The Lover’s Promise
Author: J.C. Reed
Genre: Mature New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 26th, 2015
Length: 300 pages
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.
KFF’S FOUR STAR REVIEW
Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse Nuttall on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.
In the Lover’s Game, the author left me hanging by a thread! The twists and turns in a well-thought-out plot not only had me stuck to every page, but also hoping that for once Jett would come clean with Brooke. Mr. Sex on Leg’s is a real charmer. He’s got a deft hand when skirting around the truth and up until now, had a way of convincing Brooke that his behaviour was for her own good. Then she discovers the man she’s head over heels in love with is disloyal. Or is he really? Well, be prepared folks because if you thought the plot was filled with unanswered questions, now it’s going to get much much more complicated.
Quote: “Brooke’s like no other woman I’ve ever met. For all I know, she might just throw it at my head when she finds out what I’m really up to.”
When Brooke does a runner, she literally jumps out of the fire and into the frying pan. Carrying Jett’s child doesn’t help either. There is no doubt in my mind that the author has worked hard at developing Brook’s character. Even though the tough is going to get tougher, she doesn’t shy away from extremely unpleasant happenings and decides to do something about it. Brooke’s decision to confront Jett had me jumping up and down for joy. “About time too!” I said to myself. Talk about the scorching hot scene in between confessions and explanations isn’t in it! This couples’ amorous get together was dynamite! However, the outcome of their tête-à-tête left me more confused than ever. Jett annoyed me immensely when he claims she is the only love of his life but then says he’s going to get on his bike; metaphorically speaking of course, for an unlimited time! I mean, what’s this guy’s game?
Quote: “Jett, our relationship’s not what bothers me. It’s all the secrets you’re keeping that destroy us.”
So to say the ending left me intrigued would be an understatement. It certainly looks like Brooke is being setup and if she is, who’s behind it? I was a little let down by Jett’s mucho macho character in this book. Probably because he was hardly around while his lady was doing everything in her power to make sense of a dire situation. He makes her his, swears true love, even pays off her debt, but is as evasive as always. Hmm… I felt his reasoning for not being by her side a little on the weak side. Or maybe, just maybe, this guy has got something up his sleeve! I’ll have to be patient and hopefully all my doubts will be cleared up in The Lover’s Proposal due out this spring.
Quote: “Maybe the real question you should ask is not why Jett paid off your debts, but rather what he wants in return?”
This well written read revolves around the thoughts and points of view of only one protagonist which the author has done splendidly. I did find some passages a tad repetitive at times. Nevertheless, as we have little or no real idea how Jett feels deep down, or what is going to happen to either of them in the future, the carrot dangled in front of my nose has only made me hungry for more! Bravo to you, Ms Reed!
Quote: “Mine,” he whispered. “You’ll always be mine, Brooke. As I will be yours. And that’s my promise.”
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