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My Control (Inside Out #4.5)

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Mark's POV novella

I have lost the man I once was, letting guilt and heartache define who I am. Darkness has controlled me, and one woman has seen what no one else has seen in me, what I do not wish to exist. My hunger for her has driven me to the edge of sanity, but no more. She's about to find out that the Master has returned.
Kindle Edition, 49 pages
Published September 8th 2014 by Pocket Star
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Oct 13, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it
ARC received on behalf of Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books; via NetGallery.

Mark Compton is slowly losing control. The one thing that has kept him centered for years, it is slipping at a rapid pace and beyond the whirlwind of the investigation into Rebecca's whereabouts there is one woman that he finds is at the eye of his storm. Crystal. He shouldn't allow himself to let go with her, he should keep her as far away from him as he can. But he just simply can't.

Crystal has made her way to LA, afte
Sherry Cammer
Sep 22, 2014 Sherry Cammer rated it it was amazing
In Control is another fascinating part of the Inside Out series by Lisa Renee Jones. Wow! We finally get some inside information on Mark Compton who has been a controlling master in this whole series. If you have been following this story you know about Rebecca. I think as more facts come out about what happened to Rebecca it shows us the deep feelings that Mark truly had for this woman. The mystery of her disappearance has brought out emotions in Mark we've never seen before. Crystal is a woman ...more
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ARC received from Gallery Books via Netgalley for an honest review

I had only just finished No In Between before My Control turned up on my kindle, and I just had to start it right away.

In No In Between we start to see Mark losing control as the investigation into Rebecca's disappearance/murder heats up.

In My Control, he is right on the precipice, we just don't know how much more he will take before he tips over the edge. He is no longer Mr Dominant, Mr Control. He is spiralling and it is not pr
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What I got from this little novella is that I really like reading from Crystal and Mark's POV.

Mark is an important part of the series as much as Chris and Sara are. He was(is) in love with Rebecca who disappeared and her case is still the main focus of this series.

Mark's partner this time is Crystal, who is as far as I remember a new employee in his club. I could be mistaken. The attraction between them is obvious and the sexual tension is off the charts. Crystal is not the typical submissive gi
Farryn Skye, Brie CCBH
Aug 16, 2014 Farryn Skye, Brie CCBH rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest and thoughtful review.

I love that LRJ made us fall in love with Crystal and Mark like she did with Chris and Sara. I got to see Mark fighting for control and losing that battle when it came to Crystal. It was refreshing to see such a strong dominant man being vulnerable and unable to control his self. I loved that he's finally admitting that he loved Rebecca and trying desperately to get her justice. Now Crystal, is always exactly what he
Sep 08, 2014 Cyndi rated it it was amazing
Another great novella by Lisa Renee Jones that fills the void between Sarah and Chris’s path contained in the Inside Out novels. Really, we wouldn't have a story if it weren't for Mark, so all glimpses into what happening with him are welcome! You really must be reading the series for this novella to make any sense and you should have read No In Between first.

My Control takes place in the few days between Ava’s initial arrest and her bail hearing. I think this is where we really get to see Mark
Dec 05, 2015 Amy rated it really liked it
Actual Rating: 4.5 Exciting Stars!

I'm going to keep this review short and sweet. My Control is another great addition to the Inside Out Series! I love getting inside Mark's head and seeing his inner struggles for control. I'm intrigued by his "relationship" with Crystal. She is so different from what he's used to, but I think they're going to end up being perfect for one another. I absolutely love the mystery and suspense that surrounds this story and this series! It never disappoints and always
Nicole Tetrev
Aug 04, 2014 Nicole Tetrev rated it it was amazing
I seriously don't know how LRJ gives us so much with in so little pages. I love getting inside Marks head because there is no one like him and you never know what he is thinking. Well unless your Crystal that is. Crystal and Mark are like fire and ice, yet they need each other. I still don't know what exactly is in Crystals past, but I know she is determined to help Mark even if it destroys her in the process. Mystery, sex, drama and chemistry are just a few things LRJ delivers time after time a ...more
Oct 21, 2014 Menna rated it it was amazing

So looking forward to reading mark's book!
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MY CONTROL is a very short novella about Mark & Crystal, written in both POVs - we already read about their story in 2 previous novellas and this one will be their last novella before they get their own full-length book next!

