Book Tour and Giveaway for Forsaken by Lisa Renee Jones
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?
My 4 Star Review
Both Escaping Reality and Infinite Possibilities had me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't wait to get to this book. However, I had wondered how the rest of the story would play out with switching characters. I applaud Lisa for this book. While it wasn't as edge-of-your-seat like the first two, it answered so many questions... Well, pretty much every question you could have had does get answered in this book.
Every character in this series plays an important role in Amy's life in one way or another. Chad and Gia are no different. Things are not as they seem. It's hard to tell the good guy from the bad guy. The hunt is on, and Chad is determined to save his sister and make it so she can have the life she deserves.
I wasn't a fan of Chad's character. Although noble in regards to his sister and her safety, I just couldn't get on board with him. I think Lisa tried too hard to make him into an "alpha". Not all books need to have so much testosterone. Really, they don't. I would have liked him better if he were somewhere in the middle. Not too sweet, but at the same time, less alpha qualities.
Gia is a mystery. No one can figure out how she plays a part in everything. She seems to be the missing link to everything. Her character is somewhat questionable at times. She is sneaky. She is a little shady. Overall, I did like her character though. She kept some of the balance in this book.
Overall, the book is good. Like I said before, it wasn't as heart pounding as the others. It was a good read, and I am glad that I got an ending to this story.
**A little truth that I feel I must add.**
So my truth... I am not exactly sure what the point to Unbroken is. I am curious to read it to find out. However, this book could be the end of the series. I am just crossing my fingers that this doesn't turn out to be like Inside Out Series. What I mean by that is, while I read the ENTIRE series (journals and all), I felt that series was drawn out waaaay too far. I was a little putoff my the continuation of the story. I really do hope that Unbroken really is the end to this series. Please don't take this as me being a jerk or anything, but this is me being as honest as I possibly can.
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.
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