One Man - Lisa Renee Jones

One Man

By Lisa Renee Jones

  • Release Date: 2019-06-11
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 213 Ratings

Description

The first book in the dangerously sexy Naked Trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.
We all have secrets. That means everyone, no matter how prim, proper, and perfect they may seem or pretend to be. Secrets they don't want revealed. Secrets they deny exist. Secrets they might even tell themselves can be forgotten. Sometimes the core of a secret is a sin and while some sins can be forgiven, all cannot. At least not in this lifetime, and maybe not even the next. Perhaps they simply have to be buried. Hidden. Denied. Denial might even be survival. But guilt is brutal. 
I’m Emma Knight. 
Denial is my survival. 
Guilt is not my friend. 
And for a while, I went to extremes to escape. I met a man. Isn’t that how the story always starts? The sex was wild. Consuming. Almost brutal at times, and I lost everything to it. No thoughts. No guilt. No self-respect, I realized too late. I lost me. But I found me again. And I’m a better me now and on my own. Better when you don’t see the scars. Better when you don’t see the sins.
Better alone. 
I’m still the perfect daughter of the perfect father who runs the perfect hotel chain. Because perfect is what everyone wants from me, especially him. He’s demanding. He’s smart. He’s raised me since my mother died when I was five and while he loves me, he wants perfection from me. I will run the hotel chain one day, and everything I do is about preparation to be good enough, perfect enough, to do it as well as he does. And that’s okay because I love him and he is really is pretty darn perfect. I want him to be proud of me. 
But then I wake up one morning and he’s gone. Lost. And it’s a heartache that sideswipes me. Now I’m running his company, and I find out he wasn’t so perfect after all. He had secrets. Dangerous, illegal habits that I'm now covering up and trying not to inherit. Because yes, I have a secret, but it was a tragic, horrible accident. My father’s secrets are no accidents. 
And then he comes into my life. Jax North. He's handsome, brutally so, wealthy, which matters simply because he doesn’t need my money, which is now quite a lot, perhaps too much, if that is possible. Our first encounter is intense and sex is my escape. I go with it. I go with him and what a ride it is. And then, I say goodbye. Only you don’t say goodbye to a man like Jax, if he doesn’t want you to. I've challenged him without meaning to. He wants me. I don’t want to want him, and yet, I crave him. And he tears me down, my resistance, my walls. But those walls protect me. They seal my secrets inside. And I forget that being alone is safe. 
Before long, my secrets begin to be revealed, and I trust him so deeply, that I think maybe, he can handle them. Maybe I dare to believe that alone isn’t better.
Until I discover that Jax was never an accident.
He has secrets.  
He knew my secret.

Reviews

  • Sexy romance cliffhanger

    5
    By Fighter#boss
    Wow! Lisa Renee Jones never fails to write a passionate, sexy , thrilling romance! This is the first installment of a new series , The Naked Trilogy, and from start to finish this book just grabs your attention! And might I add , it just had to end with a cliffhanger! Jax and Emma burn up the book with their sexual encounters even though they maybe should not be together . As Emma finds out he is one man who can change everything and she is drawn to him with a burning desire. Jax has ties with her family and believes that his brother’s death was definitely not a suicide and that Emma’s brother may know more than he is letting on. And of course there are other devious members who come into play such as Marion who was Emma’s fathers biggest client before his recent death which is what brought them all together in the first place. And I like the way that she brought in the Walker security team from her previous books to help out with the investigations into some of the shady characters in this book. This author has a way of making you want to devour everything she writes , and I can’t wait to read the next installment of this series!
  • Wants me to read more!

