Thursday, October 24, 2013

Will the real Amy Bensen please stand up?

“Escaping Reality”

(The Secret Life of Amy Bensen) Book 1

By Lisa Renee Jones

Date Published: July 22, 2013
Review by Wendy Dawn

“In Summation”:

Infinite possibilities....

Infinite passion.....
Infinite danger....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?

“The Reviews are in”:

      Intrigue, secrets and incomplete memories…this story has it all. In addition, not to mention a hot billionaire architect, that is dominate and irritable. This story will keep you on your toes guessing and you still will not figure it out!
     Characters are written in a way you fall in lust with all the men and want to save Amy from whatever tragedy lurks in her past. Never a boring moment in the story. Each character enhances the plot and gives just one more piece to the puzzle of the big picture.
     Seeing such a scared and carefully guarded woman fall under a dominant’s spell is truly enjoyable. As Liam peels back each layer of Amy’s resolve and pulls her closer into his world and protection, Amy can breathe. For the first time in her life, she begins to trust and the memories start flooding back.

     “You think you’re alone but you aren’t.”
“Because I have you now?” “Yes. I know you don’t believe that, but you will. Soon, baby, you will.” ~ Liam to Amy

       Liam definitely knows how to push Amy’s buttons physically. A dominate man is just what Amy needs to get her mind on what her body craves and desires. Moreover, Liam can deliver her desires and then some! Her new apartment is truly christened! Some of the scenes are so hot you will blush as you read them!
     Many odd characters pop into Amy’s life. Jared is her across the hall neighbor, from her home state of Texas. Meg, who works at the law office that holds the lease to her apartment, gives her work from her out of the country boss.

     “Life is as perfect as a hot man in a pink hat, if you know what I mean.”
I try to picture Liam in a pink hat and she is right. It’s just wrong. ~Meg and Amy talking about men and how both women are new to town.

       Even though Amy begins to let down her guard somewhat, she still keeps her suspicious nature. Being cautious will keep her alive and in the game until she can find out just what the game is and why she is playing or being played.

     Be on the look out for the next book in the series “Infinite Possibilities”. Without spoiling it for you, the first book is a cliffhanger. It ends leaving infinite possibilities…

The Ratings*:

Hero: 4
Heroine: 4.75
Story/Plot/HEA: 4
*The rating system is based on 1-5, 5 being the best and 1 the worst.
Hero - The main male character of the story. Heroine - The main female character of the story. Story/Plot/HEA (Happy Ever After) - The over all story line and culmination of the main plot or theme.

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