ARC Review: Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones

Posted July 19, 2013 by Angela in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones
Escaping Reality
by Lisa Renee Jones

4.5 Stars


Released: July 22, 2013
Series: The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1
Published by Julie Patra Publishing
Pages: 250
Format: ARC


“[Escaping Reality] is full of romance, mystery and a whole lot of sexy.  ” ~ Under the Covers

I have to be honest, I was not so thrilled to find out that Escaping Reality is of New Adult Genre. Though I adore, and I mean adore Ms Jones, New Adult…not so much. But Ms Jones pulled it off yet again captured my heart. I was enthralled from the beginning until the end and I’m still jonsing for more.

For the contemporary/erotica fans, do not be deterred by its genre. I honestly think this is more than a NA novel.  You wont see annoying heroines who cheats with two men with annoying angst. Amy is actually a strong heroine and knows exactly who she wants.  She is a survivor and she is willing to stand up to Liam who is a very alpha hero. A very hot and rich hero, I might add.  Don’t get me wrong, Liam gets his way too, but not without some kind of compromise. This first book of two is the build up of their relationship and a bit of their life but there is a lot left unanswered. Also, there is Jared, Amy’s neighbor who I can’t figure out his role in Amy’s life. I have no doubt we will see a lot more of him. I have to give it to Ms. Jones she sure knows how to create heroes who are hot, irresistible and men who can bring you escape from reality.

This novel is very much like Inside Out Trilogy. It is full of romance, mystery and a whole lot of sexy.  I cannot wait to read more about Amy’s story.

*Review copy provided by author

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About Lisa Renee Jones

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. 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 and she is active on twitter and facebook dail

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

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Thanks for the review Angela!

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Yesterday I finished with reading this book,and like Inside Out Series,Lisa Renee Jones once again managed to bring us a very good story that keeps our attention from beginning to end 🙂
Liam and Amy are great couple! 🙂

Thanks for the review Angela! 🙂