Tuesday, 31 May 2016

✤ Demand ✤ Lisa Renee Jones ✤ Careless Whispers #2 ✤ Giveaway & Excerpt ✤

© Bianca Janeane
    



LISA RENEE JONES - DEMAND

• 31 May 2016
Careless Whispers
#2
(Inside Out Spin-Off)
• #3 SURRENDER - coming January 2017

Before you start reading this review and the Careless Whispers Series - you might want to read the whole
#InsideOutSeries
! Ella's books can totally be read as standalones, BUT you don't really wanna miss reading about Sara, Chris & Mark!!! Plus, Ella's story begins in the Inside Out series!
Also, this 2nd book is NOT a standalone - you have to read DENIAL first!




★★★★★
5 Stars
 


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 serieswhere 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 Wilkensthe alluring stranger who claims to have found her unconscious in an alleyway a month earlier. But was he truly a strangeror 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.



 
Ok - we all remember what happened in the first book, right?
I did a quick re-read because of my #Bookalzheimers, but I didn't really need it - LRJ does a short summary of book #1 at beginning of book #2! I loved that - I wish all authors would do that with their series. Because - BOOKALZHEIMERS SUCKS!!!!!

Ella woke up in the hospital with no memory and with hottie Kayden at her bedside!
Lots of exciting and sexy stuff happens until we end up with Ella pointing a gun at Kayden at the end of book #1.
And now at the beginning of book #2 we're right back at that gun-moment.
But of course she doesn't shoot him. She's 99% in love with him already. She just wants to know the truth. Why does Kayden have a picture of the butterfly necklace in a file? Did he lie to her and he really does know her? Or of her or whatever? But no, he says he only knows of the butterfly thing, but not that she had anything to do with it. And she believes him.
But there are still too many unanswered questions running amok in Ella's head.
And that persistent cop Gallo is not giving up either - he's constantly showing up at Kayden's castle.

This second book has lots of dangerous problems and lots of sexy moments with Ella & Kayden for us!

We have a really long way still to go until Ella and Kayden might be able to catch sight of a Happily Ever After on the horizon.... there's another book left after this one... so ... probably no Happy End yet ☺

What will happen to Ella & Kayden?
How did she end up in that alley?
Will she ever remember?
Will everybody survive???
Or will there be a horrible Cliffhanger again?


I'm not telling you that of course ☺


This is only book #2 in the trilogy ☺
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Phew - such a great second book in this trilogy!
I was afraid that it's been too long since book #1, but I was right back in the story with them.
And we just love them - we soo want Ella to find her Happy End with Kayden, but we still don't know what happened to her ... ugh - totally frustrating!
And we also still don't know all the things Kayden is keeping from Ella and we just want him to be the good guy. He is the good guy - but still - lots of secrets are flying around!
I loved this book....
It gets a bit frustrating here and there because we just want to fast forward to their Happy End - but Ella is still missing huge parts of her past and all the present problems added to that...the cop, the mafia guy, Kayden's dangerous job, Ella's past ... grrr ☺
I can't wait to read book #3 - I need them to get their Happy End!!!

DEMAND was another very sexy & mysterious & exciting & adorable Romance in this amazing trilogy! #UnPutDownable




And now please hurry book #3 - I neeeeed to know how this story ends...
(see #preorderlinks below ↓)

 


ARC received for an honest review

I have this terrible disease called Booksalzheimer's, and I can forget about a book before I have even put it back on the shelf!

I was certain that I was going to go into Demand completely clueless as to what happened in Denial, but Ms Jones has given us a pretty thorough recap at the beginning of this book.

Ella and Kayden's story continues on where we left of in Denial, and there are as many twists and turns as ever.  We are still trying to find out who Ella is, what she knows, why she is on the radar.  Her amnesia is as frustrating for the reader as it is for Ella herself - but we know that we won't find out until Ms Jones is ready to reveal.
I adore Kayden - even through all the times you wonder if he is as good as he seems.  He is still hiding some things from Ella and it does plant that seed of doubt.
But we do start to get some answers in Demand - but for every question we get answers for, we get more questions.  Gah!  I need to know these things.
I loved that we had a a reunion of sorts and it did bring a big old smile to my dial.
But just as we start to settle again, we are left wanting more.
Please can it be December yet, I need to know these things!!    




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EXCERPT

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.”


LINKS TO THE BOOK AND AUTHOR
 



Book #1 DENIAL:



#3 - SURRENDER - coming 6 December







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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.

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