Escaping Reality – 5 Stars

escaping reality

Lisa Renee Jones

The Secret Life of Amy Bensen Series (Book 1)

Release Date: May 5, 2015


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book blurb

The first book in the sexy, suspenseful new The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.

His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn’t trust him. I shouldn’t tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breathe? He is what I need.

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 billionaire recluse, 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?

Infinite Possibilities (Book 2)

infinite possibilities

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Forsaken (Book 3)


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Unbroken (Book 4)


Releases on September 7, 2015

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about the author

Lisa Renee Jones

lisa renee jonesNew 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) 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 lists.

Watch the video on casting for the INSIDE TV Show:

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 and she is active on twitter and Facebook daily.

Author’s Links

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my review

5 Stars

This series was new to me even though I’m a fan of Lisa Renée Jones.  Honestly, I can’t believe I have been missing out on this set of books – reading about the Secret Life of Amy Bensen was freaking amazing. I wasn’t even finished the first book, Escaping Reality and I was on Amazon purchasing the other books in the series.

Ok – I don’t want to give anything away, even though I seriously don’t think I actually know anything because as the reader, you have absolutely no clue what the hell is going on.  NONE!!  There are just so many secrets and it is all chaotic.  Amy has been on the run for six years from an unknown bad guy.  She has one person helping her but she has no clue who that person even is.  So basically, the only one she can truly trust is herself.

It’s easy to feel empathic towards Amy’s plight and you quickly start rooting for her to get ahead. Whenever she expresses her fears about whomever is chasing her – worrying about them succeeding and whether or not anyone even notice that she is gone, you think – I will.

So when she suddenly has are all kinds of new people in her life, you’re on the edge of your seat.  Are they trustworthy?!? You’re screaming at the book – be careful!!  Except some of the people bring out intense feelings in Amy and truly make her want to let someone in.  To have a partner who will help her figure the mess of her life out. Or even someone to just be her friend because her life is incredibly lonely.  Her gut is telling her that Liam is that person but she cannot ignore the warning signs that he may be the evil she was hiding from.  You pray he isn’t – you want him to be her Prince Charming.

It’s all just simply awesome.

I devoured this book and I am craving more.  Escaping Reality’s plot is completely mysterious and that makes for totally captivating reading. It was intense. Plus the characters – Amy and Liam are red freaking hot.  The only thing that rivals their passion is their level of mistrust in one another.  The book ends on a cliffhanger and you’ll want the next book to start reading it immediately.

Definitely check this series out today!


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