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The Lover's Game (No Exceptions #2)

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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 insi
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238 pages
Published September 9th 2014 (first published September 2014)
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✿kawehi.reviews
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
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☆I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! ☆

#J.C. Reed is going to be the death of me!! ♥#

The Lover’s Game was one clusterf*#k of the word: C.O.M.P.L.I.C.A.T.E.D.

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In here, we have lies, secrets, betrayal, steam

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and one hell of a roller coaster of ups and downs!!

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I’d be lying if I were to say that this book was easy to process because it wasn’t. You essentially have one person holding the deck of cards and one person trying to put the puzzle together.

It was ma
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Shayna
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How many times can your heart shatter? How many times can your trust be broken before you no longer feel like yourself? You only feel like a piece of something you used to be.

I absolutely love Brooke and Jett, but they are stressing me out! After reading the intense prologue, I was already having anxiety about this relationship. I just want them to be happy dammit! No more deceit, no more mystery, and no more games. My heart breaks for these two. It’s a passionate, intense, and real love that
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Sybill ♥
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“Your name?” he asked. Even the way he asked me screamed dominance, as though he was entitled to all—not just my name but also my body and mind.
“Jenna,” I said my sister’s name without hesitation and stretched out my hand in what I thought was a confident manner, though truthfully, all my confidence had flown out the door the moment he had turned his gaze on me. He made nervous, even more so because he was hard and beautiful.
Beautiful to look at, hard to hold on to.
He was like a beautiful angel
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Laila
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Lover's Game was a romance book and mystery book all rolled in one. Every time I thought I had some small piece of it figured out, it would all get twisted around all over again. There was always a new curve-ball being thrown, and a new discovery being unveiled. While I hated Jett in book 1, in this one I started to love him. The way they fight, I know they care about each other.
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My heart goes out to Brooke. She is hormonal, because of her pregnancy, but her day of dealing with her situation
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Shazy
Aug 19, 2014 rated it liked it
I liked that Brooke was standing up for herself in the book but on the other side there was not much of jett in the book plus I am just ticked off at the club scene I man how the hell do you not recognize your baby daddy.
Kim
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
Betrayal. Anger. Jealousy. Secrets. Lies. Regret. Despair. Determination....

"...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. You simply can't control who you love and in particular, you can't control what kind of person they are."

Brooke feels betrayed by Jett so once again she has fled. She is alone except for her friends, angry and bitter. She wants to shut Jett out, but he is hard to f
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Ria
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Ms. Reed’s writing is interesting and full of drama. One thing to expect is expect the un-expectable. Like I mentioned earlier, I was hoping for answers but only found myself with more questions by the end. I am desperately hoping Brooke gets her head out of you know where so she can start focusing on what’s important. There are several things looming over-her-head and it was explained why she’s been acting the way she has but…My goodness I re
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Claire Simmonds
Sep 11, 2014 rated it did not like it
ok done now first 3 of these books i loved u could sink your teeth in and the story was great .these arnt nothing compared to the others brooke is not the same as shea was she is one of the most selfish character ive read she is whiny *****spoilers go no further*************
right she moans she think jett is cheating so what does she do oh yeah wants to get laid has a drink even thou pregnant hooks up with guy has sex with said stranger whilst pregnant with another moans baby .wakes up realises s
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Tina Harris
Sep 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

This picked up right where The Lover’s Secret ends. Brooke is trying to get on with her life. She does not want to see Jett. It is over even thought she is pregnant. Brooke is unable to forgive him for the lies and cheating. But there seems to be more to the story than what Jett is telling her.

Brooke realizes that she must find another job. She has to completely end things with Jett. It is for the best. She must do what she can to save what little bit of her heart is left.

Finally Brooke
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Vivian
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"All the feels"! The Lover's Game had me tied up in knots throughout the whole book. One minute I couldn't put the book down and then next I was nervous to read the next line.

The first half of the book, I wanted to hit Jett across the back of the head and was praying Brooke would just move on without him and then the other half I was mad at Brooke and wished she would get a clue!

After reading "The Lover's Secret", I was left slightly disappointed (and if you read my review, you will understand
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Maria Costantino
Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book didn't give me any sleep. It didn't give me rest. For hours I sat there, reading, praying, wondering, loving, cursing, hating. I loved The Lover's Secret (Book 1 in the series) but The Lover's Game blew my mind. The words flew so well really well, I forgot I was reading a book. It has been a long time a book has done this: pulling at my heart strings and leaving me craving and wanting for more- for Jett, for their story to continue.
Rachel S
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I pushed her away, and do you know why?” He glowered at me. “Because I don’t love her. I love you. Don’t you understand? I love you, Brooke—you and no one else.
The Lover's Game was so much better than book 1. I loved it. There is so much suspense and mystery in book that I'm trying to figure things out. I love that a book can keep me guessing. I also love that the characters feel real. They have real problems. I can't wait to read more.
Jenny Ng
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved the Surrender Your love series. I am sure this one will be as hot. Can't wait to read ti see how it all plans out with Brooke and Jett.

