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Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Lover's Promise: J.C. Reed


The Lover's Promise (No Exceptions #3)
 J.C. Reed
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Release Date: January 26, 2015
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Meeting Jett was like lighting a match. Dangerous. Scorching. And better left untouched. In his game, some secrets can be deadly.

Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, is sure of one thing. She has to stay away from the one man who betrayed her. He fooled her once, and she won’t let it happen again. When her loans are settled by the very man who’s a murder suspect, little choice does she have than to confront him and risk falling for him again.

Dangerously sexy and arrogant millionaire Jett Mayfield knows his secrets destroy trust. However, when they serve to protect the woman he loves, he has no intention of risking Brooke’s life. When Brooke seeks him to get an explanation, little does he know that there’s something worse that threatens to destroy their lives. Soon there’s only one choice: break or get broken. When everything is spiraling out of control, will his promise keep her by his side…or will he lose her forever?

A man who will never forget her
A woman who can’t trust him
Both are on the run
2 Lives. 2 Destinies.
One Promise



At the end of The Lover's Game I will admit I was upset, disappointed, intrigued, and a bit confused. And I stand by what I said in that review: I love Brooke and Jett when they are together, but they can be exceedingly frustrating when not. They just keep falling into the same traps that cause issues...the biggest being his keeping her in the dark and her jumping to conclusions and taking off. 

But this one begins in Jett's point of view revisiting a pivotal scene from the last installment....Hallelujah! And we finally get to see what was going on in his head while he made some decisions and got involved in  a situation  that Brooke observed and then took off running again. And it gave me a little hope that my previous faith put in Jett was not completely misplaced. But of course, Jett is still not forthcoming with all of his secrets and hidden agendas so I can't totally vouch for him yet.

Call me foolish, call me desperate, F***, call me vengeful, but in my heart I knew what I was doing was the right thing--for her, for us,

Jett had never been an open book. He liked to keep secrets. He had sides to him I didn't know about; sides I was afraid to learn of. 

The events and new people from the last installment bleed into this one and begin to tie in more with their story. Lies, secrets, jealousy, coincidences, murder, foul play and suspicions add complications to an already very complicated relationship. Confusion, fear, anger, doubts, and miscommunication continue to make this couple one big, volatile mess. 

And unfortunately they are both so stubborn and have such trouble with effective communication that it is hard to get to the heart of the matter at times. They tend to lash out and hurt each other when cornered, hurt, or angry and put the other on the defensive. But part of their strong personalities also makes them intensely passionate when together.
Brooke eventually has to dig deep and figure out if she can find it in her heart to trust Jett or if she will believe others or her own interpretations. She has such fears, doubts, and trust issues. She has to look at their past, the current situations, and make decisions that will impact her future. But Jett's tendency to keep his secrets locked down and just say "you have to trust me" do not make it easy to have faith. And he is also easily upset when she fails to believe in him and is used to people following him blindly....but Brooke challenges him. And there seem to be  players in the game that are manipulating and pitting sides against each other who might not even realize they are playing yet. And it is hard to determine how some of it all fits together.
My world had become a complete mess where I could not longer see what was true and what wasn't, whom I could trust and whom I could not.

There is danger lurking, but who is the real target and who is behind it?  Is Jett really lying to protect her or himself? What are all of his secrets? Can she really trust him like he keeps asking her to do?

This is a fast-paced romantic suspense story with mystery and emotional turmoil. This story has been building and is finally starting to come a little bit more into focus as some pieces come together.  But still has my head spinning too. Some things are answered. We see some progression towards decisions and determination of loyalty. But there is definitely still more story to tell and it is left with intriguing questions and my fervent hope that the next one will answer them all and give Jett and Brooke and happy ending that I so want them to finally have. And that Jett is finally vindicated of all wrong doing and I can proudly fly my Team Jett flag. 
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.

The Lover's Secret (No Exceptions #1)
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Kim's 4.5 star review


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?

The Lover's Game (No Exceptions #2)
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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.

Even though the No Exceptions series can be read as a stand alone, if you want to learn more about Jett and Brooke's beginnings, check out the Surrender Your Love Trilogy!


Surrender Your Love (Book 1)
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Meeting Jett was like lightning. Dangerous. Better left untouched. And better forgotten. But lightning always strikes twice.


Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, doesn’t do relationships. When she’s sent to a remote estate to finalize a real estate deal, she discovers her new boss is no other than the guy she left naked in bed.
Sexy, dangerously handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield attracts trouble, and women, like a lightning rod. But the night he meets Brooke he gets more than he bargained for. The green-eyed millionaire playboy isn’t used to taking no for an answer, and he isn’t about to start now.
When he proposes two months of no strings sex, Brooke is intrigued and accepts his proposal. Little does she know Jett’s determined to claim the one woman he can’t have, pulling her deeper into his dangerous world.
A man who doesn't take 'no' for an answer.A woman afraid to surrender to love.
Two lives that are about to cross...and secrets laid bare.


Conquer Your Love (Book 2)

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, handsome, 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.


Treasure Your Love (Book 3)
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Meeting Jett was like a drug. Dangerous. Addictive. And better forbidden. In his game, there’s a high price to be paid. But how much is too much?



Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, was never in love until she met the green-eyed, sexy-as-sin, six-foot-two sex god, Jett. The man to whom she surrendered. The man who hurt her once only to conquer her heart again.


Sexy, handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield knows he has found his match. Brooke is like no other woman he’s ever met and he has every intention of keeping her in his bed.
Their future seems full of promise...until the past is catching up with them and dark secrets threaten to destroy their lives. Soon they realize that to love means to lose, and some choices are harder than others.
When everything comes crashing down, can mistakes be amended…or will he lose her forever?

A woman who surrendered to love.

A man who would do anything to protect her.

Two lives that are about to be tested…and the last secrets laid bare.


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J.C. Reed is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, who 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 children.


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