Disillusioned (Swept Away Series #2)

Disillusioned (Swept Away Series #2)

by J.S. Cooper

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ISBN-13: 9781476790992
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Series: Swept Away Series , #2
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 769,735
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

J.S. Cooper is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple indie-published books, including the Ex Games series, the Private Club series, and the Martelli Brothers series. Born in London, she now lives in the US, where she is currently working on the next book in the Swept Away series.

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Disillusioned


  • One Week Earlier

    “Bianca, open up!” I could hear Jakob’s voice through the open window. My heart broke at the sound of worry in his tone. At one time, I would have believed that the concern was for me and my well-being. Now I knew better. Now I knew all Jakob cared about was finding out what I knew and scaring me into trusting him. My body shivered as the cool ocean breeze washed over my trembling skin. I held on to the railing of the balcony and said a quick prayer before I prepared to jump to the next one. It was only a couple of yards away, but I just knew that those couple of yards of space were waiting to pull me down like a dead weight. I looked down at the drop between the two balconies and sank to the floor in fear, unable to take the leap.

    “Bianca!” Jakob’s voice was louder as I heard a loud crack coming from inside the bathroom. Adrenaline kicked in—I forced myself to my feet and over the rail at last. “Bianca, stop,” he shouted at me as he poked his head out of the bathroom window.

    “One, two, three. You got this.” I took a deep breath and jumped. My ankle caught the railing and I screamed as I landed with a thud on the balcony of the next room.

    “Bianca, are you okay?” His silky tone almost deceived me as I struggled to get up. I heard him walking onto the balcony I’d just left, and I scrambled to open the sliding door that led to the bedroom. The lights were off and my heart was beating fast as I tried to open the door.

    “Open, please, open.” I bit my lower lip as I tugged frantically on the handle.

    “Bianca, please, don’t make me come over there.”

    “Don’t even think about it!” I shouted as I turned to look at him.

    His blue eyes were focused on my face as he stood a mere couple of yards away. “You can’t get in there.” He shook his head. “The door’s locked and the room is vacant.”

    “How do you know that?”

    “I made sure of that fact when we arrived.” He shrugged. “I didn’t want us to have any distractions.”

    “You mean you didn’t want me to find out the truth!” I shouted, anger making me brave. I stared at his profile as he looked at something in the distance. His face looked so familiar, so ruggedly handsome, so much like that of the Jakob I’d come to have feelings for that my heart broke when he turned to look back at me.

    “Why are you running from me, Bianca?”

    “Do you think I’m crazy?” I shook my head and tightened the bathrobe belt around my waist. “Do you think I’d stay with you after what I heard?”

    “What do you think you heard, Bianca?”

    “What do I think I heard?” I repeated. “Help me, somebody help me!” I screamed into the night air, hoping a passing stranger or another hotel guest might hear my cries.

    “Bianca, calm down.” He grimaced as he stared at me. “Take some deep breaths and stop panicking. Let your common sense control the situation, not your fear.”

    “What?” My eyes narrowed as I stared at him, my heart racing fast.

    “I was on a deserted island with you, Bianca. I know how your mind works.”

    “It’s a pity I don’t know how your mind works, Jakob,” I said sarcastically, my fear dissipating as I stared at him. He wouldn’t hurt me, would he? He hadn’t hurt me on the island. He hadn’t done anything to make me scared of him. I had to believe that he wasn’t looking to hurt me now. But I couldn’t fathom how I’d given myself to this man. I’d made love to him. I’d trusted him. I could feel hysteria bubbling to the surface as I stared at his naked chest, muscular and toned in the moonlight. Laughter erupted, flowing out of me with abandon, sounding manic and crazy in the still night.

    “Bianca?” His eyes narrowed and his face looked worried as I continued laughing.

    “That’s my name, Jakob,” I said eventually, after my laughter had subsided and all that was left was a dry throat and a heavy heart.

    “What is it you think you know?” He leaned over and I stepped back.

