A new sexy standalone from Lisa Renee Jones…
He is blond, tattooed, and dangerous. She's as beautiful as she is mysterious and could be his destruction…
Asher wasn't always a member of the elite Walker Security team, he was a billionaire's son, who rebelled against his father's controlling hand, and ended up in New York City's underground of drugs, rock n roll, and danger. But that is long behind him, and while his tattoos and long blond hair remain, he's now a chameleon, far more comfortable in a suit and tie than a leather jacket.
Or so he likes to tell himself.
But now Walker Security needs him back inside the underground club scene for a police case they're working. Women are dying, murdered, and the clock is ticking until another victim is claimed. When Asher is pulled back into this toxic world he meets Sierra, who is as beautiful as she is mysterious. A woman who calls to a darker side of him, long suppressed, unleashing it in what becomes wicked hot passion and obsession. But Sierra has a secret, one that leads her, and Asher, to a dangerous place, and game, with dangerous players, and the game is about life or death.
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My, oh my, how I loved Asher. He's so strong and sexy. He absolutely had me swooning. This is a man who I would trust myself with implicitly. There's that protective vibe with him, a hero complex of sorts, and I just loved it. Did I mention he was sexy? Because he's that too. A fantastic book boyfriend.
I had a bit of a tougher time with Sierra at times because I just wanted her to be open with Asher. But, she has her reasons for behaving the way she did so I couldn't be too upset with her. I sympathized with her for sure, even when she frustrated me. Her stubbornness is both a strength and a flaw for me, but she made up for it in other areas.
These two together work. I wanted them to be together. I wanted to see how things would work out. The chemistry between them was always believable and there was heat for sure-my kindle definitely melted a bit a few times! I was hoping for them to get the happy ending they deserved and rooted for them throughout the book.
I don't want to spoil anything for other readers. So I'll say this. This author never fails to draw me in to her books. The writing is sharp and the plot is intriguing and had me thinking the whole time. This is technically the second in this series but it can be enjoyed as a standalone. I truly enjoyed this book and I definitely recommend it.
Lisa Renee Jones writes fantastic, edgy alpha male characters...and Asher is one of the best. He's tough, but compelling. He knows what he wants, what he needs, and how to get it. Sometimes, though, getting what he wants is not the way others think he should have handled the situation.
Asher is interesting and I loved that he is self made, even though he grew up very differently. I loved his confidence and how willing he was to tell people how he was feeling, and what he wanted to do about it.
Sierra is running from something, or someone, which Asher can tell right away, but he knows she is not feeling safe or comfortable with letting Asher in or getting close.
I enjoyed the idea of Asher, who knows what he wants with Sierra who is afraid to want anything.
Jones writes excellent characters, and her suspenseful situations are always both well done and balanced well with the romance in the story. The romance was interesting, and it was compelling. I loved both the serial killer story and the backstory with Sierra.
Really talking about the plot of this will end up with me giving spoilers, which are evil, so I am going to stop here and say that I enjoyed this and I recommend it.
“You want more now, and yet you don’t want it enough to make it end. And I already don’t want it to end, Sierra.”
She leans into me, her head resting on my shoulder, emotion that isn’t pleasure radiating off of her and crashing into me. I cup her face and tilt her chin up, my thumb stroking her cheek. “What are you thinking?”
“Nothing. Everything. Can you kiss me again already?”
“Where do you want me to kiss you? Tell me.”
“Everywhere.” She pushes to her toes, and her lips find mine, looking for an escape, trying to drive her demons away.
I want to demand her answer, make her tell me where she wants my mouth, but I feel her desperation, her need to escape whatever is in her head. And so, I press my lips to hers, I kiss her mouth, drinking her in, and I don’t taste him this time. I taste her. I taste us. I taste need and hunger and passion. “I want you naked,” I say, my hands sliding inside her jeans and panties. “In every possible way, Sierra.”
“I’m pretty sure I’m already there, and it’s terrifying.” She flattens her hand on my chest. “If you turn into an asshole, I swear—”
“You can punish me,” I promise, “and I’m still willing to offer suggestions.”
“If you turn into an asshole after I trusted you,” she says. “I won’t need suggestions, Mr. Ex-Navy SEAL who won’t be able to hide from my wrath.”
Fuck, I’m crazy about this woman. “Good thing I’m not going to turn into an asshole. I want you naked,” I repeat, and this time, I make it happen. I lower myself to one knee and take her jeans and panties with me. My arm wraps her waist and I lift her, dragging her clothing away, and setting her back down. My hands settle on her hips then and I look up at her. She stares down at me, the simmering look in her eyes all about arousal, submission. And I want that from her and not because it’s some sex game, of which I could play and play well.
I press my lips to her belly and just that easily she trembles, and it only makes me want more. Everything is more with her. I drag my mouth lower and lower...
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES
Check out books one and three in the WALKER SECURITY series: Deep Under, book one, is available now and Falling Under, book three, is available for pre-order! All three books in the series are standalones.
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Thank you, Melissa and Laura for those two lovely reviews!! xoxo, Lisa Renee JonesReplyDelete