ARC Review | Behind Closed Doors by Lisa Renee Jones

ARC Review | Behind Closed Doors by Lisa Renee JonesBehind Closed Doors by Lisa Renee Jones
Published by Gallery Books on October 17th 2016
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Suspense, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 314
Format: eARC
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From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones comes a brand new gripping and provocative novel that ties into her bestselling Careless Whispers and Inside Out series. You can enjoy this as a standalone, but fans of Careless Whispers and Inside Out will get an exciting glimpse of who Ella really is and some of the secrets she's been hiding from everyone she knows.

Desperate to pay for law school, Skye tries her hand at auction hunting with her friend Ella, only to find a poker chip and a note leading to an offsite locker. The next thing she knows, Jason “Red Bull” Wise—a famous, millionaire poker player—is at her door, accusing her of blackmail. Innocent, she swears he’s wrong. He rolls the dice and believes her, impulsively inviting her along to Las Vegas. And remarkably, cautious Skye takes a risk, finding herself seduced by this dangerously alluring man, on his private jet, and finally living life to the fullest. But there is more than passion waiting for Skye and Jason in Vegas when blackmail takes a deadly turn.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Mature Content

TV-surfing sometimes leads me to either Storage Wars and Auction Hunters. It’s so interesting to watch people bid over something without a clue what’s inside the storage unitSkye Montgomery finds herself in the same situation when her new friend, Ella, drags her to a storage auction in hopes of finding something that would sell well. Sex and blackmail aren’t what she expects to see in the storage, but it’s what faces her anyway.

The storage unit leads her into a whirlwind adventure with renowned poker player, Jason “Red Bull” Wiles. Jason accuses Skye of being involved in a blackmail scheme against him, all thanks to her newly purchased storage unit. 

Skye’s life is turned upside down when she agrees to fly with him to Las Vegas. Jason wants to convince Skye he’s not a bad person so she can give him the storage unit, and they have this spark they both have not experienced before. 

This is only my second LRJ book, but I’ve noticed how alpha her male MCs are. I love Jason! He has this sort-of bad boy image, and the nickname “Red Bull” is well-deserved. He’s headstrong and will not stop until he gets what he wants. Still, he has this soft side no one would imagine he has.

I’m not too sure about Skye. Her past has been alluded in this book, but it wasn’t explored more. I don’t know if Skye and Jason’s story will have a follow-up, but based on the ending, I’d say their story has been wrapped up in BCD. 

I’ve been told Ella has her own story, and from what I’ve read here so far, I’ll enjoy reading her series. She’s a character with an unexpected side that not even Skye is aware of. 

I just wish the mystery was more built up than it was. I was on the edge of my seat wondering who’s truly behind the blackmail attempt, and when it was finally revealed who it was, it’s like it came out of nowhere. There were clues here and there, but it wasn’t fully explained why that person did what he did other than desperation. But maybe that’s just me.

Overall, I enjoyed reading BCD! It took me a while to get into it, but when things started heating up, I couldn’t stop until I found out who the enemy was. 

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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.

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