Friday, July 27, 2012

If I Were You (Inside Out Trilogy #1)By Lisa Renee Jones

If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones

Publication Date:  August 24, 2012
Genre:  Romance, Erotica

I loved this book! Cannot wait for the 2nd book. I loved the mystery and the tension between Sara, Chris and Mark.

 Sara is a school teacher who is off for the summer and her friend leaves her with a storage unit to deal with. In the storage unit she finds a womans journal. Sara is obsessed with the womans journal, a journal full of details of her dangerous sexual encounters with a man that she is in love with, who she cannot get enough of. Sara is on a mission to find this woman.During her investigations she finds herself employed at the art gallery and meets Mark, the very handsome and mysterious owner. She also meets Chris a handsome also mysterious rugged artist and her encounters with Chris become very heated. Sara ends up becoming entranced with Chris but things get complicated. The end is a cliff hanger!! 

From Goodreads:

Fifty Shades of Grey meets Basic Instinct 
Book 1: If I Were YouBook 2: Being Me Book 3: Revealing Us 
How it 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 I knew about me, 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 expires.
Soon, I was standing inside 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 by some unnamed force, 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 dark entry left me certain that something had happened to this woman. I had to find her and be sure 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 which I envision as one I’ve read about in the journal. But there is one man that will call to me, that will awaken me in ways 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 I shouldn’t find intriguing, but I do. I so 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 me, and he says 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.
Expected publication: August 24th 2012 by Lisa Renee Jones
This book was provided by Netgalley.

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