Sunday, October 27, 2013

Book Review: Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones

Title: Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen)

Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Published Date: July 22, 2013
Publisher: Julie Patra Publishing
Source: e-book (from NetGalley)

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 honestly didn't know how will I review this book, it took me a lot of time, paper and ink to compose this (I usually write it first before typing it). I don't know how will I describe the story but somehow I end up with one word and that's "suspense". The book is full of it, together with mystery and that's the reason why I decided to read it until the end. The book involves something mature for young readers but then it is a good book because of the twists of the story, it is kinda confusing because it doesn't have any clue who really is Amy, why was she on the run and what about her flashbacks. Everything in the story is like a thin layer that blocks the truth, I really don't books with mature stuff *just so you know* it's not really my thing but this one is exceptional, I willingly read this one because of Amy Bensen I'm really confused, who she is and the flow of the story is something that will attract you and you'll try to solve everything that's happening. Another this is about Liam Stone, he is a complete stranger which happens to be in Amy's life when they first saw each other in the airport. He is secretive and kinda creepy. Everything about the book is enigmatic, I can't visualize the situation and what's the real story is. It is hard to visualize if you don't know where did everything starts right? so it's applicable to this book. It is a big puzzle which is hard to solve.

Amy Bensen is a new identity for Amy, She has a handler and was order to get off New York and fly going to Denver. She did everything and met Liam Stone in the airport. She got starstrucked by this man and figured out that they will be seatmates in the plane. From then on, they become couples and they have this intimate relationship. Amy is a beautiful woman who runs away from her past yet she's still hunting by it, while Liam Stone is a good looking ans masculine man who is a billionaire. Amy's life is the complete opposite of Liam's yet both of them are keeping a deep secret which is left unanswered or unrevealed.
Great book and great mystery I'm thrilled and I want to read the next book I'm not yet satisfied with the ending, there's still more to it and I want to know what. I want to know the answers behind Amy and Liam and this man Jared. I feel like every one and everything is connected, someone's good and the other one is the villain but who knows who? Mind twisting book and I like it. 
My Rating

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.

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