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.
5 Who Am I Stars
I’m really excited about Denial. The Inside Out series has such a huge impact in the reading world, I like that I’m going into a new series with a blank slate.
You do not need to read the Inside Out series prior to reading Denial (I didn’t). Denial is a spinoff from the Inside Out series and is part of the Careless Whispers series.
From page one, I was instantly hooked. I love Lisa Renee Jone’s writing style and I’m slapping myself in the face for not reading her books for so long! Denial is a suspenseful and mysterious read. You will be asking questions throughout the book and trying to piece everything together.
Ella wakes up in Italy with no memory. She doesn’t know who she is, where she came from or even if she is on vacation or she actually lives in Italy.
I love a good amnesia book and I LOVE the Italy setting. It just makes the story more alluring. No one has come for Ella, but in her hospital room, she meets Kayden. Kayden is the man that found her and has been at her side since.
The thing that got me drawn from the start was the quick pace. Ella wakes up from the hospital and from there; I try to figure out things with her. I really liked this. I liked that I could empathize with Ella and I liked that I didn’t know who was good or bad. Even Kayden was a question to me.
Kayden is rich, powerful and has connections. He knows someone is hunting for Ella and he wants to help her. He’s attracted to her and there’s something about Ella he can’t walk away from. I loved Kayden. I love the damsel in distress storyline and Ella is no wall-flower, but there’s something about Kayden that makes you want him to take care of sick Ella.
Ella doesn’t want to burden Kayden and gives him his out many times, but Kayden refuses to leave her side. I know… swoon right?!
“I was in from the minute you opened your eyes and looked at me in the alleyway; I just didn’t know it yet. So if you think I’m done with you, sweet heart, you’re wrong. I’ve barley gotten started”
Kayden is powerful, but it comes with a price. He has many enemies and even though he wants to protect Ella, he may be putting her in danger way by being with him.
“He just doesn’t want to protect me. He has to protect me.”
“When I said you were safe… I meant from everyone but me”
Ella begins to get flash back memories and even though it doesn’t make sense, she writes everything down. I really liked this too. I felt like the author was giving me just a taste of Ella’s past, but I never fully got the whole memory. It was a chase I was willing to go on!
Denial has everything you are looking for in a romance suspenseful read, with mystery, danger, action, romance and of course twists along the way! I loved it so much, I’m going to read the Inside Out series now.
An Arc was provided
Read Chapter One Excerpt HERE
His hand slides to my back and he leans me toward the table, forcing me to catch myself on my elbows. He holds me there, his body cradling mine, his lips a breath from a touch. “I won’t let you fall.”
“I know,” I say, and I do now. Beyond time and reason, I trust this man.
His mouth brushes mine and then trails down my jaw, slowly teasing a path to my ear, where he whispers, “I’m not going to claim to own you the way he did.” He flattens his hands on my belly, possessiveness in the touch. “I’m just going to make you wish I did.”
My lips part with the erotic promise, and he is already kissing me, licking into my mouth, his tongue a sultry, seductive promise that he can make good on his vow. And while I do not wish anyone to own me again, I want what he offers in a way that defies reason.
He nips my lips and licks away the sweet ache, and somehow I feel that lick between my thighs where I am already wet and aching. His whiskers rasp on my cheek, down my neck to my shoulder, a wicked burn that is torment and pleasure at the same time. Like he is. His hands settle on my waist, lingering there, teasing me with all the places they could go, until finally he is caressing my body, up and down, a slow, sexy, torturous exploration.
He pinches my nipples again and he is not gentle, but I do not seem to want gentle. My sex clenches and my knees crush his hips. His lips curve to a small, satisfied smile that is wickedly sexy, and rawly male. He leans in and licks one of my throbbing nipples, sending a shiver down my spine, and I arch upward, the table biting into my elbows, but I do not care. He is sucking me, dragging deep on the knotted peak, and pleasure tingles through my nerve endings, my sex, forcing my legs to squeeze his hips again.
My arms tremble with my weight and he responds without me asking, moving closer and laying me on top of the table. My spine flattens on the hard surface and he lingers above me. “I want more.”
“Everything,” he says, his lips nuzzling my ear as he repeats, “Everything, Ella. Can I have it?”
The question affects me, but not as much as the way he waits, genuinely seeking my approval. He takes power but somehow gives it to me as well, and this is freedom to me, safety. Things I do not think I have often felt in my life. “Yes,” I whisper. “Yes.”
He inhales as if my approval surprises and pleases him, as if it is a gift he relishes, not a property he owns. And it is then that I give myself the freedom to just let go, the muscles in my body easing in ways they hadn’t before. I do give him everything. His mouth caresses mine and he whispers, “That’s what I wanted,” as if he knows I’ve made that decision.
And already his lips are traveling down my neck, tongue flicking here and there, his hand caressing, squeezing my breast. He assaults my senses with pleasure, touching me, kissing me, driving away my memories and enemies. His whiskers rasp my belly, his lips pressing to the center, his tongue flickering into my navel, and I tremble with the silent promise it will soon be where I want it to be. His hand flattens over my sex, inches lower until he is flicking my clit, back and forth, back and forth.
He lifts my legs to his shoulders, spreading me wide, and I am vulnerably his, and aroused beyond belief. He lowers his head, his breath a warm tease on my sensitive places, and I grip the edge of the table, bracing myself for what is to come. He laps at my nub, the barely there touch, and I am breathing hard, wishing I could touch him, incapable of moving, and the muscles of my sex clench so tightly it hurts.
He licks my clit and I am both relieved and on edge in the same moment, ready for more, for that everything he has promised me. Another lick follows. Yes, please, more, I think, and as if he’s heard my silent plea, he gives it to me. His hands slide beneath my backside and he lifts me to his mouth, and it is nothing shy of sweet bliss when his mouth closes down around me. He sucks, drawing deeply on my sensitive flesh, lapping at me, licking me again in all the right ways and right places. I am panting and moaning, and I barely recognize the sounds as my own. Sensations ripple through me and when his fingers slide inside me, I am undone, tumbling into orgasm. The intensity jerks my body and I lose all time and space. It’s escape, sweet, blissful escape, and he keeps me there, slowly bringing me down, the licks of his tongue growing softer, slower. Until I am sated, limp, and he pulls me back onto his lap, my head resting on his shoulder, his hand flattening between my shoulder blades.
“Everything or nothing,” he whispers, and this time, I do not believe he is talking about orgasms and pleasure.
I lean back to look at him, and the idea of what we are becoming is a sweet seduction, threatened by the emptiness of my past. “What if everything is too much?”
He drags two fingers down my cheek. “Sweetheart, I don’t have a ceiling. We’re going to find out if you do.”
Meet Kayden in 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. #SayyestoKayden
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Other Books by Lisa Renee Jones
Inside Out Series
If I Were You #1 AMAZON
Being Me #2 AMAZON
Revealing Us #3 AMAZON
No in Between #4 AMAZON
I Belong to You #5 AMAZON
All of Me #6 AMAZON
The Secret Life of Amy Bensen Series
Escaping Reality #1 AMAZON
Infinite Possibilities #2 AMAZON
Forsaken #3 AMAZON
Unbroken #4 AMAZON
Tall, Dark & Deadly Series
Hot Secrets #1AMAZON
Dangerous Secrets #2 AMAZON
Beneath the Secrets #3 AMAZON
Deep Under #4 AMAZON
New 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.
For More information on The Inside Out series page including: buy links, and excerpts for the previous two and also upcoming releases. Visit Lisa’s website here