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{Featured}Review & Swag Giveaway: If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones

Today’s feature author is the lovely, Lisa Renee Jones and her novel, If I Were You. Check out this seductive romance and enter to win some tantalizing prizes!

 

 

 

 

 

If I Were You
Title: If I Were You (Inside Out Trilogy, #1) 
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Paperback: 352 pages
Published: March 12th 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
(first published August 22nd 2012)
Review Source: Publisher
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Overview:

The steamy first installment in the Inside Out erotic romance trilogy by Lisa Renee Jones, in the bestselling tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.

When Sara McMillan finds a stack of journals in a storage unit, she’s shocked and enthralled by the erotic life the writer led. Unable to stop reading, she vicariously lives out dark fantasies through Rebecca, the writer—until the terrifying final entry.

Certain something sinister has happened, Sara sets out to discover the facts, immersing herself in Rebecca’s life. Soon she’s working at the art gallery Rebecca worked at and meeting Rebecca’s friends. Finding herself drawn to two dangerously sexy men, the manager of the gallery and a famed artist, Sara realizes she’s going down the same path Rebecca took. But with the promise of her dark needs being met by a man with confident good looks and a desire for control, she’s not sure anything else matters. Just the burn for more.

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If I Were You …

Whoa. Talk about some crazy, be careful what you wish for, fast paced read. It’s rare that i can knock out a book in one sitting, but this one had my gripping my seat. Between the suspense of this mysterious, woman (Rebecca) and the suspense of the life of Sara, I’m not certain where to really begin.

First, I like Sara. I can’t relate to everything in her life, but I get her, her actions, and how she begins to feel. She throws caution to the wind and embarks on not only a steamy romance that isn’t supposed to have strings attached, but she falls into her dream job.

Now there were things that I didn’t understand. I’m not big on submissive type stories, but this isn’t what Sara is. It is, however, a part of the story. It comes into play pretty early on as it sets the pace for the mystery. If you’re like me, and not bothered by reading it, then this can still be enjoyed for the steamy sex and well, the mystery of Rebecca. That is what drew me in, just like Sara, I had to know about Rebecca. Where is she, is she alright, etc … but then something happened. Quickly we see Sara, sweet but maybe not so innocent as she portrays, unfold as two dark, handsome, and mysterious men battle for her attentions. The problem? They are both from Rebecca’s world, the one that terrorized her, and assumed by Sara, sent her running. Or worse, got her killed …

 

So I tried my best not to give too much away. However, one last warning … this is a major cliffhanger that left me foaming for more. At the same time, I was disappointed. While I came away entertained, I felt there was little closure for me. It won’t stop me from following the trilogy, but if you don’t like to wait then it’s best to wait till all the book are available. For now, I’ll have to be contempt and wait … patiently.

 

 

My Rating


4 out of 5 Controllers


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Lisa R Jones
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About the Author:

In 2003, award winning author Lisa Renee Jones sold her Austin, Texas based multi-state staffing agency and has since published over thirty novels and novellas across several genres. Her staffing agency LRJ Staffing 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.

Her debuts with Blaze and Nocturne hit Bookscan’s Top 100 list and her Blaze Hotzone trilogy made a showing on the list in 2011 also. With a new Blaze trilogy, a short story for Spice, the third book in her Zodius series published with Sourcebooks, as well as an rapidly growing indie following, 2012 will bring many new stories to her readers.

Lisa is active on Facebook and Twitter, and you can find her at www.lisareneejones.com
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