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Surrender Your Love

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Author: J.C. Reed

Published: March 11th 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published 2013)

Format: Paperback , 324 pages

Isbn: 9781482747638

Language: English


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Meeting Jett was like lightning. Dangerous. Better left untouched. And better forgotten. But lightning always strikes twice. Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, doesn’t do relationships. When she’s sent to a remote estate to finalize a real estate deal, she discovers her new boss is no other than the guy she left naked in bed. Sexy, dangerously handsome, and arrogant Jett Meeting Jett was like lightning. Dangerous. Better left untouched. And better forgotten. But lightning always strikes twice. Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, doesn’t do relationships. When she’s sent to a remote estate to finalize a real estate deal, she discovers her new boss is no other than the guy she left naked in bed. Sexy, dangerously handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield attracts trouble, and women, like a lightning rod. But the night he meets Brooke he gets more than he bargained for. The green-eyed millionaire playboy isn’t used to taking no for an answer, and he isn’t about to start now. When he proposes two months of no strings sex, Brooke is intrigued and accepts his proposal. Little does she know Jett’s determined to claim the one woman he can’t have, pulling her deeper into his dangerous world. A man who doesn't take 'no' for an answer. A woman afraid to surrender to love. Two lives that are about to cross...and secrets laid bare.

30 review for Surrender Your Love

  1. 5 out of 5

    "That's All" Ash

    Well, I’m definitely more religious now. Seeing as how I kept praying for this one to get better. Well, I’m definitely more religious now. Seeing as how I kept praying for this one to get better.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Georgia ♥

    4+ Holy-Mother-of-Pearls Stars “Tragedy may hit all of us in one way or another, but fate's not our enemy. We are. By locking yourself away from the world, you choose your own mistakes and destroy any chance of ever finding happiness. You cannot control life, but you can chose who you are and what you make of it.” Love is the most difficult and dangerous feeling in this time of transition. Our time. We live in a strange world where contracts and legal agreements, statements and signatures are 4+ Holy-Mother-of-Pearls Stars “Tragedy may hit all of us in one way or another, but fate's not our enemy. We are. By locking yourself away from the world, you choose your own mistakes and destroy any chance of ever finding happiness. You cannot control life, but you can chose who you are and what you make of it.” Love is the most difficult and dangerous feeling in this time of transition. Our time. We live in a strange world where contracts and legal agreements, statements and signatures are more bidding than vows, feelings and dreams. We live in a fast and unforgiving world... People are not meant to be numbers in a profit report. They are meant to be what they imagine at night, staring at the stars. Desire and passion. Brooke Stewart, is a woman hiding behind a cool and seemingly unaffected facade. The girl who entered the real estate business to give everyone the home she lost, is playing a role that just doesn't fit her. Meaningless relationships, career driven life, overworked, disappointed from everyone around her. But deep inside she yearns for attention; she NEEDS to fall in love. Until she meets Jett Mayfield. He was dazzlingly gorgeous. Forget gorgeous. He was beautiful. Utterly, totally, mind-blowingly stunning. On a scale from one to ten, he was a hundred. Afraid of the dangerous attraction that simmers between them. She runs and runs. But he turns the tables on her. Irresistibly sexy, amazingly charming, moody, protective and secretive, he is her new boss and maybe something more... Consensual Sexual Acts and Confidentiality Agreement To protect their jobs or their hearts? Their present or guarantee a future? Or just: Jett, is the kind of hero you can't help but fall and root for him. The perfect blend of damaged and perfect, hot and frustrating. “When I fuck you I want you to remember each and every kiss, every moan, every scream, every sensation about the way I feel inside of you.” And they way these two let everything go, is amazing. But every dream ends in the morning, not able to withstand the brutal light of the day. New loves have to survive past mistakes, miscalculations and lies. And you have to set the other free and pray you can earn everything back. All over again... Let me tell you that I was totally blindsided by this story. I admit, I started it a little prejudiced. Man meets woman, sex, blah, danger, blah, sex, HEA. I was prepared to like it, but I wasn't prepared to love it! And I did! My rating isn't 5 stars because the story picked up in the second part. It started slow and OK, but it bloomed in the great kind of stories! Jessica, J.C. Reed, THANK YOU! You gave me this ARC and you asked only for an honest review. Here it is... Now, may I please ask you to have mercy and release the second book? This ending almost killed me! *ARC courtesy of the author, J.C. Reed, in exchange for an honest review.*

  3. 5 out of 5

    Alexis *Reality Bites*

    SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised. 3.5 STARS out of 5 Genre: Contemporary Romance 'My mouth dropped and I almost toppled off my chair. Holy cow. Being rude was all it took to land a job with a big firm? And that’s when I remembered that I had been doing more than talking. All heat drained from my cheeks. I had banged Mystery Guy, who in turn persuaded his boss to hire me. I could only imagine his arguments.' Could you imagine getting a new job with a top realtor fi SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised. 3.5 STARS out of 5 Genre: Contemporary Romance 'My mouth dropped and I almost toppled off my chair. Holy cow. Being rude was all it took to land a job with a big firm? And that’s when I remembered that I had been doing more than talking. All heat drained from my cheeks. I had banged Mystery Guy, who in turn persuaded his boss to hire me. I could only imagine his arguments.' Could you imagine getting a new job with a top realtor firm only to discover that your new boss is the same guy you've recently had a drunken one night stand with? Hmph, well, that is EXACTLY what happens to Brooke Stewart. Her new boss Jett Mayfield is mega rich and heart stopping, panty dropping sexy. And she's had him... To bad she was to drunk to even remember. But I'll tell you what she does remember *grins* she definitely remembers waking up to him butt ass naked. Oh, and she also remembers the huge boner he had before she practically threw him out of her apartment in shame of her actions. Newly Hired... “Wait, did you say I’m going to Italy?” Brooke's first assignment has her jet setting off to Italy for a two week stay. Italy is where she will be linking up with her new boss to finalize a real estate deal. Soon after arriving she discovers her new boss is none other then the one night stand hottie. 'Jett hired me because he wanted me. It was lust at first sight.' ~Brooke The sexual tension permeates the air like a thick cloak between Jett and Brooke. This causes Jett to be straight up with Brooke; he basically tells her they should explore their attraction. “Since we’re adults and this goes way beyond the usual sexual attraction, it’s about time we gave each other what we so desperately crave.” “I hired you for your attitude, and so far I’m pretty happy with my decision. But I’m not sure I can work with you until I’ve fucked this attraction out of my system.” He proposes 2 months of hot-sweaty-feel-it-from-your-head-to-your-toes S E X! Brooke agrees so he set's up a CSACA-CONSENSUAL SEXUAL ACTS AND CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT The next day he gives her paperwork and they are off to explore the property that Jett seeks to acquire. Which coincidentally is right next to the property Jett owns in Italy. Jett catches Brooke up on the assignment and tells her that he expects to find a way to close this deal. He's also with holding information... She focuses on the paperwork trying to find a needle in a hay stack. 'My intuition told me there was more to this estate than Jett let on. How was I supposed to find a loophole with more mystery than an Agatha Christie murder mystery, particularly when the information he gave me barely scratched the surface?' While things heat up in the bedroom. Outside of it Jett runs on both hot and cold at interchangeable moments. I swear the guy was all over her one minute and then completely standoffish the next. Brooke is not really worried about since the arrangement is temporary anyway. She has no intentions of letting down her guard but eventually that is exactly what she does... They both do. Jett and Brooke both share personal things with each other that neither expected to share. Suddenly he wants more... He wants Brooke to be his... “Yes, Brooke. I do. I want to see where this is heading.” ~Jett When they arrive back in the states they are officially a couple. Brooke is a little reluctant to tell her best-friend and roommate Sylvie. Mainly because she just experienced a break up. But Brooke can't contain it. Plus it only takes one look at her for Sylvie to figure out what went down on her trip. After what she just went through Sylvie is a skeptic when it comes to love. And with good reason too. 2 days, 2 DAMN DAYS after returning home Brooke finds out exactly what Jett has been hiding. And she is flaming MAD. Fave lines “You were made for me, Brooke. I can’t get enough of you.” “This is where you belong, sweaty and panting in my arms.” “Now, bend over.” He pushed me forward, bending me over his desk. His rough tone left me in both fear and anticipation, eager to find out what he’d do next. My Thoughts For all those wondering, yes, this ended with a cliffhanger. I definitely enjoyed this read, the twist came out of nowhere and was not what I was expecting. I am very interested to see where the story goes and the path the author will choose to take us there. On a sidenote: I think Sylvie and Brooke need to lay off the alcohol. These chicks went out and got sloppy drunk a bit to much for me. Besides that I enjoyed their friendship. At one point I did become frustrated with Brooke because she seemed to be in denial a little bit at the end. Thing's lined up to perfectly and she really needed to face the facts. She had me scared for a second I wanted to yell Do I think Jett loves Brooke? Yes, I do believe Jett has feelings for her but the way he went about doing things was really messed up. I thought the writing was fair. This is a debut for J.C. Reed and I believe she did a pretty good job. I look forward to reading more of her work! My Ratings Characters- Lovable Writing Style- Fair Plot/Storyline- Fun and Sexy with a touch of Deception Steam Factor- High/Steamy Overall- I liked it! Check it out! Now go forth and read. Then come tell us about it on Goodreads! For more reviews got to http://realitybites-letsgetlost.blogs... *Copy kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review*

