Sunday 11 August 2013

Being Me by Lisa Renee Jones - Review

©  Janeane

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?

 Being Me continues on where If I Were You finished - Sara is in Rebecca's storage unit looking for more journals, when the power goes out - you could practically feel Sara's heart racing from the fear as she ran out of there.

A lot of questions from If I Were You are answered in Being Me.  We find out who Rebecca's Master is, learn more about the relationship between Chris and Mark, all while Chris and Sara's relationship moves forward.

Sara is still on the hunt to find Rebecca, and still feels that she is living Rebecca's life - the parallels between the two are scary at times. She is also trying to track down Ella, who went on her honeymoon  and has not been heard from in weeks.

I love how Chris gets involved with the Rebecca and Ella searches - even though he is more doing it to keep Sara out of it than to help Sara.

Chris is pushing Sara for more in their relationship - all while shutting down and keeping her out when bad things happen.  Yes, Sara wants to keep her independence from Chris, but his shutting her out is not what she wants.
We learn that Mark wants Sara and would do what it takes to have her.  But I loved the softer side we learn of Mark when Sara and Chris' relationship hits a bump.  I loved the way he looked out for her - well, except for the "incident" with Ryan.

The support characters all had their part to play - Ava, Ricco, Ryan.  Some good, some not so good, but all integral to the story.

The question of "what happened to Rebecca" is finally answered - wow, that was not what I expected!  Mark opens up t Sara about his relationship with Rebecca, the softer side of him shining through.

There is drama, there is tragedy, there is love.  

I completely adored this book - though the first few chapters did drag on a little bit.

If you like a steamy read with a bit of mystery, I suggest this series.  But read them in order with Rebecca's Lost Journals in between (thanks Natasha is a book junkie for the graphic)