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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Review + Giveaway - Need You Now: A Shattered Promises Series Prelude (1001 Dark Nights #7) by Lisa Renee Jones

Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: 1001 Dark Nights (Shattered Dreams Prelude)
Number in Series: 7
Pages: 80
Publisher:  Evil Eye Concepts, Inc.
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads
Life is hard. Life leaves you beaten, broken…alone. Then one day, a stranger touches your hand and you feel something intense, unforgettable, but yet, you want to forget. You need to forget. It’s safer than believing in things you’ve decided don’t exist. You know all about shattered promises and lost hope. You know them so much better than you know this excited, warm, wonderful feeling, and it scares you. He scares you, but he also makes you feel alive again. He makes you realize you haven’t really been living. You’re surviving and you fear he’s the one who’ll make you forget how to keep doing it. But what if he’s the one who changes everything?

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   Need You Now is a short story following a woman named Danny. She is having fun night celebrating her best friend's birthday. Her best friend, Katie, is more of an adventurous type. Danny is very different to her. Things are going well until Danny goes to get their drinks. She then meets a man named Jensen. They have an instant attraction to each other. Danny, however, is trying her best to ignore the attraction. But when that doesn't work, she is thrown in the middle of something she wasn't expecting. This makes the attraction she has been fighting even harder.

     Jones has done it again. I get so excited when I see she has a new book coming out. I have to clear my schedule to make sure I can dive right into them. Her work is so addicting and this is no different. I really liked Danny. She is in a shell and likes to be alone except for her friend Katie. I like that she breaks out of her shell and is willing to give Jensen a chance (at least for a night). What we learn the next day, though, was crazy. My mouth dropped. Let the awkwardness ensue. After things are revealed, I did want to slap Jensen when he came to a conclusion about Danny. Men. Still, I loved Jensen. The moment we meet him, he just exudes a sexiness that made my mouth water. I need him now too.

      Now this is a short story which means there are things I want to know more about. First, Danny's best friend, Katie and her rock star boyfriend. Danny doesn't like Katie's boyfriend. She thinks he is ruining her. Katie does something out of the blue that Danny doesn't like at all. I hope we get some more story here because I don't know how much I trust what is going on with her.  I also wanted more at the end. I would have liked if Jensen explained a bit of what was going on with Danny and her job. I could easily have another 50 or 100 pages to this story. I didn't want it to end. It was over too soon for me. So I am really craving for more of these characters and this world.

      Overall, this is a well written short story. I was iintrigued from beginning to end. Jones always creates characters that you love and want to get to know. I want more of this so bad. I heard that this is actually a prequel, so that makes me insanely excited. I can't wait because this is fangirl worthy. Highly recommended. If you have never read Jones' work, you need to start today.


Lisa Renee Jones Bio:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her through her website and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.

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