ARC Review | Denial (Careless Whispers #1) by Lisa Renee Jones

ARC Review | Denial (Careless Whispers #1) by Lisa Renee JonesDenial by Lisa Renee Jones
Published by Gallery Books on November 24th 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Mystery, Suspense
Pages: 321
Format: eARC
Amazon US

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 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

“There are a lot of things I want to do to you, Ella, but I promise you, killing you isn’t one of them.”

When I was reading this book, the first thing that I thought of was, “This would be an awesome TV show!”. I know Lisa’s Inside Out series is going to be a TV show, but man I hope this one does, too!

Ella Ferguson wakes up in a hospital with no memory prior to waking up that moment and coming face to face with a gorgeous stranger. According to said gorgeous stranger Kayden Wilkens, he helped her when he saw her trying to run away from the most dangerous man in Italy. It is then she realizes that not only does she not know her last name, she’s no longer in America.

Told in Ella’s POV, she has to remember who she is, continue running away from the man chasing her, and decide who to trust. Kayden makes it his business to help her and he welcomes her into his world, but he has his own skeletons in his closet. They both try to fight off the attraction they feel from the start but soon they give in.

I could feel my heart beat speeding up as I was reading Denial. There were a lot of questions I wanted answers to, and since it’s a series, obviously I didn’t get them yet. It made me giddy just thinking about it! Ella has obviously been repressing her memories. With only snippets of her past, I still have no idea who she’s running away from, but I have an idea.

I’m not a huge fan of insta-lust, and Ella and Kayden have it. I’m a bit indifferent with their romance, although it’s hot to read about Kayden as an alpha. He likes to get things his way and has a mysterious vibe to him. His past is just as interesting as Ella’s, and I look forward to reading more about it.

It ends in a huge cliffhanger, but it’s a good thing that this series is finally complete! I (or you, if you choose to read the series) can binge-read!

I pull my gun from my purse and point it at him. “Who are you to me, Kayden? Who am I?”


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