VBT/Review ~ Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones

Monday, July 29, 2013

This review is part of the Escaping Reality Tour hosted by Book Monster Promotions.

Published: July 22, 2013
Series: The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1
Julie Patra Publishing
Authors Website
Source: ARC provided through Book Monster Promotions
Sex: R - Strong Sexual Content
Available: Barnes & Noble / Amazon / iBooks
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Infinite possibilities….
Infinite passion…..
Infinite danger….

His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn’t trust him. I shouldn’t tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breathe? He is what I need.

At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loves to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she’s finally dared to believe she is forgotten–even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets down her guard, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run.

On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take “no” as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give? And what if there is more to Liam than meets the eyes?

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I liked the dynamics of Escaping Reality. Amy’s and Liam’s relationship is very intense and hot…it also started very quickly. I mean like zero to sixty quickly, but it worked for this story. I liked that Lara/Amy was a little tough even with her circumstances. I liked that she got angry and wanted to take more control over what was going on with her life.

I also liked the fact that Lara/Amy finally started looking into what happened to her family and just didn't keep on running like a chicken with her head cut off and that she started questioning her “handler”. I was a little confused about the whole Megan/Jared factor and also Megan’s so called boss…but this is part of the mystery that is Lara/Amy’s life I suppose. The ending I have to say I wasn't too impressed with as it left me more confused. Did she really think Liam has something to do with her past? And hell, what does Liam really know about her? why leave like that? Lot's a questions...

Escaping Reality is a good solid story with great suspense, mystery and a romance that has a whole lot of heat. I enjoy Lisa Renee’s writing….I think she has a way of spicing of her mysteries as she always adds a little something extra to them. But in the end, this story-line held little excitement for me as there was very little connection to it or its characters and I just wanted it to be over.

Definitely a what the hell just happened kind of story...

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  1. haha I love your elephant image!! I wanted to see what you thought of it since the blurb didn't impress me. Don't think I'll pick this one up just because you don't seem impressed lol

  2. lols...thanks Ning. Got it from over at Parajunkee's design.

    Yeah, I liked the idea of the story. I just couldn't connect to it is all.

  3. I haven't tried this one yet and a little nervous to. I really like her adult series but ah. NA I just haven't read a lot of it. Her endings usually kill me and have me screaming about a bit. LOL

  4. lols! to me this didn't read like a NA book. that was the other thing that had me bugging out...I mean this woman was three years out of college already so...idk, maybe I missed something. This ending left me with a blank look of my face. I was what just happened here...lols

    I'm just getting kind of bored with the millionaire stories too. Right now I need some refreshing reads...think I'm about to slip back in my pnr world.

  5. I know how that is. I'm not over the millionaires yet but haven't read too many. I think I was still in my pnr kick when so many of them came out. Now I'm off pnr for the most part and doing contemp. I feel like I need something super naughty though. Just not sure what. lol

  6. I totally agree. I need something PNR AND naughty! I'm about to read On Every Street by Karine Halle (got to get that one out the way before it expires off Netgalley..lols) & then a BDSM by Stacey Kennedy..can't wait

  7. Ooo I read that this weekend. It was pretty good (On Every Street). Not quite what I was expecting but interesting :)

    Saw that one from SK. It did look good. Lord help me I better not go over to Netgalley any time soon. I heard the next Jill Shalvis is up and damn I want that book. lol

  8. Lols...yup once u go on Netgalley, its hard to gett off of it