Name: Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Genre: New Adult, Intrigue
Release Date: 22nd July 2013
Rating: 3½ out of 5 stars
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Well this tells the story of Amy, who is on the run for some unknown reason, and at the start of the book she is told by her handler that she has been found and that she must leave for Denver, that she has a new identity and apartment waiting for her there. While at the airport waiting for her flight she meets the eyes of Liam Stone, a sexy architect, and they find themselves equally attracted to each other. Liam sees an opportunity to spend more time getting to know her when he sees her waiting for a taxi and takes her to her apartment himself and manages to infiltrate himself into her new life. Amy tries to resist him but finds him almost irresistible and before she knows it, they are in a passionate relationship. But not everything is as it seems…
I felt slightly disappointed after reading this, and that was knowing that it was going to be in two parts. I think it was the fact that we never actually learnt anything of importance about Amy. We see flashbacks of what made her run in the first place but it’s not enough to make us understand why and the bigger: what happened.
I must say I was seduced by one Liam Stone almost from the first encounter. Girls, he is hot! He just had this way about him that was incredibly sexy, a lot of the time in the bedroom, but sometimes outside of it too. At this point I think I should warn you, it contains quite a lot of sex.
Then there’s the mystery of Jared. Where does he fit into it all? He’s another hot one girls! We don’t see as much of him as we do Liam but there’s something about him too, that I like. Some mystery surrounding him, too.
There’s a lot of mystery and intrigue in this story and it gets worse (can’t think of a better word choice) throughout when things don’t work out how you expect and you are constantly wondering how it’s all going to come together.
The only real let down for me was not finding more out about Amy’s past but I’m sure it will be covered in the second, Infinite Possibilities, due out later this year.
Next review(s): Undecided