I was extremely excited to receive an ARC* to read this book. I can honestly say I was not disappointed at all! Author Lisa Renee Jones has managed to create a book that is not only a well written and engaging story, but does double duty as a super-hot and sexy romance novel as well.
If I Were You has two very sexy domineering alpha males, I was drawn to both of them. One we got to know a little bit, one not so much, he is still a mystery. Sarah is a school teacher on summer break at loose ends. Her best friend and neighbor (Ella) has suddenly eloped asking Sarah to take care of her personal possessions. One of the things Sara has to pack up is a storage unit that Ella won at auction.
This storage unit contains journals written by a woman named Rebecca. The entries are filled with Rebecca’s mysterious erotic love life. They are very personal and very private. Why would Rebecca just leave these lying around? Did something happen to her? As Sarah reads these journals she finds herself obsessed with finding this woman, and to give her back her things. These are the questions that drive Sara to look for her. Following a small amount of clues that she gathers leads her to gallery where Rebecca was last known to work. What she didn’t expect was to be hired as Rebecca’s fill in after she encounters the Gallery’s manager at a function. Sara has always dreamed of working in the Art Industry. This is perfect way to not only make her dream a reality, but to also learn more about Rebecca.
At the gallery Sarah meets Mark Compton, her sexy new boss, and Christian Merit, her favorite artist. Mark is dominating, intimidating, curt and demanding and has this dangerous air about him, but oh is he alluring. Christian is controlling, but in an extremely sexy. He’s charming, and even though he’s a rich and famous artist, he’s very humble. He seems to be very protective of Sara when it comes to Mark. Christian certainly has a way of marking his territory when it comes to her. Christian and Sara ultimately begin a torrid sexual relationship. Their chemistry was off the charts HOT!!! from the get go.
This first story in the trilogy left you with a huge cliffhanger and multiple questions that have yet to be answered: What happened to Rebecca? Who is the mystery man mentioned in her journals? Where is Ella? (Something about her jetting off like that didn’t sit right with me). Who was the creep at the storage facility? Is Chris going to ultimately push Sara away because he isn’t relationship material? There are so many freaking unanswered questions, I can go on and on about it. To say I want the next book now is an understatement.
* My ARC came from the author for editing purposes only. I purchased the book as soon as it was available.*
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