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Being Me by Lisa Renee Jones

5 Hockeystyxxx

Warning this review does contain spoilers:

Temptation. Desire. Indecisions. Danger.

Sara McMillan had faced all of these feelings and more as she worked through her relationship with Chris Merit but it was the distraction of the diary her friend Ella had found in the storage locker that consumed her thoughts when she wasn’t devoured by the passion of their relationship. The thought of discovering who it was that Rebecca had called Master and where she had disappeared to was a desperate and all-consuming thought in her mind. Returning to the locker where Rebecca’s life was in storage, caught up in her own questions about Chris’ life and what he really wants from her only intensifying, everything goes dark. Someone has something to hide besides the missing woman and Sara’s fears as well as Chris’s are that she has stumbled into something much more sinister. Chris’ sudden return from his trip couldn’t have come at a better time. Sara needs him but even after she agrees to staying at his place while they investigate she won’t leave her job behind at the gallery. Even after he confirms that the Master in Rebecca’s journals is who she suspects. Confronting her boss at work, Sara needs confirmation she is there for more than a pull toy to be tugged between two men. Two men who were once friends and shared a past. He wants her and will use praising her in the job she wants to do it. Pulled between Chris and Mark Sara struggles with her feelings for both despite knowing which man already owns her heart. If only she could open up her mouth and admit that she already belongs to Chris…but after the journal she can’t honestly belong to anyone. Despite her insecurities she IS WITH him. Hopefully that will be enough. Meeting Ryan Kilmer she realizes it to be another test of Marks, but instead he sets her at ease but the meeting with Ricco, was something different, even though she had initially trusted the man. With a body guard following her for her peace of mind the meeting goes better than expected but with the sudden appearance of the man waiting outside everything changes. Chris waiting on outside, blowing off his meetings for her, sets something new off in their relationship. Mark has been outright in his desire to mold her but Chris holds her heart even though the trust is not entirely there yet. Going away with him, letting his investigators look into both Rebecca and Ella’s disappearances. Things seem to be going well until the news of a young boy Chris has let get under his skin is losing his battle with Cancer. His darkness threatens but Sara pulls him back only to be confronted with her own demons. Facing two men who hurt her in the past she struggles with her own darkness and has to make a choice which man to lean on. Chris can’t allow her to leave but he also has to struggle to keep himself together. They will have to work at it but things don’t go smoothly when he once again won’t give her the honest truth about his connection with Rebecca. Running to Mark once again, after almost giving in to him and Ryan, the truth there is even uglier when revelations about Rebecca are revealed and she stares death in the face as her involvement with both men triggers events that bring all of their combined fates into play.

I anxiously awaited this book from the very minute I finished If I Were You. Actually holding on to my opinion so as not to let lose a torrent of spoilers was hard when I received an early e copy. Very hard! Being Me is beyond what I expected from Ms. Lisa and that is saying a lot since I always expect perfection from her stories and am never disappointed. Sara, the quiet kindergarten teacher has always tried to shy away from the world that she is now wrapped up in but with each day she realizes that she needs not only the job but the dominant men in her life. Sara faces a myriad of emotional and physical choices in both her personal and professional life as she opens up her life to Chris and stands beside him as he reveals the darkness inside of him. Chris is even darker this time around which I loved. The rich, casual, devil-may-care persona reveals cracks especially when he has to face the mortality of someone he cares for, something he chooses to do in his own way, potentially pushing Sara into the arms of another who does not deny his attraction which amps up the tension to a peak that forced me into a book hangover because I couldn’t put it down. BTW….. book hangovers are always good! Answers to many of the questions readers were left pondering are answered in this book but many more are opened wide and help the story evolve and even more are answered in the series of journal entries that give the reader a fascinating look at what similarities Rebecca and Sara have as she writes her innermost feelings down before her disappearance. This story is above and beyond most others who have been grouped into this category of erotica. Lisa weaves a tale that grips you in its emotion then ties you up and binds you to the characters as they submit to their passions, fears and love.

I need to add that this book, series, has been optioned by Starz to be a extraordinary television experience. I for one… cannot wait!

