Title: Poison Kisses: Part 1
Author: Lisa Renee Jone
Series: Book 1 of 3 in Poison Kisses
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: 6th February, 2018
Cover Design: Crystal Ben
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Amanda Skye made me want her. She made me trust her. She made me love her. Then she betrayed me. And now, a madman brings us together again and before our battle with him is over, I will make sure that she never forgets my name: Seth Cage. The Fixer for The Brandon Family Empire, but to a covert CIA operation, I will always be The Assassin. And to Amanda, I will be the man who made her moan, sigh, and beg. And I will make her beg.
***Note — Poison Kisses is part 1 of a 3 part serial: All three parts are super sexy with an alpha man who has met his match in a kickass female. There will be naked moments that may or may not include a gun, which may or may not be his gun. ****
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Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse
The beauty of this novella, the first part in the Poison Series, is you don’t need to have read the Dirty Money series to get the gist of the story and get this, Part 2 and 3 are just around the corner, so hopefully the author will put me out of my misery seeing as the cliffy left me hanging on a precipice. If Seth Cage was mysterious then, I found him even more interesting this time around. In the espionage business, Jones’ protagonists are on a mission together and not out of choice. It’s a real page-turner taking the reader on a rollercoaster of a ride across the US. In extremely well-described scenes, I felt like I was alongside them and imaging this action-packed story in real life was dead easy. Indeed, the operative word being dead!
I’m glad there’s more from where this came from because unanswered questions, there are plenty! And hopefully we’ll discover if Amanda Skye, aka the Poison Princess and Seth, aka the Assassin’s warnings are threats and not promises. True to the author’s style, her narrative is fast-paced, intrigue abounds and delving into Seth’s innermost thoughts regarding how he felt about the woman who’s holding back on him put me in the picture…but of course, only up to a certain point since he’s a dark horse, too. I can’t wait to read Amanda’s point of view, if she’s true to her feelings or going to take matters into her own hands and that folks, isn’t figuratively speaking, either! Then again, when so much is at stake and believe you me, there is, can the two of them regain what they’d had?
Told in present tense which I liked a lot and a well-known challenge for any author, my only objection is why this 3 part serial wasn’t published in one book. Having devoured the first part in no time at all, I would have happily carried on reading this sexy non-stop read overflowing with angst till the very end. Apart from this setback, the banter, character development and plot is perfect. Bravo Ms Jones!
Poison Kisses: Part 2 releases 13th February!
I loved her. She left me. She betrayed me but now it’s time to open the closed doors. I’ll tell her my secret if she tells me hers. Our history, is more than lies. It’s our story, and I will do whatever it takes to reveal it all. I’m the Assassin, She’s The Poison Princess. We’re going to kill the bad guys, but we’re still deciding if we’re enemies. The one thing for certain, is we’re both going to strip down and get bare.
***Part two of the sexy, thrilling three part Poison Kisses serial****
Poison Kisses: Part 3 releases 20th February!
Those you love, know how to hurt you. Those you love, know what to hide, because they know what is unforgivable to you. Now that I know what Seth hid from me, I want the secret to be the lie. I don’t want to kill him. I don’t want to leave him. I guess that is why they say there is a fine line between love and hate. I love and hate that man with such passion, that it damn near hurts. But now, as we face down our shared enemies, as we are lead right back to an explosive discover about my family, and to the night Seth and I parted ways, we will both be exposed in every way. And it’s time for me to decide if I plan to love Seth Cage for the rest of my life, or kill him, before he kills me.
***Part three of the three part Poison Kisses Serial****
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with.
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 presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.
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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