    “I don’t think I know. I know that I know.” I glared at him, the anger in me giving me the strength to face him. “I heard you speaking to that man. You told him that Steve deviated from the plan. What plan is that, huh? We were on an island with a crazy man that both of us didn’t know. Now I know that’s not the truth. Now I know that we weren’t both kidnapped. You weren’t there as an innocent bystander with me, were you?” My voice caught as the depths of his deviousness hit me fully. “You could have killed me. I don’t even know you. I don’t know what you’re capable of . . . if you could kidnap me and lie to my face, what else could you do?”

    “I would never hurt you, Bianca. You have to believe that. That’s not who I am.” His voice was filled with emotion as he gazed at me, a calm look on his face. How could he be so cool, when everything was crumbling around him? All his lies were coming out now.

    “Why did you lie to me?” My voice trembled as I stared at the man I’d just spent a week with, believing that he’d been kidnapped as well. “You knew Steve.” I bit my lower lip as the enormity of that statement hit me. “You knew he didn’t just happen to be lost on the same island. You sent him there to be with us. You planned this.”

    “You think I planned your kidnapping and my own?” The surprise in the way he said the words made me feel ridiculous, but I knew what I’d heard.

    “And I spoke to David and—well, you’re Mattias, aren’t you?” My voice dropped and I looked out at the night sky. I could see the waves of the ocean crashing against the rocks from where I was standing. The blackness of the sky was illuminated by a million radiant white stars. The setting was as romantic as it could be, yet I felt no appreciation for its beauty.

    “You think I’m Mattias?” he asked simply.

    I looked into his eyes, seeking out an answer in his dark pupils. “Well, aren’t you? Mattias went to such lengths to avoid me when I was dating his brother—obviously you wanted to keep your identity a secret since you were planning to abduct me.”

    “You think Mattias is bad?” He took a small step forward on his balcony.

    “I think you’re bad, yes.”

    His eyes crinkled then and I saw them narrow for a second before he looked away and mumbled something to himself.

    “What did you say?” I asked, unable to stop myself.

    “You make this so goddamn hard, Bianca,” he growled. I swallowed nervously. I could see his nostrils flaring as the breeze sent another chill down my spine. My eyes involuntarily fell to his crotch, and when I looked back up, a half smile was on his face. “I didn’t say me.”

    “What?” I blushed, looking away from him, an inner heat warming me involuntarily. I stared at some palm trees a couple hundred yards away. They were swaying back and forth and I watched as a coconut fell to the ground.

    “I said this situation was hard, not me.” His voice was soft and provocative, trying to lure me back to him.

    “I never said you were hard.” I looked back at him, my nerve almost failing when I looked into his eyes and saw the gentle, teasing Jakob I had gotten to know on the island.

    “But you were hoping I was, weren’t you?” he teased me again and stepped forward. My heart stopped as he grabbed a hold of the railing in front of him.

    “Don’t come over here,” I whispered, my voice cracking. “Please.”

    “Why are you scared of me, Bianca? You know I would never hurt you.” His eyes looked sad and I wondered at his being such a great actor. It was almost ironic, with me being a movie critic. I’d witnessed the greatest performance live and in person, but I hadn’t even known I was being played.

    “How could you make love to me?” My voice dropped and my legs tingled as I thought about the way he had kissed and caressed me just minutes before. My skin felt warm as I remembered the things he had done with his tongue, and I sighed as my body betrayed me. Trust him, it said. Let him hold you and keep you warm. I closed my eyes and took a couple of deep breaths. I needed to focus. I was like Julia Roberts in Sleeping with the Enemy. I needed to be on high alert. I couldn’t allow him to twist the truth and turn me against myself.

    “I made love to you because you’re beautiful. I made love to you because I couldn’t not make love to you. In fact, I want to make love to you right now.” He smiled and then looked at my chest suggestively. “Come, dear Bianca, let’s just go back to bed.”

    “Just tell me two things.” I spoke confidently and felt a surge of pride running through my veins as I hid my fear. “Did you know Steve before he showed up on the island with us? And were you really kidnapped?” I waited for his answers, the events of the last week flashing through my mind like a movie on fast-forward.

