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Book Review: DISILLUSIONED (Swept Away #2) by J.S. Cooper

October 14, 2015 Book Review, Romance, Romantic Suspense 0

Book Review: DISILLUSIONED by J.S. Cooper

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Check out my review of Book #1 in the Swept Away Series: Illusion by J.S. Cooper.

 

Disillusioned (Swept Away #2) by J.S. Cooper: My Review

 

My Rating: 4 Stars

“This was wrong on so many levels. I was confused on so many levels. Staring at a naked Jakob was heaven and hell, and I didn’t know if he was an angel here to save me or a devil waiting to pull me into the pit of fire.”

 Disillusioned, the second book in J.S. Cooper’s Swept Away trilogy, is just as dark, mysterious, and sexy as the first book in the series, maybe even more so. This fast-paced page-turner takes us deeper in to the web of lies surrounding Bianca and Jakob. As circumstances surrounding them become more complicated, intense, and dangerous, so does their romantic relationship. Without a doubt they have attraction, chemistry, and maybe even affection, but there are so many questions and so much distrust. They both have some theories about what is happening, who is threatening them, and who is behind it all, but just when I thought I had anything figured out, everything gets turned upside down again. This book has real suspense; it’s truly difficult to unravel mysteries surrounding the characters.

Unfortunately, I don’t love Bianca’s character. At times it seemed she was getting it together, gathering the strength to really deal with the craziness around her, but then she’d go all weak and naïve. She constantly puts herself in unnecessary danger and I really wanted to shake her! Regardless of my personal feelings for her, her story is certainly compelling and I can’t deny that I want a good outcome for her.

In my heart of hearts, I want to believe that Jakob is a good guy. He’s gorgeous and I love when he goes in to alpha protective mode but I just can’t be sure he’s genuine. I don’t doubt that he has some real feelings for Bianca but on top of the secrets uncovered already, I’m pretty sure he’s hiding plenty more. But let’s face it, good or bad, I wouldn’t send him away, either.

“ ‘We didn’t have a beautiful beginning.’ He shrugged. ‘It seems only natural that we won’t have a beautiful ending.’

‘So we just settle for a beautiful middle?’

‘No.’ He leaned forward and kissed me hard, his eyes burning into mine. ‘We settle for an explosive middle. We settle for a middle that makes up for the end of the world. We settle for a middle that we can carry to our graves.’ “

 *Swoon* I know, not super practical or realistic, right? But this is fiction. It’s romantic, sexy, exciting, bite your nails because you have no clue what’s going to happen, swoony fiction. This series is equal parts romance and suspense, and can easily appeal to readers that enjoy either or both. I’m dying for the next book and can’t wait to find out what happens next. Readers should keep in mind that this is a series that should be read in order, and the books end with cliffhangers. If you don’t like cliffhangers, I would suggest waiting for the series to be completed before starting.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book for the purpose of honest review.

 

The Swept Away Series by J.S. Cooper

 

Illusion by J.S. Cooper

Illusion

Indie sensation and New York Times bestselling author of the Ex Games series and the Private Club series, J.S. Cooper introduces the Swept Away series—three new, dark and sexy romances about a woman marooned on a desert island with a mysterious stranger—but is he friend or foe?

The day started like every other day…

Bianca London finds herself kidnapped and locked up in a van with a strange man. Ten hours later, they’re dumped on a deserted island. Bianca has no idea what’s going on and her attraction to this stranger is the only thing keeping her fear at bay.

Jakob Bradley wants only to figure out why they’ve been left on the island and how they can get off. But as the days go by, he can’t ignore his growing fascination with Bianca.

In order to survive, Bianca and Jakob must figure out how they’re connected, but as they grow closer, secrets are revealed that may destroy everything they thought they knew about each other.

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Disillusioned by J.S. Cooper

Disillusioned

Following on the heels of Illusion, indie sensation and New York Times bestselling author J.S. Cooper brings us the second novel in the Swept Away series, a trilogy of dark and sexy romances about a woman marooned on a desert island with a sexy stranger—but is he friend or foe?

