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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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.
If you’re reading this, then I hope you’ve read the first in this duet, Marriage Games, or you will be very lost LOL I’ve taken the last week to kinda write down some things about the book I wanted to convey to future readers and when I went back to read them, they all centered around feelings. So again I have to say that this half will also be felt way beyond its mere words. I wasn’t as anxious or on edge when I read this half, but I was very much in suspense. To put it bluntly, I honestly did not know if Adam would get his head out of his ass before Diana just said enough….
Separation Games turns the tables on Diana and Adam. It turns the story on Diana. How she got her groove back in her marriage and her future with Adam. She’s a fighter, that one! I wanna be just like her when I grown up! This entire story was very compelling and edgy and sexy and outside the box in all the good ways!
I’ve said this before but it’s worth mentioning again. C.D. Reiss has some serious story-telling skills. Her characters will suck you in like no other. Nothing is ever as simple as what you think you’re reading and that is exhilarating. I haven’t come across any author’s voice as unique as hers.
Everyone needs to do themselves a favor and read this duet immediately. But read them as it was written. Give yourself a pause between Marriage Games and Separation Games. It could be hours or days or weeks, whatever you decide. The story takes a turn when Marriage games ends that needs a pause. Mostly for you as a reader to absorb everything you’ve just read but also to give you time to prepare for the next chapter in Adam and Diana’s journey. And you should take that time because it is EPIC! #TRUST
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About the Author
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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