If I Were You

If I Were You How it all started One day I was a high school teacher on summer break leading a relatively uneventful but happy life Or so I told myself Later I d question that as I would question pretty much eve

How it all started One day I was a high school teacher on summer break, leading a relatively uneventful but happy life Or so I told myself Later, I d question that, as I would question pretty much everything I knew about me, my relationships, and my desires It all began when my neighbor thrust a key to a storage unit at me She d bought it to make extra money after watcHow it all started One day I was a high school teacher on summer break, leading a relatively uneventful but happy life Or so I told myself Later, I d question that, as I would question pretty much everything I knew about me, my relationships, and my desires It all began when my neighbor thrust a key to a storage unit at me She d bought it to make extra money after watching some storage auction show Now she was on her way to the airport to elope with a man she barely knew, and she needed me to clear out the unit before the lease expired.Soon, I was standing inside a small room that held the intimate details of another woman s life, feeling uncomfortable, as if I was invading her privacy Why had she let these items so neatly packed, possessions that she clearly cared about deeply, be lost at an auction Driven to find out by some unnamed force, I began to dig, to discover this woman s life, and yes, read her journals dark, erotic journals that I had no business reading Once I started, I couldn t stop I read on obsessively, living out fantasies through her words that I d never dare experience on my own, compelled by the three men in her life, none of whom had names I read onward until the last terrifying dark entry left me certain that something had happened to this woman I had to find her and be sure she was okay.Before long, I was taking her job for the summer at the art gallery, living her life, and she was

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  1. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series Suzanne Todd producer of Alice in Wonderland on the INSIDE OUT series Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense Sara s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy a modern girl we all can identify with.In addition to the success of Lisa s INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St Martin s Press.Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women s Magazine In 1998 Lisa was listed as the 7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.Lisa loves to hear from her readers You can reach her at lisareneejones and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

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  1. 5 big shiny starsI ve read a lot of good books lately and only given them 4 stars To give a book 5 stars, it s got to totally consume me, to get deep under my skin and this book definitely did that I need to feel the intensity of the character s passion, the ferocity of their feelings and the depths of their despair and it s all here in this book It owned me It would be easy just to sit here and rain down superlatives but I ll try to be constructive.The problem with picking up the first of a tr [...]

  2. This is a book that I ve seen around for a long time I ve wanted to read it, but never got around to it until now I have to say that it was worth the wait This story has completely monopolized my thoughts since I started this series.Part romance, part mystery, If I Were You tells the story of a schoolteacher turned investigator by chance When Sara s best friend, Ella, gifts her the contents of a storage unit that she purchased at an auction, Sara becomes obsessed with finding out what happened t [...]

  3. Something has happened to Rebecca, and I have to prove it That s why I m here No other reason.That s right, girl Stick to your guns Or not Well, at least you lasted a day or two before you cracked Way to stay strong.I almost didn t read this book The summary blurb really made me not want to read this book.2.5 stars What is it with everyone these days trying to sell their book as the next something Whether it s the next Harry Potter, the next Hunger Games, etc Everybody seems to want to cash in o [...]

  4. DO YOU REMEMBER TIGER, MARK S ATTORNEY, FROM INSIDE OUT HE HAS HIS OWN BOOK Check out the details on the WHITE LIES DUET BELOW book one, PROVOCATIVE, is available now, and book two, SHAMELESS, is out on July 11th PLUS if you pre order book two you get a FREE EBOOK details below BUY PROVOCATIVE AVAILABLE NOW Book one in the sexy and intense new White Lies duet from New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Renee Jones There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, tha [...]

  5. DNFing this bitch at 31%I m looking around for things to clean instead of reading That s a bad sign I can t take any.Get this There is something very sexy about a man like Mark Compton in control, but sexy or not, it s also quite uncomfortable for all kinds of reasons I ve found better left under the rug Comfortable is overrated, a voice in the back of my head screams.I want to smack her.Sara friend and neighbor gets into buying up storage buildings She buys one that has some art work and journa [...]

  6. GAH NONE OF MY QUESTIONS WERE ANSWERED and I literally mean none of them lip quiver I feel a little cheated I mean, it was a really good book it totally hooked me into the story, made me care about the characters, got me all hot and bothered, and filled my mind with approximately 4 bajillion questions and theories and then left me hanging O_O I don t really know what to say I feel like I know about as much now as I did at the beginning of the book People arent always what they seemThe art does n [...]

  7. ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS 20 FREAKING 13 THAT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL If you are my friend it is a prerequisite that you tell me when there is a cliffhanger I mean a real cliffhanger with no closure and I have to wait 5 flipping months to find out what the heck happens next GAH Okay, now that I have my tantrum out of the way I can honestly say IF I WERE YOU was amazing yes, AMAZING For all of you who may be avoiding this book because of the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY reference in the book s description, just get [...]

