Friday, August 29, 2014

Escape by Sydney Holmes

**I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**
3/5 Stars
Here is the Synopsis per goodreads:

When beautiful and mysterious Rowan Baker moves in upstairs from Shane Adams, he is instantly captivated. With every encounter he becomes more intrigued, but as an experienced Private Investigator, he can’t shake the suspicion that Rowan is holding on to some big secrets.

Rowan has been on the run for years and she’s good at keeping her distance from people. But there’s something about Shane that’s completely tantalizing. Soon, her life becomes more complicated than she ever expected, making her secrets harder and harder to keep. The closer she gets to Shane, the more she fears that he won’t accept her if he learns the truth of her past. When she is forced to let go of one of her secrets, will Shane stay, or will Rowan push him so far away he can’t make his way back?
This book was pretty much infuriating the entire time I read it.  Mostly because the main character, Rowan, has some secret hidden past, she keeps talking about it to herself, and dropping names, and I just get more and more confused.  It's not about secrets or intrigue, or suspense, its just plain confusing to me.  And by the end of the book, I still had no idea who most of the people she was talking to were.  I do kinda guess her past, I have no idea if im on the mark or not, I have to read part 2 apparently to find out.
The synopsis leads you to figure that her life is complicated, secrets are harder to keep, and letting go of her secrets, but not once in the entire book, did any sort of dilemma like that cross her mind.  I never remembered reading anything about "omg, theres this secret that's right here, and he will leave me if he finds out!" or anything like that.  So I never got the big suspense of secrets..maybe because I was too busy being confused by the name dropping, Jolly, Talia, Lina, Jewel, all these people are brought up over and over and over, and it's just a bunch of names to me, not even glimpse of who they are, or what they have to do with the price of tea in china. 

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