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Book Review: Being Me (Inside Out #2) by Lisa Renee Jones



Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Title: Being Me
Series: Inside Out
Book #: 2
Genre(s): Erotica, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, BDSM
Release date: June 11, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Length: 336 pages
Heat level: Umm...it's erotica.
Review copy provided by: Author in exchange for an honest review. No comp. received.
Reviewer recap: Sara McMillan, a former school teacher, is currently living her dream of working in a prestigious art gallery and while continually attempting to find Rebecca, the owner of some very provocative journals she had discovered in a storage unit. Not knowing who to trust, Sara must carefully navigate the treacherous waters of the art world searching for answers to the mystery of Rebecca’s disappearance while fighting an internal battle with the need to submit to her boss’ will. Finding sanctuary and safety in the arms of her lover Chris is what holds her together. But is it an illusion when his dark and troubling past comes back to haunt him? Being Me is a GraveTells Must-Read!
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Total Score
9.1/ 10

User Rating
102 total ratings



a sexy ex-school teacher, a hot dominant artist, and the search for a missing woman in a secret art world full of intrigue, lies, and BDSM.


I'm hard pressed at the moment to nit-pick-out anything.

Bottom Line

Being Me was a fabulously done sequel for a trilogy. Not only did it answer questions the reader was burning to know, it left you with enough doubts and new questions to ache for the third and final book in the series. After reading this book, you’re not sure how things are going to turn out, which I totally dig. Nothing’s worse than going into a book and knowing exactly how the plot is going to pan out. Being Me is a GraveTells Must-Read!

Posted August 12, 2013 by

Full Review

*** This review is NOT spoiler free! Especially if you have not read the first book in the series!***

Being Me continues directly where If I Were You left off. Not only is Sara still on the hunt for Rebecca and her friend Ella’s whereabouts, but we’re also more fully immersed into Sara and Chris’ relationship. Chris is still a closed book. Once his certain tastes were revealed in the first book, you were lead to believe that this is Chris’ deep, dark secret. Come to find out, he’s hiding a lot more than just a little proclivity for pain. With this discovery, Sara’s curiosity and need to connect with Chris on that level are imperative and their relationship continues to be as hot as ever.

Also in this sequel, we learn a lot more about Sara’s boss, Mark, who originally comes across as the villain. Mark is portrayed as cold, very domineering, but with a sexual magnetism that packs a punch. Compared to Chris, Mark is somewhat an open book when it comes to Sara’s questions. He never denies or evades, which is quite refreshing.

As we continue to follow Sara on her quest for the truth, friends become enemies, enemies become friends, and nothing is ever what it seems. Just as the answers to one mystery are revealed, with it comes just as many questions and doubts. Will Chris ever fully open up to her? Where is their relationship going? Should she continue to work for Mark? Should she stay in the art world? And… Where the hell is Ella??

Memorable Quotes

Seriously… Doesn’t anyone pay attention when watching horror movies?!

“Woman – “
“Save your commands for another more enticing time, Chris. I’m not staying in the car. Haven’t you watched Friday the 13th? Michael slashed the girl in the car.”
“Michael is from Halloween. Jason is Friday the 13th.”
“Whoever he is, he slashes the girl in the car. I’m not staying in the car.”


His jaw flexes, and while the shadows hide the green of his eyes, I’m pretty sure they’d be burning with red-hot anger. “Is that what we’re back to, Sara? I’m fucking you? Is that where last night took us again? Why you are all over me in a parking lot? Because if you want me to fuck you, I’ll fuck you until you can’t remember your damn name and you never forget mine.”

If you liked…

If you liked Being Me, definitely check out Revealing Us (Inside Out #3) by Lisa Renee Jones, the conclusion of Chris and Sara’s story and is expected to be released September 10, 2013. For other suggestions of hot, 50 Shades-like erotica, there are a slew of them…but here are some of my favorites:

Being Me is…


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One Comment

    Eva Millien

    Thanks for sharing your review. I am looking forward to reading this book.

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