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Series: Careless Whispers #2
Published by: Gallery Books
on May 31, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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The sexy, breathtaking mystery continues in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones’s stunning second novel in the suspenseful Careless Whispers series—where shocking revelations will reveal themselves and nothing, and no one, will ever be the same.
Still struggling with amnesia, Ella questions everything she’s known about Kayden Wilkens—the alluring stranger who claims to have found her unconscious in an alleyway a month earlier. But was he truly a stranger—or did Kayden know her before his supposed rescue? Tormented by the potential betrayal he denies, with fleeting memories of a bombshell in her recent past, Ella must face a hard reality. Every action has consequences . . . and trusting Kayden, the one thing she most desires, might result in the direst consequences of all.
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, whose searing novels generate “enough heat . . . to start a fire” (RT Book Reviews), dares you to fall in love with her irresistibly surprising and sexy new series.
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this series!!! It’s like the Inside Out Series all over again! I will never get enough of Ella and her Hawk! If you haven’t read book one, DENIAL, stop what you’re doing and purchase that sexy beast right away! The Careless Whispers Series is a true series, and must be read in order. Once again, Lisa Renee Jones puts me under her spell with DEMAND, book two in this sexy, sensual, and SUSPENSEFUL series! Nobody does mystery, twists, turns, and suspense like Jones. She has magic in her writing and it’s like a drug to me. I’m addicted. I’m breathless. I’m under the influence and give absolutely zero fucks! We get more questions than answers, but what do you expect with book two out of a trilogy? Did you read Denial a while ago, but don’t have time for a complete re-read? Don’t you worry. Lisa sums up DENIAL at the very beginning, so you will feel like you never left the couple. As soon as I was done with that I was jumping up and down, ready to do this thing. Before I even began chapter one my heart was racing and I just knew that this second installment would be MAJOR!
I can’t summarize this book without giving anything away, but we are thrust right back into an intense scene between Ella and Kayden. Betrayal will be at the tip of your tongue throughout this story, but don’t be too quick to judge. We don’t have all of the pieces yet. Just look out for more twists, more turns, more DEMANDING Kayden! Shivers, suspense, and sex are PACKED into this book, and all I can tell you is that, after I read it, I immediately wanted to do a re-read. OH! OH! OH! And guess what? If you’re a fan of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT Series…the moment…the reunion you’ve been waiting for…OMG! It happens!!! And it’s EVERYTHING you would’ve hoped for. Lisa Renee Jones did GOOD for sure! She still has me in her clutches and there is NO LETTING GO in sight! With Denial and Demand out in the wild, and Surrender (book three in the series) releasing in November, you can expect multiple re-reads in my future. Lisa Renee Jones gives us another series to pine for…another series to beg for…and more characters that you will fall completely in love with!
Ella and Kayden’s story continues in
Demand by Lisa Renee Jones
Where’s Ella? Find out TODAY!
Crossing behind the couch toward the kitchen, I find myself remembering those naked, intimate moments with Kayden only a short time ago. The passion. The trust I’d felt for him. And then his words: “We both want more. Until we don’t.” The words send a surge of adrenaline and nerves through my body.
The scent of freshly brewed coffee teases my nostrils as I reach the kitchen, where I immediately find Kayden standing behind the island. But it’s not him that makes my heart lurch, as usual. It’s my gun that’s lying on the counter between us.
And when I should perhaps step backward I find myself charging forward to claim the other side of the counter.
“What is that for?”
“You thought you needed it earlier,” he says. “I want you to have it now.”
My fingers curl on the tiled counter. “Do I need it?”
“That’s for you to decide.”
“That isn’t the answer I want.”
His jaw sets hard. “If you’re expecting an answer you’ll want, you’d better pick up that gun.”
We stare at each other, a push and pull between us that has nothing to do with fear or intimidation, and everything to do with a bond we both know is being tested. “I know what you’re doing.”
“What am I doing?”
“The same thing you did outside that church, when you helped me hold the gun to your chest.”
“Which is what?”
“Offering me the façade of control.”
“You holding a loaded gun on me in no way equals a façade.”
“I know you now,” I counter. “You don’t give up control, even when you say you are.”
He rests his hands on the counter, one turned just enough for me to catch a glimpse of the hawk inked on his wrist, its wings spread, the mark of a man whose rules of many must dictate his actions. “There are two sides to this coin,” he says, his words drawing my attention, his pale blue eyes piercing mine. “The me with you, and the me with everyone else.”
“We barely knew each other at the church.”
“I’d already decided you were mine. You just didn’t know it yet.”
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Although the Careless Whispers series is a continuation of Lisa’s Inside Out series, the books from Inside Out do not have to be read first. However, Denial, Demand and Surrender, must be read in order.
Book one, DENIAL, is available NOW!
More buy links: www.lisareneejones.com/books/Denial
Book three, SURRENDER, coming January 2017
More buy links: www.lisareneejones.com/books/Surrender