  4. 4 out of 5

    Alex is The Romance Fox

    Go on, own up........would you not be "bowled" over if you woke up in bed with a luscious man like this???? So we've read this kind of story before…. A beyond beautiful billionaire meets lovely and not rich girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after. And it may have a “dash” of Fifty Shades of Grey – you know those contracts these uber sexy males get a woman to sign….what’s called again????.....oh right, CSACA-CONSENSUAL SEXUAL ACTS AND CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT – I love all Go on, own up........would you not be "bowled" over if you woke up in bed with a luscious man like this???? So we've read this kind of story before…. A beyond beautiful billionaire meets lovely and not rich girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after. And it may have a “dash” of Fifty Shades of Grey – you know those contracts these uber sexy males get a woman to sign….what’s called again????.....oh right, CSACA-CONSENSUAL SEXUAL ACTS AND CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT – I love all these new acronyms!!!!! So what else me Surrender your Love such an enjoyable read for me? --------Apart from the FABULICIOUS and SEXY cover?????? – which I loved…..oooh those red boots!!!!!!!!! That body!!!!!! The heroine, Brooke Stewart is no limp and boring gal. She’s hard-working, ambitious, a bit quirky, adventurous…and has a bit of baggage….but then who doesn't!!! I liked her a lot. The hero, Jett Mayfield may be arrogant, sexy as hell, rich and ambitious, controlling (yes, he never takes no for an answer!!) and thought him devious in the way he set up the whole thing with Brooke – and he also has some dark history himself. Just kept me guessing – right to the end. In the beginning, I had a hard time believing the sudden and so intense attraction from the first time they meet - (quite a funny and cute part of the story). I kept thinking that Jett had some ulterior motive besides wanting Brooke….even if it was only for the 2 months contract!!! In the end….I knew I was right….Jett did have a hidden agenda but so not what I was expecting! Surprised the hell out of me!! The luscious, hot and sexy and yes, romantic love scenes are written very well….feel the HEAT!!! Loved the “ride” to Italy – Lake Como, the villages……reminding me of the beauty of that area. So I did go….in my head I was there…racing down twisting and winding roads being chased by the bad guys, taking the small boat to the mysterious island……. There’s suspense, mystery, romance, secrets, betrayals, passion, steamy and sexy moments…..you get it all. And then…the cliffhanger!!!!!! No, I can’t believe it. I can’t be left hanging in the air like this!!! This is this author’s debut book and I have to congratulate J.C. Reed for writing such a lovely, endearing and sexy story. I can’t wait to continue Brooke & Jett’s love story.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    3.5 stars Brooke is a realtor in NYC. She mostly enjoys her job, and lives with her best friend, Sylvie. Brooke has a guy in the picture, but she doesn’t do relationships. She has been hurt too much in her past to really give anyone a chance. “I don't do relationships because I don't want to love and lose myself.” Brooke is sent by her boss to meet a big-wig guy in the business. Mayfield. Jett shows up, sexy, cocky and charming. He throws Brooke off. She has never had a reaction like th 3.5 stars Brooke is a realtor in NYC. She mostly enjoys her job, and lives with her best friend, Sylvie. Brooke has a guy in the picture, but she doesn’t do relationships. She has been hurt too much in her past to really give anyone a chance. “I don't do relationships because I don't want to love and lose myself.” Brooke is sent by her boss to meet a big-wig guy in the business. Mayfield. Jett shows up, sexy, cocky and charming. He throws Brooke off. She has never had a reaction like this to a guy. “I was ready to drop my panties for him if he so much as smiled in my direction, meaning the panty-dropping smile wasn’t a myth.” 
 “He was dazzlingly gorgeous. Forget gorgeous. He was beautiful. Utterly, totally, mind-blowingly stunning. On a scale from one to ten, he was a hundred.” Brooke thinks Jett came in Mayfield’s place, and since Jett is not taking things seriously, she leaves the meeting. Brooke goes out with her bestie Sylvie that night and has too much to drink. The next thing she knows, she wakes up and Jett is naked. In her bed. She promptly kicks him out and goes to work only to find out that Mayfield just hired her. She is shocked, but excited. She gets a promotion and gets to go to Italy for two weeks with her new boss. She gets to Italy and sees him. Jett is waiting for her. Jett Mayfield. Her new boss. Yea... “All heat drained from my face. Holy shit. I hadn’t even started my new job and already I was insulting my new boss…right after sleeping with him. I was worse than Sylvie. “So you’re—” My speech eluded me. “Jett Mayfield, the stingy SOB who just hired you.” He held out his palm.” Jett and Brooke can’t deny the attraction they feel for each other, but its more than that. Neither can concentrate when the other is around. Jett has a plan. Sign a contract, just sex. Brooke doesn’t want a relationship and she can’t deny her feelings for Jett, so she agrees. 
Their two weeks in Italy together are magical. And steamy and sexy! They spend a lot of time together, have a lot of sex, and get to know one another. Brooke lets Jett in. She doesn’t want to, but it happens. She knows he is hiding something, but can’t put her finger on it. Two weeks later, they come back to the US. Jett decides he wants more between the two of them and for once, Brooke does too. Its all happy and exciting... and then something big happens. Brooke finds out what Jett has been hiding, and she is not happy about it. In fact, she is pretty broken up. “Tragedy may hit all of us in one way or another, but fate's not our enemy, Brooke. We are. By locking yourself away from the world, you choose your own mistakes and destroy any chance of ever finding happiness. You cannot control life, but you can chose who you are and what you make of it.” I enjoyed this book. There was a twist, I knew something was up, but I really didn’t see it being that. There is also a pretty big cliffhanger. The sex was hot, the story was interesting, and I really loved Jett <3 Even at the end (although I think he has a lot of explaining to do). Looking forward to the next book... And I hope its out SOON!!!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Akanksha❤ Søren♰