  8. HOLY MOTHER OF CLIFFHANGERS When I finished this story last night or should I say this morning around 3 A.M I really really wanted to go to sleep but I just HAD to start the next book because I was pretty much like thisYep, that s how desperate I was to find out what would happen next Other than this being a real page turner for me, I really enjoyed reading this book It was captivating, intriguing, seductive and had all the right ingredients to keep me up late at night so I could finish reading [...]

  9. 5 Big StarsLisa Renee Jones If I Were You is the first book in The Inside Out Trilogy I found it to be extremely suspenseful and captivating, while giving me an incredibly seductive, sexy read I was enthralled from the very first page Sara McMillin is a high school teacher on summer break Art is her true love, but she s settled for a career that ensures a big enough pay check to make ends meet Her life is pretty uneventful until her good friend and neighbor, Ella, thrust a key to an abandoned st [...]

  10. The next it book.I m pretty sure amazeballs just exploded amazejuices all over the pages At first I had a big OS moment, thinking I had been seduced by yet another synopsis I just couldn t get into the first couple of chapters But by chapter 5, it got into me It got into me fasthard I m so glad I didn t give up on this book.I m giving this book a standing O it s only fair that I return the favor OH OH OH MY GOD I ve been seduced by something dark, thrilling and totally addictive A few of the rev [...]

  11. WHAT IN THE FUCKING CAPITAL THATS NOT HOW YOU END A BOOK AND LEAVE THE READER HANGING LIKE THAT ITS LIKE BEING DENIED AN ORGASM AFTER YOU VE COME SOOO CLOSE TO IT I need to get my shit together , its late and I m gonna get me some sleep ,If possible EDIT 08 26 2012 Cue Nine Inch Nails Me I m not OH HOLY MOTHER OF ALL THINGS SANEAND INSANE I M IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK THE STORY Sara McMillan is a boring high school English teacher That is , until she finds the journal of Rebecca Mason Life takes an [...]

  12. This book THIS BOOK That s it That s my review I can t form coherent thought All I can do is think of a ridiculous string of profanities that I want to yell while jumping up and down and running around in a circle waving my arms like wacky inflatable arm flailing tube man If I Were You was effing amazing AH MAAAAAZING I know there are people comparing it to Fifty Shades and I can see the similarities, what with all the HOT SEX, but really, this story is completely different and I loved every sec [...]

  13. 4 Erotically Suspenseful StarsEverything I do is calculated and with purpose You ll learn that sooner of later.If I had read this book when it first came out a couple years ago, it would have easily been 5 stars Having had quite a few books in this genre under my belt, I can t say that it was an all encompassing 5 star read, but it was definitely a very strong 4 stars I loved the combination of suspense, romance, and mystery here I can tell you I was definitely hooked from the first few pages.It [...]

  14. 3.5 starsSara McMillan becomes enthralled reading a stranger s journal that her neighbour got from a storage sale The journal belongs to Rebecca Mason and details Rebecca s pull into a darkly erotic and possibly dangerous relationship Deciding that her possessions and journals should be returned, Sara tries to track down the missing Rebecca She finds out that Rebecca works for Allure Art Gallery, San Francisco s largest and most prestigious gallery But when told that Rebecca is on leave, Sara a [...]

  15. I know I m going one amongst the minority when I say this But I honestly can t STAND to read another word from this predictable mystery slash good old erotica novel any PNo seriously, you re going to have to shoot me.In fact I freakin insist.Honestly, I think I m quite done with reading books with the exact same concepts.One damaged billionaire Check An Art Freakin gallery Check One annoying sex crazy YET virginal heroine Double Check To me, this book was nothing but another sad attempt to recre [...]

  16. A Strong 4.5 StarsHe shoved me against the wall and then tore down my panties His lips pressed close to my ear, his breath hot on my neck, as he said, you know the rules, you know I have to punish you Fans self Holy hell This book exceeded my expectations The storyline was unique for it was two stories woven into one We have Rebecca s journals, which are the catalyst for the whole thing, and then there s Sara s side Aside from Rebecca s journal entries, this tale is told in Sara s POV Sara s mee [...]

  17. I just finished the audiobook the last little bit on my drive down to Carmel today Thanksgiving Day I LIKED THIS BOOK MUCH MORE THAN I EXPECTED why 1 I loved the intimacy of the 3 main characters voices 2 I could visualize SF The streets the dance clubs the dancing the girls living conditions3 I liked their 3 very different personalities and their friendships hardships challenges

  18. I don t want to be a grumpy reviewer but it s happening.SPOILERS in this review.I don t know how to review it I m gonna sliiightly rant I think but I don t know I didn t hate it I liked the story, I just felt that it was abandoned about halfway through because Sara got distracted by the pretty Mr Merit I m a bit like, huh I hate stupid characters Sara in particular drove me insane.So Sara finds some journals, and they belong to Rebecca a woman she has no knowledge about apart from what she has r [...]