We all just read No In Between and we know what's happening in the whole Rebecca & Ava situation.
Ava has been released from prison but the police think they have enough evidence to arrest her again on monday ...
Crystal just arrived in San Francisco to help Ma
Dirty Dayna
Aug 05, 2014 Dirty Dayna rated it it was amazing
5 Losing Control stars
omg omg I got the Next Inside Out book free courtesty of the publisher and netgalley for an honest review

I am sooo addicted to this series

This is another look into Mark's life as it spirals trying to gain control over everything again. Crystal and Rebecca consume his mind and his control is slipping...

Mark’s story is broken up into 4 parts,

Part One: Guilt ..
it isn’t about me….. It’s about a broken man who doesn’t even know he’s broken
I’m spinning out of control might
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews

3 Losing Control Stars!!!

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books via NetGalley

This was so short and sweet and another brief moment into the mind of Mark. Where Mark is losing his control and having a hard time with it, now add Crystal into things and all hell is breaking loose inside of Mark.

Again I am so torn because I love this brilliance of this series but it is now at a potentially turning point for me in the wrong direction. However, I will com
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In THE MASTER UNDONE and MY HUNGER, we just scratch the surface of Mark Compton and Crystal Smith’s relationship. In MY CONTROL we dive a little deeper into their complicated feelings they have for one another. Ms. Jones gives us the gift of dual POV’s so we can finally understand what is going on in Crystal’s head, as well as, the one hell of a mess that continues to go on in Mark’s head. All three of these little sexy gems are all leading up to the BING BANG I like to call, I BELONG TO YOU, w
Aug 29, 2014 Zita rated it it was amazing
He needs his control…

This novella occurs right after My Hunger continuing Mark and Crystal’s story and is in both their points of view. Do not read out of series order. The events are occurring during the same time frame as in No In Between.

The control that defines the man Mark is continues to elude him, for every step that he takes to regain it news is brought to his attention and he falls backwards finding a strange comfort in the arms of a woman who is no submissive. Rebecca’s love put the cr
Lulu Dumonceaux
Oct 10, 2014 Lulu Dumonceaux rated it it was amazing
I received a copy from the author.
I have read and loved all the books in this series including Rebecca's journals and now through The Master Undone, His Secrets, My Hunger and My Control novellas, we are really starting to understand Mark Compton. Mark has fiercely protected himself so that he does not feel vulnerability and pain from relationships. In My Control, Mark clearly can no longer maintain this as the facade comes crumbling down through his encounters with Crystal. Maybe it's due to th
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Where chaos happened in Master’s Undone, here, Mark takes back His Control. Despite the hardships he is in, you see him slowly decide what he wants to do as far as Crystal goes. She has always been there, but there’s always something that holds him back. Honestly, I think it’s because of Rebecca. Now that he knows where Rebecca is, he can focus on who is in front of him. Crystal.

I love reading Marks POV. It gives me a clear view of what going on in his head. Up until now, he has been a big enig
Christi Snow
Sep 08, 2014 Christi Snow rated it really liked it
My Review:
I'm going be so sad when this series comes to an end, but am loving the little bits and pieces we're getting towards the reveal of what really happened to Rebecca. This is another little novella that works toward that showing 24 hours in the investigation from both Mark and Crystal's POV (I love that it switches between them in this one).

As the clues are revealed, Mark's control is quickly unraveling as he sinks into self-blame and recrimination for costing Rebecca her life. Confusing
Oct 27, 2014 Yaritza rated it it was amazing
Once again Lisa writes another amazing book. Left my heart broken trying to find out if Rebecca is still alive or not. Crystal is such a sweet girl who is trying her best not to fall for Mark the sexual controller. Loved that she stands up for herself and doesn't let him get his way. Looking forward to see what happens next in there relationship. Mark is torn apart from not knowing what happened to Rebecca. He ended up becoming her Master but she was truly in love with him and wished that he fel ...more
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Review copy provided for a honest review

“My Control” is one of the most powerful novella’s that I have read. Ms. Jones writing of the turmoil Mark is going through was spot on. I was able to feel his emotions throughout the book as he was going through them. Dismay, betrayal, love and hate … all wonderfully written and showing us a side of Mark that we never thought we would see.
His salvation is Crystal. She makes him feel things that
*I received a free copy to read & review for Wicked Reads*

I just want to reiterate that I absolutely LOVE these novella's - these tiny stories really pack a punch!

