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(Careless Whispers #3)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  1,652 ratings  ·  297 reviews
Chris and Sara from Inside Out return in the explosive finale to Ella's story from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones with the third book in the sexy, suspenseful Careless Whispers series.

Passion burns fiercely hot between Ella Ferguson and Kayden Wilkens, the man who held secrets and lies in his hands, and then allowed them to fall into hers. But even thou
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Published January 9th 2017 by Pocket Star
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 Surrender, book 3 of 3. The intense conclusion to Ella & her mysterious savior Kayden’s quest for truth & redemption!

“Exposing my past might steal everything we think we are and want to be together.”

Books in Careless Whispers trilogy should be read in order:
Book 1: Denial
Book 2: Demand
Book 3: Surrender

In Careless Whispers, book 1-2 (book 1) Ella Ferguson woke up in Italy with amnesia. A stranger, treasure hunter and head of The Underground of treasure hunters,
✰ Liz ✰
"I choose you and I choose us. I will always choose us."

Surrender is the third and final book in the Careless Whispers Series. This explosive conclusion offers a perfect blend of action, romance, passion, and intrigue.

"Let's go eat and plan our enemies' demise."
Surrender picks up directly after Demand and Ella has discovered more of her identity and reconnected with her best friend Sara. With Kayden by her side, it seems as though she has all of the pieces of her life in front of her s
Lisa Jones
Aug 05, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

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Denial (Careless Whispers #1) is 99 cents (reg. $7.99) for a LIMITED TIME ONLY to celebrate the upcoming release of the Careless Whispers finale - SURRENDER on Jan. 9th!! Read below on how to enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card and receive a FREE bonus scene from Chris & Sar
A spine-tingling romantic suspense that had me at the edge of my seat with its fantastic mix of sizzling chemistry and romance, deception and danger, and a badass heroine that should not be missed.

As head of the underground Hunter organization, Kayden Wilkens, had many secrets until Ella. He found her under in a dark alley with severe amnesia. He knew she’s the key to finding a three billion dollar necklace several powerful and evil men are after. He never expected to fall in love with her
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense
I know I am just one of many who were eagerly anticipating this conclusion to Ella and Kayden's saga. It picked up around where Demand ended: Ella and Sara are on the phone and it's told in Sara's POV. Quelle Surprise! I liked getting some glimpses of Sara (not really, you know I wanted to see Chris) in this one.

We're then immediately thrust back into the dynamic of Ella and Kayden's relationship. She's still struggling to remember and ultimately the right triggers are conveniently helping the c

4 "Lady Hawk" stars

SURRENDER follows the actions of revelation of secrets, mysteriously interwoven ploys and agendas in the web of deceit, greed, lies and betrayal, continuing right where the plot ended in book 2, DEMAND...

And once more, the undeniable passion and carnal hunger between The Hawk - Kayden, the boss of The Underground (aka The Treasure Hunters) and Ella, whose amnesia is coming in clear, overtakes the notion of safe, solid and strength beyond the common notion...
"Just k
aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, 2017_arc
4.0 "Surrender" Stars!!!

Surrender is the perfect conclusion to Kayden and Ella's story and I could not ask for more better ending. I love it and once again Lisa Renee Jones proved us what great writer she is. In as much as I wanted this book to be a one book standalone, I was glad this becomes a trilogy. I love the anticipation of waiting for the next book and the same time I love how the book doesn't feel like rushed.

And that's how I felt with Surrender. It picked up right after the second boo
Mindy Lou's Book Review
What an incredible end to the series. I love how Ella ended up to be way more than was lead to believe at the start. I enjoy reading about empowered heroines. The fact that as powerful as Kayden was, he never took away from Ella's abilities, made it even better. Great series! ...more
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
*** ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. ***

I loved reading this conclusion to another wonderful series by Lisa Renee Jones. This series has everything... romance, suspense, a sassy and strong heroine, a hot and protective hero, chemistry and a great story line.

In this book Ella gets more flashbacks until the puzzle is solved. But who can be trusted and who can’t while gaining new information. Will Kayden see how strong she really is? Will their relationship be s
~Stéphanie's Journal~
Dec 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Surrender takes just where things were in Demand. If you don't remember because just like me you have a shitty memory, Lisa Renee Jones gives a useful reminder of all the important details you should know.

