These are the unbreakable rules 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.
I started- I finished- Now I need a drink as large as the state of Texas.
Jesus H. Christ, what a read. To be honest- I feel little joy in reading Dom / Sub stories because they´re often SO tacky. Not this one. `Separation Games` ( The Games Duet #2 ) by C. D. Reiss is dark, it´s rough, it´s gritty, it´s business but it´s also sensual, sexy and full of emotions. I loved it.
In Marriage Games ( Games Duet #1 ) Adam wants to save his marriage with Diana by showing her the life he´s hidden so well, introducing her to a world she never knew he was apart of.
In `Separation Games` Adam quits the game to save both Diana and himself from getting in deeper.. with little success.
The way I just described the story doesn´t sound nearly as exciting as it really is, trust me. It´s a game and either both of them lose or they win. There is no way inbetween for these characters.
This is probably the coolest mind-game story ever since the Consequences series by Aleatha Romig ( God, I love that series ).
The back and forth… the soul shattering emotions… the confusion… Both, Hero and Heroine, knew what they wanted, they just had a hard time fully accepting the fact.
If it were up to me I´d have beaten some sense into the characters. If only life was that easy…. I´d be able to cure heartache and repair alot of relationships. LOL. Sadly enough, I didn´t have the power to end Adam and Diana´s suffering ( such a pity, really. Well, no. I´m happy I couldn´t cut in or else the book would have only had 35 pages instead of 340 ).
Now about the Dom / Sub issue I have:
Like I said above- Most Dom/Sub stories are just down right tasteless. There´s often no deeper explanation or greater meaning to a BDSM relationship in alot of books. It usually just is and that´s what pisses me off. In `Separation Games` I felt that there was more. Not necessarily a full background check on WHY Adam was a Dom but the fact that he knew his world and how it functioned, how he treated Diana and others in and outside the community was just fantastic! A joy to read about. I´m assuming the author did her homework or she is just brilliant.
Another thing I liked alot was that there was no evil villain. No one lurking in a dark alley waiting to rape someone. ( YAY ) No massive drama. The main focus was on Adam and Diana´s relationship, their lives, their existence.
I have one tiny, itzy bitzy complaint- The end didn´t do much for me. I mean- I was happy but I thought the story would have ended a bit differently. This is just me being picky, so… just ignore me. Lol
Did they make it? Ha. Better start reading and find out for yourselves. All I can say is that I thought it was a worthy read. Maybe even worthy of a re-read.
The Cover – 3 stars ( Yeah, no. I´ve seen so many b/w suits and ties to last me 2 lifetimes )
The Story – 4 stars ( A fantastic emotional read with LOTS of sex. )
The Characters – 5 stars ( Seriously- perfect. I want me a Manhatten Adam. )
My emotional state after finishing this read- Grateful I don´t have to worry about what´s going to happen next. I swear to God, waiting for this book was torture! I can now die as a happy woman.
I´m giving `Separation Games` ( The Games Duet #2 ) by C.D. Reiss, 4 out of 5 stars
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