Release Blitz and Giveaway: The Lover's Surrender: J.C. Reed

The Lover's Surrender (No Exceptions #4)
J.C. Reed
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Released November 24, 2015

LOVE…sometimes it’s good. Sometimes it’s bad. And sometimes it’s dangerous.

Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, is sure of one of thing. She should never fully trust someone who has secrets. Especially when said bad boy is the sexiest man walking on earth. She is running away and has no intention of ever returning to him. But when a friend is killed and the one man she thought she would never meet again is accused of murder, she knows the story doesn’t add up.

Dangerously sexy and arrogant millionaire Jett Mayfield knows his secrets are not doing him any favors. However, when they serve to save Brooke’s life, he has no intention of revealing them. When problems spiral out of control and his life is turned upside down, he knows he needs her more than ever. He needs her more than he knows. But will he be strong enough to do what needs to be done?

In a world where truth shatters and danger is closing in on them, where love is their only sanctuary, will they be able to find each other or is it time to let each other go?

Finally it is time for the final chapters with Jett Mayfield and Brooke Stewart who have mesmerized, confused, and frustrated me for two series while also making me fall in love with them. They are a complicated couple with diverse personalities and backgrounds. They have had internal battles as well as external ones. And this story brings it all back full circle and ties up all of those loose ends and answers our questions.

Jett has been so secretive and mysterious that it was easy to jump to conclusions and not trust him. He is protective, possessive, jealous, intense, and almost larger than life. But he does what he thinks is best no matter what the cost or consequences. Brooke is by nature an untrusting and cautious person and has significant fears and insecurities. She is also a runner and tends to take off rather than face a painful situation. And Jett alternately has a tendency to get his feelings hurt when she won't believe in him or trust him. He is not used to being challenged and cannot understand why she can't just believe in him. They are both stubborn, reactive, and defensive. Their communication skills have been lacking. So these two have had some significant ups and downs.

Thankfully in this one we get to see more into Jett's head and understand his thought processes and the motivations behind his secrets. I was glad to be able to let my Team Jett flag fly proudly again. I always wanted to believe in him, but like Brooke there were times that evidence seemed stacked against him and it was hard to hang in there during some of his choices. And we also are privy to Brooke's thoughts and feelings and even get into the mind of another significant character.

This installment is still full of their personal issues of secrets, trust issues, and fears, as well as external danger and suspense. They are fighting enemies without clearly knowing who or why they are out to get them. There are hidden agendas, plots, and set ups. There are pieces to the larger puzzle and they are trying to figure out how they all fit together. But Jett is protective by nature and sometimes in trying to protect her, he inadvertently scares her more or causes more trust issues. And Brooke is also caring and protective. And  in their attempts to look out for each other, sometimes they create more problems.

They are now in a place where they will have to communicate, dig in, trust and believe...or let each other go for good. If they want to move on together they have no choice but to lay it all out there, surrender to each other's trust and love, and fight together for their future. And they have to deal with those out to get them, unravel the mystery, and keep themselves and those they care about safe. They are surrounded by danger, and people out for revenge, retribution, and personal gain. But they also have their friends...some that have stood by them and have tried to alternately support them or talk sense into them...or at times even added to the drama. Their lives are complicated in many ways, but at the core of it is their intense connection.

There is also hope, love, and passion. Jett and Brooke have been through so much together. Their relationship has been turbulent at best, but their connection, chemistry, and feelings are strong. This is the final stages of their journey to fixing their issues, believing in their love, and forging a path into their future. But the path with these two is never easy or without challenges. Full disclosure and answers have been a long time coming. But I enjoyed going the distance with them and am pleased with how this wrapped everything up. It was a  thought provoking, suspenseful, sexy, romantic, and emotional ending to their complex love story.

ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest 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.

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

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)
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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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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the awesome, fantabulous review. XOXO JC Reed


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