Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Provocative - Lisa Renee Jones


Where to start! You know a book is really good when you get goosebumps at the end, you keep scrolling to see if there is more, and you wake up the next morning thinking about said book. This book was just that good!

Faith Winter is an artist who is currently running her family’s winery that she inherits after the deaths of her father two years prior and mother who passed recently. She is desperately trying to get the winery out of a financial slump and trying to avoid foreclosure. Nick Rogers is a successful lawyer whose father had passed away two months prior.

Nick and Faith meet at an event being held at the winery but this not a chance meeting. Nick has researched Faith extensively and his reason for doing so is stated right away and the plot is given early and throughout the book you are trying to figure out what really happened and who did what. Nick thinks that Faith is guilty of a crime and sets to prove her guilt and destroy her at the same time. What he didn’t bank on was developing feelings for her and instead of proving she is guilty, he wants to prove her innocence. Both Nick and Faith are keeping secrets from each other, but we know what Nick is hiding and throughout the book, Faith makes little references to her past but we are blind and can only assume whether or not she is guilty or innocent. I kept thinking, she is innocent and could not have done what Nick thinks she did or she is a really good actress! There are also other players in the book that have connections to Nick’s accusations and throughout the book I was like, it could be this person, no wait, maybe it was this person.

The book is beautifully written and I applaud the author for her writing style. We get both Faith and Nick’s POVs which I really enjoyed. It does end on a cliffhanger, but when a book is this good, I could care less about a cliffhanger! I cannot wait until the next book so that we can finally find out the answers to all of the questions that remain.

This book is a must read and is worth 5+ stars! I really see this book being listed as one of the best in 2017. You will not be disappointed.

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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