THE LOVER’S PROMISE (No Exceptions #3) by J. C. Reed

The Lover’s Promise

Author: J.C. Reed

Genre: Mature New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 26th, 2015

Length: 300 pages

Book Description:

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



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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Title: Throb

Author: Vi Keeland

Age group: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release date: 26th January 2015


The rules:

No dating.

No sex outside of the game.

No disclosing the terms of the contract.

Rules were made to be broken, right?


A best friend to talk about him to.

 Meet Sadie



“And I kissed him when we were in his office.”

“How was his office?”

“Really?  That’s what you want to know.  Not how was the kiss or aren’t you in breach of your contract?  How was his office?”

“You can tell a lot about a man by his office.”

I gulp another unladylike sip from my wine glass.  “His office was beautiful.  Sleek, overlooking the city.  It oozed power.”

“Nice.  Bet he fucks like he owns you.”

The thought of what he’s like in bed is enough to make me lose my train of thought.

“Go on,” Sadie prods.

I don’t continue immediately.

“You forgot what you were up to because you were thinking of him fucking you like he owns you, didn’t you?”  My best friend smirks knowingly.

“Shut up.”  I pause.  “Anyway, I don’t know what I’m going to do.”

“Well, him.  Obviously.”

“I wish it were that easy.”


Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse Nuttall on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.

In this book the author has shown me that there is no limit to her versatility. The storyline is well plotted out, her characters’ personalities are extremely well developed and above all, it is clear to see that she’s done her homework regarding the Hollywood scene. I was thirty-five percent into this read and was forced to put this book down; however, I can assure you that I didn’t want to! This was when I was able to make my first solid opinion. “God forbid; this is a hellishly good read,” I said to myself! On very rare occasions do I start to write a review before finishing a book, and this was the case! I am also aware that one shouldn’t start off a review like this either as I am actually summing up…

But let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of what appears to be an enthralling triangle where the reader wants each of the main protagonists to come out tops! Obviously, this is asking too much; all said and done, someone has to be the loser. Who will it be I asked myself? Yes, the story of Kate Monroe, Cooper Montgomery and Flynn Beckham is most certainly intriguing!

Quote: “Good things don’t usually come easy. And I love a challenge.”

I’m really not one for letting on; nevertheless, to get you in the picture; please excuse the pun because this story revolves around the movie world and reality shows, is not only about a contest, but also about who will win Kate’s heart.

Quote: “She’s my girl next door. Looks sweet and innocent, but she has a streak of something wild.”

Kate is between a rock and a hard place. She thinks she knows what’s best for her, but sometimes doing the right thing isn’t always the best option. She’s temporarily parked her doctorate in physical therapy, and even though she’s inherited her abilities to play a mean game of poker from her father which helps her economically, it’s not enough. Now she’s competing in a reality show and she needs to win. Why? The answer will be divulged in the story!

Quote: “Hearing that he is showing any sign of improvement, physical or mental, lifts my heart. I’m already glad I came.”

And not only that, who do you think is producing the show? None other than Cooper’s brother, Miles! I didn’t like this man from the very beginning of the story. He’s not business savvy, is eaten up with jealousy and harbours a grudge against his oldest brother. Saying that, the author has deftly described his obnoxious persona to perfection. And Kate. Deary me! She had no alternative but to sign on the bottom line of his contract with more fraternising clauses in it than for her own good.

Quote: “Violation of any of the terms of the contract will result in forfeiture of any prizes. And you can, and will, be sued for breach of contract.”

Coop Montgomery is the drop-dead gorgeous CEO of one of the most successful movie production companies in LA. I could envisage him so clearly while writing this review! Dazzling green eyes with shiny black hair just touching his white shirt collar and dressed in an Armani suit is my kind of man. Not to mention rippling muscles in all the right places. Domineering when he should be, considerate, highly professional and a real hotty. Mind you, Coop’s controlled world will come tumbling down in brackets when he meets up with Kate. He’ll do things quite inappropriate to his character just to have more time with her. The sexual tension palpitates to such a degree that I was indeed tempted me to put the air-conditioning on; and it’s winter!

