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Book one in the sexy and scintillating new White Lies duet by Lisa Renee Jones!

There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our very souls. They change us, mold us, maybe even save us. But some are darker, dangerous. If we allow them to, they control us. Seduce us. Quite possibly even destroy us.

The moment I walked into Sonoma’s Reid Winter Winery and Vineyard and made eye contact with Faith Winter for the first time was one of those moments. Provocative because I know at least one of her secrets, of which, I suspect she has many. Provocative because she believes I was a stranger to her when we met, but I am not. Provocative because I sought her out, with no intention of touching her. But now I have. Now I want her. Now I have to have her. But that changes nothing. It doesn’t change why I came for her.

362 pages, ebook

First published April 16, 2017

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Lisa Renee Jones

341 books14.2k followers
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.

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 presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin's Press.
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.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

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Profile Image for SueBee★bring me an alpha!★.
2,417 reviews14k followers
February 23, 2018

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! Provocative, book 1 of 2. Wine country romantic suspense with sex-on-stick attorney set on uncovering his father’s death & exposing a deceptive heiress!

“Dirty?” I supply. “Yes. It was. And I am. And so are you or you wouldn’t know what a hard limit is.”

Books in White Lies duet should be read in order:
Book 1: Provocative
Book 2: Shameless

Provocative (book 1) follows aspiring artist and heiress Faith Winter as she settles into her new role as an owner of a winery. She’s dealing with some legal setbacks, pertaining to her inheritance, that has put her on the verge of foreclosure.

Heir, playboy and attorney Nick Rogers aka Tiger got his name for being a beast in the courtroom, but likely also from being an animal in the bedroom. Their chance encounter is very much orchestrated by Nick who has come to expose Faith’s part in his father’s death.

Sidetracked by lust they successfully negotiate a one-night stand. The story follows them in and out of the bedroom as the plot thickens with signs of a conspiracy. When danger comes calling it’s a race against time to uncover the truth, complicated by little white lies told…

Seven words to describe Nick Rogers, Tiger: Charming, enigmatic, cocky, commanding, nurturing, mature and worldly.

Seven words to describe Faith Winter: Private, non-confrontational, easy-going, naïve, smart, determined and trusting.

Provocative, told from dual POVs, is a sexy romantic suspense offering the very best of steam, mystery, character development and plot. In fact, it is my favorite Lisa Renee Jones to date. Looking forward to book 2, Shameless for the conclusion to their story.

Hero: ★★★★★
Heroine: ★★★★
Plot: ★★★★★
Storytelling: ★★★★★
Sexual tension: ★★★★★
Sex scenes: ★★★★★
Story ending: ★★★★★
OVERALL RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Darkness: | MEDIUM FOCUS |
Humor: | LOW FOCUS |
Romance: | HIGH FOCUS |
Sex frequency: | HIGH FOCUS |
Suspense: | HIGH FOCUS |

Thank you to Liz for our whirlwind ARC(F)BR!

ARC provided to me by author Lisa Renee Jones in exchange for an honest review.
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1,350 reviews1,251 followers
April 22, 2017
"There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our very souls."

Provocative is the first in the White Lies Duet, and this contemporary romance offers a perfect blend of mystery, intrigue, passion, and romance.

"Who burned you, Faith? And what scars did he leave?"
Faith Winter is an artist who has recently inherited her families winery. Although she has physically taken on the job of running the winery, she has been left financially bankrupt as her mother has left her cut off from the families bank accounts. As the bank tries to foreclose on the winery, Faith is scrambling to save her father's legacy through the winery. Putting her art aside, she will do anything to salvage her families winery.

"I want him to spank me. I want to feel his hand on my backside. I want that sting and shock that leaves no room for anything else. No worry. No loss. No death. No guilt. And no room for the way Nick makes me feel too much."
Nick Rogers "the tiger" is a ruthless lawyer who his wealthy, sexy, and a man on a mission to seek revenge for the death of his father. Although he despised his father, he wants to know what happened. Faith Winter is the key and when Nick decides he wants something he doesn't stop until he gets it. But when he begins to pursue Faith, he begins to question her guilt, and he falls hard for her. But when Faith discovers the truth about why Nick came into her life, will she allow him to stay?

