Denial (Careless Whispers #1) – Review

DenialTitle: Denial

Series: Careless Whispers

Series Number: #1

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Author: Lisa Renee Jones

Publisher: Gallery Books

Publication Date: November 24, 2015

Format: Ebook

Pages: 321

Rating: 5

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.

5 Star

Blurb From GoodReads:

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.


My Review:

Ella wakes up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there or who she is. The only reason the reader knows her full name is because the blurb tells us. She does end up remembering her first name but not her last, so this is the only thing we know about her that she does not (unless you’ve read the Inside Out series which I have not yet). The story is told from Ella’s point of view so we know as much as she does (other than her name of course). This story has everything I love, suspense, mystery and some romance. It takes off with a bang and carries you on a roller-coaster ride that leaves you panting and screaming for more. So yes, it’s a doozy of a cliffhanger with a whammy of a hangover. But it is SO worth it! Kayden is a wildcard, he’s the one protecting her and trying to help her figure out who she is. Problem, he seem familiar and that would’ve raised some red flags for me but having a hot guy demanding to protect you can cause thoughts to be forgotten. I do love the fact that Ella isn’t just some damsel in distress though, she is tough and smart with just enough vulnerability to make her believable as a character. All I can really say is this…


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