by J.C. Reed
Publisher: Self-Published (June 2013)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult, Erotica
Format: eBook (350 pages)
Source: Free book from author for honest review
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Rating: ★★½☆☆ (2.5 stars)
Meeting Jett was like bad luck. Dangerous. Unpredictable. And better avoided. In his game, the stakes are high. But are they worth the risk?
Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, finds forgetting is hard, but forgiving is harder. When the man she trusted, betrayed her, the only way to forget is to move on. Brooke is determined to start a new life, until she meets him again: the green-eyed, sexy as sin, six foot two sex god. The man who played dirty. The man who played her.
Sexy, rich, and arrogant Jett Mayfield knows he has made mistakes. He could have any other woman, and yet it’s Brooke he wants. When second chances collide with secrets and Brooke is threatened by the past, Jett is determined to protect her. She accepts his help unwillingly because she needs him but she wants to play his game on her own terms. And she has no intention to forgive or let him back into her bed.
When the man she is supposed to hate is the one she should trust, will he conquer her…or lose her forever?
A woman who can’t forgive.
A man who has made mistakes.
Two lives that are about to cross again and more secrets laid bare.
At A Glance
Loved the romance, hated the plot, or lack thereof.
I usually hate when women in books easily go back to the men who betrayed them. Now, Jett didn’t cheat on Brooke, but he lied to her something fierce, about A LOT of important stuff. And Brooke really only lasts a few days in keeping Jett away before she falls right back into his piercing eyes and strong arms. You would think I would bristle at how easy Brooke forgives and forgets, but no. I loved it. I don’t know why. I just like Jett and Brooke together so who cares if Brooke is kind of a pushover and Jett is so aggressive? That was the best part of this book, the “romance.” These two just work. Jett needs someone he can alpha male all over and Brooke needs someone aggressive to take the reins in the relationship. I loved how we did see a more humble and loving Jett. He knew he did wrong and romanced (aka sexed up) Brooke to the fullest. With lots and lots of sex!!! 😀
The story is getting interesting. Things are happening, secrets are begin revealed, and I am very interested to see where this all goes.
I enjoyed this book about 3 stars worth, but I could not, as a writer, give this book more than 2.5 stars for the plot. I had the same problem with a lack of plot in the first book but this time it was worse because we actually see hints of a thrilling plotline in the middle and then it peters out completely. I felt even more jipped. Then the ending was so odd, it felt like it happened right in the middle of the story. No wrap-ups, no conclusions, no satisfaction.
Sex! Read this book for the sex. The romance aspect could be questionable sometimes since Brooke and Jett have so much sex instead of working on their relationship, but I didn’t mind it. I got use to it. I still enjoyed myself. And yes, this book is bordering on adult/erotica with the sexual content.
Read this book for the sex and alpha maleness. The plot is almost non-existent and the romanticism is questionable. I still enjoyed the characters, I just have given up on getting a great storyline in this series. Recommended to those looking for a sexy book.
“You can forget what people said and did, but you never forget how they made you feel. You can forgive the people who hurt you, but you will remember what they taught you.”
“Love happens in the blink of an eye. One moment your heart is yours, and the next it belongs to someone you never intended to give it to. There is no transition. No earning on his part. Just foolish trust and hope for a future of happiness and emotional fulfillment. As much as we hope for a happily ever after, life doesn’t work that way.”
“I’d do anything for you. You know that?” he whispered into my ear. “If you fell, I’d hold you. If you were afraid, I’d wrap my arms around you and take away your fears. I’d die to keep you safe but more than anything I’d do whatever it takes to keep you by my side. For you I’d conquer anything, everything, anytime.”
“Don’t ever trust a guy with a Southern accent, a lazy smile, and a casual stance, because he’s about to sneak his way into your panties without even trying.”