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Being Me (Inside Out #2)

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  12,617 ratings  ·  1,200 reviews
I arch into him, drinking in his passion, instantly, willingly consumed by all that he is and could be to me. . . .

Sara McMillan is still searching for Rebecca, the mysterious woman whose dark, erotic journal entries both enthralled and frightened her. Tormented by a strong desire to indulge the demands of her new boss while also drawn deeper into her passionate bond with
ebook, 368 pages
Published June 11th 2013 by Gallery Books (first published June 7th 2013)
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“You want to understand?” he asks, his voice low, his eyes ripe with challenge.

It’s infuriatingly enigmatic.
It’s thrillingly dark.
It’s trap-door beautiful.
It’s sexually wicked.

He considers me, his expression impassive, but his pale green eyes shimmer and then burn. “Stand up and take off your clothes, Sara.”

Lisa Renee Jones is a labyrinth of an author. This is a romance series, yes, but it’s so mysterious and so completely sexy that it almost makes you feel blindfolded while reading it
Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
5 Being Chris, Pain & Pleasure Stars

“Pain that becomes pleasure. Pain that’s about pleasure,” he repeats huskily,“and sometimes, baby, that pain is so intense that it becomes the pleasure. You want pain and darkness, baby, you got it.”


Sara McMillan is drawn deeper in the seductive and mysterious world, consisted of tormented artists, dominant and submissive games, raw passion, smoldering attraction, lies and deceit.


Fighting her own demons, keeping secrets and hiding soul deep scars, Sara is
"You made me see what was important. What's real. You made me see you." His lips brush mine. "See me now, Sara."

"Let me love what you hate. Let me do that for you."

Being Me is the second part of the Inside Out Trilogy and picks up right where the first part of the story ended. And since the first book, If I Were You ended with a HUGE cliffhanger, I was extremely glad to be able to start this ARC right after finishing the first book.

Just like in first book, Lisa Renee Jones has managed
If I Were You left us all at a huge cliffhanger... thankfully, Being Me picks up directly where If I Were You left off...

Sara is going through Rebecca’s journals. Trying to find the missing pieces of the puzzle. She has a needs to know where Rebecca is and what has happened to her.

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Then there is Chris Merit... Oh I love this man! Sara saw a bit of a different side of Chris in the last book.
Chris has layers I don’t pretend to understand, but he cares about me and I want to see what I failed to
~ Becs ~
“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.”

Oh, boy!!

This book is not actually due for release until June 11th and so it’s an absolute requirement that this be a spoiler free review and that’s not easy given all that happens in this book but I’ll give it a go!

If you’ve not read Rebecca’s Los
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Jun 25, 2013 Stacia (the 2010 club) rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Someone who is not me, apparently, because it seems like a lot of people are loving this.
Recommended to Stacia (the 2010 club) by: Myself, because I honestly didn't think book 2 could be much worse than book 1.

Nancy Drew, this woman is not. Come to think of it, I probably would have rather gone back and indulged in a Nancy-based pre-feminist shenanigan involving a hidden staircase or hollow oak rather than reading this.

I'm almost sadly reminiscent of my love/hate feelings for book 1. While it might not have been a great book (and it did inspire me to drag up a picture of a sexual predator), at least there was a spark of potential present - enough to make me hope that things could get better.

We're sup
Lisa Renee Jones
Feb 25, 2014 Lisa Renee Jones added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

Paris His Secrets

ALERT! Book 1 IF I WERE YOU is FREE for a limited time at XOXO Dark!



BEING ME Excerpt:

The idea that I’ve convinced myself he is less controlling than he is has my heels colliding heavily on the driveway. I charge toward his car, the same car I’ve let myself drive instead of holding on to my own identity. I don’t look his direction but damn him, I can feel him all over, everywhere, inside and out, and in intimate places I can’t convince my body he
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
5+++ STARS

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Lisa Renee Jones stepped it up in this second installment the Inside Out Trilogy. She has given her readers a BREATHTAKING experience through this well written and well planned out story. The mystery and plot thickens, the romance is stronger, and steam level is scorching. Being Me is definitely a UTC Top Pick for 2013.

There are three things I love most about this book. The first is the ROMANCE AND STEAM FACTOR. Chris and Sara’s relationship truly takes off,
Sammy☆Smitten With Book Heroes☆彡
3.5 Stars

If you have not read If I Were You (Inside Out #1), there might be minor spoilers in this review.

"I'm just looking out for us both. I need you alive and well if I'm going to fuck you until you can't forget my name."

"You've already done, that, but if you want to be an overachiever, feel free."

