by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1
Published by Julie Patra Publishing Release date : July 22nd 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Mystery/Thriller
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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 loves 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 down her guard, 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? And what if there is more to Liam than meets the eyes?
I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I had hopes for this book. The premise had me chanting “Yes, yes yes..” and I was so anxious to start this I bumped it WAY up on the TBR pile and dived right in shortly after being approved on NG. This is one of those really good but incredibly frustrating books. I was screaming at my kindle when I finished. The “Are you effin kidding me!?” “That’s IT!?” I mean, you name it, I yelled it.
Amy is on the run. From what or who? Who the hell knows. Her only saving grace is her mysterious “Handler”, who has helped her since she started running. After receiving a note, which tells her to run and leaves vague information about her new life, Amy sets off to Colorado from New York to start over. On the plane, she meets intimidating, hansom and of COURSE, mysterious Liam. He’s charming and.. a billionaire.. The two have an instant connection and soon, Amy finds herself in a passionate affair. But things aren’t what they seem in her new life, setting Amy of a path to uncover the truth about her past and who/what she is hiding from.
The book had me paranoid. I was questioning everyone, everything and even Amy’s sanity. The mystery of her past and who she is running from is so well written, you can’t help it. Amy is smart and resourceful, but I really disliked how quick she opened up and trust Liam. Her initial thoughts to keep him at arm’s length was what I would expect from someone in her predicament, but then again; we don’t KNOW what her predicament IS. All we know, as well as Amy, is that someone killed her family and she’s in danger.
Although their relationship developed rather fast, the two are good together and had some pretty hot, intense scenes. Liam, being a control freak and is all alpha, pushes Amy is ways that I feel were GOOD for her. He was rough at times and I was applauding Amy for not taking that shit. No matter how much she liked the control in the bedroom, she was not having it otherwise, so YAY you.
The last two chapters had some serious WTF-ery going on. I was so confused, i read it twice. The very end left me reeling and I am HOPING beyond hope, that there are some really, really good explanations for what Amy had heard. I wish things would have played out different– but I don’t blame her for she felt she had to do.
Overall- I really enjoyed this one. Yes, frustrating to no end but well worth it. Fast paced, mysterious and some hot and steamy scenes, I highly recommend this one. Can’t wait for the next book, Infinite Possibilities.