Title – The Lover’s Game
Author – J.C. Reed
Publication Date – September 9, 2014
Series – No Exceptions #2
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.
I definitely enjoyed jumping back into Jett & Brooke’s world in the first book of No Exceptions, but I absolutely LOVED the further pieces we got in The Lover’s Game. It takes place immediately following the cliffhanger we were left on in The Lover’s Secret and keeps us on the edge of our seat until the very end. However, I will say, my jaw was definitely on the floor when I finished this installment as well!
“In life there might be rules. In love there are no exceptions to those rules. No one is spared from heartbreak. We all suffer it at some point or another.”
J.C. Reed, without a doubt, knows how to leave a reader chomping at the bits for more of her characters! I was so invested in such a short amount of time that it actually surprised me. Brooke’s character could so easily be that whiny girl we love to hate, but somehow, she’s written in an incredible way that you don’t dislike her. I actually developed a soft spot for her and was urging her bad behavior on. She so strongly desired her independence and had that will to just be okay that you actually begin to admire her. Jett was – AH! We don’t get a lot of him in this book because it really is Brooke’s story, but the little mysterious pieces we do get are perfection. We get to see this hard, controlling side – but surprisingly, a much softer side as well. It definitely added to the intrigue of his character and I can’t wait to get more. I want to know the answer to this giant mystery and it’s killing me to not have the answers!
“You simply can’t control who you love and in particular, you can’t control what kind of person they are.”
Overall, this is one of those books that sucks you in and devours you for the period of time you’re reading it. I was so enthralled and never wanted to come up for air. It’s sexy and mysterious and will leave you panting for more. I love J.C. Reed’s writing abilities and will absolutely be on pins and needles until The Lover’s Promise!
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Don’t Miss the Other Books in the Series!
The Lover’s Secret (No Exceptions #1)
The Lover’s Promise (No Exceptions #3)
The Lover’s Surrender (No Exceptions #4)
J.C. Reed is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of SURRENDER YOUR LOVE series. She 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 two children.