Monday, February 2, 2015

IF I WERE YOU by Lisa Renee Jones

 Title:  If I Were You
Series:  Inside Out #1
Author:  Lisa Renee Jones
Publish Date:   03.12.13
Publisher:  Gallery Books
Category:  Erotica, Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Received from:  Lisa Renee Jones (in exchange for an honest review)
Date completed: 08.15.13
GoodReads Link:  If I Were You

Description from the publisher:
He is rich and famous, and dark in ways I shouldn’t find intriguing but I do.  I so do.  I don’t understand why his dark side appeals to me, but the attraction between us is rich with velvety promises of satisfaction. . . .

In the bestselling style of Fifty Shades of Grey, Lisa Renee Jones delivers sexy thrills and heart-pounding sensuality with a tantalizing page-turner in which the eyes of a high school English teacher are opened to a world she never knew existed, and she finds a passionate craving within that she never knew she possessed.

The journal comes to Sara McMillan by chance, when she inherits the key to an abandoned storage locker belonging to a woman named Rebecca.  Sara can’t resist peeking at the entries in the journal . . . and she finds a scintillating account of Rebecca’s affair with an unnamed lover, a relationship drenched in ecstasy and wrapped in dark secrets.

Obsessed with discovering Rebecca’s destiny after the entries come to an abrupt end, Sara does more than observe the players in the woman’s life; she immerses herself in the high-stakes art gallery world Rebecca inhabited—and is magnetically drawn to two men.  Which one seduced Rebecca with his masterful and commanding touch and brought her fantasies to exquisite life?  On a daringly erotic escapade, Sara follows Rebecca’s path to fulfill her own hidden longings.  But after she tastes the forbidden pleasures Rebecca savored, will Sara be helpless to escape the same submissive fate?

Next in this thrilling new trilogy: look for Being Me and Revealing Us.


My Facebook Post:  The book that had me up way past bedtime?  I started THE INSIDE OUT series by Lisa Renee Jones. . . .  I just now finished the book If I Were You.  All I can say is HOLY HOTNESS!  I have never been so glad to be late to a party, because if I had to wait months to get my hands on the next one, I would be a weeping, worthless puddle of goo!  Book 2 is Being Me, but first are the journals (companions), so the next book to be read is The Seduction.

Sara’s best friend, Ella Ferguson, is addicted to the show Storage Wars and has started bidding on a few storage units herself.  In one of her acquisitions, she finds the journals of a young woman, Rebecca Mason.  When Ella’s fiancé whisks her off to elope in Paris, Ella leaves the key for the storage unit with Sara.  Soft-hearted Sara cannot bring herself to sell off the remains of someone else’s life, so she resolves to find Rebecca.  After reading, Rebecca’s journals, Sara is concerned that something awful may have happened to her.  Sara finds herself immersed in Rebecca’s life, including having been hired as Rebecca’s replacement at the art gallery, Allure.  On her first night at the gallery, she meets an artist, Chris Merit.  Sara discovers that her own life with Chris is paralleling Rebecca’s frightening life with her mysterious Master.  Chris finds himself in the unusual position of wanting to protect, though he continually warns Sara that he is not safe, he is not the guy you bring home to the parents, and he is not white picket fences.

This is the great start to a mystery, with an eroticism that captures you from the start and does not let go.  There is a beginning and you are hooked.  There is a build-up and you are captured.  There is an end, but it is also a cliff hanger and you will know that you can’t quit until you have found the end.

I will admit, I took a peek at the first few pages of *Being Me* and it picks up exactly where *If I Were You* leaves off!  I have got to go read, starting…… NOW!

Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect

The Inside Out series:
  1. If I Were You
  2. The Seduction
  3. The Contract
  4. His Submissive
  5. My Master
  6. Behind Closed Doors
  7. Being Me
  8. The Master Undone
  9. Revealing Us

originally posted 08.16.13 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books.