Author: J.C. Reed
Series: Surrender Your Love #2
Release Date: June 11, 2013
Genre: Erotic Romance, Mystery
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Purchase: Amazon US
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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, 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.
Love is fragile. Love can easily be broken. Love is not always perfect. And sometimes love makes mistakes. When everything’s broken, everything seems lost. The only way to get your love back and repair it….is to conquer it.
This is the second book in the Surrender Your Love series and we pick up right where we left off. Brooke has discovered everything she thought she knew was a lie. Devastated, she and Sylvie flee to the comforts of Italy, heartbroken and lost. Brooke is so determined to put Jett in her rearview mirror, but her heart knows it can’t escape destiny. We know it, Jett knows it, hell, even Sylvie knows it though she fights Brooke tooth and nail to convince her otherwise. In all honesty though, the only thing keeping them apart is stubbornness. These two……..WHEW….. They will steam up a room in a heartbeat, even more so when they are pissed at each other! One thing is certain in that they have a passionate love.
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 all hope for a happily ever after, life doesn’t work that way.
There comes a point in relationships when you just have to look beyond reason. Look beyond faults, flaws, short comings, fear, insecurities. When it comes to love, none of these matter. What truly matters is what is in your heart, and if you take the time to truly listen to it, it won’t steer you wrong. Too often we are stuck in our heads, turning into our own worst enemies. Loves that last a lifetime don’t let miniscule things deter them. You can only fight fate for so long until she takes action.
I had never been so happy in my life, and in that instant I realized that even if I wanted to and the opportunity presented itself-I could never hurt him. Love is when you’d rather be hurt that hurt the one you love.
While many questions were answered in this installment, only about a thousand more were raised. I cannot wait to see how it all ends. If it is anything like the previous two, I know we will be blown away with passion, intrigue, heartache, and most importantly, love. This was a solid 4.5 star read for me!
“I told you once and I’ll tell you again,” Jett said softly. “I don’t want someone who’s perfect because I’m, not perfect. I want someone who’s real; someone who complements me rather than completes me.”