That’s all Adam Steinbeck demands of his wife.
Thirty days in a remote cottage, doing everything he demands. After that, he’ll sign her divorce papers and give her complete ownership of their company.
That’s how long he has to rediscover the man he once was. The Dominant Master he hid when he fell in love with her five years ago.
She wants the business they built badly enough to go to the cottage for a month. Cut off ties to the world and do his bidding. She can submit to him with her body, but her heart will never yield.
She thinks this is his pathetic attempt to repair their marriage.
The stunning conclusion to the New York Times Bestseller.
These are the unbreakable rules in the game.
Stay collected. Compartmentalize. Think your next move through. Never let your heart dictate your tactics.
The heart is impulsive.
The heart makes bad decisions.
The heart doesn’t see the long game.
Because the heart may have decided to get Adam back, but when the endgame comes, the heart’s going to be the first thing to break.
The Games Duet by CD Reiss took my on a journey that was totally unexpected and I loved every minute of it. When I originally read the synopsis of the Marriage Games, I was unsure if this story was for me. But so many of my friends loved it, I decided to go for it and I’m so happy I did.
Every part of this story was brilliant. It took me out of my comfort zone at times. I felt like I was inside the characters heads, feeling what they felt. Confusion, pain, regret and love. I was right there with them throughout their self-discover. CD peeled away the layers one by one. Revealing more and more about a marriage. Perfect on the surface with secrets hidden underneath.
What is love?
How do we fall in love?
Why do we fall out of love?
Do we change as the years pass by?
And do we fight or give up when things get challenging?
There are no right or wrong answers to any of these questions. CD Reiss invites you on a journey into a marriage that is broken. But is it beyond repair?
Diana Steinbeck thinks so when she decides it’s time to leave her husband. She doesn’t love him anymore, so divorce should be easy without complications.
Only to find our her husband, Adam Steinbeck is not who she thought he was. He’s been hiding his true self and before he is ready to sign the divorce papers, all he asks for is 30 days. 30 days of her complete submission.
It should be easy? Right? WRONG!!
Adam is everything I hope for in a hero. He is complex with hidden layers that you will slowly discover as you read the books.
“I wanted her to go. I wanted her to stay. I wanted her on my terms. I wanted her on any terms. I wanted to be cured of the disease of love. I wanted to be cured of want.”
Diana struggles to accept discovering her new self as they both lose themselves in exploring who they are and what they crave.
“Every time you submit to me, it’s like I’m waking up from a dream and the reality is that it’s just not there anymore.”
As the story alternates between past and present with both POVs, we are on a bumpy ride along with these two as they navigate the new dynamic of their relationship. They both learn so much as they open up the door for each other.
After finishing the Marriage Games I dove right into the Separation Games to see the resolution of the Steinbeck’s marriage and I couldn’t be happier!!!
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About CD Reiss
CD Reiss is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up, she’s at the well, hauling buckets.
Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere, but it did give her a big enough ego to try her hand at books.
She’s been nicknamed the “Shakespeare of Smut,” which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she’s some sort of braggart who’s too good to chop a cord of wood.
If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.