Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A Sinful Encore ~ Lisa Renee Jones ~ New Release and Review

Title: A Sinful Encore
Series: The Brilliance Trilogy #3
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: September 22, 2020

You only thought you knew how this was going to end, but their story is far from over. The explosive finale is bound to leave you breathless.

A Sinful Encore is the third and final book in the Brilliance Trilogy.


I swallow hard, my lashes lower, my lips dry. Me and him. It’s just me and him and God, I do need the escape and I know, I just know, that he needs the trust. Still, I can’t believe I’m going to do this. I can’t believe how much I want to do this. “Yes.” 

He doesn’t speak but I can feel his approval wash over me. He kisses my neck, the earthy scent of him seducing me and promising to test my limits. He unzips my skirt, and a second later, he’s sliding it down my hips, and with only a tiny pair of panties and thigh-high tights on, he’s easily exposing my naked backside. Nerves and anticipation overwhelm me and I’m all but shaking, but I don’t feel fear. His fingers caress down the silk strip between my cheeks and I yelp as he yanks it away with a biting tug. But already, he’s made me forget that bite. 

His hands are on my backside and he leans in, his lips close, so very close to my ear, his warm breath fanning my skin, and promising forbidden fantasies I didn’t even know to call my own until now. 

“What are you thinking, Aria?” he asks, the same way he’d asked me one time before when I was in the wrong place when I needed an escape. 

“About us, Kace. About what you’re going to do to me.” 

He turns me to face him, his expression pure possession, his eyes meeting mine. And I could swim forever in the sea of his blue eyes, as every wave breaking around me only sends me crashing right back to him. “What am I going to do to you?” he asks as if he needs to know I can say it as if he needs to know I want this. 

I wet my parched lips and say, “Spank me.” 

“And do you want me to spank you?” The question is a mixed challenge and a raw seduction. 

Suddenly, I’m drowning in my own confusing desire, and my lashes lower, heat rushing to my cheeks when his hand cups my face and he tilts his gaze back to his. “Do you,” he says, enunciating the words, “want me to spank you?” 

“I want to get out of my head. I want to escape. I want you.” 

His eyes darkens. “That’s not an answer.” 

The waves are breaking again and when I might drown, I don’t. I really do crash right back into him. “Yes.” 

“Yes? Yes what, Aria?” 

“I want you to spank me.” 

His eye light with approval and that approval splays over me like blessed sunshine in the chilly snowfall. I don’t know why his approval arouses or pleases me, I don’t know what that says about me, or him for that matter, but there is no denying the burn in my belly. There is no denying his control, and my submission sends a thrill through me like no other. His hands fit my waist, possessiveness in his touch, a branding that feels right when with anyone else it would be wrong. His cheek presses to my cheek, the roughness of his newly formed stubble an erotic pinch on my sensitive skin. “Who’s in control?” 

“I am,” I say, and I mean it. This is about choice. I know that when I say yes or no to with Kace, he will listen. “And right now, for just a little bit, I don’t want it,” I add, and for once in my life, I mean it. “Take it,” I add softly. “It’s yours.”

A Reckless Note (book one)

A Wicked Song (book two)

A Sinful Encore (book three)

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, DIRTY RICH, 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.


Elizabeth's Review

3.5 stars - Worth a Reader's Time

Review Copy Provided by Author

I have to admit that I’m not normally a huge fan of duets and trilogies, but the Brilliance trilogy is excellent.

Sinful Encore picks up immediately after the conclusion of book 2, so it is crucial that all three books be read in order. This is an enjoyable read where we see the main stories for Aria and Kace wrap up in a satisfying way.

I struggled a bit with this trilogy as there were storylines that seemed important in books one and two that fizzled or were not really addressed in the conclusion. I wanted to know what happened to these people or places that had once seemed so important (I don’t want to spoil anything, so you get to read to find out.)

Kace, Aria, and the people around them are interesting and dynamic characters with a fascinating story. I will say that overall, I enjoyed the trilogy, but I think it could have been released as one book and maintained the elements of intrigue that made it so good.

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