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Once a Brat by Kim Dare

4 Hockeystyxxx

Marcus Tremayne got the nod that his “stalker” was at Spread Eagle again making him more than a little uncomfortable. Maybe using him to vent some of the anger he had stirred up these last few weeks would scare the sub away once and for all and he could have a little fun while he was at it. Bret Daniels was not only angelic looking the boy was a newbie too. This could be really what he needed.
Bret knew at 20 that he was gay and he knew that making his New Years resolution to submit was exactly what he wanted and needed in his life. Seeing Marcus almost immediately upon entering the club for the first night only solidified his resolve. He had never submitted to anyone but Marcus was definitely the one he wanted to learn from.
Following the first rule was hard and Bret knew that speaking out of turn to the other Doms was going to get him in trouble. Hopefully good trouble, the trouble he came here to find in the first place. Bret was a brat but Marcus found himself looking for him every day. He had told him to stay away but there was something about the brat that had him wishing he had never told him to wait the week before coming to see him again. Bret the brat really needed to be taken to hand and taking him home was his only choice. When their games get going it all stops suddenly when the ball hits the floor and they both suffer from what it means for their relationship.
I was really entertained by this M/M offering by Ms. Dare. Bret was cute and a little sassy, a typical brat, but he knew what he wanted and wouldn’t let Marcus say no without at least giving him a chance to prove himself. I loved Marcus as he fought with himself to stay away but their instant attraction and chemistry were too much for him not to give in to as their interactions exploded off the pages.
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Rebecca’s Lost Journals, Volume 1: The Seduction (INSIDE OUT TRILOGY)

Rebecca’s Lost Journals: The Seduction Volume 1 by Lisa Renee Jones

5 Hockeystyxxx

This review is a little different.  The book I read is a little different.  That is it’s not really a book per se.  It is a journal.  The journal that started it all.  The journal of Rebecca Mason.  One of the journals that were found in an abandoned storage locker that was auctioned off and sent another woman off on the road to her own destiny in the book If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones.   This is the first of six journal volumes that are being released to let the readers get a glimpse into the world that Sara gets wrapped up into.  If you are patiently awaiting the release of the sequels to If I Were You or even holding out for the rerelease of the print of the book that combines the world of Storage Wars with the intrigue of  Basic Instinct these journals will give you an insight that will tweak your imagination and increase your demand for more of this world.

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I want to tell you about Rebecca Mason today.  She has a talent with art but she was pursuing a different career.  That is she is a talent for recognizing art but she isn’t the greatest artist at least by her own admission.   I met her when she was our waitress, we became friends and despite giving up on her dreams a while ago I encouraged her to follow those dreams anyway.  Well, I hope we are friends after she finds out what I read in her diary. I hope she knows what she is doing and am wondering if I might want to investigate some more on the subject myself.  I mean there are some tasty bits…. Let me give you a glimpse of what I learned about Rebecca…..

Rebecca had a gift for art and a year after her mother had passed she had given up on her dreams.  Something made her take a step in a new direction; she walked into the gallery she dreamed of working at covering her uniform with her shabby coat and proceeded to put the snooty salesperson in her place.  She also found herself dumbstruck by the man who walked into the gallery.  His raw magnetism galvanized her to the spot until he asked her if she was there for the internship.  Bolting out of the place she thought she had gotten over the shock of being face to face with a man who shook her world with one look.  Plagued by nightmares about her dying mother and a run- away trolley, Rebecca doesn’t know what to think when her dreams soon begin to include the sexy stranger.  The stranger she needed to find.  Mark Compton, owner of Riptide, a famous auction house and gallery.  Her dream job and apparently her dream man.  After he tracked her down she begins a new life as intern but keeps her day job to pay the bills.

Mark totally scrambles her mind but a flirtatious friendship with the suave artist Ricco gains his respect and the hostility of her co-worker (the snobby one Mary).  Her new life and the attraction to Mark aside she couldn’t say no to hot banker guy Josh when he asks her out and comes with wine and a talent that many women would die to experience firsthand.  Nothing like having an over- abundance of admirers (lucky girl), Mark tells her he doesn’t share which sets off so many bells.  Oh and then, here comes the really good stuff…. Mark tells her he wants to Master her.  Even Josh’s talented tongue cannot get her to say no to him.  Apparently she was a natural sub and he WOULD Master her but she had never had a BDSM session before was it something she could do? Yes.  Yes she could and Mark masters her body and soul but now she had to make a decision.  When both Ricco and Josh send her flowers (again lucky girl) it makes her think about what her choices were.  Well that was until Mark makes his point in the limo waiting for her and gives her a contract.  Should she sign it or rip it up?  Rebecca decides that maybe a call to Dr. Kat will give her the answers she needs to find while Mark patiently awaits her decision.  Hopefully she can send her in the right direction.