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If I Were You (Inside Out #1)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  20,814 ratings  ·  2,151 reviews
How it all started…

One day I was a high school teacher on summer break, leading a relatively uneventful but happy life. Or so I told myself. Later, I’d question that, as I would question pretty much everything I knew about me, my relationships, and my desires. It all began when my neighbor thrust a key to a storage unit at me. She’d bought it to make extra money after watc
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Published September 13th 2012 by Lisa Renee Jones (first published August 22nd 2012)
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~ Becs ~
5 big shiny stars

I’ve read a lot of good books lately and only given them 4 stars. To give a book 5 stars, it’s got to totally consume me, to get deep under my skin and this book definitely did that. I need to feel the intensity of the character’s passion, the ferocity of their feelings and the depths of their despair and it’s all here in this book. It owned me. It would be easy just to sit here and rain down superlatives but I’ll try to be more constructive.

The problem with picking up the first
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Something has happened to Rebecca, and I have to prove it. That's why I'm here. No other reason.

That's right, girl. Stick to your guns. Or not. Well, at least you lasted a day or two before you cracked. Way to stay strong.

I almost didn't read this book. The summary blurb really made me not want to read this book.

2.5 stars. What is it with everyone these days trying to sell their book as the "next" something? Whether it's the next Harry Potter, the next Hunger Games, etc. Everybody seems to w
Lisa Renee Jones
Mar 24, 2015 Lisa Renee Jones added it  ·  (Review from the author)
GIVEAWAY! Win a copy of IF I WERE YOU signed by the amazing SUZANNE TODD, the producer of the INSIDE OUT TV show being developed now, as well as hits such as ALICE IN WONDERLAND, AUSTIN POWERS, MUST LOVE DOGS and many more! Also signed by our screenwriter!

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TV Show and Casting
The Inside Out series is in development for cable television with the fabulous produce
Aestas Book Blog

GAH!!!! NONE OF MY QUESTIONS WERE ANSWERED!!!! and I literally mean none of them *lip quiver*

I feel a little cheated... I mean, it was a really good book - it totally hooked me into the story, made me care about the characters, got me all hot and bothered, and filled my mind with approximately 4 bajillion questions and theories and then... left me hanging!!!


I don't really know what to say. I feel like I know about as much now as I did at the beginning of the book :|

"People arent
Shelby *wants some flying monkeys*
DNFing this bitch at 31%

I'm looking around for things to clean instead of reading. That's a bad sign. I can't take anymore.

Get this:
There is something very sexy about a man like Mark Compton in control, but sexy or not, it's also quite uncomfortable for all kinds of reasons I've found better left under the rug. Comfortable is overrated, a voice in the back of my head screams.

I want to smack her.

Sara friend and neighbor gets into buying up storage buildings. She buys one that has some art work a
I ♥ Bookie Nookie (

If you are my friend it is a prerequisite that you tell me when there is a cliffhanger – I mean a real cliffhanger with no closure and I have to wait 5 flipping months to find out what the heck happens next! GAH!

Okay, now that I have my tantrum out of the way I can honestly say IF I WERE YOU was amazing – yes, AMAZING! For all of you who may be avoiding this book because of the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY reference in the book's description
5 Big Stars

Lisa Renee Jones' If I Were You is the first book in The Inside Out Trilogy. I found it to be extremely suspenseful and captivating, while giving me an incredibly seductive, sexy read! I was enthralled from the very first page!

Sara McMillin is a high school teacher on summer break. Art is her true love, but she’s settled for a career that ensures a big enough pay check to make ends meet. Her life is pretty uneventful until her good friend and neighbor, Ella, thrust a key to an abando

When I finished this story last night (or should I say this morning?) around 3 A.M., I really *really* wanted to go to sleep but I just HAD to start the next book because I was pretty much like this...

Yep, that's how desperate I was to find out what would happen next. Other than this being a real page-turner for me, I really enjoyed reading this book! It was captivating, intriguing, seductive and had all the right ingredients to keep me up late at night so I coul

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The next "it" book.

I'm pretty sure amazeballs just exploded amazejuices all over the pages!

At first I had a big OS moment, thinking I had been seduced by yet another synopsis. I just couldn't get into the first couple of chapters. But by chapter 5, it got into me. It got into me fast...hard! I'm so glad I didn't give up on this book.

I'm giving this book a standing "O" (it's only fair that I return the favor). OH! OH! OH. MY. GOD! I've been seduced by something dark, thrilling and totally addict
R.E. Hunter
This book. THIS BOOK!!! That's it. That's my review. I can't form coherent thought. All I can do is think of a ridiculous string of profanities that I want to yell while jumping up and down and running around in a circle waving my arms like wacky inflatable arm flailing tube man!

