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Recluse (Spider Series, #1)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  54 reviews
You were my brother in the line of duty.
My partner.
My best friend.
You were the man who had it all.
Your thoroughness and precision made you a great cop.
It’s what got you killed.
And now I live with the darkening shadows of your memory.
You weren’t here when I needed you to save me.
You weren’t here when I needed help solving the most gruesome murder this town had ever seen.
Published June 26th 2017
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Jaycee Ford Hi! There will be five books in the series, and the second book PROWLER is due out this coming September. Hopefully, the entire series will be complet…moreHi! There will be five books in the series, and the second book PROWLER is due out this coming September. Hopefully, the entire series will be complete around this time next year. Follow my Facebook page to keep up with the deets.
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 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
Well at least I only spent .99c on this.

If there is one thing I cannot stand. I repeat cannot stand then it is a to be continued without letting readers know. Kills me every time and makes me really frustrated to decide how to review a book. Moving on.

December 26th One year later…

Both Wyatt and Grace are slowly coming to terms with the death of his best friend and Grace’s husband. Since that fateful night feelings have developed. Wyatt has always carried a torch for Grace but now he can’t stop it. He tried to only be friends but it i
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

If Grayson appreciated the picture, she must have been a knockout. He was picky as hell with women. If they weren’t a debutante, he wasn’t giving them a second glance; however, most debutantes didn’t really hang around police stations. Grayson Cooks was still very single.

She told me last night that if I didn’t marry you, I was too ignorant to be her mother.

My Review:

Recluse was packed with an odd assortment of quirky and interesting characters as well as an intriguing storyline w
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jaycee Ford
4 stars

Wyatt and Grace are both mourning the death of a best friend and a husband. Coming back home without his best friend and fighting feelings for that best friends wife -- add that into the mix with some town murders and you have a story. It sounds wonky I know but it is a good story line.

I wasn't aware when I started reading this was a cliffhanger book so that bummed me out but it was good enough to keep me wanting to read the rest of the story. There were some iffy parts
Sunny Shelly Reads
The blurb for Recluse definitely caught my eye, and the prologue and first few chapters pulled me in. But then after that, I just felt let down by the story, as much as I liked Wyatt and Grace as characters. The story is told from Wyatt's POV, and set a year after the death of her husband, who was his best friend and partner on the police force. Both characters are mourning his death and as they begin to lean on one another for support, their relationship grows increasingly more complicated.

Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I've been a huge fan of Jaycee Ford's writing since she released her first book, Watching Fireflies. I've read everything she's written, and I am thrilled that she is heading back to the small North Carolina mountain community of Olde Town - and its sexy cowboys - with this new romantic suspense series.

If you haven't read The Huntsman, the prequel to The Spider Series, I strongly recommend that you do so before starting Recluse. (There's no excuse - it's a quick reading, exciting novella
Romance Between The Sheets
RECLUSE is the first book I’ve read from Jaycee Ford, and despite what I’m about to say below, I didn’t hate it. Honestly, I didn’t.

The first thing I need to point out is that RECLUSE ends in a cliffhanger, which was frustrating because the blurb makes no mention that it will end that way or that the murder will remain unsolved and continue on. Without any information at this time, I can only assume that the murder mystery will continue to be the focal point throughout this series until the fina
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Romantic suspense at it's best! Ford's new spinoff from her Love Bug series has Caleb's detectives chasing a murder suspect. Caleb is the new Sheriff, recently losing a detective on a call, when a waitress turns up murdered. Wyatt's partner was that man and he's in love with the guy's wife, but refuses to step over boundaries until she's ready. He's admirable and respected by his peers, who are all aware of his desire. While Caleb's crew is good at their jobs a murder is very unusual for their s ...more
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
That's it I'm addicted. I need the next book like a addict needs their next fix. Good Lord was this a fantastic book.

Wyatt and Grace intrigued me, and the mystery of the murders kept me flipping through the book quickly. While it started out a bit slow, it quickly grabbed my attention and wouldn't let go. I literally bawled during Wyatt's confession to Mike. It broke my heart but it was quickly repaired done after.

