IF I WERE YOU by Lisa Renee JonesIf I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out #1
Published by Gallery Books on March 12th 2013
Pages: 352
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, General, Romance, Suspense
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In the bestselling style of Fifty Shades of Grey, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones delivers sexy thrills and heart-pounding sensuality—in a tantalizing page-turner in which the eyes of a high school English teacher are opened to a world she never knew existed, and a passionate craving within that she never knew she possessed.

The journal comes to Sara McMillan by chance, when she unexpectedly inherits the key to an abandoned storage locker belonging to a woman named Rebecca. Sara can’t resist peeking at the entries inside…and finds a scintillating account of Rebecca’s affair with an unnamed lover, a relationship drenched in ecstasy and wrapped in dark secrets.

Obsessed with discovering Rebecca’s destiny after the entries come to an abrupt end, Sara does more than observe the players in the woman’s life; she immerses herself in the high-stakes art gallery world Rebecca inhabited—and is magnetically drawn to two men. Which one will seduce Rebecca with his masterful and commanding touch and bring her fantasies to exquisite life? On a daringly erotic escapade, Sara follows Rebecca’s path to fulfill her own hidden longings. But after she tastes the forbidden pleasures Rebecca savored, will Sara be helpless to escape the same submissive fate?

Reading time 3 mins

This book had a great premise. If I Were You was an erotic mystery. I didn’t like how predictable this book was. Everyone wants Sara, and she is a bit like that girl from 50 shades, completely clueless. The sex was great, but the thing is that I didn’t like Sara, so the story was kinda ruined for me.

Sara’s neighbor is a storage war junkie and starts to buy storage units of her own to find treasure. She elopes right after buying a unit with some juicy journals of a woman named Rebecca writing about her sexploitations. She leaves it to her friend Sara. Sara becomes intrigued enough to embark on a quest to find the girl and give her stuff back, or something like that. Sara is a school teacher who just happens to be an art lover. Coincidentally, the girl worked at an art gallery so Sara goes there and gets a job. She abandons her life and meets rich powerful men and gets involved with a sought after artist who, until Sara, can’t seem to commit. Maybe she just wanted to stalk the girl’s life.

This book gives no answers to any of the questions it proposes. We never find out who the man is that Rebecca is having such great sex with. Sara is annoyingly good at sales and her boss takes a liking to her. Sara just happens to get a famous artist, Chris, to give her everything and offer her a life of money and fame. Sara just wants to be a good employee to her boss Mark, who is bit controlling. Does that sound realistic. No, it doesn’t. None of this is believable.

I don’t understand what Sara would say to Rebecca once she found her. “Hi, I read and memorized some of your journals. Do you want your stuff back?” I read this entire book right up to the cliffhanger ending and I just felt meh about it. This just wasn’t a great read for me.

My Rating

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES, and is now in development by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland, Austin Powers, Must Love Dogs) for cable TV. In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today lists.

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

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