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Escape To Love (The Love In A Hopeless Place Collection) [Kindle Edition]

Emma Calin
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Book Description

ESCAPE TO LOVE - an adventure in romance and suspense.

From the author of  #1 best selling short stories "Sub-Prime" and "The Chosen".   A powerful novelette 
that explores survival in adversity, love in peril and the bond between a mother and her special-needs daughter.
Even in the barren wasteland of urban decay new green life is possible. In Nature and in Love,
that which can be, somehow finds a crack, a corner or ledge and grasps its chance of life.
A woman on the run from domestic violence with no one but her vulnerable autistic teenage child
as a companion, lives in isolation and fear. While her hand to mouth scenarios are played out in the
shadow of a threatening suspense, a story of crime and love unfolds around her. She cannot risk
her child. Her own longings for love and romance have to take a poor second place. When the
fallout from a prison break, a hero rescue and a murder mystery crash through her door and into
her need and loneliness, it is no longer a crime story. It is a question of when Love in itself is a
crime and how far a woman will go in its name and for those she loves.

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Five Star Reviews...

  • 'Gritty short story with true romance.' City Lover.
  • 'Suspense with a twist.' Sheryl Brown.
The fourth story in the "Love in a Hopeless Place Collection". You can read it as a stand-alone title, 
or as part of the 5-part boxed-set of novelettes and short stories,  including "Sub-Prime","The Chosen", 
"Angela" and "Love in a Hopeless Place".

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Product Details

  • File Size: 3299 KB
  • Print Length: 51 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Gallo-Romano Media; 5 edition (February 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B9ZZYL0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,185,905 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A short gritty romance May 3, 2013
By Kass
Format:Kindle Edition
I was given a free copy of this story in exchange for an honest review. It turned out to not totally be my cup of tea. I liked the protagonist and her daughter, and I was starting to warm up to Alan. And then, they're in love. I know this is a short story, so by definition it needs to move along quickly, but I would have liked to have seen a bit more development of the romance.

The characters are well drawn and the story is well-written. There's a little twist at the end that I particularly liked.

If a short gritty romance is what you're looking for, this is for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Suspense with a twist February 28, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Escape To Love Described as an urban suspense-novelette, Escape to Love is just that. And it delivers. The `hero' is this book is an escaped prisoner on the run. Can such a person truly be a hero? Does the ultimate act of heroism in a mother's eyes make him a hero? Maybe not immediately, a mother's instincts are always to protect her child, so would she/could she let such a man into her life and into her heart? Women's instincts play a part, too, in this gripping story of love and trust. Maria, in a way, is also on the run, living a hand-to-mouth existence on a low income. Trying to escape poverty and violent past relationship, her priority in life now is her special needs child. I was intrigued by the dilemma this book presented. I wondered whether the author could pull it off. The story is in the telling. I won't spoil it by telling more. Suffice to say I was sold and would definitely recommend it. I liked the juxtaposition between the working class heroine and the well-to-do hero, which presented love with more of a challenge. Why not get a flavour of the book and take a 'look inside' on Amazon? I certainly wasn't disappointed. Full marks, too, to Emma Calin for making this available as an Audio book, giving the reader an alternative reading pleasure - and, of course, catering for those with sight impairment. For interest, my adult son and partner also read and enjoyed this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Pleasant Read in its Genre February 24, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This rating is meant to reflect the reading experience for those who enjoy this romantic suspense genre. Alert! This is not the genre I normally read but as I consider Emma Calin a talented writer with a good sense of pace and a capacity to quickly draw believable characters, I picked this one up expecting a good read.

And I certainly got a good read. The pace is fast, you keep turning the pages to find out how it will all work out. You wonder whether the main character isn't shooting herself in the foot...but no spoilers, I won't tell you what it's about! My only complaint: Emma Calin is an author who can "do" literary fiction, something very few can do. I wish her next book would be more literary! In the meantime, I have to be satisfied with this one, and don't take me wrong, I am! It's just that I'm waiting for the masterpiece that I know Emma can deliver!
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More About the Author

Emma Calin was born in London in 1962. She currently lives in France and the UK.

She has been writing since childhood and has won numerous local, national and international prizes for poetry and short stories.

'KNOCKOUT! A Passionate Police Romance' is a love story set against a backdrop of international gambling corruption and deception. Interpol cop Anna Leyton finds herself torn between love and duty when her professional and private life intersects. 2 video teasers for this book are available in the right hand column of this author page, below the blog. This book is now available in both paperback and Kindle formats.

The 'LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE COLLECTION' - a complete 'boxed set' of 5 gritty hard-hitting novelettes and short stories which explore the human quest for love, compassion and survival. Available in July 2013 in print, digital e-book and audiobook formats.

'SUB-PRIME' is a prize-winning hard hitting short story about courage, exploitation and love. It is a raw and brutal exposé of life at the bottom in the aftermath of recession. Available in e-book formats for Kindle and Kindle Reader Apps. This is the first in Emma Calin's novelette and short story series and is available as a single title or in the 'LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE COLLECTION'.

'THE CHOSEN' - the second publication in the 'LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE COLLECTION' - is a short story set in modern times where working people struggle to keep their dreams alive. A world where the promise of love motivates desperate measures. Available as a single title in e-book format for Kindle and Kindle Reader Apps, or as part of the collection.

'ESCAPE TO LOVE' is a novelette set in an urban landscape, the third in Emma's 'LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE COLLECTION'. A mother and her autistic daughter are trying to start a new life. They have escaped an abusive relationship only to now find themselves tangled in further drama and controversy. Can she trust her instincts and make the right choices for her child? Their future depends on it. Available as a single title in e-book format for Kindle and Kindle Reader Apps.

'ANGELA' is a very short story of a late night taxi ride where the final passenger may not be all that she seems. The fourth story in the 'LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE COLLECTION'.

'LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE' is a novelette which is the fifth and final book in Emma's 'boxed set' and gives the name to the anthology - THE LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE COLLECTION. A mature woman finds the truth of herself. She cannot go back even though physical and emotional violence erupt around her. Dare she give in to love? Will sexual passion and fear overwhelm her stable life? Who can she trust to love her for herself? Available as a single title or as part of the collection.
Emma Calin is a featured author and editor on and Venture Galleries Authors Collection.


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