Quote: “We don’t take IOUs,” I tease. She looks me in the eye. “It’s my phone number. Didn’t think any of you would want my lipstick or a tampon.”

Flynn Beckham rocks! Mmm, sexy, tattooed, and knows how to turn on the charm. This promising rock star is without a doubt, attractive and a ladies man. He loves them, they love him. I did, too! One problem though. In spite of the fact that female participants are gradually being eliminated from Throb, the reality show, he only has eyes for a lass who is still in the game but won’t let her barriers down. “Or will she?” you may ask.

Quote: “Not to be a pig here, but Jesus, Kate, you look like you might have an orgasm.”

Of course, throw a spanner in the works for good measure and one is assured of a good read. Animosity between the two brothers is laid on thick. And the secondary characters play a huge part in the making; add the author’s knack of describing her protagonists’ moods which is quite incredible, et voilá! At times I felt my frustration with them would get the better of me. I could have quite happily strangled one of them!

Quote: “My whole mood has changed and I know I’m acting like a jerk for taking it out on her, yet I can’t seem to bring color to my own self-induced grey mood.”

Throb is outstandingly absorbing, sensual and emotional. You might even shed a tear or two. So my recommendation to you folks is just read it. I can honestly say that you’ll be hooked well before you reach the end. A quicky to the author. You have unequivocally outdone yourself! Bravo!


    throb 5


Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!


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Release Day Blitz ~ A Father’s Fight: Blake and Layla #2 (The Fighting Series Book 5)



Title: A Father’s Fight
Series: Fighting #5
Author: JB Salsbury
 Release Date: January 26, 2015



changes in the span of a heartbeat—one tiny heartbeat.

Blake and Layla have lived through disappointment and regret, only finally
finding relief through the powerful love they have for each other. A love they
intend to fight to keep.

They’ve had to forgive each other, but can they truly move forward without
facing the pain of the past?

Layla’s been avoiding the phone calls. Nine months pregnant and exhausted, she
doesn’t want the complication. But she can’t run from the truth. Whoever’s
calling was there eighteen years ago. Unlike her, he remembers the night that
changed the course of her life, and he’s ready to confess.

Blake’s preoccupied with an email, a few simple sentences sent through cyberspace
that have the capability to rob him of his sanity, his freedom, and the people
he loves most in the world. When he’s called home for a mysterious reason,
leaving Layla isn’t ideal, but hope for reconciliation with his father combined
with his brother’s secrecy ignites a curiosity he refuses to ignore.

Putting the pain behind them is no longer an option.

To get the answers they need, they must face the past and open up old wounds
that threaten to bleed them dry.

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JB Salsbury, New York Times Bestselling author of the Fighting Series, lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids. She spends the majority of her day as a domestic engineer. But while she works through her daily chores, a world of battling alphas, budding romance, and impossible obstacles claws away at her subconscious, begging to be released to the page.
Her love of good storytelling led her to earn a degree in Media Communications. With her journalistic background, writing has always been at the forefront, and her love of romance prompted her to sink her free time into novel writing.
For more information on the series or just to say hello, visit JB on her website, Facebook, or Goodreads page.
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LAST HIT: RELOADED: (A Hitman Novella) by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick.


Title: Last Hit: Reloaded

Author: Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick

Age group: Adult

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release date: 20th January 2015


Congrats & Happy Release to Jen Frederick & Jessica Clare! 

Last Hit: Reloaded is on tour! 

Nickolai & Daisy’s Story continues…


There was a time when Nick loved the fear he instilled in his enemies. His tattoos alone promised danger, but it was the look in his eyes that delivered on it. A contract killer since he was just a boy, Nick has now forged a new life and a new identity with the woman who followed him, captured him, and changed him.

