No Escape by Anna Jones Buttimore
About the Book
Title: No Escape
Author: Anna Jones Buttimore
Release Date: January 2012
Publisher: Walnut Springs Press (Facebook | Twitter)
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Received from publisher for review.
No Escape is a very unique read within the "romantic suspense" genre. The main characters are atypical of the romance genre and the suspense is very subtle. Instead, Anna uses her trademark descriptive style to slowly but steadily build up the action and introduce the characters.
The real highlight of this book is the descriptive details of both the setting and the characters. I loved the description of Wales and the juxtaposition between Wales and the US. I have never been out of the US so I love to learn about different countries and their unique cultures. And it sounds like Wales is full of character! I would love to visit it!
The characters in the book are definitely unique. Catrin is very distrusting of others because of her abusive father, negligent ex-boyfriend, and shady brother. She keeps her distance from everyone but her daughter and has a difficult time revealing her emotions. However, her past has also made her very grounded and brave. I think this is what first attracts Michael to her. His background has also made him wary of opening his heart again but once he sees past Catrin's emotional walls, he realize that she is exactly what has been missing in his life.
I also appreciated the hopeful feel of the ending. Both Catrin and Michael have come from bleak and difficult backgrounds. However, through their mutual association and shared experiences, the future starts to look promising for them both.
No Escape is a thoughtful romance accompanied by mystery and woven with idyllic elements. (A perfect read for a rainy Welsh day! :)
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