Brooke and Jett are my dream couple

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Michele Adams
Sep 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
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The mystery and suspense is back. Jett is hiding things and the reader is left to wondering what that mystery is as there are so many unfitted pieces in the puzzle that you question if you really ever knew the character just as Brooke is questioning did she ever know the man she fell in love with.
Kiera
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I can't wait to read this. ....patiently waiting.....well, I'm trying....
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Cocktails and Books
3.5 Stars

I liked this one a little more, but I still have to wonder why Brooke is forever jumping to conclusion about things. Full review to come.
Kelly
Aug 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read2014
Oh dam I just finished the 1st book the lovers secret and I can't wait to read book 2!



GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.............when is book 3 out !!!!!
Diane Holtry
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Misunderstandings lead to mistakes that can't be undone!

A quick read that kept my pulse rate high as misunderstandings lead to mistakes that can't be undone. So many things are going on at once yet of all those things I couldn't help but feel I wanted more Jett. But then again who wouldn't want more Jett?!
Lustful Literature
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
** JOSIE'S 4.5 STAR REVIEW **

Please make sure you read Book 1 The Lovers Secret in the No Exception Series, this review will have spoilers!

J.C. Reed does it again with this second instalment in this series. It starts off where the first book left off, with Brooke walking away after witnessing Jett with Tiffany. Brooke is reeling from Jett’s betrayal. She cannot believe Jett would betray and lie to her again especially after what happened the last time. She is devastated, angry and hurt. Th
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Megan  ~The Never Ending Book Basket
Actual Rating: 4.5 Wonderful Stars!

The Lover’s Game by J.C. Reed was another fantastic addition to the No Exceptions Series. This book picks up right where The Lover’s Secret left off, and I could not get enough of this book from the moment I picked it up!

The events of this book added so much to Brooke and Jett’s story that I have come to love over the books in this series and the Surrender Series by J.C. Reed. (The No Exceptions Series is a standalone series from the Surrender Series, but they
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Gillian
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love love love Jett and Brooke, and I have to tell you honestly that this book killed me a little bit!

We pick up pretty much where The Lover’s Secret leaves off, with Brooke seeing what she believes is Jett cheating on her with this ex. Right from the beginning I start to feel emotions toward Brooke’s character that I’ve never felt before… anger and annoyance! I was shocked that Ms. Reed could evoke those feelings in me toward one of my beloved characters!!!

I have to tell you this book is de
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Bethany
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
“Love grants us the power to forgive, to love when we’re hurt, but it also gives us the courage to let go, and the understand that to love, we love freely – at our own choice.”

“His intensity had pushed me into a state of obsession, where desire became my addiction, and hunger my passion.”

“In love there are no exceptions to those rules. No one is spared from heartbreak. We all suffer it at some point or another. You simply can’t control who you love and in particular, you can’t control what kind
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KFForever
Aug 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
THE LOVER’S GAME (No Exceptions #2) by JC REED

FOUR STARS

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

Even though No Exceptions book two is told from Brooke’s POV, Brooke and I are still in the dark as to what Jett’s game is! Gr…the author has indeed got us all worked-up! Why his behaviour towards Brooke is so out of character is another detail that must not be overlooked either. He makes out to be the caring lover, but as yet, he's still got to prove himself to me. One
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Novel Grounds
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
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3.5/4 Stars
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Amy's Review:
  Brooke is back and crazier than ever. The Lover's Secret was book one in this No Exceptions series and The Lover's Game followed suit.


    At the end of the last book, Brooke was heartbroken. Jett, being the asshat he is, burned her yet again. Deciding it was time to pull up her big girl panties and better herself, Brooke decides it is time to leave Jett in the wind. Pregnant, heartbroken, monetarily broken and alone, Brooke was a freight. Thankfull
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Stephanie- The Boyfriend Bookmark
Ok, I need more. I am desperate for more. This series, these books, this author… grabbed a hold of me and hasn’t let go. Brooke’s crazy life is just about to do me in and I love every minute of it.

Brooke discovered so much at the end of The Lover’s Secret that now she has to find her way all over again. Jett just leaves too much to trust. He wants Brooke to trust him, but can she? After everything she has learned she knows this love is such a dangerous game. Not only with the inherited property
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Smut Fanatics
Feb 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
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What I Loved: Okay after the major cliff hanger at the end of The Lover’s Secret I couldn’t wait to dive right into this one. We meet up with Brooke right after the first book ends, with her heart decimated and having no real plan of attack on how to deal with it all. I can definitely say on some level I really feel for Brooke. I can’t imagine being in a serious relationship with someone, having a baby with them and really just scratching the surface of their
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Sandy S
Aug 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars


ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date September 9, 2014

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
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B at Spare Time Book Blog
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
This one picks up right where the previous book left off with Brooke running away from the hotel she saw Jett and his ex kissing. She is truly heart broken. Forever changed. So what do you do when you cut ties with your hot rich boyfriend? Get a modeling job that may require you to be nude of course! I was all like "Go Brooke!" because she is doing something for herself. Yes she needs money and not just a minimum wage job either. Working with Grayson seems like a pretty good thing. She goes back ...more
Candy at Prisoners of Print
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 on
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No Exceptions (4 books)
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