Her first novel in a new trilogy, If I Were You, has a captivating storyline, steamy sex scenes, and strong character development. Sara’s is on summer break from her teaching career, when her neighbor runs off to get married leaving Sara with the key to a storage unit, that has to be cleaned out. In the storage unit, Sara becomes immersed in this mystery woman’s life. She has furniture, art, and dark erotic journals, which appeal to Sara on an unknown level, tempting to her to discover where this woman is and what happened to her. As Sara follows the clues, she ends up discovering the Rebecca is living Sara’s dream life, in the art world.
For Sara it is a fantasy come true. She replaces Rebecca at the art gallery, under the mission to discover what happened to her, while at the same time Rebecca’s intimate journals, bring out a hidden desire in Sara. Aroused by the sexy artist Chris, Sara engages in a sexually explosive relationship that has all the push and pull, desire, friction, and range of emotions that a new relationships inspires.
Surrounded by sexy and possibly dangerous men, not knowing if Rebecca came to a deadly finale, and who is responsible, Sara places herself in the middle to discover the truth about Rebecca as well as her own sexual desires. With a well thought out plot and cliff hanging ending, the story leaves the reader panting for more. In a similar genre and style of Fifty Shades of Grey, this novel had better developed characters that had substance and merit as individuals, creative writing, and exciting sex scenes. The relationship between Sara and Chris is tumultuous, but realistic. The supplemental characters added to the story rather than distracted from it, and the pop culture references bought about some fun quirks. Overall, Lisa Renee Jones makes a brilliant start to her newest trilogy with If I Were You.
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