Thursday, August 7, 2014

[Blog Tour] The Lover's Secret

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?


“Life was beautiful, but it was also painful. People fail, a few get up, but there’s never a guarantee that their second attempt will work out.”

J.C. Reed is one of my favorite authors, when she came out with the Surrender Your Love trilogy… I about died with glee. I’m so in love with the characters, the words, and just the entirety of Ms. Reed. I wasn’t at all surprised when I found out that she had a new book coming out, that I would absolutely adore it. I was so enthralled when I learned that it was a continuation of Brooke and Jett’s story.  This is probably one of my most loved and hated couples in a book series.  There are so many different aspects of each of them that I loved/hated at the same time. Even though this is technically a continuation of Brooke and Jett, it CAN be read as a standalone. However, that being said – I really do suggest that you read the Surrender Your Love series, and I suggest you read that series first. Whether you read it before or after you read this, you totally need to read it, because so many things fall into place, and you will be so much more understanding of the relationship between the two of them.
Brooke and Jett both have baggage. The connection between them is inescapable though, and you’ll immerse yourself completely in their passion. Having a difficult past can catch up with you, and they’re both trying to work on their issues with one another in this new spin off series. While Jett is a wealthy business man, he’s the epitome of an alpha male. He has the entire sexy bad boy thing going for him. Even when he’s this big, strong, god of a man… when it comes to Brooke he’s completely a puddle of puppy love mud. The connection between the two is fireworks.

"'re the risk I'll always take."

Brooke is a beautiful, strong-willed, stubborn female. While dealing with her past, she can’t help but have doubts about her future. She’s confident about herself, but when it comes to Jett… she’s still leery of what he did to her in the past, and what may come of their future. I totally sympathize with her and relate to her with her hurt emotions and the fact that she’s scared. Dealing with trust issues is a hard thing to break, especially if someone is a repeat offender.

“It’s your right to have wishes and dreams. We all have them. It’s what makes us who we are – susceptible, stupid, and blind. But love gives us hope to live another day.”

Since I wasn’t expecting another story about Brooke and Jett, I was thrilled and excited to see what would be in store for me in this new novel.  I have to say, J.C. Reed does not disappoint. I was completely floored with some of the inconsistent and mysterious things started happening to Brooke again. Once again, I began to hate on Jett, not giving him even a LITTLE benefit of the doubt. I hope that in the next book, he explains himself very well… because if I were Brooke, I would definitely give that man a verbal beat down! I mean, REALLY!? How can you keep such a thing a secret from the woman who you love!? Don’t worry – I won’t tell you. You HAVE to read it!

“Just looking at him, I felt drugged, as if the chemical reactions in my brain were some complex cocktail of sex-fueled hormones, waiting to diffuse.”

I love the fact that J.C. Reed leaves you with the element of surprise. This novel was more mystery and suspense than I expected and I LOVED it. I was completely intrigued by the demons of the past meeting the present, and bringing them into the future.

“When you walked away the first time, I thought about you every minute of the day, wishing I could turn back time and meet you under different circumstances.”

I wasn’t ready for this book to end, and now I can’t wait for the second book in the series, The Lover’s Game. Honestly, if I don’t find out what is going to happen between the couple… I might just die. Anticipation will have me sulking until the next book releases!!! As always, J.C. Reed delivered an astonishing read that won’t be forgotten. You’ll be so entranced in the story that you’ll devour this novel in one sitting and not even realize that you kept going. It’s one of those books that you just can’t stop. If you stop… you’re sitting there tapping your fingers and counting the seconds until you can get right back into the story.  I HIGHLY recommend this novel, as well as the pre-series Surrender Your Love. Again – I would insist that you read Surrender Your Love series first, that way you’ll understand the characters more and be more in depth with their past. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking part in this book tour. Love, Jessica ♥


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