New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES, and is now in development by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland, Austin Powers, Must Love Dogs) for cable TV. In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today lists.
Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.
Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.
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Need You Now
Life is hard. Life leaves you beaten, broken…alone. Then one day, a stranger touches your hand and you feel something intense, unforgettable, but yet, you want to forget. You need to forget. It’s safer than believing in things you’ve decided don’t exist. You know all about shattered promises and lost hope. You know them so much better than you know this excited, warm, wonderful feeling, and it scares you. He scares you, but he also makes you feel alive again. He makes you realize you haven’t really been living. You’re surviving and you fear he’s the one who’ll make you forget how to keep doing it. But what if he’s the one who changes everything?
Rating: 5 Stars
Danny is at the bar of the hostel she works at with her friend Kate having a birthday drink. Its there where her view is blocked by a tall , dark , full lipped man , he’s so close to her and her hand somehow lands on his suit covered chest …. Hello ! Bartender ? Ice water please !
Our delectable suited up morsel has a name , Jensen . Danny describes him and the effect he has on her ” I melt like chocolate in the sun , gooey and rich with the sweet seduction….” Yup that’s what I call the Jensen effect ! This is exactly how he makes me fe feel , good grief he’s delicious ! He’s one of those men that gives off vibes that send shivers up your spine !
As if I wasn’t a hot enough mess already !!! The elevator scene has me looking for ice chips to cool myself and an elevator with my own Jensen won’t be a bad idea either #naughty giggle#
” I’ve been thinking about how you’d taste since the moment I laid eyes on you .” Damn this man is good ! These words would make me his sub , slave or whatever it is he wants me to be ! Jensen is an instant addiction !
Mmmmm ….. Curve ball , now there was something I wasn’t anticipating . Jensen , you bad boy ! Miss Woods , even more so ! This is going to get really interesting , an evening rendezvous leads to even more interesting revelations …..
The chemistry between Jensen and Danny is off the charts and they have a good thing going , yes they hit a few hurdles but they get over them .
Jensen makes decisions that has Danny questioning him , but it n his defense , his intentions are noble. Danny is fortunate enough to have her own wolf with a dash of Prince Charming aka Jensen.
Need you Now was a quick ,entertaining and enjoyable five star read . Looking forward to more !
Mark’s POV novella
I have lost the man I once was, letting guilt and heartache define who I am. Darkness has controlled me, and one woman has seen what no one else has seen in me, what I do not wish to exist. My hunger for her has driven me to the edge of sanity, but no more. She’s about to find out that the Master has returned.
Rating: 4 Stars
Not having read any , but aware , of the other books in The Inside Out series , was nervous to read Mark’s point of view BUT I PROMISE you this , all it has done is actually make me crave the previous books more and trust me I will get there ! All in all I think we have a brilliant series here , even , if I’m going about it back to front !
Mark —- The dominant owner of Allure Gallery . His sub of many years has gone missing and someone has confessed to killing her , creating a media frenzy ! The guilt is eating him , he feels he’s to blame . He’s also concerned for the safety of his mum and what this could do to her , she’s gravely ill , fighting cancer . His mum owns Riptide auction house and the beautiful Crystal is in her employ and they share a close bond. There’s also a definite attraction between Mark and Crystal , but she’s no sub and has no interest in being one and yet , despite this , they have sizzling hot sex !
Mark a may be a Dom but at heart he’s just a big old puppy , he’s so scared of his feelings for Crystal , he can be himself with her and he bares his soul to her and as a Dom ,that is always in control , these feelings are frightening ! He craves her , he needs her …..
Blake , the detective working Rebecca’s case is a hell of a nice guy and he sees what’s developing between them and he reaches out to Crystal and offers advice , guidance , support and encouragement , having been in a similar situation himself. Blake manages to climb into my heart <3
Back to our man Mark …. I think he feels more for Crystal than he’s letting on and if he thinks his antics will make her run for the hills , he may want to reconsider , she doesn’t come across as a girl who spooks easy or who runs from a fight .
I simply have to get my grubby paws on ” I belong to you” I must know if Crystal will break through Mark’s walls ? How is his mum ? Will Crystal be as brave as I make her out to be ? Will Ava and Riley be brought to justice ?
I Belong to You
Being that person, that man is how I define myself, how I allow the rest of the world to define me as well. And now, with a terrible loss shredding me inside out and someone trying to destroy my family to punish me, control is more important than ever. It is everything. It is what I need. It is all I need. Or maybe I just need…her.
Rating: 5 Stars
The cover art is screaming “Ink me!” I just love it !
Master …..I could quite easily call Mark that ! There’s something a about his aura that exudes power ,demands respect and its totally delicious !
Having read Maria’s point of view in “My Control” I was curious of a few things and I’m hoping to find answers and more …..maybe a lesson in obedience #naughty giggle
There is more to our delicious DOM than meets the eye. Its what lies beneath that tough exterior which makes him more human. Crystal also sees it and it scares him. Crystal and Mark are like oil and water , both want control but in different ways , I wish they would just let go and let it be …..stop fighting one another and just go with each other.
Crystal comes from a rather powerful family and with that power usually comes secrets and I wonder what skeletons are hiding in Crystal’s closet , because she has a secret that’s for sure .
Damn this man is delicious ! Their chemistry is like molten larva !
Sheepers creepers are they ever going to get a break !? “Vengeance isn’t business and it isn’t protecting your family or me ……it’s war”
Crystal and Mark are new territories to each other and watching them discover each over has been special , with ups and downs , erotic and intense. Crystal hits the nail on the head with the effect Mark has “…something about dominant Mark that does funny things to my body”
The last free chapters of ” I belong to you” are so honest and despite his DOM traits Mark is gentle , protective and a man in love ! There are also moments that are rather stressful , nerve racking and filled with suspense !