Being Me starts directly where If I Were You ended (which was basically a giant cliffhanger). In this book, Sara is continuing to work for the Allure Art Gallery while she is still searching for Reb
Being Me is the 2nd installment of LRJ’s Inside Out Trilogy and begins where the first book left off. While it immediately clears up one mystery it opens the door to more questions about Rebecca’s disappearance as well as Sara’s safety and her budding relationship with the sexy as sin artist, Chris Merit.

Rebecca’s journals continue to haunt Sara and she continues to suspect her handsome and mysterious boss, Mark Compton, as well as others, wondering what part they played in Rebecca's life. As mo
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
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Love, love, love this series! In a genre that's saturated with the whole FSoG storyline, it's refreshing to find a book equally erotic, superbly executed, but add some edgy mystery and suspense.....ya got yourself a great trilogy! I can see why Starz Channel picked this up as option for a movie/series! It's got it all.

Ingredients to said missing woman, an abandoned storage unit filled with her journals detailing her exploration into the world of BDSM D/s play, two men, both d
Elizabeth (Liz)
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

4 Stars

Picking up directly where the end of book one left off, Being Me is a fantastic, exciting bridge to the third book in Lisa Renee Jones' Inside Out series!

Sara McMillan remains fascinated by the journals she's discovered of a woman named Rebecca. Some might go so far as to say that Sara has taken over Rebecca's life in just about every way. She has Rebecca's job. She has Rebecca's boss. She's becoming acquainted with all of Rebecca's co-workers and bu
Jennifer Kyle
Lisa Renee Jones delivers a fantastic sequel in Being Me. Her writing was erotic, mysterious and completely addicting.


”You made me see what is important. What’s real. You made me see you.” His lips brushed mine. “See me now, Sara.”


This book answers every question a reader was left with at the end of If I Were You.

Sara is driven by the desire to find Rebecca. More journals are appearing which gives clues as to who Rebecca’s dom was as well as possible suspects in her disappearance.

Sara and Ch
Sarah ❤️ Literary Hottie


3.5 Stars........slow start but what an amazing, nail biting ending!!!!

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I have been waiting for what feels like an eternity for this second book in the 'Inside Out' trilogy to be released, and after the HUGE cliff hanger at the end of the first book, I was so excited to get my hands on this arc.

The story begins from where we left off in book one. I should probably say now that I recommend you reread book one to remind yourself of where we got to, but basically Sara is st
“You told me I don’t belong in this world, either,” I manage, choking on the words.
“You don’t.” His jaw clenches. “Which is why I tried to warn you away and why I tried to walk away.”
My stomach knots. “You still can.” I start to get up, suddenly needing an escape, and this time Chris can’t give it to me.
He shackles my wrists in his hands and pulls me to him, between his legs, on my knees. “That’s just it. I can’t and I don’t want to even try. And I don’t want you to, either.” His expression sof
Jun 13, 2013 Rebecca marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
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Nope, can't do it.
I'm really really sorry, it's just not for me.

There is no point finishing it because I'm just not this books audience. My review wouldn't mean anything to people because I'm not even absorbing what I'm reading.
It's not what I expected or wanted. I wanted more of the mystery unraveling but again we have Sara, Sara and her desperado ways.

Other readers may love it, hot sex with dominant men. I understand the appeal, but I need more. Much much more.
Sara is just not my kind of cha
Aestas Book Blog
I NEED ANSWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Being Me is the second installment in Lisa Renee Jones's adult romance series titled Inside Out. Being Me picks up exactly where the first book: If I Were You left off. As a reader reading the novels back-to-back, I appreciated this. It can be so annoying to read a ton of backstory that you literally just read yesterday! In Being Me, readers see the main character, Sara's life continue to be a reflection of the deeply personal journals she keeps close to her. The mystery element is engaging and ...more
4 1/2 stars!

If I Were You, book one of the Inside Out Trilogy, was one of my favorite reads of 2012, and after a HUGE cliffhanger ending I've been impatiently waiting for Book 2 to be released. Thankfully, I am more than pleased to report that Lisa Renee Jones does not disappoint. I absolutely loved book 2, Being Me!

