Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Book Tour! Forsaken by: Lisa Renee Jones...excerpt, review, and giveaway!!




Meet Chad in the newest addition to The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series by Lisa Renee Jones!
Now available!
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Blurb
In this third book in the sexy, suspenseful “The Secret Life of Amy Bensen” series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, we meet Amy’s brother Chad—and the woman who either loves him or wants him dead.

Six years ago, Chad’s hunt for a dangerous treasure turned deadly when his family home was set on fire, his parents killed. Faking his and his sister Amy’s death to protect her from further retaliation, he set her up in a new life with a friend’s help, letting her believe he’d died.

But now the men who hired Chad to find the treasure have found him, imprisoning and torturing him to learn where it’s hidden. A dark-haired beauty named Gia helps him escape, promising him access to his worst enemy. And as he tries to unravel the deep secrets of the past, he starts falling for her…only to discover she’s not what she seems.

Unable to trust anyone, Chad focuses on only two things: protecting his sister Amy and getting revenge. Is love even possible in the midst of heartache?

My Review: (ARC provided)
4-4.5stars!

I am hooked on this series. Forsaken is completely written from Chad's POV (Amy's brother). He is bitter, broody, hot, and out for revenge. When Gia enters his life he doesn't trust her but he can't stay away. Everything would be easier without her but he keeps her around, wants her around but won't admit it. They both have secrets and both have been hurt by the same people. Will they be able to take these people down and finally live freely instead of sleeping with one eye open? And will Chad finally be able to reunite with his sister?

I really like how how this book was told just from Chad's view point, I liked not knowing what was going on in Gia's head. I think it made the book more suspenseful and it was like I wanted a peak into Gia's mind but then I'm glad I didn't get one because you weren't sure what to think about her or what her secrets were. Chad and Gia had this great banter, sexual tension and chemistry, they had that tug or war thing going on between the two of them which made their story so interesting. 

Lisa Renee Jones has a way of grabbing me from the start and keeping me on the edge.  I really enjoyed Chad and Gia's story but I loved Amy and Liam's and I wanted more of them in this. We don't have to wait long for Unbroken to finally get the conclusion!

I recommend this series. 


Excerpt:
I join her at the sink, where she’s struggling to get the bandage wrapped around her palm. I grab her hand and take over and our eyes lock and collide, the air instantly thick with a huge dose of lust-filled distrust.
“You’re going to get caught in here,” she warns softly, as if she can’t quite find her voice.
“It’s a Walmart in Texas,” I tell her. “They’re happy if you manage to show up with pants on.”
She laughs despite an effort to stop herself. “I suppose so. I’m just nervous about getting attention we don’t need.”
“We’re fine.” I fit some tape over the bandage on her hand and dump the supplies back inside the basket sitting on the counter.
“Right,” she agrees. “I know we are.”
She doesn’t sound convinced, and I can’t seem to quell my need to convince her otherwise. “Don’t let my getting captured fool you. It took him years to find me. I’m good at what I do. He won’t find me again. That means he won’t find you.”
“Until you’re done with me,” she murmurs, cutting her gaze away from me, and for the first time since that bedroom in East Austin, fear radiates off her. I tell myself to let it go, that she could be working me over, but I can’t seem to care.
I slip a finger under her chin and force her gaze to mine. “No matter what your intentions were when this started tonight, if you help me, really help me, I’ll make sure you stay protected.”
“I don’t work for him, and I don’t know why I’m even saying that again. I know I can’t convince you.”
“I told you. Help me. I’ll help you. Okay?”
“Yes. Okay.” She’s not convinced, and the truth is, neither am I. I stayed away from people until Meg, Amy included, for a reason. People die when they’re near me, but I’m not telling Gia that, and I let my hand fall away, settling both on my hips.
She hugs herself and for several beats we simply stare at each other, until she wets her lips, and I try not to look at her mouth, or think about kissing her, but I fail. I think about it. In vivid, I-want-to-fuck-her detail.
“This is what you do?” she asks. “How you live? Always looking over your shoulder? Is that how I have to live?”
“I, like others in the organization I work for, find what no one else can find.”
“For a price.”
“Yes. For a price.”

 


Escaping Reality (book 1) is available to "Read Free" on NetGalley right now - https://s2.netgalley.com/catalog/book/62595

Infinite Possibilities (book 2) is on sale for $1.99 (reg. $7.99) until 8/16

For More information on The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series page including: buy links, and excerpts for the previous two and also upcoming releases.  Visit Lisa’s website here: http://bit.ly/AmyBensen

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.



Watch the video on casting for the INSIDE TV Show HERE


About the Author:


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.


GIVEAWAY

$25 Amazon Gift Card (2 Winners)
Signed Set of The Secret Life of Amy Bensen Series

 

 
 


 
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