Poison Kisses by Lisa Renee Jones
A sexy STANDALONE novel featuring Seth from the Dirty Money series! It is not necessary to read the Dirty Money series prior to enjoying this book. POISON KISSES will be released as three novellas in back to back weeks on Feb. 6th, 13th, and 20th!
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.
Poison Kisses: Part 1 by Lisa Renee Jones
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"I don't play cat and mouse games unless I'm the cat."
Finally, #SexySeth get's his own story. If you've read the author's Dirty Money series, you've already met him. But if not, you'll still love him. He's bossy, badass, brutal, and suffering from a broken heart. He was betrayed by the woman he loved. His job forces him to reconnect with her, and this time he's determined to make sure that she's left broken and begging. Did you catch all those B-words?
He thinks their time apart has made him immune to her poison kisses, but he soon learns that he's only fooling himself. The chemistry between them is still just as strong as it used to be. But the trust is gone. "We want each other. We hate each other." As they battle their lust to concentrate on survival the tension and suspense build.
And that's not all that builds. My damn curiosity is in the red zone, ready to blow the top off my Kindle if I don't get some answers soon. What the hell happened between them? What is
"the ultimate lie" and who is pulling their strings? Who are the bad guys in this intriguing tale? I guess we'll just have to wait to find out when we get to the next phase of the story. See ya there. The line forms here...
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.
Poison Kisses: Part 2 by Lisa Renee Jones
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"Just remember. Poison me too soon, and my tongue will never get to all the places you like it."
Poison Kisses: Part 2 is like turning the next page, not starting a new book. Fortunately, for those of us that have read several books since then, the author gives her readers a recap to get our heads in the right place as we pick up right where we left off. That's right, with our jaw dropped.
Amanda & Seth have been separated for three years. When she left, she disappeared, and even he couldn't find her using his considerable skills and contacts. She wasn't found until she was ready to be found. And when they saw each other again, they discovered that their passion for each other had not diminished in the least. But their trust had taken a hit. They went from lovers to enemies to lovers, but what about the love? Could that be salvaged along with the trust? In trying to determine who the bad guys are, they couldn't exclude themselves, the Assassin and the Poison Princess. When the evidence is against them, how do they decide who's telling the truth? Does the heart lie?
Talk about a major cliffhanger, this one is a doozy. I'm again left with my jaw hanging and my heart pounding. I admit that it was my love for this author's work that had me willing to read whatever she decided to write, not even caring what trope she tackled. But I find myself completed invested and digging this James Bond style of espionage. The secrets and suspense, the danger and drama, the mystery and mayhem are addictive and I'm ready for the next installment. See ya there.
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's 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 discovery 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.
Poison Kisses: Part 3 by Lisa Renee Jones
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"I'm CIA. We do whatever we want and say we didn't."
The only problem with that is determining the good guys from the bad guys. And when someone is trying to kill you, and you don't know who it is, you can't rule out the agent you're in love with, right? When the bullets start flying, who determines if you are the target or just collateral damage? What an amazing finale to this action-packed addictive serial told from Amada's POV. Now that she's come out of hiding, she fills us in on all the missing facts that led to her 3-year absence.
Some previous events are recounted with additional details filled in, giving us a clearer picture of where her head was at when she made the decision to leave her job, and her heart.
Amanda was raised by CIA parents. She's been in the life from birth. She was conditioned to sacrifice everything for her country, including her life. When a threat from her past resurfaces, she finds herself right back in the thick of danger. Willing to put herself in the line of fire to battle her enemies and to protect lives. But the evidence against her is strong, assuring that she's living on borrowed time once the benefit of her specialized skills is no longer needed. Will she be able to prove her innocence before the man she loves does what he's been ordered to do? "Seth is the Assassin. He is my poison." That's saying a lot since she's the 'Poison Princess' and she doesn't have an antidote for how he makes her feel. There's not a single formula in her lab that can take away the pain of losing him.
As new players are introduced and more secrets revealed the suspense builds. Time is running out and danger is getting closer and closer as they scramble to learn the truth before it's too late. People from their past resurface and the facts become cloudy. What's true and what is staged to appear that way? Who can be trusted? Who will be left standing at the end of this epic finale? Does love really conquer all?
Lisa has turned me into an espionage aficionado, keeping me on the edge of my seat, anxious to turn the next page while expecting the boogyman to jump out at me when I do. What a rush! I also kinda have a new crush I'd love to see more of. Fingers crossed there'll be more #Bear in my future. Should we start a petition? The line forms here...
“I hate you, Seth Cage,” she proclaims in what I know to be an out-of-character emotional outburst that tells me I’ve rattled her.
And earns her my cool reply. “There’s a fine line between love and hate, sweetheart,” I say, but I don’t want her to hate me and it pisses me off. What is it about this woman that makes her my weakness? “I wonder if I missed the taste of poison on your lips, or did I just choose to ignore it?” And I need to know that answer. I close my mouth down on hers, my tongue sliding into her mouth, rough, angry, but she doesn’t respond. She doesn’t even touch me, and I won’t allow her that win. I fold her against me, cupping the back of her head, my tongue licking against hers until she finally fucking moans, and responds.
And damn it, she still tastes just as good as she did, just as right when she’s wrong, but at least I know now. Everything right about this woman will always be wrong, including the moment she bites my lips, drawing blood. “I still hate you,” she hisses.
Wiping my lip, I’m wildly aroused by what just happened, which proves how fucked in the head this woman makes me. And while I’m certain we’d both be more than comfortable with the idea of me pulling her skirt up and fucking her right now, and letting her think she’s manipulating me again, that has to wait until I have her someplace to myself. I release her, snatching up her gun and shoving it under my jacket, inside my holster. “Meet me at the south exit. If you aren’t there, I’ll kill you and then move on to Plan B and kill Franklin. And yes. This is a test. Pass it or you’ll be in my bed, in handcuffs for the rest of your life.”
“You said you’d kill me.”
“After I cuff you to my bed.”
I move to the door and exit into the staff hallway, and then the main school hallway, the scent of her, sweet jasmine, clinging to my skin. Damn it, I used to love that smell.
I’m halfway to the exit when suddenly she’s beside me. “As I know you know from whatever file they gave you on me,” she says without looking at me, “I watched people die because of that man in China seven years ago when he set off poison gas in the subway. I’m not sitting back while he does it again.”
I don’t reply. I just keep walking, but now she’s by my side again, as she was for three solid months, three years ago. Her words and actions are reminding me of what I’d found so damn appealing about this woman: her conviction and her moral compass that were greater than mine, that made her too good for me, and yet, made me want her all the more. Only, it was an act, a façade maintained even now and well. She’s an enemy in an uncomfortable alliance. I don’t believe a word she has said.
We reach the exit and I pause with her directly to my right, my eyes capturing hers. “You’re with me now and no one gets to take you from me. And I’m the only one who gets to kill you.”
“You’re so damn romantic,” she says. “No wonder I missed you.”
“You missed me, sweetheart?”
“That wasn’t literal.”
My lips curve. “And yet you kissed me like you missed me.”
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 the bestselling DIRTY MONEY and WHITE LIES series. And will be publishing the first book in her Lilah Love suspense series with Amazon Publishing in March 2018.
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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