If I Were Youwas effing amazing. AH-MAAAAAZING! I know there are people comparing it to Fifty Shadesand I can see thesimilarities, what with all the HOT SEX, but really, this story is completely different and I loved eve
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I need to get my shit together , its late and I'm gonna get me some sleep , If possible

EDIT : 08/26/2012

Cue * Nine Inch Nails - Me I'm not *


Sara McMillan is a boring high school English teacher . That is , until she find

3.5 stars

Sara McMillan becomes enthralled reading a stranger's journal that her neighbour got from a storage sale. The journal belongs to Rebecca Mason and details Rebecca's pull into a darkly erotic and possibly dangerous relationship. Deciding that her possessions and journals should be returned, Sara tries to track down the missing Rebecca.

She finds out that Rebecca works for Allure Art Gallery, San Francisco's largest and most prestigious gallery. But when told that Rebecca is on leave, Sar
Lkay ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4 Erotically Suspenseful Stars

Everything I do is calculated and with purpose. You'll learn that sooner of later.

If I had read this book when it first came out a couple years ago, it would have easily been 5 stars. Having had quite a few books in this genre under my belt, I can't say that it was an all encompassing 5 star read, but it was definitely a very strong 4 stars. I loved the combination of suspense, romance, and mystery here. I can tell you I was definitely hooked from the first few
Gabriella ♥ Liam Callahan's girl ♥
i know im going to be one from the minority when im saying this ! But i honestly cant STAND to read another word from this 'predictable mystery-slash- good old erotica' novel anymore :P

No seriously, ur going to have to shoot me.

Honestly, I think im quite done with reading books with the exact same concepts...that usually has one damaged billionaire, an Art Freakin gallery and one annoying sex crazy YET virginal heroine.....

To me, this book was nothing but another sad attempt to recreate BDSM hit
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
A Strong 4.5 Stars

He shoved me against the wall and then tore down my panties. His lips pressed close to my ear, his breath hot on my neck, as he said, ‘you know the rules, you know I have to punish you.’

**Fans self** Holy hell.

This book exceeded my expectations. The storyline was unique for it was two stories woven into one. We have Rebecca’s journals, which are the catalyst for the whole thing, and then there’s Sara’s side. Aside from Rebecca’s journal entries, this tale is told in Sara’s P
So I may have what might be construed as a small erotica problem. Now that I’ve started reading this shit, I can’t stop. It’s like watching Basic Instinct. I know I’m not really supposed to be completely fascinated with Sharon Stone’s tits, but I just can’t really seem to help myself. And there might have even been a rather brief period of time where I considered being a cop (when I was younger), just so I could interrogate a nymphomaniac exhibitionist in the slight chance that she might not be ...more
I don't want to be a grumpy reviewer but it's happening.

SPOILERS in this review.

I don't know how to review it. I'm gonna sliiightly rant I think but I don't know. I didn't hate it.

I liked the story, I just felt that it was abandoned about halfway through because Sara got distracted by the pretty Mr Merit.

I'm a bit like, huh? I hate stupid characters. Sara in particular drove me insane.

So Sara finds some journals, and they belong to Rebecca- a woman she has no knowledge about apart from what sh
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
4.5 mysterious, captivating, sultry stars!

Sara McMillan lives the life of an English teacher, five years celibate and just gets through life. Her mother has passed and she detests her father. When her friend Eva gives her the keys to a storage unit she won at auction, she's intrigued to find out all about the owner of all the personal effects in this unit.... especially the erotic journals she left behind. Rebecca Mason appears to have just disappeared...leaving behind her story of erotic pain,
Sammy☆Smitten With Book Heroes☆彡
4.5 Mysterious & Seductive Stars

When her best friend is whisked off to Paris for a month long honeymoon, Sara McMillan is left with a storage unit full of a stranger's belongings. Sara is uncomfortable with the idea of selling the stranger's belongings so she vows to find the woman and return the contents of the storage unit to her. Her only clues to finding the owner, Rebecca Mason, are through some journals that were found in with the woman's belongings. After reading the journal entries
Sweet painful HELL!!! Who ends a book like that?!?!?!? Need the next one.... NOW!!

"We stare at each other and his scrutiny is so intense that I feel as if he's crawling inside me and searching my soul for confirmation I've spoken the truth."

Woah! This book was seriously intense and addicting! If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones kept my attention from the first sentence all the way to the painful cliffhanger at the end. Jones sure knows how to deliver a dark and erotic story filled with a cast of c
Elizabeth (Liz)
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

If I Were You is the first in a seductively mysterious new trilogy by author Lisa Renee Jones. This story had me intrigued at the first page and absolutely hooked by the third!