    5
    By ErinH!
    I absolutely loved this book, it had great twists and turns and Jax and Emma are amazing together. They are willing to listen to one another and figure things out together and that is the key to any relationship. The only thing that I do not like is that it is a cliffhanger (really but not really), ha ha ha, but I already have One Woman and can not wait to dive into it and find out what the hell is going on! Lisa Renee Jones is an amazing writer that you get sucked into the words, story, and descriptions of the story. Has to be one of my favorite books of hers
  • Jax and Emma

    5
    By nikki van horn
    Jax is a very powerful man that knows when to play dirty or play nice. He is trying to figure out what happened to his brother. He is not stopping until he gets what he wants and that’s answers. Emma is trying to get her life back and get it back on track. She went through a rough patch and trying her best to get herself back. She has a lot of enemies that she doesn’t need to be dealing with right now. She just lost her father and is finding out things about him. When Jax and Emma meet they have a magnetic feed to one another. He gets her and she gets him but they both have a lot of secrets. They are good together. He is her lifeline and knows when to push and when not too. The ending is left on a cliffhanger and I can’t wait to read the next book. I need to know what happens next. I highly recommend reading this book. I couldn’t put it down. A lot of dirty stuff going on and I need to know how it all turns out. Love this book.
  • New Trilogy from Lisa Renee Jones

    5
    By tfail24
    This is the start to another trilogy for Lisa Renee Jones. Like always with her writing, this book is filled with angst, romance and plenty of secrets and suspense. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and holding on until the cliffhanger, which I knew was coming, but it left me hanging on with a lot of questions. I can’t wait to see what happens next with Emma and Jax.
  • Amazing Read

    5
    By Semiller7
    One Man is book 1 in the Naked Trilogy series by Lisa Renee Jones. This author is amazing at writing mystery, romance and intrigue. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat and then you do get a cliffhanger that will make you scream, NO!! I can’t wait for the next book. Needless to say, I loved this book and highly recommend it!!
  • Buy this One now!

    5
    By AmesHrt
    Having to wait for the continuation of this story is going to be torture! Explosive chemistry...incredible story...intense passion! Lisa Renee Jones has woven all of that together for an unbelievable journey! Jax and Emma are destined to meet. It's inevitable. But the more they learn, the more they realize there is so much more to their stories than meets the eye. One Man draws you in over and over until you looking at the page breathless waiting to see what's next! Buy this One now!!!
  • Intriguing .. sooo good! Must read!

    5
    By NikkiMouse09
    Wow!! To say there there is mystery in this book would be an understatement! And that ending leaves you asking more questions! What is their family into?? What did they want with the Castle?? And now i have to wait until September to get answers!!!
  • Intrigue, backstabbing and steaminess!!!

    5
    By Lilly428**
    I knew this was a trilogy but I was hoping that each story would be a different couple. Not so. BUT each of the following books will be released soon (within a month or so of each other) so the cliffhanger isn't too long. Jax and Emma have such a complicated background. Jax is looking for revenge and Emma is trying to determine who and what she can trust with information she was given. And then add all the lies, sneaking, backstabbing and gossip and it's hard to know who and what you can trust. Thankfully Jax and Emma have each other or at least they start to. It's hard for each of them to trust yet each other is the only one who has the others back. What started out as a fling seems to be a deeper relationship that will protect each other over all their enemies.
  • A slow burn full of tension

    4
    By Erin ~ Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
    Jones begins her Naked Trilogy with a slow burn. One Man sets things in motion. We are introduced to intriguing characters, an intricate mystery, and a sense of danger that leaves me anticipating what could come next. As Jones sets up the story for us, we see so many possibilities. Who is the guilty party? What is the truth? What secrets are being hidden? I need answers. I’m hoping that things pick up a bit more in the next story. I’m already invested in this couple and finding out how things will play out for them. The tension and the excitement of what’s to come had me on the edge of my seat.
  • Can’t wait for the next book

    4
    By Tammyemd
    One Man is a great read with one HOLY CRAP of a cliff hanger. Jax North goes looking for answers about his brother’s death and comes up with a problem, Emma. Emma Knight is having a hard time dealing with her father’s resent death and what secrets she has uncovered because of it. These to know of each other but when they finally meet the sparks start flying. The problem is either of them know who they can trust or if they can even trust each other. Can’t wait for the next book.