REVIEW!! If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones (@LisaReneeJones)
The steamy first installment in the Inside Out erotic romance trilogy by Lisa Renee Jones, in the bestselling tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
When Sara McMillan finds a stack of journals in a storage unit, she’s shocked and enthralled by the erotic life the writer led. Unable to stop reading, she vicariously lives out dark fantasies through Rebecca, the writer—until the terrifying final entry.
Certain something sinister has happened, Sara sets out to discover the facts, immersing herself in Rebecca’s life. Soon she’s working at the art gallery Rebecca worked at and meeting Rebecca’s friends. Finding herself drawn to two dangerously sexy men, the manager of the gallery and a famed artist, Sara realizes she’s going down the same path Rebecca took. But with the promise of her dark needs being met by a man with confident good looks and a desire for control, she’s not sure anything else matters. Just the burn for more.
I loved this story and can't wait to see where Lisa Renee Jones will take this trilogy! Sara is blown away when she starts to read Rebecca's journal. She is aroused by the things she reads, yet she is also worried about this stranger. The entries start to grow darker and more frightening. She begins to wonder what happened to Rebecca. From the tone of the journal it almost sounds like she feared for her life. She starts contacting the art gallery that Rebecca worked at, and is told that she took an extended vacation. When Sara realizes that she needs to go to the gallery, she purchases tickets to an opening for one of her favorite artist.
While at the opening she makes an impression on the owner of the gallery and he offers her a job. Rebecca's job. This startles Sara, however; she has an art degree and loves it so she accepts. As she sinks deeper and deeper into Rebecca's world, Sara can't help but wonder if she is walking in Rebecca's shoes. Sara is discovering things about herself that she never even thought about, and the men that are teaching her that there is more to life then what she had always believed.
I have yet to come across a book by Ms. Jones that I didn't enjoy and If I Were You doesn't disappoint.