Friday, December 26, 2014

Series Book Review: Escaping series by Elizabeth Lee

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Escaping Me - Book 1


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 All she wanted to do was forget. Forget the memory of walking in on her boyfriend in the middle of, well, another girl. Forget how she had her entire life planned out. And, forget about being perfect all the time. 

Unfortunately, she was Whitney Vandaveer and despite the fact that she moved to the middle of nowhere – she couldn't.

He always knew he would never be more than nothing. No job, no money, no future. Cole Pritchett had accepted the fact that he would always be the screw up and he was okay with it. Until he met her.

Here's the thing they quickly found out – sometimes we all need a little help escaping who we think we are


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Finding You- Book 2




Being the wild child has worked for Mallory Vandaveer for most of her life. She’s the good time girl, up for anything–and everyone in her small town knows it. But when her sister came home after years of being away, long hidden secrets came out. Turns out, Mallory isn’t who she thought she was. And now everything starts to feel like a lie. In order to figure out who she is she’ll have to set out on a journey to find the one man who holds the answers. 

Everett Boone is in hiding. Hiding from his past and the press and the demands of a career he put on hold after tragedy struck. When a young woman with secrets of her own blows into town and rents the apartment next to his, he’ll have to face the past he was trying to escape in order to understand his feelings for her. 

 They’ll both have to dig deep inside themselves to discover whether or not they’re capable of being enough for one another. Finding the person you’re meant to love isn’t the problem. Sometimes the hardest person to find is yourself.  

My Rating:

 4.5

Favorite Quotes:


Book 1 Escaping Me: 

“This girl can kiss, and in this moment, it is all I want to do.  It is like I am committing a sin and receiving a miracle all at the same time.”

“I swear that boy’s chapstick is laced with whiskey – if his mouth is even close to mine I lose the ability to think straight.” 

“I was an anxious as a one-eyed cat watching two rat holes.”

 “When I’m with you, I don’t feel like I have to impress anyone or say he right thing.  I just get to be the person I want to be.”    

Book 2 Finding You: 

“It’s surreal when things happen that change the course of your life.  The unexpected events that you couldn’t predict even if you tried.  The path you thought you’d be on is altered, and even if you wished you could, you can’t go back.  You can’t go back to the person you were before or become the person you thought you’d be.  It’s all just different.” 

“My father wasn’t my father, and my biological dad and I had never met.  I was one tube top away from a trashy daytime talk show appearance.”  

My Review:

This series consists of first and second Elizabeth Lee reads, and I will readily confess to being hopelessly addicted.  I love her style.  Her books are captivating and easy to follow.  Her characters are interesting, sassy, smart, relatable, and funny.  I enjoy the banter, steamy love screens, and chemistry, even though I may be more than a bit long in the tooth to be reading New Adult love stories… I am greedy and wanting to read all her works if they are as well written and entertaining as the two in this series.   

Empress DJ

About the Author:

6542627Elizabeth Lee 

Born and raised in the middle of a Midwestern cornfield (not literally, that would be weird), I’ve spent my entire life imagining stories. Stories where the right guy always gets the right girl, first kisses are as magical as they are on the big screen and anything is completely possible if you believe. 

 Although this journey began years ago, it recently took on a whole new life. After years of devouring hundreds of Romance, YA and New Adult novels, I had an epiphany... I should write a book. And I did it! If I’m not reading, writing, enjoying drinks with my amazing group of girlfriends or chasing around a sarcastically funny kid, I’m probably watching television shows that were created for teenagers, while my husband teases that I’m too old to watch them.