Tuesday, July 8, 2014


An Inside Out story, Chris's POV

In a world where my only escape has been my art, Sara has been the light in my darkness. And there is darkness, the kind of inky black that can bleed from my life to hers.

She doesn't see it. She doesn't understand what I've shown her. And my biggest fear is that soon...she will.

e-book, 60 pages
Published February 24th 2014 by Gallery
Review copy provided by NetGalley
Purchase: Goodreads | Amazon


I'm pretty sure I can speak for both of us when I say that we've been so very curious about what Chris has been thinking during this entire series and this quick novella answers my need to know. I'll admit that in the previous books we've read I've felt a range of emotions regarding his character.This novella left me feeling more and more like I like him. The concern he felt for Sara and the love he has for her felt genuine and less yo-yo-like than I'd felt in the last book.
I think we desperately needed this installment, after finishing Revealing Us. Why? It explained and showed us so much more about Chris and Ava and Isobel, and even Tristan than we understood from the small amount he told us at the end of the third book. We needed to see that incredibly wrenching scene play out...and I think you will appreciate and love it if you are a fan or a newbie to the series alike. It hurt. It was emotional. And I think Sara has the patience of a saint with putting up with these crazy rich people...but I love most of them all the same.

Not only did I feel like we received insight into his feelings for Sara but also more insight in to Amber, Tristan, and Isabel. This also was helpful and made me feel less sketchy about his past. Agreed.
Of course..there's a cliffhanger...GAH..but that's okay, the next one comes out this month! Hello Mark Compton! Mark seriously always comes in right at the end of these novellas, ups the fucking ante, and then skitters away while we're left waiting for the next one with bated breath. OMG. Mark, Mark, Mark. We need to know A LOT more about Mark! I love him even when I hate him the most, and I don't know why!
Happy reading; we hope you're enjoying this series as much as we are. Yes, yes. Have I mentioned yet how much I can't wait until this is a TV SERIES!
Shelley: 4 stars Courtney: 4 stars

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If I Were You:

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.

Being Me:

I arch into him, drinking in his passion, instantly, willingly consumed by all that he is and could be to me. . . .
Sara McMillan is still searching for Rebecca, the mysterious woman whose dark, erotic journal entries both enthralled and frightened her. Tormented by a strong desire to indulge the demands of her new boss while also drawn deeper into her passionate bond with the troubled artist, Chris Merit, Sara must face a past as deeply haunting as Rebecca’s written words. In one man’s arms, Sara will find the safe haven to reveal her most intimate secrets and explore her darkest fantasies. But is safety just an illusion, when the truth about Rebecca has yet to be discovered?
Rebecca’s Journal—A Novella:

Kept under lock and key, discovered by chance, dangerous new secrets and scintillating adventures lie within Rebecca’s private diaries—searing scenes from a passionate journey inside a world where pain is pleasure, pleasure is pain, and where every limit she once had is no more.
The Master Undone—A Novella:

I told him goodbye, and I will not call him. I know if I do, it will be my undoing, and I’ll once again be caught up in his spell. I will once again be…lost.
In her private journals, Rebecca laid bare her soul, revealing her obsession for the one man whose erotic demands captivated her imagination—and enslaved her forever. Now, with Rebecca no longer in his life, her former Master is lost—questioning everything he thought he knew about himself, and the control he holds in such high regard. One woman will reach out to heal him and then turn away, leaving him haunted. She is nothing he thought he wanted, and somehow everything he needs. He tells himself to forget her, but he cannot escape his desire for her. He has to have more...

Lisa Renee Jones  Bio:

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, Austin Powers, Must Love Dogs) 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 and USA Today lists.
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 www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.

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