"Time spirals and sways until we collapse into each other, and for long moments, neither of us move. We just lay there, breathing together, heavy, then slower and softer. And still, we linger."
Told in dual POV, Provocative is simply stunning! Nick and Faith are both complex characters that are driven to succeed. The sexual chemistry between the two is explosive as they both desire dominance and neither are willing to submit to the other. The dialogue is rich with color as the story begins to unfold. The pacing was upbeat as each and every piece of the mystery is revealed. With every question that is answered, a new question rises to the surface. The stakes are high for Nick to discover the truth about his father and keep a strong hold on Faith. As Faith finds solace in Nick, the trust they share is fragile, and when she discovers the truth, it might just shatter her completely.


Overall, Provocative is an absolute must read for romance fans who enjoy mystery, raw passion, and romance. I have long been a fan of this author's work and I was truly blown away by this twisted plot and unforgettable characters. I am desperate for the next book in the duet to hit my Kindle! July can not get here fast enough!

*This is a BR with my bestie SUEBEE!


*ARC graciously provided via publisher in exchange for an honest review!

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May 9, 2022


My White Lies Duet has been optioned by PASSIONFLIX! That means you're going to get a BEAUTIFUL redo of this series with a brand-new cover for the special 2-in-1 paperback that will be available IN RETAIL STORES on September 27th, and is available for pre-order NOW! You can also pre-order the ebook now, too!

If you haven't read this duet, it is so very sexy, and suspenseful. You may see a familiar face if you read my Inside Out series, too! Tiger, Nick Rogers, is Mark Compton's lawyer from that series, and this cold and severe man is about to be brought to his knees by Faith Winter in the best of ways!

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There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existence, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our very souls. They change us, mold us, maybe even save us. But some are darker, dangerous. If we allow them to, they control us. Seduce us. Quite possibly even destroy us.

The moment I walked into Sonoma’s Reid Winter Winery and Vineyard and made eye contact with Faith Winter for the first time was one of those moments. Provocative because I know at least one of her secrets, of which, I suspect she has many. Provocative because she believes I was a stranger to her when we met, but I am not. Provocative because I sought her out, with no intention of touching her. But now I have. Now I want her. Now I have to have her. But that changes nothing. It doesn’t change why I came for her.

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Profile Image for Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic.
2,502 reviews1,218 followers
September 13, 2018
How well can you keep a secret?

Nick and Faith met at her winery and their meeting was chock full of sexual tension. The author wrote their scenes so well that the sizzle, the spark, and their chemistry virtually jumped out at me. Nick was a successful corporate attorney, given the nickname of Tiger, to which he more than lived up to. Faith was a winery owner whose true calling was as an artist. They couldn't be more dissimilar, but it was evident as their story unfolded (and as we were treated to their exquisite banter), their differences weren't going to stop their inevitable connection.

Despite how fast their relationship was moving and despite them both trying to fight their feelings, love found its way between these two and I loved that. But there were so many secrets. I loved the way the author left me as clueless as her characters. As each secret was revealed, it was just one more surprise. I was thoroughly entertained by the way that I was led with this story. Each revelation, each private fact, and each public disclosure made me feel closer to the characters. Well to Nick anyway. It took me a while to warm up to Faith but I got there in the end.

There are still so many secrets to be uncovered and I'm eager to see what the blow back will be once each of them are discovered in Shameless.

Release Date: April 18, 2017
Genre: Contemporary - Erotic Romance
POV: Dual - 1st person
Steam: 4 out of 5
Book Type: Book 1 of the White Lies duet
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906 reviews1,082 followers
May 23, 2017
I LOVED everything about this story… 😊 I've read the book all day long, literally I just couldn’t put it down and my eyes are killing me right now but oh fuck it, I won’t give a shit because it was soooo worth it. 😎 Faith & Nick gave me the best hours of my life! Their chemistry were really great but I especially liked Nick... Ahh that man wet my panties, he was sooo freaking hot.🔥🔥🔥 He's very possesive over Faith, also he's very arrogant but also he's so sexy like he's sex on the stick but he's very smart and also so funny too. 😀 And here I am talking like I'm obsessed over him. 😂😂😂 One second please... Oh yeah, I definitely liked him like a lot... 😀

Ps. Can't wait to read 2nd book! Ugh thank god, I won't wait too long for that... 😊😊😊

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1,813 reviews594 followers
April 16, 2017
A SEXY and INTENSE start to what will surely be another ROMANTIC SUSPENSE must read series by Lisa Renee Jones! PROVOCATIVE is book one in Lisa's brand new White Lies Duet and let me tell you, she is NOT messing around! There is no gentle easing in on Faith and Nick's story. Right up front you know why Nick is pursuing Faith, but I have a feeling there is SO MUCH MORE to the story than this, and I can't wait to get my hands on book two to find out exactly what Ms. Jones is going to surprise us with.

