Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Review: Behind Closed Doors (Careless Whispers, #2.5) by Lisa Renee Jones

****3.5 Stars****

I have to start by saying that I read (and reviewed) the first two books in the Careless Whispers series and I thoroughly enjoyed them both. I'm eagerly awaiting book #3, Surrender, so I was quite pleased to receive this book, as a filler.
Although connected to the series, it can also be read as a standalone and I get the impression that it was a way to give us a taste of what's to come.
I'm really torn by this book. Although well written, with few editing issues, I found the story terminally slow. I understand the need to set the scene but things didn't really get going until around 70% of the book.
At this stage, it really picked up and I was quickly swept up in the story, forgetting my earlier concern. However, having left it so late to get to the exciting bits, meant that it took another turn and was wrapped up far too quickly for my liking.
There's a good story here but for me it just didn't flow as smoothly as I've come to expect from this author. Skye has so many secrets and I found it frustrating that the cause was revealed in one sentence, with little detail - it's this juicy info that I was looking for.
Now, I'm dying to get my hands on Surrender, to see where this series will take is next.

Reviewed by Vivienne Kauffer

From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones comes a brand new gripping and provocative novel that ties into her bestselling Careless Whispers and Inside Out series. You can enjoy this as a standalone, but fans of Careless Whispers and Inside Out will get an exciting glimpse of who Ella really is and some of the secrets she's been hiding from everyone she knows.

Desperate to pay for law school, Skye tries her hand at auction hunting with her friend Ella, only to find a poker chip and a note leading to an offsite locker. The next thing she knows, Jason “Red Bull” Wise—a famous, millionaire poker player—is at her door, accusing her of blackmail. Innocent, she swears he’s wrong. He rolls the dice and believes her, impulsively inviting her along to Las Vegas. And remarkably, cautious Skye takes a risk, finding herself seduced by this dangerously alluring man, on his private jet, and finally living life to the fullest. But there is more than passion waiting for Skye and Jason in Vegas when blackmail takes a deadly turn.

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