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Blyssful Lies

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Author: J.C. Cliff

Published: December 16th 2014 by J.C. CLIFF LLC

Format: Paperback , 1st Edition , 349 pages

Isbn: 9781505753646

Language: English


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Learning how to survive in her new world, Julianna has no choice but to play “The game of Life.” Except it's Nick's game, and his rules apply. Captivity, drugs, and submission are the cards that are dealt, and it's a losing game. Biding her time as she waits for her rescuers, it's far from smooth sailing, because all too quickly the rules abruptly change as Nick takes matt Learning how to survive in her new world, Julianna has no choice but to play “The game of Life.” Except it's Nick's game, and his rules apply. Captivity, drugs, and submission are the cards that are dealt, and it's a losing game. Biding her time as she waits for her rescuers, it's far from smooth sailing, because all too quickly the rules abruptly change as Nick takes matters into his own hands… As the drama unfolds, and hesitating to interfere, Travis has everything to lose should he decide to step in, including his life.
 It's opposition at its finest – freedom versus control as Nick and Julianna face the ultimate battle of wills. While Travis has the uncanny ability to manipulate her with a single touch, Nick struggles to conquer her body, mind, and soul. It's every man for themselves as each have their own secret agenda, including Julianna, whose plan is simple: survive. The Blyss Trilogy: An Adult Dark Romantic Suspense. This contemporary erotic captive romance book is full of suspense, action, and adventure. This is a dark, erotic thriller that will have you hanging on to the edges of your e-reader as you wonder which alpha male you want to fall in love with. Will you be team Travis or team Nick? Warning: **Mature Audiences Only** This book is intended for adults of mature audiences only (18+).

30 review for Blyssful Lies

  1. 5 out of 5

    SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

    ★★★★! Blyssful Lies, book 2 of 3. Heiress’s goes from captivity to captivity. Who is behind it all & what do they want? “She’s not safe with me, and she is not safe without me; she’s damned either way.” Books in The Blyss Trilogy should be read in order: Book 1: Blyss Book 2: Blyssful Lies Book 3: Blyssfully Undone In Blyss (book 1) heiress and Junior College student Julianna Oakley, Jules was kidnapped. Master manipulator and head of the Blyss operation Nick Palcin ★★★★! Blyssful Lies, book 2 of 3. Heiress’s goes from captivity to captivity. Who is behind it all & what do they want? “She’s not safe with me, and she is not safe without me; she’s damned either way.” Books in The Blyss Trilogy should be read in order: Book 1: Blyss Book 2: Blyssful Lies Book 3: Blyssfully Undone In Blyss (book 1) heiress and Junior College student Julianna Oakley, Jules was kidnapped. Master manipulator and head of the Blyss operation Nick Palcini had taken her to be kept as his “forever”. Travis Jackson aka Stonewall Jackson was Nick’s right-hand man and tasked with training Julianna in the art of BDSM and becoming a compliant submissive and mate to Nick. The story went onto follow Julianna as she adjusted to a life in captivity. They used Blyss, a revolutionary drug cocktail that turns woman into submissive nymphomaniacs. With Travis and Julianna spending time together a bond was formed. She was torn between lust and hate while their connection cast suspicion. Soon they found themselves in a dangerous situation… Blyssful Lies (book 2) picks up right at book 2’s tumultuous ending. Julianna has to spend time with a volatile Nick and learning the hard way of his depravity and instability. Before she knows it she finds herself in danger and must put her trust in Travis. But is Travis any better? It’s a carefully organized game driven by much bigger and darker forces. Their whole existence is built on lies, drugs and her captivity, yet Travis and Julianna are falling hard for each other. Who’s behind it all and what do they want? And what will happen to Travis and Julianna when the truth is revealed? Eight words to describe Julianna Oakley, Jules: Stubborn, naïve, independent, reflective, feisty, conflicted, impressionable and immature. Eight words to describe Travis Jackson aka Stonewall Jackson: Private, conflicted, misguided, loyal, enigmatic, blunt, commanding and caring. Eight words to describe Nick Palcini: Determined, unstable, volatile, manipulative, irrational, fixated, depraved and relentless . Blyssfyl Lies is Julianna’s continued journey and the unfolding of a mystery. It packs a punch; betrayal, suspense, deceit, mystery, villains, triangle, sexual tension, smut and much more. That said, story was a times a bit too long-winded and detailed. As for ending… after some startling developments we saw the hints of unraveling… leading us to book 3, Untitled where everything should be explained. Complex and original plot! Two sexy and ruthless heroes! Sexual tension, danger and intrigue to keep us on our toes! *** Travis’ rating: 4 stars Nick’s rating: 4 stars Juliana’s rating: 3 stars Sexual tension rating: 4.5 stars Sex scenes rating: 4.5 stars Sex scenes frequency: 4 stars Plot rating: 3.75 stars Dialogue rating: 4 stars Storytelling rating: 4 stars Story ending rating: N/A Book editing rating (5 = no edits spotted): N/A ************************************************ Overall rating: 4 stars Would I recommend this series: Yes. Would I re-read this series: Maybe later. Would I read future books by this author: Yes. ARC provided to me by author J.C. Cliff in exchange for an honest review.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sana

    2.5 stars. Someone take my iPad away from me bc i cant stop reading this horrible trash. 😂😂😂 Honestly this entire book is just....no. It's really bad and pointless and though I magically liked the first book, this one is just no. BUT HEY WE GET A NICK POV. why yes, im a sociopath

