Review: Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones

Posted September 5, 2013 by Bee in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Review: Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones

Escaping Reality

by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1
Pages: 250
Published on July 22nd 2013
by Julie Patra Publishing
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, New Adult, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
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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?

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

3 Stars

Okay, up until the last chapter, this book was pretty standard with a little twist in it. A girl on the run from something or someone, meets a hot, very rich guy on the plane that is instantly obsessed with the girl, but has his own issues and past. And then the last chapter threw a one big twist in my face that leaves me with one giant questionmark.

Escaping Reality is about Amy Bensen. Amy has gone through something in her past and now she’s running for it. New name, new home, new life. And while running again after six years of peace, she meets Liam Stone on the plane. He’s a very handsome, very rich and very talented architect. And he’s instantly obsessed with Amy. They start a passionate affair, but Amy keeps doubting if she can trust him at all.

Like I said before, this book is pretty Fifty Shades-like in the beginning. Except for the big mystery behind Amy herself, which I’m still figuring out after finishing the book. The writing was okay, the story was… yeah standard. The only thing that makes it a bit different from all the other books in the genre is the mystery behind Amy. Which, luckily, is enough to keep my interest up, but after a while, that stops. Nothing really happened until the very end and that wasn’t enough in my opinion. Yeah sure, it gives me some questions, and I do want to know the answers, but still…

The characters were…. Okay? Liam is very Christian-like and basically, I’m getting sick of that type. Rich, hot, issues from the past, obessed with the main girl for some reason,… Honestly, if I were in those situations as those girls in the books are when they meet the rich, hot guy, I’d run away from them. I don’t need some obsessed guy who wants to own me. So no, I didn’t really like him. As for Amy… Well she was somewhat the same as the girls in the other books. They throw back feminism by hundreds of years and I don’t like that for one bit.

So basically it’s pretty standard and despite that, I do want to read the sequel because I need answers to those questions. I recommend this book to people who love Fifty Shades of Grey and other books like that.

autograph bieke


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