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Friday, July 31, 2015

4/5 Review: The Escape by Mary Balogh



What I personally love about this book is that its a romance, pure and simple. The story is about the slow revelation of the hero and heroine as they embark on their affair. Each has passed judgement on the other and with each interaction, they learn more about the other until its clear that they are as close to being a fated couple as is possible. Both come from painful backgrounds that ultimately led them to each other. There's no evil villain in the background, in fact, the crisis of the book is something so small and unexpected, yet so tragic.

All that being said, the romance between these two characters was excellently drawn. The sexual tension was at a fever pitch, and I really wanted these two to find happiness with each other. Too, within some of the least sexually intense scenes I've ever read in romance novels (kissing only), I felt an incredible heat between Benedict  and Samantha. A romance of epic proportions, I really ached for them when they were separated.
Add to this the fact that I couldn't put the book down, I do highly recommend it. A fabulous read all the way around.