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Erotic Romance Review: Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones

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


Egalley thanks to Julie Patra Publishing

Synopsis from Goodreads
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?

Amazon  US | Amazon kindle US($0.99)/UK(£0.77) | The Book Depository US/UK | Fishpond

 8.5/10

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Miss Jones has a lovely way of writing compelling erotic thrillers. This was her second series I started, and despite having some minor issues with character inconsistency, I really enjoyed reading about Amy Bensen's life and her various secrets.


We meet Amy for the first time, receiving a mysterious note at her new workplace in a New York museum. It tells her to run again. Straight away there is a mystery. Who is Amy running from all her life? Is she in some kind of witness protection program?

At the same time the lack of stability and her inability to trust someone, to make friends, creates a very vulnerable young woman which is picked upon by a brilliant, up and coming architect, Liam Stone, who shares first class seats on the plane to Denver with Amy.

Liam is a very dominant young man, but he is not obviously pushy and perhaps exactly that dominant side of his reaches to Amy's need to be protected and sheltered. She on the other hand is freaking out, because she has attracted attention of someone rich and famous, which is exactly what she doesn't need while she is on the run.

Their whole relationship is a one big scary mess of lies. Amy can not tell Liam who she really is and tries to break up with him every time something spooks her. At the same time there is an insane chemistry between them plus her emotional vulnerability that makes her want to stay close to him.

Add to it strangers who are not what they seem and this whole mystery which we are given only bits and pieces of, and this whole scenario drives you bonkers.

Escaping Reality left me a bit torn and unsure if I enjoyed it or disliked it, but it also made me want to find out what's going to happen next with Amy Bensen, and that is what you want from a good book, n'est-pas? Recommended with slight reservations.

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Всё же хорошие у Лизы Рене Джоунс выходят эротические триллеры. Это уже вторая серия писательницы, которую я начала читать.

Книга начинается с записки, которую Эми получает на своей новой работе в нью-йоркском музее. Записки, которая говорит "Я нашёл тебя, значит найдут и они. Беги." У читателя сразу же возникают вопросы - от кого Эми бежит? Она что находится в какой-то программе по защите свидетелей?

Эми выходит из музея, садится в такси, приезжает в аэропорт и отправляется в Денвер в состоянии паники и полной депрессии, так как ей опять придётся начинать всё сначала, а она настолько от этого устала, что находится на грани нервного срыва.

Именно эту эмоциональную хрупкость видимо и видит в ней доминант и блестящий, молодой архитектор - Лайам Стоун, её сосед по рейсу, которого физически очень влечёт к Эми и которому очень хочется ей помочь и её защитить. Они начинают бурную любовную связь, но у Лайама плохое прошлое (что весьма характерно для такого рода книг), а Эми постоянно что-то от него скрывает и шугается от каждой тени, пытаясь прервать с ним отношения.

Добавьте к этому странные события, постоянную паранойю и соседей, которые совсем не те люди, которыми притворяются, и книга читается довольно быстро несмотря на типичные для жанра клише. Мне понравилось, узнать что произойдёт с Эми дальше очень хочется, ркомендую.
 
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