    4 ☆s! FUCK ME. The cover of this book is smokin' HOT ✌ And trust me... I always judge a book by its cover and it has 99% of the times, never failed me. ;) This book was like a passionate-erotica mystery. I loved each and every minute of it. When I started the book I thought it was going to be something like Devoured & Beauty from Pain, Oh boy was I wrong. Brooke Stewart People kept saying time heals all wounds, but in my case the memories buried deep within my soul never stopped torturing me with the 4 ☆s! FUCK ME. The cover of this book is smokin' HOT ✌ And trust me... I always judge a book by its cover and it has 99% of the times, never failed me. ;) This book was like a passionate-erotica mystery. I loved each and every minute of it. When I started the book I thought it was going to be something like Devoured & Beauty from Pain, Oh boy was I wrong. Brooke Stewart People kept saying time heals all wounds, but in my case the memories buried deep within my soul never stopped torturing me with their vivid pictures and hurtful words. So all that remained was me pretending it never happened. Brooke is broken, She is lost.. She gets into relationships but never the serious ones.. She never opens her heart for anyone. She enters the word of Real Estate so that she can give people a home, a state of being settled because a home is what she lost. Jett Mayfield He was dazzlingly gorgeous. Forget gorgeous. He was beautiful. Utterly, totally, mind-blowingly stunning. On a scale from one to ten, he was a hundred. “Metaphors and flowery language are for those who don’t know how to give their women a good ol’ shagging.” Rich, handsome, inflated ego, hazel eyed.. dimpled beauty! He always gets what he wants, No matter the cost. HE ALWAYS GETS IT. But somethings are such, they don't require money to be acquire.. All they require is some tender love and care. Such things should be treated with utmost care and valued. Guess someone needs to explain that to Jett out here. I really don't know what to think about him. I like him, at the same time I don't. I want to kiss him and the same time slap him handsome face. I really really feel he is a big bastard. I just don't know what to think. “You’re playing with fire, Brooke,” Jett said huskily. “I don’t want you to get burned.” This book's story was SO CAPTURING. I was at the edge of my seat for at least the last 50% of the book waiting for some type of bomb to drop and an explosion to occur.. And now that it did.... I FUCKING WANT/NEED THE SECOND BOOK LIKE NOW NOW NOW HELL, I got a stroke or something towards the end. This book was filled with hot sex, drama, secrets, mystery and don't forget the bomb in the end.. hehe. This book, it started off in the typical manner. They meet, are super attracter, passion over flows, sex happens, stuff stuff stuff.. then you expect a tiny twist and then the HEA.. BUT THAT TINY TWIST WHICH WAS EXPECTED TURNED INTO A MAJOR BOMB and the stuff stuff stuff was shockinggggggg! This book started extremely slowly in the plot department but the story still had a fast pace, but then when the second part of the book came and it picked up, I was like .... :O :O WHAT :O :O :O Oh No!! :O SHIT!! I seriously cannot wait for the second book, dying to know what is going to happen about sooooo many things.. It is going to be insane, that much I know for sure.. *intuition* ;) Author, PLEASEEEEEEEE release the second book asap!!~ Review requested by Author J.C. Reed

  7. 4 out of 5

    Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*

    4.5 Stars!!! All I can say is I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING!!! Ok! Rewind... "The moment I saw him entering the bar I knew he was the kind that would bring me nothing but trouble." "He was dazzlingly gorgeous. Forget gorgeous. He was beautiful. Utterly, totally, mind-blowingly stunning. On a scale from one to ten, he was a hundred." Brooke... Brooke a 23yr old realtor meets Jett at a business meeting. A meeting she is supposed to have with Mayfield. Once Jett is the stand in for the meeting. "Mayfield 4.5 Stars!!! All I can say is I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING!!! Ok! Rewind... "The moment I saw him entering the bar I knew he was the kind that would bring me nothing but trouble." "He was dazzlingly gorgeous. Forget gorgeous. He was beautiful. Utterly, totally, mind-blowingly stunning. On a scale from one to ten, he was a hundred." Brooke... Brooke a 23yr old realtor meets Jett at a business meeting. A meeting she is supposed to have with Mayfield. Once Jett is the stand in for the meeting. "Mayfield couldn’t make it, so you’ll have to make do with me. But don’t worry, you and I will get on just fine.” Mr Sex God! Everything he says is super sexy! Brooke is verrrrry effected by Jett and his cockiness and self confidence. She flees the bar to go home.. After a drunken night out with her friend, she opens her eyes to see Mr Sex god sleeping next to her. Not remembering what happened, Brooke is mortified and throws him out! "He was the bad boy type all right. The type my mother warned me about. The type you have a good time with, then forget about as you go home to live your boring life, while he moves on to the next skirt ready to give him the time of day." OH YEAH!!! [image error] When she gets to work, she finds out she is fired and had been hired by Mayfield! Strange as the guy never even showed for their meeting! Her new job has an assignment in Italy! Only to get there and sees Mr Sex-God-panty-dropping-smile-man. Only to find out his actually Mayfield himself! She is his senior assistant. She is even more mortified thinking she slept with her boss already! As they start working together, they are sooo attracted to each other. I could envision the steam coming out of my screen!!! Hahaha! "I hired you for your attitude, and so far I’m pretty happy with my decision. But I’m not sure I can work with you until I’ve fucked this attraction out of my system.” "Somewhere at the back of my mind it occurred to me every lawyer would have a feast filing for sexual harassment. But, hell, he could harass me all he wanted." They make an agreement, which is perfect because Brooke doesn't DO relationships... "Let me show you what real sex is like,” Jett whispered, tucking a stray strand of hair behind my ear. “Let me make you come like you’ve never come before.” No strings attached sex. No feelings, no expectations.. He makes Brooke sign a "CSACA" They work on the mysterious Lucazzone estate, a property Jett is desperate to buy.. Between work, they spend time together.. Have amazing sex... And get closer.. Brooke shares her deepest secrets with Jett.. "Tragedy may hit all of us in one way or another, but fate’s not our enemy, Brooke. We are. By locking yourself away from the world, you choose your own mistakes and destroy any chance of ever finding happiness. You cannot control life, but you can choose who you are and what you make of it.” And before she knows it she Falls in love with him... And her bubble is burst! How far will Jett go to get what he wants? OMG!!!! This was the LAST thing I saw coming! SHOCKER!!! "Falling in love often happens at the wrong time, in the wrong place, with the wrong person. Just as much as you cannot stop growing feelings for a certain man, there’s no switch to turn off your heart." "People say the truth can set you free. I hoped that by finding evidence in a written form I could finally force my heart to let go of its foolish hopes." I'm sooooooo looking forward to the Next book, thanks to J C Reed for proving me with an ARC to review :D you rock!!!

  8. 4 out of 5

    ~ Becs ~

    For a chance to win an ebook of Surrender Your Love or a $50 Amazon Voucher - click here I REALLY enjoyed this one. I feel it’s only fair to warn you that there’s a doozy of a cliffhanger that will leave you desperate for the next book. On first impressions this story appeared to be following a well worn path – rich CEO hires a young assistant and then convinces her to sign a no-strings, non-disclosure sex contract but I had a niggling feeling the whole time I was reading it that some things just For a chance to win an ebook of Surrender Your Love or a $50 Amazon Voucher - click here I REALLY enjoyed this one. I feel it’s only fair to warn you that there’s a doozy of a cliffhanger that will leave you desperate for the next book. On first impressions this story appeared to be following a well worn path – rich CEO hires a young assistant and then convinces her to sign a no-strings, non-disclosure sex contract but I had a niggling feeling the whole time I was reading it that some things just weren’t adding up and others weren’t fully explained and I was right. The last few chapters really will rip the rug out from under your feet – nothing is as it seems and there’s some shocks in store as the book draws to a close. I very much liked Brooke as our heroine – she’s really quite naive, trying to make her way in New York, sharing a run down apartment with her best friend Sylvie, she’s working well below her pay grade and has almost given up on finding her dream job. Enter stage left – Jett, devilishly sexy, sublimely handsome and seriously rich CEO, who takes an instant shine to our hapless heroine, coerces her into a position whereby she HAS to accept his job offer and straight away, he whisks her off to the shores of Lake Como in Italy where he attempts to seal a multi-millionaire real estate deal with Brooke’s help. I loved Jett – he’s gorgeous, sexy, pretty intense and he’s very into Brooke. He’s got some mysterious ink and a murky past. He’s a hard working CEO heading up his family’s company and is now completely fixated on Brooke. He wants her with a passion that cannot be denied and is pretty secure in his belief that he can get her to sign his sex contract. Brooke can see that he’s mad, bad and dangerous to know but she just can’t resist that magnetic, pulsating attraction she feels every time he is near. Neither of them are big on relationships, both of them have dark troubled pasts, so, ostensibly, the deal should work well and in both of their interests but can Brooke manage to stop herself falling in love with Jett once she realises where her affections are headed? I very much enjoyed this and despite the fact that it’s a full length novel, I read it really quickly. The writing style was engaging and funny and sucked me in and I absolutely didn’t want to put this down once I’d started it. It’s very sexy and it was thoroughly compelling to watch the blossoming relationship between Jett & Brooke grow as they spent time together in Italy and started to get to know one another better and shared some secrets. I read that last few chapters in a state of shock when I slowly realised what was afoot and, in despair, realised that the story wasn’t going to end that there was going to be a nefarious cliffhanger. I know we all moan about cliffhangers but I do secretly love the build up and anticipation of waiting for the next book and this one is going to be no different. I sure hope J.C. Reed is writing fast!! 4 stars contemporary romance For more reviews, please visit Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews or visit us on Facebook.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jamie

