One Man by Lisa Renee Jones Book Review
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a book review, but I thought I would start back doing them again. First book I’m reviewing this month will be One Man by Lisa Renee Jones, the first book in The Naked Truth Trilogy. Described as dangerously sexy, this book grabbed my attention. I haven’t read a suspenseful love story in a while, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would it be too much suspense and not enough romancing? Or too much of a love story and not enough suspense?
Well after reading the first few pages, I would say it was at times the perfect blend of both worlds. Honestly, it took me a few chapters to get into the story of Emma Knight and Jax North, but once I got over that hump, I couldn’t stop reading and had to know what was going to happen next. How were these two really connected? Could whatever budding romance between these two remain after the truth is revealed? As the old saying goes, secrets secrets are no fun; secrets, secrets hurt someone. I need to know all their secrets.
I would say this book is a slow burn. Its builds up, and then all of sudden you’re addicted and need to know how this one man and one woman’s lives intertwine.
BTW….This story ends in a cliff-hanger, an OMFG cliff-hanger. Emma and Jax story continues in One Woman, the second book in The Naked Truth Trilogy, which comes out September 17th, and concludes in the final book, Two Together, on November 19th.
About This Book:
The first book in the dangerously sexy Naked Trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones
One man can change everything. That man can touch you and you tremble all over. That man can wake you up and allow you to breathe when life leaves you unable to catch your breath. For me that ONE MAN is Jax North. He’s handsome, brutally so, and wealthy, money and power easily at his fingertips. He’s dark, and yet, he can make me smile with a single look or word. He’s a force when he walks into a room.
Our first encounter is intense, overwhelmingly intense. I go with it. I go with him and how can I not? He’s that ONE MAN for me and what a ride it is. But there are things about me that he doesn’t know, he can’t know, so I say goodbye. Only you don’t say goodbye to a man like Jax if he doesn’t want you to. I’ve challenged him without trying. He wants me. I don’t want to want him, and yet, I crave him. He tears me down, my resistance, my walls. But those walls protect me. They seal my secrets inside. And I forget that being alone is safe. I forget that there are reasons I can’t be with Jax North. I forget that once he knows, everything will change.
Because I need him.
Because he’s my ONE MAN.
Book Rating: 3.5 Stars
Why? It’s simply because I wasn’t that interested in the story in the first few chapters. As I said early, I eventually did get into it, and now, I MUST know what happens next. I have a few questions (okay a lot of questions) that I need answers to ASAP.
Without giving it away…… two major questions I need to know are:
- What all does Chance know?
- And will more be revealed about the content of the journal?
Hot sex. Budding romance. Suspense and mystery. Whose really the bad guy? Lots of secrets amongst the rich! Who can you trust?
GO GET IT ASAP! Tell me your thoughts.
ONE MAN (book one) – Available Now
FAN GIRL ALERT
More about Lisa Renee Jones: 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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EXCERPTS and TEASERS ALERT
He holds me fast and pulls me to him, our legs colliding, the hard lines of his body hugging mine. My gaze jerks to his, the night darkening his blue eyes, the streetlight catching flecks of amber in his intense stare. “Run with me, not away from me.”
“I don’t even know you.”
“Then change that. I’m not asking you to marry me. I’m asking you to get to know me the way I want to know you.” Somehow, this statement manages to be the perfect mix of alpha male and vulnerability. “Come with me.”
“Where?” I whisper, and I can feel my body swaying toward his.
His hand slides under my hair, a warm strong hand, his thumb stretching to my jaw, tilting my face to his. His blue eyes still catching amber gold in the streetlights, a dominance in their depths that shouldn’t arouse me, but there’s no fighting my reaction to this man, or to who I am deep down inside. And I am the woman who is drawn to a man like Jax. Perhaps to a man too like York.
“I promised you a castle,” he says, “but I’ll settle for anywhere where I can do this.” His mouth closes down on mine, his tongue pressing past my lips, a quick tease that I still manage to feel in every part of me. Goosebumps lift on my skin and his mouth lingers above mine, a hot breath promising more before he strokes deep. And then, he’s kissing me, a wicked, passionate kiss that is pure heat, greedy even, fierce. Alluring. Passionate. Addictive. And then gone, his mouth is gone, and I’m panting as he says, “Say yes and I’ll take you anywhere you want to go.”
Every warning that York stirred in me earlier fades away with the taste of this man on my lips, every warning is immediately reasoned away. This is one night and then Jax is gone. This is an escape. Death and grief allow me permission to need this. That damn journal gives me permission to need him. I’m going to do this.
“I want off this street corner,” I say. “I want to leave. I want to leave with you.”
His eyes warm, approval and satisfaction in their depths that somehow isn’t arrogant. He laces his fingers with mine and walks backward, guiding me to the door of the SUV. And then he does something unexpected. He steps aside and motions me toward the back doors, a silent invitation to enter or walk away, to make my own decision. I climb inside, letting the soft leather absorb my body, a willing victim, as he’d wanted.
Disclaimer : I received this book in exchange for an honest review.