  19. 4.5 mysterious, captivating, sultry stars Sara McMillan lives the life of an English teacher, five years celibate and just gets through life Her mother has passed and she detests her father When her friend Eva gives her the keys to a storage unit she won at auction, she s intrigued to find out all about the owner of all the personal effects in this unit especially the erotic journals she left behind Rebecca Mason appears to have just disappearedleaving behind her story of erotic pain, control an [...]

  20. THIS IS AN ADULT BOOK, 18 YEARS OR OLDER CONTAINS MATERIAL NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG ADULTS OH MY FLIPPING GOD THIS BOOK IS SO MUCH MORE THAN FIFTY SHADES AND BASIC INSTINCT Man where to begin with this review I have read a lot of erotica and adult books lately but I have to say That Lisa has added some things to her story that stands out among the rest I did not feel like I reading about Fifty and I sure as hell did not thing basic instincts because this story really has so many dimensions to it I [...]

  21. Review posted at Swept Away By RomanceIf I Were You is the first in a seductively mysterious new trilogy by author Lisa Renee Jones This story had me intrigued at the first page and absolutely hooked by the third Sara McMillan is a highschool teacher on summer break Like many with an advanced education in the arts, she was forced to give up her dream of a career in the art field in order to make a living wage While she enjoys teaching, it has never replaced her passion for the art world By chanc [...]

  22. So I may have what might be construed as a small erotica problem Now that I ve started reading this shit, I can t stop It s like watching Basic Instinct I know I m not really supposed to be completely fascinated with Sharon Stone s tits, but I just can t really seem to help myself And there might have even been a rather brief period of time where I considered being a cop when I was younger , just so I could interrogate a nymphomaniac exhibitionist in the slight chance that she might not be weari [...]

  23. 4.5 Mysterious Seductive Stars When her best friend is whisked off to Paris for a month long honeymoon, Sara McMillan is left with a storage unit full of a stranger s belongings Sara is uncomfortable with the idea of selling the stranger s belongings so she vows to find the woman and return the contents of the storage unit to her Her only clues to finding the owner, Rebecca Mason, are through some journals that were found in with the woman s belongings After reading the journal entries and havin [...]

  24. Now be honest Tell me I am not the only one who thought of Darrell when we read that Ella found the journals in a unit she got at a storage auction But seriously now The journals that leave Sara with some unaswered questions ch as where is Rebecca and who is the mysterious master she would do anything for Sara s quest for answers leads her to Rebecca s last place of work where she has a chance encounter with a sexy artist named Chris Meritwhich leads to a steamy non relationship they both desire [...]

  25. Books should not be able to end that way I hate cliff hangers when I know I have to wait months to find out what happens This book left you with so many questions It was great though, captivating story I just loved Chris, can t wait for the next one come on February

  26. 4.5 stars D Never say never, Sara Chris All I want is here and now, this piece of time And please save the pillow talk for someone who wants it Contrary to what you seem to think, I m no delicate rose Sara There is something happening between us and I pray I was wrong last night I pray it s not the beginning of two damaged people tearing each other apart Some part of me needs Chris Maybe we need each other Sara

  27. Suspenseful and spellbindingly sensual, this story had me hooked from start to finish People aren t always what they seemThe art does not always mimic the artist You never know the real person until you slide beneath their surface Art major Sara McMillin had once dreamed of being part of that world Heartbreak and the prospect of an unstable income led her to become a high school teacher though But when her next door neighbor and best friend Ella unexpectedly elopes and leaves her with a storage [...]

  28. Sweet painful HELL Who ends a book like that Need the next one NOW We stare at each other and his scrutiny is so intense that I feel as if he s crawling inside me and searching my soul for confirmation I ve spoken the truth Woah This book was seriously intense and addicting If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones kept my attention from the first sentence all the way to the painful cliffhanger at the end Jones sure knows how to deliver a dark and erotic story filled with a cast of complicated yet allur [...]

  29. Cinquanta Sfumature incontra Basic Instinct L ho saputo fin dal primo istante che questo romanzo era un capolavoro Ho sentito parlare della trilogia appena uscita, attirata dalla cover e dallo slogan Cinquanta Sfumature incontra Basic Instinct Una creatura perversa e oscura come me non poteva non cadere in questa succulenta trappola Ho assimilato ogni parola, ogni frase, ogni emozione, ogni battito di cuore Ero l Tremavo di piacere e di ti, sudavo freddo e avvampavo Il primo impatto con Mark Com [...]

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