"You have no idea how dirty I can be," ... "but you will. And soon."

Secrets, lies, and murder. Does that sound familiar? This author is absolutely NO stranger to this particular genre and why fix what's not broken! Romantic Suspense is Ms. Jones' forte, and I wouldn't want it any other way. She brings the HEAT! She brings the ANGST! She brings the PASSION every single time and PROVOCATIVE is no different! I have a feeling I've only read what you would say is the tip of the iceberg, with Faith and Nick's story. I'm biting my nails in anticipation of book two and I just know that Lisa will blow her readers away with this brand new series!

This author has also treated her Inside Out Series fans with some appearances of some of her ADORED characters. I just know that, that will bring a huge smile to some fan's faces. It was a definite bright spot in this romantic and thrilling read.

"I kiss her again, hard and fast, and while the resistance is gone, the taste of challenge remains on her lips, but it will soon be submission. She just doesn't know it yet."

Lisa Renee Jones definitely keeps us on our toes with another seductive journey. It's steamy. It's sweet. It's passionate and it's intense and angst-ridden, but I wasn't surprised at all. This is how she lures you in and entices you. It's pretty FANTASTIC and I can't wait to get my hands on book two, SHAMELESS, due out July 11th! I have a feeling Ms. Jones has another suspenseful HIT on her hands!

Provocative Teaser

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1,543 reviews1,410 followers
February 10, 2019
That book had everything I love in a book and it made me feel with its good quality writing!

WHITE LIES Duet is the story of Nick & Faith. Nick is a very successful lawyer whereas Faith is an artist. Their paths cross in an unusual way.

PROVOCATIVE is Book 1 & SHAMELESS is Book 2.

Nick’s father died of a heart attack unexpectedly. Although Nick didn’t have good relations with his father he tries to understand the reasons of his death. Before his death, Nick’s father had been paying large sums of money to Faith’s mother, which makes Nick think that she had been blackmailing him.

However, a short time later, Faith’s mother also dies of a heart attack in a very similar way. That makes Nick think that her daughter Faith is behind these deaths. He thinks she killed them both for a reason, most probably to get the ownership of the vineyards and winery, which has been the inheritance of Faith’s father. It was left to her mother and with her death, it was bound to be her property now.

In order to solve the mystery of these two deaths, Nick makes a plan to get close to Faith. However, when he meets her in person, he is extremely attracted to her. In a short time, Faith becomes an addiction and an obsession for him. He wants to own her.

First, he wants to prove if she is guilty or not.
Then, he decides he wants her guilty or innocent, no matter what.
Then, he believes she is innocent.

However, Nick is never brave enough to confess how and why he got close to her in the first place. That remains a secret between them for a long while, which brings more lies with it. The more time passes, the more difficult it becomes for Nick to confess that once he thought she was a killer and he wanted to destroy her.

When Nick believes that the murderer is now after Faith, he makes a delicate plan to protect her and it requires that Faith stays near him; thus, he cannot dare to speak the truth for the time being, fearing that she would fly away from him and he couldn't keep her safe. He needs her with him to keep her safe.

Their chemistry is strong, their emotional bond gets stronger and stronger and the only thing that stays as an obstacle is the lies between them.

The first book focuses more on their relationship whereas the 2nd book focuses more on the suspense and the mystery.

I liked both characters despite their obvious flaws. I believed in their love and in their feelings towards each other in spite of all the secrets and lies.


Both characters had a sex club experience with their exes in their past.

However, when they start to be together, they are exclusive and there is no one else for them. So no cheating whatsoever!


Some quotes from Book 1:

At some point, maybe even from that very first provocative moment when I first made eye contact with Faith, my original agenda has changed.

I stopped looking for ways to prove her guilt, and started looking for ways to prove her innocence.


And once again, she is nothing I expect, and it seems everything I want.


My lips linger just above hers, and damn it, there is this deep ache in me for this woman that is unfamiliar, unwelcomed. The lies I’ve told her are a fist in my chest that I reject. I have to know the truth and it’s not a truth someone just tells.