    It felt as if just yesterday I was sitting in the bar with my best friend, Rosie, having a glass of wine. She’d gone to the bathroom and I’d blacked out. The next thing I’d known I was in the back of a car tied up with a strange man. A man who’d turned out to be Jakob. I hadn’t trusted him at first, but he had slowly proven himself to me, and I hadn’t been able to resist my attraction to him. Together we’d worked to figure out why we’d been kidnapped. That was what I’d believed in my heart. We’d both talked about our personal histories. I’d told him about my dad’s death and how I’d thought the rich Bradley family had had something to do with my mother’s death. He’d told me about his mother and her heartache when the man she’d loved hadn’t committed to her. And when Steve had showed up—nefarious, deceitful, smarmy Steve—I’d seen the surprise, shock, and distaste on Jakob’s face.

    I thought we’d connected on a deeper level. I’d given myself to him, mind, body, and heart. I’d put my trust and faith in him. Could he have been fooling me all of this time? Could he have done this to me in the first place?

    “Bianca, it’s complicated.” He bit his lower lip and his eyes narrowed again. I could see his tension in the way his shoulders were hunched up. His fists were clenched and I could see a vein throbbing in his forehead.

    I took a step toward him, feeling brave in pursuit of the truth. “Why so worried? Angry that I know the truth?”

    “What truth do you think you know?” He threw his hands up, and I could see his palms were still roughened from his time on the island cracking coconuts and carrying wood. “You need to trust me,” he pleaded.

    “How can I trust you? You lied to me and even now you’re not telling me anything.”

    “What you think you know about Mattias—well, it’s complicated.”

    “You mean what I think I know about you?”

    “It’s complicated, Bianca. You need to just trust me for now, please.”

    “Did you have any involvement with my kidnapping?” I asked softly, and stared at him, our chests rising in unison as we stood mere yards away from one another.

    “Give me your hand,” he said softly, and stretched his arms as forward as they could go.

    “Why?” I shook my head, but didn’t step back. I suppose I was waiting for an answer that would make everything clearer. Something that would show me Jakob wasn’t involved in this whole mess.

    “Please.”

    I found myself reaching my hand forward slowly. I regretted my decision about a second later.

    His fingers squeezed mine tightly and I gasped at the dart of pain that surged through me at his tight grip. “I’m sorry,” he whispered as he stared at me from the other balcony. “I didn’t mean to hurt you, Bianca.”

    “Then let go of me.” I tried to pull it away from him again, but he wouldn’t release me. “Please.”

    “Bianca.” His voice was hoarse. “I can’t let you go.”

    “Why did you lie to me?” I shook my head and stared into his eyes. For a few seconds we were back on the island. For a few seconds it was just us against the world. For a few seconds my heart stopped beating and I was caught up in the magnetism that attracted us to each other. As I stared into his deep blue eyes, I felt a gamut of emotions: pain, anger, sadness, and something akin to love. My heart broke as I saw the same emotions reflected back at me.

    “Bianca.”

    “My name is not an answer,” I grated out.

    “Just trust me.” His eyes bore into mine as our fingers held on to each other. My body wanted to believe him with everything that I had, but my brain was being smarter this time.

    “That’s not an answer either.”

    “What do I need to do for you to trust me?”

    “Let me go,” I pleaded.

    “That’s not safe.” He shook his head.

    “I don’t feel safe being here with you.”

    “It wasn’t supposed to be like this.” His fingers dug into my skin. “I didn’t count on this, Bianca.”

    “You didn’t answer my questions. Did you know Steve and were you kidnapped?”

    “You know the answers,” he said simply, his eyes never leaving mine.

    “Is David your brother?” I asked softly, not even allowing myself to breathe as I waited for his answer. Please say no, please say no, please say no. Even as I expected the answer, I prayed he wasn’t my ex-boyfriend’s reclusive brother, Mattias.

    “Yes.” He nodded. “Yes, David is my brother.”

