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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

#ReleaseBlitz: A Wicked Song by Lisa Renee Jones; #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #TBR, #Live, #Review

Title: A Wicked Song
Series: The Brilliance Trilogy #2
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: August 18, 2020
Rating:  4.5 Stars
Told in the first person.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


Kace August: famous, intense, dark, addictive. Aria Alard: a woman with secrets, passion, and a dangerous past. 

Passion. Secrets. Mystery. Aria fell hard for Kace. She trusted him. But did he deserve that trust? And where is Gio?

A Wicked Song is the second book in the Brilliance Trilogy.


My Thoughts:

The author has written an important note to her readers that’s not to be missed.  Her explanation is within the first paragraph.  If you have not read Reckless Note then you don’t want to continue past that – spoiler alert within.  This book continues where the first book left off – this is not a standalone.

Aria starts our adventure right from the start.  It grabs our attention and doesn’t let go.  What does this author have in store for her characters?  She creates scenes that I can hear playing out in my head.  Aria voices questions that I would ask if I could.  She’s added in characters that had their own story so once you meet them, if you haven’t had the chance to read about them now would be a good time to change that.

By the author using Aria as our narrator, Kace stays something of a mystery.  We’re kind of left in the dark where he’s concerned.  He’s like a musical piece that need to build to just the right moment.  We rely on Aria’s impressions and interactions to fill in the void.  We have a silent secondary character that is important to the mystery that has been created.  How will he fit in to what’s going on?

It’s because of him that it is very hard to put this book down.  But there’s a sad part to all this.  Our author has done it again.  We’re left at the top of a cliff wondering “why?” and “how long?”  The good thing is that hopefully those questions will get answered soon.  Until then we will have to patiently wait and see about getting off that cliff.


“I want you,” he says. “Just you.”

“How do I know that?”

A low, frustrated sound escapes his lips and he drops the medication bag, and spikes fingers into my hair, a low curse escaping his lips. His eyes meet mine, and the depth of the emotion he then spikes in me steals my breath. Before I can catch it again, he’s breathing for me. His mouth slants over my mouth, his tongue licking a wicked, seductive note against my tongue. And despite my injured hand and my burdened heart, I melt the way I always melt for this man. I melt and I moan, and when he tears his mouth from mine, I am panting.

“That is how you know,” he declares. “We are connected, you and me. We both feel it.”

“All that says is that I want you and that I have the potential to be foolish because of that desire, but I won’t live up to that potential, Kace.”

“How do I know you aren’t after my money?”

I blanch. “Because I’m not. You know I’m not.”

“Can you prove it?”

“You know I’m not,” I repeat.

His hands come down on my shoulders and he pulls back to look at me as he says, “I do know you, but that still requires me trusting you and I’ve had plenty of reasons in my life not to offer you that trust. Reasons you don’t know. Many reasons, Aria. Many betrayals. But I give you my trust anyway. I’m not after the formula, but all I have to offer is my word. You have to decide if you trust me.”

My hand settles on his chest, and his heart beats a rowdy song beneath my palm. “I’m very confused right now,” I confess, and it’s as honest as I have ever been with him or me. “And my head is spinning.”

His hand covers my hand on his chest. “Then let me take care of you. Let me take you home.”

There is a library filled with books the size of all the reasons I should say no, but even as I have that thought, he says, “Don’t say no.”

Words he’s said to me every moment of indecision I’ve ever shared with him. And right or wrong, like every time before, I don’t say no. I say, “Yes.”


A Reckless Note (book one) – Available Now 

A Wicked Song (book two) – Available Now 

A Sinful Encore (book three) – September 22, 2020 


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series.

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 also the author of the bestselling WHITE LIES, DIRTY RICH, and LILAH LOVE series.

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.


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