Liz’s Review~Provocative (White Lies Duet, #1) ~ by Lisa Renee Jones

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“There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our very souls.”

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Provocative is the first in the White Lies Duet, and this contemporary romance offers a perfect blend of mystery, intrigue, passion, and romance.

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“Who burned you, Faith? And what scars did he leave?”

Faith Winter is an artist who has recently inherited her families winery. Although she has physically taken on the job of running the winery, she has been left financially bankrupt as her mother has left her cut off from the families bank accounts. As the bank tries to foreclose on the winery, Faith is scrambling to save her father’s legacy through the winery. Putting her art aside, she will do anything to salvage her families winery.

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“I want him to spank me. I want to feel his hand on my backside. I want that sting and shock that leaves no room for anything else. No worry. No loss. No death. No guilt. And no room for the way Nick makes me feel too much.”

Nick Rogers “the tiger” is a ruthless lawyer who his wealthy, sexy, and a man on a mission to seek revenge for the death of his father. Although he despised his father, he wants to know what happened. Faith Winter is the key and when Nick decides he wants something he doesn’t stop until he gets it. But when he begins to pursue Faith, he begins to question her guilt, and he falls hard for her. But when Faith discovers the truth about why Nick came into her life, will she allow him to stay?

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“Time spirals and sways until we collapse into each other, and for long moments, neither of us move. We just lay there, breathing together, heavy, then slower and softer. And still, we linger.”

Told in dual POV, Provocative is simply stunning! Nick and Faith are both complex characters that are driven to succeed. The sexual chemistry between the two is explosive as they both desire dominance and neither are willing to submit to the other. The dialogue is rich with color as the story begins to unfold. The pacing was upbeat as each and every piece of the mystery is revealed. With every question that is answered, a new question rises to the surface. The stakes are high for Nick to discover the truth about his father and keep a strong hold on Faith. As Faith finds solace in Nick, the trust they share is fragile, and when she discovers the truth, it might just shatter her completely.

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Overall, Provocative is an absolute must read for romance fans who enjoy mystery, raw passion, and romance. I have long been a fan of this author’s work and I was truly blown away by this twisted plot and unforgettable characters. I am desperate for the next book in the duet to hit my Kindle! July can not get here fast enough!

*This is a BR with my bestie SUEBEE!

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*ARC graciously provided via publisher in exchange for an honest review!

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