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If I Were You Audiobook

If I Were You

The journal comes to Sara McMillan by chance, when she inherits the key to an abandoned storage locker belonging to a woman named Rebecca. Sara can't resist peeking at the entries in the journal...and she finds a scintillating account of Rebecca' affair with an unnamed lover, a relationship drenched in ecstasy and wrapped in dark secrets. Obsessed with discovering Rebecca' destiny after the entries come to an abrupt end, Sara does more than observe the players in the woman's life....
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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....

In the best-selling style of Fifty Shades of Grey, Lisa Renee Jones delivers sexy thrills and heart-pounding sensuality with a tantalizing pause resistor in which the eyes of a high school English teacher are opened to a world she never knew existed, and she finds a passionate craving within that she never knew she possessed.

The journal comes to Sara McMillan by chance, when she inherits the key to an abandoned storage locker belonging to a woman named Rebecca. Sara can't resist peeking at the entries in the journal...and she finds a scintillating account of Rebecca' affair with an unnamed lover, a relationship drenched in ecstasy and wrapped in dark secrets.

Obsessed with discovering Rebecca' destiny after the entries come to an abrupt end, Sara does more than observe the players in the woman's life; she immerses herself in the high-stakes art gallery world Rebecca inhabited - and is magnetically drawn to two men. Which one seduced Rebecca with his masterful and commanding touch and brought her fantasies to exquisite life? On a daringly erotic escapade, Sara follows Rebecca's path to fulfill her own hidden longings. But after she tastes the forbidden pleasures Rebecca savored, will Sara be helpless to escape the same submissive fate?

Next in this thrilling new trilogy: look for Being Me and Revealing Us.

©2013 Simon & Schuster, Inc.; 2013 Lisa Renee Jones

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    Amy Louisville, Kentucky United States 07-30-14
    Amy Louisville, Kentucky United States 07-30-14

    Amy

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    "Unbelievable!!!"
    Would you listen to If I Were You again? Why?

    I have now read this series including Rebeccas Journals and I would read these all over again. I have been telling my friends all about this series and also gave my cousin 3 books for her birthday. This book had me hooked!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really enjoyed Mark Compton. He was so secure in himself and had such confidence that made him so sensual. He was the one who kept me interested. Such mystery.


    What does Grace Grant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Listening to a book helps me since I visualize from the way she spoke. This really helped with trying to understand all of there characteristics.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Oh yes!


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the next books!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 04-22-14
    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 04-22-14 Member Since 2016

    I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.

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    "WHOA!! I'M INTRIGUED! GREAT START TO SERIES!"

    I really enjoyed this first installment of the INSIDE OUT series. This is the first book I read from this author, Lisa Renee Jones, and I found her writing style to be smooth and overall, well done. She knows how to paint a picture and set the stage for intrigue and that is exactly where I'm at….I'M INTRIGUED. I'm also really grateful that there is virtually no angst within the romance in this book (at least not the kind I'm used to). I'm so tired of the yo-yo emotional highs and lows delivered in some of these erotic stories of broken Heros/heroines.

    In this book, Sara McMillan is left with the storage of personal belongings and a series of erotic journals from a woman named Rebecca. Sara's a school teacher and lives a pretty quiet life, but that all changed when her neighbor and best friend, Ella, leaves Rebecca's storage & erotic journals in Sara's care. Ella, herself, is whisked away to Paris to elope with her lover-doctor.

    Sara becomes enthralled in these erotic journals and becomes worried about Rebecca, but instead of filing a "missing persons report" (well, that was my thought at least), she follows the bread crumbs of Rebecca's life to the Allure Art Gallery. Through a series of events Sara is hired, by manager Mark Compton, to take Rebecca's position in lieu of her absence, and this is where it gets interesting. Mark is handsome, closed off and screams dark sex appeal and shows an interest in Sara. Yet, it is Chris Merit, a wealthy, talented artist who exudes this animal magnetism that moves onto Sara, like a predator.

    The romance in this book is about Sara and Chris and I really enjoyed their steamy, hot love affair. Chris reaches out to Sara by extending very thoughtful gestures that "matter." This is significant for a man who started out by telling Sara he could never be a "white-picket fence" type of guy she could take home to her parents. Yet, in this romance both Sara and Chris become immersed in a love affair that is beyond just the sex. With small amounts of their background revealed, Sara and Chris are emotionally damaged, in some way, and it's evident that they have the potential to become as a healing elixir for one another.

    THIS BOOK ENDED WITH A MAJOR CLIFF HANGER (which I was prepared for, thankfully, due to the other reviews). And, I'm excited to continue with this series where Rebecca continues to be missing and now we need to add Ella to that list of missing persons, as Sara has not heard from her and is becoming increasingly worried. We also learned more about Mark's dark side and how this connects him to Chris. Both Mark and Chris were friends, at one point, but are now have a type of competitiveness going on, especially when it comes to Sara and I can't wait to see how that piece unfolds……LOTS MORE TO COME!!!

