When Darcey Callahan tumbles for Brad Daniels, it starts her on a dark and perilous journey that quickly turns into her worst nightmare. Believing Brad has gone missing—while investigating a sabotage attempt of his top-secret project in Peru—Darcey dashes off to find him, setting in motion a series of events beyond her control. Awakening from a near-deadly car crash, she finds herself with no memory and a prisoner in the dangerous world of human trafficking, murders, and espionage. Held captive in Morocco until she can be “sold,” she doesn’t know whether to trust the stranger who has come to rescue her. Is he really willing to help her, or is this a nightmare from which she may never wake up?
|Publisher:||Black Opal Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)|
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Reviewed by K.J. Simmill for Readers' Favorite Darcey had found the man of her dreams in Brad. He lit a fire in her like no one else could. But Lily's appearance in their life had indicated trouble. Darcey knew very little about his job, only that it was 'classified'. When Brad told her he had to return once more to sort out some trouble, she knew from his expression there was more to it than that, and she was worried. It seemed her instincts had been right on the mark. Brad goes missing, and Darcey moves mountains in an attempt to track him down, unaware that she is playing directly into the enemies' hands. After a horrific traffic accident, being kidnapped and drugged, her mind shuts down, robbing her of all memories. The only thing she knows for sure; she's being held against her will. Can she find the strength to escape, will she recover her forgotten memories, and can Brad find her before a fate worse than amnesia befalls her? Unravel the mystery in Madge H. Gressley's Inescapable ~ The Beginning. Mystery fans and those who enjoy a good tale of intrigue will certainly find Madge H. Gressley's Inescapable ~ The Beginning ticks a lot of their boxes. There is some great character development, complex relationships, betrayal, hope, devastation, suspicion, a hint of honour among 'thieves', and romance, all creating a foundation for the next book in the series. Inescapable ~ The Beginning is a good first book with plenty to keep a reader entertained. You'll be drawn into the plot and find yourself rooting for the characters and watching their relationships change and grow, shaped by their experiences. There are parts of this book, and the interactions between the characters that feel very real, and thus create a good atmosphere. An enjoyable read that will make many readers want to pick up the second book.
Inescapable is a fast paced romance that doesn't play by the rules. I like this! Growing up reading romance, I am familiar with the usual formula expected by most publishers. Man meets woman, falls helplessly in love, though some conflict happens, all is roses at the end. This intriguing story throws the reader for a curve ball just when you think you know what will happen next...and I will tell you there is not a rose at the end. As the title says, this book is just the beginning of this tale of human trafficking based in Lima, Peru. I read this almost 300pg novel on my flight to Greece, and didn't want to put it down. A pleasure to read!
Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite Inescapable —The Beginning by Madge H Gressley is a suspenseful romance with strong elements of espionage, murder, and human trafficking. Brad Daniels, the man Darcey Callahan loves more than life itself, has been called back to Peru to deal with a dangerous situation in his job. Believing him to be missing when she fails to get information about him, Darcey sets out to find Brad, but something terrible happens. She is in a car accident and wakes up without memory. What makes matters worse is that she finds herself in the hands of people who will hold her captive in Morocco while waiting to sell her. When Brad finally comes to rescue her, will she recognize him and what can he do to win her trust and make her believe he is the man she loves deeply? This is a beautiful story with a strong story line, great prose and well-crafted characters. The author wastes no time introducing the conflict, the fact that Darcey can’t live without knowing where Brad is. Madge H Gressley introduces strong elements into the plot and the peak is when Darcey wakes up from an accident with memory loss and in the hands of the very bad guys. The reader wants to know what happens next as they turn from page to page, spurred on by the suspense created by the relevant shifts in points of view. The cunning in-depth plot, the balance in writing, and strength of character development are elements that make Inescapable —The Beginning an enjoyable read. Darcey is my favorite character and I enjoyed how her humanity and vulnerability are explored in the narrative.