ARC review: Escaping Reality (The Secrer Life Of Amy Benson)

ARC REVIEW: Escaping Reality
 Escaping Reality
(The secret life of Amy Benson)
By Lisa Renee Jones
Ebook- 252 pages
Published: July 22, 2013
Infinite possibilities….Infinite passion…..Infinite danger….
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 want to start by saying, I did not in ANWAY expect to like this book. I read too many reviews that put me off. But, ooohhh my goodness look at that sexy man up there I so kindly posted for you! He is all I could see while reading this novel and I loved every minute of being in my head with him!

Amy Benson is deeply troubled. Tragedy struck at the age of 18 when she was known as Lara. Her life is in danger, she is on the run, and given a whole new identification. The sucky part?!?! She doesn't understand any of it. She can't remember anything that happened and has no idea who or what wants her. The biggest question is, do they want her dead or a live???? 

Fast forward six years Amy is living her life normal or at least as normal as someone can in her position. She works for a musuem amd is at an event when her life is about to once again be turned upside down
She enters the bathroom and finds an envelope with her name on it. She is told shes been found and must flee to Denver!!!

At the airport is when we meet the sexy and wonderful hunk of a man, Liam! They have this instant connection that is so electrifying that even I felt it in the pits of my stomach!

This is a New Adult novel so of course we have some super intense love scenes! Most new adults I have read are more erotic so reading this book was a relief for me. The scenes were sensual and passionate and very tastefully developed. Another thing I like is the sex didnt take over the story in this novel. I have been having that problem with a lot of new adults lately. I hate how the sex takes over the story. Lisa Renee Jones has the perfect balance in this book. 

I usually despise heros like Liam, he is rich, powerful, and demamding. But in the case of Amy and her safety, I totally understand and am a little envious of the protection she has. I mean this man would do anything to make her safe, how is that not sexy?!?! 

Now Amy did piss me off a time or two. I wanted to slap her a few times. I got tired of her repeatedly going back and forth with trusting Liam, that is a biased opinion because I love the man! But really how many times she repeats herself gets annoying. I understand that Liam is put in danger because of your decisions I dont need to be reminded every 5 min. 
Otherwise this book was Perfect!

Oh and if you read this novel I promise you will never look at the PI symbol the same (warning: will cause your stomach to do somersaults)

I Recieved this novel through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review


  1. Oh gosh I hated Amy on some parts even more in Bk 2! My thing with this was I had more questions in the end than when I started. Barely any answers

  2. Oh, Thursday my review of book 2 will go live. I totally agree with you about Amy. I wanted to slap her at times in bk 2 because she was so annoying and just careless. In bk 1 she was this badass amd careful etc. I also didnt like being in her head in bk2 with how much she second guessed herself


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