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The Lover's Secret [Kindle Edition]

J.C. Reed
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Book Description

The No Exceptions Series, a sensual new contemporary romance series by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author J.C. Reed.

Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, is sure of one thing: she will never surrender her heart fully to the green-eyed, sexy as sin, six foot two sex god that she calls her boss.

Jett Mayfield is dangerously sexy, but more than that he attracts trouble. Avoiding him has never been an option. The night he hooks up with Brooke, he aims to keep her in his bed, but more than that, he aims to make her his.

When he sweeps her away for one weekend, she has no idea that some rules are bound to be broken, and that his dark secrets will impact her life in a way she never imagined. Too late she realizes that she has fallen for a man she should never have been involved with in the first place. And that one weekend will change everything. Will it be too late to run or will the truth allow them to heal?

A woman who can't trust easily
A man who has too many secrets
Two lives that are about to be destroyed

Book 1 in the No Exceptions series. Full length novel. 250pp. This book contains adult themes. 18+ No Exceptions is a standalone series.

Editorial Reviews


"This book was extremely the sexiest thing I have read all summer long... You did a phenomenal job at writing "The Lover's Secret". is that good!" - Lit Junkies

"WOW!! This book just through my emotions for a loop!! This book had a little bit of everything in it; it was suspenseful, hot, funny, and all around awesome." - Crazii Bitches Book Blog

"From the very beginning I was left breathless, I was intrigued and surprisingly emotional during this read." - Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads

"Uncertainty rules in this book which keeps you on edge throughout this brilliantly written novel. The storyline is so well-plotted and so full of mystery that for me, the hot scenes were an added bonus. Two words to Ms Reed. simply bravo!" - Kindle Friends Forever

"J.C. Reed delivered an astonishing read that won't be forgotten. You'll be so entranced in the story that you'll devour this novel in one sitting and not even realize that you kept going." - The Reading Vixens 

"I love a good secret in books and this one has stacks. With suspense, secrets and lies all cleverly intertwined. Some hot scenes thrown on top to make it the perfect balance." - Louise Seraphim Reviews

"I loved J.C. Reed's writing style and how she gripped me into The Lover's Secret from the first chapter. This book is full of suspense, mystery, lies, and romance that will take you for a ride." - Book Lovin' Mamas

"JC Reed has the ability to knock the wind off my lungs with the twist she pulls in her novels." - Reviews Of A Book Maniac

"This book has so much emotion...If you are looking to read something riveting, steamy and mysterious than this is your series!" - SUMMER'S BOOK BLOG

About the Author

J. C. Reed is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of the Surrender Your Love series and the No Exceptions series. When she's not typing away on her keyboard, forgetting the world around her, she dreams of returning to the beautiful mountains of Wyoming. Visit her at

Romy Nordlinger is a New York City�based actress. As an audiobook narrator, Romy has lent her talents to nearly a hundred titles ranging in genres from romance and self-help to sci-fi and mystery. Her TV credits include roles on Law & Order and One Life to Live.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2012 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MF5C79A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,241 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good August 7, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Ok, so this is my very first JC Reed book and I really liked this story. The writing was really good and the story caught my interest right away. I pretty much read this short read in only a couple of hours, so I knocked it out in one sitting.

I enjoyed the mystery and suspense a lot in The Lover's Secret. From what I can gather, Brooke has been though some super bad stuff lately and thought she was settling down and moving on. Unfortunately for her, the past has caught up with her future and she now has more questions than answers; leaving her not knowing what to believe.

Oh my goodness, this story was just so twisty and mysterious. I was literally glued to this book trying to figure out what the heck was going on. I feel like I would have been better prepared if I had read the Surrender Your Love series because it took me a bit to catch on to what was happening, but I don't know if that was a good thing or a bad thing, because I was really intrigued and couldn't stop reading until I solved the puzzle. The author did a great job of filling in the blanks from the Surrender Your Love series but I just have a feeling I would have gotten more out of this book if I had read those first. Because I wasn’t familiar with the characters, I REALLY didn’t know who to believe or trust and one character's behaviour really left me intrigued. I found myself really wanting to hear his point of view. And the cliffy at the end just made me want to scream. Mystery unsolved until the next book!!! AHHH!

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly fantastic read! August 22, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This was the first book I had ever read by J.C. Reed, and I have to say that I really enjoyed reading The Lover's Secret. It had so many aspects to it that I just loved, and I was immediately taken in with the story and its characters, Brooke and Jett.