So buckle up because Surrender is most probably the one book that will hold your breath until the end! It's acting packed with lots of questions and fortunately answers, lots of doubts - prepare to be suspicious over anything and everyone. Even the connection between Kaden & Ella is at stack.
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 "Memories are Finally Revealed" Stars!

Please note though that this is book 3 in the Careless Whispers Series, and this series must be read in order. If you have not yet commenced Ella and Kayden's romantic and suspense filled journey than please see my review for Book 1, Denial, as the below review contains spoilers for the prior books.

At last, what we have been waiting for on pins and needles since Book 1, Denial: Ella's complete memories! Surrender ends a romantic suspense series that has
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Lisa Renee Jones is one of my favorite authors in the romantic suspense genre. She tells such amazing stories that are loaded with detail, drama, suspense, and amazing love that we all wish we had.

This book is a sequel and as part of the series, you simply must read the whole thing to understand with the series is about and to be able to follow along. She crafts a twisty story that is full of mystery, lies, manipulation, crime, darkness, betrayal, and a deep connection to between two people that
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Unbelievable! I don’t think there is any other word to describe the way Lisa Renee Jones ended the Careless Whisper series. All the twists and turns, all the secrets are revealed as Ella becomes Lady Hawk and takes her place within The Underground.

Surprised isn’t a strong enough word as Ella gets her memory back and we find out just who she really is and what exactly happened to her as she headed off to Paris. Sara and Chris Merit are finally brought into the story along with our Tall, Dark and
Loving every single book an author has ever written can be scary at times because you are always dreading that no story could ever match the quality of the one before it. But with Lisa Renee Jones you can always count on her outdoing herself with each new release. No matter if it's a series starter or a series closer, Ms. Jones brings the high-end quality each and every time. Sexy and suspenseful, with enough passion to keep you satisfied for days, SURRENDER gives us the explosive conclusion to ...more
Angy Potter - Collector of Book Boyfriends
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Early Book Review: 5+++ Stars

WHAT A RIDE!!! Oh. My. God. This book! I was on edge the entire time I read it. I didn’t sleep, I didn’t work, I only read. It was the perfect kind of ending for Ella and Kayden’s story. I never expected how this story wound up and I am so happy with it. No, sorry, happy is not the word, I’m satisfied, fulfilled, ecstatic, marveled with Surrender and the whole Careless Whispers Series. Lisa Renee Jones wrote one of the most suspenseful, stressful, erotic an
Sheyla ✎
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016

"My surrender is my control."

Surrender is the conclusion of the Careless Whispers series. This series should be read in order.

In Surrender, Ella is finally able to recover her memory. At first, it's as flashbacks but by the end, she knows everything she was missing.

Everyone wants to know where she hid the three billion dollar butterfly necklace. Kayden to return it to the rightful owners while the two mobsters want it to further gain more power. Niccolo is head of the Italian mafia and N
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, I liked it. However, the story was very complicated, and publishing this book so far after book 2 means I forgot a lot of the plot and characters. There was a character list and descriptions in the front of the book, but even so it wasn't enough and there were some holes in my (very good) memory that I just accepted rather than go hunt for them in the previous book. Also, the fact that these three books strongly tie in to another set of the author's books (which I read and loved) means the ...more
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Surrender is book 3 in the Careless Whispers series, by Lisa Renee Jones. This series should be read in order to make it more enjoyable. Ella’s and Kayden’s adventures are quite chaotic and Erotic.

The SCM, Swiss cheese memory continues with Ella’s visions emerging at the most inopportune moments in this fascinating story. Every time she remembers something, chaos ensues. Squeezing out memory loss puzzles reveal partial elements to the end of the book.

