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Monday, January 9, 2017

RELEASE SERIES REVIEW: The Careless Whispers Series by Lisa Renee Jones

Title: Surrender
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Careless Whispers, #3 
Publisher: Gallery 
Publication Date: January 9, 2017 

Chris and Sara from Inside Out return in the explosive finale to Ella's story from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones with the third book in the sexy, suspenseful Careless Whispers series.

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 could easily end there.

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Sonja's Review

I can't believe Ella and Kayden's story is over and that we finally have all answers! I have to admit that I'm glad there's no more secrets or mysteries, but I will definitely miss those two. Surrender was worth the wait and I positively loved it!

I'm only going to dedicate one paragraph to both Ella and Kayden because the way I felt about them didn't really change that much. They are both still their good, strong, bada*s selves, although sometimes I wished Ella wouldn't be so honorable and be more selfish, but then she wouldn't be her and I wouldn't want that. So while I may have wanted to shake her once or twice, I didn't lose any of the love I had for her and speaking of love - I just fell even more in love with Kayden! The man is seriously amazing, they both are really - and oh, I'm going to miss them so much! 

Surrender was one those books that I wanted to rush through to get to the end to find everything out, see justice served, and of course, most importantly, see Ella and Kayden finally get their true happily-ever-after ending, but at the same time, I didn't want to get to the end because then that would mean no more Kayden or Ella. I couldn't tear myself away or go slower though because I just had to know where that necklace was and who Ella was. There were things that shocked me and some things that didn't at all - Surrender was fast-paced, twisty and turn-y, sexy, a little heartache-y, and heart pounding. It was the perfect book to end the series and I loved it with all my heart!  

Surrender is third and final book in the Careless Whispers series and must be read after the first two books, it's told mostly from Ella's POV, but we do hear from Sara a few times, and Ella and Kayden's happy ending was beautiful and wonderful and heartwarming! 

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars 

Other Books in the Series
Book One
DENIAL is on sale for 99 cents!
Title: Denial
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Careless Whispers, #1
Publisher: Gallery 
Publication Date: November 24, 2015

Book one in the CARELESS WHISPERS series. This is a standalone spin-off of the INSIDE OUT series (soon to be a TV show) that follows Ella Ferguson, Sara McMillan's best friend.

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.

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Sonja's Review

I knew Denial was going to be a cliffhanger, but even knowing that, it still got to me! Oh, it was just downright evil, but not the type of evil that made me angry, just the type that had me shaking my head and smiling. It was an interesting, exciting journey full of twists and turns that captured my attention and barely refused to ever let go. 

Denial is only told from Ella's POV, so didn't connect with Kayden as much as I might with the hero usually and I can't say for sure that I've fallen in love him yet, but I'm sure that I will because he's definitely lovable and there are already things I love about him! I love how dominant, possessive, and protective he is, but mostly I love how playful, mischievous, and teasing he can be. Kayden might drive me a little crazy sometimes, but he's a great hero and I can't wait to see him again!

I haven't read Ms. Jones' Inside Out series yet, but after spending an entire book with Ella, I can understand why so many were eager to hear her story! Ella is strong, she's a fighter, and she's a total bada*s! I just don't know how else to describe her or at least how to describe her and do her justice. Ella is a completely unique heroine and I absolutely, wholeheartedly LOVED her!!  

Ms. Jones tells a gripping story that will seduce you, fill you with anticipation, and leave you wanting more! It is a sexy, steamy ride with danger, mystery, and secrets that will have you on the edge of your seat and keep you guessing. Denial is an amazing read and I positively loved it!!

Denial is told only from Ella's POV, it does end in a cliffhanger, and I just can't wait for Demand

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

Book Two
DEMAND is on sale for $3.99! 
Title: Demand
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Careless Whispers, #2
Publisher: Gallery 
Publication Date: May 31, 2016

The sexy, breathtaking mystery continues in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones’s stunning second novel in the suspenseful Careless Whispers series—where shocking revelations will reveal themselves and nothing, and no one, will ever be the same.

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.

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Sonja's Review

Well, I was all prepared for Demand to end in a cliffhanger that was going to make me growl and yell, but Ms. Jones was actually nice to us this time with the ending (I say that with love)! Now, don't get me wrong I still can't wait to read Surrender, but I don't feel like I'm going to go crazy or that I have to rush this review, so I can get started on it right away. I get to take my time and enjoy writing about this truly excellent read that I completely loved! 

Well, now I'm torn here because I was just looking at my review for Denial and I usually write about my favorite character for last and for Demand, I was going to talk about Kayden after Ella, but then I saw I put him first before and so now I'm not sure who is my favorite. And if you're feeling confused after reading that, then I understand because I'm confused just writing it. I don't know, I'm might just go with ladies first because honestly, I loved both of them more than I did before and I can't say who I do love more. Okay, so I'm going to talk about Ella first then. 

I said that Ella was bada*s in my Denial review and at the risk of sounding redundant and too praiseworthy - I have to say that she's an ever bigger bada*s than I thought! She's so strong and brave and fierce and loyal. Ella's is wholeheartedly in love with Kayden and she's very protective of him. I can't think of anything that I didn't love about her - she's just an amazing heroine that does everyone proud! 

Well, I am happy to say that even though, for some reason of which I have no idea why, it's probably just because I'm crazy, I hadn't fallen for Kayden before, I can say without a doubt that I am totally in love with him now! Kayden is so sweet and devoted to Ella. He's protective and possessive and patient and supportive. Kayden always tries to reassure Ella that he's not going anywhere and that no matter what the future brings, he will never stop fighting for her and that nothing could ever change the way he feels about her. Kayden is absolutely wonderful and while he might not have had my heart originally - it is definitely all his now! 

I don't think Demand is quite as suspenseful as Denial, but it is certainly more enlightening. We're learning more about Ella and she's slowly getting her memories back and that just makes it even more exciting. I was completely captured in Ella and Kayden's story and there were times when I never wanted to stop reading and I turned the pages as fast as I could to find out what was going to happen next. Demand was demanding, beautiful and still full of mystery, questions, and anticipation. It was marvelous and I can't wait to get started on Surrender and get all the answers for those burning questions we still have! 

Demand is the second book in the Careless Whispers series and it must be read after Denial, it's still only told from Ella's POV, and Ella, Kayden, and the story itself, ends in a good place. 

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

For more information about Lisa's CARELESS WHISPERS series visit her website at:

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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