Title: Escaping Trouble (Trouble #2)
Author: Dee Bridle
Published Date: November 22nd 2013
Genre: Romantic Suspense
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Ivy is on the run from a dark and painful past and has been in hiding for years. Living with a mother who is addicted to drugs and abusive boyfriends, she is forced to live her days in constant fear. Her only hope is college where she is trying her hardest to make something of herself, to better her future.
A hot tattooed fighter with a heart of gold was not in her plans. For the first time in years her dead heart is starting to warm again and she will do anything to stop it. After all, guys are trouble and not worth the pain.
Noah is at college, trying to do something with his life as well as enjoying the delights of what college has to offer in the hot girl department. He didn’t plan on falling for the beautiful, tattooed and secretive girl that continually keeps her distance. For someone who has never been rejected by a girl in his life, it’s a hard pill to swallow.
Once walls are broken down and dark secrets are revealed, Noah will have to do everything to keep Ivy safe from her past. He will have to rise up and fight the troubles that have been holding them both down forever.
It’s Noah and Ivy, against the world…
This is the second book in the Trouble series
The book has a good flow and plot. The writing is crisp. The characters are well developed, and I enjoyed the main characters in this second book more than I did in the first book. I also liked how gentle and caring bad-boy Noah could be. The characteristics of Ivy’s and Noah’s relationship were positive, and while there were a lot of negative things that happen to them, the relationship was a bastion to each of them.
Both Ivy and Noah are affected by their overbearing fathers. Noah, along with his friends, seem to vent their frustration over their situation with their respective parents by fighting and partying. Noah’s tattoos and bad-boy reputation are a facade for his heart of gold. Sadly, Ivy’s situation is much more serious. Her abusive father has forced her into hiding and living a life on the fringes of society. While Ivy is damaged by her past, she is not a whiny, sniveling damsel in distress who is waiting to be rescued. I found it interesting that all the young adults in the book seem to come from upper-middle class to affluent parents and they seem to be rebelling against their parent’s status quo.
Romance readers will appreciate the HEA.
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