Review: Infinite Possibilities (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #2) by Lisa Renee Jones

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Title:  Infinite Possibilities
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Publisher/Year:  Lisa Renee Jones 11/10/13
Length:  240 pages
Series: The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #2

Overview

Secrets and lies. They are everywhere: haunting her, tormenting her. In the midst of it all, he’d been her escape, her passion. The only person she’d trusted in six years. And then he’d made her doubt that trust, cutting her deeply. But as she’d once told him, she was damaged, not broken. She is ready to fight and not just for survival. She is fighting for the truth and she won’t stop until she has it, not even for…him.

My Thoughts

When we last left Amy, she had overheard a conversation between Liam (her boyfriend? lover, protector?) and Derek, his best friend/almost brother where it sounded like they were watching her, via a camera on her computer and she felt betrayed.  The whole premise of  book 1 as you’ll remember is that she’s running from her past – her family was killed in a  fire, and what complicates things is that her father was a very well known, very successful archaeologist, so she feels that it’s all tied together.  Amy had been on the run for 6 years now, and had just been directed to flee to Denver for her safety – which is where she met Liam.  She had been trained to ‘trust no one’ but some how had let him in, and that’s where things ended up badly.  She felt like everything that she thought she had known and trusted about him was wrong.

So in the beginning of book 2, Amy figures a plan on how to get out of Denver, with the ultimate goal of going to Texas since that’s where she’s from and where she needs to face things.  While she’s making her way elsewhere, she hitchhikes through truck stops, gets jobs at diners to make her way and tries to fly under the radar.  of course – easier said than done because some how Liam finds her at a diner in New Mexico and tells her that if he found her, the people looking for her could.  She decides to listen to him after a bit of a struggle, and ends up trusting what he’s saying to be true and goes with him back to NYC to be ‘protected’.  Complications don’t end there – we learn that Liam knows the truth about who Amy is (aka her real name and past) and has done some digging and investigating on his own.  He also tries to track down the people who were hunting her, only to find that they have also been murdered which makes things worse.  Liam devises a plan to escape since they’ve realized that it’s not safe for them to stay in NYC for the time being – all of which is complicated because…..Amy is preggo.

we’ll get back to that – or maybe not.  In any event, the morning that they are going to leave New York for Taiwan, a fire alarm is triggered at Liam;’s ‘secure’ home and they evacuate.  While Amy is getting evaluated by the EMT, she gets a note from ‘her brother’ which ultimately turns out to be from Meg (yes, meg the woman from the office in Denver) who says that she’s married to Amy’s brother – and that he’s actually alive.  The story from there gets much more complex…but we start to learn a bit more from her, from Amy’s continued flashbacks and from various folks that re-aoppear.

Meg plays an interesting role.

Jared comes back

We learn more about Chad and what he was doing and what he tried to set up as a safety precaution

And we don’t know what this all means for Amy and Liam in the end.  We know that it’s a struggle for them, and we know that even with all the money that Liam has, who ever they are up against has more.

At the end of this story – we get a peak of a next installment from someone else’s POV which i think is interesting, but i’m not sure what that means for the continuation of the story for the other folks.  There wasn’t a hint of a real 3rd installment yet that i’m aware of yet i don’t have any closure to the whole story.  i’ll have to keep my eyes open because i’m really interested to see what happens.

What Lisa Renne Jones does that’s really great is that she gives us a great story that’s wrought with tension and fear of kidnapping and murder – which is always needed in a story like this.  all at the same time that we see a great romance develop and blossom not without it’s own problems.  i want to see things happen in a certain way but so far, things have not resolved which is nice in a way if there is another installment in the works.   I hope you guys enjoy this one!

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