Review: Escape by Jay Crownover (Getaway #3)


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.

If you've read the first novels in the Getaway series--Retreat and Shelter, respectively--then you've probably taken note of the tension between Lane Warner, the youngest among his brothers, and Brynn Fox, who became Brynn Warner when she turned down her childhood best friend's wedding proposal then accepted that of his father's, thereby making Brynn Lane's stepmother. Well, the guy nicknamed "Baby Warner" finally has his happily-ever-after on the horizon, and it's one that both he and Brynn are going to have to lay claim on and decide that the time is now right for them to be together. The road to a happy ending for Lane and Brynn hasn't been an easy one, but for the girl that was once seen as a victim, taking a stand and keeping Lane in her life is a fight she's prepared to win.

For years, Lane has remained in the Warner homestead, knowing that staying by his father's and brothers' side was where he needed and wanted to be. When his best friend needed an escape from her hellish home life, Lane stepped in, offering her a retreat from the abuse and a shelter from everything that was waiting for her should she return to her family. But it wasn't Lane's proposal that Brynn said yes to; it was his ailing father's. From that moment on, the cherished friendship Lane and Brynn shared fractured. The years that followed saw the two tiptoeing around unspoken thoughts and not acknowledging unresolved feelings. It takes witnessing another man proposing to the woman he loves for Lane to leave; it takes the absence of man who owns her heart for Brynn to go after him and lead him back home to his family and his legacy and hoping that he will choose to stay with her.

Getting glimpses as to what was going on between Lane and Brynn in books one and two had me anticipating when Jay Crownover would grace fans and readers with their story, and damn, did she make the wait worthwhile! You know how they say that sometimes you have to lose something in order to realize just how important they are? With these two, they knew all too well how vital they were to each other. The problem they had was in actually doing something about it. I love that Crownover decided to have them be on their own, with no distractions, for a period of time. I feel like Brynn came into her own here, standing taller and finding her place in the Warner family. Lane has always been the sweetheart, but his easygoing masked his heartache he didn't want anyone else analyzing too closely. Both Lane and Brynn needed to find their footing until they realized the one place the truly belonged was with each other. Five stars for Escape. I'm going to need Webb Bryant's story ASAP. ♥

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Read my reviews for the Getaway series:


Retreat (book one) - five stars - My Review

Shelter (book two) - five stars - My Review

Escape (book three) - five stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 30 January 2018

Date Read: 29 January 2018

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