Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Release Blitz: Escape by Jay Crownover

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jay Crownover returns with the third standalone title in her Getaway series, ESCAPE. Check out the review below, and pick up your copy today!


Everything inside of him is screaming that he needs to run, he needs to go, he needs to escape.

Lane Warner is used to being overshadowed and overlooked.

After all, he’s the youngest brother and the most laid back one in the family. He’s the one known for going with the flow and not making waves, even when things seem to be at their worst.
Very few things in life have had the ability to rile Lane up and get under his skin. At the top of that list is his childhood friend Brynn Fox…no…Brynn Warner. The fact that they share a last name was the one thing that has the power to light him up and spin him out of control like no other. There was no calm, cool and collected when it comes to all the reasons why Brynn had to become part of his family.
It’s slowly killing him to keep wanting what he can’t have, so Lane sees only one way to stop himself from doing something they’ll both regret…he has to leave.

Everything inside of her is calling out to find him, to follow, to bring him home.
Brynn Warner is used to being stuck between a rock and a hard place.
After all, she’s the daughter of an unrepentant gold-digger who never once blinked at being the cause of her daughter’s pain and suffering.
Very few things in her life have ever brought happiness and a sense of security. At the very top of that list is Lane Warner. She has unwaveringly loved the youngest Warner since the first minute she laid eyes on him. He was everything Brynn ever wanted and everything she knew she could never have.
Sometimes the right choice is the one that hurts the most and Brynn’s had to make a few that felt like they might be the end of her.

When Lane takes off, one thing is clear, the only choice Brynn has is to go after him.

She’s going to bring her wayward cowboy home….whatever it takes.

Escape is a standalone novel, the third book in the Getaway series, which features the hardheaded and brokenhearted Warner brothers and the women who dare to love them. These boys are very good at putting the wild in wilderness.

4 stars
Review by Trinette Dungee

Lane Warner is the baby of the Warner Brothers; he’s the one who can put anyone at ease with his laid back nature and easy giving smile. That smile has gotten him many women in his bed except the only one he really wants; Brynn Fox-Warner. He and Brynn were the best of friends for years, until he offered her a way out of her horrible life and she turned him down and accepted his father’s help instead…hence the “Warner” last name.  Broken hearted Lane basically slept his way through any woman he came across but all the sex in the world couldn’t erase Brynn from his heart of fill the hole she left in it. Then watching another man propose to her, ripping the hole in his heart even deeper he runs; but Brynn’s not done with him yet. 

Brynn suffered abuse at the hands of her family for years. The only bright spot in her life other than her little sister was Lane Warner. He was her best friend, her protector. He soothed her soul, doctored the cuts and bruises she endured at the hands of a selfish mother and the myriad of men she brought around.  When she suffered the worst of attacks Lane offered to marry her to take her away from it all; but Brynn turned him down and then married his dad. She knew she hurt Lane by turning him down, but at the time they were so young and she couldn’t allow him to throw away his future taking on her demons.  

So for the past two books in the series we’ve kind of watched Lane and Brynn tiptoe around each other. I honestly couldn’t figure out how their story was going to go. I have to say in the beginning I wasn’t all that captivated. Lane basically takes off because he can’t deal with the fact that Brynn has been proposed to by another man. He flees to Sutton’s and Em’s where he stays until Brynn swoops in to bring him home where he belongs. Okay fine, she comes and gets him and they embark on a road trip from California back to Wyoming, but I’m still trying to figure out where this story was going. Suddenly the encounter with a young kid by the name of Bauer kicks this story off and makes this my favorite book in the series!!!! 

Bauer is a young runaway caught up in a possible sex-trafficking ring. He’s beaten and battered and broken; something Brynn can definitely relate to. He doesn’t trust anyone and all he wants is to get to Denver to his older brother (hmmmm, Jay Crownover….Denver….very interesting….and the plot thickens). Brynn and Lane both see something of themselves in Bauer and neither is willing to leave him on his own. It takes some convincing but Brynn and Lane finally convince Bauer that they are the good guys and they are going to do whatever they can to help him get to his brother.  
What makes this a four star read for me? A few things 

1.    Lane and Brynn go right into their relationship. There’s no tiptoeing and being skittish around each other. Yeah, there’s a bit of tension in the beginning but it’s quickly squashed. There was no angst of “they split 70% into the book and then realize in the end that they belong together. We don’t need it because we’ve experienced it during CY’s and Leo’s story and Sutton’s and Em’s story. This was more about Lane and Brynn finally admitting to each other and coming completely clean about how they felt about each other and how they hurt each other and working  through the pain. This was them being a team. 

2.   Jay very cleverly gave you two, possibly three stories in one. While Lane and Brynn were the main storyline, we get the Bauer’s story his full story. We also get the makings of Ten and Webb’s story. She added these other storylines without taking anything away from Brynn and Lane. 

3.   And this is the one that really got me. With this book, Jay tied together three series. I think I vaguely remember “The Point” connecting with characters from either “The Marked Men” Series or “The Saints of Denver” Series, but in this book there’s mention of The Point (I’m trying to go back in my memory and remember if Webb or Wyatt Bryant from The Point),  and there’s an appearance by a character from the Marked Men Series….here’s a hint; she’s red-head with a badge and based on the similarities that Brynn mentions between the two of them, I’m wondering if there might be some connection between them…..

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And don’t miss the first two standalone novels in the Getaway series, RETREAT and SHELTER. RETREAT is on sale for just $.99! Grab your copy today!
✦ RETREAT on Amazon
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✦SHELTER on Amazon
✦SHELTER on Other Retailers

Jay Crownover’s ESCAPE Review Blitz:
January 29th
January 31st
February 1st

About Jay Crownover:
Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, the Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

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