Faith is innocent. The problem is, I’m not. I’ve lied. I’ve deceived her. And eventually, I have to tell her. And when I do, I’m at the risk of losing her but I’ve never lost anything I wanted in my life. And I’ve never wanted anything as much as I want Faith Winter.


I’ve made my decision. I’m not letting her go. Guilty or innocent, she’s mine now, even if she doesn’t know it. And guilty or innocent, wherever that leads.


Book 1 ends in a cliffhanger and it is killing me now...

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March 22, 2018

Maybe it's my reading slump.
Maybe it's me.
Maybe it's the book.
Or mix of everything above.

My absolutely favourite trope, when a man wants woman's submission! Yay!

I even couldn't reach their 1st sexual encounter.
I was literally

The best thing about this book -> Dilek's review
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February 5, 2018
4 solid stars for this truly addictive story!

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662 reviews2,419 followers
May 13, 2017

➦Lisa Renee Jones, I have finally arrived.

➦But you know, better late than never. And I was very pleased with this provocative book. Verra pleased. But, of course, left wanting more. Since, you know, it's only a first part of the duet. I shall be waiting patiently for you, book #2.

➦So what can I say? Due to the fact that this book has a bit of suspense to it, I will spare you any unnecessary details in fear of giving out spoilers. But if you enjoy revenge plots then this one is for you.

➦The hero approaches an artist, a woman, who he believes had a hand in his father's sudden death. He soon realizes that there is much more to her character than he originally predicted and begins believing in her innocence. So, is she good, is she bad? Is this love? wtf?

➦Precisely my thoughts at the very end of this book. So beware of the cliffy

➦Also, all the roads seem to be leading to BDSM, since a club was mentioned once. Even though the heroine admits to being a part of the BDSM scene in her past, there isn't much of anything involving sub/dom between the main characters. At least yet. The focus is primarily on the hero trying to dig up the truth about his father's death and disappearance of some money.
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2,671 reviews629 followers
April 17, 2017
What an appropriate title for this series! From page one I was sucked in and trying to figure out what's about to happen. I love that about this author. She gives you little crumbs to lead you on a merry chase to the truth.

I have so many questions! Is the secret Faith is hiding have anything to do with the suspected murders? Or is she completely innocent? Is her agent involved? Her ex? Why is the bank hell bent on taking the winery away from her. The list of questions is long and I love it!

There is so much mystery and intrigue, you will not be bored. This also ends on a cliffhanger that is gearing up for something big, not only with the suspected murders but also between Nick and Faith.

ARC provided by NetGalley.
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April 20, 2022



Faith is an artist. But she hasn't painted a thing in two years! She moved back home after her dad died to save the family winery in Sonoma. Which her mother was trying her best to drive into the ground. And now her mother is dead too, leaving Faith with a lot of debt all over the place.
Enter Nick Rogers. Super-lawyer from San Francisco.


He comes in to save the day. He's helping Faith with the banks and debt collectors. And he's also verrry handy in the bedroom - there's this mega-instant-attraction with those two. But both don't have time for something serious. And also - falling for Faith is not why Nick came to Sonoma. He's trying to find out why his dad died and why Faith's mom blackmailed him, and then died too. And where that million dollar blackmail money went. Because his beautiful Faith does not look like a blackmailing killer!

a little bit ;)




I really enjoyed reading it.

I love it when I get to read a book set in California Wine Country!
I just love the whole atmosphere and lifestyle of those places. Even though the book is not really about wine.
I also really loved Nick and Faith.
BUT - all while reading - I had the feeling that I've read this story before. It's all so... hm - the same as every other book. Rich lawyer, poor little girl who needs help. Some very erotic things. Some mysterious things. A criminal person. BUT - all that was also what kept me reading. Because it was so very interesting and exciting. You just have to keep on reading, because first of all you need them to get their happy ending and you have to find out who the bad guys are and what they have planned!

Now I can't wait for book #2 to be released in July!!!!!


PROVOCATIVE was a very interesting & exciting & erotic romantic-mystery... Run to your nearest amazon for your own Nick - this one is MINE!!! Also, I'm claiming the location of Sonoma as mine too, just so you know!

ooooh - I totally forgot the best part about the book!! Guess who has guest appearances? CHRIS MERIT and his Sara!!!! Eeeeep ☺ And Mark is mentioned too - not by name, but by sex club ☺☺☺


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949 reviews725 followers
April 24, 2017

He saw the darkness in her beauty.
She saw the beauty in his darkness.

