BEING ME (Inside Out Trilogy #2) by Lisa Renee Jones-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 2013
Fascinated by the dark fantasies in the journals she’s discovered, and the two men who have now found a place in her life, Sara McMillan finds herself torn between her new life and her past. Now, more than ever, Sara identifies with the lost journal writer, Rebecca, and is certain that something sinister has happened.
In the arms of the sexy, tormented artist Chris Merit, Sara seeks answers about Rebecca and ends up discovering things about herself she never knew existed. Chris forces Sara to reconsider who she is and what she truly wants from life, but not before his dark desires threaten to tear them apart. Her boss, Mark Compton, offers her the shelter to understand just what those needs mean to her, and what they might have meant to Rebecca, but can she trust him to lead her to a final conclusion to Rebecca’s story?
REVIEW: Some background information: Sara McMillan is a woman who has found and is reading a series of journals written by a young woman who was once employed by the same man with whom Sara is now working. Hoping to find some clue about Rebecca’s disappearance, Sara searches for answers in the sometimes less than revealing journals about the ‘what’ and the ‘who’ in Rebecca’s life.
BEING ME is the second installment in Lisa Renee Jones’s Inside Out Trilogy focusing on Sara McMillan and her almost obsessive need to discover the truth about Rebecca and the information contained within a series of journals found in an abandoned storage locker. The journals chronicle several weeks in the life of Rebecca as she is pulled into the dangerous world of BDSM and becomes the slave to her Master. When Sara discovers that Rebecca has been missing for a number of weeks, she endeavors to uncover the truth about what happened but in doing so sets into motion a waterfall of untapped emotions and information that could very well turn her world upside down and threaten to destroy the man with whom she is falling in love. Lies will be uncovered, identities revealed and the players involved would much rather the journals were buried and forgotten.
Sara’s relationship with artist Chris Merit will be tested on several levels especially when it comes to trust, honesty and full disclosure. As Sara begins to dig deeper into Rebecca’s life, she will uncover the darker side of a lifestyle and of her boss, unlike anything she has ever known. And when Sara’s life begins to unravel, Chris will pick up the pieces to make sure that the woman he loves is protected; but who will protect Sara from herself when she willingly places herself in danger by confronting the people she holds responsible for Rebecca’s disappearance? The world into which Sara has stepped is dangerous, seductive, mysterious and dark as is the man who has stolen her heart.
As the story develops, the reader is taken on a journey of discovery; not only for Sara but for several of the storyline characters as well. We are given a glimpse into a world very few experience but a world where power and control are gained through pain and pleasure. And it will be Sara who must fight for the ultimate control of a man’s heart when he becomes lost and has difficulty accepting that not everything is his to control. When pain seems to be his only avenue, Sara must fight for what she believes but sometimes believing is not enough.
Being Me reveals and answers many of the questions and unknowns in Rebecca’s journals as well as the truth behind Rebecca’s disappearance; and uncover some secrets about our heroine she had hoped would remain buried with the past. But there is still one major storyline premise that has yet to be resolved.
BEING ME is an amazing and fascinating addition to Lisa Renee’s Inside Out Trilogy. Lisa combines the mysterious allure of the world of BDSM with the thrill of falling in love with the unknown. Chris Merit is an alpha hero who has lost his heart to Sara but a heart that is easily broken; Sara is a woman who is determined to uncover the secrets hidden within the journals only to discover that she has stepped into a world of which she knows nothing about. Being Me will seduce you emotionally and pull you in before you ever have a chance to say no.
The final chapter in the trilogy ‘REVEALING US’ is schedule for release September 2013 as well as THE MASTER UNDONE -a novella from the ‘master’s’ point of view.
Copy supplied by the author.
Reviewed by Sandy
REMINDER: Rebecca’s Lost Journals by Lisa Renee Jones is a must read for everyone hoping to learn what is behind Sara’s obsession in finding Rebecca and the world in which she has been pulled
Click HERE for my reviews of REBECCA’S LOST JOURNALS 1-4 (Inside Out Novellas)