It’s fun to see Chris and Sara a
Once Upon
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ella and Kayden are back and the action is hotter than ever! Ella is getting little pieces of her memory back but not enough to find the necklace and little things keep happening that make her feel like someone is watching her. They finally let Sara know she is alive but without too much conversation because if someone is listening they don't want Sara targeted. Kayden and Ella are closer than ever and that makes her fear for his and everyone else's safety. Everywhere they turn there are people ...more
Cheryl   Graham-Petit
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
From the very first page of Denial to the last page in Surrender, Lisa Renee Jones has written a story that will draw you in and captivate your heart. Ms. Jones has the ability to make her readers feel every emotion that her characters are going through. You feel as if you have been transported into the story and all you can do is going along for the ride. Surrender is a fast-paced, action-packed, suspense story full of mystery, danger, passion, unexpected twists, love, and so much more. Questio ...more
Carlene Inspired
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

The Careless Whispers series has held my attention from the very first page of Denial. I could never guess what was coming next, but I was fully invested in the characters, especially Ella who readers have known since Inside Out. Ella and Kayden really come into their own in Surrender, both showing their strength, determination, and true feelings towards one another. There are a lot of conflicts in Surrender, it gets very suspenseful, but every quest
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the third and final installment to the Careless Whispers series. It is also, in my opinion, the most complex installment in the series. Once again, I’m grateful the author included a recap of the storyline, but also a character glossary, or sorts, to get the reader back up to speed.

Going into this book, I had a lot of questions. Most importantly:
Will Ella get her memory back?
What, if anything else, may Kayden be hiding?
Who can be trusted?
I don’t want to give anything away, but I can answ
Dana aka ♥Belladonna♥
Surrender, the third and final book in the Careless Whispers series, is a sexy, edge-of-your-seat thrill-ride to the finish. Picking up where the second book leaves off, Ella’s memory is slowly returning. Her relationship with Kayden is put to the test. And, with the major puzzle pieces starting to fall into place, there is fresh danger and new questions with each revelation. There were even appearances from some of my favorite characters from the Inside Out series, Chris and Sara!

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I fell in
Peggy Lee (Reading Keeps Me Sane)
Surrender is the exciting conclusion (well, that's a maybe) of the Careless Whispers series. There's suspense, action, intrigue, betrayal, and finally answers. There's a bonus for fans of the Inside Out series, where Ella's story began, Chris and Sara return.

Ella Ferguson's memories are slowly returning. She begins to piece together her past as she continues to hide from her present. Ella remains under the protection of Kayden Wilken. Kayden is a treasure hunter and the leader, aka the Hawk, of
Dilushani Jayalath
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Take Me Away To A Great Read
4.5 Stars

I hope we get more from this series, such as a novella after or a spin-off of some of some of the other characters!
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have been anxiously awaiting the conclusion of Ella's story and let me tell you I couldn't have imagined a better one for this dynamic character. Not going to lie, I was on the edge of my seat for multiple reasons and ones I am not going to say. What I am going to say is FIRST- you MUST read the other two books in this series before this one or you will have absolutely no clue what is going on. SECOND- while it isn't necessary to read Behind Closed Doors, it gives you a little insight as to wh ...more
Oh. My. Word. What a brutal, yet tantalizing and wild hell of a ride! I beyond enjoyed Kayden and Ella's story down to the bone. From start to finish. Of all the books in the series, this one probably impacted me the most. It's where everything is finally laid out in the open and all secrets are revealed. And most importantly, it's where Ella regained her memories. There was not a second that I wasn't at the edge of my seat, getting ready and fearing for the worst here. You just get that feeling ...more
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Surrender is the final installment in the « Careless Whispers » series, a spin-off of the « Inside Out » series. Lisa Renee Jones weaves once again layers upon layers of mystery in this fast paced and riveting romantic suspense that picks up where Demand left off.

Ella’s memories are slowly returning. As the flashbacks become clearer, she feels that her present is closely connected to her past. She knows there is much more about her than what she has pieced together, though. The dark spot
Yamina -Women Who Stare at Books
Arc kindly provided for an honest review*

4.5 stars
“My life is a fucking foreign novel written in twenty languages, sweetheart. Complicated is what I do.”

I can't believe this is it. I have enjoyed every single book of this excellent, intense and addictive series.

“Win at all costs or die forgotten,”

In Surrender , the clock is ticking for Kayden and Ella who have to solve the puzzle. Kayden is a strong, charismatic, dominant alpha, he is the Hawk of the Underground, the one that you shall fear
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy - a modern girl we all can identify with.

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