quick sexy, drama filled read pick up this book!

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About the Author
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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  1. Awesome post, Ria. I love it so much. Thank you for participating my blog tour. Love, Jessica


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