A promise is a promise. Deathbed promises are just as binding as regular promises, I suppose. This nagging little thought haunts me as I prepare to marry Phinn. That’s when I decide to run.
I run as far away as the road takes me. Unbeknownst to me, I am about to run into my destiny.
From the moment I see Gabby Roman, I know that we are destined to be together. Something inside of me tells me that she is about to turn my world upside down and inside out. All of the sudden, everything I thought I wanted is irrelevant, including becoming sheriff.
Gabby is the talk of the town. My town has a ‘No outsiders allowed’ mentality. They don’t want anyone trying to rock the boat and change up the control they have in this town. They run the show.
I’m an insider by default. They will always accept me. However, they will not accept Gabby. Do I give up my life, livelihood, and family for the girl of my dreams?
I’m living a nightmare. I’ve come to the unfortunate realization that if you weren’t born and raised here you will never fit in. Trust me, I’ve tried. You are prejudged, even though you’ve never been given the time of day.
I’m struggling to find where I fit in. The only thing that does seem to fit is Ty. If only I were strong enough to take it. If only he could see that this town is ripping me and ‘us’ apart.
What a great escape! Ella Col’s book is a bit of a switch than her other books. The characters are somewhat older and more mature, and I loved it! The book hooked me from the very beginning and kept me under its spell until the last page was finished.
Gabby has literally driven away from her old life and her fiancé…on her wedding day! She has driven for hours and is exhausted when Ty, a small town sheriff’s deputy, pulls her over for driving erratically. Instead of putting her in jail, he persuades her to stay in the spare room of his house until she decides what her next step is going to be. Sparks fly between the two almost instantly. They try to keep their relationship platonic since she is running from a relationship, and he is running for sheriff. But, how long can they ignore their feelings? Some of the people in town, like Ty’s grandfather and ex, want to make sure these two never get together! Will they be able to keep them apart?
I liked Ty and Gabby as individuals, but I loved them as a couple. Ty was sexy but had the heart of a teddy bear. While I liked Ty, Gabby was my favorite. Ella wrote her in a way that she just jumped off the pages. I felt like I was in the town with her. Gabby has a special place in my heart, and she is a character I won’t soon forget!
Ella also did a great job of describing the small town. I really felt like I was a part of the community, but I was team Gabby all the way! Col really did her research on small town living. I spent 10 years in a small town. When reading Escape, I felt like I was back in that small town, from the way people knew everyone else’s business to people being suspicious of newcomers. However, I will say most of the people allowed Gabby into their hearts at some point in the book.
I have been fortunate to read Ella’s books from the very first one. And, I tell her with each one she gets better. Escape is no exception! No matter what book I am reading by her, she has a common theme of a strong female character, and Gabby is no exception. She is, perhaps, my favorite character from all of her books! Like Gabby, Ella has a special place in my heart. If you love your characters with filled with beauty (both inside and out), then do yourself a favor and open your heart to Gabby. She will make you forget real life if even for a little while!
**ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review**
Wow…that’s all a girl can say. July of 2013 I decided to hit publish on a little story called Save. Little did I know what would happen next. I started to get reviews…fan mail…Facebook and Twitter requests. To say I was floored is an understatement. All of the sudden I was thrown into the world of a dream I always had…to be a writer. I’m attending book signings. And, I’m autographing my books. It’s surreal. Really. I’m so touched by the welcoming response. More than anything, I am humbled by the thought that you…yes you…downloaded my work and liked it. Sure, I can’t please everyone. That being said, the fact that you enjoyed my story/stories means so much more to me. I wish I could hang out with each and every one of you and make you understand what this all means to me. For now…I will say ‘Thank you’. And, I will do my best to keep knocking out books as long as you keep reading them.