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The Great Escape: A Novel Hardcover – July 10, 2012
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From the Back Cover
The Great Escape
Where do you run to when your life has fallen apart?
Lucy Jorik is a champ at never embarrassing the family she adores—not surprising since her mother is one of the most famous women in the world. But now Lucy has done just that. And on her wedding day, no less, to the most perfect man she's ever known.
Instead of saying "I do" to Mr. Irresistible, Lucy flees the church in an ill-fitting blue choir robe and hitches a ride on the back of a beat-up motorcycle plastered with offensive bumper stickers. She's flying into the unknown with a rough-looking, bad-tempered stranger who couldn't be more foreign to her privileged existence.
While the world searches for her, Lucy must search for herself, and she quickly realizes that her customary good manners are no defense against a man who's raised rudeness to an art form. Lucy needs to toughen up—and fast.
Her great escape takes her to his rambling beach house on a Great Lakes island. Here, she hopes to find a new direction . . . and unlock the secrets of this man who knows so much about her but reveals nothing about himself. As the hot summer days unfold amid scented breezes and sudden storms, she'll also encounter a beautiful, troubled beekeeper; a frightened young boy; a modern-day evil queen; and a passion that could change her life forever.
In this dazzling follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Call Me Irresistible, Susan Elizabeth Phillips tells the funny, touching, enchanting story of a young woman searching for her destiny . . . and of a damaged man who doesn't believe in second chances.
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Top Customer Reviews
Ted maybe escaped.
Romance (lack of) Chemistry (lack of). Those are the two main problems of this book. The characters of Lucy and Panda (a nickname which is never really explained) spend large chunks of this book apart and I can't say that I ever felt any great urge to get them back together. When they were together the author tries hard to convince the reader that there might be great depths of emotion and sparks between them, but the efforts fall largely flat. He snarls, she sneers. They have sex. Or they fight some more and they don't have sex. Repeat. And I just have to say "Wild Emotional Out of Control No Holds Barred Kinky Sex" is NOT pretending to whip each other with licorice and an occasional nibble on a tender part. It just isn't and when an author tries to sell it as such it just reads as silly as .....
well a 31 year old woman dying her hair weird colors, putting in dreadlocks, and applying a fake dragon tattoo and then pretending that she is "acting out" with those audacious acts. What in the world happened to that determined attitude 14 year old Lucy displayed in First Lady - am I the only one who remembers her naming her sister "Butt?" How in the world that girl grew up to be the woe is me my Mother was the President Lucy of "The Great Escape" is completely beyond my comprehension.Read more ›
I soooo miss Anna Fields. No one can narrate SEP books like she did--and it's entirely possible that if I'd read it myself or if there had been a better narrator (the voices on this one were horrible, especially Lucy's and Matt's) I'd have given this one another half star. I probably would not have upped the rating a full star, though--too many other issues with the story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fun book to read. The author didn't disappoint. The book arrived in a condition and manner as described by seller.Published 1 month ago by Lala B
I didn't remember Lucy from the previous book but once I started to read I was happy to see her all grown up and doing her own thing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by suzeqell
As with most Susan Elizabeth Phillips there is plenty of humor, romance and awkward romantic scenarios.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Another great story from Susan Elizabeth Phillips! Lucy and Panda's story, and the side story of Bree, Toby and Mike, are interesting, fun and heartwarming. Loved it!Published 3 months ago by Comfortlover
The interaction between Lucy, the runaway bride, and her motorcycle hunk, Panda, kept the ball rolling, until the introduction of the fitness bitch, then the story started going in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by ****
I'm a sucker for Susan Elizabeth Phillips' books. When I started this one, I thoughtI had already read it. But I hadn't! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Carol Cohen
I thoroughly enjoyed this book . The characters seemed very real . Instead of marrying the perfect man , we had a runaway bride . Read morePublished 5 months ago by BJ Ayers