Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

The Great Escape (Wynette, Texas, #7)
Good Reads Summary
The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Where do you run to when your life has fallen apart?

Lucy Jorik is a champ at never embarrassing the family she adores—not surprising since her mother is one of the most famous women in the world. But now Lucy has done just that. And on her wedding day, no less, to the most perfect man she's ever known.

Instead of saying "I do" to Mr. Irresistible, Lucy flees the church in an ill-fitting blue choir robe and hitches a ride on the back of a beat-up motorcycle plastered with offensive bumper stickers. She's flying into the unknown with a rough-looking, bad-tempered stranger who couldn't be more foreign to her privileged existence.

While the world searches for her, Lucy must search for herself, and she quickly realizes that her customary good manners are no defense against a man who's raised rudeness to an art form. Lucy needs to toughen up—and fast.

Her great escape takes her to his rambling beach house on a Great Lakes island. Here, she hopes to find a new direction . . . and unlock the secrets of this man who knows so much about her but reveals nothing about himself. As the hot summer days unfold amid scented breezes and sudden storms, she'll also encounter a beautiful, troubled beekeeper; a frightened young boy; a modern-day evil queen; and a passion that could change her life forever.

In this dazzling follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Call Me Irresistible, Susan Elizabeth Phillips tells the funny, touching, enchanting story of a young woman searching for her destiny . . . and of a damaged man who doesn't believe in second chances.

My Thoughts
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Oh, Susan Elizabeth Phillips! Your books never fail to bring a smile to my face. When I read of Lucy in Meg and Ted’s story, I’d downplayed her as the scared bride to be and nothing more. I’m proved wrong, because in the Great Escape she is so much more!

I’d forgotten that she was that thorny teenager taking care of her baby sister in that other book, so  when I put two and two together, I was take aback… mainly because she’s so different from that girl (all spunk, with a this huge fear under it) here she’s more the fear, less the spunk (at least initially). The man she hooks up with is nothing much at first, though with a name like Panda, that was bound to change sooner or later. And he does as this book does… because this book goes from Runaway Bride to the Body Guard to a little bit of Fifty Shades of something (emphasis on a little).

Beyond the unlikely pair are the place and the people they both meet: Bree and Toby then Mike, as well as that weight watching TV star. I think this what I love about SEP, that more often than not it’s not just the two people we have to consider, that they  aren’t each others be all end all. Rather they interact with others, and those others have their drama to share.

It’s a sweet story with some pretty awesomely hilarious moments.

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