Published by Self Published on July 30, 2013
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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.
Escaping Me is the first story by author Elizabeth Lee that I’ve read. I liked it for the most part. At times the dialogue and the actions of the characters seemed to be a little juvenile. The plot was interesting and kept my attention until the very end though.
I liked both Whitney and Cole. Whitney was a people pleaser and a bit naive. I really liked the fact that after finding her boyfriend of four years cheating on her that she changed for the better. Whereas before she went along with everything her boyfriend and father wanted, now she was open to trying new things. She stood up for herself. I liked that about her.
At first I didn’t know what to make of Cole. He’s described as a tattooed, pierced bad boy who has been in a lot of trouble in the past. Upon meeting Whitney he is bit of an ass. She wants to thank him for saving her when she passed out in front of her mom’s house and he’s having none of it. Eventually the attraction between the two grows stronger and before you know it they are all over each other. I thought they made a good couple.
The sexual scenes are comparable to main stream romance. They aren’t overly explicit, but are well written.
Overall, I enjoyed this one. I’m happy with how things ended up for Cole and Whitney. There is going to be a companion novel which is entitled Finding You. It will be Whitney’s sister Mallory’s story. I’m looking forward to reading it.