  3. 5 out of 5

    Candace

    Whew! What A Ride! Book 2 has Travis leaving Julianna in the hands of her owner, Nick. While things start off pretty well, Julianna soon awakens Nick's anger again and is subjected to his wrath. Seemingly discarded by Travis, the man she grew to care for, and tormented by Nick, the man who professes his love and devotion for her, Julianna is lost and broken. Unable to distance himself from Julianna, Travis takes extreme measures to make her his own. In doing so, he may have condemned them both...b Whew! What A Ride! Book 2 has Travis leaving Julianna in the hands of her owner, Nick. While things start off pretty well, Julianna soon awakens Nick's anger again and is subjected to his wrath. Seemingly discarded by Travis, the man she grew to care for, and tormented by Nick, the man who professes his love and devotion for her, Julianna is lost and broken. Unable to distance himself from Julianna, Travis takes extreme measures to make her his own. In doing so, he may have condemned them both...but what a way to go! Unlike the first book, you can expect some steamy sex in this book. I've still got some unanswered questions, but overall, this was a great read!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    3.5 stars Blyssful Lies brought me back to the messy triangle between Jules, Travis and the delusional psycho - Nick. This installment provide a few surprising turn of events that left me flabbergasted. Nick, the head honcho of a high end sex trafficking ring and the one who stripped Jules away from her home is a delusional psycho as usual. By getting his POV this time, I'm even more convince that he is sick. His perception of reality is totally skewed beyond any help. I'm not sure whether to feel 3.5 stars Blyssful Lies brought me back to the messy triangle between Jules, Travis and the delusional psycho - Nick. This installment provide a few surprising turn of events that left me flabbergasted. Nick, the head honcho of a high end sex trafficking ring and the one who stripped Jules away from her home is a delusional psycho as usual. By getting his POV this time, I'm even more convince that he is sick. His perception of reality is totally skewed beyond any help. I'm not sure whether to feel pity or hatred for him. Travis is Nick's right hand man, the one who is responsible to train up the submissive slave. We knew he felt something from Jules previously and now that Travis is throwing caution to the wind in order to save Jules, I'm cheering 'Hell yeah!'. Although I had to admit his sudden change of heart is kinda abrupt. What happen to the hardass Travis that we knew off? But his new protective streak for Jules make me fall a little more in love with him. Jules is out of her mind dealing with all this stress in the upheaval of her life. She is afraid of Nick and wary of Travis' motivation. Without her knowledge she was thrown in a cat and mouse game between the two men. Can't a girl catch a break? I'm not sure what to surmise from the romance development plot because well... let just said things are complicated and not everything that Jules learn is what it appear to be. And when she find out the truth, there is hell to pay for Travis. Though this installment had a faster pacing, what with all the running around from the villain, the overall intensity was lower compare to Book 1. I'm also looking forward to see more real and honest feelings between the couple I'm rooting for. I think is pretty clear whose team I'm in.

  5. 4 out of 5

    ❤️ Paulette Alphas Review

    This book is erotic romance, suspense, very intense, exciting Oh boy what another amazing book you've written JC. This book picks up where book one finished and certainly does contain the most epic cliff hanger so be warned - don't say I didn't tell Warning cliffhangers, good new you can find the other books are already released Books in The Blyss Trilogy should be read in order: Book 1: Blyss- Published September 14th 2014 Book 2: Blyssful Lies- Published December 16th 2014 Book 3: Blyssfully Undo This book is erotic romance, suspense, very intense, exciting Oh boy what another amazing book you've written JC. This book picks up where book one finished and certainly does contain the most epic cliff hanger so be warned - don't say I didn't tell Warning cliffhangers, good new you can find the other books are already released Books in The Blyss Trilogy should be read in order: Book 1: Blyss- Published September 14th 2014 Book 2: Blyssful Lies- Published December 16th 2014 Book 3: Blyssfully Undone- Published April 24th 2015 pleas gimme more, I'm on an adrenaline adventure with this. Highly recommended to those looking for something different and fresh from the usual story lines.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Teresa Rapkin

    See my full review and more, on the Italian/American blog, Romance and Fantasy for Cosmopiltan Girls If you have not read Blyss (book 1), yet- you’ll want to read it first. I loved everything about this book, beginning with the cover. I think it is gorgeous. Just like Blyss, it is very exciting, fast paced and never boring. In fact, I’m warning you now-- don’t start this book if you don’t have a large chunk of time to read, because you won’t want to put it down. Treat yourself to some down time. See my full review and more, on the Italian/American blog, Romance and Fantasy for Cosmopiltan Girls If you have not read Blyss (book 1), yet- you’ll want to read it first. I loved everything about this book, beginning with the cover. I think it is gorgeous. Just like Blyss, it is very exciting, fast paced and never boring. In fact, I’m warning you now-- don’t start this book if you don’t have a large chunk of time to read, because you won’t want to put it down. Treat yourself to some down time. Grab your favorite holiday snack and get comfortable! Blyssful Lies picks us where Blyss left off. Julianna has to use her wits to face Nick, her stalker, her kidnapper, her own personal psychopath. She is fearless, and too brave in the face of the danger that is Nick. “His striking facial features and stark jawline are an enigma, and he walks with purpose and self-assurance, while exuding a natural dominance.” “Everything from his perfectly pressed suit, authoritative gait, intoxicating cologne and muscular build makes me quiver, and it makes me question my sanity.” I don’t want to tell you more than the book synopsis, because that would spoil your reading experience. There is suspense that I really enjoyed. So, without giving away and plot details, I’ll tell you that I am #TeamTravis and I’m inclined to look past his deviant behavior (mostly), to find out what his end game is. He also has a charming and sexy best buddy named Stryker, who seems to be a good guy. I’m wondering how a bad guy like Travis could have a charming and genuine friend? So, is everything as it seems to be? Blyssful Lies keeps you guessing. And then there is the very hot sex. Cliff skillfully balances action, character development and eroticism. She really finds her rhythm, moving the story forward effortlessly and making this a solid five star novel. While the story ends on a cliffhanger, it is still satisfying and will leave you looking forward to the final book in the trilogy.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Philomena Callan Cheekypee

    Make sure you read book one, Blyss, before you read this book as the story continues in book two. I was captivated by book one which had me reading it in one day. Thankfully it was the holidays and the next day was spent reading book two. I seriously could not read this book fast enough. Gripped is an understatement for how I was feeling. Edge of the seat and heart thumping kinda read. As much as I loved these two books I personally would have preferred to wait and read all three as I feel these Make sure you read book one, Blyss, before you read this book as the story continues in book two. I was captivated by book one which had me reading it in one day. Thankfully it was the holidays and the next day was spent reading book two. I seriously could not read this book fast enough. Gripped is an understatement for how I was feeling. Edge of the seat and heart thumping kinda read. As much as I loved these two books I personally would have preferred to wait and read all three as I feel these cliffhangers are killing me!! I'm putting that down to the emotions and feelings I got while reading them. Having said that my impatience will not be taking any stars away and I gladly give this book a big fat five stars. Looking forward to getting my hands on book three.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Bj

