Review: Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones

Posted September 16, 2013 by Ginny in Erotic Romance, Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones
Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, New Adult, Romantic Suspense
Published by Julie Patra Publishing on July 22, 2013
Format: ARC
Pages: 250
Source: Author

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Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:
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?

Ginny’s Review:

Good Quote: 
“Infinite possibilities in life. I am not sure I like that idea. How many people will I be before I die?”

I often wonder if Lisa Renee Jones starts a book off thinking, “I really want something thrown at my head today.” Because, honestly, the past several books I’ve read of hers, when I have finished the book, the cliff hanger is so huge that I want to hurl something. I LOVE her books and that is the reason why, when they end, and so abruptly, I want more immediately. I’m an addict and I need another fix! This is ridiculous.

But I digress.

I very much enjoyed this book, as I have her others. This is a new series for her, and I am anxious to see where it goes.

Again, I dislike summarizing a book when I feel that the given book description does this, so let’s skip ahead, shall we?

The opening of this book was fantastic and drew me right in. I made several notes to that effect, but you read the first two pages and already you’re on a thrill ride. Also, I enjoy the name Liam, as I am a sucker for any kind of Celtic name. I want to meet my own Liam. He’s fun, in charge and you want to follow his every whim, even when it irks you.

Amy is also a good character — she stands up for herself, though she’s running scared and she doesn’t really know why, aside from the belief that the person who was responsible for her parents’ deaths is after her. I want to know who the hell her mysterious benefactor is, and why he seems so creepy, even though she hasn’t formally met him yet… he creeps me out and he’s an almost imaginary character.

One issue I did have with the book was that, towards the beginning, Amy is “baffled by the way a man I barely know manages to be silk on my raw nerves…” This is overstated. She thinks it again and again and again. I understand getting a point across but I thought it was a bit over the line of necessary when it came to this bit of plot point. Once she finally accepts it, its goes away and everyone is happy.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book! I want more, and I don’t mean to be overstating that, but it’s true. So, Ms Jones, thank you, once again, for a fantastic book that draws me in, captivates me and then abruptly ends, leaving me out in the cold, looking at my eReader in disbelief. Bravo.

One response to “Review: Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones

  1. Kathryn

    Great review. I immediately went out and bought it. Will need something to hold my attention today, so I think I almost look forward to the cliffhanger!