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
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.
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?
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?