    The Bliss Trilogy just continues to get better and better in Book 2, Blyssful Lies. The love triangle between Nick, Julianna and Travis is in full swing, and just when you think you know who will be victorious in winning Julianna over, yet another twist and turn occurs. I've just found a new favorite, dark romance trilogy, and I can't wait to see how it all ends in the yet to be titled last book of the trilogy which is presently scheduled to be released in April! Julianna has a new plan on how to The Bliss Trilogy just continues to get better and better in Book 2, Blyssful Lies. The love triangle between Nick, Julianna and Travis is in full swing, and just when you think you know who will be victorious in winning Julianna over, yet another twist and turn occurs. I've just found a new favorite, dark romance trilogy, and I can't wait to see how it all ends in the yet to be titled last book of the trilogy which is presently scheduled to be released in April! Julianna has a new plan on how to deal with her captivity, Blyss and Nick's mission for her submission. All starts off well, but it doesn't take too long for Nick's need for control to and lack of ability to reign in his dark desires to take over. It is this escalation that spurs Travis to action. He knows its a dangerous game, one which could easily lead to his death; but he can no longer deny his feelings. Moreover, he is convinced that Julianna's independence streak and spitfire nature, the very things that no doubt cause her to be so highly regarded, may also seal her doomed fate. Who will win in this battle of alpha dominant men and yet to be revealed, true motivations? This trilogy has had me glued to my Kindle. Completely addicting in its shocking, and yet highly erotic nature, JC Cliff has managed to create just the perfect mix to keep her readers mesmerized. Source: Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sylvia

    This the second installment of the Blyss Trilogy. I could not wait to get my greedy hands on this book. This is a very addicting series. This book will give you an adrenaline rush. My heart was pumping a million miles a minute. Travis Jackson is temporary out of the town. Jules has to learn to handle Nick and that did not go over very well. Nick is very delusional and truly believes Jules is the perfect woman for him. It has great to view Nick's side of the story. Jules' world spins out of contr This the second installment of the Blyss Trilogy. I could not wait to get my greedy hands on this book. This is a very addicting series. This book will give you an adrenaline rush. My heart was pumping a million miles a minute. Travis Jackson is temporary out of the town. Jules has to learn to handle Nick and that did not go over very well. Nick is very delusional and truly believes Jules is the perfect woman for him. It has great to view Nick's side of the story. Jules' world spins out of control. Both men are attracted to Jules's inner goodness. The race begins. Travis knows he made a mistake and will not fight his affection for Jules. Travis comes to the rescue and he tries everything to do right for Jules. What will happen next? Will Travis's careful plans go as planned or will Nick get the upper hand? With pins and needles, I can't wait to read the next book. My favorite line of the book: (Travis) "I have never needed anyone. Never! That is, until you came along. I f**king need you!". Wow!!! That blows me away. I received this complimentary book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lys

    She did it again! J.C. Cliff has a way of ruining you until you have read the entire book. Just like Blyss, I read Blyssful Lies in one sitting! I could not put it down! Nick scared the shit out me...that crazy ass sociopath, Travis was HOT as ever, and I continued to root for Julianna once again. This is one hell of a ride and I could not get enough! J.C., I did not want it to end! There is so much more I want to tell you about this book but there are so many "oh shit!" moments that I don't wan She did it again! J.C. Cliff has a way of ruining you until you have read the entire book. Just like Blyss, I read Blyssful Lies in one sitting! I could not put it down! Nick scared the shit out me...that crazy ass sociopath, Travis was HOT as ever, and I continued to root for Julianna once again. This is one hell of a ride and I could not get enough! J.C., I did not want it to end! There is so much more I want to tell you about this book but there are so many "oh shit!" moments that I don't want to ruin "ANYTHING" for you! Read this book/series NOW!!! Counting down the days until book 3!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Nuki

    5++ Blyssful continuance STARS Review to come...

  12. 4 out of 5

    Christine

    Another gripping, thrilling erotic ride with Jules, Travis and Nick. Straight on to book three.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    I was given a copy of the book from the author for an honest review. What the heck just happened??? I need the third book stat!! Jules is still being held against her will and she no longer has Travis as her handler, she has Nick. We get a small glimpse of who Nick is and his intentions for Jules. Nick genuinely has feelings for Jules and he's hoping with time that she can reciprocate those feelings. Jules has no recollection of meeting Nick prior to her capture, but Nick has had this plan for y I was given a copy of the book from the author for an honest review. What the heck just happened??? I need the third book stat!! Jules is still being held against her will and she no longer has Travis as her handler, she has Nick. We get a small glimpse of who Nick is and his intentions for Jules. Nick genuinely has feelings for Jules and he's hoping with time that she can reciprocate those feelings. Jules has no recollection of meeting Nick prior to her capture, but Nick has had this plan for years. The company's annual party has arrived and he has special plans for Jules and him for the evening. During this party Jules notices things about Nick, that she can see, if she weren't in this situation he would be someone she can date. This is where things get a little out of hand and Nick receives information from Jared that has him so mad, that they cut their evening short. Travis receives a disturbing call from Jared, that has him taking the next flight available back home. The events that take place after has you wondering why Travis is doing what he's doing? Another great book from J.C. and I can't wait until the third book!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    This book is a continuation of Blyss and it is freaking awesome. These books just get better and better. I highly recommend this series it's got it all love, romance to some degree, suspense, darkness, betrayals, and lots and lots of heat. You will not want to put this down once you start. I know I didn't. Nick is a serious basket case in a since you'll understand when you read it. He is also crazy, arrogant, brutal, horrible, cruel, and in his mind he's being romantic in all of this. He also lo This book is a continuation of Blyss and it is freaking awesome. These books just get better and better. I highly recommend this series it's got it all love, romance to some degree, suspense, darkness, betrayals, and lots and lots of heat. You will not want to put this down once you start. I know I didn't. Nick is a serious basket case in a since you'll understand when you read it. He is also crazy, arrogant, brutal, horrible, cruel, and in his mind he's being romantic in all of this. He also loses his cool and has a short fuse. Travis shows a complete different side of himself. One that is loving, kind, compassionate, romantic, and so freaking sweet you can't help but feel bad for him. He is a knight in shining armor and is totally swoon worthy with the way he cares about Julianna. She is head strong, feisty, and did I mention she doesn't know what's going on with herself. This book will change your perspectives that you gathered from the first book and twist everything around on you. You really need to read this series it's amazing. I can't wait to see what happens next. 5 stars definitely.