Sara McMillan is a highschool teacher on summer break. Like many with an advanced education in the arts, she was forced to give up her dream of a career in the art field in order to make a living wage. While she enjoys teaching, it has never replaced her passion for the art world. By
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson

OH MY FLIPPING GOD!!!!!!!!!! THIS BOOK IS SO MUCH MORE THAN FIFTY SHADES AND BASIC INSTINCT. Man where to begin with this review. I have read a lot of erotica and adult books lately but I have to say That Lisa has added some things to her story that stands out among the rest. I did not feel like I reading about Fifty and I sure as hell did not thing basic instincts because this story really has so many
After inheriting a storage unit from a friend, Sara becomes obsessed with some journals she finds in the unit and decides she needs to find the owner. During her search, she meets the man she thinks may be the subject of the journals as well as another incredibly sexy man she cannot seem to stop thinking about.

I really like the characters in this story. We do not really know much about Sara, and I like how the author, rather than telling us her whole past right up front, made her past part of t
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Now ... be honest! Tell me I am not the only one who thought of Darrell when we read that Ella found the journals in a unit she got at a storage auction ...

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But seriously now ...

The journals that leave Sara with some unaswered questions ...

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such as "where is Rebecca?" and "who is the mysterious master she would do anything for?"

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Sara's quest for answers leads her to Rebecca's last place of work where she has a chance encounter with a sexy artist named Chris Merit

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which leads to a steamy "non-rel
Holy mother of all cliffhangers!

Since I know there will be three books, I think that first one was written well and included what we need to know. Not a lot happened but I think it was important for the series for us to get enough insight on the characters. It focused a lot on the blossoming relationship between Chris and Sara. I do wish we would have gotten a few more clues and wow moments but im thinking the next book will bring us plenty! The story is sexy, suspenseful and full of intrigue.
Sonuna gelene kadar benim için ortalama bir kitaptı diyebiliriz. Aslında ben konu olarak daha fazla heyecan ve aksiyon bekliyordum. Günlükle ilgili daha çok bilgi ortaya çıkacak, sırlar çözüldükçe başka sırlara savrulucaz, her sayfa bizi başka bir anıya götürecek diye düşünmüştüm. Beklentilerimi tam olarak karşılamadı ama türü için sıradan bir kitap da değildi. Ben Rebecca'nın dünyasında daha çok gezeriz diye düşünürken bir anda günlük ve Sara'nın hayatı birbiriyle karıştı. Gerçi yazar gizem uns ...more

This book is incredible. I loved it. If I Were You made my pulse pound, my insides clench, and left me breathless. Lisa Renee Jones writes a dark and edgy erotica that hit all my buttons just right.

Sarah McMillan is a high school teacher on summer break. Her friend Ella has run off to elope with her boyfriend and, before she leaves, she gives Sarah a key to a storage unit she bought from an auction and tells her to do as she wishes with the things inside. This storage unit contains journals wri
Destini Mia~ ♕ Sassy Lassie
… I’d forgotten there’s a price for over indulgence. And there is a price. There is always a price.

Of course, there would be a cliffhanger. Because, the world would not be able to go round if a story stopped at a nice and comfortable place.

Sara leads an ordinary life. She has a solid career, a place to call home, and good friends.
What she doesn’t have is all-consuming passion, a life filled desire and lust.
Until she does.
She begins to read a stack of journals sh
Christine Riccio
This was a really different read for me, I just uploaded my booktalk/review:
Sadly, I won this book in a giveaway so I had to read this. Its 50 Shades rip-off, nothing else.
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES, and is now in development by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland) for cable TV. In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today lists.

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Other Books in the Series

Inside Out (10 books)
  • Rebecca's Lost Journals, Volume 2: The Contract (Inside Out, #1.2)
  • Rebecca's Lost Journals, Volume 3: His Submissive (Inside Out, #1.3)
  • Rebecca's Lost Journals, Volume 4: My Master (Inside Out, #1.4)
  • Being Me (Inside Out, #2)
  • Revealing Us (Inside Out, #3)
  • Rebecca's Lost Journals (Inside Out, #3.2)
  • No in Between (Inside Out, #4)
  • I Belong to You (Inside Out, #5)
  • All of Me (Inside Out, #6)
Being Me (Inside Out, #2) Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen, #1) Revealing Us (Inside Out, #3) Infinite Possibilities (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen, #2) Hot Secrets (Tall, Dark & Deadly, #1)

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