I just finished Provocative by Lisa Renee Jones and I’m still UTTERLY SPELLBOUND!!! My mind is SPINNING from the suspense. I’m in a DREAMY DAZE. I can’t think straight. I’m still STUCK in this story!!! This story has not released my soul that is still swimming in a sea of suspense. My heart is still furiously beating out of my chest, racing like that of an Olympic runner. My body is going through the motions, directed by my brain that is still under the spell of this story. My mind is not mine. Provocative rendered me MIND-BLOWN!!!

Provocative CLAIMED and CONSUMED every ounce of me from the very first page.Mind racing. Pulse pounding. Feels flowing. Eyes wide in anticipation. Heart beating out of my chest. I felt the current of Provocative flow through me. I was HIGH on this drug of a tale and could not get enough of this FIX.

I was ENTHRALLED and ON EDGE as Provocative pushed me to the edge, transporting me to another world where I was held in suspense, left in a stupor. This story SEDUCED ME...word by word...feel by feel...weaving me into its scintillating spell. Provocative leapt to life so vividly, as if I were watching a movie my head. This story with its secrets and smolder bled into me; I was bound to Provocative. Hook. Line. Sinker.

Nick 'Tiger' Jones is intense. With his long hair and dark blue eyes, this rich and arrogant man is gorgeous...ALL ALPHA. This man is on the hunt for a woman who may be connected to his past.

I didn't want to even like this Tiger, but fell for Nick hard and fast. I LOVED THIS DARK HERO!!! This Tiger is tough on the outside but a little tender at the core.

Faith Winters is blonde, green-eyed, and a beautiful artist and winery owner. Her life has been based on lies and death has played a key role. Like Queen Elsa in Frozen, Faith is as bold as she is beautiful with strength in spades!

When Faith and Nick meet, there is a cloud of heat, palpable passion and a connection that feels familiar.

There wasn't anything romantic or sweet about our connection. It was dark and jagged. The kind of attraction that's unforgiving in its demands. The kind of attraction that's all consuming.

The Tiger is on the hunt, a predator about to pounce on his prey.

"Am I a friend or an enemy?"

"I haven't decided."

Faith, this bold beauty, doesn't trust anyone. Yet she lets Nick enter her impenetrable fortress, though she is still guarded.

"I want you stripped bare and not just exposed. Willingly exposed. The two are vastly different."

"And what exactly do you expect to expose?"

I lower my head, my cheek near hers but not touching. "All of you."

I SMOLDERED and SWOONED as Nick's words of passion and possession POSSESSED ME!!!

Nick won't stop until he claims the ice queen as his. Mind. Body. Soul.

"What's your sin, Faith?"

"I'm pretty sure it's you."

Despite the shield of secrets between Faith and Nick, their bodies are open books, smitten with one another.

I lower my head and kiss her, licking into her mouth, the taste of anger and the betrayal I'd seen in her eyes on her lips, and it guts me. I am betraying her.

Faith and Nick's chemistry is combustible, an explosion of emotions meets the blazing of bodies. The only problem is that one or both may get burned.

We're damage attracting damage.

Two damaged souls attracted to the darkness that both breathe and bleed. Secrets linger like bubbles ready to burst. Can two broken hearts heal together as one?

Everyone needs a Tiger in their corner.

Explosive. Exhilarating. Emotionally-entwined. Evocative. Provocative is nothing like I expected; it's SO MUCH MORE!!!Provocative is smoldering suspense at its best! No one writes sizzling suspense like Lisa Renee Jones...NO ONE. Lisa Renee Jones flawlessly executed Provocative that ruled every piece of me. This breathless and brilliant book was EVERYTHING!!!

Provocative is CHARGED with LIFE — an EMOTIONAL EXPLOSION that detonates in a mind-bender of a book where you're rendered breathless and melting for more! This is not just a story but an immersion into another world. A world that holds you powerless in its clutches, daring you to escape. Escaping this enthralling tale that possesses power over the reader isn’t easy. Trust me…I know.

Heart-stopping sexy meets mind-blowing suspense in a story that will BLOW YOU AWAY!!! A shot of adrenaline to the core, Provocative is incredibly INTENSE and INTOXICATING! Provocative is PURE PERFECTION!!! I'm swathed in sin and smolder, POSSESSED, as Provocative will forever hold its POWER over me. I NEED MORE NOW!!!