  15. 4 out of 5

    For the Love of Books

    Oh boy what another amazing book you've written JC. This book picks up where book one finished and certainly does contain the most epic cliff hanger so be warned - don't say I didn't tell y'all!! The characters in this series have found there way deep into my heart and mind. I love Travis despite his unwillingness to tell Jules her truth. Nick - I'm certainly not on the team Nick side. I think he is a fantastic character and incredibly well written, but a nasty and manipulative man. Jules just g Oh boy what another amazing book you've written JC. This book picks up where book one finished and certainly does contain the most epic cliff hanger so be warned - don't say I didn't tell y'all!! The characters in this series have found there way deep into my heart and mind. I love Travis despite his unwillingness to tell Jules her truth. Nick - I'm certainly not on the team Nick side. I think he is a fantastic character and incredibly well written, but a nasty and manipulative man. Jules just gets stronger and stronger and I love that and love her. The uniqueness of this book is what grips me the most and I am in awe as to where JC came up with the idea of 'Blyss'? As you may be able to tell I totally LOVE this series, there is absolutely nothing about it I dislike. I really do suggest you all go and read book one and I guarantee you'll be hooked. To JC - girl I LOVE your writing you are amazingly talented and get working on book 3 I NEED it like NOW! Lol I award this book an incredible 5 stars ( I wish I could give it 10!)

  16. 5 out of 5

    Hooked On Books

    Reviewed for Hooked On Books ☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Hooked Stars Stop what you're doing now right now and buy Blyssful Lies by JC Cliff, forget about your chores, your meals, and accept that this book is the best book of 2014. I am on the edge my seat and I need to know what happens next. Juliana and Travis' story in this AMAZING! I can't even write my feelings about this book because I feel like it would be all spoilers... but seriously... buy this and Blyss RIGHT NOW!!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Three Chicks

    This is the second installment in the Blyss series, and it has taken a new direction in its storyline. The first book took a while for me to get involved, but this one has drawn me in from the very beginning. It started out quickly, keeps the story moving throughout, and the ending has you wanting more…which you won’t get until book 3. Julianna has been in the hands of Nick and his co-conspirators for 2 weeks now, having been kidnapped from her home and pumped full of mind-altering sexual-enhanc This is the second installment in the Blyss series, and it has taken a new direction in its storyline. The first book took a while for me to get involved, but this one has drawn me in from the very beginning. It started out quickly, keeps the story moving throughout, and the ending has you wanting more…which you won’t get until book 3. Julianna has been in the hands of Nick and his co-conspirators for 2 weeks now, having been kidnapped from her home and pumped full of mind-altering sexual-enhancing drugs. This time around we get to see a little more to Nick than just giving the orders. Nick, in his own twisted mind, has loved Julianna for years and has been waiting for the time to be right. “I knew I had to have you the minute I saw you. I realized in an instant I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you, but I had to wait. I wanted the rest of my life to start seven years ago, but I am looking forward to playing catch up.” The beginning part of the book focuses on Nick and his hands-on attention towards Julianna. Previously it had been Travis providing Julianna with “training” but Travis is absent during this time period. Nick’s idea of training isn’t as gentle as Travis’s and Julianna knows the right buttons to push to get Nick riled up. “You’ve accomplished something today only a few select few could’ve ever hoped to do in their lifetimes and live to tell about it.” I was just starting to ease my preconceived notions about Nick being a controlling pompous jerk, when he went and showed that a tiger can’t hide his stripes. Travis is not able to swoop in and save Julianna from Nick’s anger. Travis arrives after the fact and sees what a mess Nick left behind. Travis is hesitant to save Julianna for fear of retaliation on not only him, but also Julianna. In the end Travis’s heart takes over and he presides over Julianna’s safety. “You’re going to be all right. I’ve got you.” I love Travis’s “I’ve got you” references. He truly does love Julianna and everything he is doing to protect her is for her benefit, even if it means lying to her. There still are questions regarding Travis’s past. We know he is ex-military and from the information given in this book, he is an expert at covering his tracks and evading capture. There are also a couple references given to him being in love once before. This is what really has me interested in his back story. There is still so much of Travis that is unknown and I am excited for book 3 and the revelations that will answer my questions. Words don’t even need to be spoken to pronounce Travis and Julianna’s love for one another… The feelings and emotions he was able to stir within me when we joined for the first time was earth-shattering. It’s as if we were fated from the beginning to be together. But the ending…GAH!! My heart will be racing before I even start the first page of the next book.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Courtney

