Posted September 19, 2014 by Kris and Vik in Blog Tours, Book Love, Giveaways, Guest Posts & Reviews, Home, Jmelynn Review / 0 Comments

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The ExceptionThe Exception by Adriana Locke

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

OMG, how I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It had everything I love in a book, and even more….

“The secret to moving on is to focus your energy on the future and not on the past.”

The story begins with Jada making a clean break and starting her life over. Everybody knows how hard that can be. But she’s made up rules for herself, rules to live by, hoping that she can avoid the same …issues, namely same type of guys, she’s dealt with in the past. Of course, she wasn’t planning on Cane Alexander. At first sight the two are highly attracted to one another, so much so Jada had to keep reminding herself over and over that he’s everything that she’s avoiding, while Cane knows there is something completely different with Jada and he isn’t going to give up until he haves her underneath him. Yep, underneath him is what I said. Cane is a major cocky, player. Saying he gets around is an understatement, and the thing is, he’s really proud of it. But Cane has his own set of rules to live by, rules that keeps his life just like he likes it. But Jada changes everything for Cane,……


“You know, I like to think my life is kind of like the books I read, only I’m the author. I can write the story I want. The future can be anything I want it to be.” He moved his head side to side, considering my words. “That works, as long as your story has a blond stud that f$cks like an animal.”


How I enjoyed this book. Seriously, I loved it hard!!! Like I said before, it had everything I LOVE IN A BOOK. The cocky alpha that falls hard. (Those are my fave, btw.) The awesome storyline. Suspense, danger, hot steamy sex, and oh my gosh, I loved the secondary characters, I would almost beg for them to get their own story…… FINGERS CROSSED!!!

Cane was, oh my gosh, amazing!!! He said things that in real life would get any guy slapped across the face, but coming out of Cane’s sexy mouth actually worked. There was one part, however, I was seriously pissed at him, like MAJOR, BUT, it was basically the beginning of everything so I guess I let that “slip up” go,…… mostly. The thing about it was….it was never really talked about.

SPOILER: [spoiler]Cane swore he didn’t go home with bar girl, and Jada just pretty much accepted that, but I’m thinking it would be null and void if she knew that just because he didn’t go home with her, it didn’t mean he didn’t screw her…..RIGHT?!?!?! I mean, usually the phrase ‘go home with’ typically is short for ‘sex, screwed, banged, ect.’,…..AM I WRONG??? He never said anything except that he didn’t go home with the girl, and never admitted to what really happened. [/spoiler]


“I actually keep business and pleasure separate. You’re just an exception.”


Then Jada, I really liked, she wasn’t as likeable as Cane, but likeable. I greatly commend her for starting over. That’s a very hard, but brave thing to do and I give her dibs.

SPOILER: [spoiler]When in Chicago though, she kind of went over board with the pushing Cane away thing. He lied to her to protect her. He didn’t want her worried, yes he should’ve told her, TOTALLY!!! And the ex thing, yes totally be pissed, but she thought to herself she believed him, she loved him and wanted to be with him, but then told him the opposite over and over. I never really knew what she was actually wanting during that discussion….him to beg?? If so, she got it. Was a little unnecessary, but whatever.[/spoiler]

I still loved the book, despite those two things. I would totally recommend it and look forward to reading more from this author. This is Adriana Locke’s first book and I think she is going to do incredibly well. Like I said, I’m seriously hoping for a story about Max and Jada’s sister. I LOOOOOOVED Max and really need to see him get his HEA!!! Of course the plus would be that we could see more of Jada and Cane to see where they are in life, ect.

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They say there is an exception to every rule… Jada Stanley is starting over, refusing to repeat her past mistakes. Everything is going great until she meets Cane Alexander. He is gorgeous, cocky, and everything she needs to avoid. Cane lives within a set of carefully constructed guidelines to ensure his life remains uncomplicated. When he sets his eyes on Jada, all of his rules are called into question. As their worlds become intertwined, they find it impossible to stay away from each other. Will they be able to maintain the rules they’ve created to protect their hearts? Or will they make an exception?

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