Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Demand (Careless Whispers, #2) by Lisa Renne Jones [REVIEW]

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.

4 Who Am I Stars Part II
Demand is the second book in the Careless Whispers series. Demand starts where Denial left off, where Ella has a gun pointed at Hawk. You might be like me and need a recap, but don’t you fret, Lisa Renne Jones writes a little quick summary of Denial in the beginning and she even has a character listing for you too. I LOVE that.

So the theme of Demand would be uncovering memories. Who is Ella? Is she good or bad? I guess good or bad is all relative, but there are so many questions I have. Why does Kayden have a picture of the necklace?

Demand is super suspenseful and at times I felt like I didn’t know who I could trust. What I loved most about this book is that Ella and Kayden relationship isn’t filled with crazy frustration, they work really well together. Of course, Kayden cares for Ella and if her life is in danger, then Ella seeking her memories will be put on back burner. I know, don’t you love it too?  Kayden puts Ella first, even if she might be a danger to him.  Is she a danger to Kayden? We don’t know. So many questions!!!

“I’m not using you Ella. Nothing could be further from the truth. You are in my bed. You are in my life. And you are in parts of me I didn’t think anyone could find again.”

“You own me in ways I do not want to be owned, and should not be owned as The Hawk of The Underground. That is power.”

“Kayden has become the Hawk. He is always The Hawk, but I’m in awe of his control when he chooses to radiate that persona.”

Demand is a crazy book with plenty of action to keep you guessing what’s going on and what will go on. Ella has blackouts and during these blackouts we get a memory from her past. It’s not always clear, but it’s something and she’s so close to discovering truths you can almost taste it!  She also tries to cope with things she found out about her past and Kayden is there to help her.

There’s also the drama of Gallo, the Underground and the cartel. It’s enough to keep you on your toes.

Overall, it’s a suspenseful read and if you are a fan of the series, you will not be disappointed.

An ARC was provided

From Denial

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.”
“More what?”
“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.”

Read Chapter One Excerpt from Denial - HERE


Denial #1 AMAZON (Kindle) | AMAZON (Paperback)
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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

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