    Wow!!! I really liked this one.. and what an ending!! Brooke.. she's a realtor in New York, young and beautiful living with her best friend...she's got a comfortable job doing what she loves... [image error] Then she meets Jett Towndsend.. [image error] And they meet under unusual circumstances..The first time she meets him she's supposed to be meeting someone else but Jett tells her Mr. Mayfield could not be there and sent him instead..It's clear to Brooke that he's a player. He's hot, s Wow!!! I really liked this one.. and what an ending!! Brooke.. she's a realtor in New York, young and beautiful living with her best friend...she's got a comfortable job doing what she loves... [image error] Then she meets Jett Towndsend.. [image error] And they meet under unusual circumstances..The first time she meets him she's supposed to be meeting someone else but Jett tells her Mr. Mayfield could not be there and sent him instead..It's clear to Brooke that he's a player. He's hot, sexy, charming..everything that she avoides.. “Jett Townsend.” His lips twitched. “Mayfield couldn’t make it, so you’ll have to make do with me. But don’t worry, you and I will get on just fine.” She pretty much ends the conversation there and leaves..but leaves Jett with quite and impression. Her and her best friend go out for drinks that night and when she wakes up the next morning who does she find in her bed?? Jett.. naked and looking satisfied. Yet, she drops him again-- Next thing we know( and I'm getting whiplash by this point because things are happening pretty damn fast) Brooke is fired because Mayfield Enterprises has told her boss that they want her to work for them. Her boss needs their business so off she goes to work for Mayfield which turns out to be Jett's family's business. And of course she's going to be his personal assistant. What follows is a sexy trip to Italy to aquire some property, a sex contract, and lots of hot lovin.. LOTS. Neither want a realtionship, or so they think, but they are both so attracted to each other that they know they are going to have to work each other out of their systems with a lot of this but eventually the lines start to blur and feelings become stronger. The first half of this book was mostly Brooke and Jett getting to know each other and them hooking up. There was always something in the back ground though, little hints dropped here and there, that all was not as it seemed with Jett. They come back from Italy after two weeks of being together 24/7 and thats when things really start happening.. there's a mystery and a great big WTF moment that I still totally did not see coming. Usually when there's a mystery in a book I like to think I pick up on whats going on pretty quickly but not this time. Wow! And Jett.. Jett's so sexy and goes after what he wants but he totally fucked up and he's got some serious explaining to do!!! We get a hint at the reasons for his actions and I cannot wait for book 2 to find out what the hell is going on!! I really did enjoy this one and I look forward to more from J.C. Reed Copy courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review

  10. 5 out of 5

    A

    A paint by numbers New Adult book that lifts the Fifty Shades formula but fails miserably at anything resembling believable characters, motivation or emotion. And what is UP with authors trying to pretend their characters are a certain nationality they know nothing about?! Raine Miller tried to pretend the hero of her book was British when it was blatantly obvious Ms. Miller has never set foot in Blighty (mini malls in Central London. I'm still snerking.) Now Ms. Reed would have you believe her ch A paint by numbers New Adult book that lifts the Fifty Shades formula but fails miserably at anything resembling believable characters, motivation or emotion. And what is UP with authors trying to pretend their characters are a certain nationality they know nothing about?! Raine Miller tried to pretend the hero of her book was British when it was blatantly obvious Ms. Miller has never set foot in Blighty (mini malls in Central London. I'm still snerking.) Now Ms. Reed would have you believe her characters are American. But they talk about punters, weekend breaks, snogging, shagging, say "Cheers" for "Thanks," and the heroine's jaws drops to the floor when she sees the hero wearing only his navy blue CK pants. Yeah, but an American jaw would NOT drop - because, my dear Ms. Reed, "pants" in American means "trousers" in British. "Briefs" in American = "pants" in British. Let me demonstrate for you. This is what you meant: [image error] But this is what you wrote: [image error] Oh, word choice. Yes, it is matters, especially between continents. While it was painfully obvious Ms. Miller never graced London with her presence, it is equally - and just as painfully - obvious that Ms. Reed never once visited New York City. A broke real estate assistant living in Brooklyn would not drive her own car to Manhattan. See, NYC has a pretty decent public transportation system, and a dearth of available (and affordable) parking spaces. The whole thing is too silly to be believed. As is calling NYU "NY University." But all of the above are mere nitpicks compared to the very real problems with the story: namely, its plot and characters. Jett (yes, that's his name) pretends to be someone he's not in order to meet Brooke. It's supposedly a business meeting, but it's set in a strip club and Brooke is already well into her second margarita before he shows up. So, yeah, they're both the epitome of believable young professionals. Then Jett comes onto her in a way that's both cheesy and sleazy - "I'd rather have Sex on the Beach," "Can't have your pretty little face getting wet" - yet Brooke thinks he's the sexiest thang with three legs. No, Brooke, he's a douche and you're an idiot. OF COURSE Jett turns out to be stalkeriffic - hey, you get fined by the New Adult Self Publishing Money Grab police if you don't make the hero a stalker - and Brooke is stunned to wake up next to his naked body the next morning, after a night out with her severely judgement-impaired best friend. Did something happen? He implies yes. Does Brooke wonder about birth control or STDs? Does she even stop to consider that since she didn't consciously consent to sex, this would constitute rape? Does he? Oh please. No, this book is set in a mythical New York City inhabited by residents whose brains would be rejected by fleas as too small. Case in point two: Brooke goes to work only for her boss to tell her she's fired. Why? What did Brooke do? What is the cause? Nope, no cause. See, a bigwig real estate honcho blackmailed Brooke's boss into firing her, because he wants to hire her instead. This is so fucked up three thousands ways to Sunday that I can't even type. And Brooke the nano-skulled goes along with it, showing up to her new job without asking: 1) What is my new position? 2) What are my new responsibilities? 3) What is my new salary? 4) What about benefits? - y'know, all the questions that anyone over the age of 12 would automatically demand to be answered. But perhaps Brooke is more savvy than I give her credit, because she doesn't really need to know any of that. Her new boss is JETT!!!!!!!1!1! Betcha didn't see that one coming. And he's taking her to ITALY!!!!1!!!1!!! Because that's how bigwig real estate honchos roll. They take brand new assistants to Italy for sensitive deals, and then after one platonic night in a hotel, they install them in their Lake Como villa. Oh, and because this is taken direct from the 50 Shades formula book, here comes the sexual services contract, which is supposedly de rigueur for all corporate executives and Hollywood types (funny, I know the corporate Hollywood world fairly well, and yeah, but NO. But hey, we already established this is some mythical bizarro alternate universe.) There's some sort of mystery with a neighboring estate and a twist that couldn't be more telegraphed if Western Union knocked on every reader's door. And yet, this stuff apparently has an audience. Is it really just a hunger for the formula, which is nothing more than the old gothic romance (young, sweet girl meets wealthy man with secret past and hijinks ensue until he learns to let her in) with explicit - and often with the boundaries negotiated between the partners first - sex?

