Careless Whispers series
by Lisa Renee Jones
Published May 31, 2016
Series | 288 ages | Mystery – Thriller – Erotica – Romance
by Lisa Renee Jones
(adapted from goodreads)
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.
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Second book of the Careless Whispers series, Demand is the perfect title for this book. The sequel of Ella‘s story is, now, a revolution of self demands and deep enlightens about her past. Her fear not to be the right person for Keyden‘s life, put both of them on the edge for an one more time, which made her, afterwards, more determined to find out who she really was.
” I’m not letting you go. You matter too much for me. We matter to me.” ~Keyden
After the shower incident, Ella understood that if she wanted to be with Keyden, she had to deal with her fears and live again all the harsh memories, that jumped into her head unwarned. Loving Keyden above all, Ella put herself into this roller coaster of memories, for the chance to see who was “him” behide her capture, and why she had that butterfly necklace on the first place. Although, she earned enough informations about her past, her concussion played mind games at her, making her feel misplaced and scared, about who to trust and if Keyden would be safe having her into his castle and into his life.
” There are many truths I want to tell you, and others I do not – starting with the truth about tonight.”
Keeping a truth is a very dangerous decision for both of them. When Keyden’s world be composed of underground people, mobs, mafia, cartels, politicians, police, it’s behove for Ella, to stay lips closed to others and open up with Keyden, otherwise there would be consequences of her actions. Her underneath strong character and her intelligence, helped her deal with all the unexpected circumstances she had at times and made her see that nothing is as it seems to be, in Keyden’s world and that, no matter how things seems to be, she had to trust his actions for both sake.
” Don’t get killed. I’m the only one who can kill you. Understand?” ~Ella
Moving into the story, Keyden’s world is been clearly visible now and the durable, hidden danger is tangible on every page. His occupation as a treasure Hunter and his responsibility for his team as a Hawk, put him in a daily danger with be underworld. Having Ella by his side, means to keep a hawk eye on her as well, until they find out her real identity and why the france mafia king is after her. Ella, on the other hand, struggles to help him in everyway she can, trying to be trustworthy and faithful to his mates, and compined with her inner fight to find out who is after her, she gives the story an exciting angle of suspense and agony about what would happen next.
“The idea of submitting to him, or willingly giving him control, is sexy in ways that defy what I know of my past.” ~Ella
The intimate scenes Ella had with Keyden are worth to be read and reread again and again. A consuming passion, that control and submission take the lead and help them to explore every aspect of their body and mind connection. It gives Ella the freedom she needed from her past, after the revelation about her been submitted unwillingly to an unknown man. It gives her the courage to push herself to expose this man in her memories and not afraid of him anymore. And she does!! Having the balls to deal with whatever would came across her, she didn’t afraid to meat with the only person who might help her to clear the fog in her mind.
“Don’t be weak! Push!!! Push!!! Push!!!”
Niccolo, the man who was in search for Ella on Denial, the man who Keyden thinks is the reason for the death of his loved ones, a mafia man who is in search of the butterfly necklace as any other underground party, shows his face on Demand and keeps the nerves stretched until Ella finally got to meet him in person. A really reveting scene, when she at last learn who was behide the foggy face in her memories and what is he capable of. Garner Neuville, Niccolo’s stepbrother, who didn’t filch an eye when both killed their parents so they could be the leaders of the France and Italia mafia. A very powerful, dominant man who thinks Ella owns him for ever and he would do everything to have her back.
” He kisses me, and in that kiss there is demand. So much demand. And his demand is that I refuse to be his enemy” ~Ella
Demand is a redemption of Ella’s mystery past. Reveals many answers about who she was in her early age, who are her parents and what circumstances made her what she is now, to whom she was captured and been afraid of, but most of all, what her real job might be before she lost her memory. Moreover, on this book, Ella is finally managed to be accepted from Keyden’s mates and be trustworthy on the matters of Undergrounds deals. She and Keyden finally expose their real feelings for each other, the deep, unconditional love and the cocoon care they have for each other. It’s really intense, it’s hypnotizing, it’s very dark!!!
I love Demand more, for all the above and for the strong connection both Ella and Keyden created. When you love somebody, you listen and understand them, you look after them, you trust them. Even if their story takes place in a world of underworld, with danger in ever corner, what you have to do to last your relationship for ever, is all the above. Nothing more, nothing less. And when I finally finished reading Demand, I knew that the third book, Surrender, will give them the ultimate battle to deal with. Are they going to be together in the end? I want to believe they are. Too many secrets are unspoken, to many people are involve.
Until then, enjoy the books you are into…
Book rates: 5+ stars
- Plot:5+ stars
- Characters: 5+ stars
- Writing:5+ stars
- Pacing: 5+ stars
- Cover: 5+ stars
More from Lisa Renee Jones and “Careless Whispers” series
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.