    I know this book is being mixed in a category of books that are compared to FSoG, but the only similarity I found was how Sara's mouth "became dry" just like Ana from Fifty Shades each time she was erotically excited….LOL (seriously…that was the only common feature, at least at this junction..haha).

    Narrator: Grace Grant was good, but I wish she would have been able to distinguish her masculine voices a bit more, otherwise, overall good job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Margarita New York, NY 03-15-14
    Margarita New York, NY 03-15-14 Member Since 2015

    All business but contemporary fun!

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    "Terrific read- tons of suspense!"
    If you could sum up If I Were You in three words, what would they be?

    Mysterious, Sexy, Surprising


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really like the way the two characters got to understand themselves better through building their relationship. The journal entries made a second story unfold in the background and although there were no facts comings from these entries, it helped you put in perspective the story.


    What about Grace Grant’s performance did you like?

    She is great as always, easy to differentiate between the characters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Shedding light in the darkness.


    Any additional comments?

    Positively surprised with this book, expected a bit less from the synopsis I read before I purchased it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ALuvs2 across the pond 03-07-14
    ALuvs2 across the pond 03-07-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Too many episodes/pieces of this story!"
    What did you like best about If I Were You? What did you like least?

    The Boss Mark seems like he is being set up to be a Dom somewhere
    Descriptions of the Artworld and the schmoozing that is required to sell art


    What did you like best about this story?

    It seemed to be a mystery-romance. BUT the mystery is not solved and it has a cliffhanger ending.


    What about Grace Grant’s performance did you like?

    Very expressive and emotive. Does different voices


    Any additional comments?

    It is kind of annoying how many "pieces" of this book there are. Rebecca's Lost Journals, the love story told from different POV, etc. I wish I could just find out what happened to Rebecca and then I stopped caring what happened to the lovers--same old same old with regard to that!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    YaYaBlow Gwynn Oak, MD, United States 02-27-14
    YaYaBlow Gwynn Oak, MD, United States 02-27-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Holy Cliff Hanger Batman"

    I cannot wait to download the next installment. Happy to use both of my credits on this series.

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    Mary 01-21-14
    Mary 01-21-14
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    "Woww!"
    Would you listen to If I Were You again? Why?

    Yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loveeeddd Chris <3


    What about Grace Grant’s performance did you like?

    very clear


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when Chris and Sara finally decided they wanted to be with each other
    and the whole aspect of art


    Any additional comments?

    amazing book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    BluBumbleB 01-07-14
    BluBumbleB 01-07-14 Member Since 2016

    Audible OBSESSED!

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    "Intriguing, sexy & mysterious"

    I purchased this book because it seemed intriguing and different, and I was spot on! Overall it was like a comedic erotic romance mystery--it had a little bit of everything to offer which made the characters very interesting. The storyline had its moments where it ebbed and flowed somewhat, with abrupt emotional highs and lows from the main characters; but the biggest deal was the unexpected ending. It really made me think, what the heck is REALLY going on????...great way to get you to buy book 2!

    As usual, Grace Grant is excellent as the narrator, although I couldn't get the 'Beautifuls' series characters out of my head as I listened. I'd recommend it to a friend, but I don't think it's worth a credit, definitely a sale type of purchase. With that wacky ending and seriously unresolved issues with a number of characters, I'm ready to get to book 2 to see what happens.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Epiphany Chicago, IL USA 11-12-13
    Epiphany Chicago, IL USA 11-12-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    ". Sarah is An Annoying Wuss"
    What did you love best about If I Were You?

    The mystery and snoop factor


    What was one of the most memorable moments of If I Were You?

    Funny coworker excerpts...


    What three words best describe Grace Grant’s performance?

    Okay for material


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Wondered how this sad sack was remotely attractive to these douchey playboy types.


    Any additional comments?

    Good premise, mediocre execution. Character building needs serious work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Romance Lover Oakley, CA, United States 11-08-13
    Romance Lover Oakley, CA, United States 11-08-13 Member Since 2015

    Will do anything for books!

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    "Holy Cliffhanger Batman!"

    First of all, I need to say by the description I was worried that there would be a lot of back and forth relationship wise, between two different men and confusion, which honestly makes me crazy! That was not the case, her affections were quickly and pretty much irrevocably set. That said, there were TONS of ups and downs,
    The book is rather well written, not noticeable word choice or grammar errors.

    At this point, I've finished the third book, so some of this runs together as far as where books end and begin, but over all, the series was good, captivating and interesting. This is a far fetched story, not anyone's "real life." For me that isn't a negative, but good to know before you invest in a series.

    As far as the hotness factor...YES! This does have drama and suspense but also is rather warm and tingly!

    I would recommend, worth the credit.

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    shelli United States 10-21-13
    shelli United States 10-21-13
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    "Good until the end"
    Any additional comments?

    I can't believe the ending............I became really into the book and then the ending ruined the whole experience. So disappointing and it left me annoyed, I felt like I had wasted my time. I even checked my library to be sure there was not another section that I had missed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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