Escape by JL Drake

Title: Escape
Series: Blackstone Series #2
Author: JL Drake
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 21, 2016 
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

 

One decision will haunt Blackstone soldier Keith for a lifetime… 
Keith left behind the feisty love of his life, Lexi Klein, ten years ago when he chose to become a soldier and leave for Iraq, but after a tragedy struck Lexi’s family and Keith couldn’t come home, she felt abandoned. When Keith finally managed to make it back to Boston, Lexi had completely withdrawn from everyone, including him. She decides to end their relationship and move on.
Lexi has always owned Keith’s heart. He just didn’t know how much… 
Keith returns to Boston years later for a wedding and finds out Lexi is dating the leader of the infamous Almas Perdidas Gang. Lexi is in over her head, and Keith will stop at nothing to keep her safe. Having never recovered from her broken heart, Lexi wants no part of his grand savior routine. She made her choice, and she has her own reasons to stick to her guns about it.
Keith fights to regain Lexi’s trust, but old wounds are slow to heal… 
After Lexi is beaten for not following gang rules, Keith decides to take her on a trip to convince her once and for all to let him back in. But Lexi is holding on to one last secret, and it will change everything. Happiness comes at a price, and once the front Lexi put up comes crashing down, that price will be paid in blood.
Keith must make a decision. Does his loyalty lie with the military? Or with the woman he loves? Or has too much time and history been lost for them to make one…final…

Escape by J.L. Drake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was not expecting the emotional roller coaster Escape took me on. Lexi and Keith get a second chance for the ages in Escape. While Keith is trying to save Lexi, she is an independent woman. She tries to fight. The characters were all intriguing, each added to the story without being overwhelming.

Escape was an addicting read. The swift storyline hooked me, and was so intense. I could not put the book down! The characters play well off of each other. While I would classify it as a Military romance, it crosses several subgenres of romance. Escape is the second of the Blackstone books, but can be read as a standalone. Recommended to the reader looking for a heartfelt, emotional romance.

*Review copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads*

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Bestselling author J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she lives with her husband and two children. 

When she’s not writing, she loves to spend time with her family, travelling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love for the four seasons. Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing. 
An avid reader of James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often found herself inspired by his many stories of mystery and intrigue. 

She hopes you will enjoy her stories as much as she has enjoyed writing them.

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