ESCAPING REALITY (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1) by Lisa Renee Jones-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 22, 2013
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 down, the ghost’s 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
REVIEW: ESCAPING REALITY is the first storyline in Lisa Renee Jones’s contemporary New Adult series The Secret Life of Amy Bensen and as the series name states-Amy Bensen’s life is awash in secrets.
Lisa pulls the reader into a storyline of mystery and romance, suspense and heartache. As the tension builds, so too does the anticipation of the final revelation but like every good series the reader is left with a cliff hanger of epic proportions. Where does she go from here?
Amy is a heroine with a secret past of pain and sorrow; she is strong and resilient yet amazingly tender and vulnerable. Liam is an alpha male-who goes for what he want and he wants Amy; Amy’s presence in his life will throw our hero into a world he never expected and into a relationship where his heart will forever be tied. But is this the something or someone Liam is looking for? You can feel the heat; the sexual tension is high; and the angst and pull is palpable..
Lisa Renee’s foray into the world of New Adult romance is a fascinating look at one woman’s struggle to survive in a world of people hoping to bury the truth along with the past. In a genre where the storylines overlap in similarity, ESCAPING REALITY and Lisa Renee Jones moves to the head of the pack with her first installment in The Secret Life of Amy Bensen.
Copy supplied by the author.
Reviewed by Sandy