I’ll start by saying that when I grow up I want to write like Lisa Renee Jones. Every time I read one of her books I know I’m in for a read-a-thousand-times-over kind of book. I’m not sure how to describe her writing style because no matter how I try to put it I’d fall short. Yes. She’s that kind of author. I was first introduced to her and her books last year, and what a treat it’s been. I’ll just say I’m addicted to her writing.
Escaping Reality is nothing like I’d imagined it’d be. It’s better. Lots BETTER. For starters, Liam, the hero. OMG! He’s this guy who knows what he wants and goes after it. Nothing stops him. He’s a young, talented, famous architect, and to top it all, he’s filthy rich. He’s on his way to Denver on business when he meets Amy.
Amy is the complete opposite of Liam. She’s running away, from what exactly, she isn’t sure.
Up until that night, she’d been happy thinking everything was falling into place, when she receives a note telling her it’s time to move. People are after her. She doesn’t have much time to decide what to do. She doesn’t want to leave but if she stays she risks losing her life. If she only knew who is after her, maybe she could understand why. She doesn’t have any family left. She’s used so many different identities she has a hard time remembering–if at all–who she really is, other than her name is Amy.
When she meets Liam on her way to Denver, the attraction is instantaneous. She tries her best to stay away from him, not tell him much, but he’s not someone easy to be rid of. Then, just when she thinks she’s finally made it and on her way to start up her new life, he stops by the curve side and offers to take her home.
Though, Liam just met her (well, I think that’s what the author wants us to think, but something tells me he’s known Amy from before seeing her at the airport) he isn’t ready to walk away yet. When he sees where she’ll be living and starts discovering who’s paying for the apartment, what she’s supposed to be doing or who she’s supposed to be working with, he becomes suspicious.
Amy doesn’t want to let him help her because she’s afraid that something bad could happen to him. After all, everyone in her life has died so far. No matter how hard she tries, Liam remains by her side. The thing is she later discovers he isn’t all she thought he was, he may have a hidden agenda and she isn’t willing to stick around and find out. The question I ask myself is: Is he her handler? Argh, the waiting for book two is Killing.Me.
The sex in this book is OFF THE CHARTS! As I read this book and put together the image of the hero based on the description, I kept imagining David Gandy. And what do you know? In a brief chat with the fabulous Lisa, she shared David might have been the muse behind Liam. What a way to be inspired, don’t you think? I know I would be, too. Liam also has this Pi tattoo in his lower abdomen, making him even more delish. You’d have to read the book to know why I say so 🙂
If you’ve read Escaping Reality, I’d love to hear what you thought. If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat.