Tuesday, December 15, 2020

When He's Bad by Lisa Renee Jones


Title: When He's Bad
Series: Walker Security: Adrian's Trilogy #2
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: December 15, 2020

The second book in a Walker Security trilogy featuring Adrian Mack... 

He was dirty. That's how Priscilla met him. She was all about just how dirty he was and, in fact, had to be. Now, he's just plain bad. When you cross a man like Adrian Mack, you find out just how bad he can be. Priscilla started out as an enemy, became a lover, and now, she is his obsession. 

Lies. Secrets. Enemies that appear they are friends. The passion and danger just won't stop coming.

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Adrian and Priscilla are back for the second instalment in their story and this picks up exactly where 'When He's Dirty' left off.

This was fast paced and kept me on the edge of my seat. There was a lot of physical danger involved in this book, alongside the psychological danger that is never far aware. It was smart, sexy and full of suspense as they try to bring down the bad guys...if they can work out who they are.

Adrian has always struggled with what he had to do whilst undercover and this was apparent in the way he kept himself slightly removed from the Walker Security family. It is fortunate for him that they see has one of their own and will protect and stand by their family.  His own self-worth is on show again throughout this as more of what he did is revealed, leaving him feeling like Priscilla will run away from him at the first chance. He feels unworthy of her. This couldn't be further from the truth and, whilst what is revealed is a shock to her, she recognises his strength of character in taking those actions. The fact that he is remorseful and uncomfortable with his actions demonstrates his strength and courage. 

Priscilla's battles come from not knowing who to trust as there is suspicious actions by people on her own team, her family are behaving oddly and her ex is trying to convince her to drop the case. But one thing is crystal clear to Priscilla and that is that Adrian and his family will protect her.

If you are hoping for a nice gentle ending to this then you will be disappointed. Once again Lisa Renee Jones has left me shouting at my kindle for more. I really, really can't wait to get my hands on the conclusion to this trilogy.


He captures my hand and his eyes meet mine again, a punch of emotion between us. “Pri,” he murmurs. “There are so many things you need to know.” 

“And you’ll tell when the time is right. And I’ll prove to you that I’m not fair-weathered. I’m not in this, any of this, most certainly, not us, because it’s easy. But it is right and I’m not going anywhere.”

“I’m not going to tell you that you’re wrong. I don’t think I have it in me to let you go.”

“Good,” I say, relieved that the tug of war is over. No more promises of hate. No more foreboding goodbyes. “Finally,” I add. “And right now, I just really want to be with you. To be with us.” I shove him backward onto the mattress, climbing on top of him, straddling him. “Don’t let them win,” I say, my hands on his chest, the thick ridge of his erection pressed to the hot spot between my thighs. “Don’t let them make you believe you’re like them. You’re not.”

He rolls me over, his leg sliding between mine, his big body pressed to mine, his elbow by my side, holding up his upper body. “I could say a lot of things right now.”

“Should I say them for you? You’re bad. Too bad. So very bad.”

“No,” he says softly. “I’m not going to say those things anymore. You know. You don’t care.” 

“Now you’re starting to understand.” My fingers curl on his jaw. “But just in case you decide to go down that rabbit hole again, I’m alone in a sea of sharks. Do you think you’ll save me by walking away?” 

His eyes darken, lashes lowering once more as he murmurs, “What are you doing to me, woman?” and then his mouth crashes down on mine, his tongue stroking long, deep, slow. 

He lets me taste his anguish, pain, self-hatred. But there’s more. There’s his unyielding need for me and us. There is our unexplainable, impossible-to-deny bond. A bond it seems created in blood. 

The kiss transforms and becomes another. And this kiss, this kiss is passion, so much passion, and tenderness. We savor each other, this time that somehow feels as if it’s all the time we have, despite every promise we’ve made that there will be more, so much more.


When He’s Dirty (book one) – Available Now 

When He’s Bad (book two) – Available Now 

When He’s Wild (book three) – March 23, 2021 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones writes dark, edgy fiction including the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series and the upcoming, crime thriller The Poet. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland and Bad Moms) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. 

Prior to publishing Lisa owned a 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. She lives in Colorado with her husband, a cat that talks too much, and a Golden Retriever who is afraid of trash bags.


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