    I was distracted then by a sudden movement on the ground below us. A group of people walked toward the hotel down a narrow pathway.

    “Help!” I screamed. “Help me!” I yanked my hand away and tumbled to the floor. “Help!” I screamed again, needing them to hear me, but as they looked around in confusion, a bird flew past them and distracted them, and my faint cry was forgotten.

    “Bianca, stop it!”

    “Leave me alone!” I wanted him to know that I wouldn’t be silenced.

    “Bianca, we had something special. Please, give me the chance to explain.”

    “We had nothing,” I spat. “It means nothing. You ruined it all with your lies.” Tears ran down my face as in shock I made the transition from anger to complete and utter devastation.

    “I’m coming over.” Jakob stood on the top of the balcony railing, balancing like an acrobat before getting ready to jump over, and I felt myself stilling as he stood there.

    “Get down.” My heart was in my throat as he balanced without moving. “You could fall.”

    “So you still care.” He gave me a satisfied smile as he stepped back onto his balcony.

    “Why didn’t you come over here?” I was confused. He could easily have grabbed me if he wanted to. All he had to do was make one small jump. Why hadn’t he?

    “Have you ever seen The Talented Mr. Ripley, Bianca?”

    “The movie with Matt Damon and Jude Law?” I frowned at his randomness. Why was he bringing up movies? That was my thing. “Yes, a long time ago. Why?”

    “I want you to trust me, Bianca. Everything isn’t as it seems.”

    “Yeah, you’re not as you seem, Jakob.” I paused. “Jakob Bradley, right?”

    “My last name is Bradley.” He nodded solemnly. “It’s not a name I carry with pride.”

    “I wonder why.” I glared at him. “I assume you hate it as much as you hate your first name.”

    “Life is complicated, Bianca. Sometimes we have to make decisions we don’t want to make. It’s just what life brings us.”

    “Like when Ripley kills Peter at the end of the movie?”

    “Ripley loved Peter.” Jakob sighed. “But he had to do what he had to do.”

    “Are you telling me you have to kill me?”

    “I would never harm you.”

    “What do you want from me?”

    “I want the same thing you want, Bianca.” His face changed and he looked away. “We’ve both come so far.”

    “Do you want me to cede my father’s patents to Bradley Inc.? Is that what this is about?” I asked bitterly. “Is this what everything has been about? Your family screwed my father over and stole his inventions. Now that he’s passed away, you’re worried that I’ll take your family to court. If I win, you’ll have to give me a huge share in the company and that will give your family a bad name.”

    “This is about more than that, Bianca. There are things you don’t know about those patents. I don’t care, but . . .” His voice trailed off as he stretched his arms up and I could hear the tiredness I felt reflected in his voice. “You haven’t been totally truthful with me either.”

    “What are you talking about?”

    “I know about the other letters.”

    “What?” I frowned as I stared at him in shock. “What do you mean?”

    “I know the secrets you’re hiding. I know what your father did. I know the truth behind his guilt.”

    “My father felt guilty because my mother died and he didn’t put the pieces together soon enough to get justice for her death.”

    “Do you really think that’s the only reason he was upset, Bianca?” Jakob’s eyes searched mine. “Are you seriously trying to tell me you didn’t know about the affair?”

    “What?” My jaw dropped as I gazed at him, my mind racing. With that one word, everything I thought I knew was called into question. I remembered the label on the box that had held my father’s papers. It had read “divorce papers.” I hadn’t thought much of it when I’d seen it. I figured it was a box from one of Larry’s old clients, but maybe it wasn’t. Maybe it was a box that had held divorce papers for my parents. Maybe they hadn’t been as happy as I’d thought they’d been. Had there really been an affair? My stomach dropped as a surge of pain ran through my veins. I didn’t want to believe that either of my parents could have stepped outside of the marriage.

    All of a sudden Jakob was on my balcony, grabbing my hands and pulling me toward him. “Don’t run away again, Bianca.” His eyes looked dark as he gazed down on me. “It’s not safe here.”

