Wednesday 11 June 2014

✤ If I Were You ✤ Lisa Renee Jones ✤ Inside Out #1 ✤

© Bianca   


• 384 pages 
• published September 2012
Inside Out Series #1

5 big and fat Stars ☺

When Sara McMillan finds a stack of journals in a storage unit, shes shocked and enthralled by the erotic life the writer led. Unable to stop reading, she vicariously lives out dark fantasies through Rebecca, the writeruntil the terrifying final entry.

Certain something sinister has happened, Sara sets out to discover the facts, immersing herself in Rebecca
s life. Soon shes working at the art gallery Rebecca worked at and meeting Rebeccas friends. Finding herself drawn to two dangerously sexy men, the manager of the gallery and a famed artist, Sara realizes shes going down the same path Rebecca took. But with the promise of her dark needs being met by a man with confident good looks and a desire for control, shes not sure anything else matters. Just the burn for more.



 Sara is a 28-year-old English teacher living in San Francisco. But she's not teaching because it's her passion - she's only doing it because her real passion - ART - doesn't pay the bills. She would love to work in a museum or a gallery.
And just such an opportunity arises during the summer.
Her friend and neighbor suddenly leaves to go to Europe where she's planning on marrying her older, richer boyfriend - and she leaves Sara this key to a storage unit, which she bought at some auction.
In this storage unit Sara finds diaries. Not decades old diaries of a little girl talking about puppies, but pretty new ones - which make Sara question lots of things. Lots of erotic, exciting, confusing and thrilling Questions come up.

Sara is completely fascinated by Rebecca's erotic adventures. That's why she wants to find her. Because she needs to know what happened to Rebecca. Why did the company auction off her storage unit? Where is she? Is she still alive? Was she killed? Did she elope with the hot, dominant guy from her diary?

With a bit of research Sara finds out that Rebecca works at a Gallery in San Francisco.
And because said gallery is hosting a collection of one of Sara's favorite artists, she decides to buy the expensive ticket.

Once she arrives she meets two gentlemen. The first one this extremely good looking bad boy. And the second one a really sexy guy in a suit.
(I'm not yet telling you who those two are - let's just call them BadBoy and Suit!)

Sara doesn't learn all that much about Rebecca, only that she's not working there at the moment, she's taken a leave, they say. But nobody seems to know anything, or at least nobody wants to talk about it.

And because Rebecca is horribly missed at the gallery, Sara agrees to take on her job over the summer. She's hoping to find out more about Rebecca that way - plus - she's doing a job she knows she'll love - AND - she can be in the presence of those two hot guys for a bit longer.

What will happen to Sara & Chris & Mark?
Will there be a HEA?
Will everybody die at the end?

Or will there be a horrible Cliffhanger?


l don't want to spoil anything



It was so completely different from all those cute New Adult Romances, that we love to read at the moment. But neither was it this pure erotic thing - where we're naked all the time. It was a suspenseful - very, very interesting story. I couldn't stop reading. I had to know what happened to Rebecca and I sooooo wanted to know which one of those two guys Sara would end up with - IF she ends up with one of them at all! ☺

Of course she falls in love with one of them - and there will be some very romantic moments...

 and LOTS of very erotic moments....

 Neither Sara nor the guy want something serious - pfffff not happening. They both thought that it will be just about a few sexy encounters and that's it - they'll both go their separate ways .... ☺
Even tough he tells her he's not good enough for her - she can't stay away....

Day by day Sara is being pulled deeper into this whole mess ...
What kinds of secrets are BadBoy and Suit keeping from her...and where the hell is Rebecca???

In her diaries, Rebecca tells about her BDSM experiences and Sara is completely intrigued - she likes it when BadBoy/Suit tells her what to do - even though she thought it was against her very nature. Because she promised herself to never ever let a man tell her what to do - now that's she's finally free of her Dad and her Ex.
But will the relationship with BadBoy/Suit become serious?
He's got soo many problems from his past.....


...well - the series still has a LOT of books left for us to read.... so - yeah - there's a pretty huge - suspensy cliffhanger - but fortunately for you - book #2 is already out!!!!

 You won't be able to wait to get your hands on book #2 ☺☺☺

If you like sexy mystery romances ----->>>




About Lisa Renee

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES, and is now in development by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland) for cable TV. In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today lists.

Watch the video on casting for the INSIDE TV Show:

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.