on November 28th 2017
Genres: Action & Adventure, Romance, Suspense/Thriller
Format: eBook, Paperback
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He is blond, tattooed, and dangerous. She's as beautiful as she is mysterious and could be his destruction... Asher wasn't always a member of the elite Walker Security team, he was a billionaire's son, who rebelled against his father's controlling hand, and ended up in New York City's underground of drugs, rock n roll, and danger. But that is long behind him, and while his tattoos and long blond hair remain, he's now a chameleon, far more comfortable in a suit and tie than a leather jacket.
Or so he likes to tell himself.
But now Walker Security needs him back inside the underground club scene for a police case they're working. Women are dying, murdered, and the clock is ticking until another victim is claimed. When Asher is pulled back into this toxic world he meets Sierra, who is as beautiful as she is mysterious. A woman who calls to a darker side of him, long suppressed, unleashing it in what becomes wicked hot passion and obsession. But Sierra has a secret, one that leads her, and Asher, to a dangerous place, and game, with dangerous players, and the game is about life or death.
“You want more now, and yet you don’t want it enough to make it end. And I already don’t want it to end, Sierra.”
She leans into me, her head resting on my shoulder, emotion that isn’t pleasure radiating off of her and crashing into me. I cup her face and tilt her chin up, my thumb stroking her cheek. “What are you thinking?”
“Nothing. Everything. Can you kiss me again already?”
“Where do you want me to kiss you? Tell me.”
“Everywhere.” She pushes to her toes, and her lips find mine, looking for an escape, trying to drive her demons away.
I want to demand her answer, make her tell me where she wants my mouth, but I feel her desperation, her need to escape whatever is in her head. And so, I press my lips to hers, I kiss her mouth, drinking her in, and I don’t taste him this time. I taste her. I taste us. I taste need and hunger and passion. “I want you naked,” I say, my hands sliding inside her jeans and panties. “In every possible way, Sierra.”
“I’m pretty sure I’m already there, and it’s terrifying.” She flattens her hand on my chest. “If you turn into an asshole, I swear—”
“You can punish me,” I promise, “and I’m still willing to offer suggestions.”
“If you turn into an asshole after I trusted you,” she says. “I won’t need suggestions, Mr. Ex-Navy SEAL who won’t be able to hide from my wrath.”
Fuck, I’m crazy about this woman. “Good thing I’m not going to turn into an asshole. I want you naked,” I repeat, and this time, I make it happen. I lower myself to one knee and take her jeans and panties with me. My arm wraps her waist and I lift her, dragging her clothing away, and setting her back down. My hands settle on her hips then and I look up at her. She stares down at me, the simmering look in her eyes all about arousal, submission. And I want that from her and not because it’s some sex game, of which I could play and play well.
I press my lips to her belly and just that easily she trembles, and it only makes me want more. Everything is more with her. I drag my mouth lower and lower…
Pulled Under by Lisa Renee Jones is book two in her Walker Security series. A contemporary, romance suspense novel about Asher, a member of the Walker Security team, and mysterious Sierra, who is running from her someone out to get her.
During an undercover mission investigating women going missing from clubs and ending up murdered, Asher meets Sierra as she starts her first night as a bartender. Immediately she catches his eye, but sadly, she also catches the eye of the suspect they are trying to catch. Asher will do everything to make sure he keeps Sierra safe, but can he also keep her safe from who or what she is running from too? Passion and danger heat up the pages, as Lisa Renee Jones’ keeps us glued to the pages.
I really enjoyed Pulled Under. From the beginning when Asher and Sierra meet, the banter and their connection was intoxicating and dynamic. I was hooked on these fun characters. I also liked that Sierra is such a tough and strong heroine she has survived and fought a lot yet kicks in more to help.
Asher is like a force of nature, constant and unrelenting. He is patient with Sierra, knowing she has a past she seems to be running from, but his unending presence is something Sierra can’t say no to and begins to realize he is for real.
Overall, I recommend Pulled Under by Lisa Renee Jones. It was one of most fun and dynamic books I’ve read.