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?
This is erotic romance with a twist and it’s the suspense and mystery that draws me to this story. Amy is running, as she has for most of her adult life because her mystery ‘saviour’ says she must. I connected with Amy’s character immediately. Her past life, once happy and normal, is now tragic. Liam is the typical erotic male lead, rich, intelligent and predatory, he has secrets in his past that define him and make him impossible to resist, for Amy.
The erotic romance between Amy and Liam is as you would expect, in a novel of this genre, although this first book isn’t overly graphic. The power Liam exerts over Amy is a little unrealistic at times but he plays on her vulnerability, by sharing his own susceptibilities. His obvious sexual prowess makes him hard to say no to.
Mystery and menace, surrounds Amy as she comes to terms with her new life. Her elusive new boss, the overly friendly Meg and Jared, her temporary neighbour; is he her friend or something more sinister?Amy’s flashbacks, since the tragedy that started her running, are vivid and easy to imagine,
The ending is a cliff-hanger and leads nicely into book 2. ‘Infinite Possibilities’, which I am tempted to read to see what, happens next.
I received a copy of this book from Gallery Books via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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