Friday, October 17, 2014

Book Review: The Lover's Game (No Exceptions #2) by J.C. Reed

The Lover's Game 

(No Exceptions #2) 

J.C. Reed 
Pub September 9th 2014 
by Author Self Pub 
ARC for Review 

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.

When Will We Know The Truth
I have been a fan of Brooke and Jett for some time now. Having said that I would like to say The Lover’s Game was a difficult read for me. I want so many answers but haven’t gotten a single one. What happened to the strong determined woman who pursued her dreams and made them come true? In a previous review I suggested you read the Surrender Your Love series before delving into these. Now I’m not so sure. I feel like Brooke’s character has undergone serious regression. In the first book of this series Jett betrays Brooke in a horrible way. I honestly believe he loves her and has his reasons for all of the secrets but yeesh! The pain Brooke felt was palpable and my heart went out to her. She truly was broken… I get it, I get that she was in pain but all she did was pine away. There was a point in the story that she tried to completely erase Jett instead all she ended up doing was thinking about him the entire time. I seriously felt like it was pity party after pity party. There was zero resolution in this book not even a snippet.

Ms. Reed’s writing is interesting and full of drama. One thing to expect is expect the un-expectable. Like I mentioned earlier, I was hoping for answers but only found myself with more questions by the end. I am desperately hoping Brooke gets her head out of you know where so she can start focusing on what’s important. There are several things looming over-her-head and it was explained why she’s been acting the way she has but…My goodness I really miss that super strong independent person I fell in love with at the beginning of the Surrender Your Love series. Sylvie was just as amazing as she has always been. She is Brooke’s super glue I just hope that things start to come together in the next book because I may just die in the mean time. I love Sylvie’s determination to push Brooke towards what’s right and how to deal with her life and make the best of things.

My Wish
So so, so, so many! Jett to make more of an effort. Brooke to control her lady bits, pick up her big girl pants, and getter done! I have several more but I will leave it at that. For now.

My Rating
3.5 Even though my review wasn’t very positive it doesn’t go against the writing or the story if anything this has made more passionate about the next book and the resolution I’m seeking. Get ready for a roller coaster of emotions with this one. You’ve been warned.

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About The Author
J. C. Reed is a contemporary fiction author, but her greatest achievement are her two children. She spent half of her life in the beautiful mountains of Wyoming and would like to go back one day. When she’s not typing away on her keyboard, forgetting the world around her, you can find her talking on the phone or watching way too much TV.

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