Denial - Lisa Renee Jones

Denial

By Lisa Renee Jones

  • Release Date: 2015-11-24
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 140 Ratings

Description

The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the explosively sexy Inside Out and the Secret Life of Amy Bensen series will seduce you with this sultry tale of possession and ecstasy, wild fantasies and dangerous secrets—first in the racy and suspenseful Careless Whispers series.

Ella awakes alone in Italy, no longer sure of who she is. One thing is certain: a gorgeous man has claimed her as his own. He’s tall, dark, and sexy, the kind of rich, powerful man who makes a girl long to be possessed. And possess her he does, whispering wicked promises in her ear, indulging her deepest desires, stealing her trust—and her cautious heart. Soon, though, she discovers that nothing is as it seems. The truth will shatter her world, but it will also set her free…if it doesn’t destroy her first.

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, whose searing novels generate “enough heat...to start a fire” (RT Book Reviews), dares you to fall in love with her irresistibly surprising and scandalously erotic new series.

Reviews

  • Although the story ends with a HUGE *gasp* moment that has thrown Ella into a major tailspin - I Cou

    5
    By glhince
    Not unlike my first introduction to Sara in the Inside Out series, my first impressions of Ella were a bit mixed, and it took me a while to find her voice intriguing. Everything to make a compelling character is there: amnesia from a head injury when mugged, rescued by a handsome stranger who is convinced she is in mortal peril, and the slow burn between them as she reacts instinctively to his aura. But as Ella slowly realizes who she is, and bits of her story start to reveal themselves, her personality takes a more solid form and her underlying strength and determination start to shine through. There’s a curious mix of ballsy, go for it fighter mentality somewhere in there, often overshadowed behind her inability to pull her own history from the recesses of her mind and the concerns that something she isn’t remembering could cause danger for those who have ‘rescued’ her. Kayden’s rescue of Ella, combined with his own deep-rooted need to control and protect as best he can make him quite a conundrum. While he pushes and pulls at her to remember, he also has made a life, a name, an identity for Ella, giving her protection from those who would do her harm. Or is he? Kayden is one of those perfectly imperfect characters: his moral compass is ambiguous, his personal relationships are either volatile or non-existent, his role as “boss” mean he’s in control and calling the shots, able to overrule choices and approaches. What works best is the instinctive reactions that Ella has to Kayden, that déjà vu feeling that she has, and the way she is able to give Kayden the reassurances that he so desperately needs. There are backstories galore from these two, yet to be revealed as pieces and bits come to light. And the trust, even with no real reason to give it fully is growing…until Ella finds that Kayden is hiding a major clue to who she really is from her. Although the story ends with a HUGE *gasp* moment that has thrown Ella into a major tailspin with Kayden facing the wrong end of a gun, my investment in the mystery that is Ella is fully engaged. I need to know what comes next- and just how much Kayden knows, who is the one who beat her and tried to kill her, and just why Kayden and Adriel were there when she was attacked. I received a copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
  • Intriguing!

    5
    By ~Mindy Lou~
    This story was very intriguing to me. It starts out with Ella waking up in a hospital in Italy with absolutely no memory, staring into blue eyes belonging to a man who says he found her in an alley. He, Kayden, lied to the hospital about who she is so that he can stay by her side. In walks a detective who clearly hates Kayden and is using her case to get to him. She has no idea who to trust but her instincts tell her to trust Kayden. As the story unfolds, Kayden believes the Italian mob boss is after her and he convinces her to stay with him for protection. By the end of the story Ella has only remember pieces to her life and has learned Kayden hasn't been completely honest with her. I'm amazed with how little we learn in this book yet the story still kept me engaged. The suspense of who can she trust while trying to gain back her memories definately earned this book 5 stars from me and I can't wait for the next book in the series! ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
  • I love all her books

    5
    By Carlascreations
    I can't wait for the next book
  • Horrible

    1
    By Cnu biased
    This book is the worst I'm sorry I had to 🖐reading on chapter 3 it's just so poorly ✍🏽 ..... Waste of money
  • Denial

    5
    By Ragrec
    Must read...action, suspense, romance and hot alpha male Kayden who will have you wishing he was real and yours..the story will keep you quessing..must read!!!
  • WOW SO GOOD!!! ❤️LOVE❤️

    5
    By Wisdom w/a Attitude
    Lisa Renee jones you are amazing. I read all of the inside out and couldn't get enough I always wanted to know what happen to Ella NOW finally I am and I want more ugh may is sooo far away😢 can't wait Lisa you never fail to write an amazing story if you haven't read the inside out its a MUST READ as is this book you won't be disappointed!!! Happy reading to good to miss
  • Fast fall into intrigue, I can't wait for next turn.

    5
    By Stef macbook
    Ella and Kayden are a match not to be messed with if the mob is smart. I enjoy the way Lisa Renee Jones gives small clues to what is around the next turn.
  • LOVED!!!!

    5
    By BellaLuvzDoc&Nols
    Light is beginning to be shed on Ella Ferguson and her disappearance. In previous Lisa Renee Jones reads she was the one piece that we were all dying to find! And now it begins!!! This is not a stand-alone read so I def can't wait to get the next book because while we do get some info about what happened with Ella there are so many more questions that come up because of it. Great read!!!
  • Book 1

    5
    By MelissaNY666
    This story is Amazing and intriguing suspense. You don't know what's happening next, then I looked down, it was last page.... I need more. A n t i c i p a t i o n!!!!!
  • Sexy x 10!!

    5
    By ❤️CCS
    Oh my gosh I'm loving this new series and my only complaint is the next book doesn't come out until May 31st! If you loved the inside out series you will love this one and I'm not sure that this one won't be even better!❤️