Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Out Now! Demand by: Lisa Renee Jones...review, excerpt, trailer and a giveaway!!



Ella and Kayden’s story continues in
Demand by Lisa Renee Jones

Where’s Ella?  Find out TODAY!


Where’s Ella?  Find out TODAY!
Amazon UK (paperback): http://amzn.to/1XzQlyt



Blurb
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.
 



Excerpt
Crossing behind the couch toward the kitchen, I find myself remembering those naked, intimate moments with Kayden only a short time ago. The passion. The trust I’d felt for him. And then his words: “We both want more. Until we don’t.” The words send a surge of adrenaline and nerves through my body.

The scent of freshly brewed coffee teases my nostrils as I reach the kitchen, where I immediately find Kayden standing behind the island. But it’s not him that makes my heart lurch, as usual. It’s my gun that’s lying on the counter between us.

And when I should perhaps step backward I find myself charging forward to claim the other side of the counter.

“What is that for?”

“You thought you needed it earlier,” he says. “I want you to have it now.”

My fingers curl on the tiled counter. “Do I need it?”

“That’s for you to decide.”

“That isn’t the answer I want.”

His jaw sets hard. “If you’re expecting an answer you’ll want, you’d better pick up that gun.”

We stare at each other, a push and pull between us that has nothing to do with fear or intimidation, and everything to do with a bond we both know is being tested. “I know what you’re doing.”

“What am I doing?”

“The same thing you did outside that church, when you helped me hold the gun to your chest.”

“Which is what?”

“Offering me the façade of control.”

“You holding a loaded gun on me in no way equals a façade.”

 “I know you now,” I counter. “You don’t give up control, even when you say you are.”

He rests his hands on the counter, one turned just enough for me to catch a glimpse of the hawk inked on his wrist, its wings spread, the mark of a man whose rules of many must dictate his actions. “There are two sides to this coin,” he says, his words drawing my attention, his pale blue eyes piercing mine. “The me with you, and the me with everyone else.”

“We barely knew each other at the church.”

“I’d already decided you were mine. You just didn’t know it yet.”
 

My Review: (ARC provided)
4 stars!
 


Demand starts off where Denial ends and I love how there is a recap at the beginning of the book as well as a list of characters reminding us of who everyone is. That bit of info helped me so much. I was thinking I would need to recap myself but it was really nice how it was already done.


So in my opinion Kayden did a complete 180. I wasn't sure what to think of him in the first book and being that it left us hanging I didn't know if I particularly liked him. Well I think in this book we really get to know him and the person he is. Yes he still is a little hard to read and keeps his guard up but all with good reason, we slowly get to see the soft side of him too, and his love and commitment to the people he is close to.


Ella is starting to remember things but her amnesia is still very much present as memories come to surface she finally begins to discover the reason why she was running. Let me say I loved Ella and as the book went on we find out what a badass she really is. She's a strong and tough woman who wants to uncover the truth. I really love the relationship between her and Kayden and by the end of the book it is clear they each have a mutual respect for each other. I like how Kayden was protective but let her be her own person too.


I think there is still a lot to be learned in this series and I'll be anxiously awaiting the next book.


I recommend but make sure you read Denial first.



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Although the Careless Whispers series is a continuation of Lisa’s Inside Out series, the books from Inside Out do not have to be read first. However, Denial, Demand and Surrender, must be read in order.


 Book one, DENIAL, is available NOW!

Book three, SURRENDER, coming January 2017
B&N and Audible coming soon


GIVEAWAY Winners choice of $40 Amazon Gift Card OR Swag pack! 

 

About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author 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 she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

 
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