His Demand: Gabe's Story (Dirtier Duet Series #1)

His Demand: Gabe's Story (Dirtier Duet Series #1)

by Lisa Renee Jones

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Overview

Gabe Maxwell is a powerhouse in the boardroom, a man with a dark past he's buried under success and power. He's not a white picket fence and forever kind of guy and he's definitely not into redheads. That is until one corners him, kisses him and thanks him for waking her up. Right before she walks away and leaves him. She's gone and he's obsessed.

Then she walks into his office and back into his life, and he has to have her. It doesn't matter that she's the kind of woman you marry. It doesn't matter that she's everything he avoids because she's everything he wants.

Only Abbie isn't the good girl she seems. She has secrets and a past and soon, she'll pull Gabe into her bed, her life, and that spells more than obsession. It spells danger.

Book one in the Dirtier Duet

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161256862
Publisher: Lisa Renee Jones
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Series: Dirtier Duet Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 5,287
File size: 731 KB

About the Author

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 bestselling lists.

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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His Demand: Gabe's Story 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wished I had waited to read the first book after the second comes out! Now I have to wait three weeks to get all the answers to all the secrets !
Anonymous 3 months ago
loved
Anonymous 5 months ago
Flow was slow. Enjoyed story just felt it was a slow read.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I might try to finish the series.
Michele-G 8 months ago
Let me begin by saying that I really enjoy Lisa Renee Jones writing style. I've read quite a few of her books and found them very enjoyable. His Demand showed promise but for some reason fell flat for me. I felt like it was teetering right there but something was missing. I had difficulty connecting with the characters, especially Abbie. Even though Gabe was domineering and did everything to the extreme, I somewhat understood him. I absolutely did not understand her at all. I believe that part of my issue with this book may have been that I felt their romance was too rushed. There are certain situations where I can buy into insta-love. I understand its necessity in novellas and when it's done well, I can embrace it in books. However, in this book, it just didn't work for me. Given that it is a duet, I think there was plenty of time to develop a more solid relationship between the two. Of course, this is just my personal opinion. I am curious enough about what happens next to read the next book in the duet.
BeckyRendon More than 1 year ago
Danger, intrigue, and demanding men! Yeah, it was easy to grab this book without a second thought. However, Lisa Renee Jones doesn't do anything without pushing your mind into hyperdrive.H His Demand is no exception. His Demand is about an instant connection, a controlling ex, and danger. The question is who is more dangerous? And of course, I don't know yet! I need to scramble and grab Her Submission. I I'm eager for answers. Dexter hasn't gotten anyone yet so I bet he is eager too!
dshutters More than 1 year ago
Lisa is one of my favorite authors and she has never let me down. This story is about two damaged, broken peolpe who found each other and just maybe be able to heal each other.To warn you the ending has a big cliff hanger. I enjoyed reading this book and recommend it!!!!
UpAllNightBB More than 1 year ago
3 Stars Review By Elizabeth Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog Lisa Renee Jones is an automatic one-click author for me because she is absolutely amazing, however, I found myself pushing my way through, His Demand. For some odd reason, I just could not connect with Gabe or Abigail. Both, Gabe and Abbie, have secrets that they keep due to their past. To me, they were a constantly doing the push and pull thing because one moment Abbie doesn’t want Gabe because she wants to protect him and then one minute she does. Gabe is the pusher because he wants her and also wants to protect her. He wants it all. But he is not the type of guy for relationships yet once he meets Abbie he is head over heels? Normally, I am so into this type of book because it has the romance, the mystery, everything, but I found myself wishing for the book to end so I could move on to the next. I am looking forward to reading the next installment to this series, Her Submission, to see if I can actually connect with them. I will continue to read Lisa Renee’s books because she is amazing, I just could not get into this book.
Nicolepitching15 More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read. Gabe is sexy and rich. Abbie is strong but has been through a painful relationship and does not trust very easily. She goes to Gabe's brother for help but instead she gets both of them to help her. Gabe is the type when he wants something he goes after it. And man is that sexy. He wants her, she wants him but is not on the trusting side yet. I cannot wait until the next book. This left me on a cliffhanger and I need to know what happens next. Love this book. Highly recommend it.
Kristen Bergh-Lewendon More than 1 year ago
These two! They’re like titanium porcupines; unbreakable, unbending, and all prickles to guard their soft underbellies. I don’t know whether I want to take Gabe and Abbie and shake some sense into their stubborn skulls or hug them close and try to make everything all right. The chemistry between this couple sends sparks sizzling off the page. Gabe and Abbie are almost too much alike. They’re both stubborn, alpha, Type-A personalities that don’t play well with others And yet their broken places line up perfectly to provide strength and support where the other is the weakest. I’m now highly invested in their story and anxious to see what comes next. I’ll also likely be one-clicking the books that came before this since I haven’t read them yet. I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley.
