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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Opposites attract... then COMBUST! Wonderful story about two dif

Opposites attract... then COMBUST! Wonderful story about two different people who find love!

I have always been a fan of chance encounters and there was none more interesting than the meeting of Cole and Whitney. Finding her passed out on the side of the road from heat...
Opposites attract... then COMBUST! Wonderful story about two different people who find love!

I have always been a fan of chance encounters and there was none more interesting than the meeting of Cole and Whitney. Finding her passed out on the side of the road from heat exhaustion, Cole picks her up and makes sure she gets home safely. Escaping Me was a sweet, sexy and romantic tale of two people from completely different sides of society who found love in an unusual place.




When Whitney walked in on her stable, safe choice in a boyfriend banging a redhead in his dorm room she runs back to her mother's farm to get away and clear her head. While out running during the heat of the day she passes out on the side of the road. When she wakes her mother and sister Mallory are giddy about the pierced hottie who brought her home. They try to push her to look him up in order to get her ex out of her system but Whitney refuses. When Mallory drags her out to a local bar, she finally comes face to face with Cole Pritchett. With an immediate attraction to his dark looks and sexy swagger she can't help but want to get to know him. I loved Whitney's character instantly. Feeling solidarity with any woman who has been cheated on she wasn't hard to like. When her parents divorced she opted to live with her father and grew up thinking she was supposed to be a trophy wife for a wealthy, prominent young man despite what she wanted for herself. When she found her ex with another woman it was a liberating thing for her because she ends up finding out exactly who she is and what she wants in life. When she meets Cole she is exposed to a different lifestyle and ultimately discovers that just because someone is raised with a silver spoon in their mouths doesn't make them a good person.




The name Cole Pritchett should be in the dictionary next to a cold glass of ice water. Not only was he absolutely sexy but he was just a down to earth good guy. Coming from his own crappy circumstances, Cole has to start over in a new town and make something of himself in a last chance move that his brother arranges for him. Cole has a bit of a temper problem and has been known to fly off the handle, especially if he gets some ackahawl in him. He gets into some trouble with the wrong crowd and his brother Finn advises him to leave town and get himself together. I hated the way he was treated by not only his brother but he is also dealing with a bad ex issue. His ex girlfriend Megan leaves him for his brother of all people and when he meets Whitney he has no intention of getting involved. Cole feels a sizzling attraction for Whitney but he wants to focus on his new job and fixing up the old house he is renting. It was so funny watching Cole try to resist her. He knows she is out of his league and suggests they be just friends but that only delays the inevitable because when the attraction between them combusts, it's HOT!




Lee did a fantastic job with several pantie melting scenes between these two. The slow burn and build up between Cole and Whitney just trying to be friends created a sexy tension you knew was going to be good once they gave in. Cole knows his way around a vagina and Whitney is used to mediocre sex with her ex so you know once he shows her what she's been missing she won't be the same. Great sex will change a woman's life it seems. Of course I wouldn't know but I digress. Beyond the steamy romance of the story though, you have a couple who are opposites in almost every way who work together and fight for their love. Cole has to overcome his perceived shortcomings within himself after thinking he wasn't good enough for anyone due to what his slutty ex made him think. Whitney also doesn't feel like she fits in either her dads world filled with Caviar and champagne or Cole's more laid back, blue collar world. They both have to decide if what they have is strong enough to survive several obstacles that come at them from all sides.




The second best part of the story was Whitney's sister Mallory. While Whit chose to live with her father, Mal stayed behind with their mother and grew up completely different from Whit. Mallory was the down home, country girl wild child of the book. hard labor and hard liquor were her constant companions and any time she was in a scene she brought laughter and fun. What I loved about her is, even though she came across as wild and unruly, she had a softer side to herself when it came to her family. The relationship between her and Whitney was so sweet. Even though they didn't grow up together and hardly saw much of each other their bond was evident. Mallory was so easy going and became a much needed confidant and companion to her sister. I loved how these two stuck together especially when a big family secret rocks their entire foundation. This revelation opens the door for Mallory to have her own story and I can't wait to see what this crazy girl gets herself into.




Escaping Me was a great story about opposite attraction and gave me everything I wanted. A beautiful love story, hot sex, and hilarious characters that brought humor and fun to lighten up the more serious moments. I enjoyed falling in love with this couple with every step from friends to lovers. The story had an overall down to earth charm that was very easy to get into and hooks you from the beginning. The way things came to a close was a little nerve wracking and made me teary eyed with how amazingly sweet it turned out to be. Escaping Me just proves how awesome this author is at delivering a story that draws you in and makes you feel right along with her characters. If you are looking for a book with a little drama, a sexy, pierced/tatted roughneck guy and a somewhat uptight girl who needs to loosen up then this should be your next read! You won't be disappointed.

posted by Luvmyhootie on August 3, 2013

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

This wasn't your typical good girl falls for bad boy romance. Am

This wasn't your typical good girl falls for bad boy romance. Amazingly not every person is trying to keep this couple apart, and getting to see the main characters supported is refreshing after reading so many angsty romances where every time you turn around there's an...
This wasn't your typical good girl falls for bad boy romance. Amazingly not every person is trying to keep this couple apart, and getting to see the main characters supported is refreshing after reading so many angsty romances where every time you turn around there's an obstacle.
I enjoyed the story here though it didn't feel all that deep to me, but again sometimes it's refreshing not to get so emotionally caught up in a book. I found this to be a nice, light romance with fun, lovable characters.Lots of steamy scenes which I loved as well. 
I am really looking forward to the next book and hearing more about Mallory, because she is a firecracker! I also plan to check out the other books by Lee, so glad I found this one! 

posted by Denovagirl on September 22, 2013

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  • Posted August 5, 2013

    Whitney Vandaveer definitely lucks out when she passed out after

    Whitney Vandaveer definitely lucks out when she passed out after running in hot as hell weather. After catching her pathetic boyfriend cheating on her she decides it’s time for a change and visits her mom for the summer in a backwoods country bumpkin town (think one bar in the town and EVERYONE knows your business).

    Trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life she meets the town’s new resident Cole Pritchett who happens to be driving by when she passes out during her run. After a little nudging from her sister and her mom (Gasp! mom encourages daughter to chase after the bad boy) Whitney does in fact chase and conquer and I loved that while Whitney did have her flaws and was a little demure she took charge of herself and became the aggressor.

    There are definitely twists and turns in the book, all but one were predictable and had I been paying attention I’m sure I could’ve figured it out as well.

    I enjoyed this book and was a little sad to see it end so early.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 25, 2014

    4.5 Steamy stars!   Favorite Quotes: ¿This girl can kiss,

    4.5 Steamy stars!  


    Favorite Quotes:




    “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.”








    My Review:




    My first Elizabeth Lee read and it will definitely not my last.  I enjoyed watching the young couple find themselves while finding each other.  Humorous, entertaining, touching, and deliciously steamy.  I plan to start the second in this series in mere seconds.  

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  • Posted October 22, 2014

    ¿I¿m backwoods, baby. The sooner you figure that out, the better

    “I’m backwoods, baby. The sooner you figure that out, the better off we both will be.”

    I've been meaning to read this one for quite some time now. Everyone was just raving about a guy named Cole Pritchett and I had no idea why! The above quote sums Cole up perfectly. Not once did he ever make himself out to be anyone other than who he really was at heart. Meeting a girl like Whitney Vandaveer was never in the cards for a good ol' boy like him. Whitney is the complete opposite of Cole in so many ways. Where he's rugged and a bit rough around the edges, she's polished and refined. Having lived with her lawyer father and step-mother, Whitney is used to her father making decisions for her and doing what he thought would be best. It isn't until she finds her boyfriend cheating on her that she decides something needs to change.


    Whitney may be a bit uptight to start, but I loved seeing her grow a backbone throughout the novel. She really becomes her own person and says the hell with what everyone else wants- it's her life and she's going to take control of it! Cole definitely has a lot to do with this change in Whitney. She likes who she is with him and doesn't feel that constant pressure to be perfect. He likes her the way she is, even though it definitely took a bit for him to let her in. He blows her off and gives her the cold shoulder to start, but Whitney doesn't let that deter her. She doesn't really know anyone but her mom and her sister now that she's finally come back to her hometown and neither does Cole, being the newcomer. She suggests the two become friends, but it's clear they are entirely too attracted to one another to do so.


    Whit and Cole have such incredible passion together. Their physical relationship is explosive and hot and Lee has written some very sexy, steamy scenes for them. They do let their jealousy get the best of them at times though. Whitney has only had one boyfriend prior to Cole, so it's natural she would be on high alert, especially after he treated her the way he did. Once Cole and Whitney start dating, Cole really struggles with not being good enough for her and he lets that plague his thoughts more often than he should. He knows the summer is coming to an end and he doesn't know where his and Whitney's relationship will go. Both of them are falling hard for one another, but with all the obstacles between them (new opportunities, college, etc.) will their relationship survive or will it crumble because things aren't simple like they were before?


    I really liked Mallory, Whitney's sister. She is laid back and easygoing, not taking crap from anyone. She lives life to the fullest and is all about having fun and taking things a day at a time. She's one tough girl and doesn't wear her emotions on her sleeve. I'm really excited that Lee is continuing the series with her story! Mallory finds out some pretty life-altering news in this book that will play a big part in her upcoming book.


    My only hang up with this book was that it felt a bit long for me. I was still engaged, but I did think there were some scenes that weren't necessary to move the plot along. I love Lee's easygoing, fun writing style. She does a great job with her character development and I love the relationships between her characters. Whit, Cole, Mal, Zeke, and Leanne are all really enjoyable characters so it was easy to fall into their world and want them to find happiness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Too young but still good.

    ## Another 19 year old heroine. Seriously? These characters are way too young and it clearly shows with all their insecurities (ex-girlfriend, ex-boyfriend, rich daddy....etc). That was my only problem with this book. Other than that I enjoyed reading it, I just wish the characters were older. The hero started off as the obligatory jerk but the author turned him around right on time for him to be redeemable in the eyes of the reader. Will read again.

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    Posted September 12, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    REALLY AWESOME

    I enjoyed this book so much. It starts out really slow but when it gets going, WOW, it really gets going and the sex is HOT & STEAMY. I fell in love with Cole right away. He is a guy that radiates sex appeal. He's hard and guarded but is need of someone to help him find his tender side. Whitney is his complete oposites. She is definitely an introvert who needs someone to pull her out of herself. When they finally find that they're so meant for eachother the sparks star to fly like crazy. And the pages star to heat up and catch on fire. Lol. The love they find in eachother is so amazing. I recommend this book to everyone. Just give it a chance. You won't be sorry. Thank Y ou o Elizabeth Lee for writing such a wonderful story.

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