    “But aren’t you the one I should be afraid of?” I whispered up at him as he leaned down to kiss me roughly.

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    Disillusioned 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Wow!!!! What a intense, suspenseful and sexy story....it drives me crazy at times thinking I figure out something only to realize I was wrong... Bianca and Jakob's story continues and for every answer we get MORE questions . They finally get off the island and things start to get really interesting. Bianca discovers more info and people from her past are not who they appear to be or have been in her life. When back in New York she calls her friend Blake to help her with trying to figure this out. She knows she can trust him. Jakob and Bianca seem to have more things in common and then another wrench in their life happens. I really enjoyed this and find myself rooting for them to have a happily ever after. Kudos to JS Cooper with writing this story. It has many twitsts and turns and I look forward to the next book. I was given this book as an ARC for an honest review. Thank you for writing these stories
    LaurenLesczynski2828 More than 1 year ago
    Well good lord the plot twists and turns in this book had my head spinning. I love love love a good plot twist. At times I thought I had it figured out then something else would happen and I would be like, " oh lord I had it all wrong" lol. I absolutely can not wait till the next book to find out what happen.......I have some theories, but I have a feeling things are going to change. This is a must read.......read Illusions first then Disillusioned and wait for Resolution. You will not be disappointed.
    SJB76Teach More than 1 year ago
    This book had me in suspense from the beginning to the end!  I am now counting the days until the next one in the series, Resolution comes out this summer.  I can't decide if I love Jackob or hate him.  The twists and turns really keep you guessing from the beginning to the end.  Bianca is a strong female lead with decisions to make and questions to answer.  If you love a mystery with a love story intertwined then this book is definitely for you.  I can't get enough of J.S. Cooper!  
    Babsygirl More than 1 year ago
    I love when an author takes you on a journey and JS Cooper takes us on a great one in Disillusioned, Swept Away #2. In Illusion Bianca and Jakob were kidnapped and taken away to a deserted island. At the end you didn't know who to trust. In Disillusioned we pick up right where we were left off, with Bianca and Jakob on the roof of the hotel. Then we journey back to New York and Bianca has to figure out who to trust. People she always thought of as friends may turn out not to be. She is still unsure about David and Jakob as well. Yet one thing she does know is she is fiercely attracted to Jakob and doesn't seem to be able to get enough of him and he can't get enough of her. This story leads you to intrigue and mystery. Answering some questions from Illusion and brings up many more. Don't think you know where this story is going, JS Cooper is full of surprises, leaving you wanting more. With an ending I didn't see coming, that does leave you with a cliffhanger. I can say JS Cooper leaves you with the best cliffhangers ever! This book is fast paced, well written and an exciting read. I can't wait for more.
    LuluSuarez428 More than 1 year ago
    I received a free ARC for an Honest Review!!  This is not a stand alone book, you will need to read Illusion before Disillusioned.  In the first book, Bianca just wants to know what her father had left her with and to find out who murdered her Mother or so it seems as she's left with her fathers note that he believed his wife was murdered. She is kidnapped, not sure whom would kidnap her, but she's not alone she's with Jakob. In the first book she's left on the island, wondering if she should trust this person Jakob, and then there's Steve who shows up on the island too, but then he's gone, mysterious and clues left behind, finally they find there way off the island, but a lot has happened while on this island.  Here comes then the 2nd book Disillusioned. She's at the hotel with Jakob, who at this moment he made her out to believe he was Mattias Bradley, that she was lied too, that Jakob didn't know David or anyone else involved in her father's shares of the company. But Jakob finally will tell Bianca about his mother, and his dad, and how for some reason Bianca's mother was involved or cheated on her father. So many twists and turns, clues, then Larry, the lawyer of the company goes missing, and he's a key answer to a lot that is going on.  David is just a playboy, Jakob, is he Bianca's captor, Steve, where did he go, and then tells Bianca to go to David's room and watch the TV, Rosie, her best friend, has a secret of her own. Larry the lawyer is later to be found and calls Bianca to stop the merger, why? Blake, Bianca's friend who's trying to find some clues to all this mystery and is it too late for him to deliver some important news?  I think this is the first book series J.S. Cooper writes about mystery, and I love it. First book tries to give us answers, but we won't find those answers until Disillusioned, and the 3rd book Resolution!! Great Book!!
