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Book Review: Demand by Lisa Renee Jones

Demand by Lisa Renee Jones 
Series: Careless Whispers, #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance | Suspense
Age Range: New Adult
Format: eBook, 320 pages
Source: Scribd
Published on May 31, 2016
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The sexy, breathtaking mystery continues in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones’s stunning second novel in the suspenseful Careless Whispers series—where shocking revelations will reveal themselves and nothing, and no one, will ever be the same.

Still struggling with amnesia, Ella questions everything she’s known about Kayden Wilkens—the alluring stranger who claims to have found her unconscious in an alleyway a month earlier. But was he truly a stranger—or did Kayden know her before his supposed rescue? Tormented by the potential betrayal he denies, with fleeting memories of a bombshell in her recent past, Ella must face a hard reality. Every action has consequences . . . and trusting Kayden, the one thing she most desires, might result in the direst consequences of all.

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, whose searing novels generate “enough heat . . . to start a fire” (RT Book Reviews), dares you to fall in love with her irresistibly surprising and sexy new series.

Demand is the second book of the trilogy and it begins where Denial left off.

“I need to know I can be what he needs, that we can get through the darkness together. “

Ella’s past is making me more and more drawn to the series. All we really knew about her from Inside Out series that she was Sara’s best friend and wanted to marry David but now we know she might be more than just a teacher. She can dance and she’s great with guns.

I’m usually drawn to opposite attract couples but there are some, like Kayden and Ella who I enjoy that have a totally different pasts but they are alike. They both have lost a lot of people and they both have a dark side. That’s why they’re able to connect and Kayden doesn’t need to be careful with her. He can tell her things about the Underground without being afraid she’ll get upset and leave him. They’re alike even in ways neither of them know.

Kayden and Ella both need each other to be handle the good, the bad and even the ugly part of themselves. I’m delighted they are deciding to be together, no matter what happens despite not knowing everything from Ella’s past.

They’re taking control of the situation and they’re doing it together. They refuse to let anything from either of their pasts stop what they’re now. I found it really sweet how they wanted to keep each other safe but neither really want to be protected. He wants a lot of things from her. Protection isn’t one of them. Kayden never wants anything Ella doesn’t give him freely and I love that he wants to make her bad memories good ones. He’d rather she didn’t remember than be in pain and I think that’s sweet. But he won’t stop her either. Kayden just wants her to ease into it instead of doing it all at once.

We finally know who is the man who Ella is so afraid of but I’m more interested in what happened with David. Hopefully it will be revealed in Surrender. There’s so many questions related to him. We also got a tiny bit of information about Kayden’s relationship with Elizabeth and he could never trust her the way he trusts Ella because Elizabeth never knew the real him and she was too delicate for his life and he had too keep her shielded.

All in all wonderful sequel! I was actually surprised how much I enjoyed it and can’t wait to read the last book. I have many hopes for it after reading Demand. Not just answers but also Ella choosing to wear the bracelet, knowing what it means and not just wearing it because she had to in public. I love Ella and Kayden and they’re so great together even if they have some distrust between them at times but it’s no wonder since she has amnesia and there are things he doesn’t always tell her right away. If you like some mystery and suspense with your romance and don’t mind the whole amnesia trope I’m totally recommending this one. It has been fun and I never want to put the book down. I was going to give Demand only four stars but after reviewing it I think it totally deserves full five stars. This kind of books are so rare for me and I really did love it.

5 stars

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Demand by Lisa Renee Jones

    1. I haven’t read a lot of their work but I really enjoyed her Inside Out series and there was a one book I dnf’d but I think so far this is my favorite. Almost done with the third book already 😅 I’ll definitely read more of their books.


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