    Blyssful Lies picks right up where Blyss ended and continues on the roller coaster ride of lifetime. Julianna (Jules) is still trying to cope with her situation and figuring out ways to deceive and fight through her captivity. She was able to handle her situation when she had Travis watching over her and training her. But now she has to deal with Nick and she has already seen the brutal side of him when she first arrived. Just when Jules thinks things could not get any worse, she awake to be taken Blyssful Lies picks right up where Blyss ended and continues on the roller coaster ride of lifetime. Julianna (Jules) is still trying to cope with her situation and figuring out ways to deceive and fight through her captivity. She was able to handle her situation when she had Travis watching over her and training her. But now she has to deal with Nick and she has already seen the brutal side of him when she first arrived. Just when Jules thinks things could not get any worse, she awake to be taken by Travis and they are on the run. However, things get very tricky and even more intense while in hiding from Nick. Travis does everything in his power to prove to Julianna that she can trust him and he does have her best interest at heart. And just when things seem to be going in the right direction, shit hits the fan and everything starts spinning out of control. We get to learn more about Nick and Travis in this book. Even though there are some suspenseful scenes, this book felt more intimate than the first. We see how obsessed Nick really is with Jules. The ends he will go to to make her, his. He comes across as very disturbed and even sadistic with his wanton need to claim her. Travis is conflicted over his feelings for Jules. He knows that after everything he has put her through, he is not the man she should ever want to be with. But damn if he can’t help how he feels about her and he is determined to let her know that his feelings are real. I love reading this story from all 3 characters POV’s. It gives you a much better insight as to what they are feeling as everything is happening and gives the book more depth. As always, J.C. has a way with words. The pace of the book was perfect and everything read flawlessly. Readers are left breathless and eager to see what happens next in this series.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review Well this book picks up right where book one ends, and trust me when I say that you HAVE to read the first book in order to understand what's going in this part of the story. There is the added bonus of getting to read the story not only from Jules' and Travis' POV, but Nick's POV as well. Travis is still pretty much an enigma, although we do learn a bit more about him and his back story, but Nick? Let's just say that Nick has some issues. He's portrayed ARC provided in exchange for honest review Well this book picks up right where book one ends, and trust me when I say that you HAVE to read the first book in order to understand what's going in this part of the story. There is the added bonus of getting to read the story not only from Jules' and Travis' POV, but Nick's POV as well. Travis is still pretty much an enigma, although we do learn a bit more about him and his back story, but Nick? Let's just say that Nick has some issues. He's portrayed in a way that you simultaneously want to strangle and hug at the same time (how in the world did Ms. Cliff manage to write him like that?) Travis has it bad for Jules, as evidenced in both books so far with how much he does to try and protect her without tipping his hand. And my goodness, Jules could probably use a regulation NFL helmet with how much her head seems to take a beating in this series! Although it's impressive that she's still able to maintain her "you may keep me here, but you will NEVER own my mind" kick ass attitude. This is a book that will grip you from the start and won't let go until you finish the last sentence of the last book in this trilogy. I can't wait to see how this will all play out when Part 3 is released.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    I was very kindly gifted a copy of Blyssful Lies to read and review. Before you read this book make sure you’ve read the absolutely breath stealing Blyss. Not only will none of Blyssful Lies not make sense if you haven’t but it’s also such an amazing book that I urge everyone to give it a read and then dare them not to fall head over heels, crazy obsessive in love with this series. They are just that good. The story begins right where the previous book left off but with the addition of fully getti I was very kindly gifted a copy of Blyssful Lies to read and review. Before you read this book make sure you’ve read the absolutely breath stealing Blyss. Not only will none of Blyssful Lies not make sense if you haven’t but it’s also such an amazing book that I urge everyone to give it a read and then dare them not to fall head over heels, crazy obsessive in love with this series. They are just that good. The story begins right where the previous book left off but with the addition of fully getting to hear a third point of view, Nicks. I thought that having all three of their thoughts and processes would be too much and I would become lost part way through a chapter trying to remember who’s mind we’re currently in but it was thankfully never an issue. Nick spends the whole of the book swinging from one extreme emotional state to another and how a man can make you hate him at the start of a paragraph and weak at the knees for him by the end of it is mind boggling feeling and goes to the testament of the writer who created him. I’m never quite sure whether to label him as good or evil, he swings both ways so much that I think I could only label him as whiplash and his complete and utter God complex is enough to make you yourself need some therapy by the time you’re done. His obsession with Jules is beyond scary and I’m sure he’s got so many skeletons still waiting to come out of his closet on why he is the way he is and to just how he came to acquire Jules from her father that it makes my fingers twitch at the excitement of the next book. Travis is still a man of mystery by the end of this, we delve a little more into his back story and into who is really is and what he’s up to but because it’s only lightly touched upon I know that book three will just stop my heart when we find out everything about him. His love and affection for Jules in this is enough to make you cry, melt and pant all at the same time. Jules sums Travis up perfectly ‘’To avoid electrical shock, do not immerse in water’’. The man is just made of sparks. You see that what he has done for her so far and how far he’s willing to go to protect her life is nothing but honest love and although I’m not always sure if he’s bending the truth or using one story to fit another I do believe he would do anything for Jules. ‘’I don’t want to play ‘’Lets scare the crap out of Jules’’ anymore’’. Jules, poor Jules. This girl seriously needs a day off from the drama and kidnapping, oh and the head bashings. I love this girl though, even through absolutely everything that she has to endure in Blyss and Blyssful Lies she is still one hundred percent herself at the end of it. She has an absolutely wild tongue and diarrhea mouth moments which always lead to her inevitable punishments are thrilling. She just never backs down, ever. Even if sometimes she just should and you are just yelling at her to just stop speaking. She is too strong minded and willed to ever truly be a captive. She is absolutely spot on when she tells Nick that he will never own her mind, no one will no matter what happens to her. Her time spent at the ‘’Fatal Attraction Country Club’’ leave you feeling claustrophobic and is if you’re walking on egg shells just waiting for the floor to give way underneath your feet. But her time spent with Travis leaves you gulping down the fresh air and soaking up the sunshine and staring at the trees. I am beyond thrilled that she didn’t seem to spend this book waiting any longer for her father to sweep in and rescue her as she never in Blyss seemed to grasp the fact that he father had never argued about this being her future, he’d only ever tried to extend the days he had left with her. I can’t wait to see where book three takes our kick arse heroine. To me book one was like being hurled naked over the side of a cliff. By the time I had finished I couldn’t fathom up from down, left from right or villain from hero. Well book two left me feeling like I had just jumped into shark infested seas, with no cage for security and the pounding in my head is telling me that I must have bumped it on my way in and I am sure as anything bleeding. My greatest fear with Blyssful Lies was that there just wouldn’t be enough to this story for it to span three books and that at some point the plot would become to stretched out or just too unbelievable. But book two left me even more convinced than Blyss did that this series is one of the most hidden gems of 2014. I know I will never listen to Katy Perry’s ''Hot n Cold'' ever the same again and I think I’m officially a little ''Stockholm Insane'' by the end. For book three my only wish is that it hits my expectations square on the head and if it’s two predecessors are any indication then I know I have absolutely nothing to fear. This book leaves you on a pretty big cliffhanger and I can’t get my twitchy little hands on the next one quickly enough, it’s just too good for it to stop right there like that. I tip my hat to you J.C. Cliff, this series has me well and truly hooked, I feel as though you’ve slipped me some Blyss‼ I hope that this series continues to grow and grow and that it can garner the recognition it so rightly has earned for itself. Pure Blyss indeed.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ena May - Swoon Worthy Books/Enticing Journey Book Promotions

