Book Review: Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones

Infinite possibilities….
Infinite passion…..
Infinite danger….

His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn’t trust him. I shouldn’t tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breathe? He is what I need.

At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loves to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she’s finally dared to believe she is forgotten–even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets down her guard, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run.

On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take “no” as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give? And what if there is more to Liam than meets the eyes?



How to Write a Bad Erotic Romance

Step One: Create a vacuous shell of a female MC
Don’t worry about giving her a personality or any measure of intelligence, you can just tell us she has both and chances are, a lot of people will believe you. Let’s call her Sponge because really, that’s what she is, a porous, moldable object, easily capable of absorbing vast amounts of sperm.

Step Two: Create a giant douchenozzle of a male lead
If you could make him condescending, arrogant, borderline abusive and also an emotional terrorist that’d be great, thanks. Make him hot and rich though so people will still lurve him. Hell, why not make him a billionaire because, you know, they’re pretty fucking gawg most of the time…

Step Three: Add a plot
NAH! Just teasing, no one really cares about this anymore.

Step Four: Sex
Do some shoddy research into BDSM and write about it, in detail. If you don’t feel like doing research or writing about BDSM try writing about vanilla or even macchiato sex but make it repetitive…cause that’s always a hoot.

Step Five: Contrived angst is contrived
“Blah, blah, blah, we shouldn’t be together because of reasons!” Ooh, and throw in a strong theme like rape or incest but don’t lend any depth to the subject because who wants to do legitimate research into the psychology of survivors? BORING!

Step Six: HEA or cliffie
End with one of these. It doesn’t even fucking matter which, people will still snort it like crack.

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