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Don't Close Your Eyes

(Don't Close Your Eyes Series #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Klive King is a no-nonsense businessman with a charming streak and stunning looks to match, but when he leaves the office he becomes a notorious crime boss with a bad temper, showing little-to-no mercy for those that cross him. When Klive has a chance encounter with a young woman whose presence and humility spark an unforgettable healing property within his dark soul, his ...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published January 7th 2015 by Createspace (first published February 20th 2014)
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Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I bought the whole lot. Started reading and can't stop! I'm still not finished by a long shot but I feel the need to say that I find this series so fascinating, captivating and down right F'N FANTABULOUS!!! I'm loving it more than 50 Shades which as far as I'm concerned has nothing on this series! Still a lot to read but congratulations Ms. James for your brilliant mind in writing this fantastic series.
Barbara Campbell
this book is a great start to a series ... getting the background on some of the players. Klive King has a dark soul and a chance meeting of Kinsley has him all a stir. He says she will be his one day, now will he be able to tell her. She has her eye on another Jase (every girls dream) and he is making a play for her. She has know him for years her best friend brother. There is also trouble brewing somebody is after Kinsley will Klive be there for her ... cant wait to read the book to find out
Meagan Moyer
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Don't Close Your Eyes by Lynessa James

5 Freakin' Hot Stars!!!!!

Oh. My. God. Just OMG! Where to begin? Klive? Jase?? Keane??? I think I shall start with seemingly innocent Kinsley James..... College track star with a rep for turning down every guy who looks her way, Kinsley enjoys her life and all of the perks that come with it. She may seem well rounded and put together on the outside but on the inside, she's just like the rest of us and does get all giddy when certain fellas look her way. 

I mel
Lin Bucler
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! This little book grabbed ahold of me on the first few pages and did not let go. Quick-paced, witty writing; beautiful girl, mysterious incredibly handsome business man...or is he? A gorgeous, talented rock star and his equally gorgeous, also mysterious best friend. Which one will our sweet little bartender pick? You'll be kept guessing to the last page and beyond. James doesn't do the basic girl meets boy, conquer a few hurdles and live happily ever after. Our heroin, just as our writer; is ...more
S.B. Alexander
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sexy
Don't Close Your Eyes is a great read with a very intriguing plot line. This is the first book in the series and wow. What a way to start a series. It has all the men, oh yeah, and twists and turns to leave you wanting more. I love how the characters jump off the page and suck you in and take you on their journey. The elements of style, plot and voice are superb. I love this author. Thank you Ms. James for sharing your talent. Keep wri ...more
Joy Whiteside
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. It was an amazing read that once I started I was hooked and there was no putting it down until I was finished. It moved along at a great pace, has characters that will grab you and you cannot help but fall in love with them and a story that will keep you interested from the beginning to end and leave you wanting more. This has to be on you TBR list, no doubt about it.
Lora Ann
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intriguing read! Nothing like a take-no-prisoners, bad ass with a very sweet & charming side to make you want to know him more. This is a great first book to set up a series I know I can't wait to read.
Cathy Glass
Oct 02, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
couldn't get into it....
Gretchen Anderson
This review is based on Book 1 & 2 only.

What a great story! The characters and the story are just amazing!!!

Speaking of characters there are quite a few in this book. I’m only going to talk about four of them:

Keane, HOT police officer
Jase, HOT singer in a rock band
Klive, HOT CEO/mob boss
Kinsley, beautiful sr. year college student working at a bar

So we’ve got quite bit of Klive in the first book, how his CEO/mob boss work and how he met Kinsley. Well and how he lost her and then found her ag
Aug 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-2014
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Don’t Close Your Eyes is the first installment in a ten part series. While the first volume is short, under one hundred pages, it provides a ton of background information that will be vital to the story as it moves along.

Klive King is a businessman by day, crime boss by night. In this volume though, we learn more about Klive the businessman, not his illegal activities. When he makes the acquaintance of Kinsley in an elev
Shasta Mosley Swoon Worthy Books/Cherry0Blossom
I really did not know what to expect when I started Don’t Close Your Eyes by Lynessa Jones. This book was not what I expected, it was so much more. This author had a way of dragging me in and kept me wanting more. One thing I will say upfront is THIS IS THE FIRST BOOK IN A 10 BOOK SERIES!