    If you have not read Blyss (Blyss Trilogy #1) by J.C. Cliff don’t read this review. I don’t put spoilers in my reviews but just in case. I want you to experience the entire ride from the very start. As soon as I finished Blyss there was no waiting to dive right into Blyssful Lies. The ending of Blyss was without question a big laugh fest for the author. I guarantee she was saying “gotcha” at the end knowing that the readers could not wait to dive into book 2. In Blyss we were introduced to the l If you have not read Blyss (Blyss Trilogy #1) by J.C. Cliff don’t read this review. I don’t put spoilers in my reviews but just in case. I want you to experience the entire ride from the very start. As soon as I finished Blyss there was no waiting to dive right into Blyssful Lies. The ending of Blyss was without question a big laugh fest for the author. I guarantee she was saying “gotcha” at the end knowing that the readers could not wait to dive into book 2. In Blyss we were introduced to the leading lady, Julianna, and the amazingly sexy yet bird poop crazy (you see what I did there? – I took the bat s**t crazy and changed it without cuss words because we all know Amazon and those cuss words), Travis and Alex. We were strapped down for this jacked up ride and got a glimpse of what was in store for Julianna. I am sure at this point many if not all of us swooned over Travis and wanted to chop Nick’s giant tic tacs off and shove them down in throat. Or maybe you have secretly thought that Travis was not only dominate but sexy as sin and you would like nothing more than to have him tie you up and spank your pretty little buttocks than sooth it with his tongue (oh wait you haven’t? Okay sorry I guess that’s just me). So anywhoooo – in Blyssful Lies we get lots of Nick…..Good god Nick…. I hated him, loathed him, and wanted to watch him murdered slowly with a diet coke in one hand and a tub of popcorn in the other. Nick was the mastermind of where Julianna finds herself right now. He is just as crazy in Blyssful Lies as he was in Blyss. In the beginning to the middleish we start to watch their “relationship” start to come together. I will admit that Nick grew on me. Yes, he is still crazy but sometimes crazy is good right? And come on y’all he is sexy as sin, so what if he likes to spank you or provide you with numerous back to back explosive releases with his body, who am I to complain. So yes I will admit I was starting to fall for this dark bird poop crazy man and I was torn between Travis and Nick. And than it happens the first big BOOM. The moment where the author gets all up in your face, sticks up the middle finger and chuckles at the facial expression you are going to be sporting when this happens. My blood was boiling; I was like Frankenstein there was smoke coming out of ears. The whole chopping off his tic tacs sounded good right about now. What did Nick do? Well you know…He (BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP) and than he (BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP) oh and than the cherry on top of that jacked up sundae he (BEEEEEEEEEEEEEP) so yah know? Whatever! At this point I will tell you the story really starts to pick up. There is so many different roads J.C. could have taken this story and I think she picked the right road. It was nothing but ups and downs and twists and turns. I couldn’t believe everything that happened in Blyssful Lies I have no clue where J.C. is going to take us in Blyssfully Undone. I can tell you that I am not going to miss that ride for anything. I devoured it just like the first one, I couldn’t get enough. The flow of the story was still amazing, the characters whether you love them, hate them, or teeter between the two are all so well written and dynamic. Nothing within this Trilogy so far is boring; there are no parts where you find yourself wanting to skip ahead. Every page will pull you in and hold you captive. There are surprises at every turn and J.C. herself was right when she said that you think you may know, but you have no idea. I can’t speak highly enough about this series, it will always be a recommendation of mine for anyone who loves Dark Romance. I am 100% sure that Blyssfully Undone will leave me in utter book hangover Blyss!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Theresa Alberts

    I didn't believe that anything could top Blyss, book one The Blyss Trilogy, but JC Cliff has outdone herself with the second book in this amazing series. Blyssful Lies picks up exactly where Blyss left the reader hanging, and believe me I waited with baited breath for this next book. The reader is back in the cabin with Travis and Jules, wondering as we turn each page if Nick is hot on their tails. I know that I held my breath and hoped that he wouldn't because although Travis was part of the pl I didn't believe that anything could top Blyss, book one The Blyss Trilogy, but JC Cliff has outdone herself with the second book in this amazing series. Blyssful Lies picks up exactly where Blyss left the reader hanging, and believe me I waited with baited breath for this next book. The reader is back in the cabin with Travis and Jules, wondering as we turn each page if Nick is hot on their tails. I know that I held my breath and hoped that he wouldn't because although Travis was part of the plan that took Jules from her father and her fiance, the chemistry between her and Travis was undeniable. And I won't lie when I say I was rooting them for to finally each give in to their true feelings without the restraints of the cameras, drugs and Nick's watchful eye holding them back. And boy did I get my wish in a completely hot and sexy scene that only JC can write in such a way that gets the reader HOT HOT HOT. With Jules and Travis finally together and confessing how they feel about each other; I found myself starting to really like Travis, despite the fact that he worked for Nick and was a part of a business that specialized in taking women away from their lives to train them for men who hand picked them for their pleasure alone. He was so caring when it came to Jules, making sure that she felt safe even though Travis knew they were racing against the clock, and that makes the reader fall in love with him a little at a time. Characteristics that I look for and I love in an alpha male character. Travis does everything that he can to ensure that Jules is safe, under any circumstances. He teaches her to shoot and has her act out different scenarios when showing her the way to the bunker that is hidden on the property. Although Jules believes that most of his preparations are unnecessary; she goes along with it and the reader can infer that she does she because she wants to please Travis, as he has come to mean something important to her in the time she has spent with him, even if she doesn't completely remember him. And wow, can I say that Stryker was a fantastic addition to the story. I really loved his character and I won't lie that I want to see more of him. I hope that JC gives this reader her wish. This book had me on the edge of my seat yearning to know what would happen next at the same time hoping that what I thought was coming didn't actually happen. This book ends on a cliff hanger that will have you gasping in shock and also saying I need book 3 like YESTERDAY. JC Cliff is an amazing new author who has the ability to pull the reader in with her words and I cannot wait to see what else she has in store for her readers. This series is a MUST READ for everyone! I promise that you will not be disappointed!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jamie Zishka

