Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips....Review and Giveaway!



Being the daughter of the former president of the United States isn't easy - and not nearly as much fun as it might seem.  No one knows this better than the "perfect" Lucy Jorik.  A dutiful, responsible daughter (so unlike her best friend, Meg Koranda!), Lucy has always done "the right thing": attending the right school, earning the right grades, landing the right guy.  But on her wedding day to Ted Beaudine - a.k.a. Mr. Irresistible, the pride of Wynette, Texas - Lucy did the impossible.  She took off, leaving the would-be groom at the altar.  While she's thrilled that Ted and Meg have found true love with each other, Lucy is more than ready for an adventure of her own.  
Still, when a menacing-looking stranger on a motorcycle offers her a ride, should she really say yes?  
In this dazzling follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Call Me Irresistible, Susan Elizabeth Phillips tells Lucy's story, a rollicking road trip full of hilarious mishaps, unexpected fun, and sizzling romance in which a young woman breaks free of her proper life to discover what she really wants - and dares to find it!


At first glance I was worried this would be just another story about a bride running on her wedding day but I was so pleasantly surprised.  I was quickly sucked into the story line even though I had not read the previous book, Call Me Irresistible.  Susan Elizabeth Phillips has a way of writing that hooks you and keeps the pages turning.  There was a lot of tension between two of the characters and that kept me up late reading to find out what happened.  I took this book to the beach with the kids and found it to be a great summer beach read.  Fun and light enough that I could still pay attention to what the kids were doing but with just enough conflict and suspense that time passed quickly.  Loved the book and will now go back and read the first one as well.  Highly recommend you add this to your summer reading list!

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29 comments:

aLilLacey said...

The love in between the bride and groom!

HannahAchrissmile said...

my fav part is watching the love and sincerity shine through as they are saying the vows to each other

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Stephanie Neely said...

The reception party!

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gail said...

the bride and father coming down the aisle
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I love the wedding dresses. So fun.
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Danielle said...

I love the decor at a wedding...so lovely!
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Baby Mama said...

I like the champagne
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Jenny OSU said...

Love the dancing. futurajen@yahoo.com

Karen Hewitt said...

The commitment value. its nice to see love exists

Gates family said...

My favorite part of the wedding is the first dance.

awhartness said...

My favorite part of the wedding is the announcement of the new "Mr & Mrs"
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My fave part of the wedding is the kiss!

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Christy Maurer said...

I love seeing the bride walk down the aisle :)

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Marthalynn said...

I just love seeing the bride come down the aisle!

Nancy said...

I love the actual ceremony!

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ani hearts japan said...

I like the vows being said and the cake cutting.

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Zara H said...

The vows, and then the reception :)

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mommysap said...

My favorite part of any wedding is always the vows. I love to shear what people choose!

Iliana R said...

My favorite part is the food!

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littlequeenie29 said...

The cake, of course!

Laurie said...

the reception

Gracie H. said...

they way the bride & groom look into each other's eyes

Barbara said...

I love the kiss there is always so much love in that kiss :) It was the favorite part of my wedding too!
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