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Friday, 12 April 2013

If I Were You ~ by Lisa Renee Jones

On a drive the other day, my hubby pointed out a Porsche, or was it a Ferrari?
Ah who knows, it was a fast expensive car in a beautiful shade of red.
When we got closer, we noticed the license plate said 'DOMIN8'
Given the amount of Mommy Porn I have read recently, I laughed, winked at my husband and said "Yeah he did! I wonder if her car says SUBMISSIVE!"
"You've been reading too many of those books" My husband replied, rolling his eyes at me.
"Probably! I can picture it now... he's going to be a sexy 30 something and she's......
 AHHH OLD!!! Old People!! NO No No!! NOT Doms and Subs!! Ew Ew Ew"
My husband started howling in laughter at my dirty little joke gone wrong.

(And that...ladies and gentleman.... is how reading erotic novels can come back to bite you in the ass.....)

If you follow me on Facebook, you will know that on my most recent spree, I purchased three books.....
So, today I am blogging about the next book out of that pile I read......

"If I Were You" by Best Selling Author Lisa Renee Jones!



I swear, I shouldn't be blogging about this novel just yet!
Why? (You ask......)
Because I don't even think I can do this novel justice right now. Until I have read the entire trilogy and see where the story ends up....
HOWEVER, due to the fact that I am an impatient person, I'm going to use the excuse that my lovely ladies (and guys, let's not discriminate!) need to know about this book!
(You're welcome!) 

I have two reasons I went back for this book on my second shopping trip.
The First? 
I have heard good things about Lisa Renee Jones, so I wanted to read something she wrote.
The Second?
The book description stayed with me, so I added it to my 'to read' list.
One of the reasons I didn't purchase it the first time at the book store, is that I had also bought S.E.C.R.E.T. ...since both revolved around journals, I didn't want to read them so close together.
That said, I was lukewarm about S.E.C.R.E.T, I much prefer 'If I Were You....'

Where S.E.C.R.E.T. took us to a classy sex society, "If I Were You" and the mysterious diaries finds us on an adventure with sex, danger and intrigue.
Lesson learned: Don't compare the two. Period.
(Seriously, don't do it!)

While it's reminiscent of all the other books in the genre.....this one has a dangerous spin.....and is worth the read! I even read this novel twice in a week (because apparently I am doing that a lot lately)
Unlike most novels, I don't know where this trilogy will actually take us.......I love that!!
(Once I have read the rest, I will dedicate a blog to a discussion on the series!!) 


Thing to note: I did a little research and discovered that this story is actually one that has some real life inspiration! (The story is posted on the authors website! The link is posted below!) 
Two thumbs up to that little tidbit.

I do not want to spoil the plot by revealing too much (why ruin the mystery?) so I will stick to the basics.

Sara McMillian is a high school English teacher, intelligent, caring and compassionate, (she describes herself as a 'hugger') but seems to be damaged goods.... When she comes across the explicit sex journals, she tries to find the owner Rebecca, to return them. Her search quickly leads to an Art Gallery from which Rebecca is on a leave of absence. Sara meets Mark Compton, Manager of the Gallery, who ends up spontaneously giving her a summer job. He's like the serpent offering Eve a big juicy apple.... tempting her with a taste of the life she used to long for. His motives are questionable and his need for her to learn about wine almost makes me not want to drink it. (I kid... I need my nightly glass of Merlot!)

Chris Merit, the somewhat eccentric Artist out to protect Sara from 'something'. He's a likeable character! He has spunk, lives life the way he wants, seems to be a genuine good guy at heart, despite whatever dark stuff is holding him back.... (Seriously if that fun loving good guy image does not continue as the story progresses I am going to lose my shyte)
Chris and Mark don't get along, and the book seems to be one giant chess match.... the question is which guy is going to win....and what exactly has Sara got herself in to? Should she trust Chris? Is Mark a bad guy? Is she in over her head?
I have the distinct feeling that we are just getting our toes wet in this first book. I see a giant, jaw dropping twist in the next book....(Maybe...I think...don't quote me.....)

This first installment of the "Inside Out" Trilogy really builds leaving off as a giant cliff hanger.
Gah, I love cliff hangers, but I am so impatient!!! I always hate waiting for the next book to be released....
Naturally I haven't read the next two in the series yet (I would love to get my hands on ARC's if I could...) but I already feel this is the kind of trilogy where you need to just read all the books in one shot... (wham bam, thank ya ma'am!) or you may (like me) drive yourself mad wondering what happens next.

It's up to you of course if you chose to save it for one big threesome (bahahahah!!) read or if you will follow in my footsteps and just suck it up, reading each book as it releases!
Regardless, you are going to want it for your Mommy Porn Pile.

Book 2 ~ "Being Me" Releases June 11th 2013
Book 3 ~ "Revealing Us" I couldn't find a release date but will post one when I get the details!

I have added Lisa Renee Jones to my "authors to always read" list!
You can visit her at her website http://www.lisareneejones.com/

"If I Were You"..... I'd go get a copy!

Happy Reading!

Book Description from Amazon.com:

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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