Saturday, August 9, 2014

Blog Tour Post!#- The Lover's Secret (No Exceptions #1) by J.C. Reed

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Title:  The Lover's Secret (No Exceptions #1)
Author:  J.C. Reed
Genre: Mature New Adult/ Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date:  August 5th 2014

Plot:  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?

 My Review 

☆ I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you SO MUCH hun!! ☆


My thoughts before reading this:

I’ll be the first to admit that I have not read any of J.C. Reed’s work *ducks head* before reading The Lover’s Secret and judging from what I’ve observed, I think it would have served me better if I had read the Surrender Your Love series before reading TLS. You can still essentially read this as a standalone, but I think it would have helped with my understanding and sympathizing with the characters and their plights a little bit more if I had read SYL hence before.

And my feelings after reading:

The Lover’s Secret had an edgy, sensual, and mysterious vibe along with some trust and deceit issues interweaved from both Jett and Brooke.

They are very in love but when unexplained wedges start to make their way in to the mix, tensions begin and Brooke starts to see the true shades of Jett that she feared may or may not have existed.

Is he the man she thinks he is? Is he making a play for her inheritance?... Would he stoop so low to betray her like that? What more lies could he be spewing and hiding? And can she entrust her heart and put her faith in him? Are they REALLY meant to be together?

“As perfect as he had seemed at first glance—sweet in words, gentle in actions, and sexy as hell—I shouldn’t’ and wouldn’t forget that I had always sensed something dark lurking inside him. It was a side I had always been afraid to confront or face.”

In a way, I thought this book should have been called, “Tell Me No Lies” as once again, TRUST, is a huge spellbinding factor in every word and action that is said and unsaid.

Now it’s a matter of self perseverance and trying to dictate what is true and what is false.
“Love had made me blind. All he had to do was tell me a few lies, pretend to be in love with me, and make an utter fool of me in the process.”

“I would never be able to look at him again without the images of betrayal flashing before my eyes. I would never be able to face him again.”
J.C. Reed definitely livens up the ante from start to finish. At first I was concerned that I’d be able to even catch on to what was going on but Ms. Reed writes in such a captivating way that I couldn’t help but read on to see what happens next. Looking forward to more Brooke and Jett and to see how they overcome this latest hurdle!! I’m sure there’s going to be lots of angst, misunderstandings, and betrayal in the cards for them though before they can have their happily ever after!! Can’t wait for bk 2!!



My Rating:
-Overall : 8.5
-Plot : 8.5
-Writing : 8.5
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 8.5
 About the Author 

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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.

Author's Links:
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking part in this blog tour. Love, Jessica