  11. 4 out of 5

    Marina

    3.5 stars Dear Jett, I knew from the first moment I met you that you'd be trouble. You just had to conjure up that contract, didn't you? Going for something easier and simpler never crossed your mind now did it? I mean if the attraction you felt for Brooke was so off the charts, you could, oh I don't know, GO OUT WITH HER AND NOT HIRE HER??? Of course that's stupid. So you went down that good old path: arrangement aiming at mutual sexual satisfaction, exclusiveness over other party under the pret 3.5 stars Dear Jett, I knew from the first moment I met you that you'd be trouble. You just had to conjure up that contract, didn't you? Going for something easier and simpler never crossed your mind now did it? I mean if the attraction you felt for Brooke was so off the charts, you could, oh I don't know, GO OUT WITH HER AND NOT HIRE HER??? Of course that's stupid. So you went down that good old path: arrangement aiming at mutual sexual satisfaction, exclusiveness over other party under the pretense of contract, and unavoidably, feelings stemming from something supposed to be purely physical until it was "out of their systems". That makes complete sense. You know what the worst thing was? I was starting to actually like you. And you know what you did? I mean do you seriously run around trying to explain AFTER you f*cked everything royally up? Man up, Jett! Yes, that's a good start. I want to see some nice and satisfying groveling when I next see you. Sincerely, Me. *ARC copy courtesy of the author, J.C. Reed, in exchange for an honest review*

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    Well, I did it..I actually finished this book! It took me awhile, and I am sad to say that I was disappointed in most of it; but I felt I gave it a fair chance. I do feel it important to mention that the actually writing wasn't the issue for me. I just found the story to be very slow moving, and I had trouble with connecting to the characters. The story begins with Brooke Stewart waiting to meet the "big boss" in a corporation to see about a job. When Jett Townsend walks into the bar there is im Well, I did it..I actually finished this book! It took me awhile, and I am sad to say that I was disappointed in most of it; but I felt I gave it a fair chance. I do feel it important to mention that the actually writing wasn't the issue for me. I just found the story to be very slow moving, and I had trouble with connecting to the characters. The story begins with Brooke Stewart waiting to meet the "big boss" in a corporation to see about a job. When Jett Townsend walks into the bar there is immediate attraction; but Brooke is disappointed to find out that he isn't the person she is supposed to meet. To Brooke's amazement, she wakes up the next day to find herself in bed with Jett, and has no recollection of what happened. Fast forward a little bit and Jett manages to get Brooke to come to Italy with him to finalize a real estate deal. While they are there, a contract is signed and they engage in a couple of months of what is supposed to be no strings attached sex. As these two get to know one another, they develop feelings for one another. The only trouble is, not everything is what it seems and there are secrets that when revealed will possibly change the outcome of everything that Brooke and Jett have come to know. The story did begin to pick up at about the 64% mark for me; but by that time I had become antsy and frustrated. I think that played a bit factor as to why I didn't enjoy the last part of the book as much as I could have. I found Jett's character to be more on the cold and clinical side, unless he was having sex with Brooke. During sex he was affectionate and said nice things; but any other time he was pretty much working. This made it hard for me to "fall in love " with a new book beau. I found that I didn't develop any attachments to Jett. I usually LOVE alpha males and the more dominating the better. Jett came across as a jerk a lot of the times because he would be gruff and bossy; but there was no sensitive behaviour to offset his cockiness. With Brooke, I felt she was a big contradiction in her belief system and who she is as a person. At the beginning she came across as a real confident business woman, and then when she got more involved with Jett she became more "victim like." It often made me confused as to who she really was as a person. It wasn't until more than half way through the book that I found out Brooke had some major trauma in her life, that caused her to shy away from relationships. Lastly, there is a cliffie! I do not like cliffie's; but thank goodness the second book is out!! And of course, even though this book was hard for me to get through..wouldn't you know it; I am now curious as to what will happen with the outcome of the cliffie!! I am in no rush to read number two; but I will probably have to, as I am nosy by nature and will have to have closure!!LOL

  13. 5 out of 5

    Smitten's Book Blog

    I always find it a little difficult to review the first book in a series... I feel like I'm writing a review half way through a story, which, I suppose I am. This book was good. It didn't move me, but I did enjoy it. I wasn't compelled to read it every waking second, forgoing sleep, food and showers just to keep turning the pages. But it was good. But here are a few of my thoughts, anyway, for what they're worth... And that is the hardest kind of book to review. There was nothing that I intensely I always find it a little difficult to review the first book in a series... I feel like I'm writing a review half way through a story, which, I suppose I am. This book was good. It didn't move me, but I did enjoy it. I wasn't compelled to read it every waking second, forgoing sleep, food and showers just to keep turning the pages. But it was good. But here are a few of my thoughts, anyway, for what they're worth... And that is the hardest kind of book to review. There was nothing that I intensely disliked, so I can't grumble. But it didn't move me or rock my world either, so I can't rave too much. There was something that didn't have me entirely convinced about Jett and Brooke's affection for one another. I don't know why, but I didn't entirely believe in them. The thing with love is, you cannot choose who you fall for. Falling in love often happens at the wrong time, in the wrong place, with the wrong person. Just as much as you cannot stop growing feelings for a certain man, there's no switch to turn off your heart. The most interesting part of this story, for me, was not the relationship between the characters but the mystery behind the romance. I found the last 25% of this book much more gripping than the first 75% and, judging by the ending, think the next book may be more pacey. "You're beautiful," he whispered. "I could watch you, and only you, for the rest of my life." Jett annoyed me a little because he was all about Brooke opening up and letting him in, but he was about as far from opening up as he could be. He was secretive and a little detached at times. I felt like Brooke should have given him a piece of her mind a few times... I really wanted to believe in them and I think maybe it's too early to be making these judgements. It was a quick read and I truly feel like I'm not able to do it justice by reviewing it half way through the series. Maybe someday, I'd find someone who'd prove he really loved me. Someone who'd hold me rather than let me fall. Someone who'd never lie to me. In turn, this made me view Brooke as a bit of a walkover. I wanted her to man up. Again, it's nothing I can place my finger on, just an overall feeling. But, like I said, with the ending the way it was, I think that I will prefer the second book. The premise of the story is good and has potential so I will definitely read the next book and I will report back and let you know how I feel, then. I'm going to give this three and a half stars because I do think he has potential, but I didn't love it... yet. I want Jett to prove himself and Brooke to make him! And I want to know what on earth happens with that Luccazzone estate!!! To read more reviews go to my Book Blog: http://smittensbookblog.wordpress.com/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SmittenSC Find me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/smittensc/ Join in the chat on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Smitten...

  14. 4 out of 5

    Amber Rose

    This book is.... WOW! For being the Author's first book, this book kept me wanting more. I mean more. I could read about these characters for days. I didn't want the story to end. It was lust at first sight. Brooke was very likable for me. She was a strong heroine with a troubled past that she keeps locked up at bay. She seems to keep her emotions in check. Very guarded. Jett, is a very determined guy. He's up for any challenge, he will get what he wants regardless what stands in his way. He is This book is.... WOW! For being the Author's first book, this book kept me wanting more. I mean more. I could read about these characters for days. I didn't want the story to end. It was lust at first sight. Brooke was very likable for me. She was a strong heroine with a troubled past that she keeps locked up at bay. She seems to keep her emotions in check. Very guarded. Jett, is a very determined guy. He's up for any challenge, he will get what he wants regardless what stands in his way. He is also guarded, keeps his feelings at bay and past also. Put both of these characters in a room and you get. This book is unbelievable. Took me on a ride that I needed. Took me on a turn that I was not expecting. If you haven't read this book then I would do so. But then there is a little bit of a Cliffhanger!!!! My god a crazy cliffhanger. I need the second book now. I am dying here... Not knowing what is going to happen is leaving me crazy. So did not see that coming! So now I ask you Ms. J.C. Reed PLEASE put me on your list to hurry, and get me the second book. No rush or anything! :) But pretty please!!! I was provided a ARC from the Author in exchanged for an honest review.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy

