Denial by Lisa Renee Jones ~ Review

Also in this series: Demand (Careless Whispers, #2)
Denial by Lisa Renee Jones ~ ReviewAlso by this author: Hard Rules (Dirty Money, #1)
Denial (Careless Whispers, #1) by Lisa Renee Jones
ISBN: 1501122851
Series: Careless Whispers
Published by Gallery Books on November 24th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
Pages: 321
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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.



This book was so much more than what I was expecting. I was sent this and Denial to review in anticipation for the Surrender release. This is a spin-off of her widely popular Inside Out series.

I went in thinking I was just going to get this steamy story, it was so much more. This is a layered suspense story that kept me wanting to read and find out what happens next. Ella is waking up with amnesia and Kayden is there to help her. He kinda just takes over and starts supporting her every need and helping her find out who she is.

Reading about her flash backs and then what she is feeling about certain things, you get the sense that there is more going on then what we are being shown. I enjoyed that and it kept my interest peaked. My reason for the 4 stars and not 5 are that I wanted something bigger to happen in this book. I like the story and I’m very interested in finishing it but this book needed that “thing” to make it more. For me, any story that takes 3 books (or 4 or 5) needs something major or shocking to happen to be rounded out and to have a purpose. This book had everything except that. I loved everything about this book and I recommend it to everyone despite that it’s missing the “big thing”.

I am diving into the next installment, Demand, now. I hope it’s as good as this one is.


About Lisa Renee Jones

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 and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

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