Although in this book, Chris and Sara's relationship did lack some of the intensity it had in If I Were You, it still was enough to put butterflies in my stomach and a silly grin on
**ARC provided by Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review***

3.5 stars

Great read. I loved Mark and Chris, very interesting characters. Diary entries drove me insane, I could not figure it out who the Master was, and that's what kept me reading.
Sarah was just ok heroine. A little too paranoid for my taste. At times I found her a bit annoying. The first book ended with a huge cliffhanger and I thought that the beginning of this book going to be very dramatic,
Nikki Brandyberry
I don’t even know where to begin with this review because I loved this book so much but there is so much I simply can’t say without giving everything away. I want to yell and scream and tell everyone what happened but I can’t. I do think the blurb is slightly misleading though because it makes it sound like Sara and Mark (her boss) might have a little sumthin sumthin going on…and while one or both of them may yearn for something on a secret level, I didn’t really get the idea that either of them ...more
Lkay ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
YAY! Just got my ARC!!!!!
I feel like it's my birthday all over again

This is NOT a stand alone book, you need to read book #1 of Lisa Renee Jones's Inside Out series, IF I WERE YOU. Then I would suggest picking up Rebecca's Lost Journals Volume One: THE SEDUCTION; Volume Two:THE CONTRACT; Volume Three: HIS SUBMISSIVE; and Volume Four: MY MASTER, they give a lot of insight to Rebecca and her relationship with the Master.

BEING ME picks up right where IF I WERE YOU left us hanging...finally an answer to what happened to Sara in the storage facility! I would say more
Redheaded Bookworm
I feel lost and empty after finishing this book. My cheeks are tear stained and my heart has been shredded. I was pulled so far into this book, I actually felt ALL the raw emotions, and now I'm trying to talk myself back into the real world.

Being Me picks up right where If I Were You ends. From page one, I was sucked back into the lives of these complex characters. Sara is still avidly trying to find Rebecca and trying to make sure she keeps the clients and Mark happy at the gallery. And of cou
Words cannot express how much I loved this book, but I'm going to try anyway.
I loved book one in the INSIDE OUT TRILOGY -- IF I WERE YOU - it was one of my favorite books of 2012. Needless to say, I had super high expectations for this one. Well, Ms. Jones not only rose to the challenge, she blew those expectations away! If possible it has even more suspense, angst, super-hot sex, as well as really touching love scenes too.

BEING ME picks up at that oh-so-frustrating cliffhanger from book one.
Anna Coy
I just finished the ARC and as I sit here and write this review, I have tears in my eyes. I honestly do not know who they are for: Chris, Sara, Rebecca, Mark, Chris and Sara and/or Rebecca and her "Master." So, so, so much is revealed in this book and it has left me raw as it has the characters in the story. I loved every word in this book! I did smile and laugh throughout the book. The characters personalities really show in this story.

'Being Me' is an emotional ride and had me wanting so many
This story consumed me! I could not put it down. It was intense, desperate, passionate and surprising. Christ Merit seriously rocked my world!!! I love the power struggle between the men. The mystery of Rebecca. The obsession of her journals and her life. I absolutely love this series and Lisa Renee Jones' superb writing. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would!!!!! So lucky to have gotten this ARC!
I could say Sara McMillan is as sexy as sin, but then I’d have resorted to a cliché, and I try to avoid them as much as possible in my line of work. But she could make a man drop his drawers, even without the inclusion of alcohol on said occasion. She does have a strong will to go with her soft body and succulent curves, but I’m probably getting a tad ahead of myself.

I’d like to tell you that this particular series hasn’t grabbed ahold of my wrist and yanked me into the midst of it, as I wade my
GAH! So, there is so much to say about BEING ME that I don’t even know where to start! So, how about this: Wow, O.M.G., Holy Crap, YES!, Did that just happen?, NOOOO!!! Those are just some of the things I yelled out during my reading, which might I add took less than 24 hours simply because I. COULD. NOT. PUT. IT. DOWN. Seriously, it was the whole “I’m just going to read one more chapter” and the next thing I know I’m finished! But let me just say – not everything is as it seems and yet some thi ...more
**ARC courtesy of Gallery, Treshold, Pocket Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

Absolutely Amazing!!!!! Ok...I know that this review will probably be really short and I am sorry about that but I don't want to spoil this book for anyone.

I'll start by saying that I was absolutely crushed by the cliffhanger in If I Were You, so I was so glad that this book started right where that book ended. This book had so many twist and turns that Lisa Renee Jones kept you guessing throughou
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  • The Mistress (The Original Sinners, #4)
  • Truth (Finding Anna, #3)
  • Release
  • Burn (Songs of Submission, #5)
  • Beneath the Burn
  • Shooting Scars (The Artists Trilogy, #2)
  • Resolution (Heart of Stone, #3; NSC Industries, #4)
  • Edible (Exquisite, #3)
  • Epilogue (The Dark Duet, #3)
  • Mutual Release (Stewart Realty, #7)
  • Convicted (Consequences, #3)
  • Unscrupulous (The Manhattanites, #1)
  • The Dark Prince (Dark Light, #2)
  • Allure (Spiral of Bliss, #2)
  • Beyond Control (Beyond, #2)
  • Take Me Back (Give & Take, #2.5)
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)
  • If I Were You (Inside Out, #1)
  • 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)
  • 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)
If I Were You (Inside Out, #1) 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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