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
Gabe Maxwell is a very successful lawyer, who along with his brother Reid have just pushed their father out of the family business. Gabe doesn't have time in life for a relationship but when an interesting redhead kisses him in a bar, consider him intrigued. Abigail "Abbie" Tanner is also a lawyer but her ex-a$$hole of a husband has been trying to make her life hell and she needs the help of Gabe and Reid's firm. When Gabe agrees to help, he goes all out. No one is going to mess with this captivating woman who has stirred something inside of him. As Gabe tries to fix everything that Abbie's ex is throwing at them, they start to get closer and closer and feelings are getting mixed in and he realizes that he is actually happy. Just when life is starting to look perfect, a bombshell is dropped! I just love these characters. Gabe is an alpha with a touch of sweetness added in. Abbie is strong and fierce and doesn't like men to run her life but for some reason she feels safe with Gabe. I can't wait until the next book to see where all this leads!
IBNessa More than 1 year ago
Oh man goodness this story threw me through so many head spins and plot turns that I couldn't keep up. Once I thought I had something figured out, the story went sideways and I was back trying to figure out and keep up. I love Abbie, Gabe, and Abbie's mom (I honestly think she's my favorite next to Dexter). The insta-love between two damaged people is intense, and I can't wait for the second book, nor to see what other wrenches will be thrown into this story.
FS_Meurinne More than 1 year ago
Abbie and Gabe, such an off the charts amazing couple. Lisa Renee Jones knows how to write me a perfect hot book boyfriend on every book. I love Gabe so much. The characters are very well constructed, their story is one you would want to read. I couldn’t put it down, so damn good.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
4.5 dark, delicious, sinful, suspenseful stars Gabe and Abigail both have a darkness that shares in their lives both past and present. They find that together their darkness can go to new heights. As their past begins to close in the two find that trust is something they need but are lacking along with a deeper level of communications. Gabe you will recall from previous books from this author and for it to be a duet you will get so much more of him than in any of the others. Abigail did not quite start out as the equal partner of such a good dark characters but she had some other qualities that make up for it all.
Felicia71 More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting (not very patiently) for Gabe's story and I am so glad Lisa Renee Jones gave us one of her best books to date in my opinion. Gabe and Abbie's story is all that I wanted it to be and so much more! Its got the romance, intrigue, and mystery all of which Ms Jones is known for and even puppies. The story is fast paced with great dialog and character development. This is part of a duet so it has the classic cliffhanger which I am ok with - that just means we get more of these characters. We also get to see some of my other favorites - Grayson and Mia, Cat and Reese and of course Reid. That being said this is definitely Abbie and Gabe's story from beginning to end.
mary8808 More than 1 year ago
Although this story has crossover characters such as Reed & Carrie, Grayson & Mia and Walker Securities, you do not have to read the others in this series but why wouldn't you? I have missed a few and can't wait to go back and read those to get caught up. Gabe is someone you do not want to cross, he has learned from the best, his father. And he doesn't do relationships but when he sees a red head across the bar he wants her. When she kisses his and walks away, he wants more and he will demand it. Abigail is looking for help but when she sees Gabe across the bar she wants a distraction of only for a moment. When she kisses him, it's enough to help her walk away from him and get her life straight. While Gage and Abbie were together Gabe was learning he wanted more with her and she was learning that there is a man that can be real, sweet and true to his word. But he wants to control the situation and Abbie can't let another control her. Can Abbie let Gabe help her without losing control or him? Will Gabe be able to keep her safe and not lose control of the situation? Has Gabe finally found the woman to steal his heart? And what will happen with that ending? Will their relationship end before it really begins? I love this series and can not wait to see what happens next with Gabe and Abbie. Lisa Renee Jones has got a way of entwining a story to keep you on the edge of your seat until the end and leave you wanting more. **I received a free copy of this book to read and review and this is my honest opinion**
PennieM More than 1 year ago
GAH! Warning, there is a cliffhanger but don't let that scare you away because this is one smoking hot read. We are well acquainted with Gabe Maxwell. We first met him when his sister Cat found her HEA with Reese and got to know him a little better when his brother, Reid, found his HEA with Carrie. Gabe is all smiles and jokes on the outside but we now know there is a rage brewing underneath. Gabe has been sure he would never find his HEA nor did he ever want to. Then, he gets a glace at a beautiful red headed woman who captivated him and when he pursued her and she kissed him and left him he cannot get her out of his mind. That is until she turns up in his office trying to hire his brother. Abigail, Abbie, have instant chemistry although Abbie is reluctant to keep seeing Gabe because her ex-husband is working with a dangerous man and Gabe's father. On top of that, both are keeping secrets and we are led to believe these secrets are damning. Crazy good story and then the cliffhanger! Bring on the next book already!!!! **Received this ARC for review**
Cali-Jewel More than 1 year ago
Sexy, thrilling, emotional and action packed beginning for this engaging couple...... So much of all the best things, drama, tension, uncertainty, intrigue and dark passion.... watch out for that cliff you are left dangling on and pining for more (or at least I am) looking forward to the next part of this romance.