    Blyssful Lies is the second book in the Blyss Trilogy. I thought the first book Blyss was amazing but damn if this didn't top it 100%! This is a trilogy so there will be another book so as you may have already figured out it ends in a cliffy.. a huge disturbingly frightening cliffy! Even though I never give a cliffy a 5 star there was no way I was not given this a huge 5 stars! Even though some might find this story quite disturbing I freaking loved every minute of it so far.. I am really gettin Blyssful Lies is the second book in the Blyss Trilogy. I thought the first book Blyss was amazing but damn if this didn't top it 100%! This is a trilogy so there will be another book so as you may have already figured out it ends in a cliffy.. a huge disturbingly frightening cliffy! Even though I never give a cliffy a 5 star there was no way I was not given this a huge 5 stars! Even though some might find this story quite disturbing I freaking loved every minute of it so far.. I am really getting tired of the same old love story and this story so far is nothing ordinary it will keep you on your toes and having many WTF moments. The chemistry between these characters is off the charts and damn if J.C. Cliff hasn't found her way into being one of my authors. I don't want to give to much away because even the littlest of hints or teasers will give the story line away, but I am hoping ones that are reading this review have already read the first book. This story continues the journey and captivity of Julianna and her captors Nick and Travis. You will get more insight into the mind of Nick which in a way I started to like him but that was all thrown to bits after the first few chapters... but damn he sounds like one sexy specimen. Travis is a whole other ballgame and in the first book I really connected with him and hoped for him to turn into the hero of sorts but as you all know that didn't happen in Blyss... but will it happen in Blyssful Lies??? This book will seriously test your patience and your mind because the mind blowing things that happen will leaving you spinning. Will Julianna finally be free or will more lies and deceit build that she will have no clue who to trust anymore? You have to pick up these fist 2 books ASAP! I am sitting on pins and needles awaiting the third book ... please hurry J.C. Cliff I am not sure how much longer I am going to be able to wait without starting to stalk you or message you repeatedly... hahahahaha that will never happen..maybe???

  24. 5 out of 5

    Shera Layn ~ Book Lovers Obsession

    So, holy Frigging WOW! I thought I had a grip on what the hell was going on in the Blyss world, but nope, JC pimp slapped me with Blyssful Lies - BANG, BAM, in YOUR Face Shera, lol. Blyssful Lies just blew my little perfect bubble world apart! (Of Course, Travis remains in my bubble) I seriously thought I hated Nick, like he was just not redeemable in my eyes at all. But then this sadistic bastard has a sweet and loving side? It is almost like he is tormented. So I willingly put myself into the S So, holy Frigging WOW! I thought I had a grip on what the hell was going on in the Blyss world, but nope, JC pimp slapped me with Blyssful Lies - BANG, BAM, in YOUR Face Shera, lol. Blyssful Lies just blew my little perfect bubble world apart! (Of Course, Travis remains in my bubble) I seriously thought I hated Nick, like he was just not redeemable in my eyes at all. But then this sadistic bastard has a sweet and loving side? It is almost like he is tormented. So I willingly put myself into the Stockholm Syndrome category, because now I myself am sure I have it. Then we have my man Travis. HOT as hell Travis. I am still very much in love with Travis. In Blyss we got a hint that Travis was infact a good guy. He had feelings, wants…. In Blyssful Lies we get full blown exposure to everything that makes Travis and I didn’t think I could love him more than I did in Blyss, boy I was so very wrong. Julianna is left confused, conflicted and tormented. She doesn’t know which way is up anymore, but one thing she does realize, is she has feelings for Travis, or does she? Memory loss is a true bitch and when things start coming back what is going to happen?? "What we have is more profound than pure bliss, and believe me when I tell you I never want to let you go." He might not want to let her go, but will Julianna refused to be held on to? JC gives you books that will make you laugh, cry, want to crawl in a hole and hide, then warm your heart right up, all packaged up into one nifty little present. There are a ton of WTF just happened moments that will have you swiping your reader faster then it will actually move. I was on the edge of my seat, biting my nails in this one! The ending, oh HOLY ENDING! I can NOT wait for the next book. I NEED to know what happens, like yesterday! 5 SMOKIN Stars! Bring me MORE J.C!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nice and Naughty Book Club

    4.5 STARS Knowing she's been abandoned by Travis, Julianna's only plan is to survive whatever Nick has in store for her until she can find a way to escape. His volatile personality has her walking on egg shells every moment she's in his presence. While he treats her like a princess to start with, he soon discovers she has fooled him and her acting skills can no longer cover her betrayal. She quickly learns that gentle, kind Nick is gone and heartless, savage Nick has returned. Refusing to be brok 4.5 STARS Knowing she's been abandoned by Travis, Julianna's only plan is to survive whatever Nick has in store for her until she can find a way to escape. His volatile personality has her walking on egg shells every moment she's in his presence. While he treats her like a princess to start with, he soon discovers she has fooled him and her acting skills can no longer cover her betrayal. She quickly learns that gentle, kind Nick is gone and heartless, savage Nick has returned. Refusing to be broken she tries to play him at his own game and pays the ultimate price. When Travis discovers what Nick has done he can no longer ignore his feelings for Julianna and makes a move to keep her safe. Thanks to an unfortunate accident, Travis gets a second chance to prove himself worthy to Julianna. Abandoning everything and everyone he's ever known he plans out his future and what he needs to do to keep Julianna out of Nick's grasp. The story kept me entranced the whole way through. The beginning with Nick was raw and made me feel a little sick when she pushed his buttons and his anger was awakened. Nick is still a bit of an enigma as we don't know his full history and what his agenda is but you realise he will do anything to make Julianna understand he owns her. The relationship that evolves between Nick & Julianna had me swooning and lusting after Travis more than the first book. With a suspense and action element thrown in to book #2, the story was fast paced and exciting, with the ending leaving me gasping for more. If you haven't started this series yet then get cracking, I can't wait to see where the story goes in the book #3!!!!