    ARC provided by Author - J.C. Reed :) Let's for a second mourn the previous review that I wrote for this and by accident closed down without saving... ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Honestly, I did not expect much of this book. This was just a filler between the buddy reads. By the time I finished I was floored and found myself a new book boyfriend, Jett, even with THAT ending.. I am hooked and itching for the 2nd book. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Brooke ARC provided by Author - J.C. Reed :) Let's for a second mourn the previous review that I wrote for this and by accident closed down without saving... ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Honestly, I did not expect much of this book. This was just a filler between the buddy reads. By the time I finished I was floored and found myself a new book boyfriend, Jett, even with THAT ending.. I am hooked and itching for the 2nd book. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Brooke is a 2 years out of college working at a small Real Estate firm, basically using it as a stepping stone to get into a bigger firm. One evening she is suppose to be having a business meeting with a Mr. Mayfield... only he is late and doesn't show up. But who does show up is a sex-god with green eyes in his place, who is all confidence and cockiness. Brooke feels such an instantaneous attraction to him that she runs... to a bar to get hammered with her best friend only to wake up naked with a naked man beside her. And who do you ask is the naked man beside her? YUP! the sexy green-eyed beast :) Since she doesn't do relationship she quickly gets rid of him without so much as getting his name. When she gets to work that day she finds out she been fired and hired by Mr. Mayfield (who never showed up) to be his senior assistant. The next day she is jetted off to Italy for 2 weeks to acquire a mysterious property that has been on Mr. Mayfield's watch for 10 years. When she gets to her hotel room she find Mr. Green-Eyes waiting for her... now guess who Mr. Mayfield is. Seriously, he has some strange hiring practices. Because they can't stay away from each other they agree to get each other out of their system. (view spoiler)[ ... and as they are getting each other out of their systems they do it sans contraception. I hope this story turns into how I like it... OOOPSIE BABIES lol (hide spoiler)] My heart began to beat wildly against my ribcage, remind me of a fragile bird in desperate search for a way out of a cage. And in some way I was a bird, and my life was a cage. While I'd never let Jett or any other man inside, i figured I could safely venture outside for a change, in the hope that I might just forget my past. Be someone else for a while. When they agreed on their no strings attached sex they never counted on falling deeper into each other. But the closer they get to each other the more they have to open up and dig deep into their pasts. Brooke's heart demand to be warmed and loved after 12 years of building walls around it. I'd let him get under my skin, and now he had started to occupy my every thought. The more the story develops with both of them and the mysterious Lucazzone property the more you get a tingly feeling that something is not right. Not everything is what it seems and maybe it's not a coincidence that they met? Tragedy may hit all of us in one way or another, but fate's not our enemy, Brooke. We are. By Locking yourself away from the world, you choose your own mistakes and destroy any chance of ever finding happiness. You cannot control life, but you can choose who you are and what you make of it. In the end I'm going to say...Jett - Miscellaneous Quotes Worth Mentioning: You won't be able to change the world, Brooke. But your example might just change the people entering your life. ...Lust bud... I know you're still under the influence of his big dick and the dreamy stuff it did to you, but you need to switch on your brain. And Pronto.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sunny

    BAM! Right Between the Eyes When I was 12, I got hit between the eyes by a baseball while playing catch. I will never forget that feeling of being disoriented and out of breath. This is how I felt about the ending of this book. Surrender Your Love by new author, J.C. Reed, left me breathless. It starts as a nice contemporary romance, a plot somewhat familiar made popular by Sylvia Day, E.L. James, Anne Calhoun and Ella Frank, a devastatingly handsome, alpha millionaire falls for an attractive and BAM! Right Between the Eyes When I was 12, I got hit between the eyes by a baseball while playing catch. I will never forget that feeling of being disoriented and out of breath. This is how I felt about the ending of this book. Surrender Your Love by new author, J.C. Reed, left me breathless. It starts as a nice contemporary romance, a plot somewhat familiar made popular by Sylvia Day, E.L. James, Anne Calhoun and Ella Frank, a devastatingly handsome, alpha millionaire falls for an attractive and damaged, young woman and plucks her out of her ordinary existence. This book leaves out the erotica, but definitely has the sizzling, sex scenes that leaves the reader plenty hot under the collar. At first, I was confused because it is unclear why he likes her so much. In fact, Jett's lack of voice is a little disconcerting through the first third of the book. Who is this guy? Without that voice, it is difficult to know the character. But, ah, that's is all a part of the narrative device that brings the reader to a surprising conclusion. I had no idea this was coming and this little plot twist takes this book from a nice contemporary to an oh-my-Gawd-I-can't-wait-for-the-next-book category. It goes from a contemporary romance to a romantic suspense, mystery book. Loose ends abound, but I am certain that the next book will help us flush out the characters more. Luckily, I don't think the wait is too long for the sequel. P.S. I think I need to vote for this as the most sizzling cover of the year. My goodness! IN A NUTSHELL: This book is going to leave you buzzing and waiting with baited breath for the sequel. I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. Full review at: http://loveaffairwithanereader.blogsp...

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ang (Sizzling Pages)

    4 - 4.5 stars. fast paced steamy read with one hell of a cliffhanger.....need closure on this story SOON! Oh Jett, you are a sexy dude with those eyes and tattoos - I am a sucker for a tatted bad boy. BUT HOW COULD YOU??!!! REALLY! Can't wait to find out the heart of your pain and secrets and WHY YOU DID IT!!!. Brooke, your story is heartbreaking. I liked Brooke character because she has a backbone. She is no shrinking violet. What she says and does in the final scene is classy. You go girl.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    Hmmmm well I inhaled this one ! Not really sure about this book. I did not connect and I felt it was a predictable hot little read. I like my books with a little more substance and although I want to know what's going to happen ...... I'm positive book 2 of this series will go into my book 2 vortex of lost reads ! I'm ashamed. I'm sorry ! Damn cover lust gets me every time. When will I ever learn ?!?!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Karolina

    What can I say... and verging on That's about it. And I have to add it's the first time I've read a book where I liked the cover more than the contents. What can I say... and verging on That's about it. And I have to add it's the first time I've read a book where I liked the cover more than the contents.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Autumn Review

    Ok...where did this book come from??? I love finding new authors and books! I have to admit, I had this one for review, but I wasn't sure I could get to it before the release date, but my BFF told me I HAD to read it ASAP. So, I did and I read it in one night. I'm sitting here trying to figure out what I can say without really ruining the story. Brooke and Jett meet in a bar for a business meeting. While Brooke is attracted to this handsome stranger, she's also irritated that he was sent in place Ok...where did this book come from??? I love finding new authors and books! I have to admit, I had this one for review, but I wasn't sure I could get to it before the release date, but my BFF told me I HAD to read it ASAP. So, I did and I read it in one night. I'm sitting here trying to figure out what I can say without really ruining the story. Brooke and Jett meet in a bar for a business meeting. While Brooke is attracted to this handsome stranger, she's also irritated that he was sent in place of the CEO for the meeting. What she doesn't know is that Jett IS the owner of the company. Then it gets even more interesting when Brooke wakes up naked next to Jett, not once, but twice! Anywho...Brooke ends up getting a job with Jett's company as his personal assistant. They take off to Italy to work on a property that Jett's company want to purchase. While there, Jett suggests that they stop fighting their attraction to each other and give in. They come to an agreement and the sex is ON! Brooke and Jett begin to develop more serious feelings for each other and decide they don't want their affair to end. At this point in the book, I was completely hooked. At the beginning of the story, I was patient with the plot progression, but by this point, I knew there was something good cooking. I was right! The back half of this book was really great! Overall, I loved Jett and Brooke grew on me throughout the story. There is a cliffhanger at the end, but it didn't bother me, because I know there will be another book coming this summer! I want more Jett! If you like books that have a great combination of twists, turns, and a whole lot of sexy....check this one out! Quotes: ~Jett might be hot as hell with a body to drool over and a kiss to melt the Arctic, but in the end I doubted his dick could perform miracles.-Loc 1860 ~"I know you're still under the influence of his big dick and the dreamy stuff it did to you, but you need to switch your brain. And pronto."-Loc 3602

  21. 5 out of 5

    Lorraine

    WHERE ARE MY SOCKS? Where are my socks? I can't find them, because this book blew them right off! Just when I thought it couldn't get any better I come along with something else that just blew my mind. I loved everything about this book. There are no words to describe it, except...oh my god, oh my god, this book was delicious. I have been salivating ever since I read about Jett. Steamy!!! What I wouldn’t give for a hot, hot southern bad boy... The interaction between Jett and Brooke, the passion WHERE ARE MY SOCKS? Where are my socks? I can't find them, because this book blew them right off! Just when I thought it couldn't get any better I come along with something else that just blew my mind. I loved everything about this book. There are no words to describe it, except...oh my god, oh my god, this book was delicious. I have been salivating ever since I read about Jett. Steamy!!! What I wouldn’t give for a hot, hot southern bad boy... The interaction between Jett and Brooke, the passion and the steamy scenes were amazing. I know I should be calm and rational, but I can't. Not with this book. Not with what happened. Not with that ending. My head is still spinning. I had high expectations of this book and I didn't no idea that I would fall for this book. I want need the sequel!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kayla at MyBookMuse

