Review: Being Me by Lisa Renee Jones

Being Me by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out (# 2)
Release Date: June 11, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 372
Source: Book provided by author for review



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?


Review:  If you’ve ever found a series of books that consumes your every waking hour, then you must have read the Inside Out series by Lisa Renee Jones.

While Being Me is technically listed as the second in the reading order, the author recommends reading Rebecca’s Lost Journals immediately after the first book. Unfortunately, I messed up and jumped straight from the first book to the second because I was so eager to continue the story.

The chemistry between Chris and Sara is raw and powerful. Each scene is choreographed with an expert attention to detail. As the story unfolds, the reader is swept deeper into the saga. Just when you think you’ve figured everything out, a twist shakes up the storyline.

In this installment, we go deeper into the lives of the main characters. With the heat level rising, there’s no telling what will happen next. Who knew that the world of art could be so seductive and exciting? I’m sticking with this series until the end.

What is so intriguing about the Inside Out series is how effectively the author is able to maintain two storylines at one time. On one hand, we are engaged in Sara’s life, but Rebecca’s story is slowly unfolding through her journal entries. Part of the draw is the sense of anticipation and wondering how this is all going to end.

Even at this point in the series, I’m finding myself struggling to slap labels on the characters. That is probably why this storyline is so compelling. You never know from one chapter to the next what is going to happen. With this installment, Lisa Renee Jones continues to weave a captivating spell.