Title: Escaping Reality
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1
Release Date: July 22, 2013
Subgenre: New Adult
Buy: Amazon, Nook
I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
A note on a bathroom mirror sends Amy fleeing New York. This isn’t the first time she’s abandoned her life in search of safety. Following her “handler’s” instructions, she heads for Denver. She meets Liam—a sexy passenger who asks few questions but allows her little freedom. They tumble into a tumultuous relationship. For a girl accustomed to being alone, Amy clings to the togetherness she gets with Liam…and how he makes the world go away. But her past could be dangerous for them both.
The writing on this was fairly good and kept my attention with its fast-paced style. The love scenes are hot, hot. Liam is super sexy…most of the time. Amy is only mildly annoying as the narrator. A few things that irritated me about the author’s writing style. Namely, she rarely uses contractions, and Amy seems to spend the majority of the book telling us all the things she’s never ______ (felt, done, needed, etc).
But my biggest issue with this story is that absolutely nothing is resolved. The book ends with a huge cliffhanger and even more questions than when it started (seriously, 95% of the questions that began on page one are still there on the last page). So, if you can’t stand cliffhangers, stay far away from this book. If you like serials and dig New Adult, grab this one…and then be prepared to salivate until October for book 2’s release.