When we start the book we get the backstory of two main characters. Klive King is your average sexy businessman by day and by night he is a mobster, but the one thing about Klive is he wants out of that busines
This book was given to me as an ARC for an honest review.
This author is new to me; I had no preconceived opinions about the book. I read the blurb, and then dived right in.
The writing in this book is totally unique to me.
It starts with a prologue that sets the tone for the book, moves to the main characters point of view in the middle and comes full circle in the end. I loved it!

You learn about Kliev King, a prominent businessman with a double life, a sad and depressing past and a secret he ho
Miranda Ventola
Nope! SO wrong. #CantEven

Nuh uh.. Not doing it, not going any further in this series. Noooo freaking way! I'll post my thoughts that I had while reading. That ending totally ruined any curiosity I had for the story overall. I have no love for King, and Kinsley just lost all believability in my eyes.

The following are some of my thoughts:

@50%- Had to skip through a lot in the beginning. King's insta-obsession did nothing for me and I almost DNF'd it but skipped forward to see if it would redeem i
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You don't miss a single detail of this book. Klive King is the type of man we all secretly want, but know that we shouldn't. Such a guilty pleasure. Crime boss, killer, ruthless and so infatuated with Kinsley. After meeting her in the elevator at work, Klive just can't seem to forget her. It takes him a while, but he finally finds Kinsley working as a bartender in one of his clubs. Also working in the club is Jase. One of Kinsley's long time friends who has secretly had a crush on her for years. ...more
Aug 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I quite enjoyed this book it had a bit of everything romance, mystery, intrique and we get to know all the characters and how they relate to each other. It starts off with Klive King the local crime boss who has a chance encounter with our heroine Kinsley in a lift and he kicks himself for not getting her name and finding out more about her. Our story then skips forward a few years where Klive finds out who his mystery woman is. The story carries on with Kinsley who works in a bar and her best f ...more
Ann Batty
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first in the beginning of a series.
It introduces you to Klive King a man who is wholeheartedly in love with a girl he had met in a lift. He knew immediately that she was the one but didn't know who she was until now.
The girl is Kinsley who has no idea Klive is the secret Valentine giver. She is at college, mad on exercise and works in a bar part time. She is gorgeous but doesn't realise lots of men are lusting after her.
Jace is her best friend's brother who is trying his best to woo
SB Morales
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Klive was such an interesting character. He's ruthless at his business but he has a soft side. A very soft and loving side. A side that would make any woman fall in love with him. After becoming infatuated with a woman he saw once he becomes obsessed. My favorite line in the book was "If I killed her it would remove her f*cking distraction for good, and I wouldn't have to feel conviction for all the shit I was involved in." It made me take a double take, was a bit scary, but also made me laugh. ...more
Alice Hart
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What are you waiting for??? Do u know how many hot dudes are in this book? More than a woman should be able to handle!!! We have a criminalistic hot guy, a guitar player who also sings FYI and a Cop.... OMG. Does it get any better? This will leave you wanting to read book 2 and guess what? You don't even have to wait because all these books in this series are available!!! This one is only $1.00 so there is no excuse not to read this and you will fall in love with one of these hot guys. So many t ...more
Teri Lover
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say about a series of books that has had me reading daily like Im reading my best friends diary? I was hooked from the beginning. I have felt every emotion as if I was there experiencing life along with the characters. Ive outright laughed in the middle of the night while reading, cried more times then I want to admit, and just plain fell in love with Kinsley and Klive and the rest of the crew. Lynessa James, you are one outstanding writer!

At 51 % I'm thinking it's no wonder there are 10 parts in this series considering almost a whole chapter was dedicated to an in depth description of her workout routine. I'm out!
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing! I loved it from the very beginning!! First book in a long time that I downloaded and read in one night! Excited to start the next book. Awesome job Lynessa!!!
Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
sweet beginnings! short book but gets your mind pumping and wondering what's next...great start to more to come!
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Don't Close Your Eyes Series (10 books)
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