The Princess (Filthy Trilogy #2) , by Lisa Renee Jones – Available Today!

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Title: The Princess

Series: The Filthy Trilogy #2

Author: Lisa Renee Jones

Release Date: January 22, 2019

ABOUT THE PRINCESS…

The second book in the Filthy Trilogy – Eric and Harper’s story continues…

He’s the bastard of the empire, a savant, a genius, and a self-made success. He left it all behind, but he came back for her.

Their passion is a flame that ignites more than their bond. It ignites secrets, lies, and a puzzle that once solved, will shake them to the core.

You know one deep, dark secret, but you do not yet know anywhere near everything.

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AN EXCERPT FROM THE PRINCESS…

I forget everything but him. How can I not? He owns me. That was my fear, but I don’t feel fear now. No fear at all. But there are other emotions, a swell of unnamed emotions overwhelming me. We’re in his territory, his home, the danger and darkness of this night, driving confessions and intimacy to a whole new level. “I’m not just going to fuck you, Harper,” Eric promises. “I’m going to make love to you.”

Love.

I spoke that word to him, so hearing it on his lips shouldn’t send shockwaves through me, but somehow it does. It shouldn’t make my chest expand with fear that I didn’t feel moments before, but it does. I both want him to love me and fear the moment he does. With love comes real pain when he tells me to walk away and gives me a shove when he doesn’t really follow, because he decides the bastard and the princess can’t survive.

My walls erect. I need to protect myself. “What happened to fucking the princess and leaving her behind?”

“We just had this conversation. I’m not leaving you again.”

“And yet you told me to leave.”

“I did,” he says. “But I’m a bastard, remember? And not just any bastard. I’m the one who wants you too damn much now to do what’s right. You run. I’ll run faster. I’ll come for you.”

Heat rushes up my neck. “Fucking me is safe,” I whisper. “Fucking me is—”

“Fucking you is perfect,” he says. “And I will fuck you, Harper. Every way I can think of and every day, but right now, I’m going to show you more than the bastard. I’m going to make love to you.” His lips part mine, his tongue stroking deep, stroking long, exploring, and the demand I’d felt in him when he’d snapped is nowhere to be found. There is just this sultry, sexy, caress of his tongue that seduces me and tears down my walls.

I am his to do with as he pleases. I am his to please or otherwise. I think he really will break my heart. I think he knows it, too, but it’s too late to turn back. We’re on a path together that must be traveled, no matter where it leads.

MY REVIEW OF THE PRINCESS…

The Princess (Filthy Duet, #2)The Princess by Lisa Renee Jones
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

The Princess, book two of the Filthy Trilogy, releases today– and if you’ve read book one, The Bastard, my guess is you’ve already downloaded and devoured this sexy and suspenseful sequel – and possibly pre-ordered book three, The Empire. And if you’re like me, you’re counting the days until this wild ride concludes, hoping for the happy-ever-after that seems so far out of reach right now.

The Princess picks up on the cliff where Lisa left us at the end of The Bastard, and the intensity ramps up from beginning to end – which, of course, leaves us with yet another mind-bending cliffhanger.

We learn a great deal more about Eric Mitchell, the protagonist, a Harvard-educated attorney, ex-SEAL, intellectual savant, and self-made billionaire employed by his best friend, Grayson Bennett (from Dirty Rich Betrayal). Through Eric’s POV and some flashbacks to his adolescence, we are able to better understand the events in his life that have made him who and what he is, and why he so deeply hates his estranged “family.” We feel the constant push-pull of his fragile relationship with Harper, who is truly the love of his life – but is also a member of the family he’s grown to despise. We also feel the sense of desperation, frustration, and confusion Eric experiences as he tries–in vain–to figure out who his enemies are, and what their agenda might be. Lives are on the line at every turn. The wolf is literally at the door from page one until the end–yet their identities and the roles they play in this complex, emotional thrill-ride remain unknown.

Eric is a well-developed, complex character, reminiscent of another of my favorite heroes–Shane, from Lisa’s Dirty Money series–another compelling story that explores family dynamics, greed, power, deception, and betrayal. But Eric is uniquely unforgettable, from his tattooed sleeves to his endless supply of Rubik’s Cubes. His struggles feel real and relatable. Despite the fact that he’s a brilliant billionaire and the alpha hero ideal we romance lovers crave, he’s defies the stereotype in his own brilliant, rebellious way.

Harper, on the other hand, is less appealing as a character, and I honestly can’t say why I feel that way, other than the fact that she just doesn’t “stand out.” It may be that we don’t know enough about what happened in her life over the six years between her first encounter with Eric and their steamy, conflict-riddled reunion. It may be that she lacks any defining characteristic, or flaw, that makes her Eric’s equal. More often than not, she feels like a stereotype – more a submissive, passive victim than a strong, loyal partner. But her role in the story is so critically important, I expect we will understand her much better by the time it reaches what promises to be a spell-binding conclusion.