    More reviews at www.mybookmuse.com ***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*** Once I saw the cover I just knew I had to read this! I am a sucker for some hot, steamy love if you catch my drift... And there were some panty melting moments going on, but some things didn't click for me. When Brooke first meets Jett, she is instantly attracted to him, despite his cockiness and arrogance. Brooke continues to tell us how hot Jett is.... "He was dazzlingly gorgeous. Forget gorgeous. He was beau More reviews at www.mybookmuse.com ***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*** Once I saw the cover I just knew I had to read this! I am a sucker for some hot, steamy love if you catch my drift... And there were some panty melting moments going on, but some things didn't click for me. When Brooke first meets Jett, she is instantly attracted to him, despite his cockiness and arrogance. Brooke continues to tell us how hot Jett is.... "He was dazzlingly gorgeous. Forget gorgeous. He was beautiful. Utterly, totally, mind-blowingly stunning. On a scale from one to ten, he was a hundred.” and again "The guy was a piece of sin. If he were the devil holding a contract, this would be the moment I might just give in to temptation and sign over my soul.” and some more.... "He wasn't just hot; he had something about him that turned my insides all mushy and made me want to do stuff. To him. With him." Brooke's descriptions of how hot and sexy Jett are, become repetitive and annoying after awhile. I mean we get it: Jett is God's gift to woman. The cat's meow. This leads to my other issue. I don't find Jett to be all that sexy. Shocked right? I didn't find Jett's dirty talk to be all that dirty. “I hired you for your attitude, and so far I’m pretty happy with my decision. But I’m not sure I can work with you until I’ve fucked this attraction out of my system.” .... To me, Jett sounded corny. And the attraction between Jett and Brooke felt forced at times. There is a saying that goes something like "show us, don't tell us" and I can't help but feel that I was being shown everything. Jett's Adonis physique. Brooke's reluctance to "trust" him. The "attraction" between the two of them. I would have liked to felt the chemistry instead of reading about it. And lastly the one other issues I had with the book Am I the only one that DOESN'T talk like this to myself? It's not like we learn anything interesting with Brooke's inner banter. It's whiny and useless. I couldn't help but feel like I was reading a less sexier version of Fifty Shades of Grey. But there are a few things I like. I liked the last part of Surrender Your Love more than the first half. I think the 'twist' was interesting and enough to keep me reading. I am sure many have heard there is a cliffhanger but I wasn't upset by it. Overall, I liked it. It wasn't anything that I haven't already read before but I am sure I will pick up the sequel to find out what happens. 3.5 stars*

  23. 4 out of 5

    MelaDWolf

    3stars! I forgot that I read this one :DDD Almost started with reading again, but than I read review where someone mention Italia. Then I remembered. I read it around middle of last year. Book is not bad and I did not expect end, but it didn't really make some big impression on me.

  24. 4 out of 5

    KatLynne

    Surrender Your Love is J.C. Reed’s debut novel and I found it much more than what it initially appeared to be. While the book started a little slow for me the second half added the necessary ingredients to keep me invested. Jett Townsend is a devilishly gorgeous alpha and CEO of one of the most successful Real Estate firms in the country. He’s surrounded by a certain amount of secrecy and is tight lipped about his past. Understanding this concealment may be a necessary part of the story, but it Surrender Your Love is J.C. Reed’s debut novel and I found it much more than what it initially appeared to be. While the book started a little slow for me the second half added the necessary ingredients to keep me invested. Jett Townsend is a devilishly gorgeous alpha and CEO of one of the most successful Real Estate firms in the country. He’s surrounded by a certain amount of secrecy and is tight lipped about his past. Understanding this concealment may be a necessary part of the story, but it left me not fully connected to this character. I'm sure that will all change with the next book. Brooke Steward is a young realtor living in New York with a goal of moving up to bigger and better in her field. Her first encounter with Jett has her bolting. Fast forward through some very intriguing events and much to Brooke’s surprise, she finds herself employed as his personal assistant with her first assignment being an exclusive, two week stay with him in Italy involving a multi-million dollar deal. Needing this job and wanting to stay focused, she’s fighting the intense attraction she feels, but Jett is very blunt in his desire for her. He’s offering a two-month sex only commitment, all neatly wrapped up in a contract. Brooke doesn’t do relationships and this seems the perfect solution. She quickly agrees wanting to experience the joys of a fulfilling sex life with no strings attached. But is that possible without involving her heart? What really grabbed my attention is the last 36% of this story. A plot twist is given that completely changes everything. With these new revelations, Brooke is thrown into a whirlwind and she’s left reeling from the shock along with the pain and anger it brings. There’s a huge mystery along with the suggestion of an unknown danger. Just as I was becoming completely absorbed, the book ends with a cliffhanger leaving this reader frustrated and anxious for more. Ms. Reed has taken a well-used plot device and given the reader something more than ’billionaire extraordinaire meets young, attractive woman and has incredible hot sex’. There is the passionate hot sex but it’s all mixed together with an intriguing mystery, secrets, and a surprising deception. I'm looking forward to the next installment to see where Ms. Reed takes this one. **ARC courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review.**

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jessy (Jessy's Book Club)

    As posted on http://jessysbookclub.wordpress.com/ Holy Mother of Pearls what a cliffhanger! It started out slightly reminiscent of Fifty Shades of Grey. You know, the billionaire, the contract, the girl next door… and just like FSoG, I was sucked into the story. Yes, I’m still a sucker for these unlikely romances :) But then I got deeper into the story and realized that that’s where the comparison to FSoG ended. Brooke is attracted to Jett (who wouldn’t be?!) but she’s just out of a relationship, h As posted on http://jessysbookclub.wordpress.com/ Holy Mother of Pearls what a cliffhanger! It started out slightly reminiscent of Fifty Shades of Grey. You know, the billionaire, the contract, the girl next door… and just like FSoG, I was sucked into the story. Yes, I’m still a sucker for these unlikely romances :) But then I got deeper into the story and realized that that’s where the comparison to FSoG ended. Brooke is attracted to Jett (who wouldn’t be?!) but she’s just out of a relationship, has a past that hasn’t made her the most trusting of men, so she’s happier staying away from him. That’s until she gets the job and goes to Italy with Jett. In Italy she signs a CSACA (Consensual Sexual Acts and Confidentiality Agreement) and their heated affair starts. But in the midst of the affair she’s still his assistant and the more she learns about Jett’s company, the more she doubts his business ethics. See Jette wants to acquire a piece of land in Italy to develop private villas. The owner, an elderly Italian man has refused to sell, so Jett asks for Brooke’s help in the matter, a fresh eye if you will. I have to admit that I read the initial chapters purely out of love for Erotic Romance. I immediately loved the heroine and who wouldn’t love the hero… have you seen the cover?! I thought I had it figured out. However it turned out to be much more. Both Brooke and Jett have tortured pasts… “And then there’s the fact that we’re kindred spirits. You’re fucked up and I’m fucked up too, and that makes great dinner conversation.” However, while Brooke’s was revealed, there was still a lot about Jett we didn’t know. I was super suspicious of a lot of things about him but of course I was looking at it from the outside in, so I didn’t quite fault Brooke for not seeing it, or seeing it and not acting on it. So there I was, reading this story in a happy bubble… them getting to know each other, her getting to learn his business, some suspicious goings-on, steamy scenes…. then BAM! That happens! Gah, there’s no way of saying it without saying too much so I’ll let you read it for yourselves. Motives revealed, trust broken… and yes, a cliffhanger. 4 Stars! [Read more reviews at http://jessysbookclub.wordpress.com] Finally I’d like to thank the author for providing this copy for my honest review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    DKristin

