Release Date: July 30, 2013
All she wanted to do was forget. Forget the memory of walking in on her boyfriend in the middle of, well, another girl. Forget how she had her entire life planned out. And, forget about being perfect all the time. Unfortunately, she was Whitney Vandaveer and despite the fact that she moved to the middle of nowhere – she couldn't. He always knew he would never be more than nothing. No job, no money, no future. Cole Pritchett had accepted the fact that he would always be the screw up and he was okay with it. Until he met her.
Here's the thing they quickly found out – sometimes we all need a little help escaping who we think we are. - Goodreads.com
Escaping Me was a fun, sexy contemporary new adult romance. The story was simple and straightforward, and I liked that about it. The characters were endearing, and you couldn't help but root for them.
I liked Whitney very much. She's doing everything she can to get away from where she began, including the relationship trauma of walking in on her boyfriend with another girl. This is, of course, something that would be devastating for any girl, but Whitney handles it well. She throws herself into her studies, and attempts to carve out a new life for herself.
Ditto with Cole. I really liked this guy. He was sexy and hot, and I feel like he brought out the best in Whitney. She starts out being a little mousy, and I loved seeing her begin to stand up for herself as the story progressed. It was a really nice character arc.
Together, these two were steamy. I loved the relationship and romance in this story. It was definitely one of the central focuses of the book. The story isn't overly complicated, but I really liked that. It was just a nice, emotional read that entertained me highly. A good pick.