Demand: Careless Whispers 2

Demand: Careless Whispers 2

by Lisa Renee Jones


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The sexy, breathtaking mystery continues in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones’s stunning second novel in the suspenseful Careless Whispers series—where shocking revelations will reveal themselves and nothing, and no one, will ever be the same.

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.

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, whose searing novels generate “enough heat . . . to start a fire” (RT Book Reviews), dares you to fall in love with her irresistibly surprising and sexy new series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501122873
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Series: Careless Whispers Series , #2
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 449,676
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

An award-winning New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, Lisa Renee Jones has published more than forty novels spanning many romance genres: contemporary, romantic suspense, dark paranormal, and erotic fiction. In each book the hero is dark, dangerous, and sexy. You can find Lisa on Twitter @LisaReneeJones,, and her blog for regular updates.

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Demand: Careless Whispers 2 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review: Overall: 5 Narration: 3 Story: 5 Having finished Denial (book one), I was so caught in this series I just wanted to jump into this book and go. A few hours later, I look up only to realize that my “just one more chapter” momentum had me finishing the book in one sitting. After a quick recap that brings the salient points of the story back to the forefront of readers’ minds, we return to the moment with Kayden at the wrong end of a gun as Ella demands answers. Bits of Ella’s life and memories are returning just as Kayden’s management of The Underground requires more of his focus, shutting Ella and her questions aside, at least for the moment. With pressure being laid on by Gallo, a detective with an irrational need to ‘show up’ Kayden by any means necessary, usually involving threats, intimidation and his ‘connection’ to Giada, the younger sister of Adriel with a huge grudge against Kayden and The Underground. As Ella’s memories start to return, fast and furiously, she is coming closer to finding some answers, and her patience is wearing thin, believing she’s a danger to both Kayden and those he protects. Tension, revelations, death and danger all bring this story to several moments of emotional climax, as Ella and Kayden come closer as the omnipresent sexual connection reveals truths about them that neither is quite ready to put into words. Narration for this story is provided by Elizabeth Louise, with a distinct approach to presenting the characters that gives a distinct flavor to each. I’m not entirely sure that I am in love with her performance, but it did grow on me as the story continued. Most notably missing, for me, was the emotional inflections needed: she handled brusque and strident well, but the more nuanced moments of self-doubt from Ella, the rather reluctant and grudging moments of sharing from Kayden, and other moments that indicated increased tension in interactions and moments fell short of what I hoped for. I’ve encountered this narrator’s work before, and while she’s got the lighter moments down pat, there’ room for growth and improvement in bringing the subtleties of emotions integral to this story to light. And for those of you who are wondering, yes this story does leave readers with PLENTY of unanswered questions, even though several have been resolved. Not quite a cliffhanger, but intense enough to make you ‘need’ the next story now. This series has grown on me despite several moments that felt repetitive, there’s a certain rightness to that with Ella’s determination to find her own backstory as she clings to the facts she’s remembered and discovered. I can’t wait for the next in the series to bring the story to a close. I received an audiobook copy of the title via Simon and Schuster Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next book! Couldn't put it down.
D-B1 More than 1 year ago
I loved and enjoyed the memorizing and spellbinding Careless Whispers sequel written by the phenomenally talented Lisa Renee Jones. Ella's memory is slowly coming back and Kayden tells her what he knows about the butterfly necklace. Ella and Kayden's feelings for each other irrevocably link the two together. As more and more of Ella's memories surface, more questions are answered and more questions arise. Read the highly recommended, beautifully written, captivating and engaging romantic love story of Ella and Kayden. Can't wait for the sequel in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An awesome addition to the Careless Whispers trilogy. Lisa always does an amazing job in her story telling and this is no different. Cant wait to read Surrender!!
LynnLTX More than 1 year ago
