Review: Demand (Careless Whispers #2) by Lisa Renee Jones


Title: Demand
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Publisher/Year:  Gallery Books 5/31/16
Length:   220 Pages
Series:  Careless Whispers #2


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.

My Thoughts

I love how this story keeps us really confused about what we knew from Sara’s story and what we know or don’t know now.  Every time i feel like Ella is about to make a breakthrough to something that we know about her, it turns out to be something different, which keeps me incredibly intrigued.

In this 2nd book, we know that Ella is slowly getting bits of herself back, she’s getting flashbacks time and time again that give her little glimpses into her life before coming to Italy.  Kayden is amazing in how he cares for her and how he’s protecting her, however we see in several of the flashbacks, there are things that she recalls that are exactly what he said, and that makes her wonder.  not doubt- but wonder.  On top of that, there are phrases that she recalls from what her father told her that make her even more curious.

Anyhow – throughout this story, we see that there’s a strong undertone of trust, protectiveness and everyone man out for themself.  We see that in full force with Giada – she goes about everything in the wrong manner.  We see that in Adriel, someone who we still don’t know if he can be trusted.  Ella gets a sense about him, and i trust her instincts for some reason.

Along with that, we have a really hot romance here between Ella and Kayden, and that’s something that i’ve come to not only expect but appreciate as well.  If we didn’t see these hot and steamy scenes, the passion that comes between a couple, well, i think that it wouldn’t be typical of Ms Jones.

I think that where we are left off in this one, not sure who’s safe, who’s after whom.  What side everyone is on – that’s a great place to keep us waiting.  There are so many nuances to the relationships that we’re seeing – even between Kayden and Niccolo, and the police and everyone else.  i’m sure it’s going to get really dicey and i can’t wait to see what that all means and who’s going to come out alive and well.  Enjoy!

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