When Bianca and Jakob awake on a sandy shore in the middle of nowhere, their first thoughts are of survival. But as they explore their surroundings and try to discover who stranded them on the island, they can’t deny the electricity surging between them. Soon it’s more than just a campfire keeping them warm…

But just as Bianca is starting to trust Jakob, she uncovers a clue to their abduction—and he may know more than he’s letting on. Was Jakob just as surprised as she to find himself alone with her…or could the man she’s fallen for be her captor?

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Resolution by J.S. Cooper

Resolution

Indie sensation and New York Times bestselling author J.S. Cooper brings us the final novel in the Swept Away series, a trilogy of heart-pounding romances about a woman marooned on a desert island with a sexy stranger—but is he friend or foe?

When Bianca and Jakob first awoke on a sandy shore in the middle of nowhere, their thoughts were only concerned with survival. But as they explored their surroundings and tried to find out who left them stranded on the island, electricity surged between them. Soon after, Bianca uncovered clues to her abduction, but was left with even more unanswered questions, especially about Jakob’s true motives…

Now, Bianca just wants the truth. Nothing was as it seemed, especially with Jakob. As she discovers cross upon double cross, all she can trust is her instinct, her connection with him. So they decide to return to the island in hopes of finally learning the truth. Bianca and Jakob have been thrown together and torn apart by their secrets—but can she trust him enough to rescue her at last?

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Book Review and #Giveaway: ILLUSION by J.S. Cooper (@JSCooperAuthor)

November 17, 2014 Adult, Book Review, Book Tour, Contemporary Romance, Mystery/Suspense, Past Giveaways, Romantic Suspense 0

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ILLUSION IS LIVE!!!

What would you do if you woke up on a deserted island tied to a mysterious hunky stranger?

Do you like hot, sexy romances that are full of mystery and surprises? Then it’s time for you to read Illusion.

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My Review

 

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My Rating: 4 Stars

” ‘I never said you could touch me,’ I whispered softly, not wanting him to stop.

‘Sometimes assent doesn’t come from the mouth, it comes from the eyes.’

‘My eyes told you it was alright to touch me?’

‘Your eyes told me it was alright to fuck you.’ “

This book kept me glued to the pages with both suspense and sexual tension. There were times that I thought I was beginning to understand what was truly going on and unravel the mystery, then something would happen to throw me right off course. Ultimately, one of my theories turned out to be true, but until it was proven in the end, I could never be certain.

Our main characters make an interesting couple. They have both been kidnapped and put on a deserted tropical island. We know Bianca’s story and motives, but we can’t be sure of why Jakob is really there. What we do know about this couple is that they have some sizzling sexual chemistry. Even though I found Bianca a little annoying, and I couldn’t decide whether Jakob was the good guy or the bad guy, I just wanted them to get it on already! There’s a great slow build in their relationship and somewhere along the way, real, complicated feelings became involved, and it’s clear that even with the deceptions and mysterious circumstances, this couple has a genuine connection.

One of my favorite things about this book: it left me wanting more… now! If you’re not a fan of cliffhangers, I would recommend waiting for the series to finish before starting. Though this chapter in the story has a conclusion and some questions are answered, many more are raised. I’m pretty sure that this sexy and thrilling story is only just beginning and I can’t wait to see where the author takes this couple. If the rest of the story is like this first book, it’s sure to be intense and full of twists, turns, and spicy romance.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

Read an excerpt of Illusion below:

“I have you in the palm of my hands,” he whispered softly and leaned toward me.

“What do you mean by that?” I whispered back at him, my stomach jumping as his fingers brushed my wet hair away from my face.

“Nothing.” He shook his head. “I’m just saying, I could do what I wanted to you right now, but all I’m doing is saving you. I hope you’ll trust me after this.”

“Untie me and I’ll trust you.” I nodded, unblinking.

“Can I get a kiss as well?” His eyes sparkled as his lips came dangerously close to mine.

“What?” I closed my eyes and waited to feel his lips on mine.

“Open your eyes, Bianca.” He whispered against my lips. I could feel his breath gliding over my skin as I opened my eyes slowly. I swallowed hard as I stared up at him.

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