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IndieSage PR Presents: Lie To You by J.C. Valentine; #BlogTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #Review

by J.C. Valentine
Forbidden, #2
Publication Date: July 7, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Rating:  4 Stars
Told in the first person.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from IndieSage PR and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


I thought he was the one. I thought we were headed someplace great. I didn’t know anything.
My mystery man is no longer such a mystery. He’s still commanding and headstrong, playing my body and mind like an instrument, but I’m finding there are layers to him I never could have dreamed. What I’ve learned since that fateful night in his apartment has me reeling. Now, though, the truth has taken a backstage to other, more pressing matters.
While I struggle to make a choice that will determine the direction of my future, lies that I thought had been carefully hidden away are coming to light. My head is such a mess I don’t know what’s up or down anymore. Will I be able to sort it all out, or will the life I’ve worked so hard to build come crashing down in a pile of secrets and lies?



My Thoughts:

Josephine “Joe” Hart shows that it’s ok to be friends with a man – you see how comfortable she is around him.  But she has a predicament that carries over from the previous book – hm, where do we go from here?  Ransom and Rebel Scott could be interchangeable but Joe shows the subtle differences between the two.  And as you continue reading those differences become more clear.  You may say to yourself “I’m confused” but in the world of Rebel, Ransom, and Joe it all makes sense.

This author has a very twisted mind – and I mean in a good way.  If she can come up with a storyline, and series, like this one you have to wonder how her mind works.  It would make for interesting television that’s for sure.  Can you imagine this as a soap opera – I’d be hooked.  But my quandary would be if once I get hooked on the show would I ever go back to the book.  And if I get disappointed with the TV program would it destroy my reading experience.  So I’ll squash the soap opera idea and just go back and lose myself into the book series.

By getting Joe’s impressions of these two men, we see how intense each one is.  If she didn’t see them at the same time you’d almost think that they were a split personality.  You see how much of a toll it’s taking on her too.  It’s a dark story and one you tend to wonder if any light can find a way in.  At times you forget how young Joe is but at times her vulnerability pokes through.  Then there are times where you just want to say “Joe, what are you doing?”  I think she has an addiction and she’s getting us hooked right along with her.  And just like the last book, I’m left hanging and waiting to read Fall For Him.


My heart stalls for a moment, pausing for dramatic effect as I witness Rebel stride in. He’s dressed to kill. Me. He’s dressed to kill me. I’ve gotten so used to the idea of seeing him in a business suit and tie that I’ve begun to associate the two with each other. 

Rebel is wearing a black and white checkered button-down that clings to his well-muscled physique, sleeves rolled upto his elbows showing off sexy toned forearms, and tucked into a pair of black jeans that hug his powerful thighs. His dark hair is slicked back off his forehead, and I lose the ability to think clearly from just the sight of him. 

It’s instant, burning attraction. Once again, I am reminded of why I chose him in the first place. Rebel’s head swivels in our direction, and when he sees me, he smirks. It’s a slow tilt of his lips, filled with arrogance and raw sexuality. Instantly, my heart rate kicks into high gear, hammering against my ribcage. 

Ransom doesn’t miss the exchange. 

“Glad to see you could make it,” Ransom greets him. I half expect him to be upset, but he’s not. If anything, he appears happy to see his brother. 

In two long, heavy strides Rebel crosses into the dining room, his shoulders rolling with each step. He looks dangerous. The kind of guy a girl would steer clear of if she saw him on the street, but the kind of guy she’d look for if she was in the market for a little hot and sweaty fun.

Standing between these two men, I am keenly aware of their differences. Ransom, dressed in a sensible pair of blue jeans and t-shirt, is relaxed and easygoing. His outside appearance speaks for itself. Confidence pours off him in buckets, but instead of being obnoxious, it gives him an easy grace that is incredibly attractive. He’s charming and alluring and there’s just something about him that screams family man.

Rebel holds that same confidence, but with a deeper, darker edge. It’s as if he knows he can have anything and anyone he wants, and he’ll exploit it in a snap. He’s the kind of guy that will knock you down and fuck you, and then he’ll walk out of your life without explanation or apology. He’s the kind of man you have fun with, but that’s all. 

Despite being identical twins, these two couldn’t be any more opposite. I’m reminded of the ancient myth regarding King Solomon. It’s as if someone took a baby and split it down the middle, creating two halves of a whole—the good and evil twin. It’s not hard for me to figure out which one is which. 

To my surprise, Rebel picks up a stack of cloth napkins and begins neatly folding them. I pause to watch him, stunned that someone so tough can do such delicate work. Within minutes, he’s laid out five perfectly folded napkins that look like they belong tucked inside a men’s suit breast pocket. 

“You’re really good at that,” I tell him. 

His black gaze flies up to meet mine. My insides ripple with a touch of fear and arousal and it disturbs me how quickly I respond to him. “I’m good at a lot of other things, too.”

Dance for Me
by J.C. Valentine
Forbidden, #1
Publication Date: April 7, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance



What if the person who stole your heart wasn’t who you thought they were?
When my parents passed away, I grew up fast. Learning to stand on my own two feet has been a challenge, but I’m making it… my way. I make no apologies for the path I’ve chosen. My choices have served me well, but no one knows the real me.
Except one man.
He’s a mystery to me. He’s controlling, demanding, and he has me wrapped around his little finger. Anything he wants, I’ll give it to him. The hours we share together aren’t about love. It’s just sex. Hot, dirty, passionate sex. It was never supposed to be anything more than that.
Until everything changed.
Now, I’m more confused than ever. The more I learn about him, the less I seem to understand. What I do know is that I’m falling, and I have the feeling when I land, it’s going to hurt.


by J.C. Valentine
Forbidden, #3
Publication Date: August, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance



Two men. Both brothers. One life-changing decision.
I made my choice. One perfect weekend assured me I was right. One set of pictures proved me wrong.
Graduating college was supposed to be a happy time. Instead, I lost my best friend and suffered the worst kind of betrayal. Now, my whole life is in flux. I need my best friend. I need answers. There’s only one way to fix this. It’s time for a change. It’s time to take back control of my life, and the only way to do it is to face my problems head-on.
Even if it means walking into the lion’s den to do it.


by J.C. Valentine
Forbidden, #4
Publication Date: February 14, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance



It started with a drink.
It turned into a promise.
Ransom Scott lost his heart the day the woman he loved chose another man. Or so he thought. Estranged from his brother, distancing himself from the world, he’s been drowning his sorrows in cheap booze and women…determined to forget.
His world is falling apart, until a beautiful woman decides to take a chance on him.
Dani Deviche is as bewitching as she is innocent. Full of youth and vitality, she captivates him. Challenges him. She’s everything Ransom never thought to look for in the opposite sex, and he can’t get enough.
When a promise of friendship turns into something more, can Ransom fulfill his end of the bargain, or will a secret from Dani’s past destroy his last chance at happiness?




J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.
Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.
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