Book Review : Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones

August 15, 2013 Book review 0 ★★½

This book frustrated the hell out of me. Part of me wants to give it one star but that isn’t a true reflection of how I felt about the whole book. Hang on, I’ll try to explain.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review : Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee JonesEscaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: The Secret Life of Amy Benson #1
Published by Julie Patra Publishing on 22 July 2013
Genres: Mystery, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 250
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley


My Recap:
Instead of a recap, I’ll show you a note the MC got at the start of the book:
“I’ve found you and so can they. Go to JFK Airport directly. Do not go home. Do not linger. Locker 111 will have everything you need.”.


My Thoughts :

That sounds intriguing, right? Amy Benson is being hunted and we don’t know by who or why. Well join the club because neither does Amy.  But worse and this is the killer part for me; even after reading this book neither do I! I’m not happy, not happy with that at all.

This book has two themes. One is full of clichés – a billionaire man falling for the MC, earth shattering sex (yawn! I’m getting so bored of this in books!), a possessive and controlling man. This part of the book I could have done without. It’s so familiar and so overdone that if it was a steak I would send it back.

The other part of the book though. The mystery, suspense part; this part I really enjoyed. I have my suspicions and I’m full of theories. I found it captivating and it kept my attention in a book that I might otherwise have not finished. I often say a book doesn’t hold the suspense well enough. However in this case Escaping Reality it held it too well!

So it’s very annoying and even shocking to find that the book closes with no answers. I feel like I got a starter in a restaurant and was shoved out the door without my main course. I have to wait for book 2 for answers. And yes I will be reading book 2, I have to know what is going on. The answers better be dazzling though to make up for the frustration that this book put me through

Who should read this book?

Honestly, I can’t recommend this book right now unless you love cliff hangers. My advise is to wait until book 2 comes and read both together. And if NA clichés annoy, then avoid. If you can cope with both of these, then fire away!

Thanks to NetGalley and Julie Patra Publishing for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.


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