  26. 5 out of 5

    CeCe

    This is the sequel to BLYSSFUL. The series needs to be read in order. The story leads off where Blyssful stopped. We start with Nick’s POV. The book is written in three different POVs. I would have preferred if it was written in just two POVs Nick’s and Julianna’s. I loved how the book started with Nick’s POV. Nick is just Nick. He is not a good person. He is not a savior. He is manipulative and evil, but I loved reading his thought process about what he was doing. You never know what Nick is goi This is the sequel to BLYSSFUL. The series needs to be read in order. The story leads off where Blyssful stopped. We start with Nick’s POV. The book is written in three different POVs. I would have preferred if it was written in just two POVs Nick’s and Julianna’s. I loved how the book started with Nick’s POV. Nick is just Nick. He is not a good person. He is not a savior. He is manipulative and evil, but I loved reading his thought process about what he was doing. You never know what Nick is going to do or when his mood is going to switch. He is nuts with severe mood swings. That is what made his POV so interesting. The role that Travis played was no mystery to me. His role in all this was obvious as well as his thoughts about certain people. The reader sees some growth in Julianna. I am not sure how I feel about her. I did not love her or dislike her. In the end I am not sure how I felt. I think my biggest issue was all the POVs. I am not a fan when I get too much information. I like the suspense of guessing characters’ thoughts. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Bookworms Devouring Words

    This books was absolutely amazing!!! I wasn't expecting anything that went down in the beginning with Travis and Jules. I thought since she finally gave Nick what he wanted Travis would flip a lid and continue his charade with Jules of trying to hide his feelings. But what actually happened was mind blowing!!! By far this was an amazing book I definitely recommend this book if your into not so romantic, with kidnapping, high sexual content, BDSM, and feeling in extreme blyss throughout your readin This books was absolutely amazing!!! I wasn't expecting anything that went down in the beginning with Travis and Jules. I thought since she finally gave Nick what he wanted Travis would flip a lid and continue his charade with Jules of trying to hide his feelings. But what actually happened was mind blowing!!! By far this was an amazing book I definitely recommend this book if your into not so romantic, with kidnapping, high sexual content, BDSM, and feeling in extreme blyss throughout your reading! Make sure to read the first book of this series before you read this book! ***Spoil Alert*** I was happy to finally know he stepping up and kidnapping her to himself ha! no not kidnap but glad he saved her from Nicks evil wrath of future punishments. I was really glad she wasn't throwing tantrums throughout the whole book and had her knocked out most of the time. She seems to get herself in a lot of trouble with that temper of hers. Travis on the other hand was completely naive to think she would blow a gasket after all the lies he spilled to keep her with him. But I get where he was going with trying to save her life and keep her safe.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nikki Cook

    Just when you think you know what is going on, the "blyssful" world you have come to know is turned upside down once again. We are introduced to a side of Nick that is rather unexpected. Who knew that someone so sadistic could have such an amazingly sweet and loving side? He is practically the reason Stockholm Syndrome exists. We also get to see more of Travis that was only hinted at in the first book. However, it is such a surprise that even Travis shocks himself. Poor Julianna is lost and has Just when you think you know what is going on, the "blyssful" world you have come to know is turned upside down once again. We are introduced to a side of Nick that is rather unexpected. Who knew that someone so sadistic could have such an amazingly sweet and loving side? He is practically the reason Stockholm Syndrome exists. We also get to see more of Travis that was only hinted at in the first book. However, it is such a surprise that even Travis shocks himself. Poor Julianna is lost and has no idea what to feel, or what feelings to trust. And it seems we are going to find out a lot more about our characters in the next book! Blyssful Lies will have you on the edge of your seat, wanting to rush through just to see what happens - but then you will want to read it again nice and slow to enjoy each little treat! There was anger, sadness, love, and laughter all rolled into one book. Another cliffhanger ending that will have you screaming for more!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Robin

    Book 2 takes where book 1 left off which just puts you bacon the ride. It was interesting to learn more about Travis and his background. I just felt this book had a lot of conversations and planning. The relationship between Jules and Travis was good but due to the circumstances of the story I was more annoyed at the dynamics tan rooting for them to be together. I felt like as the. Story kept moving forward I was moving further down this rabbit hole. I wasn't really sure if I wanted kick Jules to Book 2 takes where book 1 left off which just puts you bacon the ride. It was interesting to learn more about Travis and his background. I just felt this book had a lot of conversations and planning. The relationship between Jules and Travis was good but due to the circumstances of the story I was more annoyed at the dynamics tan rooting for them to be together. I felt like as the. Story kept moving forward I was moving further down this rabbit hole. I wasn't really sure if I wanted kick Jules to remember or never remember at all. I kept waiting for the bottom to fall but the story just continued to move forward in to their blissful relationship which was a lie. I became very invested in the characters. I think the author did a great job in reeling the reader in that by the time the story ended I couldn't believe how the tables turned. I can't wait to see where this goes. It is a ride.with lots of dips and turns.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    I received an ARC for an honest review and Holy Hell this book is freaking awesome!! You have to read the first book Blyss for this one to make sense. This series is now on my list of top 10 books!! This book is written in 2 POV's and there's a third POV thrown in a couple times, which I LOVE!! I like reading what is going on in Nick's head! I think there should be a book with just him, so we know what's been going on with him since he first saw Jules!! I cannot wait for the 3rd book, this book I received an ARC for an honest review and Holy Hell this book is freaking awesome!! You have to read the first book Blyss for this one to make sense. This series is now on my list of top 10 books!! This book is written in 2 POV's and there's a third POV thrown in a couple times, which I LOVE!! I like reading what is going on in Nick's head! I think there should be a book with just him, so we know what's been going on with him since he first saw Jules!! I cannot wait for the 3rd book, this book had such a cliff hanger I don't know what to expect!! It's killing me to have to wait! This author has done a great job writing this series and I will read any book she writes!! READ THIS SERIES NOW!!!!

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