{Review} Careless Whispers Series 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

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. I love the way this began, because already I was able to form a connection solely on both Ella and my lack of knowledge.
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 on the little information given.

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 is just something about him that is 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 whomever is after her.

I really enjoyed the fast pacing of the story and everything the novel had to offer. There's an abundance of 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. 
There are still so many questions and areas of Ella's mind left untouched.

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!


Title: Demand
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Careless Whispers, #2
Genre: Mystery, Romantic Suspense
Published date: May 31, 2016
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Source: XOXO After Dark

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.

No second book slump here! Quite the opposite, in fact. The steady, mysterious pace continues in book two of the Careless Whispers series. DEMAND is a pulsing mystery that continuously throws in twists and turns to keep the reader engaged.

I really appreciated the refresher summary Lisa Renee Jones gives prior to starting the book. It was really helpful in getting me caught up, and I’m sure it’ll come in handy for most. As will the character list that helps keep everyone in order.

DEMAND picks up right where Denial left us with Ella questioning Kayden. As she continues to struggle with her amnesia, the readers too will feel the pressure of getting answers. The primary goal is to continue uncovering Ella’s memories so that her identity and connection the the Italian mob are revealed. 
The flashbacks and blackouts keep coming and little, by little, Ella’s past gets pieced together.
Ella and Kayden work so beautifully together. Their connection is strongly cemented and intensely palpable. He puts her above all else and she feels just as protective over him. She is his perfect counterpart and that’s really highlighted in this installment. 

There was so much going on—Detective Gallo, The Underground & mobsters—that you’ll never be bored. There’s also a very heartwarming and pretty cool scene that Inside Out Series readers will adore. I love the way the details are presented. The story really makes you question everything and everyone. There were even moments where I still doubted Kayden! Is Ella a mere innocent caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, or does she have ties to the Italian mobster, Niccolo.

Again, Jones leaves us with a light cliffhanger, but has revealed some pertinent information that’ll surely be accompanied with weighty answers in the final book. 

Teaser credit to Crazies R Us Book Blog


Title: Surrender
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Careless Whispers, #3
Genre: Mystery, Romantic Suspense
Published date: January 9, 2017
Publisher: Gallery Books


Passion burns fiercely hot between Ella Ferguson and Kayden Wilkens, the man who held secrets and lies in his hands, and then allowed them to fall into hers. But even though he has become her anchor—helping her recover from amnesia after finding her unconscious in an alley, and allowing her into his secret world—all is not what it seems. Kayden still has secrets, and pieces of Ella’s past are still shrouded in the darkness of her mind, while the powerful man who hunts her will not stop until she is his. In this final, explosive novel in the Careless Whispers series, Ella discovers that while her life with Kayden didn’t begin in that dark alley…it could easily end there. 

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.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and can also find her here:
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