Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Review of 'Escaping Me' by Elizabeth Lee


All she wanted to do was forget. Forget the memory of walking in on her boyfriend in the middle of, well, another girl. Forget how she had her entire life planned out. And, forget about being perfect all the time. Unfortunately, she was Whitney Vandaveer and despite the fact that she moved to the middle of nowhere—she couldn't.

He always knew he would never be more than nothing. No job, no money, no future. Cole Pritchett had accepted the fact that he would always be the screw up and he was okay with it. Until he met her.

Here's the thing they quickly found out—sometimes we all need a little help escaping who we think we are.

**My thoughts**

Whitney is a beautiful disaster. She had almost naively believed that she was going to live happily ever after with her boyfriend. He had lied to her, and she found in in flagrante delecto with another woman in college. When we meet her, she is out running in hundred degree heat, and ends up passing out at the end of her driveway. She is confused about herself and what she wants out of life. Trying to adapt to her mother's laid back country way of life is a little difficult after kissing up to people while living in the city with her father. 

At the same time, she has a lot of strength inside of her. She can stand up for herself when she needs to and is willing to learn new things. She also seems to surprise herself with her level of attraction to Cole and to another side of herself that she never knew existed.

Cole is hot. We are introduced to him as the knight in a shining armor truck, as he comes across the collapsing Whitney and brings her inside her mother's home. I don't know why, but it made me think of Willoughby in Sense and Sensibility. Especially with the way that Whitney's mother and sister carried on about him after the fact.

He comes from a rough past, but has a very soft side to him that he isn't likely to show very often. I think he even surprises himself as he tries to take her on.

The two of them have an intense heat between them that is noticeable from the moment they meet at the end of that driveway. Because the story is told from their alternating points of view, it becomes even more obvious and even steamier. They really bring out the best in each other as they try to defy the paths that their pasts have ordained for them. They are meant to travel this road together, as they discover who they really are, both apart and together. The question becomes, will they be able to maintain this new relationship in spite of their pasts and when the summer finally ends?

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Elizabeth Lee Bio:

When I'm not writing or playing the part of wife and mother, you can find me dancing back-up for Beyonce, singing back-up for Miranda, or sunning myself on the beach with a drink in hand.  Here's the thing about being born and raised in a small town—you have a very vivid imagination!  Now, I channel it all to create stories where the girl always ends up with the right guy, first kisses are magical, and a happy ending is just that!


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