While this book does end on a big fat cliff hangover, it does give you some warm
Melody Cox
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a good book but although I must say I was a bit troubled that it ended in a cliffy. I prefer to be forewarned when an author decides to end a story in such a way. I will say that Ms Ford chose an appropriate place to end this book and we weren't left hanging too badly, at least not with the relationship that was building throughout this book.

Wyatt and Mike were both police officers, partners, and best friends. Grace was the wife and love of Mike's life. They had a daughter together, Chl
Katy Kitchin
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so damn much! You know how there's some books you never want to end? This is the definition of that. I could read about Wyatt and Grace’s love story forever, it's truly that beautiful.

‘With every ounce of my being I knew all hope was gone. I was in love with my dead partner’s wife.’

On the surface, this book is a romantic suspense, or romance combined with a small town murder mystery. But this book is truly so much more complex than that. It's about grief, loss and learning to m
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of Recluse by Jaycee Ford in exchange for an honest review.

Wyatt has always been in love with Grace, his best friend's wife. She was the only woman he was ever interested in. He couldn't see anyone else, but her. He's struggling with his feelings for her, not wanting to ruin their friendship. They share a bond, a bond that was cemented by the one person they both loved and cared about, Mike. He was the thread that kept them together.

Wyatt and Grace are both still mourning the d
Wit & Wonder Books
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided by the author for an honest review**
Hook, line & sinker in new romance suspense series, Recluse by Jaycee Ford. A fast paced, intriguing and attention grabber to the max. *Note: It’s wise to read The Huntsman before diving into Recluse as this will gain you information and set you up for Wyatt & Grace’s story.
A year has passed after Wyatt’s best friend and fellow comrade has passed within the field of duty. He has tried his best to stay on the friends route with Grace, his best
Karen Hrdlicka
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved the prequel to this series, Huntsman, and rooted for the couple to mend their relationship torn apart by PTSD. Mike and Grace finally got to their HEA. After the prologue of Recluse, I was devastated but Ms. Ford did her best to mend my heart. The story is set seven years after Huntsman and after the prologue focuses on the healing of Grace and Wyatt, Mike's best friend and partner. The couple tiptoe around their attraction and need for each other, which causes each of them to overthink ...more
The Smutbrarians
Jun 26, 2017 rated it liked it
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Storyline -3.5
Value -3.5
Overall Rating -3.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

This book confused the hell out of me..Wyatt is mourning the death of his partner Mike. Both of them being cops in a small (and I mean small town). Grace is Mikes widow who Wyatt has been secretly in love with for years.

Now that Mike has been gone a year they are letting their attraction to each other become apparent. This means the the rest of the police force which is a bunch of guys
Renee Entress
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 star

I was pulled right into this short novella. This story contains heartbreak, pain, secrets, grief, and love.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Huntsman: A Prequel to the Spider Series

This is Grace and Wyatt’s story. After losing her husband Mike Grace is struggling. His best friend Wyatt is also struggling. They have been spending a lot of time together in their grieving process. But they are falling for each other. But would it be wise to get invol
Le Ann Foster
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
**Reviewed for CherryOBlossoms Promotions**

I gave this book 4 stars!!

This is the first book I have read from Jaycee Ford and I will be reading the next book because THIS BOOK ENDS IN A CLIFF HANGER!!!!

We get the story of Wyatt and Grace. The story takes place a year after the death of her husband, who was his best friend and partner. There has been a mutual attraction that these two have had and with the twist, turns of small town, we get to see these two finally get to act on their feelings. Wh
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book grabbed me from the start and had me hanging on to every line, every page. I got to 74% without even realizing. I just wanted to know what was coming next and I couldn’t put it down.

