Escaping Reality : The Secret Life of Amy Bensen

  • by Lisa Renee Jones
  • Narrated by Charlotte Penfield
  • Series: The Secret Life of Amy Bensen
  • 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn't trust him. I shouldn't tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breathe? He is what I need.
At the young age of 18, tragedy and a dark secret forced Lara to flee all she knew and loved to start a new life. Now, years later, with a new identity as Amy, she's finally dared to believe she is forgotten - even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets her guard down, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run.
On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire who is also a brilliant, and famous prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take no as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give?


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Slow Start - Active Middle - Cliffhanger Ending


The listener/reader is thrown right into the middle of Amy a.k.a. Lara's life. She has been told that she needs to leave New York and never come back. She has a handler she's never met but that she somehow understands a 'sign' for her new destination, Colorado. She meets Liam Stone (on the plane) a stunningly handsome man. She tries to resist, but is completely drawn in by him.

Lara/Amy she has horrible nightmares that Liam seems to be able to pacify. Once the flight lands in Colorado, Liam takes charge of Amy. She looks for the telltale 'signs' to indicate he works with her father but there's nothing there.

Hopeless and alone she easily falls into Liam, they have sex almost immediately. However they know nothing about one another.

In typical Lisa Renee Jones writing, we are left with a huge cliffhanger. I will probably end up putting the rest of the books on my Wish List – so I can have the entire series.

The narration was good. Though I don't think she made Liam Stone, an alpha male sound whiny, Liam Stone.The female characters were very believable and I did not need to rewind to find which woman was speaking.

Notes: Description of sex, violence
Mature Audiences Only (18+ years old)

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Element of suspense..

Unexpected twist and turns. Stimulating to the senses. Mildly erotic.. worth the credit even if we have to wait for the next release. Unfortunately it's a cliffhanger.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-03-2015
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio