Thursday, March 1, 2018

Escape to You by Jennifer Ryan

Title: Escape to You
Author: Jennifer Ryan
My Rating: A

Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Series: Montana Heat #1
Main Characters: Beck and Ashley
Release Date: August 2017
Publisher: Avon
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:

A Montana man always protects the woman he loves

He discovered her during a Montana blizzard, freezing cold, impossibly vulnerable, a little boy by her side. Undercover DEA Agent Beck “Trigger” Cooke is astonished to recognize Ashley Swan—award-winning actress, famous beauty—and missing for over a year. To keep her and the child hidden from a sadistic madman, he secrets the pair away to his isolated home.

No longer a prisoner, and protected at Hope Ranch, Ashley recovers and learns the tall, tempting federal agent may have a dark past, but it hasn’t destroyed his sense of honor.

As they shed past roles and find common ground, Ashley and Trigger can’t help but fall slowly, carefully, in love. But danger still lurks outside the boundaries of Hope Ranch, for until her crazed captor is brought to justice, and Trigger’s undercover past is laid to rest, none of them will ever be truly safe…

My Review: 
I read book #2 in this series for review, but hadn't read this first book. There was enough of Ashley and Beck's story told in that book that I knew I had to read this book immediately. OMG, it was so good. It did not disappoint at all.

Ashley is the strongest heroine I think I've ever read in a book. When the book begins, she's in captivity and on the verge of giving up everything after a year of torture. Instead, she escapes with a four year old also living in her nightmare in the middle of a Montana snowstorm...with innumerable injuries. She gets them out and away by pure will. And that's where Beck finds them...on the verge of death in the raging snowstorm...a woman in heels, a ballgown, and with a four year old that she's carried almost 10 miles. 

I told you she was strong...and that's just the beginning.

Beck is not without his demons, too. He's coming off a long, intense case where he's lost himself. Finding himself having to focus on Ashley, somehow helps him come back to the living, too. Seeing her strength, he realizes he doesn't have any reason to wallow any longer. If she can choose life after all she's been through, then he sure can, too.

I loved them together. They're both wounded souls and as such find healing in one another. It's gorgeous to read. The addition of Adam and his father to the story was just an emotional icing on the cake that I loved. 

Everything about this book was incredible. I don't get to read non-review books very often, so I choose them carefully when I do. I made a great choice to slide this one into my reading lineup. I loved the story and the characters and everything about the setup of the story. 

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