LIE TO YOU by USA Today Bestselling author J.C. Valentine!


by J.C. Valentine 
Forbidden, #2 
Publication Date: July 7, 2015 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance

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?


“Hey.” Ransom’s stern countenance eases into a soft smile as he stares down at me. His expression rocks me, and I look away, twisting my keys around my finger. It’s a nervous gesture that totally gives me away, but he doesn’t comment on it. 

The pressure to say something builds between us like a tangible thing, charging the air. My eyes dart around the empty hallway as the tension continues to grow, and, inside my head, a little voice screams at me to say something. Mercifully, Ransom speaks first. 

“I didn’t mean to ambush you. I’m sure I’m the last person you want to see right now,” he rumbles. “I’ve been turning this over in my head for days, how this was going to go. I wasn’t even sure I would come. But I honestly didn’t know how I couldn’t. I mean, this isn’t how I’d pictured things going between us.” 

He’s rambling. Somehow, in all this fucked-up craziness, Ransom’s rambling breaks through the mental block I’ve been trying to build since the confrontation between me, him, and his brother at their apartment better than a pick through ice. I find myself amused by this, a faint smile growing on my lips as he continues on. 

“Caring about someone is supposed to be simple. Simple is good. I like simple. But this—” he motions a finger between us “—is the farthest thing from simple you can get.”

I nod, because, yeah, I know. Who knows better than me? I’m the girl standing between two brothers. I’m the girl who’s wrecking lives. I’m that girl I enjoy watching on reality television. 

The smile slips. My life has fallen to shit and I don’t know how the hell I managed to get here, but I can tell you now, it was an honest mistake. How in the hell was I supposed to know there were two of them? People talk about having doppelgangers, evil twins, what-have-you, but who really puts stock into it? 

“I mean, I should have known something was going on, right? I should have sensed something was off.” Ransom is gesticulating all over the place and I have a feeling I know where this is headed. 

I cut him off, unwilling to go down that road tonight. “I’m going to stop you there,” I say, holding up my hand. Catching him mid-sentence, he pauses, his mouth frozen open. “I’ve been on my feet all night. I’m tired and hungry and I’m not in the mood to hash this out with you right now.”

“That’s the problem, though, isn’t it?” Ransom questions. His agitated tone sets me on edge. “When will you be readyto talk about it, Josephine? Because from where I’m standing, you’re the one holding all the answers. I’m just trying tofigure out how the hell this all happened.”

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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Lie To Me Review

In the last installment Josephine just had the proverbial rug pulled out from under when she realized things with her mystery man weren't quite what she thought. She thought they were headed someplace serious, someplace that could lead to a future, and then there was a bomb dropped on their relationship and now she has no idea what the heck just happened or how to deal with it. Then if that isn't enough to deal with, her best friends' boyfriend decides to air some hidden secrets and stir up some drama that she doesn't really need in her life right now, and now her and her bestie are on the outs... which means she has no one to vent to. Joe is stuck between a rock and to hard places and she has no idea which is the right way to go...

This second installment in the Forbidden series is just as addictive and mind twisting as the first, it is riddled with secrets, drama, and lots of steamy moments that will leave your tablet overheating and your toes curling!! Without giving too much of the story line away I will say that there is a love triangle in place and Josephine has found herself in a predicament that is nearly impossible to walk away from unscathed. There are bound to be some hurt feelings, broken hearts, and intense battles to be had here, and all I can say is be prepared to have your mind blown and your soul rattled! Ms. Valentine has completely outdone herself with this series, it is sure to go down as one of my all time favorite reads!! I highly recommend you get your hands on this series, it will blow your mind!!

I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and voluntarily read and reviewed



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