Meet Chad in the newest addition to The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series by Lisa Renee Jones!
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A Review By Pages Abound
SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST TWO BOOKS OF THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN SHARED IN THE REVIEW POST FOR FORSAKEN.
Once again Lisa Renee Jones continues to deliver on a storyline that is full of action, mystery, and heated passion. Forsaken delivers the treasures readers have all been seeking—answers to the questions that have been lingering in regard to the secrets and mystery surrounding Amy’s need for safety. (If you have not read Escaping Reality and Infinite Possibilities, it is highly recommended that these be read first in order to understand the twists and turns this series has offered.) With a powerful plot and well developed characters who blend seamlessly together, readers are in for an intense adventure.
Told from Chad’s point of view, readers experience the length a brother’s love reaches in order to keep his sister safe. Struggling with the belief that his action are what led to the murder of their parents years ago, Chad has allowed Amy to believe he is dead. He has utilized handlers and secret messages to make sure her true identity is never discovered while focusing on seeking out those who killed their parents.
After being captured and tortured in an effort to discover the location of the treasure he has been hired to find, Chad find himself rescued by Gia, a smart, passionate woman who promises to help give him access to those he is seeking in order to exact his revenge. Although Chad has always lived by the belief that no one is to be trusted, he can’t seem to help the attraction that he feels for Gia, or the need he has to protect her. As their chemistry continues to ignite with verbal banter and a demanding physical need, Chad fears his heart will once again suffer. Angry and damaged, Chad works hard to hold on the walls he has built up. Holding firm to his belief—TRUST NO ONE—Chad focuses on two things: protect his sister and seek revenge.
And now that Amy has found herself engaged to Liam Stone, Chad can only think the worst…everyone is of danger and out to harm his sister. Can Chad protect her from Liam and the danger he perceives? Or will the betrayal Amy may have about Chad’s lies be more than she is willing to forgive. Will Gia add to the devastation and leave him forsaken, living a life of desolation? Or will Chad finally find the salvation his soul is seeking.
Lisa Renee Jones is an amazing author who once again weaves a story of intrigue, action, and mystery while adding steamy level of passion and chemistry between her characters. After waiting two years for this release, (I started Escaping Reality in August 2013), this reader could not have been more pleased with the answers given and addition of Chad and Gia to the series. This is a MUST read series, one that should be made into a television series or movie!
Eagerly awaiting the next installment with the release of UNBROKEN!
In this third book in the sexy, suspenseful “The Secret Life of Amy Bensen” series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, we meet Amy’s brother Chad—and the woman who either loves him or wants him dead.
Six years ago, Chad’s hunt for a dangerous treasure turned deadly when his family home was set on fire, his parents killed. Faking his and his sister Amy’s death to protect her from further retaliation, he set her up in a new life with a friend’s help, letting her believe he’d died.
But now the men who hired Chad to find the treasure have found him, imprisoning and torturing him to learn where it’s hidden. A dark-haired beauty named Gia helps him escape, promising him access to his worst enemy. And as he tries to unravel the deep secrets of the past, he starts falling for her…only to discover she’s not what she seems.
Unable to trust anyone, Chad focuses on only two things: protecting his sister Amy and getting revenge. Is love even possible in the midst of heartache?
It’s nearly eight in the evening when I take the elevator to our secure, key-coded floor and enter the suite, where I immediately hear, “Chad! Is that you?”
Angry, I grab the chair in front of the door and shove it aside.
“Oh, thank God,” Gia gushes, flinging her arms around my neck. “You’re in one piece.”
Stunned by her greeting, by the way her sweet curves meld against me, I fight the heat rushes through me, untangling her grip and pressing her hands against the wall. “Tell me what you know about my sister,” I demand.
“Nothing, Chad. I told you that. Is she—was she—”
“You know I didn’t find her.”
“I wanted you to find her. I was terrified for you.”
Anger expands in me, seeping into my veins, and on some level, I know it’s not about Gia at all, or maybe I just fear it will be about her. I don’t want to trust her and be wrong. “You barely know me.”
“I know you’re in pain. I know what being alone feels like, and I know that’s what you feel right now.”
It’s a word that pierces my heart with guilt. It’s what I know my sister has felt for six long years. I was all she had, the only one she could count on, even if she didn’t know I was there—and I failed her. The pain is a seed that grows and expands inside me in an instant, and suddenly, or maybe not so suddenly, the idea of being betrayed by Gia is not as biting as the idea of failing her as well. My hands come down on her face, and I stare at her. “I have money and resources to hide you, and I promise you, no one will find you. But I won’t be there with you. I’m poison to anyone near me. You can’t forget that. I can’t forget that.”
I don’t give her time to reply. My mouth closes down on hers, my tongue pressing past her lips, stroking and stroking again, in what is instantly an aggressive, searching kiss. She moans, and I swear the sound of her moan shatters a piece of my soul that is already bleeding for my sister. In this moment, it feels like all I have left is this woman.
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About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES, and is now in development by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland) for cable TV. In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today lists.
Watch the video on casting for the INSIDE TV Show HERE
Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. 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 at on her website and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.
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