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 explosive and evocative stars

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2,905 reviews636 followers
April 8, 2019
This is my first book by Miss Jones. The blurp is very promising. Romance mixing with mystery killer.

The romance aspect is quite seducing. But not so much for the mystery. So the romance is too much and sometime during 50% of the book, it becomes disconnect. Disconnect between the characters, disconnect the plot. So I slowly disconnect. Disconnect from everything.

I give it 3 stars credit to promising story and Tiger. The rest just... meh

3 stars
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1,312 reviews221 followers
July 24, 2017
4 stars.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
Let me start by stating that this ends in a cliffhanger and it is one of those truly torturous ones were the author has you totally hooked with the storyline and the characters. I definitely wanted more of this delicious and suspenseful romance.
I was drawn in by Faith and Nick's characters so fast and it is a story that is full of secrets, lies and murder. All the elements are there -chemistry, passion, angst and a gripping storyline . Provocative indeed.
Now I am counting down the time until the release of the second book that concludes this story and I just know that there is a lot more yet to be revealed.
This is my first book by Lisa Renee Jones and I really loved it. Erotic, entertaining and great storyline.
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1,512 reviews272 followers
October 28, 2017
Ends on a cliffhanger but great read! 4.5 Stars
I was reading this in-between other books because I just love her writing and I am addicted to her men! Plus, whenever there is a romance with a bit of suspense story, I am all over it, as long as it is written well. And we know she is fabulous at setting up her stories and characters.

Hot AF, the author gives us a behind the scenes look at the winery and art world with legal issues all around. Nick is totally yummy and I love the dual POV writing. With intelligent banter and steamy ass scenes all over, this book is so worth the read.

Ends on a bit of a cliffhanger so be ready with book 2!
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April 21, 2017
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Secrets, Lies, Lust, Murder, Suspense.......
This book is full of mystery. A sort of who done it set with characters trying to find missing money and if murder is involved. Set in the Wine Country and San Francisco with lawyers and artist and wine makers, the story opened up to a nice bouquet.

Faith Winters and Nick "Tiger" Rogers meet and sparks definitely ignite. These two have very different agendas but one agenda involves the other. With each step forward, the connection that Faith and Nick feel for each other becomes intense and steamy. But with each step forward, the lies and secrets become larger as well. And as we all know, as time progresses, the lies and secrets get harder to tell and harder to forgive.

I found the story very intriguing. And while the connection for Faith and Nick was fast, it worked for me. I liked their banter, their chemistry, and Faith's past. Figuring out friends and enemies was also part of the equation. Could Faith and Nick trust each other and those surrounding them?

I must say that the author has a very distinct writing style. It is very wordy yet flowy. I will say that at the beginning I was having some issues but as the story moved forward, I got use to the style and it held my attention.

This book leaves you with a cliffhanger. But the writer fully invests the reader making you count down the days till July 11th and Shamless releases.

*advanced copy provided by Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review*
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172 reviews21 followers
July 18, 2017
Talk about a disappointment. Im sorry but the plot took too long to develop and my interest was to the bottom level by then until i didnt even want to read it.
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782 reviews257 followers
March 21, 2018
I'm in the minority here, well and truly.

1. Too much Sara/Chris/Rebecca. I'm done with that series, so the cross contamination of ex characters bleeding into a new series doesn't sit well with me. ESPECIALLY if I hated them. I'll throw in my fyi: that series wasn't particularly safe, and both Sara and Chris were pathetic.

2. Just like the clinical sex scenes in the Inside series, same goes here.

3. Reads like Pepper Winters. If you've read my reviews on her books, she writes excessively and flamboyantly but straight up, it's not that deep. It reads like a circle, using flowery words which give me a headache because, please just cut to the fucking chase. The situation is way more simple. Which leads to my fourth point...

4. 90% of this book is filler and no movement.

5. Poor plot advancement, like the forth point THUS poor plot. Hero thinks heroine is responsible for his fathers death, because his dad was writing her mum checks in millions and now her mother/father/his father are all dead.

6. Took me two weeks to read because I desperately wanted to persevere.

7. Hero is 36, she's 30. Both have been involved in the bdsm life. Both are jaded. Both of them cringed me out and I bought none of his "I'm obsessed with her" monologues. He was obsessed with the truth which as an attorney, only serves as a characteristic of his.

Then again, since I've read her books before, I also know how she writes, so it might just be a it's me not you kind of thing.

