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

Being Me (Inside Out, #2)Being Me by Lisa Renee Jones

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Being Me is the second part of the Inside Out Trilogy and picks up right where the first part of the story ended.

Just like in first book, Lisa Renee Jones has managed to create a captivating, alluring and intriguing storyline with many dark twists and turns that kept me constantly on edge. The story consists of a well woven together cluster of secrets that slowly gets revealed. And in the last 25% of the story we finally get some much needed answers to the questions that have haunted both the reader and main character Sara McMillan throughout most of the story…

Sara McMillan

It were Rebecca’s journals that brought Sara to where she is now. And it also where Rebecca’s journals that managed to turn her entire world upside down and that made her realize, her own life isn’t that different from Rebecca’s after all. While she also realizes that she doesn’t want to be like the same she doesn’t want to lose herself completely.

“I relate to her and I understand the inescapable passion she felt and lost herself inside. I don’t want to be her. I’m not her.”

Because of her past, Sara doesn’t want to give up control, she wants to belong to no one but herself. But at the same time, she finds herself drawn to a man who likes to be in control…a man like Chris.

Chris Merit is the inspiring, talented artist whose charmes Sara is unable to resist. But, Chris has a dark past of his own…

“There’s a part of me that lives in the belly of hell. You don’t belong there. I can’t take you there with me.” His forehead goes to mine. “And yet I can’t stay away. I can’t let you go.”

As Chris and Sara start to become closer, Sara learns more and more about Chris’s twisted past and when he reveals her some of his deepest and darkest secrets, it’s up to her to decide if she’s willing to accept him for who he truly is and if she’s willing to help him overcome all the dark thoughts that still haunt him.

Mark Compton,the powerful and charismatic gallery owner and Sara’s current boss seems to hide a secret life of his own. His strong, commanding attitude seems to match the one of the mystery man in Rebecca’s journals, but could he really be the one that Rebecca refers to as her Master?

“Pain that’s about pleasure,” he repeats huskily. “And sometimes, baby, that pain is so intense that it becomes the pleasure.”

And what about Rebecca? What happened to her? The last journal entries of hers that where found, show a confused side of her where she feels lost and starts to lose herself completely in the dark and all-consuming world her Master has invited her into…

“He is everything I am, and everything I’m not. I do not remember where I begin and he ends, or where he ends and I begin.”

“I’ve always known we were two puzzle pieces that fit together in the hollow that is our pain. There was a time when I was certain we were too damaged not to destroy each other. Now I think we are saving each other.”

Can Sara and Chris overcome their pain and past together or will it be those exact same things that will tear them apart?

Unlike the first book in this series,  Being Me doesn’t have a cliffhanger ( thank God for that) but there are still many more questions that need to be answered and that’s why I’m already anxious to get started the third installment of this enticing series!


About Cristina

I started this blog for quite a few reasons: 1. To share my opinions about books I read. (I'm open to recommendations) 2. To express myself in the only way that I love,which is of course writing 3. To connect with people with whom I may share the same interests I read and write because it offers me an escape door from the world we live in. A door which allows me to be whomever I want to be, live wherever in this big world,set off on adventures and most of all because it brings my imagination back to life from its very very long sleep. And of course...Because I love to !! Here are some basic things about your host and writer.. My name is Cristina and I come from Bucharest ( also known as The Little Paris ) were I was born, raised and am currently - still - living. I’ve finished my studies a few years ago and got my bachelor degree at Dimitrie Cantemir University, in my hometown; in Economics. I have to admit that this specialty wasn't my first choice. I have been weighing my choices – as in, to what they can provide me in future – both while I was still in high school and after. Initially I wanted to go to Foreign Languages, but I had a big fall the moment I saw that it wasn't acredited – huge disappointment washed over me. I am still a bit disappointed about that to be honest. I have a huge passion for writing ever since I was little, and even if I had times when I didn't (or couldn't) write anything, now I am right back on track. My dad is the only one who knows how much passion I put into what I write and doesn't giggle or grin when I bring it up. I love having someone’s support no matter how little it is,it still means so much to me. Love, Cris ♥ Hope that those who will follow me like what I post around here and - why not - maybe give some ideas about new topics. :) If anyone wants to add something on the blog please contact me at

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