I arch into him, drinking in his passion, instantly, willingly consumed by all that he is and could be to me.
Sara McMillan is still searching for Rebecca, the mysterious woman whose dark, erotic journal entries both enthralled and frightened her. Tormented by a strong desire to indulge the demands of her new boss while also drawn deeper into her passionate bond with the troubled artist Chris Merit, Sara must face a past as deeply haunting as Rebecca’s written words. In one man’s arms, Sara will find the safe haven to reveal her most intimate secrets and explore her darkest fantasies. But is safety just an illusion, when the truth about Rebecca has yet to be discovered?
©2013 Lisa Renee Jones (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
These books keep getting better. They have a fifty shades feel to them but more mysterious. I'm looking forward to the next book because there are still a lot of open ended things left that I'm dying to know the answers to. These books are worth the credits!
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
I had high expectations for this book after the huge cliffhanger in book one. This absolutely delivered and dare I say it was better then the first. This is not a "filler" book just to stretch the story out (like so many others out there). This story actually gives us answers and creates new and exciting questions. I can't wait for book 3. This was a breathtaking, sexy and emotional journey. And did I mention it was oh so hot and steamy too!
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
This was just soooo good. It gave answers to questions but it does leave me wanting more. It's as good as the first but don't despair it won't leave you hanging as bad as the first book. Lisa Renee Jones is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. What can I say? I just love the way she leaves me wanting and I do love her male characters.
Go ahead this is totally worth that credit!!
Thank Goodness Being Me picks right up where If I were you picks up. Sara’s insecurities and secrets are revealed; we get a peak at what some of Chris’s secrets are but not the BIG dark secret that lingers on that fine line and just when you think oh ok that’s his dark secrets you soon discover ok that not it. But what is evident Sara loves Chris and Chris loves Sara, they are both head over heels for each other, but can’t quite get it right! You get to see just how big Chris’s heart is even though he has his demons and secrets he want to live and be happy and Sara is the one that can help guide them to where they need to be.
“I've always known we were two puzzle pieces that fit together in a hollow that is our pain. There was a time when I was certain we were too damaged not to destroy each other. Now I think we are saving each other.”
I also see Mark in such a different light to me that he no longer creeps me out. I honestly feel sorry for him and began to believe he means well; he just has his demons and needs that special one to come along and guide him to pure happiness.
Although Being Me still leaves me with so many more questions and yes another cliffhanger, but it no were near as bad as the one in Inside out. I so need Revealing Us NOW, but I have to wait until September.
I loved this book. I could not wait to download it and I knew there was a cliff hanger after reading the reviews of the first book so I waited to get started and glad I did because it would have drove me crazy. Lisa Renee Jones really knows how to keep you guessing. Although you have suspicions of how things are moving forward there are enough plot twists to keep it interesting. There is talk that there was too much filler but I did not get that feeling. I do think that there are some characters that could have their own books like Mark and Ella. Sara and Chris' characters get even more depth and still there is mystery there. I like the fact that your imagination can still run in several different directions as to what Chris' dark secrets are. I wish she would have a bit more of a clash between Sara, Chris and Sara's ex fiance. Again she leaves you with a cliff hanger and who knows where she will take us next. There are still several unanswered questions but that just leaves you wanting more. Cannot wait for Sept. Very, Very worth the credit.
Give me a Hot Sexy Book, with a good story to listen to, have that "OH MY" sigh, Love most of what I have, but want more. Tell me it ALL!
sometimes i like to read, and other days, I listen.. either way, a good book.
Again it's Chris, with all his faults, flaws, and hurt he still is the my hero in this book.
I have listened to a lot of Grace Grant's performances.. and you know. she is really starting to be a favorite of mine.
YES, i did, at the end I jumped up and screamed WHY and WHAT..cause I really thought this was the end of this series and so much was unsaid. It's not as bad as the first book, but it's enough to make me want that last book..
This keep book took me in so many directions.. in a good way. NOW THIS WAS EXCELLENTLY written. Everything (nearly) is revealed to you from the first book.. I fear that the two most important people in this book are misguided and can't seem to find a way to one another and that is upsetting when they so love one another.. Some of this was predicable. And you knew what was coming, but I can assure you, there is enough going on that you will read and re-read just to make sure you understood that right. I loveD it. it's worth a credit, or a buy and to know there is one more excites me to no end. And a TV show to boot.. Anyone that has read this series, will be excited to hear this.. I read a lot of reviews before choosing this.. in fact I almost didn't go with this, but now. I am so happy I did.. I am a sucker for romance, and yes of course the sex is important, but I like a good book that don't put me to sleep and few of these so called good ones did.. But this one. NOPE, your in it.
it's the best way to spend a working day, and i'm thankful my job is one where i can listen to books all day long.
you already know that book one was SO good and now you want to know if the second book was just as great? well. it is.
and then some.
the characters have such depth and the love is there, albeit strained. they're trying to figure out who they are and how they can overcome past tragedies. i wanted to savor EVERY word but also, i desperately wanted them to be "okay" and didn't stop listening until this book was over. it's so good.
there's two more in the series. it's going to be a long wait. sigh.
i loved this story and grace does an outstanding job as always.
thanks to leesa for the recommendation, otherwise i'm pretty sure i would have passed this one up and that would have been a shame.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
Wow. Another great book by Lisa Renee Jones. Chris and Sara are very well developed and terrific characters as well are the supporting characters. The storyline was good. There was passion, suspense, danger, love, and hot sex. I can't wait for the next installment. The journey is a dark one with two troubled pasts and two tormented people trying to find their way together. I highly recommend this book.
Grace Grant was outstanding in the delivery of the story.
HOPEFUL ROMANTIC. I Enjoy Historical & Inspirational Romances With Great Narration. Oh, And I give Honest Reviews with No Spoilers. ;-)
I was excited to listen to this book because I wanted answers to the questions from book one. Just like the first book this book is written well, great narrator, moves along quickly, was sexy and kept my interest. At times, however, I just couldn't help feeling like I was having de ja vu. Every once in a while I noticed similarities with this book and the Fifty Shades Trilogy. That being said, this series is still worth listening to and I would recommend it. Just don't be surprised if you feel a little de ja vu.
Say something about yourself!
I am still liking this series.....BUT....there seemed to be an overwhelming amount of space filler in this book. Over and over again with lines like "But I'm not ready to tell him my secret"...."This could expose my secret"......"it was on the tip of my tongue to tell him my secret".....ARGHHHH and then the secret...not such a secret! So I say GRRRR!!!!
Many, many lines said repeatedly throughout the book. We did get some closure on some open ended items though, so THAT I really liked. This book seemed to be a conclusion for book one...that story is done...but the story of Sara and Chris and where they are going is book 3....come on September!!!!
Yes the male characters Chris and Mark are scorching, yes the sex scenes sizzle and burn with an intensity that grips any reader and makes our girly bits tingle you would have to be dead for them not to. Yes I loved the interplay... Yes yes yes... But
the one reason that this book captivated me in the first was the mystery that was Rebecca, I felt the poor girl was sold down the river and our author decided to concentrate on the inner angst of Sarah, I thought things where looking up when we find out there's a huge secret, I was expecting a bang and a got an anti climax.
In the first book both Sarah's relationships and mystery went hand in hand, in this one Rebecca a shadow and the mystery secondary which was the reason I read and loved the series in the first place.
"Even better than the first book"
The story really evolves and you find the soft heart of the Chris ,
As always a good performance from a grace
Need to know more of what happens with the characters
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