Book Review & Excerpt ✭ Denial by Lisa Renee Jones

Title: Denial
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Careless Whispers, #1

Genre: Mystery, Romantic Suspense
Published date: November 24, 2015
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

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.

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.

I’m such a fan of Lisa Renee Jones’ Inside Out series, and was really eager to read this new intriguing series.
As soon as I opened this book, I was immediately pulled in to the mystery of Ella’s story. 
Ella awakes in an Italian hospital with no memory of where she is, who she is, or why she’s there. Absolutely no idea about anything. Not even about the kind man, Kayden, who never seems to leave her bedside.
As an amnesiac, the world is a complete unknown. The author made it so easy to empathize with Ella and her situation. From the beginning, I put myself in her shoes and was able to take the mysterious journey with her.
As Ella began to get glimpses of her memories, I was trying to decipher the flashbacks and piece together her life.

I could sense the connection between Ella and Kayden with every subtle move and word. But like Ella, I had so many questions and reservations about him. There was just something about him that was so alluring, and you can’t help but be drawn to him.
He helps her grasp onto the only reality she knows and guides her through regaining her memories. As well as helping her run from whoever is after her.

I really enjoyed the fast pacing of the story and everything the novel had to offer. It romance, suspense, and danger throughout. And the twists! So many good twists in the story that will be sure to keep you on your toes. 
I still have questions that will leave me in suspense until the second book in the series, Demand, releases in May.

Lisa Renee Jones has really created a gem here with Denial. You need to one-click this at once! It’ll consume you in the best way possible!

Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series, which is now in development for a television show to be produced by Suzanne Todd of Team Todd (Alice in Wonderland). Suzanne Todd on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with. I’m thrilled to develop a television show that will tell Sara’s whole story – her life, her work, her friends, and her sexuality.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.
Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

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