Friday, January 25, 2019

Blog Tour & Review: The Princess - Lisa Renee Jones

The Princess (Filthy Trilogy #2)
by Lisa Renee Jones
Published: January 22, 2019

The second book in the Filthy Trilogy - Eric and Harper's story continues...

He's the bastard of the empire, a savant, a genius, and a self-made success. He left it all behind, but he came back for her. 

Their passion is a flame that ignites more than their bond. It ignites secrets, lies, and a puzzle that once solved, will shake them to the core.

You know one deep, dark secret, but you do not yet know anywhere near everything.
4 Stars
Secrets overflow between Eric and Harper, and while Eric was broken by the secret revealed to him he still rushed to the princess' side when a hired gun threatened her life. In a new city, the two are safe for the moment, but the threat and the secrets loom over them. Just as they begin to work together to protect themselves and others another secret threatens to tear them down.

"Kissing her matters. Touching her matters. I'll make her tell me everything and then the secrets won't matter anymore either."

Disclaimer, Lisa Renee Jones is moving us from duet territory into a trilogy, meaning The Princess is very much so a middle novel. This isn't a bad thing, at least not in my eyes, but it isn't want readers expected from the story. Do we get some answers? Absolutely. However, we get even more questions and like every LRJ novel I love, we get even more tension and suspense.

"He promised. And promises don't lie."

In The Bastard we got to know Eric, we learn about what drives him, what he's for, what he's against. In The Princess we see the story unfold from his and Harper's perspective, though the location has changed and the severity of the threat has multiplied. They have a dynamic relationship, the only constants being their lust and desire, no need, for one another. The secrets, the things they know, and the things they think they know, however, truly lead this story in a unique direction. Where there is fear and uncertainty about their safety, there is also a high-stakes push and pull between them. For me, this is my only complaint about the novel, because even as readers we never get any security in the couple we are meant to be rooting for and it brings the tension down a notch as the pacing of the novel does follow their lengthy dialogue. There are too many questions, too many unknowns, and yet I do so love them together.

"Power. It's always been about power."

The Filthy Trilogy takes us on a journey of trust, power, and the ties that bind. No one is safe in this dangerous cast of family members, each climbing to a differently perceived "top." LRJ continues to perfect the balance of suspense and romance, giving readers the angst we love between couples and the strain of relationships between wealthy, corrupt family members. In The Filthy Trilogy we mix business with pleasure.
THE BASTARD (book one) - Available Now
iBooks | Amazon | BN

THE PRINCESS (book two) - Available Now

THE EMPIRE (book three) - March 12, 2019
iBooks | Amazon | BN
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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