Review of If I Were You
INSIDE OUT SERIES, Book #1
by Lisa Renee Jones
by Lisa Renee Jones
How it all began....
One day I was a high school teacher on summer break, leading a relatively uneventful but happy life. Or so I told myself. Later, I’d question that, as I would question pretty much everything that I knew about myself, my relationships, and my desires. It all began when my neighbor thrust a key to a storage unit at me. She’d bought it to make extra money after watching some storage auction show. Now she was on her way to the airport to elope with a man she barely knew, and she needed me to clear out the unit before the lease expired.
Soon, I was standing inside of a small room that held the intimate details of another woman’s life, feeling uncomfortable, as if I was invading her privacy. Why had she let these items so neatly packed, possessions that she clearly cared about deeply, be lost at an auction? Driven to find out, I began to dig, to discover this woman’s life, and yes, read her journals—dark, erotic journals that I had no business reading. Once I started, I couldn’t stop. I read on obsessively, living out fantasies through her words that I’d never dare experience on my own, compelled by the three men in her life, none of whom had names. I read onward until the last terrifying and dark entry left me certain that something had happened to this woman. I had to find her and be sure that she was okay. Before long, I was taking her job for the summer at the art gallery, living her life, and she was nowhere to be found. I was becoming someone I didn’t know. I was becoming her.
The dark passion it becomes...
Now, I am working at a prestigious gallery, where I have always dreamed of being, and I’ve been delivered to the doorstep of several men, all of whom I envision as one I’ve read about in the journal. But there is one man that calls to me, that awakens desire in me in ways that I never believed possible. That man is the ruggedly sexy artist, Chris Merit, who wants to paint me. He is rich and famous, and dark in ways that I shouldn’t find intriguing, but I do. I don’t understand why his dark side appeals to me, but the attraction between us is rich with velvety promises of satisfaction. Chris is dark, and so are his desires, but I cannot turn away. He is damaged beneath his confident good looks and need for control, and in some way, I feel he needs me. I need him.
All I know for certain is that he knows me like I don’t even know myself, and he says that I know him. Still, I keep asking myself — do I know him? Did he know her, the journal writer, and where is she? And why doesn’t it seem to matter anymore? There is just him and me, and the burn for more.
I am unable to take this series out of my mind. This first book hooks you and does not let go. The mystery and suspense will thrill you. The love affair is beyond my wildest dreams. There is something about Chris and Mark that will haunt and entice you. Two very strong alphas staking out their territories.
Lisa Renee Jones, in her unique writing style, has given us a story full of mystery and erotic romance without equal. Her characters are "fleshed" out and so real, they will haunt you long after you have finished this book. We are lucky because so much of this series is currently available, so you can continue reading this story at your own pace.
Rebecca... just like the heroine of the same name in the Daphne DuMarier epic novel, is both the driving force and undercurrent to the plot line. What really happened to her? All we know about her is what she wrote in her own diaries and what the people in her life will divulge. Is there enough information in the diaries to uncover who her Master and lover was? Is he responsible for her fate or is he the reason for her disappearance?
If you love a great mystery with thrills and plot twists; if you love the psychological impact one human being has on another; and finally, if you are intrigued by BDSM and erotic romances, this series is meant for you too. I am hooked beyond words... and I think so will you be.
About the author:
Lisa Renee Jones is the New York Times Bestselling Author of more than 30 books, and is published in more than 20 countries. She's represented by Shari Smiley at Resolution for Film/TV, and Louise Fury at The Bent Agency for Literary rights. Prior to becoming a writer, Lisa owned a staffing agency. At only age 27, her company was on the Entrepreneur Magazine’s top ten growing women-owned business list.
Connect with Lisa:
About the series: http://www.lisareneejones.com/inside-out-series/
About the TV Show: http://www.lisareneejones.com/inside-out-series-tv-show/
YouTube video - http://youtu.be/1nFWjVx7HDE
THE INSIDE OUT SERIES
THE INSIDE OUT SERIES
IF I WERE YOU
November 2014 - More info coming soon!
All of Me
Coming February 2015