Title: Revealing Us
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Publisher/Year: Gallery Books 9/10/13
Length: 320 Pages
Series: Inside Out #3
He has become her life, her heart, her very soul. But he is dark and damaged, and his secrets are many. Sara will risk everything for him. He, in turn, will dare to expose his deepest needs, his most erotic desires. And in the fury of passion he will reveal all that torments him, all that he can never escape. To love him, Sara must embrace the darkest part of him, and become his shelter in a storm that will be his ultimate salvation.
WOW! This is exactly what i was hoping for in the next installment and Ms. Jones has not let us down! From what we’ve learned of Chris and Sara’s relationship, it’s nothing short of heated and passionate and all consuming. When we last left these 2 off, Sara barely escaped being killed by Ava who’s gone a bit bat-s**t crazy, and Chris is yet again afraid that he won’t be able to protect her from everything. the trouble too is that this all went down at Mark’s house and that means there’s angst and a divide since Chris and Mark don’t have warm fuzzy feelings towards one another.
Chris needs to go back to paris, and he’s basically given Sara an ultimatum to follow him or be done. She is smart to make the choice to get her butt to the airport and on the plane to see where things fall out with Chris. Chris is both relieved and uncertain that she’s decided to come, and that just sets us up for the roller coaster that we will encounter in this third book.
Upon arrival in the airport when things seem like they could be looking up, Sara is pick-pocketed and loses her ID/passport and everything. That’s just a pre-cursor of all that will happen. Not only is this the first bad thing in a string of issues, they finally arrive at ‘their home’ when they fall into their own passions to be interrupted by Amber – the woman who created Chris’ amazing dragon tattoo and a woman who’s still in love with him. Not a fun thing for Sara at all to have to deal with. That’s just the start of things to come.
Where this story takes us is exactly like i’ve said before, a roller coaster. Sara is still trying to find out where Ella is, and finds out that it’s potentially even worse than she ever imagined. Then she learns along the way that there’s even more strife in her own personal future since she’s now a suspect in Rebecca’s murder/disappearance because Ava is trying to use that angle as her defense. Meaning that Sara can’t get her passport back, and may have to stand trial back in the States.
The nice thing that we get in this installment though is that there’s now a potential supporting character budding romance that i’m hoping we’ll get to see play out. Rey is Chris’ security / Sara’s bodyguard and Chantal is Sara’s french Tutor (and friend of Chris’ godmother). there definitely seems to be some chemistry there and i think that it helped add a bit of lightness to the story when this book was really deep and stressful.
I LOVED it and i’m so happy to see that this isn’t a trilogy but a series. I have to get it out of my head that all boks that i read will be a trilogy because in my mind i have expectations on how things will end up and then spend much of the story trying to figure out when things will get tied up. I now can’t wait to see what happens next, especially with the epilogue that Ms. Jones included – it was EXACTLY what i was hoping for and a very good teaser.
I loved your review. I also felt this book was great. I was happy to see the character Chantel, I think she just may be one of my favorites. :). If you have not read IF I WERE YOU, check out the author website, she has a link to get the book for free. http://www.lisareneejones.com—Rae
I am reading it now. So far, it is a roller coaster, as you said.
Great review! I loved Revealing Us and i can’t wait for more of Chris, Sara, Mark, and Ella!! Chantal was a great addition to this book.