WOW. If I Were You is a story that gripped me from the very first line. I found it to be mysterious, intriguing, and very sexy.
If I Were You is a delicious blend of gorgeous writing and intriguing story. And...I'm kind of hesitant to bring this up, but I want to point out that while the synopsis compares this series to another, don't let that dissuade you (for those who would find that comparison a negative). I found If I Were You to be completely it's own and so well done. It is erotic, both physically and mentally.
If I Were You is a bit of story-within-a-story. When Sara McMillan becomes obsessed with Rebecca's erotic journal entries, recounting her experiences with a man known as "He", she is led into a world of art and passion. As she becomes more involved, her life begins to parallel Rebecca's more and more. I could barely stand to put the book down, because as Sara becomes more wrapped up in Rebecca's life, I feel as if she will end up down the same path. It seems that this is inevitable, but who knows...
Though Rebecca's journals did lead her down this path, this is Sara's story. And while I, too, am dying with curiosity over where Rebecca is, I am even more curious about Sara and the two men who've become a force in her life. There's her boss, Mark. He's a hard guy to read, seems to want Sara to succeed, but there is definitely more going on. I wasn't sure what was going on with him, and at the end, I'm still not. The other man is Chris Merit, an artist. CHRIS! From the moment he entered the story with his humor, charm, and yes, mysterious vibe, I was hooked. Chris was so complex, wanting to be with Sara, and yet afraid she'll run away once she knows the real him. Like Sara, I was alternately puzzled and drawn in by this man with the many secrets. And no, I still haven't figured him out.
If I Were You practically took over my life from the moment I began. I wanted more of Rebecca's journals, to know what happened to her. I want to know Mark, and more importantly, Chris. These two have a strained dynamic, and I must know why. I want to know if these men are who they seem, if either know what happened to Rebecca. If either will lead her down that same road. If I Were You is a completely fascinating story, from beginning to end.show more
by Andrea Thompson