    JennRG More than 1 year ago
    I was lucky enough to get an ARC of Disillusioned and OMG what just happened?! This story left me shocked! I absolutely loved it! I rode this roller coaster with Bianca and I loved every nail biting minute of it! I am excitedly waiting for the release of Resolution! I read every book written by JS Cooper and they keep getting better and better!
    bPete85 More than 1 year ago
    Disillusioned is book 2 in the Swept Away series. Book 1 is Illusion and I truly believe you need to read book 1 in order to read book 2. This is a series with book 2 picking up where book 1 ends. The author does a great job giving some details to help but you really need to read book 1! (No Spoilers!!) Bianca and Jakob are rescued and Bianca goes home to New York determined to find answers to all her questions and to continue investigating her Mother's murder. Jakob lets her leave without him, he is hoping that letting her go will go a long ways towards her trusting him again. He is also determined to get answers, he wants to know who ruined her life and he wants revenge. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat, it has mystery and suspense and questions and answers and even more questions at every turn. The chemistry between these to characters is sizzling! This story has it all!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I dont know where to start. Who can u trust and not trust im lost but i love this book. What is Jakob up to is he really a good guy or a bad guy did Bianca do the right thing to trust Jakob. J.S. Cooper u out did yourself again at one point u can think u know whats going on then BOOM! U havent figured anything out. I cant wait to read the 3rd book to this book im waiting patiently.
    tanyaskaggs05 More than 1 year ago
    THE MOST SUSPENSEFUL SERIES I HAVE EVER READ. JS COOPER IS KILLING IT....SHE'S GOT ME ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT. JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU HAVE BIANCA STORY FIGURED OUT.....NOOOOO.....MISS COOPER THROWS SOMETHING ELSE OUT THERE FOR US TO GO HMMMMM. I CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE WHERE THIS IS ALL GOING TO LEAD UP. NOT GONNA SPECULATE BECAUSE I KNOW I'LL BE WRONG!!!! 5 AMAZING STARS. IF I COULD GIVE MORE......I WOULD!!!!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Loved it! I can't wait for the next one. They keep getting better and better.
    REED60903 More than 1 year ago
    When is the truth! Bianca is thrown from lie to lie. What is the truth? Where does the truth lie? Bianca is drawn to Jakob but can she? Is David friend for foe? Where is Steve or Larry for that matter? Why did her father put Bianca on this path? Why would he endanger his daughter this way? Resolution can’t come soon enough for me! Love this suspenseful series and can’t wait for Book 3 Resolution
    RayeRC More than 1 year ago
     I need Xanax now and I have never had anxiety!!!! Disillusioned is going to keep you on edge. It's a roller coaster ride and if you're ready for the adrenaline rush step on but be warned, you will be changed forever. Masterfully written with a gripping and intense plot..Storyline never loses momentum. J.S. Cooper's writing is intense, mysterious, evocative and sensual. This story will leave you craving for more. When you think you have nailed the mystery it takes an unexpected  turn. Who do you trust? Who is behind it all? Who is Jakob? I am not going to mention any character names, but I knew that bloody witch was evil and had a motive since the first book. Journey through all the wretched trials, doubt, insecurities and betrayals. Elaborate diversification between the main and secondary characters. A suspenseful romance that takes you into a different world.   You have outdone yourself once again J.S. Cooper.                                                                                               
    Smcfarland13 More than 1 year ago
    OMG!!! Holy Schmolly!!!! I can't believe what I just read. I loved Swept Away Book 1- Illusion and could not wait for Book 2- Disillusion. I was honored to receive an ARC of this second installment and I was not disappointed. This book had so many twists that I felt like I was losing my mind right along with Bianca. What a roller coaster ride. Who do you trust? I cannot wait for Book 3 Resolution!!!!!!!!!
    TiaV More than 1 year ago
