Sunday, March 8, 2015

Escape from Paradise ~ Gwendolyn Field

When college sophomore Angela Birch sneaks from Texas to Mexico for Spring Break, she believes the worst that can happen is her parents finding out.
The worst is falling for the ruse of handsome, alluring Fernando. One spontaneous choice whisks Angela across the world to the pseudo paradise of Spain’s Mediterranean Riviera where she has another choice to make: live cooperatively as one of billionaire Marco Ruiz’s slaves, or die.

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Colin Douglas’s future was seized and choked when deliberate tragedy struck his Scottish family at the age of sixteen. He spent his remaining youthful years infiltrating the U.K.’s crime world, seeking power, control, and revenge, all leading to a position as an undercover agent. With nothing to lose, Colin accepts the seemingly impossible job of rescuing America’s famous missing girl, Angela Birch. Colin knows that to enter a snake lair, one must become a snake. It turns out to be a mission which will put his desire for control to the ultimate test, and make him wish for things he never knew he wanted.
*AUTHOR'S NOTE* Escape from Paradise is a work of fiction intended for adult readers, containing graphic sexual scenarios and strong language.

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"People act as if slavery is a new concept, but it has been around as long as people have lived. It has always been a part of the natural hierarchy of life, just as men have ruled over women. It is the way of things, and our modern societies try to fight against that, making chaos out of something simple." ~Marco Ruiz

Angela Birch heads south with her sorority sisters to vacay in Cancun. Little do her parents know…she’s NOT camping at a PG cabin retreat. Responsible, trusting, and overly na├»ve Angela falls into the deadly snare of Fernando, an enigmatic and handsome man who bestows some affection on her. But Fernando isn’t just a hot guy at the club and his actions will forever change the course of both their lives.

When I started Escape from Paradise I worried it was too similar to other books in its genre…but I kept reading. Although the beginning is similar to other story lines (fictionalized likeness to the Natalee Holloway story) it veered off on its own path.

I loved the premise of this book after the beginning; Angela now “Angel” (ahn-hel) has decided to live rather than die and is sent to live at “Paradise” Marco Ruiz’s Spanish villa, a haven of luxury and corruption. Paradise is a magical oceanside palace and all of Marco’s slaves are well taken care of. This was way different from other story-lines and I enjoyed a captivity story without as much violence and gore.

Another aspect of this book that I loved was the heroine didn’t fall in love with her captor; in fact he wasn’t even pivotal to the rest of the story. Nor did she fall in love with her first Master. The hero in this story is Colin Douglas, a Scottish man with a sketchy past, a vendetta, and nothing to lose. Colin receives a mission to save Angela but how willing is he to get his hands dirty?

The writing…
I enjoyed the writing style; it was to the point and not overly detailed yet I could picture every character and scene clearly in my head. I enjoyed the author’s style and would definitely read anything else released by her.

I would’ve liked more BANG at the tension-driven scenes. I thought the biggest scenes were anti-climactic….every other scene was described in such exquisite detail but when we got to the big confrontation and the last twenty pages with a twist I didn’t think there was enough. These events felt glossed over to me as a reader and I wanted more emotionally charged action for such extreme events.

Overall, a wonderful read- one I’d recommend especially to newbie dark readers. xx

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