Review: Her Submission (Dirtier Duet) by Lisa Renee Jones

Title: Her Submission
Author:  Lisa Renee Jones
Publisher/Year:  Lisa Renee Jones 4/23/19
Length:   196 Pages
Series:  Dirtier Duet #2

Overview

The second and final book in the Dirtier Duet by Lisa Renee Jones.

Abbie swore that she was done with rich, powerful men. They’ve hurt her. They’ve hurt her mother, who she will do anything to protect. She’s done playing the submissive. She’s ready to fight back.

The problem is that Gabe Maxwell is one of those rich, powerful men and he refuses to be ignored. He’s in her path and she can’t seem to steer clear of him. He wants her. She wants him. But it’s not that simple.

There is more to her story, more than Gabe knows, but then, there is more to Gabe’s story than Abbie knows, too.

My Thoughts

Thank goodness i didn’t have to wait long to get this second and final installment to Gabe’s story because i don’t know that i could have lasted! We were left on such a ledge at the end of the first installment that there was too much running through my head on where this story could go.

As we all know from every other story in the complimentary series, Ms Lisa Renee Jones gives us a run for our money. Families that have so much darkness and deceit and couples that only want to find a happy way to be together, love each other and create a future. When we left book 1, there was a strong chance that Gabe and Abbie’s happiness and love was something that was impossible, and with the death of Kenneth, her husband, well we were even more so confused and conflicted.

This is where the bulk of this story lies – trying to determine who was behind the murder and what was going to happen from there. We know that there are a lot of people who wanted Kenneth dead, but we also know that Abbie would be the focus. The bigger issues that arise though, and that were hinted at in the first book are that the Maxwell father was likely behind this all and was angling to hurt the family worse than they hurt him by forcing him out of the business. Add to that, Jean Claude had a lot at stake and well, billionaires all have enemies that i’m sure someone else was angered too.

Throughout this story we see Abbie’s attempt to dig deeper into what drives Gabe, and what’s underneath the persona that he puts out there, and he’s a tough one. We all know that KM is the thing that he wants buried, especially since he seems to think that Abbie will leave him and think him a monster if he learns the truth, but what they both need to do is trust each other more with their secrets to know that neither will break because what they feel for each other is real and unique.

Abbie goes out of her way to push Gabe away – she runs because she thinks she’s protecting him, but that’s not something that he’s going to allow since he’s so alpha. Gabe in turn does his fair share of trying to prove himself unworthy while at the same time pushing Abbie to share more than she’s comfortable.

We all know where this will all net out – really strong chemistry that leaps off the pages like they are flames. on fire – and that’s what these two have. The most intense chemistry to rival that of all the other stories. The question becomes though, is their connection to each other and to Dexter the dog enough to pull them through everything intact?

Who’s behind the murder? How far involved is Mr Maxwell and what will that mean for Reid and Gabe since we know that they have been pushed way too far? How involved will the walkers be in all this and will we turn a corner fast enough for hope? Can futures be imagined and in what sense?

There’s one more sweet thing that we get from this story. The love story and hope for Abbie’s mom. We see that while she’s dealing with the loss of her business and the hope that she can have of the shelter in the Hamptons, we also see the entry of Brandon, a billionaire (blech) that comes to save things when moments are bleak, and not only does he help give professional support, there’s romance in the air there as well. IF i know LRJ, I can only assume that we’ll get a story there too since no billionaire stone must go unturned. So on that note, i hope you guys have enjoyed this duet and if you haven’t, you should go get it already and then let me know what you think. Enjoy!