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A Jade's Trick, the first installment in Lilly Black's Jaded Series, tells the story of Evan Lucien (F), a former runaway left frigid by years of sexual abuse, and Cain Ballantyne, a strikingly handsome billionaire who is accustomed to getting everything he wants all the time...until he meets his match in Evan. Streetwise and hardwired to expect the worst in people, she ...more
Kindle Edition, 408 pages
Published August 6th 2015
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TopsieJ
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Just Wow!!

Hot, steamy and romantic with off the charts chemistry! I experienced all the emotions possible reading this book, including utter sadness and anger when it became apparent what Jade had experienced in her past.
A beautiful love story with an ending that I never saw coming!! Looking forward to reading book 2!
Margie
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely Awesome

Where do I begin,first you must read this book! Omg when I first started reading, I thought it was just another love story with a BDSM flare. Boy was I wrong, so very wrong! Lilly takes you on a wild ride of love, pain, passion and oh yeah a murder!!!!!! Bet you didn't see that coming, cause lord knows I didn't. This story has pulled me in and won't let go, had me on edge the whole time reading it. Now I don't want to give anything away but I will say that I am mad at Cain
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Sabrina McVeigh
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

I started this book the other day and I have had such a hard time putting it down. Its a great story and different from other books in the erotic category. Sometimes you can just predict what's going to happen because some (but not all) follow the same path. I'm very happy to say that this book is very different. It introduced a story that I haven't read before and I was instantly hooked.

I instantly liked Evan. She is a very strong willed
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Sheila
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Evan won't give Cain the time of day as she figures he is a playboy who is only looking for another notch on his bedpost. He finally gets through her defenses and has her seeing him for himself not a composite of those who have hurt her in the past. Their relationship is unlike any either has had in the past and their future looks bright.

I liked this book. I hated the cliffhanger ending. I want, and am not waiting patiently for book 2. I liked Evan and Cain. Both are strong willed. Both
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Debbie Barrett
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this as an ARC from Lilly Black for my honest review.
It's much more than a girl meets rich boy story.
Evan is a troubled girl after years of abuse who ran away with her best friend to escape her troubles. She's still quite strong and confident however and can see through people. Well that is until she meets Cain at the bar she's working in. She resists for some time but eventually he gets what he wants and they begin dating (as friends) until things take a turn. Lots of hot sex, BDSM,
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Christine
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, I didn't see that coming... You'll find yourself saying that a couple of times while reading this gem. I was given a copy to read and give my opinion to the author. I have to say I'm really excited for the next installment to this series. I bought everything in this book. Evan is strong yet damaged. Cain is every woman's dream and controlling but not over dramatic about it. Drama wasn't drama for no reason. BDSM in this is light which plays well for the characters. I bought the idea that ...more
Marcie Wegner
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Jade's Trick introduces us to Evan Lucien, a former runaway left frigid by years of sexual abuse, and Cain Ballantyne, a handsome billionaire who is accustomed to getting everything he wants. But Cain wants Evan and will do anything to get her. Both Cain and Evan have secrets that are hinted at in the book( I assume they will be revealed in later books), and now have to deal with a killer in their midst. I fell in love with the characters and their story. The book was so well written that you ...more
Chell
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.8 stars for me ! This was an intriguing story . This story reminded me of 50 shades of grey but in this they both shared the control and consent in the bedroom. If you are not into BDSM then don't read! The twists and turns will keep you wanting more. The things i didn't like about this story was the fact that it was so long . I had to take a few long breaks to get through it and i'm not a huge fan of cliffhangers . But if you are then this book will be great for you !
Keira Belle
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First let me start by saying Wow! This book was free on my Nook and I am glad I downloaded it. Evan and Cain are made for one another both are strong and sassy but at the same time scared of losing the love they just found. The BDSM in the book is both hot and not overwhelming as in some books I have read. Lilly didn’t make it dirty and uncomfortable she actually made sure you followed the characters emotions and feelings as they both learned how to be submissive to one another. The story is a ...more
Debbie Krouse
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My first book my Lilly Black and it won't be the last. BDSM is so vivid and you you feel you are in the dungeon with both, Cain is the handsome billionaire playboy type where as Evan is the tough but damage woman but can hold her own with Cain. The ups and downs between them give you a ride of emotions. So mad at Cain how could he.... The murder threw me and still trying to figure it out ready for book 2 to see when Cain and Evan goes even Lucy
Becky Baldridge
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cain and Evan's story is thoroughly captivating and erotic. Evan is scarred, both inside and out, and hides behind her snark and wit. When Cain sets his sights on her, what follows is an all-consuming seduction that even the most jaded of us would be hard put to ignore. As Cain introducing Evan to BDSM and she begins to open up, their feelings for each other are almost palpable.
The story is beautifully written and emotional as Black paints a picture of not just romance and sex, but of
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Jennie
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! Don't get the idea that it is just another BDSM romance! Yes, I would recommend it for anyone interested in light/romantic BDSM, but the BDSM is not all this book is about. In fact, less than half of the sex is BDSM. It's some of the hottest sex I've ever read, and the BDSM sex is some of the most accurate - like the author really knows what she is talking about. And in the middle of all the sex is a great story about a girl who could have been eaten alive by the bad ...more
Cheryl Woods-lucero
A Jade’s Trick by Lilly Black had me at the first page. This is the story of Evan (female) and Cain. Cain is a billionaire who is use to getting any woman he desires with no emotions involved and Evan a woman who shields her heart. At times it appears that they are moving forward and bam backwards they go, throw in a murder and what happens next??? I don’t know since this is a click hanger! I can’t wait to see how Lilly gets Evan and Cain together for their HEA or do they? I can’t wait for the ...more
Ana Rita
Once i stated this book i couldn't put it down, the story captivated me from the begining.
The love story between Evan and Cain is like no oder,
Evan had a past of abuse and negleted relationships, and Cain, oh dear lord Cain is the handsome billionaire who is accustomed on getting everything and anything that he wants, and girls he wants Evan so bad.
I saw myself wanting to read more and more, once i finished a chapter a told myself, read just a little bite more, one more.
The book is full of
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Helen (Blissfully Bookish Besties)
Evan is a runaway who, due to past abuse, protects her heart and is very guarded. She catches the eye of billionaire playboy, Cain, and he is determined to make her his. I liked the two leads, Evan is sassy and strong, she is bruised but not broken and Evan is sexy, dominant and willing to give Evan everything. I really enjoyed this book, the overall story was great, the sex scenes were hot and Lilly Black really knows how to write BDSM. The only thing is, the book does end on a major cliff ...more
Victoria Tortelini
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Where do I even begin?! This story had me frantically turning the page to find out what happens next. Very well written in its multiple plot twists, you'll be dying to see what happens with Evan, a fiercely independant woman who stands for herself, especially when dominant Cain falls into her life. With the ups and downs of living with both their pasts, their relationship is one you'll long to know more about! And you're in luck, because Lilly leaves you at a crazy cliffhanger but thankfully ...more
Wendy Ballard
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
all I can say is wow ! This book has everything, the strong sassy but damaged girl and the hot billionaire dominant who is willing to give her everything even handing over the "chains" in the dungeon. I had to keep reading to find out what was coming next it had me gripped from the start. I can't wait for the second instalment.
Keesha
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My head is in a tizzy

