Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen) by Lisa Renee Jones
Publication Date: July 22, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4 Stars
New Adult novel
Recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content
Book 1 of THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN Series
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?
This book drew me in and kept me on edge from beginning to end. I still don’t know what happened. Who are the bad guys? Who can Amy trust? I like a good mystery though. Amy has a mysterious and dangerous past that has kept her on the run with the help of some unnamed protector. She gets a message that she has to drop everything and leave and she does. I’m not sure why she doesn’t stop to question who or what the mysterious danger is, but maybe the next book will explain more. Liam is a sexy, dominant, billionaire Amy meets running to a new life and away from whatever danger is following her. They have an instant connection and even though Amy can’t trust anyone, she can’t help letting Liam in. This story is full of suspense, danger, mystery and romance. I was completely captivated and can not wait for the next book to hopefully get answers. The cliffhanger ending left me screaming and I might have thrown my iPad if I wasn’t afraid of breaking it, but it was a great story and I’ll be impatiently waiting for the next book in the series. I recommend this book for New Adult and Romantic Suspense lovers.
*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.