Saturday, November 28, 2015

DENIAL by Lisa Renee Jones

Title:  DENIAL

Series:  Careless Whispers #1

Author:  Lisa Renee Jones

Publish Date:   11.24.15

Publisher:  Gallery Books

Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content

Received from:  Gallery Books (via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)

Goodreads link: Denial

Date completed: 11.25.15


Description from the publisher:

Book one in the CARELESS WHISPERS series. This is a standalone spin-off of the INSIDE OUT series (soon to be a TV show) that follows Ella Ferguson, Sara McMillan's best friend.

Ella Ferguson awakes alone in Italy, unsure of who she is, and a gorgeous man has claimed her as his own. He’s tall, dark, and sexy, with money and power, the kind of man who makes a girl want to be possessed. And he does possess her, whispering wicked wonderful promises to her, stealing her trust and her heart. Soon though, the past finds her, yanking her from a cocoon of passion and safety. Everything is not how it seems. The truth will shatter her world, but it can set her free, if it doesn't destroy her first.



This is the first book in the new Careless Whispers series, a spin-off of the Inside Out series.  They will need to be read in order.


“Everything or nothing.  I don’t think I can do in between.”  This book has everything – mystery, romance, darkness, laughter, suspense, and plenty of sexy. 


I love both Ella and Kayden. 


The whole time I was reading the Inside Out series, my mind kept drifting to Ella.  After all, she started the search for Rebecca.  Finally, we begin the journey to find out what happened to Ella.  Sara knew that she left for Europe to elope with a man she had just met and then disappeared.  Now we know that she has awakened in Italy and can’t remember anything of her past, not even her name.  How appropriate that one of Ella’s first memories as she is recovering from amnesia is of her dear friend Sara and knowing that she loves her.


Ella is strong and determined.  She is a fierce warrior in a delicate, petite package.  As Kayden said, “A woman who can dance and shoot.  Sexy, sweetheart.”


Speaking of Kayden… wow, sexy!  He is protective, serious, and dominating without being domineering, but he’s obviously hiding a lot of secrets leading to that cliff-hanger that Lisa Renee is so famous for providing.


I swear I was holding my breath for most of this book – and when I wasn’t holding my breath I was breathing very quickly in time with the sexiness.  The biggest breath held was when I turned the last page and discovered that I was at a cliffhanger.  I need book two like I need air – I just need to keep repeating to myself, “Hold in there until May.”


Grammar/editing:  ungraded – book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused


The Careless Whispers series:

  1. Denial
  2. Demand (05.03.16)
  3. Surrender (coming soon)

Other Books from Lisa Renee Jones:

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