From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, the first book in the CARELESS WHISPERS series.
Please note: This is the standalone spinoff of the INSIDE OUT series. New readers can enjoy this without reading INSIDE OUT but those who love INSIDE OUT will FINALLY find out what happened to Ella!
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.
Darra's Review:Mystery, confusion and a fantastic cliff hanger best explains what you get from this book. There were so many characters that are questioned what their motives were. I felt as though she should question each and every person throughout the book.
The story evolves and I could not put the book down because you know something jaw dropping will happen. Enthralled is the best word to explain how the reader will feel.
I cannot help but love Kayden. He is mysterious and you will fear he will turn for the worse.
This is one of those books you wish for an optimistic ending. A vague way to explain my thoughts, however I do not want to give away too much. I kept checking the next page for more and was at a loss for how it ended. That was when I said out loud "Really. You end it here!" Lost for words. One of the best cliffhangers I have ever read. Beyond frustrated in a good. I will absolutely be reading the next book. You can't leave me hanging here!
I rate the book a 4.7. An ending that will leave you shocked beyond belief!
Sunny's Review:I really like this book. There is a lot of mystery and intrigue in this book. I was basically sitting there through the whole book trying to figure everything out. I have not read the series before this one and I personally don't feel like I was at a disadvantage. I really can't wait for more and if I have time I will have to go back and read other series.
Kayden...oh boi. I really like him. There are some issues but seriously when aren't there. I definitely would not mind waking up in the hospital to him. I like Ella too. I can't imagine not knowing who I am, who I can trust, what I have done in the past. Honestly, I think she handles it all fairly well. Again, I can't wait for more! Go get this book. I am giving 4.6 stars out of 5.
I couldn’t sleep. I meant to go to the kitchen and then I ended up here because I wanted . . .” His reaction cuts like his anger. “Just never mind.” I try to move around him but his hands press to the wall beside me, caging me, and now I’m angry. “Are we doing this again? Don’t bully me. My stupid flashbacks are doing a fine job of that on their own. I said I’m sorry. Just let me go back to my room.”
“You wanted what?”
“I wanted you to do what you swore you could,” I blurt, having nothing to lose when everything is already gone.
“Only I don’t want you to fuck me until I can’t remember my name. I want you to fuck me until I stop thinking about that man and the gun. Because you were right. Memories are the enemies that never die. But I know you don’t want—”
His hand slides under my hair and he drags me to him, my hand flattening on the hard wall of his chest. “I do want. So fucking bad it’s killing me.”
My palm is directly over his heart, and I can feel it racing, the air around us crackling with barely contained passion. “I don’t need a hero to save my virtue tonight. I need you. So please. Fuck me and then fuck with my head so no one else can. Let me choose my own sins.”
He is stone, unmoving, his body steel, his expression unreadable, the sexual tension crackling between us. “You want sin, sweetheart,” he says. “I’ll give you sin.” His mouth closes down on mine, his tongue licking into my mouth, wicked with demand, and I can taste his hunger, his need. A deep, aching need I want to fill.
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About the Author:
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
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.
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