Mark's POV novella.
I have lost the man I once was, letting guilt and heartache define who I am. Darkness has controlled me, and one woman has seen what no one else has seen in me, what I do not wish to exist. My hunger for her has driven me to the edge of sanity, but no more. She's about to find out that the Master has returned.
After reading My Hunger, I was finally able to warm to Mr. Compton so much more, and I was hoping he'd be able to lay his demons to rest. Unfortunately, the circumstances surrounding Rebecca's disappearance and death still plague him. Consumed my guilt, and hatred for those responsible, Mark's life seemed to be spiraling out of control, which was quite out of the ordinary for a man like him. The only thing that kept him grounded, other than his mother's illness, was Crystal.
I loved getting to see things from her perspective, especially the situation with Mark. I also really loved that she cared so passionately for him but didn't give in to his demands. She gave herself to him on her terms, and, once again, I felt that this was what intrigued Mark to the point that he let down his walls from time to time.
Even though this is a novella, it is filled with so much emotion and passion, and I absolutely loved the symbolic gestures that revealed more about Crystal and Mark's relationship than either was willing to admit to.
Mark finally realized the biggest mistake he made with Rebecca, or perhaps he knew it all along, and I have to wonder if he'll continue on the same destructive path with Crystal, or will he let her in completely - equally.
I'm excited for I Belong to You, with high hopes that Mr. Compton will allow himself to love again.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann. Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine. Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.