While reading I got the sense that a cliffhanger was coming and even though I begged her (Jaycee) to tell me if there was going to be one and prayed I wouldn’t be left hanging….DUN! DUN! DUN! It came and I was left wanting more. The cliffhanger was perfect! At the right spot, just when things we
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
There are a few story lines that have to be handled just so in order for me to read them and enjoy them, the dead spouse/close friend falling for the widow is one of them and Jaycee Ford wrote it beautifully.
I've been a huge fan since reading the Love Bug series so I was thrilled to get my hands on Recluse.
It's well written, grabbed me from the beginning and I could not put it down. I read this book in one day shushing everyone around me.
The characters were realistic and I loved the suspense. I
Fran Zoch, LSoR
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have not read many books like this one and I loved it.

Wyatt lost his partner in the police force Mike , he has been spending time with Grace Mike's widow and his feelings have been growing .

A murder has happened in their small town and Wyatt is trying to solve it with a new partner and trying to navigate his feelings for Grace and his guilt for how he feels.

None of their leads are going anywhere and just when Wyatt gets his and Graces relationship going where he wants it to another murder happ
Noelle Beltz
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jaycee, again, had me reading one of her books in one sitting. At the turn of each page, you're drawn into Wyatt's world. Each word was captivating and equally powerful, and it was impossible to put the book down. At each page, you were seeking answers. At each page, you also found yourself cheering for Grace and Wyatt. Great job, Jaycee, for another beautifully written novel with a purely addictive plot. I can't wait to read the next installment in the series! ...more
Sara Woolston
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recluse is another amazing book by Jaycee Ford! Recluse has both romance and murder mystery. Wyatt finds himself in love with his deceased best friend and partners wife Grace. He is afraid to because he doesn't want to disappoint his friend.
Recluse also has a murder mystery . The town of Olde Towne has a murder and Wyatt and his Co workers have to solve it.
There's also a big cliff hanger at the end.
I know everyone will enjoy this book!
Renee at Book Happiness
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this for an honest review... I just really enjoyed this book.. I can not wait for the next one in September...

My only regrets with this book are that it was only a novella I would have loved to have more to this story and that it ended with a cliffy, and that I didnt read the prequel other than that it was wonderfully enjoyable read..

I just loved Wyatt and Grace and I can not wait to see what happens in the next book!!!
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
OK. I'm intrigued. But what a cliffy! Argh!

Review to come.
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
A gripping and beautiful romantic suspense that'll leave you yearning for more...

Recluse was my first venture into Jaycee Ford's writing. I haven't read any of her other books, however, I have heard some pretty amazing things about them. When I was offered the chance to review this book, I quite simply could not resist. I had been wanting to read Ford, so it just seemed like a win-win— new series and new author... what's not to love? The blurb for this book got me from the moment I laid my eyes
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Recluse is the first book that I have ever read from Jaycee Ford, and it is also the first book in her Spider series. While I knew this was part of a series, I had no idea that this one ended with a cliffhanger. It took me by surprise and honestly this book went in a completely different direction that I expected. I'm sure I'll read the next one to see what happens, but I'm a bit skeptical after feeling blindsided here since the blurb gave no
Cee Cee Houston
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Never having read any of Jaycee Ford’s book before, I didn’t know what I was getting into. It’s a new series of books as it turned out, and more suspenseful than I normally read, but that seems to be my go to this month as I’ve read or 4 others in this vein.
The story of Wyatt and Grace’s relationship is a bit slow to get started, it burns quietly as they try to avoid or deny their mutual attraction for each other. They suspense comes in the form of an unexplained murder.
Wyatt is quiet and patien
Trudy Dowling
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Holy Moly!!!! Talk about a nail biting who done it. Page after page I wanted a clue, just a hint. Page after page there were hints, there was drama, but I got no closer, I mean the detectives got no closer to solving the violent murder.

As Wyatt worked with the others within the department trying to solve the crime, he dances around his feelings for Grace. How could he fall for his partner's widow? Would he ever have true love with Grace? Would Grace let him in? Would she let him protect her and
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International Bestselling author Jaycee Ford grew up chasing street cars around the city of New Orleans. After doing a four year stint at Louisiana State University, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and fled for the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. New Orleans beckoned her home again where she put her love of the foothills into a series of romance novels. In between writing, s ...more

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