Profile Image for Carlene Inspired.
931 reviews246 followers
April 25, 2017
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

"Every look and word I exchange with that man was both sexual and adversarial."

Nick Rogers knows that Faith Winters is part of the connection between his father and her mother, both recently having passed from suspicious heart attacks. What he doesn't expect is to find a connection with the beautiful, haunted artist whose life has been on a downward slope since her fathers passing two years prior. What starts as a desire to claim her then ruin her becomes more when he allows emotion into his life for the first time ever. They share moments of lust and affection, of honesty and trust, but the secrets between them could ultimately break one or both of them.

"If she's innocent, I'm a bastard in every sense of the word. I kiss her again, and this time there is anger on my tongue, accusation, my own lies, and maybe hers."

At first slow, Provocative grows increasingly more intense with its story of sex, love, deceit, and murder from the perspectives of two main characters, Nick and Faith. I was enamored with Nick from the start, despite the weariness Faith has with him, his honest perspective is refreshing. He's handsome, independent, and nothing at all like he is first perceived to be. Faith is clearly hurting, broken from a past that she doesn't know the full truth of. Both hold secrets, though it is unclear whose are true and whose could possibly ruin them. Like most LRJ novels, the characters are easy to connect to, written with so much depth and complexities that they are more than name on paper. Not only was I intrigued by the connection between Faith and Nick, and the relationship they are getting closer to having, but their individual pasts also tell a separate story all their own. The story builds from their first meeting, introducing new questions and fewer answers, creating a romantic mystery type story readers will find so hard to put down.

"I want more from this woman, who might just literally be the death of me if I'm not careful. And yet, that doesn't matter. I still want more."

I am always a fan of Lisa Renee Jones work, and it takes a lot for me to pick a favorite, but I enjoyed Provocative so much and I love that it is a duet rather than a lengthy series. Readers of romance and mystery will be seduced by Provocative, it's a must read filled with passion and twists. I absolutely cannot wait for book two, Shameless.
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720 reviews179 followers
April 20, 2017
A sexy, suspenseful mystery you’ll keep flipping the pages to solve. Once again, Lisa Renee Jones has drawn me into her addictive web of intrigue and romance.


With bill collectors breathing down her neck, Faith Winter is desperate to find a way to save the family business, Reid Winter Vineyards and Winery. After the death of her father, she gave up her art career in LA and came back to Sonoma to run the family winery her mother was driving into the ground. The winery was everything to Faith’s beloved father; something her father always saw as her future, though not one that she wanted for herself. After her mother’s sudden death without a will, Faith finds herself in legal limbo and in need of money to keep the winery from default.

After their first meeting at an event at the winery where Nick comes to rescue her from bill collectors out to make a scene, the fireworks between them light.

Nick Rogers, a prominent lawyer whose nickname Tiger is well deserved for his ruthlessness, has a reason for seeking out Faith. He believes his father was blackmailed and murdered, and that Faith’s mother was murdered as well. All roads seem to lead to Faith. Determined to find answers, he insinuates himself into her life. What he doesn’t count on is how much he wants her. Their chemistry is immediate and fast to burn. But with so many secrets between them, they will each have to decide if trusting the other is possible.

This author is the master of the hook. Just read that first chapter and you’ll totally understand. She draws you in, sets the intrigue, lays out the puzzle and dares you not to turn that next page. And it’s impossible not to. I flew through this book.

Nick and Faith are incendiary. Their relationship moves fast but in a believable way. Both are uncomfortable with relationships and watching them each navigate and rationalize being together brought out revelations about the characters that revealed more secrets I was desperate to find answers to.

If you are a fan of this author’s Inside Out series, there are character cameos from Chris and Sara, as well as a mention of Rebecca. This is 100% readable as a standalone; however, if you have plans on reading Inside Out, I would recommend reading that first. This series is a duet in serial style. So, it does have an abrupt and sharp cliffy.

If you are looking for a smoking hot read with an unsolvable mystery, this is the book for you!