Wow. There is so much going on with these two i can’t begin to explain other than to say you have got to read this. Evan Annoyed the heck out of me with always jumping to conclusions but man I did not see that end coming! Cain, I just loved him up until the very end. Then I wanted to smack him silly. Cannot wait to read the next book!!!
Nicola Puttick
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was gifted this book for an honest review and all I can say is wow ! This book has everything, the strong sassy but damaged girl and the hot billionaire dominant who is willing to give her everything even handing over the "chains" in the dungeon. I had to keep reading to find out what was coming next it had me gripped from the start. I can't wait for the second instalment.
Vera  Green
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Wow wow wow. I have never said OMFG so many times reading a book. The journey of Cain and Evan takes on some major trips. The sex is hawt and the plot leaves you saying OMFG I did not see that coming. This book end with a major cliffhanger beware but so worth it.
Avril
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a well written roller coaster ride of feelings! Great characters, even if I wanted to hate on the H sometimes! Major Cliffy with an excerpt from the second book that makes you want to demand second book now! Buckle up!
Carolyn Muller
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
AJades Trick
I was Sucked right in Evan and Cain are amazing together
Inable to put the book down their chemistry together is awesome the secrets come out and the story envelops you, you won't want to put it down light bdsm great story well written thanks Lilly Black can't wait for the next book
Candy
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
I was given this book in return for an honest review. OMG it didn't end the way I wanted. With all the twist and turns the end was not I expected. Evan and Cain probably were meant for each other but now I'm not sure.
Stephanie
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've come to the conclusion that everyone in this book is insecure and crazy. The story was laid out perfectly. I kept reading because I just had to know what was going to happen next.
Amber
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome

This is an awesome book. I was hooked the whole time. I can't wait to read the next book, that's how good this book was.
Jacks
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was kindly gifted this book for an honest review.FANTASTIC start to a series.This book had me hooked from the start I seriously could not put it down.Can't wait for book 2.
Cely
Apr 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved this book, Lilly you are killing me by leaving me hanging!
Colleen Hurley Jozwiak
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very similar to other books I have read, which makes me love it even more. I'm in love with Cain & Evan's love story. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
LS Kralicek
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
10 star series!!!!

I did not know what to expect when I ran across the Jaded Series book I. I have to say it a definite must read Evan and Cain leave you wanting more. Their love story is powerful and Lilly Black is a fantastic author. This series is up there with Fifty shades of grey! Love it!
Lynn Stifle
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow an amazing read!! I was captivated from the beginning and couldn't put it down. I loved everything about this book, the storyline is gripping and intriguing, the characters, Cain and Evan, are engaging, complex, and their chemistry was steamy and hot!! What a great book, totally loved it and definitely recommend it.
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From San Diego, Lilly Black moved to the southeastern U.S. with her husband of 20 years without whom, this series would not be possible. Check out books II and III of the Jaded Series, available now on Amazon.com.
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