One of the things I most enjoy about Lisa’s stories is the way she weaves familiar characters into the fabric of every story. It’s a treat to re-visit Mia and Grayson, the Walker brothers, and their team of security experts – especially Savage, who is one of my all-time favorites. They don’t feel like secondary characters, they feel like friends and family, adding a sense of comfort that contrasts with the unrelenting suspense of the current story. I’ve already spotted a couple of new – and one or two previous – characters that I hope to see again, perhaps in their own standalone or series.

As I closed my e-reader at the end of my Filthy reading marathon (I re-read The Bastard before diving into The Princess) I realized that Lisa has, once again, carefully positioned all of the dominoes, but we can still only see one side of them. The tipping point is coming, the point at which deeply held secrets will be revealed, the villains and their motives will be exposed, and the dominoes will crash in rapid succession.

I can’t wait.

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THE FILTHY TRILOGY…

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THE BASTARD (book one) – Available Now

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Find out more about The Bastard and read my review in this post

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THE EMPIRE (book three) – March 12, 2019

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author Lisa Renee Jones
CREDIT Teresa Lee Photography

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she 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 also the author of the bestselling WHITE LIES and LILAH LOVE series.

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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Blog Tour and Review: Dirty Rich Obsession: All Mine, by Lisa Renee Jones

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Dirty Rich Obsession: All Mine

by Lisa Renee Jones

Release Date: December 26, 2018

Series: Dirty Rich #8 (Reid & Carrie #2)

Sequel to: Dirty Rich Obsession (Dirty Rich #3)

In this lifetime there is one person who will own you, who will know you, who will understand you like no one else could possibly understand you. That person for me is Carrie. I didn’t want to love her. I didn’t want to need her. But now that she’s my world, no one is going to take her from me. Yet the minute I propose, that’s exactly what the universe tries to do. It tries to take her from me.

My father and the many enemies my life as my father’s son has created wants to take her from me.

They’ll be sorry they tried.

She’s mine.

All Mine.

And everyone, including Carrie, is going to know.

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Read an Excerpt from Dirty Rich Obsession: All Mine   in this post from Release Day

Review

Dirty Rich Obsession: All Mine (Dirty Rich, #8)Dirty Rich Obsession: All Mine by Lisa Renee Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Reid Maxwell is my favorite male character in the Dirty Rich series, and the reasons are all found in Lisa’s latest release, Dirty Rich Obsession: All Mine. I admit, I have a weakness for stunningly sexy, alpha, overprotective males with a dark side just under the surface, fueled by a dark secret or two — and Reid checks off all of those boxes. But it’s his deep vulnerability – the fear that drives the beast inside – that really gets to me, in the best possible way. It makes Reid Maxwell unforgettable. And if “unforgettable” is what Lisa was going for when she created him, she nailed it with this sequel.

The fact that he’s met his match in his equally strong heroine, Carrie West, makes it all the more rewarding for the reader. Carrie is a powerhouse in her own right, and that’s exactly what Reid’s character needs to ground him, to force him to face and overcome his personal demons, and to grow into the man he is meant to be by the end of this story. Together, they are unstoppable. There is never a question of IF they will find their HEA – only a question of how, and at what cost. And that makes the story compelling enough to keep turning page after page.

The story isn’t perfect – but it’s perfect enough. As an adrenaline junkie, I could have used a bit more mind-blowing, life-threatening suspense, but that’s just me. There is plenty of tension to drive the story forward, and plenty of heat to fuel your deepest, darkest fantasies. And, as always, the secondary characters – from the Dirty Rich series and the Walker Security series – add depth, some humor, and a comfortable sense of familiarity that has made these stories so popular with her fans.

Although Reid & Carrie’s two-part story may be read as a standalone, I believe you will enjoy it even more by reading the other books in this series in order. If you don’t want to do that, though, at least read Reese and Cat’s two-part story, Dirty Rich One Night Stand and Dirty Rich One Night Stand: Two Years Later. It will give you a better understanding of two important secondary characters and save you from a spoiler I stumbled across because I got behind in my Dirty Rich reading over the holidays! So treat yourself, take your time, and your patience will be rewarded over and over again.

I might never get enough of Reid, but I’m hoping for more of another character from this series – Reid’s brother Gabe, whose story is yet to be told – and I hope I don’t have to wait too long. I have a feeling he might be my next “new favorite” dirty-rich addiction.

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=Reid Maxwell is one of the top corporate attorneys and one of the most eligible bachelors in New York City. He likes his wins big, his women beautiful and in bed, not out, and most importantly the deep burn of his past buried. Until one woman, a most unexpected woman, challenges him in ways that might just destroy the invincible Mr. Maxwell.

