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Escaping Reality Audiobook

Escaping Reality: The Secret Life of Amy Bensen, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked, and hot. I shouldn't trust him. I shouldn't tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breathe? He is what I need.

At the young age of 18, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loved to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she's finally dared to believe she is forgotten - even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets her guard down, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run.

On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take "no" as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give?

©2014 Julie Patra Publishing (P)2014 Simon and Schuster

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    nicola evans 23/07/2015
    nicola evans 23/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "adictive"

    hooked from beginning a little slow in middle but brill end. Can't wait for book 2.

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    Nikki Chi 20/07/2015
    Nikki Chi 20/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "A good audio book"

    Really enjoyed it looking forward to the sequel. Got me enjoying books, I can do this all day.

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  • DK
    COLCHESTER, VT, United States
    02/12/15
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    "Slow Start - Active Middle - Cliffhanger Ending"

    Huh?

    The listener/reader is thrown right into the middle of Amy a.k.a. Lara's life. She has been told that she needs to leave New York and never come back. She has a handler she's never met but that she somehow understands a 'sign' for her new destination, Colorado. She meets Liam Stone (on the plane) a stunningly handsome man. She tries to resist, but is completely drawn in by him.

    Lara/Amy she has horrible nightmares that Liam seems to be able to pacify. Once the flight lands in Colorado, Liam takes charge of Amy. She looks for the telltale 'signs' to indicate he works with her father but there's nothing there.

    Hopeless and alone she easily falls into Liam, they have sex almost immediately. However they know nothing about one another.

    In typical Lisa Renee Jones writing, we are left with a huge cliffhanger. I will probably end up putting the rest of the books on my Wish List – so I can have the entire series.

    The narration was good. Though I don't think she made Liam Stone, an alpha male sound whiny, Liam Stone.The female characters were very believable and I did not need to rewind to find which woman was speaking.

    Notes: Description of sex, violence
    Mature Audiences Only (18+ years old)

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • D. Hill
    baton rouge, la
    08/03/15
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    "Element of suspense.."

    Unexpected twist and turns. Stimulating to the senses. Mildly erotic.. worth the credit even if we have to wait for the next release. Unfortunately it's a cliffhanger.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kathy
    CHESTERFIELD, MI, United States
    12/09/15
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    "Lisa Renee Jones Has done it again!"

    I put this audible book on my wish list but I wasn't sure if I wanted to commit to another series. Sometimes I just like to read the one and done books because it offers a wide spread variety of genres. I read the inside out series and enjoyed the wonderful talents of LRJ. The hardest part of that series was waiting for more books to come out. Well I just side tracked this review, sorry. So back to Amy Bensen, an email came to me that this was on my wish list and it was $4.95. I read the premise and some reviews were not all good and I thought well it's discounted so go for it! OMG I loved it so much. Amy and Liam are hot. Amy is on the run for her life when she meets Liam on a flight to her next safe zone. Liam Stone is a suave, debonaire, a hot dominant man. He knows what he wants and goes for it. He wants Amy. She wants him but she is on the run and doesn't know who she can trust. Amy wants a one night stand because anyone she invites into her life is at risk for death. Amy can't be responsible for someone else's life. Liam wants more than one night stand and he wins. He and Amy develop a relationship and she tries to keep him at a distance. Liam tries to prove she can trust him and she almost does until one day she overhears a conversation between Liam and his friend Derek. That's where she heads back out on the run and leaves him. End Book one. I know my review sounds kind of soft and fluffy but that is because I don't want to spoil the angsty twists and turns of this story. I found the story to keep me on the edge of my seat. Knowing what I know now, I would have paid full price/credit. I hope this was helpful, I hope you enjoy the book. Oh and I have already purchased the rest of the series too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tammy
    06/10/15
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    "Wow... I really love this story.."

    This story has everything from suspense, action, drama, hot sex scenes, and is a heartfelt emotional rollercoaster ride. The cliffhanger leaves you wanting more and waiting impatiently for book 2. It is well worth reading or listening to. Have fun and buckle up for a wonderful ride. You won't want to put the book down or press the stop button if listening to this book... 😀

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kim D.
    Brazoria, TX, United States
    29/09/15
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    "Mystery + Romance = Yes Please"

    I'm really enjoying the mystery of this series, but at the same time I know nothing and that is irritating after 21 chapters!

    I love Liam, but he seems to good to be true and that is usually the case. All the other characters are acting suspicious and I have no idea who to trust. I find myself wanting to pull Amy through the book and yell at her for being stupid. I get that she's tired of running and wants to feel normal, but you don't know him and everything is different this time. Why aren't you trying to find answers? Your handler isn't going to just up and change his mo, so something is off and you need to figure it out! ugh. /rant over.

    I am downloading book two as I type this and I can't wait to see what is in store for our mystery woman!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • BigFish46
    25/07/15
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    "captivating"

    Charlotte Penfield is such an excellent reader. couldn't put it down. she has to be one of my favorite. great book hands down.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dayanna Keeley
    18/10/16
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    "Terrible"

    The book was just not worth listening to,and not what I had thought it would be, my mistake from listening to the example.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • keith
    surrey, BC, Canada
    04/10/16
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    "Great story with a real cliff hangar ending"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it had a real interesting story line that i havent come across anything like before


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Escaping Reality?

    I loved the ending


    What about Charlotte Penfield’s performance did you like?

    Her performance was very good.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Not sure


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ariel
    Kingsland, GA, United States
    20/09/16
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    "I just didn't get it"
    Would you try another book from Lisa Renee Jones and/or Charlotte Penfield?

    I did try to read the next book in the series and it left me just as unfulfilled as this one. I returned it and would have returned this one if it had not been free. Charlotte's performance didn't do one thing to save this book for me.


    What could Lisa Renee Jones have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Make the heroine less of a dim witted damsel and the hero more likable.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Charlotte Penfield’s performances?

    No


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Escaping Reality?

    I would have removed all the sex, the connection between the characters just wasn't there for me. The book would have read better as a mystery.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jodiann
    14/02/16
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    "just ok"

    good book but struggled to finish it very slow at times not worth the credit :(

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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