"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.
Christine completely gutted me! I was 1000% invested in Adam and Diana's relationship. We, the reader, were left on a doozy of a cliffhanger at the end of Marriage Games. Diana's world has been turned upside down. She's left wanting her husband and wanting something she never knew she needed. She was prepared to walk away at first, but now? She's preparing to win. "We were playing a difficult and intense game with unwritten rules. One we could both lose." I DEVOURED this book! I literally read it in one sitting because I couldn't pull myself away from it. I was captured in their world. I needed ALL. THE. WORDS. Christine pulls the reader in to their emotions and the fact that they had to find a new normal. "Manhattan Adam loved me, and I still didn't love him." This journey was intense but definitely worth the angst!
I'm so thankful this book didn't end at Diana's words, but began the book's journey from Adam's perspective. I thought that was a unique twist to a POV perspective. My stomach was in knots reading this book, hoping for the best outcome, afraid for the worst. Christine writes in such a way that you understand and feel both sides of their story. You absolutely have to read Marriage Games first, but these are definitely NOT TO BE MISSED books! Go on, one-click them now. And? You can also listen on Audible. I listened to Marriage Games, but I read Separation Games and would love to now go back and give the 2nd book a listen to. In fact, I think a complete reread is in order. GAH! The feels in this book are intense and I loved every minute of it. My words can't do this book justice. Just go one-click your copy now!
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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