What do I say about Mark Compton?
He's dealing with regrets, and pain, and depression - while still keeping strong for his family. His entire demeanor has drastically changed throughout this series, but this installment really shows him in a different light. Crystal's helping him more then he's willing to admit or accept-and it's
Sep 08, 2014 Angie rated it it was amazing

~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads Review Team~

Please be sure to read all the books in order, you will get the full impact of this novella that way. I love this entire series and this short novella really changed my feelings towards Mark, which is something I never thought possible. I don’t want to give anything away but this is a must read for anyone who is reading the entire series.

Characters: We learn more about Mark and why he is the way he is and see a
Sofia Lazaridou
I am tired of not getting anywhere with Rebecca's murder. I don't get why the author is toying with us about the possibility of her being alive, only to come a few lines later and tell us that she isn't. It has been made very clear that she is dead many times in the previous books, but somehow the thought of finding Rebecca alive seems to keep popping up in the thoughts of a character.

I want the full length novel for Mark and Crystal and not only 49 pages that leads me to nowhere. When I started
3.5 stars! Love this series. This novella is right after “No In Between” and must be read in order. The author gives us Mark’s viewpoint which was absent while reading Chris and Sara’s story. This whole series is one of my favorites and I highly recommend starting this series if you haven’t read them yet…smart, sexy, adult and very twisty. Lisa Renee Jones draws you into these characters and you can’t wait to see what happens next.

I loved seeing this side of Mark and I absolutely loved seeing Cr
Sep 03, 2014 Stacey rated it it was amazing
this is a ARC review .. Mark and Crystal are back they are still trying to find Rebecca's killer whom we read in the last book to be Ava but she restated that she never did kill Rebecca so question is who did ? or was it really Ava and Ryan whom wants Amanda who works at ALLURE .. and will Mark ever let his defenses down to let Crystal in .. and at the tail end there is a thought on a contract so does Crystal give up control or will Mark or will they both give up control to each other to find th ...more
Rachael Orman
Sep 08, 2014 Rachael Orman rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

I've been waiting for more on Mark & Crystal. I have to say this didn't let me down.

Mark is going through the roughest patch in his life. Old demons, new troubles. Everything is going to hell around him and he's falling apart trying to keep his control of it all.

Crystal is along for the ride. She sees what is happening to Mark even though he tries to keep it from everyone. She's his support without intentionally putti
Sep 05, 2014 Veronica rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

For me Mark Compton went from being the least interesting character in the first book to being by far the most interesting character. I'm loving watching him struggle with his emotions and control. It is great being inside is head.

If you love strong female leads you'll love Crystal. She is every bit Mark's equal and just what he needs.

This may only be a novella but it packs a punch. It is sexy, emotional page turning stuff,
★MC's Corner★
Sep 23, 2014 ★MC's Corner★ rated it it was amazing

*MC’s Corner*
Note: Spoilers.
• The last part sure is exciting! I can’t wait for the next one!!!

• My Control is about Mark Compton’s control. Control with everything that happened, happening and things that is going to happen, control with whatever is happening between him and Crystal.

• It was very short. (I wish it was longer*grin*)

• (Gosh! I didn’t realize it was so hard reviewing a novella. PHEW!)

ARC provided by Pocket Star Books & NetGalley in exchange of honest revie
Sep 09, 2014 Dee rated it really liked it
I'm a sucker for dual POV's. I love these glimpses into what makes Mark tick. His grief and guilt over Rebecca is heart wrenching. He tries to hide/fight his vulnerable side but it's in there behind the tough controlled exterior. Crystal sees what's behind it all but will she be able to break down his walls? Mark knows she's hiding something but what's in her past that she doesn't want to open up about? Will he be able to break down her walls or will he keep trying to push her away and deny hims ...more
Dana ~ The Dirty Smut'atter
4.5 STARS [just based on it being so short]

This installment we finally get to see a glimpse of the man hiding behind the facade Mark has built for himself. Crystal never allows Mark to take full control of a situation with her and that makes her a great match for this extreme alpha male. We get a bunch of details surrounding the investigation and I really want to punch Ryan in the face................HARD!! What the heck is he hiding from Mark and more importantly the investigation.

I love the d
Sep 08, 2014 Lisa rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of My Control from the author
Oh. My. Gawd!
I want more Mark Compton! Seriously!
I didn't even know I liked Mark until I started reading the novellas from Mark POV (point of view)
Lisa Renee Jones is magic with words ... Mark was a mystery, an intriguing, maddening, sexy mystery in the INSIDE OUT series
My Control is part 3 (after Master Undone and My Hunger)
this novella takes us deeper into Mark's story ... and Crystal's.
how on earth does Lisa Renee Jones get so much into one novel
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