If I Were You by @lisareneejones

If I Were You by @lisareneejonesSeries: Inside Out #1
on 2012-09-13
Pages: 384
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In the bestselling style of Fifty Shades of Grey, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones delivers sexy thrills and heart-pounding sensuality—in a tantalizing page-turner in which the eyes of a high school English teacher are opened to a world she never knew existed, and a passionate craving within that she never knew she possessed.The journal comes to Sara McMillan by chance, when she unexpectedly inherits the key to an abandoned storage locker belonging to a woman named Rebecca. Sara can’t resist peeking at the entries inside…and 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 will seduce Rebecca with his masterful and commanding touch and bring 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?
five-stars

This book has been compared to Fifty Shades of Grey and while I can see why comparisons would arise this was nothing like FSoG in my honest opinion.

This was a romantic suspense that didn’t place romance at the forefront it had a plot that extended past the two main characters and centered on the suspense and mystery aspects of the books. I really enjoyed what Ms. Jones created when she wrote this book because nothing has been done like this before and that is what had me hooked from the beginning.

Sara was a strong female character that I loved; she held her ground and wouldn’t take any shit from anyone. I loved how she was a teacher but went back to her first love to help someone that she didn’t know. She had such a profound love for art that you could feel it coming off the page.

Chris was a damaged male that I loved because when he realized what he wanted he went for it and he went all out but not in the stalker way. He did things with Sara that were uncharacteristic to him but you could tell that they were what he wanted.

The suspense was my favorite parts in the story but the sex was really hot and I look forward to reading book 2 after that ending.

About Lisa Renee Jones

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES, and is now in development by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland, Austin Powers, Must Love Dogs) for cable TV. In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today and USA Today lists.

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.

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