Book Review: Denial by Lisa Renee Jones

Denial Book Cover Denial
Careless Whispers
Lisa Renee Jones
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense.
November 24th, 2015

goodreadsBook 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.

My review:

My review on Goodreads

It was my first book of Lisa Renee Jones and I already know that I have to make time for a previous book by the author. This is a spin-off of the Inside Out series and I’m dying to read it and the next book in this series. Mind blowing amazing! Mrs. Jones, you have a new fan.

About the plot: Ella wakes up at a hospital with no recollection of what had happened to her. Next to her bed is a stranger, who is the only source of information. She realizes that she has lost her memory, or rather displace it, because something bad happened to her. She is a victim of mugging and run away from the Italian Mafia.

Handsome stranger, Kayden is her only help. He tries to help regain her memory and identity. But she is not sure if she could trust him. She has a strong sense of familiarity that attracts her to him. But having no other choice, decides to trust and stay with him. This results in deep chemistry between them.

“There are a lot of things I want to do to you, Ella, but I promise you, killing you isn’t one of them.”

Thread develops with her progressively returning memory and Kayden ‘s past that haunts him and does not allow to move forward.

Final thoughts: It is high suspense. Ella’s snatches and inaccurate recollections cause a large amount of speculation, uncertainty and searching for solutions. It’s very addictive and keeps your interest all the time. I feel for her a lot of sympathy and compassion, the girl is completely in the dark looking for her allies, and to this she entangled herself in the hot emotions with someone who can not fully trust.

Also it’s easy to be attracted to Kayden, his possessions and protectiveness even though you feel that he is hidding something huge, is irresistible. He is fully alpha male and his job introduces a lot of intense action to the story. The chemistry between the two is significant, even though there’s not a lot of sex scenes. It’s definitely the topic that just kicks in more sizzling direction. But those scenes that you can read, burn you up for sure.

“The minute you stepped into my room,” he murmurs, nibbling at my neck, “you became mine tonight. Mine to tease. Mine to please. Mine to fuck how I want.”

Magnificently written. I want so much to know what this is all about. It’s entertainment at a high level. You have a lot of your own feelings, which change with the passing of the book. To the very end again draw even greater doubt. Lots of questions, concerns, we are not even close to the discovery of the events that happened to Ella and unknown where in all this is Kayden, is fascinating.

I have my suspicions and I can not wait to discover all the secrets. Certainly, it will be one of the most anticipated books in the coming year for me. Highly recommended.

About The Author

lisa renne jones new bioNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES, and is now in development by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland) for cable TV. In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today lists.

Watch the video on casting for the INSIDE TV Show HERE

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. 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 on her website and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.



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