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1001 Romances! | 178 comments   If I Were You, by Lisa Renee Jones

The first book in the Inside Out series, which is being made into a cable T.V. series.
(Author’s Website – TV Show Information.)

When Sara McMillan finds a stack of journals in a storage unit, she’s shocked and enthralled by the erotic life the writer led. Unable to stop reading, she vicariously lives out dark fantasies through Rebecca, the writer—until the terrifying final entry.

Certain something sinister has happened, Sara sets out to discover the facts, immersing herself in Rebecca’s life. Soon she’s working at the art gallery Rebecca worked at and meeting Rebecca’s friends. Finding herself drawn to two dangerously sexy men, the manager of the gallery and a famed artist, Sara realizes she’s going down the same path Rebecca took. But with the promise of her dark needs being met by a man with confident good looks and a desire for control, she’s not sure anything else matters. Just the burn for more.

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If I Were You has been labeled an erotic story, and readers who might be sensitive to or uncomfortable with more intense sexuality in their stories should proceed with caution.

Contains some BDSM elements.

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We are pleased to announce an exciting giveaway!

Five Kindle copies of If I Were You, written by Bestselling Author Lisa Renee Jones, will be given away to the first five commenters here who will agree to participate in the February Group Read.

In addition, Ms. Jones has generously given us five of her fabulous totes to award to five lucky participants. All you have to do is comment here and agree to participate in group read and five random winners will be chosen.

Participants must be over the age of 18 to enter. Winners will be chosen hopefully by the end of January, 2014."

We are planning a “Buddy Read” of this one sometime the middle of February, after the winners have receive their copies.

EXPECT SPOILERS!

Let’s discuss dates!


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1001 Romances! | 178 comments
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1001 Romances! | 178 comments Reserved.


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Melissa | 1032 comments I wanna read this book!


Stories & Verse (storiesverse) | 255 comments It would be interesting to find out if Sara lives out the life of the book or chooses another path in the end...


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Iliada | 4 comments I'm in!


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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments Dear Members,

Please indicate if you have a copy of the book or if you need one. First come, first serve!



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Iliada | 4 comments UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine... wrote: "Dear Members,

Please indicate if you have a copy of the book or if you need one. First come, first serve!"


Sorry about that. I don't have a copy.


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Stories & Verse (storiesverse) | 255 comments UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine... wrote: "Dear Members,

Please indicate if you have a copy of the book or if you need one. First come, first serve!"


I would need a copy to participate; I don't have a copy.


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Melissa | 1032 comments I don't have a copy so I would need one.


Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~* (thepiratewench) | 1 comments Ive been waiting at the library for this book! So I need to check where in line I am and join in if I can get it by your proposed date.


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Phoebe Andamo (phoibee) | 4 comments I want to join but I don't have a copy.


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Lisa Avila (c9pilot) The summary sounds like an amazing book! I haven't read any of this author's books before - will have to look her up.
I'd love to read this one if I can find/get a copy! And I will participate!
-Lisa A.


Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 257 comments I've got the book and would love to participate :)


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Tricia Summerson I would like to read if I can get a copy of the book please.


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Lizzie Andrews (lizzieandrews) | 1 comments I would love to read and participate! I don't have a copy of the book, would love to get one.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21896 comments I know Susan got a copy... but, Sandi, were you able to get one from the library, or do you still need one?


message 18: by Pamela(AllHoney), Fairy Godmother (new) - rated it 3 stars

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14462 comments Okay. ladies, msg me your emails and I'll see about getting them to the appropriate people to get you the ebooks. ☺


Lisa Jo (BabyJo) | 175 comments Pamela, hi! I would love to join this BR but I'd need a copy. I will send my email via msg. Thanks! ;)


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Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14462 comments I started a few days ago and just finished. Ready to discuss whenever you slowpokes catch up! lol (JK)


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AerinLuvs (Anniluvs) | 15 comments Is it too late to enter for a free copy of this book? I want to try a "group read" haven't done it on GR before!
Thanks!


