Being Me

Being Me

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Tormented by the dark secrets 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 she has come to a dark demise.

When Sara seeks answers about Rebecca from sexy, tormented artist Chris Merit, she discovers things about herself she never knew. Chris forces Sara to learn who she truly is and what she truly wants from life, but not before the damage that created his dark desires threatens to tear them apart. Her boss, Mark Compton, offers her the shelter to understand just what those desires 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? And where will that leave Sara and Chris?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 135 x 210 x 25mm | 306g
  • Gallery
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 147672721X
  • 9781476727219
  • 191,808

About Lisa Renee Jones

An award-winning, bestselling author, Lisa Renee Jones has published more than thirty novels for Harlequin, Sourcebooks, Berkley, Kensington, NAL, Avon and more. Many of them have been translated into different languages, and they span many romance genres-contemporary, romantic suspense, dark paranormal, and erotic fiction.
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15,627 ratings
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Being Me continues the mysterious and intriguing story that began in If I Were You. It was a story that began with a journal, and followed Sara's immersion into Rebecca's world. There were questions, so many of them. Questions about Rebecca, Sara, Chris, Mark, and "He". I was hoping that at least some of these questions would be answered. Happily, many were. My first thought upon finishing Being Me: I have a severe case of Emotional Whiplash. Mostly stemming from our heroine, Sara. Sara has a lot going on. She is doing her best to excel at her job, and to keep a professional relationship with Mark. There is her search for Rebecca, which let's face it, she is easily distracted from. But still, she does want to know what happened to Rebecca, and the effort is stepped up thanks for Chris, who also happens to be Sara's biggest source of angst. These two...man, are they messed up. And it's not even Sara's and Chris's pasts that are causing the biggest complications, in my opinion. It is the ever-dreaded lack of communication between them. And while it is frustrating, it is realistic and understandable. These are two people who've dealt with betrayal and pain. This is their first go at a true and healthy relationship, so it's natural for mistakes to be made. I will admit that Sara's constant back-and-forth between feeling as if she should leave Chris and wanting to stay with him was frustrating at times. But still, I get it. On the other hand, I did like the developing of their relationship. It was fast and intense, but these things cannot be helped when you have a man like Chris Merit. Just like in If I Were You, the uber-sexy Chris still fascinates and thrills me in Being Me. He is a man that almost becomes more intriguing the more he opens up. I love how he continually senses and confronts Sara's doubts about him and their relationship. It seems that everyone is warning Sara away from Chris, but personally I didn't doubt him. Even though he maintains some secrets, he gives off the vibe as being a good man. In this we also get more of the BDSM world that Mark and Chris are a part of . Now, it doesn't play a big role, and doesn't go into a lot of physical details. I was surprised by how little Chris seems to actually be into the lifestyle, and while he is interested in exploring aspects of the emotional side of the activities with Sara, he's not trying to push her into it. In fact, he's quite the opposite. But I will say that I was a little thrown by Chris's trigger in this story. I'm not saying that it's not believable, but it's just not what I would have expected to push him to the edge. As far as "middle books" go, Being Me was very satisfying. The story moved forward in all aspects. Big questions were answered, which really surprised me with a third book coming . But, I think this will make for a great story moving ahead, and I cannot wait to see what is in store for these characters in Revealing Us.show more
by Andrea Thompson
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books, and Netgalley.) Sara and Chris are starting out their relationship together, but it's far from all fun and games, and both have some serious issues to deal with to make this relationship work. Rebecca is still missing, and Sara is unable to contact her best friend Ella as well. Where is Rebecca? Is Sara any closer to finding her? And how long will Sara and Chris' relationship last? This was an okay read, but for me it wasn't as good as the first book in the series. Sara just annoyed me in this book. She was just a bit whiney and annoying, and her constant worry and second-guessing over her relationship with Chris just got old. She also got really annoyed with him every time he tried to spend money on her. I get that she wanted to try and stand on her own two feet, but it got to the point where she was just being awkward, and was upsetting Chris because of it. The search for Rebecca takes a bit of a back-seat in this instalment, and while she's mentioned often enough that she's not forgotten completely, this story focuses more on Sara and Chris' relationship, and very little headway is made in regards to finding what has happened to Rebecca. In terms of storyline, this book was more about Sara and Chris' relationship, and the problems between them more than anything else. There are some fairly erotic love scenes, but nothing that really blew me away, and I just got a little sick of the constant arguing and worrying and pushing each other away. At the end of the day they need to decide whether they want to be with each other or not, and try and exist in peace for a while. This story was okay overall, but I did feel it suffered a little from second book syndrome. So little actually happens, except for the love scenes that I don't really feel like the story is any further along than it was at the end of book 1, which is a bit disappointing to say the least. Overall; an okay second instalment in this erotic series. 6.5 out of 10.show more
by Sarah Elizabeth
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