He terrified Daisy. Once. But she couldn’t resist, and she ignored every warning. It paid off. Now she’s part of a new beginning, a fresh start in America helping him to leave behind a reckless and violent past as a professional killer. But the past is never easy to outrun, especially when so much of it thrives on revenge.

A new threat has emerged from the shadows, and now Nick and Daisy have no choice but to rely on Nick’s killer skills to protect them from everything they’ve tried so hard to escape.



Between each caress I tell her how she consumes me. “I think of you always. Art is about passion. In every curve, I see your breast and in every face, I see your lips. In rolling hills of landscapes, I envision the dip in your waist and the rise of your hip. In the tendrils of vines, I see your honey hair entangling me.” The depths of my obsession are laid bare for her. If I were to lose her, I would be nothing. I would burn myself to ashes so that the winds could carry me to the four corners and where each molecule would search endlessly for her.

“You’re always with me, Nick. In my heart and mind and soul. I promise you,” she gasps.

“Then show me how much you want me to fill you. Show me your desire.”


As he turns away, I call to him softly, “Detective McFadden, I would not endanger a soul on that campus. My beloved attends classes there, and it is my greatest desire that she be safe and happy. There are many reasons why I am not the man you seek.”

He swings back quickly. “I don’t think you are the university shooter, if that’s what you’re implying.”

“I imply nothing. I am responding to your litany of complaints and questions about my existence. Your attention does not frighten me, but do not mistake this. If you endanger Daisy or her father in any way, there will not be enough pieces left of you for even your loved ones to identify.”

At my threat, he gives me a bemused smile. “But you don’t give a rat’s ass about yourself?”

“I can take care of myself, Detective, and anyone that I love.” The chill is seeping into my bones, and I need to go inside and warm myself in the sunshine of Daisy’s love. “Good evening to you.” I nod and open the front door of the building.



Reviewed by Claire Rose.

First of all, please note that to understand the characters and really enjoy the storyline of this book, it should be read after Last Hit and Last Breath in this order. I love this series and was so excited to get the chance to review this novella as the two protagonists are without a doubt, my favourite couple.

We met Daisy and Nikolai in the first novel where we learnt that Daisy had led a sheltered life due to her mother being murdered, and her dad keeping her locked away from the outside world. Nick, aka Nikolai, is a Russian contract killer who happens to see Daisy when on a job. He believes she is the one for him. When Daisy is kidnapped, Nick knows he has one last hit to save the love of his life.

However, in this novel Daisy and Nick are now settled in college and fixing up their apartment. But Daisy wants friends as she has never had one, and is finding it hard to make them. Until one day she meets Christine and her boyfriend. All is not as it seems with Christine and Daisy wants to help her.

Meanwhile, Nick is enjoying his new life with his Daisy and tries to give her encouragement. Until he himself stumbles across murders that are happening in his neighbourhood. His gut instinct is telling him that there’s more to these murders than meets the eye. He needs to protect his love. Can he once again save Daisy from events that have taken place? And what does a dirty cop want with Nick? Read it and find out.

All in all, I effortlessly loved this extremely well written and descriptive book on all points! I loved the way both authors have come together to write a beautiful story which had me turning page after page to get to the end as quickly as possible. Yes, it compellingly held my attention throughout. Not only does this read merit the five star rating I have awarded, but I am indeed looking forward to having the next one in my hands. Well done ladies and keep up the good work!



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Author Jessica Claire

This is a pen name for Jill Myles.

Jill Myles has been an incurable romantic since childhood. She reads all the ‘naughty parts’ of books first, looks for a dirty joke in just about everything, and thinks to this day that the Little House on the Prairie books should have been steamier.

After devouring hundreds of paperback romances, mythology books, and archaeological tomes, she decided to write a few books of her own – stories with a wild adventure, sharp banter, and lots of super-sexy situations. She prefers her heroes alpha and half-dressed, her heroines witty, and she loves nothing more than watching them overcome adversity to fall into bed together.






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