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Title: Being Me
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out #2
Fascinated by the dark fantasies 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 that something sinister has happened.
In the arms of the sexy, tormented artist Chris Merit, Sara seeks answers about Rebecca and ends up discovering things about herself she never knew existed. Chris forces Sara to reconsider who she is and what she truly wants from life, but not before his dark desires threaten to tear them apart. Her boss, Mark Compton, offers her the shelter to understand just what those needs 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?
Okay so to start with… the beginning of the story is right where the first one left off… have to say though, I was expecting more. I wanted more I was on pins and needles and just felt like it kind of fuddled. I let that go though and moved on.
When I got through about half of the book I had to talk to my girlfriend and tell me her my thoughts. She just laughed at me and told me to finish reading the book. I had so many different ideas on who, what, where, and what is going to happen.
I did have one big issue. I get that she was so taken into this new life, working at the art gallery and dating Chris BUT my issue and I had it a little when I was reading the first book. WHERE IS HER BEST FRIEND??? I get that most people can get pulled into their own lives; their careers, dating and all that stuff but if you have a friend who goes out of the country and you just don’t hear from them for a long time I would think a friend would worry and not stop. I don’t remember how much time has gone by but it seemed like for me her best friend would come up every now and then as an afterthought. I would think that she would worry about her friend a little more if they were as close as she said they were. I mean she hasn’t heard from her in so long.
Mark, who is Sara’s boss is the one that I have to say kept my interest most in the first book I wanted more of him and this one we get a little more of him. 🙂 I do like him, asshole and all. What drives me nuts is all the back and forth between him and EVERYONE around her it seems like. She never seems to get answers as to why that is and that drove me up the wall. I wanted to know WHY!
There are still some pop up’s of Rebecca and her journal. I wanted more parts of the journal to be honest. I know that on Goodreads the reading order is to read the lost journals before you start the second book but my girlfriend told me not to, that it gives things away. So I read it how she suggested. I will wait and read them all after I finish the last book. I did feel like this one was a little more about Sara and Chirs and their relationship. Which was fine but I still wanted to know more about Rebecca. I did get to points where I would forget all about Rebecca but then it would pop up and she would make a comment or talk about her again.
Things happen in this one that we finally get some answers though. I was surprised a little but at the same time kinda not. And once again she leaves it with a bit of a cliffhanger. Leaving you wondering what is going to happen, and what exactly is the secrets are that are being kept.