Inside Out Series by Lisa Renee Jones

If I Were You
How it all started…

One day I was a high school teacher on summer break, leading a relatively uneventful but happy life. Or so I told myself. Later, I’d question that, as I would question pretty much everything I knew about me, my relationships, and my desires. It all began when my neighbor thrust a key to a storage unit at me. She’d bought it to make extra money after watching some storage auction show. Now she was on her way to the airport to elope with a man she barely knew, and she needed me to clear out the unit before the lease expired.

Soon, I was standing inside a small room that held the intimate details of another woman’s life, feeling uncomfortable, as if I was invading her privacy. Why had she let these items so neatly packed, possessions that she clearly cared about deeply, be lost at an auction? Driven to find out by some unnamed force, I began to dig, to discover this woman’s life, and yes, read her journals—-dark, erotic journals that I had no business reading. Once I started, I couldn’t stop. I read on obsessively, living out fantasies through her words that I’d never dare experience on my own, compelled by the three men in her life, none of whom had names. I read onward until the last terrifying dark entry left me certain that something had happened to this woman. I had to find her and be sure she was okay.

Before long, I was taking her job for the summer at the art gallery, living her life, and she was nowhere to be found. I was becoming someone I didn’t know. I was becoming her.

The dark, passion it becomes…

Now, I am working at a prestigious gallery, where I have always dreamed of being, and I’ve been delivered to the doorstep of several men, all of which I envision as one I’ve read about in the journal. But there is one man that will call to me, that will awaken me in ways I never believed possible. That man is the ruggedly sexy artist, Chris Merit, who wants to paint me. He is rich and famous, and dark in ways I shouldn’t find intriguing, but I do. I so do. I don’t understand why his dark side appeals to me, but the attraction between us is rich with velvety promises of satisfaction. Chris is dark, and so are his desires, but I cannot turn away. He is damaged beneath his confident good looks and need for control, and in some way, I feel he needs me. I need him.

All I know for certain is that he knows me like I don’t even know me, and he says I know him. Still, I keep asking myself — do I know him? Did he know her, the journal writer, and where is she? And why doesn’t it seem to matter anymore? There is just him and me, and the burn for more.

If I Were You (Inside Out #1) by Lisa Renee Jones
My Rating 5 out of 5

I know I am late reading this trilogy but my TRB list is excessively long, at any rate I fell for this book hook, line and sinker. I am just as confused as Sara is, I just don't know who to trust. But I really like Chris and Sara together, OMG the sex is sooooooooooo HOT!!! That cliffhanger was something else, I'm just glad I have book 2, I was told that my major questions will be answered because I really want to know: Where the hell is Rebecca? Who is the master? What's up with Sara's BFF? I am starting book 2 tonight.

Being Me 
Fascinated by the dark fantasies in the journals she’s discovered, and the two men who have now found a place in her life, Sara McMillan finds herself torn between her new life and her past. Now, more than ever, Sara identifies with the lost journal writer, Rebecca, and is certain that something sinister has happened.

In the arms of the sexy, tormented artist Chris Merit, Sara seeks answers about Rebecca and ends up discovering things about herself she never knew existed. Chris forces Sara to reconsider who she is and what she truly wants from life, but not before his dark desires threaten to tear them apart. Her boss, Mark Compton, offers her the shelter to understand just what those needs mean to her, and what they might have meant to Rebecca, but can she trust him to lead her to a final conclusion to Rebecca’s story?

Being Me (Inside Out #2) by Lisa Renee Jones
My Rating 5 out of 5

I couldn't believe the softer side of Mark and the very dark side of Chris, it's enough to make you switch sides. Then Mark shows his true self and you wonder if Chris will ever completely trust Sara. Rico, an interesting twist. Ava, WTH! OMG this is like a soap opera!! Questions where answered but it also left you with new ones. I have already pre-purchased book 3 because I just have to know. Lisa Renee Jones, you ROCK!!!

Revealing Us
The third installment in the sexy Inside Out erotic romance series—in the seductive tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.

You've discovered Rebecca's secrets. You've discovered Sara's secrets. Now Sara will discover "his" deepest, darkest secrets...but will those secrets bind them together--or tear them apart?

Revealing Us (Inside Out #3) by Lisa Renee Jones
My Rating 3 out of 5

I was somewhat disappointed in this book which is suppose to be the ending of this "trilogy". Chris and Sara got a HEA but it still left you hanging about Ella. Time for me to move on. I am done with the series.

Update: I LIED. I am not done with the series. I read My Hunger and I am currently reading His Secrets. I will post a review once I'm finished.