MW73 More than 1 year ago
Girl, you just love to leave us hanging, don’t you? But, that is also a good thing in my opinion. Just makes me that much more excited for the next book in the series. What is Gabe’s secret? What is Abbie’s secret? Hmm...you definitely keep us on our toes. I love how these powerful men just fall to their knees when the right woman comes along. It’s very entertaining! And not only are you adding these strong woman, you’re now adding animals to these uptight men’s lives. I love it!!!! Another fast paced romance with a twist of suspense. This book is Gabe’s story, and there are cross over characters, such as his brother, Reid. But I don’t feel you need to read any of the other books before this one. But if you want to be introduced to all the players than you would want to. I highly recommend this book!
BJsBookBlog More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars We all remember Gabe from Reid's books. His Demand & Her Submission can be read as a complete standalone duet - but I suggest you read the Dirty Rich series in the right order - all very adorable and sexy and exciting books! ☺ We loved Gabe from the moment we met him as Reid's brother. He's this mysterious & sexy lawyer. And that's all we know. Now we get to hear his story. And it's really sexy and exciting! He's a one night kind of guy. He will never fall in love and get married like his brother. Things happened in his past that he does not want to relive. But then he sees this redhead at a bar and he's ... smitten! Abbie has some very serious and even dangerous legal problems - good thing she just met one of the best lawyers in New York. Both have some secrets they're not yet telling ... _________________ I really adored this story. I was waiting for Gabe's book for so long and now here it is! It starts sexy and exciting and it kind of never stops being sexy and exciting and mysterious and suspensy! Also - lots of adorable puppy moments! It was a bit too much back and forth. I stopped counting the times Abbie wanted to run away. Ugh! Why don't people in books just TALK to each other. If they would just talk about everything - all the secret shit - it would never be as bad is it is once the lies are revealed later on in the stories. I hate secrets and those two just got on my nerves with all their secrets! Without those stupid secrets and without the constant repeat of Abbie's running or not running arguments - these two books could've / should've been only one book! BUT - we all know that Lisa loves writing ALL THE WORDS. ☺ And we will always read them! BUT - I still really liked the story & loved Gabe - I can't wait to get my hands on book #2!!!! ► HIS DEMAND was a very sexy & exciting romance full of adorable puppies! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Gabe - this one is MINE!!!☺
BookAddictLive More than 1 year ago
My god Lisa has done it again, got me gripped and excited to be reading the story. Them suddenly it is the end. I knew it was a duet, but it was full of action in and outside the bedroom. This is Gabe Maxwell’s story and completely standalone, but we met some of characters from other books. We met Gabe plenty of times always as the laid back brother of the Maxwell clan, but always knowing there was something painful from his past, but his a good guy at heart. Gabe has fallen Abbie real fast straight after Reid’s wedding. Abbie meets Gabe and they both know it’s more than a one night stand, they seemed to connect straight away. This is told in duel pov’s so we follow both characters we how things develop. Lisa’s female leads are always strong in there own right. I felt much closer to Gabe after reading this book, maybe because I felt I knew him better. He is HOT and I couldn’t resist him. A gripping first book in the Filthier Duet. Now I’m waiting for Her Submission to find out what happens.
MBurton More than 1 year ago
Gabe is back! He seemed the easy going brother in previous books of the Dirty series. He was anything but easy going in this one. I think we are finally going to learn what has made Gabe a forever playboy. That is until Abbie came into his life. Both Gabe and Abbie have some pretty messed up pasts but they are not revealed in this book. This was the start of their relationship that jumps right into the action of Abbies Ex and Gabe's fathers manipulations. There is a lot of relationship angst to start. With the trust issues these two have, it takes them some time to realize that even if they don't know how to trust, they still can't seem to stay away from each other. That's the kind of angst I don't mind in my stories because they stay together as they work through it. This does end on a pretty big cliffhanger that has me wondering how this will effect their relationship. I think these two will learn they are more like each other than they think
astroyic More than 1 year ago
Decadent, Delicious & Dangerously Addictive! Lisa Renee is at the top of my auto-buy list, and “His Demand” is the perfect example why. From the very first page, Lisa Renee Jones sucked me in with a story that crackles with combustible heat, a connection, attraction, friendship and desire all wrapped up in one. Incredibly passionate and addictive. The characters are damaged, broken people who have found each other. But there is a darkness, surrounding them, filled with danger, deceptions, lies and secrets that is right below the surface, and around every turn. Bravo! You have my full attention and I cannot wait to see what happens next. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Gabe Maxwell is so much more than he allows the world to see. His emotions are a bottomless pit. It's his complications that make him an intriguing character. His Demand starts to unlock the mystery that is Gabe Maxwell, business extraordinaire and expose the broken man underneath the subterfuge. It's easy to dislike him, unless you understand him. Jones removes the blinders and shines a light on the vulnerabilities that make the man. Pain makes him dangerous, loves makes him lethal and we ain't seen nothing yet. The man of ice is about to melt your heart, even as he loses his own.