    Have you ever read a book that constantly has your head spinning because you are trying to figure out who the true culprit is? Well, this book definitely had me on the edge and second guessing my guesses as to who was behind everything. Wow is all I can really say for this book. It starts with where Jakob and Bianca left off in the last  book, where Bianca overhears Jakob talking to someone about Steve going rogue and she is trying to jump  from her room to the next room to escape from Jakob. Jakob lets Bianca in a little secret about her family that  has her head spinning and her questioning if they are true. As the story progress, Jakob and Bianca are left to search for the truth behind their parent's death, but what they  willing to risk to seek the truth. Their trust in each other is tested and whether they are willing to work with one  another to seek the truth or against each other.trust the most. I don't want to give away too much because this  is a must read!!!  I highly recommend that you first read Illusion and Charade before reading this one, it builds out the plot!!  I absolutely love this author! The way that she puts her characters together amazes me! Not every love story is perfect, there's always a bump in the road and this author does an awesome job with that. This book is hot and steamy, but also mysterious at the same time. She a wonderful job on this series, I can't wait for the next one to  come out!! AHHHHHHH!!!
    GwenMidgyett More than 1 year ago
    Disillusioned is the second book in the Swept Away Series. The first book in the series will blow your mind and this book does not disappoint. My head is swimming with ideas of what is going on and I can't wait to see how it will all play out. A Mystery book at its best.
    hyjean More than 1 year ago
    I got this as an arc from the author. I am still so confused on what is going on. Who are the good guys and who are the bad guys? Love the chemistry betweenJakob and Bianca and so badly want him to be one of the good guys, butwho can she trust? I think what makes this such an awesome mystery is that I have no idea who did what. The only thing thst stinks is the cliffhanger this ends on. Now anxiously awaiting the next in tbe series while secretly rooting for Jakob to be a good guy!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    This book spirals downhill to a point where I just can't stand the characters or the storyline anymore. Dissappointing.
    emilyk52281 More than 1 year ago
    'Disillusioned'(Swept Away Book 2) by J.S. Cooper is a great read. This book picks up the story where 'Illusion' left off. I loved getting to read more about Bianca and Jakob. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was going to happen next. Wow! I didn't see that ending coming! I can not wait to see where the story goes next in book 3 'Resolution'. Highly recommend this series to all fans of romantic suspense. 
    LizJosette More than 1 year ago
    Getting Swept Away This series just keeps getting better and better. There are more twists and turns in this story that keep you wrapped up in intrigue. The secrets that surround David, Jakob and Rosie leave Bianca guessing. Jakob, for his part, is questioning whether to find the answers he seeks or give into his desires to protect Bianca.  JS Cooper's writing is thrilling, to say the least. Her storytelling has always captured the reader, but this series is brilliant. This book has it all: sass, humor, mystery, angst and romance. If you're looking for something that will keep you glued to the pages, this is a defiant must read.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Wow! Great book! I liked this one better than the first book and I am dying to know what will happen in book three. I want to trust Jakob and the love he has for her but with this book you don't know who to trust! I can't wait for book three! These books would make an awesome film!
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    This book leaves you guessing. You think you know whats happening then your knocked back to first base trying to figure out whos telling the truth. Bianca is so confused but starts taking steps to solving the game. I cant wait for the last book to come out Sierra f
    dflackus More than 1 year ago
    I really enjoyed this book. Lots of twists and turns it really kept me intrestested. I am really looking forward to Resolution so I can find out what happens  to a Bianca and Jacob.I really enjoy J. S Cooper as an author all of her books are exceptional.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I love this story, it just keeps getting better and better. J.S. Cooper is an amazing writer with a creative mind. This trilogy will have you gasping at the end because you won't be able to wait to read her next novel. I can't wait until the summer for the last book of the trilogy.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I like the story it was a good read but it was a expensive read for no more pages it was.