Provocative (White Lies Duet #1)
By Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: April 18, 2017
Rating: 4 stars
Blurb: There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our very souls. They change us, mold us, maybe even save save us. But some are darker, dangerous. If we allow them to, they control us. Seduce us. Quite possibly even destroy us.
The moment I walked into Sonoma’s Reid Winter Winery and Vineyard and made eye contact with Faith Winter for the first time was one of those moments. Provocative because I know at least one of her secrets, of which, I suspect she has many. Provocative because she believes I was a stranger to her when we met, but I am not. Provocative because I sought her out, with no intention of touching her. But now I have. Now I want her. Now I have to have her. But that changes nothing. It doesn’t change why I came for her.
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The one thing that I have always loved about LRJ is her ability to enthrall me from the beginning. She doesn’t just give us a romantic plot…she gives us one with angst and suspense around every turn. Believe me, she certainly did not disappoint with Provocative. She had my nerves all over the place and left me wondering which way this story was going to go. I was hooked from the start and I’m definitely needing more ASAP!
The entire story is built around secrets and the consequences they leave in their wake. LRJ leaves you desperately seeking answers right along with the characters. Each new secret seems to be connected to a bigger puzzle; one we all desperately want to finish. I love how this author builds upon the plot as a whole by providing you with a crumb trail. It keeps you focused….wondering if anyone is who they say they are. You’ll definitely be pulling out your detective hat in no time trying to see if you can solve this mystery before the characters do.
The main characters were easy to fall head over heels for. I didn’t think I could love Tiger (Nick) as much as I did, but I found that he’s such an easy character to fall in love with. I love his determination and his honesty about the type of person he is and what he wants.
“She wants the kind of escape I’ve just offered. She wants me to push her to go places that consume, to leave room for nothing else but the here and now. No fears. No nerves. No emotion, of which I hope like hell does not include guilt.”
Faith is a mystery that Nick is trying to figure out. She has secrets, but so does he…only hers can be more of the murderous type. She has a past that she’s not proud of and insists on not speaking about, which makes her all the more mysterious.
The chemistry between Faith and Nick is out of this world hot. It’s a quick start to an explosive relationship; one that both parties want to remain physical, but can it when they fit so well together….when they are attracted to each other on every level possible?
“I can feel him just like he said he could me. Even when he’s not touching me, which is exactly why he is nothing like my past. Nothing made me feel this then. No one made me feel this.”
I loved every bit of this book. LRJ keeps us on our toes wondering and searching for more. This book does have a cliffhanger, but luckily for us we won’t have to wait long for book two!
***NOTE TO READERS*** The quotes above came from the advanced reader’s digital copy. They are subject to change and may/may not be in the final published copy of book.
Book two: SHAMELESS will be out on July 11th!
About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) 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.
In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, Lisa 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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