The sexy second installment in the Inside Out erotic romance trilogy, following If I Were You—in the seductive tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
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?
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books, and Netgalley.)
Sara and Chris are starting out their relationship together, but it’s far from all fun and games, and both have some serious issues to deal with to make this relationship work.
Rebecca is still missing, and Sara is unable to contact her best friend Ella as well.
Where is Rebecca? Is Sara any closer to finding her? And how long will Sara and Chris’ relationship last?
This was an okay read, but for me it wasn’t as good as the first book in the series.
Sara just annoyed me in this book. She was just a bit whiney and annoying, and her constant worry and second-guessing over her relationship with Chris just got old. She also got really annoyed with him every time he tried to spend money on her. I get that she wanted to try and stand on her own two feet, but it got to the point where she was just being awkward, and was upsetting Chris because of it.
The search for Rebecca takes a bit of a back-seat in this instalment, and while she’s mentioned often enough that she’s not forgotten completely, this story focuses more on Sara and Chris’ relationship, and very little headway is made in regards to finding what has happened to Rebecca.
In terms of storyline, this book was more about Sara and Chris’ relationship, and the problems between them more than anything else. There are some fairly erotic love scenes, but nothing that really blew me away, and I just got a little sick of the constant arguing and worrying and pushing each other away. At the end of the day they need to decide whether they want to be with each other or not, and try and exist in peace for a while.
This story was okay overall, but I did feel it suffered a little from second book syndrome. So little actually happens, except for the love scenes that I don’t really feel like the story is any further along than it was at the end of book 1, which is a bit disappointing to say the least.
Overall; an okay second instalment in this erotic series.
6.5 out of 10.