ARC Book Review: Escaping Reality: The Secret Life of Amy Bensen by Lisa Renee Jones

31 Jul

Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1)


Book Description

Publication/Release Date: July 22, 2013

Recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content

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 loved 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 her guard down, 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?

ARC copy source: NetGalley

My Review


Right off the bat Jones throws us into a mystery. After only reading the first chapter I found myself asking so many questions. Who exactly is Amy? Who is she running from? What happened to her family? Who is her handler?”

Amy’s life is a big far LIE! She is on the run and sent to the airport by her “handler” to start a new life she makes eye contact with Liam, a gorgeous, extremely sexy looking man. Someone she can’t take her eyes off. And in that instant there eyes meet her life changes. Amy is extremely troubled. She has some serious skeletons in her closet but I don’t think even she knows half of them. Liam is like fresh air. He wants things to be “raw and honest” between them and Amy fights it the entire time. She wants him but is scared for him. She doesn’t know who’s after her and if they find out what will they do?

Life on the run isn’t easy. She can’t grow attachments, she needs to lead a complicated free life and Liam isn’t helping. In such a short period of time they find an intense connection to each other. She trusts him and even when she doubts certain things he finds ways to keep her distraction with his domineering personality. But Amy starts questioning everything and everyone around her.

This story is HOT and though I’m one that loves math I look at the subject in a whole new light, definitely not in a bad way. I would want to escape reality too if I had a Liam. Amazingly written! In the end none of my questions were answered, in fact I have more than I started with but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to read more.

shickedOMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!

I am still shocked at the ending, seriously OMG! And i will stop there so as not to ruin it for anyone who think this is something you would like to read. I personally recommend it.

Book 2 Infinite Possiblities will be released in October.

To learn more about New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones click HERE!

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