In this second novel of the Carless Whisper series, Ella must decide whether she really trusts Kayden. She thinks he may have been keeping important information from her that can seriously affect their relationship. Ella is beginning to remember more about her past life, and with stark fear and loathing, the man who held her captive and treated her as a slave. Ella is haunted by all the “what ifs” of her past. When the memories come slamming back, Ella has to relive them and experience those emotions, good and bad as if for the first time. Kayden is Ella’s lifeline in many ways. She thinks she loves Kayden; but does she really know him? Kayden seems willing to do anything to keep Ella safe, however, with so many holes in her memory, she has trouble trusting him completely. Kayden’s world is so much about subterfuge, secrets, and powerful, dangerous men, and one of those men wants Ella back. She must decide whom she trusts. and whether she is brave enough to live a high stakes life as the Hawk’s woman. The intensity of their relationship continues to heat up despite all the obstacles. As more of Ella’s past life is revealed, it looks as if danger and intrigue have been her previous companions for quite a while. The best part of this series is Ella and Kayden’s intensely strong attraction to one another. They seem to be soulmates, but the world keeps getting in the way and many of the players are not happy about their relationship. Ms. Jones has once again written a fast-paced, adrenaline pumping, sexy novel, which will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. The last book in the series, Surrender, come out in January 2017.
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Can't believe the ratings given to this author...which had to come from her family and friends. Took three vacations for me to struggle through the book. She filled in a pathetic story line with one four letter word. Please, we all use the word but clearly she grew up not allowed to curse and we have to suffer the consequences. Save your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Next please****
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TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
Loved this addition to the series. I would recommend reading this series in order as this book takes off where the last one ended. Ella is trying to find out more about her past she remembering bits and pieces and learning more about who Kayden really is. The story is amazing and am looking forward to more. The chemistry between Ella and Kayden is steamy. Great Read!
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Closing the book on these two a few months back was completely torturous, I still had a lot of unanswered questions, and an insatiable urge to finish what I started... but Ms. Jones decided to do what she does best and left me salivating for more !! So I have been anxiously awaiting to get back to these two and in a matter of seconds after starting Demand I was sucked right back into Ella and Kayden's world and completely enamored with them all over again... They had me instantly hooked and flying through the pages as fast as I could swipe them, and little by little I found my answers, but it also left me armed with a whole new set of questions. Questions that have been floating around in my mind since I turned the last page last night. There is something about these two that commands my attention like no other characters ever have, at times I swear I can feel the intensity bouncing between them, and it has teetering on the edge of my seat salivating for more! If you are looking for a sexy and suspenseful story to submerse yourself into I HIGHLY suggest you take a chance of the Careless Whispers series... you will not be disappointed!!! I voluntarily read and reviewed a advanced copy of this title.
Brigittehf More than 1 year ago
There is no hanging around between Denial and Demand. Demand goes straight to where Denial left off and is just as intriguing and enticing. Ella is still struggling to remember her past. The snippets are coming through more often but they have a habit of catching her unawares, leaving her vulnerable when they happen. Kayden is as protective as ever and is slowly beginning to realise that Ella likes to fight her own battles. The connection between them solidifies with each and everyday but the doubts at the back of their minds are difficult to ignore. What if there is something in Ella's past that can tear them apart? Does Kayden know more about her than he lets on? Gallo doesn't give up on his quest to get to Kayden and tries to turn Ella against him by using blackmail and intimidation. Ella is no wilting flower and does well to keep things above board even with her Amnesia. Things get dirty between the "Underground" and their rivals. Knowing who to trust becomes even harder. They have already been betrayed by someone who should be trusted! There is a lot going on in this instalment but it remains consistent right through. Politicians and cops are corrupted. There is friction amongst the mafia kings. No one does anything for nothing. Kayden is not the "Hawk" for nothing! He protects what's his and despite his multiple responsibilities, Ella remains his main priority. I like the way Kayden and Ella handle whatever is thrown at them. If anything, everytime they encounter a problem their love gets stronger even though Ella can't shake off the worry that she might remember something which can destroy them. It's great to see how Blake, one of the Walker brothers is subtly included in the story. The continuation of this story is very engaging. It's dark and sensual. It's exciting and enthralling. It's nail bitilingly suspenseful. The relationship between Ella and Kayden is beyond beautiful. The last revelation about Ella has brought yet more questions and I look forward to reading the last instalment. I was kindly issued with an eARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Fredreeca2001 More than 1 year ago
Let me start by saying romantic suspense is a guilty pleasure!!! These books are perfect mix of both. I am officially addicted to this series. Plus, I have found a new author…and who doesn’t love to do that!!! Kayden is a definite “sex on a stick”! Ella is a strong female lead to his immense masculinity. What a splendid couple. As I always say…they heat up the pages nicely. So nicely in fact, it is hard to quit thinking about them and where their story is leading. Kayden rescues Ella late one evening when he discovers her injured on the streets. Ella has no recollection of who she is or how she got there. As she is trying to recover her memory many flashbacks occur. These are as confusing and they are helpful. Is she part of the Italian mafia, is she an enemy of Kayden, has she been a victim of so trafficking? These are just a few of the many things she could be. I am NOT waiting patiently for the next in this series. I need to know who Ella is and did she know Kayden before he found her. Just an FYI, do not read Demand without reading Denial first. Demand is really not a stand alone read. It is a continuation of the story in Denial. And what a great story it is. I cannot wait for Ella to get her memory back. I received these novels from Simon and Schuster as part of XOXperts