    I got what the author was trying to do here... but I think it could have been executed a lot better. The plot was all over the place for the first half of the book or so. I felt like some of the milestones in the relationship felt forced and the times that they decided to "bare their souls" did not really fit because of that. Brooke was annoyingly daft at times. Which often made her annoyingly predictable as well. She also appeared to be really judgmental of those around her like her best friend I got what the author was trying to do here... but I think it could have been executed a lot better. The plot was all over the place for the first half of the book or so. I felt like some of the milestones in the relationship felt forced and the times that they decided to "bare their souls" did not really fit because of that. Brooke was annoyingly daft at times. Which often made her annoyingly predictable as well. She also appeared to be really judgmental of those around her like her best friend Sylvie and Jett. I got that her story was one that included a lot of pain and that in turn would make her less trusting and more closed off; potentially less like-able as well. With that said though some of the things that occurred would then seem out of character for her. I understand that they needed to happen to make the story but it just all didn't set too well with me. Jett made a lot of promises to do things to her and to give her this awesome sexual experience which she reported that it was but all of those scenes were pretty quick and tame nothing out of the ordinary or mind blowing. (view spoiler)[ I am pretty sure that the most annoying part of the story was that she was working on the account that she ended up inheriting. She new that Jett planned to pay 40 million dollars out of pocket to get the estate. He kept stating it was for his father, and he stated that he didn't tell his father that he was planning to pay that much for it. Yes, he knew that she was supposed to inherit it and she should be mad that he must have obviously started the relationship in an attempt to get the property from her but why pay 40 million dollars at least 20 mil over the value out of his own pocket now??? She should have asked him that before she stormed out." (hide spoiler)] If it is reasonably priced I'll read the next book to see how Jett fixes the mess but it won't be at the top of my tbr list anytime soon.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sheridan

    J.C Reed really has a way with words. I rarely write reviews, but when I do, it's because I'm impressed. And SURRENDER YOUR LOVE had me more than impressed. I was gutted. I was -lost for words. I was daydreaming about what Jett and Brooke had. I was even daydreaming to the point I was wishing I was Brooke, not only because she is a wonderful, funny and down-to-earth person but also because Jett is sexy, caring---a bad boy, who knows what he wants and has no problem saying it. HOLY DANG, all the t J.C Reed really has a way with words. I rarely write reviews, but when I do, it's because I'm impressed. And SURRENDER YOUR LOVE had me more than impressed. I was gutted. I was -lost for words. I was daydreaming about what Jett and Brooke had. I was even daydreaming to the point I was wishing I was Brooke, not only because she is a wonderful, funny and down-to-earth person but also because Jett is sexy, caring---a bad boy, who knows what he wants and has no problem saying it. HOLY DANG, all the things that come out of his mouth are nothing short of panty dropping like when he said: "Wine?" I asked, ready to order. "I’d rather have Sex on the Beach." He winked at me with a devilish grin I love how they get it on. And when it starts, it really gets going. *fans herself* I love the beach scene!!!! With all this hotness, there was no way for me to stop until I reached --a turning point-- where I was like: WHAT? Completely stunned beyond belief. I would have given extra stars for this!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lucinda - I JUST LOVE TO READ

    3.5 - 4 stars Holy shitball what a ending! I loved Jett, but now I think I HATE HIM! Like really hate him, how could he do that to her? Yes, I knew there was going to be a cliffhanger, but didn't expect that... don't know why I didn't think about it, guess I was under his charm? Hahaha! Cannot wait for the second book to be released!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Desiree

    3.5 So-So Stars My thoughts... I liked it and then I didn’t like it. Which would explain my caught in the middle rating. I won’t get into detail as to why it fell short for me but I will say it took me awhile to actually get into the story.   The story surrounds itself around Brooke Stewart who’s troubled past has influenced her on not committing to any relationship completely. That’s until she meets sexy Jett Mayfield of course. ;)  Together they agree on a CSACA (Consensual Sexual 3.5 So-So Stars My thoughts... I liked it and then I didn’t like it. Which would explain my caught in the middle rating. I won’t get into detail as to why it fell short for me but I will say it took me awhile to actually get into the story.   The story surrounds itself around Brooke Stewart who’s troubled past has influenced her on not committing to any relationship completely. That’s until she meets sexy Jett Mayfield of course. ;)  Together they agree on a CSACA (Consensual Sexual Acts and Confidentiality Agreement) which entails mindless fucking with no feelings attached.   Later on they begin having feelings/affections for one another bah bah bah…& he wants more and she agrees fully so predictable yawninggg! That is until something comes up. Right when I was getting into the book it hits me with a BAM!! Excuse me, but what just happened!? Jett, I’m rather disappointed in you. Smh. With that said I have a feeling theirs a reason why he was holding out on her. Still he should’ve came clean from the beginning. The truth will always find a way to make itself known.   Will I read the second book, Conquer Your Love? Most likely, yes. Seriously though, I really wanted to find out why Jett withheld such information as with his reasonings. Side Note: Home girl almost beat Anastasia Steele with how much she blushed. Favorite Quotes: ♥ “Tragedy may hit all of us in one way or another, but fate's not our enemy. We are. By locking yourself away from the world, you choose your own mistakes and destroy any chance of ever finding happiness. You cannot control life, but you can chose who you are and what you make of it.” ♥ "I hired you for your attitude, and so far I’m pretty happy with my decision. But I’m not sure I can work with you until I’ve fucked this attraction out of my system.” ♥ “This isn’t working, Brooke. Don’t get me wrong, the sex is amazing. But it’s turning into something else, and I need to know where I’m standing. I need to know whether we’ll ever be together.” ♥ “You were made for me, Brooke. I can’t get enough of you.”

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jessica's Book Review

    Read more reviews on my blog | Like me on Facebook Surrender Your Love by J.C. Reed really surprised me, especially at the end leaving me wanting, no more like NEEDING the next book in the series ASAP. The book starts off with young 20-something Brooke Stewart, a college graduate working in Real Estate. Brooke has a fun best friend/roommate, a job she doesn’t love but doesn’t hate, a “boyfriend”, and is trying to make it big in New York City. One night Brooke is suppose to meet the boss of anothe Read more reviews on my blog | Like me on Facebook Surrender Your Love by J.C. Reed really surprised me, especially at the end leaving me wanting, no more like NEEDING the next book in the series ASAP. The book starts off with young 20-something Brooke Stewart, a college graduate working in Real Estate. Brooke has a fun best friend/roommate, a job she doesn’t love but doesn’t hate, a “boyfriend”, and is trying to make it big in New York City. One night Brooke is suppose to meet the boss of another real estate firm but instead she meets Jett. Jett is pure sex, with his amazing looks and alpha man ego makes Brooke melt. A drunken night together Brooke wakes up realizing who is in bed with her and kicks Jett out of her apartment. Hoping and praying to never see Jett again but as fate has it Jett was who she was suppose to meet that night to discuss work and now the two have to travel to Italy where sex, feelings, and truths are revealed. To be honest, Surrender Your Love started off a bit slow for me. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and I really liked Brooke’s character and her back story. I felt Jett just came off a bit too strong for me and though I usually dig a sexy alpha male he was just too confident and persistent chasing Brooke. I was having a hard time getting into their romance because of how quickly it came about and Jett gave me a creeper vibe. I really enjoyed J.C. Reeds writing and I am a sucker for the plot of young girl falling in love with a rich millionaire and kept reading… I am SO GLAD I DID!!! About the 75% mark the story completely turned on the cliché falling in love with a millionaire plot and took a turn of its own. Mystery, secrets, betrayal, romance all came out at the end. I did not see it coming AT ALL. Surrender Your Love had my full and upright attention. When I reached the end my mouth dropped open and I was depressed it was over, like seriously depressed because this big bomb shell was dropped leaving you on a major cliff hanger. This last 25% of the book had 4 star quality writing & plot and I hope the second book continues on this path because it could be amazing series. I am dying to know more about the mysterious Jett and now I understand why he was so strong chasing Brooke in the beginning; it all came together at the end. I hate cliff hangers but J.C. Reed left a really good one that will surely leave readers anticipating the follow up book. I know I sure am! I give Surrender Your Love 3.5 Stars *ARC courtesy of the author, J.C. Reed, in exchange for an honest review.*

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