Thursday, June 6, 2013

TinkNCognito goes Undercover with Inside Out review

The Inside Out Trilogy

by TinkNCognito


I first read If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones several months ago, after receiving a copy to read and review.  I was interested in the description immediately.

When Sara McMillan finds a stack of journals in a storage unit, she’s shocked and enthralled by the erotic life the writer led. Unable to stop reading, she vicariously lives out dark fantasies through Rebecca, the writer—until the terrifying final entry.

Certain something sinister has happened, Sara sets out to discover the facts, immersing herself in Rebecca’s life. Soon she’s working at the art gallery Rebecca worked at and meeting Rebecca’s friends. Finding herself drawn to two dangerously sexy men, the manager of the gallery and a famed artist, Sara realizes she’s going down the same path Rebecca took. But with the promise of her dark needs being met by a man with confident good looks and a desire for control, she’s not sure anything else matters. Just the burn for more.

I mean, from that description, who could resist, right?  Well, I was hooked from the beginning.  We start by reading an entry from Rebecca’s journal and it was so tantalizing that I just felt compelled to keep going.  As we get deeper into the story, we grow to really like Sara.   We see her struggle to find out more about Rebecca and do the right thing but she just keeps getting sucked further and further into the dark world that Rebecca described with such sensual detail.

When Sara meets Mark and begins working at the gallery, we can’t help but wonder ‘is this the man from the journals?’  And then Chris enters the picture – brilliant artist, seemingly dark side and he too could be the man Rebecca describes.  Sara is drawn to both men, both are powerful, sexy and both seem to want her!  But can she risk getting involved?  Must she get involved to find out what happened to Rebecca?  Could she resist the sexual desires they bring out in her or is she already lost to them?

As the story evolves, Sara discovers things about herself that she never knew.  She finds that she has her own dark sexuality but how far will that lead her?  Does the man who is capturing her heart and leading her down this path know what happened to Rebecca and can Sara take the chance and give her mind and body to him?

So many questions remain at the end of the book but the whole time we are on the edge of seat to see what happens to Sara, Chris and Mark and wanting to know what happened to Rebecca.  The book is smartly written, really sexy, and one that you can’t put down until the very last page and even then, you just want to keep going.

And thank the heavens we have the lost journals to hold us over until Being Me comes out on June 11th 2013.

Rebecca’s Lost Journals

The Lost Journals are brilliant fillers to a wonderful series.  As I was reading If I Were You, I kept thinking how interesting it would be to actually read more of Rebecca’s Journals.  Little did I know at the time that we would get to do just that.

The Lost Journals are broken into several pieces:
Volume 1 – The Seduction describes just how Rebecca gets involved with her Master.  She is seduced by this man into a dark, intense relationship.  We get to see what Rebecca is thinking as she is pursued and we get into the seduction as it unfolds.  The scenes are steamy and we are left panting and wanting more.

Volume 2 – The Contract describes just what the relationship will entail.  If she signs it, Rebecca will become the submissive for this very dark, very sexy man.  She may agree to give him her body but can she do this without giving away her heart?  Is this what she wants and can she keep him by signing.  We really want to know who this man is.  The sex keeps getting hotter so much so that we really understand how Rebecca is slipping under his control.

Volume 3 – His Submissive shows Rebecca’s life after signing the contract.  She is exploring her dark sexual side, submitting to his every whim, being shared by her Master with others and doing things, behaving in ways, she never would have thought possible.  But is she happy with herself and how her life is going?  Is she falling for her Master and will he ever feel the same way for her?

Volume 4 – My Master shows Rebecca in over her head with her sexy, dark Master.  She loves him but not what he wants from her.  And she doesn’t believe he loves her, isn’t sure he is even capable of love but can she get away from him?  He has had such control of her mind and body, how does she escape to find herself again.

Each of the Volumes have clues as to the identity of the mystery man but we never find out definitively who he is.  We are each left with our own speculations.  And we are no closer to finding out what happened to Rebecca but it was sure fun to try and answer those questions while reading her Lost Journals.

Being Me!!!

I arch into him, drinking in his passion, instantly, willingly consumed by all that he is and could be to me. . . .
Sara McMillan is still searching for Rebecca, the mysterious woman whose dark, erotic journal entries both enthralled and frightened her. Tormented by a strong desire to indulge the demands of her new boss while also drawn deeper into her passionate bond with the troubled artist, Chris Merit, Sara must face a past as deeply haunting as Rebecca’s written words. In one man’s arms, Sara will find the safe haven to reveal her most intimate secrets and explore her darkest fantasies. But is safety just an illusion, when the truth about Rebecca has yet to be discovered?  (from

I have been lucky enough to get an ARC (advanced reader copy) of Being Me and what a ride!   We continue to see the relationship building between Chris and Sara but Chris is still holding back.  What secrets is he keeping and why can’t he open up to Sara?

We see more and more animosity between Chris and Mark and can’t help but wonder about it?  What was the cause and how far into their past does it go?  Chris and Sara are definitely a couple but Mark still seems in pursuit of Sara as well.  Is it because Sara is with Chris or is there more going on than meets the eye?

And what has happened to Rebecca?  Is Sara living her own life or reliving Rebecca’s?

I really don’t want to give anything important away but we do get lots of answers in this book.  It is full of surprises and more intense sexual situations but when the last page is read, we are still left wanting to know more.  Will  Chris and Sara grow closer or will his dark past drive a wedge that even love can’t conquer.  For the answers, we will have to wait until the final installment of this great series – Revealing Us – which hits bookstores on September 10th, 2013.

BEING ME releases on Tuesday, June 11, 2013


What question/plot point do you hope gets answered in Being Me?

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1 comment:

  1. What is not to love about these amazing books! They are fun, sexy, smart, and keep you on the edge of your seat. I find them to be so much more than I can even explain. Nothing captures me more than a great story!