Revealing Us (Inside Out #3) by Lisa Renee Jones
Publication Date: September 10th 2013 by Gallery Books
About the book:
The third installment in the sexy Inside Out erotic romance series—in the seductive tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
You've discovered Rebecca's secrets. You've discovered Sara's secrets. Now Sara will discover "his" deepest, darkest secrets...but will those secrets bind them together--or tear them apart?
Revealing Us, the third book in the Inside Out series was an exciting read filled with suspense. We finally discover the secrets to Chris’ dark past, and he and Sara come a long way in their relationship.
I was apprehensive to start Revealing Us because I was still more than a little annoyed with Chris from the last book, Being Me. He did exactly what he promised he wouldn’t, and then expected Sara to drop everything and come to Paris with him. He didn’t just expect Sara to go, it was an ultimatum and after his past actions, that didn’t set well with me. Fortunately, my opinion of Chris rapidly changed.
And I know very well that not only have the people you depended on in life let you down, but I also shut you out after Dylan died. That gave you reason to believe I’ll let you down, too, but you can depend on me. And I fully intend to prove that to you…..
“I love you, too, Sara. More than I’ve let you see, but I’m going to fix that.”*
One thing I love about this series is the author’s ability to create an atmosphere of suspense. The mystery of Ella, (Sara’s schoolteacher friend who left for Paris to elope), and new accusations about Rebecca surface and lent an air of unease and danger to the story. Also, we meet Amber, the woman in Chris’ dark past who tattooed him. They were involved way back when and Amber clearly isn’t over him. I was worried that she’d wreck things between Chris and Sara, but I was happy with the way they both dealt with her. Well, mostly. A bump in the road near the end made me want to strangle Sara for her stupidity, but thankfully it was short lived.
I was happy that Chris and Sara came together in mind and in heart, for the most part. Chris finally agrees to open up to Sara (in his own time), and she’s determined to stick to Chris’ side no matter what he reveals.
“You can’t scare me away, Chris. So throw all the words you want at me. I’m still here. I’m not going anywhere.*
I did enjoy this book, but I felt some of the spicy scenes somewhat lacking in build-up and steam. Also, I felt the big reveal of Chris’ secret was somewhat disappointing, and I couldn’t really make sense of why it made him feel so guilty toward Amber. With all that said, I was pleased with where Chris and Sara ended in this installment. We’re left on a “happy for now” kind of ending, but the story isn’t over. I didn’t know this going in, but there is a forth and fifth book planned. No cliffhanger. Well, not for the main characters anyhow.
A copy was provided by Gallery Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.