Carrie West is captive to Reid Maxwell and a debt between their families she doesn’t know exists. It should be so simple for Reid Maxwell. Claim the company that is now his. The problem: he’s now obsessed with Carrie, the daughter of the man he’s destined to destroy.

Now who’s captive to who?

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Do You Feel It Too? An Irresistible New RomCom by Nicola Rendell

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Do You Feel It Too?

 

Do You Feel It Too? By Nicola Rendell
Release Date: November 20th

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About the Book…

A hot summer night is perfect for feeling your way in the dark…

For urban-legend hunter and television host Gabe Powers, it’s business—investigate the most notorious haunted places in Savannah. Then he meets his new sound engineer, a dewy Georgia peach who may just turn this gig into (im)pure pleasure. All it takes is one night for them to conjure floor-rattling, wall-banging moans…but they’re not from the ghosts.

Blame the rippling abs, the cocky swagger, the granite jawline, the whole muscle-bulging package, but Gabe is bringing out good-girl Lily Jameson’s dirty side. Damn her code-of-conduct contract—this isn’t just a molten-hot fling.

There’s just one kink in the relationship they’ve been avoiding: soon they’ll be going their separate ways. Lily’s home is in Savannah, and Gabe is a globe-trotter at heart. For them to be together, they’ll both have to upend their so-very-different worlds and face their fears in the process. And suddenly things don’t feel so Georgia peachy keen at all.

 

Excerpt


He wrapped his arms around me, sliding one hand up along the back of my neck to keep me close. Running his thumb down my cheek, he held my hair back from my face. The laughter and playfulness were gone. Now he was back where I’d seen him in the bedroom. Greedy and serious. His palm grasped my tush in a delightfully possessive way. “Ouija speaks the truth. I do want you. So bad.”

“Me too,” I whispered back, but then I realized how confusing that sounded. “I mean, I want you. Not I want—”

He kissed me to shut me up. His hands gripped my body, and his tongue swept mine aside. Straddling him on my knees on the sofa, I felt him hard underneath me. I tipped my hips into him, with nothing but my panties and his chinos between us. This kiss was different than the one in the bedroom earlier. This was like a slow drizzle of caramel all through me. Just as the room began to spin, and just as I started to reach for his belt, he broke us apart, pulling my head back slightly with his fingers knotted into my hair. He nudged my cheek with his nose and said, “I’m gonna take you upstairs, Lily. And rock your fucking world.”

About the Author

Bestselling author Nicola Rendell loves writing naughty romantic comedies. After receiving a handful of degrees from a handful of places, she now works as a professor in New England. Nicola’s work has been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After and the Huffington Post. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. Her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady, but she’s totally okay with that. She is represented by Emily Sylvan Kim at the Prospect Agency.

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My Review of Do You Feel It Too?

Do You Feel It Too?Do You Feel It Too? by Nicola Rendell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There’s a lot to love about Do You Feel It Too?, the latest romantic comedy by favorite author Nicola Rendell. The premise is unique and fun, the setting is charming and mysterious, and the characters are perfectly paired to deliver a sweet, funny, quirky, sexy, surprising story that draws you in and captures your imagination from beginning to end.

Gabe is so charming, sweet and sexy he’s almost too perfect. And when he goes full-alpha, he takes your breath away. (Warning: that happens a LOT). When he takes care of Lily’s nephew for a night, you will laugh until you cry – and then your ovaries may explode, because is there anything more adorable and attractive than a guy bonding with a baby? I don’t think so.

Lily is more of a girl-next-door type who rarely, if ever, ventures too far out of her comfort zone. As the story develops, her relationship with Gabe forces her to confront the fears and insecurities that have held her back for far too long; to take risks, and in doing so, to unleash the strong, sexy woman hidden within. It’s a meaningful, beautiful, relatable journey.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention The General, an African Grey parrot Lily inherited from her grandmother. He is so cleverly written he steals the show in every scene that features him. His command of southern history and contemporary films is only surpassed by his timing and temperament. He is beyond delightful – he’s unforgettable.

I’m not a big fan of “insta-love,” but in a relatively short, fast-paced story such as this, it’s pretty much a given. However, the characters were so well developed it wasn’t entirely inconceivable. And the undercurrent of tension–“the ticking clock,” counting down the days until Gabe’s trip to Savannah would inevitably end — left just enough doubt about their future to keep me turning pages and hoping for that happy-ever-after. The moment of truth was so beautifully written it brought me to tears…and that doesn’t happen very often.

Altogether, Do You Feel It Too is a delightfully charming, sexy, funny story that delivers on every level. It’s escapism at its best, with humor, heat, and lots of heart. Don’t miss it.

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