*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*
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7,863 reviews16 followers
April 18, 2017
Review For: Provocative by Lisa Renee Jones 'Provocative' by Lisa Renee Jones is book One in the "White Lies Duet" series. This is the story of Faith Winter and Nick Rogers 'Tiger'. This does end with a light cliffhanger to open us up for the next installment into the "White Lies Duet". Nick got his nickname 'Tiger' for being a cut throat who rips your throat out. So no one stands in his way. He is a total Alpha Male too! Nick is on the hunt to find out who killed his father and possible killed Faith mother. Nick main suspect Faith..who he has only be researching her history. Nick goes forward to meet her to so that he can get a better understanding of her. When Nick arrives at the Winery he sees that Faith is being confronted by two men. Nick confronts them and turns the two men away. Faith tries to walk away from him but he goes forward to talk to her. What Nick wasn't prepared for is to be so attracted to her. Faith is like no other women he has met. In talking to her he finds she is not what he thought she would be. But that doesn't stop him from finding out the truth to what she knows or has done. Faith just lost her mother who didn't leave a will and left the Winery in money troubles. Faith is trying to keep the Winery going since it was her fathers. Faith herself is an artist who would rather being doing that but tries to keep the Winery going. Faith too is attracted to Nick but at this point in her life she doesn't feel that she can be involved with anyone. But Nick isn't letting up and they start to have serious feelings. But can Nick continue to look into Faith's part in these death with out confronting her? What will Faith do when she learns what Nick has been up to? This was another great, hot and exciting read by Ms. Jones. Ms. Jones books bring so much story that you know that you will be getting a great story. Loved it! "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."https://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/A2H... https://www.facebook.com/RomanceBookR... https://twitter.com/soapsrus68https:/... https://www.tumblr.com/blog/romancebo...
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321 reviews48 followers
July 12, 2017
★5 Stars! Provocative... A mysterious, sexy, intense, romantic suspense that has captured me from the very start!
“I am obsessed with her. So fucking obsessed. And like she said, obsession is dangerous”
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1,123 reviews34 followers
February 3, 2019

Good book. Needs an edit. Ends on a cliffhanger.

This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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2,060 reviews711 followers
September 19, 2022
This was filled with relationship angst that had me on the edge most of the book. While I’m not a fan of secrets between the hero and heroine, the fact that it was obvious how this couple felt about each other helped to ease the way for me.

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Nick and Faith were FIRE together! Their chemistry was off the charts and the suspense that ran throughout the story made this an intense read on every level.

Dual POV
Profile Image for Halime   Yazıcı Mimaroğlu .
738 reviews52 followers
March 18, 2018
Thanks to one of my best friend Dilek I start to read this series and didnt disappoint..
Story characters were really adorable ......

hot, pain, betrayal, secrets, and boom it will grip you till last page and dont panic yet you have to read second book .
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756 reviews32 followers
April 24, 2017
4 Stars

Mystery, duplicity, white lies and scorching hot romance all come into play with this new series by Lisa Renee Jones. The hero, Nick Rogers, aka Tiger, is a top corporate attorney bent on revenge against his father’s presumed murderer. Faith Winters is an artist running her family vineyard. There is an insta-connection between Nick and Faith, even though they are virtual strangers. But their mutual attraction comes from a dark place.

Nick is an irresistible combination of tenderness, danger and power and he claims who he is, his enemies call him Tiger. He is intrigued by Faith, but he suspects her of blackmailing and killing his father. He is conflicted and angry with himself, his attraction to her makes him lose focus on his final goal, identifying his father’s murderer. But he likes a challenge and Faith is a major one. He has studied her and is biding his time. As they get to know each other, seduction and playful sexiness come into play, and doubts arise.

Nick is in deep and he can only hope that Faith is innocent. But even though they want to earn each other’s trust, he is deceiving her. Faith feels exposed and vulnerable, she is in trouble with her creditors. Nick wants to help her, he always takes charge of situations. But he is more confused than he has ever been in his life, and so was I…

This story had a general atmosphere of deceit, mystery and secrets that I enjoyed. But beware of the cliffhanger! The writing style of Ms. Jones is utterly addictive. I never can get enough of her fast-paced, riveting stories. I can’t wait for the conclusion of this intriguing story!

ARC generously provided by the publisher, via NetGalley.
Profile Image for Drue DePompei-Hoffman.
260 reviews7 followers
April 18, 2017
There is a reason why I rate this author so highly and why she is one of my goto authors. Because her stories are absolutely amazing. When it comes to steamy romantic suspense you really can't get much better than a LRJ book and Provocative does not disappoint.

I loved everything about Faith and Nick's story and I can't wait for the next book. Their draw to each other is instant and all consuming, but there is something sinister going on somewhere, a thread of danger, suspense and white lies that could be their undoing before they even really get started.

This book is simply unputdownable.
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