Friday, December 5, 2014

Book Review: Illusion (Swept Away #1) by J.S. Cooper

(Swept Away #1) 
J.S. Cooper 
Pub November 11th 2014 
by Gallery Books 
ARC for Review 


Indie sensation and New York Times bestselling author of the Ex Games series and the Private Club series, J.S. Cooper introduces the Swept Away series—three new, dark and sexy romances about a woman marooned on a desert island with a mysterious stranger—but is he friend or foe?

The day started like every other day...

Bianca London finds herself kidnapped and locked up in a van with a strange man. Ten hours later, they’re dumped on a deserted island. Bianca has no idea what’s going on and her attraction to this stranger is the only thing keeping her fear at bay.

Jakob Bradley wants only to figure out why they’ve been left on the island and how they can get off. But as the days go by, he can’t ignore his growing fascination with Bianca.

In order to survive, Bianca and Jakob must figure out how they’re connected, but as they grow closer, secrets are revealed that may destroy everything they thought they knew about each other.

The Ones We Love Have the Power to Destroy us the Most 

This was a very interesting read that kept me guessing. Ms Cooper dished out clues little by little and I kept going back and forth on who to trust. Believe me when I say this page turner will have you wondering whats next. We are introduced to Bianca she is bright and beautiful but also struggling. There are secrets around every corner she has to find answers to avenge her mother and father. The pain she experienced at the loss of her mother and what that did to her father has made her leery and guarded. Cue the super sexy Jakob that makes her feel things she never has before and her life is about to get much more complicated. I’m very very curious to see what happens next in this series. Bianca and Jakob have stolen a piece of my heart and now I want more answers.

I-nnocent, Bianca’s father was hurt in the worst way when he left his job and his whole life crumbled before him.
L-ove, knowing how painful it is to give all of yourself to someone has kept Bianca very guarded. The torture it caused her father was enough to teach her the risk is too high.
L-etters, all of her life Bianca knew her father was bright as he passed he left her with the truth of her life.
U-nknowingly, through devious ways Bianca has gotten close to her target but she is being watched and soon she will be placed in the lions den but not without warning.
S-ecluded, trapped on an Island with a stranger puts Bianca on edge she knows there is a connection between her and Jakob but cannot bring herself to trust him.
I-ndecision, not wanting to share to much with Jakob has become too much. There are so many things weighing on her soul she has to get them out.
O-ffering, knowing that he was wrong about Bianca Jakob opens up to her and shares his painful past. The secrets that are revealed will bond these two unimaginably.
N-emesis, in a shocking discovery Bianca’s enemy is revealed and everything starts to click together. All thats left is why.

Eeeeeep so yea the ending was a bit cliffy not gonna lie but NO WORRIES there’s a snippet of the next book at the end and it worked like a soothing balm to my soul. Now I’m just super anxious to find out whats next. Also the why! Why? Why? Why? If the next book in the series is as good as the first plus we get answers! Boy oh boy I’ll be in book euphoria! I enjoyed the way the author wrote this book handing out little crumbs a bit at a time. My interest was piqued all throughout. Talk about not being able to trust anyone! I’m not sure who’s who and I’m DEFINATELY not sure who Bianca can trust. What I do know is I can’t wait to find out!!!!

My Rating
4.0 Movies, Patent, Following, Bar, Wine, Best Friend, Island, Blue Eyes, Shelter, Notes, Warnings, Gun, Rogue, Helicopter, Phone Call, Balcony an unsuspecting Love filled STARS!! This is a perfect read for those that enjoy a bit of mystery and sexy romance!

Purchase Through

Simon & Schuster

About the Author 

J.S. Cooper is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple indie-published books, including the Ex Games series, the Private Club series, and the Martelli Brothers series. Born in London, she now lives in the US, where she is currently working on the next book in the Swept Away series.

Website Twitter Facebook GoodReads 


  1. wowzers... you made this sound awesome!!!!! I'm definitely going to be checking this out :) Thanks for the great review!

  2. I love this review, especially the Illusion part.


We love to hear your thoughts, and appreciate you stopping by :)