J.C. Reed's writing is well done, and the book hooked me in from the first page. It also made me want more of these fabulous characters, and I am dying to see where their story goes after this book.

I loved that this book was unpredictable with what was going on in the story and with the actions of the characters. I never knew where the next plot twist or turn would lead. I loved that, and that kept the entire book seriously engaging. You can also feel the passion and instantaneous connection between these two characters right away. It's raw and visceral and really powerful altogether. It also lights the pages of this book on fire, and you will definitely be feeling the heat from these two.

There is a true sense of mystery that weaves its way through this book. When you read this book you will feel that mystery working its way through the story with the secrets coming out in little pieces that will leave you dying to figure it all out. These little mysteries and secrets left me wanting to know all the answers the questions they brought up, and that completely captivated me to the store.

You can definitely tell that Brooke has a past filled with some pretty heavy things, and that those events are heavily influencing the way she's acting, feeling, and thinking in the present. I loved reading that because it just made so much sense and it made me really feel for her character. It allowed me the chance to understand exactly why she felt the way she did. It just helped me "get" her.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twist Turns and Steam ..... Lots of Steam August 4, 2014
Sexy Jett is back. He and Brooke have off the charts chemistry. Girls and a Boys. My reader steamed up a couple of times while reading this story. This story has Love, steaming hot sex, Lie's and so many road blocks to get in the way of there love and the future that Brooke wants for herself the baby and the man she is madly and passionately in love with. Jett. They have been through so much to be together but fate has shown her ugly head again. The danger, the lies and the things that Brooke seems to be piecing together may just keep them from the happy ending they deserve.
J.C. Reed has done an Amazing job bringing this story to life. I was honored to be gifted an ARC for this story in return for an honest review. My honest option on this continued story of Jett and Brooke is that I can't wait to get the next book in the series because I am totally in love with Jett and Brooke. I have got to find out what happens. Ms Reed I'm hooked and waiting for my next fix. I need more Jett. If you haven't read the Surrender Series. Read it first and then this first book of No Exceptions Series. You don't know what your missing...... One Word ..... Jett !!!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved, loved, loved the book!!!!!! August 6, 2014
By SMBrown
Format:Kindle Edition
So many OMG moments.... This book had me at page 1!!

J C Reed always delivers and I have to say I'm loving the start of the new series and cannot wait to read the next installment of Brooke and Jett.......this is the start of a great roller coaster ride that I highly recommend that you read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant August 5, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Oh my what a scorching hot start to a new series between our much loved couple, Brooke and Jett.

The chemistry between between these two are as usual off the charts and you just fell head over heels again into their story. I didn't think a continuation of the epic story that went before was going to work but oh my we are flung into a new set of issues a whole new story and that cliffy!

I am eagerly awaiting the next part to this story
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good story line but to much on and on about the setting and
Published 2 days ago by Felicia V. Brower
5.0 out of 5 stars must read
Very good series
Published 21 days ago by bionka
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved all 6 of these books.
Published 24 days ago by Barbara A. Twigg
4.0 out of 5 stars I wished I would have known how much fun reading was earlier in life
Considering that this year's New Year's Resolution was to read, I am now on my 33rd book! I wished I would have known how much fun reading was earlier in life! Read more
Published 26 days ago by Tiffany Pippin
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this series
I love this series! it is superb all the way, must read from book one to really understand the whole story. Hurry and Start! you wont be sorry! K
Published 1 month ago by Katherine Peskor
1.0 out of 5 stars TERRIBLE NARRARATOR!!!! DNF!!!!
This NARRARATOR is soooo out of character that I just could not get past it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by PV
5.0 out of 5 stars truly awesome
Really obsessed with Brooke and Jett's story, truly awesome
Published 1 month ago by Rachel0825
1.0 out of 5 stars Makes NO Sense and jumps around and not at all believable just can't...
This book makes absolutely no sense and it is nearly impossible to follow what's happening. There are weird flashbacks and --spoiler alert -- if she's pregnant and has a fantasy... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bones And Cat Fan
2.0 out of 5 stars So disappointing
I expected so much more from JC Reed.
The beginning was so incredibly stupid with their fake one night stand that lasted half the book. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Colleen Wisinski
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love anything written by J.C. Reed! Including this book.
Published 2 months ago by St. G
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J.C. Reed is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, who 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 children.

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