Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Escaping Reality, by Lisa Renee Jones

4 out of 5 stars

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ARC received via netgalley in exchange for an honest review...

Lara, who now goes by Amy has been on the run for the last 6 years.  New York City has become her most recent "home."  She's made friends, has a job she actually loves until one night a note taped to a bathroom mirror has her on the run again.  She is forced to walk away from everyone and everything, leaving no trace behind she heads to the airport to catch a flight which will take her to Denver, CO.

While en route to her new "home" Amy meets architect prodigy and billionaire Liam Stone.  For reasons she cannot begin to comprehend she finds herself inexplicably drawn to this stranger.  He challenges her, helps keep her monsters at bay. She is clearly attracted to him and he to her but she knows after the flight she must never see him again.  

Liam is a man who knows what he wants and will not stop until he has it, and what he wants is Amy.  Upon landing in Denver he insists on taking her to her new apartment, then he insists on walking her up.  Amy wants to say no, she knows she needs to say no but in the end she allows herself one night with Liam.  One night to escape her reality, because when she is with him nothing else matters.  

One night turns into another night and another.  Amy tries to end things, but Liam knows it's not what she wants and won't allow her to walk away.  He seems to know she is on the run, but doesn't press her for reasons nor does he ask questions.  Amy on the other hand isn't sure how much longer she can keep up the lies, will she come clean or will she run away?

This was my first Lisa Renee Jones book and I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery that surrounds both Amy and Liam.  The entire book I was running from theory to theory as to who Amy really was, what happened 6 years ago that's forced her into hiding, who is after her and why?  Does Liam really care for Amy, is he connected to her past, what will he do if she tells him the truth?  Honestly I thought I had a pretty good idea where the story was going but then the cliffhanger ending hit me head-on and now I have no idea what to think about either of them.  I CANNOT believe the ending!  It left me wanting more, needing to know more, even more invested in the story than I was at the half way point.  I am definitely looking forward to the sequel, Infinite Possibilities, which is due out next month.    

At the moment you can get Escaping Reality for $.99, which in my opinion is a real deal for a book that is so full of mystery and suspense with a good dose of steam!  Amy and Liam seem perfect for each other in every way, so different yet so much alike.  Both hiding from things in their past but finding the perfect escape in each other.  He is all dominate male one minute and then incredibly sweet and romantic the next.  I genuinely feel as though these two are falling in love, maybe that wasn't the plan and who knows what's going to happen in the sequel with the ending of Escaping Reality, but I'm hoping, fingers crossed, these two find a eventually find a HEA together!

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