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
5 star If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first Denial (Careless Whispers #1) This story is packed full of suspense. It starts right where the last ended so be sure to read the first book in the series before reading this one. Ella is struggling with amnesia and wonders if the information she is being told is the truth. Can she trust Kayden? Will trusting him lead to good things for her or bad? Will Kayden be the downfall of her? The more memories return the more confused she becomes. The more time goes by the more unanswered questions come up. This story will pull you in and keep you turning the pages. Lisa knows just how to keep you turning the pages. She throws in enough twists and turns to keep you involved with her stories. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing book! I couldn't put it down I had to know what was next! Great job Lisa I count wait till January for the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Demand was very exciting and sexy..Love love this seri Love this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book
LisaMiller More than 1 year ago
Memories are coming back!!! Demand picks up right where Denial left off. Ella is starting to remember bits and pieces of her life, but she's not sure if they are all real. Kayden is trying to keep Ella safe from whoever is after her, which they aren't really sure. So much mystery, who are the good guys and who are the bad guys? Will Ella get all of her memories and her life back? Or will she be in hiding forever? I guess we'll have to wait for Surrender, to find out. I'll be honest, January is too far away to have to wait, but I'll survive because it will be worth the wait. Lisa, you are an awesome writer, you always give us just enough to keep us going, thank you! I was given an ARC for my honest review, but I would have given one without it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great twisting story
dshutters More than 1 year ago
Another Great Book! Got to know more about what was happening with Ella and Kayden. I didn't want it to end can't wait for the next book : Surrender to come to find out what happens to them. This book has suspense, drama, sex and romance. I recommend this book to ages 18 & up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Waiting on edge of seat for next book. Hurry please.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the development of Ella as she continues to remember who she is. I also love the relationship she had and continues to form with Kayden. Can't wait until the next book comes out!
wizkids32 More than 1 year ago
I loved this series of books and this being the second one is great too love how Ella and Kayden got together also how she starts to remember her past life and how they get together also how she finds how to trust Kayden and who hurt her and who is going to hurt her now also how she is finding her way to remember herself and how she gets a family with Kayden and can't wait to the last book to see how it ends once again Lisa does a great job writing a awesome book
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
DEMAND is the second installment in Lisa Renee Jones’s contemporary, adult Careless Whispers romantic suspense series focusing on billionaire Kayden Wilkens, and Ella Ferguson. The Careless Whispers series is a spin off from Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series. Ella is Sara McMillan’s (Inside Out Series) best friend and has gone missing following a trip to Europe. You do not have to have read the INSIDE OUT SERIES to follow the premise of DENIAL. DEMAND should not be read as a stand alone as the story line continues upon the events of book one. The author prefaces the book with a quick synopsis of the previous book, and a breakdown of the characters already introduced. SOME BACKGROUND: While in Italy, American citizen Ella Ferguson was found battered and bruised from an attack that left our heroine with a concussion and traumatic amnesia. Waking up in the hospital beside a beautiful stranger found Ella in a world of confusion with no memories including her own identity and the reasons for her present situation. Enter Kayden Wilkens, American billionaire and the man who claims to have saved Ella’s life. Told from first person point of view (Ella) DEMAND continues to focus on Ella and the recovery of her memories as well as the issues of trust between Ella and the man with whom she is falling in love. Kayden Wilkens is a man of mystery, power, and money, with direct connections to the Italian mob that may or may not have something to do with Ella’s current dilemma. While Ella struggles with flashbacks and the slow recovery of her past, she refuses to heed the warnings of the local police about the man who owns her –heart and soul. DENIAL is a story of mystery, intrigue, secrets and lies. The story line advances the series but a few days wherein Ella’s memories slowly return but with it the possibility that her past is catching up with her present. The premise is revealing and engaging; the characters are emotional and intense; the romance is provocative and passionate. The $ex scenes are seductive and erotic. Lisa Renee Jones adds another spirited installment to our reading library.