Note to Readers

Roundtable Reviews receives many galley and ARC copies for review. Please understand that the finished copy may differ from the copies we have reviewed.

I have not received any compensation for writing this post other than a free digital or galley copy of the book. I have no material connection to the publisher, agent, or author whose book/s I am reviewing. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Great Escape - Susan Elizabeth Phillips



Release Date - April 2013

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
William Morrow

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

Long-time readers of Susan Elizabeth Phillips will recognize many of the characters in The Great Escape from First Lady and Call Me Irresistible. Readers met Lucy Jorik in First Lady, when she was a scrappy teen trying to survive the streets and keep her sister safe. They saw Lucy again in Call Me Irresistible when Lucy fled from her impending wedding leaving her friend Meg to smooth everything over, only Meg started to fall for the fiance that Lucy left at the altar.

The Great Escape details Lucy's escape from Lucy's point of view. Readers learn where Lucy goes and how she struggles to figure out how to get back in her family's good graces after running away from her wedding. Little does she know, the bad boy, Panda, she hitches a ride with has his own secrets.

I really disliked Lucy for letting Meg take the brunt of everyone's anger in Call Me Irresistible, but I found myself liking her character best of all in this book. She is witty, tough, and definitely the ideal match for Panda.

There's a secondary romance in The Great Escape. Once settled in the lake house, Lucy discovers a neighbor's kid, Toby, watching her. After Toby's grandmother dies, a former friend of Toby's mother, Bree, becomes his new guardian. She has her own issues dealing with events of the past, all related to Toby's parents. Bree's back and trying to keep a low profile, but a man from her past wants to make it known that he's always loved her.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Carole's Chatter is collecting posts about Favourite Romance Novels. This looks like a good one. It would be super if you linked it in. This is the link - Your Favourite Romances I hope to see you soon. Cheers

    ReplyDelete