Sunday, November 17, 2013

Book Review: Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1) by Lisa Renee Jones

Title: Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1) 
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Publication: July 22, 2013

Publisher: Julie Patra Publishing 

SYNOPSIS: 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?

REVIEW:   Escaping Reality is the story of Amy Benson, a woman of the run from her past. Amy, once known as Lara, has her demons. Shadows of the past have kept her in hiding for the past 6 years. Fear of becoming close to others in order to protect her identity and keep those around her safe is a lonely life. 

Enter Liam Stone. Dark, sexy, with a hint of danger Liam Stone, the billionaire, has Amy feeling things that she never has before. The connection is undeniable. The passion is sizzling. But the question is: Although Amy feels as if she can trust Liam, can she really? With danger lurking around every corner and the mystery surrounding Amy's new life, can she really trust anyone?

Escaping Reality is full of intrigue, mystery, and romance. I absolutely loved both Amy and Liam and the chemistry between the two sets the book on fire. The cliff hanger had me dying to know what happened next and on the edge of my seat because I finished the book two weeks before the release of the second.  

Jones' book is a must read. I was intrigued from the first page and from start to finish, I could not put the book down. I thought it would take me two days at least to finish the book but once I started it, I had to continue and finished within a matter of hours. The suspense, the passion, the danger is a recipe for a great book and that is exactly what Escaping Reality is. 

I hope to purchase a paperback copy of Escaping Reality soon to add to my personal collection. I am also very anxious to purchase Infinite Possibilities and find out what comes next in Amy Benson's secret life. I had never heard of Lisa Renee Jones before this book, but now I am hooked! I will definitely be checking out Jones' other works in the near future.

**Review copy of Escaping Reality was provided to me by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 


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