ARC Review: PULLED UNDER by Lisa Renee Jones

November 27, 2017

Pulled Under by Lisa Renee Jones
He is blond, tattooed, and dangerous. She's as beautiful as she is mysterious and could be his destruction...
Asher wasn't always a member of the elite Walker Security team, he was a billionaire's son, who rebelled against his father's controlling hand, and ended up in New York City's underground of drugs, rock n roll, and danger. But that is long behind him, and while his tattoos and long blond hair remain, he's now a chameleon, far more comfortable in a suit and tie than a leather jacket.

Or so he likes to tell himself.

But now Walker Security needs him back inside the underground club scene for a police case they're working. Women are dying, murdered, and the clock is ticking until another victim is claimed. When Asher is pulled back into this toxic world he meets Sierra, who is as beautiful as she is mysterious. A woman who calls to a darker side of him, long suppressed, unleashing it in what becomes wicked hot passion and obsession. But Sierra has a secret, one that leads her, and Asher, to a dangerous place, and game, with dangerous players, and the game is about life or death.



My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"Sweetheart, you already pulled me under and I wouldn't have it any other way."

I loved Asher. LOVED HIM!! And really, who could blame me? He was tatted-up, had long blonde-hair, was a former rockstar, an ex-seal, and was a mountain of muscular hotness. Who could resist? Surely not Sierra (heh heh). Oh, and did I forget to mention that he was hugely Alpha and had a hero-complex? Heaven!! Asher and the rest of the team at Walker Security were on the trail of a serial killer. The victim count was up to five. And now that Sierra has appeared on his radar as a potential target, the team must complete the mission before she becomes #6. What doesn’t help matters is that Sierra is on the run from a serial killer of her own. A man she refers to as The Beast. Can two killers be caught with one stone?

Sierra was a sympathetic character and easy to like. While she frustrated me with her resistance to tell the truth or accept the help of people who are trained to help, I guess I kinda got it. Fear is a mothersucker and when it rules you, your decision-making skills won’t always be on point. I won’t lie… her hesitance and constant back-and-forth between accepting and fighting rubbed my nerves raw, but I still liked her. However, Asher definitely stole the show in this story. The author’s writing of him really brought him to life for me and I couldn’t get enough.

LRJ, once again, delivered an intense story of romance, intrigue and suspense. I really had no clue how these characters were going to capture the killers. I also didn’t know if a happy ending was even guaranteed for Asher and Sierra (no worries, LRJ doesn’t disappoint there). I loved the dynamic between these two. It wasn’t necessarily love at first sight, but it was pretty close. Their instant connection and chemistry was foreign to them both and it was illustrated clearly. Asher was a man who wasn’t looking for commitment and Sierra couldn’t commit because she wasn’t willing to stay in one place long enough to warrant it. But nothing could stop their collision course. They were destined for one another and it was proven in more ways than one. I loved how these characters played off of the side characters that made up the team of Walker Security and how we got to know a few new characters as well. Truly, my heart went out to Savage. I want him to really fit in sometime soon.

Book 3 is about Jacob, who is ex-special forces and characterizes the strong and silent type. I can’t wait to see how he falls! His book will be out January 23, 2018 so stay tuned!!

Release Date: November 28, 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense
POV: Dual - 1st person
Heat: 3.5 out of 5
Type: Standalone - Book 2 of the Walker Security series


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