Please be sure that you have read this series in order – you cannot just jump into this book without the background information that is provided. Series reading order is as follows: (linked to my review when available)
If I Were You: Inside Out Series #1
Rebecca’s Lost Journals (4 novellas)
Being Me: Inside Out Series # 2
Master Undone: Inside Out Series #2.5
Revealing Us: Inside Out Series # 3
His Secrets: Inside Out Series #3.1
My Hunger: Inside Out Series # 3.2
Firstly – if you haven’t read the main novels in the Inside Out Series, or the first story from Mark’s point of view, Master Undone, you will want to read those first. You will lose so much of the impact of this novella without that information, and it won’t make a ton of sense for you. But, now that you have read the others, take a walk inside Mark’s mind as he deals with trauma, upheaval and his own perception of his wants, needs and desires.
The more that I read about Mark, the more that I enjoy and understand him: having the information from this book has allowed me to see his behavior and responses to the events in a whole new light. And then comes Crystal: exactly who and what he needs, this Master with a tendency to overthink and control every aspect of his life. Crystal turns all of that upside down, with her refusal to bow instantly to his every command, as she struggles to relate as both more and less than his own rather rigid preferences are telling him.
Still hot and steamy, but with a large dose of emotional turmoil and struggles for dominance and acquiescence between the two, Mark is gaining a better knowledge of himself and his own needs, even if he doesn’t believe it is necessary. While the main suspense in this novella is what will happen next, and which buttons will be pushed, there are still unanswered questions that will prey on each character and reader as you fly through the pages to see where it ends.
Fortunately, it’s not quite over yet, this journey, and I loved the opportunity to know Mark better, and find the heart that lurks beneath the iron-clad control and reserve.
I purchased an eBook copy of the title for my own library. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Title: My Hunger
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Published by: Pocket Star, Simon and Schuster
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An Inside Out Novella in Mark's POV
While Chris and Sara have traveled to Paris to avoid the chaos of press and police after the tragic night we’d shared, I have stayed to face the reality of what has happened. But there is no peace to be found in facing the truth, and no truth to be found in the confessions that have been made and retracted. I am a Master, all about control, and yet right now, facing great tragedy, I feel as if I have none. With my club and my relationships of the past in the spotlight, I find sanctuary in the one place I’ve promised I will never be again, but cannot seem to resist. Her arms.
***Mark and Crystal's story begins in the novella Master Undone.