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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments AnniLuvs wrote: "Is it too late to enter for a free copy of this book? I want to try a "group read" haven't done it on GR before!
Thanks!"


I believe (but I'm not sure) that all the author's copies have been claimed. There's a Goodreads giveaway for the book.


Stories & Verse (storiesverse) | 255 comments I read the 1st four chapters and am on chapter five.

I liked how the story starts out with Sara reading an exerpt from the journal --- a strong beginning, I found interesting; almost poetic.

Sara then turns into a detective searching for Rebecca, the owner of the Journal... now I am wondering if Sara will find out what happened to Rebecca...

It has a mysterious eerie undertone to it; with the gorgeous stalker and the missing Rebecca


Lisa Jo (BabyJo) | 175 comments Pamela, I started this yesterday & it's pulled me right in!


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Melissa | 1032 comments If I can get my amazon card to work on my kindle so I can get a copy I'll get it. I keep forgetting to put it on my account.


Lisa Jo (BabyJo) | 175 comments I'm loving this read. I'm wondering just how bad Michael was to Sara. Mmmnnn....


Stories & Verse (storiesverse) | 255 comments This story is listed in the "if you liked 50 Shades of Grey" category... I read the "50 Shades" triology - so far it seems to me that "If I were You" has a slower pace than "50 Shades", but it has the same page turning quality about it... I am curious to find out if Sara will end up with Micheal, Mark, or Chris...


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AerinLuvs (Anniluvs) | 15 comments Oh, I forgot I have an amazon gift card and Amazon sent me a coupon via email for $2 off any Romance because I'm such a good reader, ha ha..

Sorry if I'm asking too many questions, but once I get this book and start reading along, does this Group Read chat about it here? Or somewhere else? I am on my first week on Good Reads, help. Thanks!! :-)


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21896 comments People will may chat about it here, AnniLuvs.


Lisa Jo (BabyJo) | 175 comments Holy Mackerel! I am so mad about the cliffhanger! Can I say that? Now, I have to get the next book but it's freakin $ 7.59 or something like that amount which I think is a bit high for an ebook. Still, I have to get it to know what happens next! Good grief! I loved this book! It had everything but the kitchen sink! I love Lisa Renee's descriptive backgrounds which really felt like you were there in the moment. HOT, most definitely! Thanks for including me in this Ms. Pami! ;)


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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments I'm hearing MANY are upset about the cliffhanger, Lisa Jo.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21896 comments UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine... wrote: "I'm hearing MANY are upset about the cliffhanger, Lisa Jo."

Well, I know I am.

FYI, as Mods, we've all discussed it and it will be one the questions we ask when / if another author offers us a "free" book for our members -(a limited number or not) to review.


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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments Lisa Kay wrote: " FYI, as Mods, we've all discussed it and it will be one the questions we ask when / if another author offers us a "free" book for our members -(a limited number or not) to review. "

We discussed the heck out of this event and that was the one possibility that never crossed our minds.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21896 comments UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine... wrote: "We discussed the heck out of this event and that was the one possibility that never crossed our minds."

LOL! Very true, Dhes. We discussed the posting of this book every which way to Sunday, but not that.


Lisa Jo (BabyJo) | 175 comments UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine... wrote: "Lisa Kay wrote: " FYI, as Mods, we've all discussed it and it will be one the questions we ask when / if another author offers us a "free" book for our members -(a limited number or not) to review...."

I want to know about Sara's beginnings; her father, Michael. Everyone starts somewhere to mold their character. Still, the cliffhanger was crazy (crazy good!) Lol! Even tho' it pissed me off! Do I suggest my asking more info. be addressed on her blog to her assistant or is that a question you girls as mods forward??


