DENIAL by Lisa Renee Jones is the first book in a spin-off series called Careless Whispers. When I read DENIAL I did not know that it was a spin-off series, and it does not seem to be crucial to the story line to have read the other series.
DENIAL is about a girl who wakes up in a hospital with amnesia. She doesn't remember anything about herself from before waking up in the hospital, but there is a beautiful man beside her bed who feels very familiar. Kayden found Ella and wants to help her recover her memories.
But, what if the person Ella uncovers is running for her life? DENIAL is full of intrigue, suspense, manipulation, and an impossible attraction between Ella and Kayden. Two people haunted by their pasts.
The plot and premise of the story is captivating and wonderfully suspenseful. You'll want to finish the book just to see where it goes. The ending is very well done, and makes me want to read the next book. However, Kayden feels a little cookie-cutter to me. He is a protector but he's a bad guy but he's sweet on Ella but he's very dangerous. While Ella as a whole wasn't that interesting her past and the pieces she remembers are. This is not a character driven story in my opinion.
Overall, anyone who is a fan of Lisa Renee Jones, or romantic suspense should pick up DENIAL.
The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the explosively sexy Inside Out and the Secret Life of Amy Bensen series will seduce you with this sultry tale of possession and ecstasy, wild fantasies and dangerous secrets—first in the racy and suspenseful Careless Whispers series.
Ella awakes alone in Italy, no longer sure of who she is. One thing is certain: a gorgeous man has claimed her as his own. He’s tall, dark, and sexy, the kind of rich, powerful man who makes a girl long to be possessed. And possess her he does, whispering wicked promises in her ear, indulging her deepest desires, stealing her trust—and her cautious heart. Soon, though, she discovers that nothing is as it seems. The truth will shatter her world, but it will also set her free…if it doesn’t destroy her first.
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 scandalously erotic new series.