Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Happy Release Day! If I Were You (Inside Out Trilogy #1) by Lisa Renee Jones

If I Were You (Inside Out Trilogy, #1)
Blurb  (from Goodreads):
When Sara McMillan finds a stack of journals in a storage unit, she’s shocked and enthralled by the erotic life the writer led. Unable to stop reading, she vicariously lives out dark fantasies through Rebecca, the writer—until the terrifying final entry.

Certain something sinister has happened, Sara sets out to discover the facts, immersing herself in Rebecca’s life. Soon she’s working at the art gallery Rebecca worked at and meeting Rebecca’s friends. Finding herself drawn to two dangerously sexy men, the manager of the gallery and a famed artist, Sara realizes she’s 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, she’s not sure anything else matters. Just the burn for more.

If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones

My rating: 4.25 of 5 stars

If I Were You (Inside Out Trilogy, #1)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Lisa Renee Jones, and her publicist.)
When Sara’s friend dumps a storage unit full of crap on her and elopes, the last thing Sara expects is for this to lead to a job opportunity. Reading some erotic diaries found in the storage unit though, Sara sets about trying to find the owner of the stuff in the storage unit in order to return it, and gets more than she bargained for.

When the owner (Rebecca) turns out to be on a limitless leave of absence from her job at an art gallery, Sara sees a way in and offers to step in for Rebecca over the summer while she herself is on summer holidays from her teaching job. Her degree is actually in art, and this kind of job would be a dream come true for her.

Another thing that Sara wasn’t counting on is Chris – a famous artist whose work is sold at the gallery where Sara begins to work. He seems to take a shine to Sara, and makes an effort to spend time with him.
Is working at the gallery really what Sara needs? What does Chris want with her? And what happened to Rebecca?

Let’s start by saying that this was a very naughty little story, and definitely an adult one!

Sara is a great character, who goes out of her way to try to find Rebecca, but is also intrigued as to who it was that Rebecca was having such a steamy affair with. She’s pretty conservative, but at the same time doesn’t shy away from the fact that she finds Rebecca’s erotic diaries a turn on.
It is difficult to really know where Sara’s passion is going to flow in this story, as not only does she have the tortured artist Chris taking an interest in her, but also the gallery owner, who certainly seems the type to dominate a relationship!

The Love scenes between Chris and Sara are very steamy, with the perfect amount of heat and teasing, and a tasty hint that things could develop further! The relationship is not 100% what Sara expected, but things progress and satisfy her immensely, and Chris manages to maintain his sexy, dark horse appeal throughout.

There is both drama and intrigue in this book, and quite a few suspense-filled moments. The ending leaves us with a bit of a cliff-hanger unfortunately, but gives plenty of excitement and suspense for the next instalment! I can’t wait to find out what happens to Sara and Chris in the next instalment, as well as getting just a bit closer to finding what happened to Rebecca!

Overall; a naughty, erotic romance, with a hint of mystery, and plenty of excitement!
8.5 out of 10.


  1. Sounds like an interesting book, I'll have to add it to my list to read!

  2. By the way, I see you have my button up, thanks!! You should add your button to my blog too. :)

  3. Nice cover! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Sarah. I wonder what might have happened to Rebecca...

  4. "a very naughty little story" Lol intriguing! I need more adult books in my life and this one had already caught my eye so I'm glad that it looks so well rounded with great steamy scenes but also a fun and engaging plot! Great review!

  5. Oh wow, this does sound steamy. The cover is just amazing. So happy to hear it was good.