Provocative (White Lies Book One) by Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: April 18th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book one in the sexy and intense new White Lies duet by Lisa Renee Jones!
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.
A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
I’m so excited that PROVOCATIVE is available now! Just a few notes: if you order PROVOCATIVE this week only you will get $1 off and it will only be $2.99 – I will be increasing this price at the end of the week! You’ll also receive the FREE novella Rebecca’s Forgotten Journals (these are NEW journal entries) in the back of your copy!
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– REVIEW –
“The best criminals are always the best actors.”
Beck Luche to Nick Rogers
Kindle Loc. 2143 of 4261
Nick “Tiger” Rogers wants to take heed of the wise words of his PI, Luche, but it’s already too late. He’s fallen hard for the lovely Faith Winters — heiress apparent to the famed Reid Winter Vineyard in Sonoma County.
Rogers, a hot-shot, self-made San Franciscan attorney, initially approaches Faith convinced she’s behind the suspicious deaths of both his father and her mother. His convictions are immediately cast into doubt as Faith triggers the über alpha male in Rogers to surface — this Tiger wants Faith in the worst way. And he needs her to be innocent of murder — but is she?
Faith Winters really doesn’t want to run the winery — she’s an artist and an accomplished one at that. Reid Winter Vineyard is heavily in debt, and Faith is doing all she can to keep her father’s vineyard from falling into foreclosure. When she and Nick hit it off immediately, Faith is forced to face the truth of her actions and desires. Can she trust a guy like Nick with her secrets, or is she headed for a huge fall?
Provocative is the first novel in author Lisa Renee Jones White Lies Duet.
First and foremost, this book ends with a huge cliffhanger — you will have to purchase the second half of the duet, Shameless, for any plot resolution. Is Provocative worth the read? Yes, if you are into a searing romance that revolves around intrigue and mystery, and is set against a backdrop of the exquisite Sonoma lifestyle. (Think Murder on The Orient Express meets Falcon Crest, with some sexy spanking tossed in for good measure.)
The story is a bit slow to start, but once in, author Jones excels at weaving a captivating tale. Told using alternate POV’s, Nick is well written as an alpha — strong in action, emotions — I connected with him immediately. I never fully grasped the character of Faith, perhaps because the reader isn’t meant to truly understand her motivations until the final reveal. We know both Nick and Faith are keeping secrets, but Faith’s character seemed a bit too elusive.
While the plot is intriguing, I found the pace of Provocative to be uneven. Secondary characters abound and it is difficult in some instances to justify the amount of plot spent on them against their import to the story (again, perhaps this plays out in Shameless). Additionally, some of the dialogue between Nick and Faith seemed redundant — I think with some crisp editing, this story would have been an absolute dazzler.
As it is, Lisa Renee Jones’s Provocative is a suspenseful, sexy tale — lush on imagery and sure to captivate fans of romantic intrigue.
*ARC received courtesy of the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.*
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About the Author : LISA RENEE JONES
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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