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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Blog Tour Review: CarolKat Reviews Being Me by Lisa Renee Jones

Publisher: Gallery Books
Series: Inside Out #2
Format Read: Trade paperback
Source: Meryl L Moss Media in exchange for an honest review.
Release Date: June 11, 2013
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Blurb from goodreads:

The sexy second installment in the Inside Out erotic romance trilogy, following If I Were You—in the seductive tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.  

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? 

CarolKat's Thoughts:

Once again the book opens with one of Rebecca’s journal entries. I was prepared this time and did not freak out. Then we continue exactly where “If I Were You” ended.

I swear I almost had an anxiety attack with Sara as she deals with the darkness we had left her in. Once out she gets a call from Chris and one of my favorite conversations in this book ensues:

“I… I wish you were here.”

“I am here, Baby,” he says, and I think, I hope, I hear a note of his own emotions etched deep within his words. “I’m at your front door. Open up.”

This leads us into more complications and revelations that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The animosity between Mark and Chris, Sara’s insistence on being her own person and the realization that Ella may be missing as well keeps the tension high.

We discover the darkest secrets of Chris and Sara in this book. I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome of all of this and love that Chris hires Walker Security to protect Sara and investigate Rebecca’s disappearance. Fellow readers will recognize this company from Lisa’s Tall, Dark, and Deadly series.

Where is Rebecca? Where is Ella? Can Sara and Chris make their relationship work? Some answers are revealed others not yet.

I still don’t have adequate words for all the feelings that ran through me as I read this book. I laughed, I cried, I panted and held my breath. I am dying for the next book and was delighted to see there is a Novella from Mark’s point of view coming out next month. That will definitely get me through to the release date in September. Five stars for another suspenseful, steamy, gripping novel.


  1. I am really beginning tho think I need to read this. Both of them. Wonderful review.

  2. Sounds like a really emotional story!


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