Saturday, May 25, 2013

Being Me by Lisa Renee Jones


The sexy second installment in the Inside Out erotic romance trilogy, following If I Were You—in the seductive tradition ofFifty Shades of Grey

Fascinated by the dark fantasies in the journals she’s discovered, and the two men who have now found a place in her life, Sara McMillan finds herself torn between her new life and her past. Now, more than ever, Sara identifies with the lost journal writer, Rebecca, and is certain that something sinister has happened.

In the arms of the sexy, tormented artist Chris Merit, Sara seeks answers about Rebecca and ends up discovering things about herself she never knew existed. Chris forces Sara to reconsider who she is and what she truly wants from life, but not before his dark desires threaten to tear them apart. Her boss, Mark Compton, offers her the shelter to understand just what those needs mean to her, and what they might have meant to Rebecca, but can she trust him to lead her to a final conclusion to Rebecca’s story?

My Review
I feel lost and empty after finishing this book. My cheeks are tear stained and my heart has been shredded. I was pulled so far into this book, I actually felt ALL the raw emotions, and now I'm trying to talk myself back into the real world.

Being Me picks up right where If I Were You ends.  From page one, I was sucked back into the lives of these complex characters. Sara is still avidly trying to find Rebecca and trying to make sure she keeps the clients and Mark happy at the gallery. And of course, there's Chris. There is so much electricity between Sara and Chris it makes the air around you sizzle.

Chris is the ultimate tortured bad boy. From his torn jeans, leather jacket and that magnificent piece of hardware between his legs. The Harley that is. *ahem* He keeps trying to warn Sara that there's a part of him that she may not be able handle. Mark tries to convince her of the same. Does she listen? NOPE! She'll have to experience his dark side for herself. And does she ever. I was gutted after reading a few scenes.

Mark is, well, Mark. He's handsome, mysterious, and has to have his way. Although, I must say, he shows a little bit of a softer side. Which made me feel a little differently about him. I actually felt sorry for him at one point. There's more to Mark and I hope we get to know him better in Revealing Us.

So, we do get the identity of The Master. Who was it? Well, I can't tell you that. That would be a spoiler and I hate those! Sorry! Lots of things are answered. The mystery surrounding Rebecca is revealed. And WOW, never saw that coming, I mean not in a million years! Don't worry though, even with these questions answered, many more are raised. The ending? Well, I'm not happy with the way it ends. Of course, it's a cliff hanger, but even's an emotional cliff hanger. Now, don't get me wrong, I like cliff hangers, but I can't last six months not knowing what's going on!!! And some "new" characters are introduced. The Walker Brothers from Lisa Renee Jones' Tall, Dark and Deadly series make an appearance!

Jones has managed to write another superb book! The way she creates these characters and their world makes you feel as if you are part of it. I couldn't put this book down. I finished it within 24 hours. I had to know what was coming next. Now, if I could just get Revealing Us I would be happy!

Pre-order now! Available June 11 Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Add to GoodReads

Meet Lisa Renée

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).
Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. 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 through her website and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.

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  1. Great review..a must add to my TBR pile
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