Review: The Games Duet by CD Reiss

First book: Marriage Games by CD Reiss

In a nutshell (aka Goodreads description):


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.

She’s wrong.


My review (aka Diana’s Review):

Oh my goodness gracious. I can’t even with this book. I love every darn word. CD Reiss is such a genius!

Diana is my favorite character from this book. Even though we share the same name we couldn’t be more different.

She is Adam’s soon-to-be ex-wife. She’s sexy, sassy, proud and so very impulsive.

At first I thought I might not like her character but as I mentioned CD Reiss is incredible and the more I read, the more I loved Diana.

Adam is conflicted, so darn determined, secretive and a complete alpha male.

I loved him throughout the entire story but when the book ended, oh boy, I wanted to slap him. Still loved him though.

One day. One day that seemed like every other day of his life, Adam wakes up to an unexpected note that changes his and Diana’s life completely.

Diana wants to divorce him and wants him to leave their company so she can run it on her own.

But Adam is not leaving without a fight.

Diana thinks he wants thirty days alone with her so he can make her reconsider the divorce but that is not the case at all.

Not. At. All.

You all. I honestly thought Adam was trying to win her back but I was so very wrong!

This book is raw and so unexpected. I couldn’t put it down.

And don’t even get me started on the ending. My feels were all over the place when I finished reading it.

I wanted to scream my lungs out because I didn’t want to accept that it ended the way it did.

I hated it. I loved it.


Second book: Separation Games by CD Reiss

In a nutshell (aka Goodreads description):

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.

My review (aka Diana’s review):

Now let’s talk about the conclusion.

You all are very lucky that this second book is already out if you decide you want to read this duet, because when I finished reading Marriage Games I had to wait what felt like a thousand days to finally read what happened. I was desperate!

Separation Games begins exactly where Marriage Games ends.

Now that Adam has revealed his deepest secret to Diana, he is ready to part ways and give her what she wanted since the day he found that life changing note.

He doesn’t love her anymore.

But Diana has fallen in love with the new Adam she barely got to know in 15 days.

There are still a few days left to their deal and she wants Adam to finish teaching her how to be this new Diana they’ve discovered together.

She need to make him realize that he can still love her.

This second book is everything I needed it to be. It is intense and incredibly raw and so very beautiful. I couldn’t have wished for a better ending.

I’m going to be honest with you. I decided to take a chance on this duet because when I saw that the heroine’s name was the same as mine, I HAD to read it. (Don’t judge me. This is the first one I’ve seen where the heroine’s name is Diana. I’m weird.)

At first I didn’t think I would like this book very much because I usually don’t like BDSM (unless it is the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, gotta love it) but this duet owned me from the start.

Even if you usually don’t like to read erotica / BDSM books, believe me when I tell you that this one is worth giving a chance. Read it!


Here’s my favorite quote of the entire duet:

” We kissed. She tasted like rosewater. She tasted like freedom and captivity. She tasted like the rest of my life.”


If you want a hot, raw, heart wrenching read then this is the book you’ve been looking for.

Adam and Diana’s story will hold on to you forever and ever. You’ll never forget this book.

5/5 flowers ✿

Check them out here!

Marriage Games: Goodreads | Amazon

Separation Games: Goodreads | Amazon

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