Escape In You. Rachel Schurig.
Another mistake on my part selecting this one for review. The book is fine, it’s a well written and decent plot – it’s my fault selecting it as its just too YA for my tastes. I found myself impatient with the characters and their actions, didn’t empathise with them. I got irritated at the plots – I know with teens everything is life or death drama, and both Jet and Zoe had a horrible home life, but the way this led onto plots where they made stupid decisions just didn’t work for me.
There is some sex, nothing very OTT, and it fitted the actions and ages of the characters. I like some YA books, and thought this sounded one I’d enjoy but it wasn’t. Thats not the fault of the book, just that it didn’t suit my taste. Those closer in age to the protagonists will probably have a very different reaction to mine, and that good. We all have different tastes in literature. It’s priced at £2.58 for 217 pages
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Stars: sorry just a two – but like I said that a personal view and not a reflection of book quality. What I didn’t like could be just what you are looking for.
Trusting You. L.P. Dover.
I love romance with characters older than teens – though that teen agnst is good, sometimes it seems the market is dominated by them. So looked forward to this. Sadly, though its well written and the characters themselves likeable, the decisions they make – and the plots themselves – are in my opinion too simple, too juvenile to be believable.
I simply can’t see why Melissa went the route she did in keeping things from Brett, it would have been so easy to have just said “Brett, I’ve a problem/I need to tell you….” Of course we need some kind of secrets in order for there to be the big problems when all comes out, but this just wasn’t realistic enough for me. It’s not what common sense would say is the logical action. Then towards the end what happens…it was all too much, would anyone really agree to do what Brett and Melissa did, however good the reason? So the believability factor affected how I veiwed the whole suspense angle too. There were parts I could go along with, and as I said the novel is very well written. It’s just the plot and the way the characters acted that didn’t work for me. The sex scenes were excellent, fitted the characters really well, and provided just the right amount of steam.
Priced at £1.93 for 231 pages is around average VFM for the genre, and if you can suspend your belief in the way I couldn’t its one you may enjoy. Just not one for me.
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Stars: 2.5, good wrting quality just let down by the storyline .