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Good romance story women readers will love
on 5 May 2014
"The Great Escape" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips is sequel to her popular novel "Call Me Irresistible", and seventh in author's series that introduced us to characters from Wynette, but those last two were too most popular titles mainly for women audience.
In this book, author continues the story from her previous work, telling a story about main character Lucy Jorik (main character from previous book Meg's best friend), who lead perfect life being daughter to the one of the most famous women in the world until her wedding day when instead marrying a great guy named Ted, she will escape from the church with an almost complete stranger, named Panda, on his motorcycle.
While all the known and unknown people will be searching for her, she will realize that she must first find herself, needs to change herself if she wants to survive in a world full of people different than the ones she was used to live nearby.
Slowly, she will learn lot about her mystery companion man, and while revealing his disturbed past she will realize they too have lot in common.
Her escape will take her far away, at the end all the way to the beach house on Great Lakes where she would for the first time understand that she is really getting to know strange man because of which her life was so drastically changed...
I wouldn't want for you to understand me wrong and I don't want to sound sexist, but this is truly a novel for women.
And by that, I don't think anything bad, but simply its motives, plot, and especially the outcome of the novel are such that they will have far more appeal to female readers than to the man, and I'm sure that was author's intention.
I read only the previous title this author wrote, and this time like the last she is going to take reader for a romantic journey while introducing some new and interesting characters.
As it can be expected, it's not always realistic but in this type of literature a bit of imagination is more than welcome to be able to enjoy it fully.
The woman readers for sure will sympathize Panda character compared to Ted, because of his troubled past and rebel present, and the story of his life, although somewhat clichéd and expected doesn't spoil too much the overall impression of the novel.
Probably the best part of the novel is its locations that are both well-described and provide good setting for story.
And while the novel's beginning was somehow rushed and everything happens somewhat inexplicably and unconvincing, as the action progresses more, novel is becoming more convincing and of better quality, therefore who knows what the final impression will be it was a several pages longer.
Overall, this is a good romance story women readers will love, and besides those several flaws, work that can be recommended.