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Stories & Verse (storiesverse) | 255 comments Lisa Jo wrote: "UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine... wrote: "Lisa Kay wrote: " FYI, as Mods, we've all discussed it and it will be one the questions we ask when / if another author offers us a "free" book for our mem..."

I am still reading "If I were You", so I haven't reached the cliff hanger part yet, but have you seen the in between novellas that develop the characters?

Rebecca's Lost Journals, Volume 1: The Seduction goes into the secret life of Rebecca and the men who have seduced her.

I haven't read this so I am not sure how detailed it is. There appears to be 4 volumes of the lost journals


Rebecca's Lost Journals, Volume 1 The Seduction (Inside Out, #1.1) by Lisa Renee Jones


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Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14462 comments I saw those, S&V, but I think I'll pass on em for now.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21896 comments Lisa Jo wrote: "Do I suggest my asking more info. be addressed on her blog to her assistant..."

I would try one of those ways, unless the novellas Story & Verse recommended answer your questions.


Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 257 comments I've gotten a little side tracked. I'll be starting this today.


AerinLuvs (Anniluvs) | 15 comments I have this on Audible now and am listening to it. Listening is very different from reading.


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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments AnniLuvs wrote: "I have this on Audible now and am listening to it. Listening is very different from reading."

What do you think of the narration?


AerinLuvs (Anniluvs) | 15 comments What do you think of the narration?"

The narrator is pretty good. I like how I can speed it up or go back 10 or 20 sec. When listening, you can kind of "tune out" while you're doing something else so I'm probably not paying as close of attention to the story as I could be if reading. It is less "work" listening vs. reading, enjoyable! Too bad most of the books on Audible are kinda pricey.


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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments AnniLuvs wrote: "Too bad most of the books on Audible are kinda pricey. "

Yes, they really can get pricey. But I've discovered that with many books, if you buy the Kindle version first, you can get the Whispersync (Audible) version at a greatly reduced price.

For example, with this book, the Kindle Version is $7.59 and then you can get the Audible version for $11.49. In my opinion, that's still not a bargain, but I've gotten some great deals...

For example, I bought the Kindle version of Flowers from the Storm for $5.69, then bought the audible version for $3.49. I got both for less than the audible alone, and far less than the $14.95 per month I pay for a single credit membership. When I can get the books at the reduced price, I do that and pay cash, saving my credits for the super pricey audio books.

And, by the way, Flower from the Storm is BRILLIANT both in reading and in listening. BRILLIANT!


Stories & Verse (storiesverse) | 255 comments If I can comment, I actually listened to the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy using Audible.

I was on the one credit per month plan, so I read it over 3 months.

For me, the voice over added a hint of reality to the story, but reading makes me feel more engaged. The problem with listening was that I found on occasion i lost my place falling asleep or became distracted doing something else at the same time.


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Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14462 comments I can relate, S&V. I've listened to some classic reads and felt myself dozing at times and having to backup and re-listen.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21896 comments S&V, have you checked to see if your device has a "timer mode for sleep"? You can set it before you go to bed for the desired amount and it will shut-off by itself; then you won't be too far lost, if you fall asleep before it times out.


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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments It takes me twice as long to listen because I fall asleep. Or, I didn't quite understand something, or I missed something, and it's harder to find what I'm looking for with audio.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21896 comments That happens to me, too, Dhes. (Not too much when I'm doing mindless housework.) It is one of the reasons I love Whispersync.


Stories & Verse (storiesverse) | 255 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "S&V, have you checked to see if your device has a "timer mode for sleep"? You can set it before you go to bed for the desired amount and it will shut-off by itself; then you won't be too far lost..."

I think I did try the sleep timer a few times... but I prefer reading now... I usually review, and it is easier to take notes reading on an e-reader.


AerinLuvs (Anniluvs) | 15 comments UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine... wrote: "It takes me twice as long to listen because I fall asleep. Or, I didn't quite understand something, or I missed something, and it's harder to find what I'm looking for with audio."

Hear, hear


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