Saturday 9 May 2015

Escaping Reality & Infinite Possibilites (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1 & #2) by Lisa Renee Jones ~ #bookreviews @GalleryBooks @SimonSchuster
Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1)


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?

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Julie Patra Publishing from 2013 and Gallery Books | Simon & Schuster from 2015 via NetGalley
Genre: Adult Erotic Suspsense
Part 1 in an ongoing series 

My Escaping Reality Review ...

Lisa Renee Jones has done it again with another who dunnit sexy suspense.  This has been on my TBR forever but once again it popped up on NetGalley so I decided it was time to finally give it a go.  I'm so happy I did as this book was fantastic and I couldn't put it down.

Amy has been on the run forever and her past is coming back to haunt her.  Now on her way to Denver she makes eyes with a mysterious gentleman named Liam Stone, who makes her heart pitter patter.  After a chance meeting the two click and Liam doesn't want to let her out of his sight.  But for poor Amy she doesn't know who she can trust.  But what she does know is that there is some serious chemistry between the two that she can't deny.

Even though Amy is floundering a bit in Denver she decides to explore things with Liam. Who introduces her to a passion she has never experienced. 

"Don't hide what you feel.  See, baby, that's the thing about fucking properly, it's raw and honest.  There's no time limit, or embarrassment, or nerves, which should exist.  It's just us fucking.  Us feeling.  Us being us together.  We leave everything else at the door."

As her and Liam explore their feelings many thing other things start to surface that aren't adding up.  Even though she can't fully let go and trust Liam she also can't deny the extreme pull that he has on her. 

"Don't give me that kind of answer.  Raw and honest, Amy.  That's what we are or we are nothing at all."

With Liam this is all new for Amy.  Since she has no trust in the other aspect of her life she finds it hard to fully trust in Liam even though he hasn't given her anything to doubt him.

" ... For us, Amy.  I don't stockpile and have women in my hotel room every night.  I don't have women to my room, or let them inside my life, at all.  Never.  Just you."

Things are heating up between the sheets and while there is shit storm brewing in Amy's life causing her wanting to run.  But where she will run? To her future, her past or will she hide all together?

"You have this deer-in-headlights look sometimes that I'm sure means you're going to run. Run to me, Amy, not from me."

Not is all that it seems for these two and then we are left with a cliffhanger. Nooooooooo!

4 Sexy Suspenseful Thumbs up!
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Infinite Possibilities (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #2)


Secrets and lies. They are everywhere: haunting her, tormenting her. In the midst of it all, he’d been her escape, her passion. The only person she’d trusted in six years. And then he’d made her doubt that trust, cutting her deeply. But as she’d once told him, she was damaged, not broken. She is ready to fight and not just for survival. She is fighting for the truth and she won’t stop until she has it, not even for…him.

Source: Kindle
Genre: Adult Erotic Suspense
Part 2 in an ongoing series 

My Infinite Possibilities Review ...

After reading Escaping Reality I immediately downloaded this book so I could find out what happens with Liam and Amy.

In Infinite Possibilities we immediately start up from the cliffhanger with Amy back on the run.  But as Liam told her, if she ran he would follow.  And follow he did.  I got to be honest I have been team Liam from the beginning so my fingers were crossed he was one of the good guys. 

 "But what we need more than anything, Amy, is each other.  I need you, baby.  I need you alive and well and in my bed and my life.  The idea of losing you is torture and it affects me but I know you aren't my properly.  You're the woman who changed me in ways I don't even fully understand." 

 As Liam breaks down Amy's walls and lets her realize that she jumped the gun in her assumptions he slowly seduces back to his side.  Finally things start to go smoothly for them.  Well relatively smooth in this rocky scenario.  Thankfully for the first time Amy is not alone and doesn't have to run or fight by herself and more.

Lisa Renee Jones has such a knack at creating intrigue with her characters while the whole time we question if Liam is a savior or a predator.  As we start to lean more to the savior side another kink in the road sends Amy fleeing again.  But this time her past comes into question and all the players are making their moves, changing the whole game.   But who can you trust???  That is what we get to find out.

"I'm infinitely yours, Liam Stone." I curl my fingers on his jaw.  "Now you say it."  "You are infinitely mine."

I truly did enjoy these books.  And now we are left with another humdinger in the end which captivates us to committing to this series as we get to find out what happens next in this sexy suspenseful tale.

4 Captivating Thumbs up!
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Forsaken (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #3)

In this third book in the sexy, suspenseful “The Secret Life of Amy Bensen” series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, we meet Amy’s brother Chad—and the woman who either loves him or wants him dead.

Six years ago, Chad’s hunt for a dangerous treasure turned deadly when his family home was set on fire, his parents killed. Faking his and his sister Amy’s death to protect her from further retaliation, he set her up in a new life with a friend’s help, letting her believe he’d died.

But now the men who hired Chad to find the treasure have found him, imprisoning and torturing him to learn where it’s hidden. A dark-haired beauty named Gia helps him escape, promising him access to his worst enemy. And as he tries to unravel the deep secrets of the past, he starts falling for her…only to discover she’s not what she seems.

Unable to trust anyone, Chad focuses on only two things: protecting his sister Amy and getting revenge. Is love even possible in the midst of heartache?

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