by CD Reiss
Series: The Games Duet # 2
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance
“CD Reiss writes the best erotica I have ever read.”
Meredith Wild, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hacker Series
The stunning conclusion to the New York Times Bestseller.
There’s one, unbreakable rule in the game.
Stay collected. Compartmentalize. Think your next move through. Never let your heart dictate your tactics.
The heart is impulsive.
The heart makes bad decisions.
The heart doesn’t see the long game.
Because the heart may have decided to get Adam back, but when the endgame comes, the heart’s going to be the first thing to break.
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Prepare yourself. Grab your emotional armor. The conclusion to Adam and Diana’s tale is not a cake walk. It’s a shaken bottle of emotional chaos ready to blow.
Marriage Games was easily my favorite read of 2016. With flowing prose and dynamic characters, it exemplified the real life struggles of marriage and what happens when it all starts to fall apart. As Separation Games opens where Marriage Games left off, we have a conclusion that is no less emotionally jarring in its intensity.
Diana is determining her course, both in her wishes for her marriage to Adam and her growth as a person. But as it can be with change and growth, it is unsteady and full of self-doubt. How can she get what she wants? Is she doing the right thing? What if it doesn’t work?
Told in dual POV, I’ll admit, Diana’s POV is at times very hard to read. Chaotic. Almost painful. Her mental back and forth showcases her unsurety; the desperation she has at her situation is a palpable thing. It’s an astonishingly accurate look into the mind of a woman struggling to hold on, yet at times not sure if she should let go.
For as chaotic as Diana’s POV is, Adam’s was the bliss that chased it. 60/40. I loved his POV so much I wanted more of it.
Using insightful metaphors and lyrical prose to tell Adam and Diana’s story, CD Reiss has successfully proved that you can have a romance about a married couple that is as insightful as it is sexy.
If you haven’t already, I highly recommend you get started and read book one, Marriage Games, now.
*An advanced copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review*
He took my hand, putting it in his lap as if it was finally home. “What are we doing?” he asked.
“Like it’s our job.”
“If you’re going to do something, I say, do it all the way.”
He squeezed my hand. I was jarred by the way he looked in the direction of the window, but not through it. He didn’t look like the commanding Dominant who had been my partner for the past few weeks. As handsome as ever, and graceful and sharp, a leader and a decider, but not the same.
He faced me. “I don’t know how to fix this.”
The streetlights glinted off the light in one eye and his jaw locked, catching things he’d never say. He looked like a man I knew and abandoned. Manhattan Adam.
“We can’t fix it,” I said, putting his hand in my lap, watching our clasped hands make a new form. I rubbed the outside of his thumb with mine, feeling it’s familiar shape, the strength of the knuckle and the texture of his skin on mine. “We have to build something new. And we can.” I looked up from our hands to his face.
Could I make him feel my optimism? Could I take a piece of it onto a fork and lift it to his lips? Would they part? Would he let me lay it on his tongue? Would he chew and swallow, saying “I do. I do believe we can, I do.”
He didn’t say that. He didn’t believe, but his lips needed to touch my belief and his tongue needed to taste my hope.
I don’t know if I kissed him or if he kissed me, but it felt like a first kiss, with full quivering that left me paralyzed at his nearness. The act of two tongues tasting each other was so intimate between strangers, so taken for granted over time, and so rarely is the wonder of it felt through to the bone.
He was licorice. Fennel and leather. And he moved like cool water, reacting to my movements, countering with his hands and his mouth, covering me with his attention. The kiss was the sway of sex, the smell of it, the carnal desire without the promise of anything but another dance.
CD Reiss is a New York Times bestselling author. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up, she’s at the well, hauling buckets.
Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere, but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.
Critics have dubbed the books “poetic,” “literary,” and “hauntingly atmospheric,” which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she’s some sort of braggart who’s too good to chop a cord of wood.
If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.
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