Review ~ The Lover's Secret by J.C. Reed

Title: The Lover's Secret
Author: J.C. Reed
Series: No Exceptions #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: August 5th 2014

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?
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I loved the first series Surrender Your Love, so I was quite excited to jump back into Brooke and Jett's world with this new series, No ExceptionsBrooke and Jett had been through so much in the first series so I was excited to see what life is like for them now.

It's really hard to get into some details on this book without giving away spoilers, I'm sitting here trying to tell you my thoughts, but it is hard not to give anything away whether you've read the first series or not. Even when I began reading the book I was a little confused about what was going on until all the details were on the table. Then I had one of those 'Ahhh' moments, and things made sense. The passion between them is still strong, but a few confusing conversations has Brooke on edge once again.

Brooke annoyed me a little in this one because she really was overthinking a lot of things and I wish she would go straight to Jett about her issues. She keeps bottling things up, and although she has her reasons, I thought with everything that they have been through and what they will share in the future, she would have more trust in the man she loves. Jett is as mysterious as ever and 
he's still that alpha male type, trying to protect what is his. I know that he does so much just to keep Brooke safe, but he also needs to let Brooke in. Most of the issues that arise in this were because they refused to communicate.

I really did enjoy this first installment in the series, there is something going on that Jett is hiding. There were hints of betrayal and danger revealed towards the end and it had me on the edge of my seat. I am looking forward to seeing where things are going to go now.

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  1. Oooh, cool cover, this sound like a geat book, happy you liked it, lovely review :D

  2. It always makes my left eye twitch when a problem between characters could be resolved if only they just talk. But that would cut down on tension or angst, right? Can't have that. ;) I am really intrigued with the story though. Guess I better get to reading the Surrender Your Love series first! Great review, girl!

  3. Such a yummy cover! Oh man yeah I tend to want to shake characters when they won't just talk about things like that. lol Still sounds like an intriguing one though!

  4. That cover already caught my attention ^^

  5. ha sounds like Brooke might annoy me a little too heh, glad you still enjoyed it :D

  6. Hmm I think I need to get to know Brooke, actually. Even if she annoyed you a little, she sounds like a character that would be easily relatable.
    Great review, Naomi!
    I hope you're having a wonderful weekend :)

  7. Oh, she gets better... she has her reasons.

  8. Thanks Anna! It was a good start, looking forward to seeing what happens next!

  9. Yes, she is definitely easy to relate to. I did enjoy it and am keen to see where things so now.

  10. Haha!! I know... good communication would be great at times... but It wouldn't be Brooke and Jett without the drama!!

  11. Thanks! It really was a good beginning to the series!


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