Wednesday 22 August 2018

✪ Lisa Renee Jones ✪ DIRTY RICH OBSESSION ✪ #Book 3 #Standalone #Excerpt ✪

© Bianca Janeane ✰ 

• 22 August 2018
• standalone
• Book #3 in the #DirtyRich series

4.25 Stars


Reid Maxwell is one of the top corporate attorneys and one of the most eligible bachelors in New York City. He likes his wins big, his women beautiful and in bed, not out, and most importantly the deep burn of his past buried. Until one woman, a most unexpected woman, challenges him in ways that might just destroy the invincible Mr. Maxwell.

Carrie West is captive to Reid Maxwell and a debt between their families she doesn't know exists. It should be so simple for Reid Maxwell. Claim the company that is now his. The problem: he's now obsessed with Carrie, the daughter of the man he's destined to destroy.

Now who's captive to who?

Reid is a lawyer.
Carrie is the daughter of a man whose company Reid bought.
Carrie hates Reid. So much.
And Reid is intrigued. But he doesn't do romance and he also can never tell her the truth about what happened with her father and his father and the business.
But he can't also not just leave her running the broken company or just fire her.
He'll help her run the company until she's back on her feet again ...

She hates him. He wants her. She wants him too but can't admit it.

Well, that was adorable!
A fun & exciting & really sexy lawyer/business romance!

There's this huge insta attraction between them, but also all that hate and the past and business and fathers and ... so much to overcome. But we love watching them fight and fight some more. With or without clothes! So much fun for the reader.

But just like the first books in this series, this one was way too long for me. There's too much back and forth between Reid and Carrie. She hates him, he only wants to 'intimate reLationship' her out of his system. Multiple times. She does too. Then not. Then yes. No. Yes. Let's do it. Again. No. Arguing. Fighting. Yelling. IntimAte Relations. Again. No. Yes. Yesss! No. Never again. Hate you. Hate you too. Secrets. No. Yes. Mystery. Yesss! More. No. No, I don't. Yessss! No. UGH!!!!! A few hundred pages less would've been better. It was just too long - and that made me hate everything about the book along the way ....
BUT ... I also really liked reading it - I liked all the characters and the story. It was definitely not bad. It's a LRJ book, so you know it's great, but it was just too long!
But I also can't wait to get my hands on the next book!!!! ☺

DIRTY RICH OBSESSION was a very adorable & exciting & erotic lawyer/business/office/enemies-to-lovers romance!
Run to your nearest amazon for your own Reid - this one is MINE!!!

ARC received for an honest review

Welcome back to Lisa's world of corporate high flyers, dirty deals and even dirtier relationships.

Reid and Carrie's relationship is full of sexual tension and lust and hatred.  And I wanted all of it to come out fighting.

I liked their story and their relationship, however I felt that it got stuck on a bit of a merry-go-round for a while there where our lovelies were all I like you-hot sex-I hate you-hate f&^k-rinse and repeat.  The book could have probably done with about 50 less pages as I did find myself thinking "here we go again" is the cycle started each time.

I do like the fighting between them as I could feel it was coming from a place of more than just hatred.  I could understand the trust issues, the feelings of betrayal etc etc between them.

I adored Reid and all his gruffness - even if he was a complete dick at times. 

I did like this story, but I did feel that things were dragged out, which made the book toooo long.  I know it sounds like I didn't like it, but that is not the case, it just needed chopping done to it. I mean, it is a LRJ book so of course I will like it.

I am looking forward to the next books to come.


"Why am I here, Reid?”

I drag her onto my lap. “Because I want you here. Because I can’t seem to stop breaking my own fucking rules with you.”

Her hands plant on my shoulders. “And you’re mad at me again? You’re blaming me.”

“Yes. Stop making me break my rules.” I cup her head and kiss her, my tongue pressing past her lips, stroking us both into a needier place, where rules don’t matter.

She moans and sinks into the kiss, and damn it, I love those moans, I’m addicted to those moans. I’m addicted to this woman, and all my good intentions to sate that addiction, fail. I pull my T-shirt over her head and toss it, my gaze raking over her. My hand slides between her shoulder blades, and I mold her close. “This is definitely your fault.”

“Is this where you decide to kick me out again?”

“No,” I say. “This is where we fuck.” I drag her mouth to mine, and kiss her, telling myself that fucking is all this can be, reminding myself of the debt and the secret I legally cannot share. The secret that she’d never stay silent over if she knew.

I tell myself to get lost in the taste of her, defiant and yet submissive at the same time, in that way that defines this woman. I tell myself to just enjoy the moment, and I do. I waste no time getting naked and pulling her down the throbbing length of my cock. I waste no time driving into her. I waste no time getting lost in her touch, her kisses, her moans. And later, much later, when I’ve laid us down and pulled her next to me on the couch, I hold her, listening to her breathing slow and even out. I’m acutely aware that she is a woman caught in the middle of a debt that has to be paid, destined to hate me. It’s why this has to stay just sex. It’s why no matter how deep I go with her, I cannot get too close.

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. 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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