Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Blog Tour: Escape (Getaway #3)



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.


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He arched a dark eyebrow. “I’m in no rush to get back to the mess I’m sure we both left behind. I was planning on hanging out with Sutton for a few more days then making my way back home. There’s no reason we can’t make the drive together…unless you would rather fly?” I stared at him in silence for a long moment, weighing his words carefully. It had to be more than a thousand miles between Sacramento and Sheridan. That was hours and hours of him and me alone in his truck. We purposely avoided being alone when we were at the ranch. There were many awkward moments of silence and word we wanted to say but couldn’t. On the one hand, it was all I ever wanted. Lane Warner, with no place to escape me and our tangled, tormented history. We would finally be forced to put the past to rest, whatever that meant for us moving forward. On the other hand, the idea of being alone with him, trapped in that horrible, uneasy silence that plagued us since the second I said “yes” all those years ago made my skin crawl. There was no guarantee that Lane was ready to lance the wounds we’d both caused that had long been infected and festering. He seemed content to pretend things were fine when they were anything but. He rubbed his thumb along the corner of his mouth and gave me that grin of his that ensured he got whatever it was he wanted. “We can even take a few days and go to the Grand Canyon and Vegas if you don’t mind adding a few stops and several hundred miles onto the trip. I’ve never really been anywhere outside of home and who knows when we’ll get the chance to see it all again.” He was so persuasive with that charismatic smile and the soft look in his eyes. Daye caught my attention as she reached for my hand. She was bouncing on her toes, eyes as excited as her uncle’s. “You have to say yes. It sounds like so much fun. I want to go to the Grand Canyon one day. Did you know that you can ride horses down to the bottom?” She had the Warner charm already and did she ever know how to use it. “That does sound like fun, but are you sure I wouldn’t cramp your style? Especially in a place like Vegas.” I couldn’t disguise the hesitation in my tone. Lane never made it a secret that he liked the ladies, the flashier and easier the better. Vegas was built for a guy looking for a good time, and Lane was always up for some fun. There was no way I was hitching a ride with him if it meant that I was going to have front row seats for all of his bedroom antics. I was willing to suffer through a lot to get him back where he belonged, but my battered heart couldn’t take watching him with other women anymore. That was one thing about our tenuous relationship that had to change. He chuckled softly and hooked his thumbs into the front pockets of his jeans. The action pulled the denim down low on his hips flashing a strip of hard, tanned skin. I knew that under his t-shirt he was rocking more than a six pack and had a body littered with carved muscles and sharp lines. Ranch life had blessed all the Warner boys with bodies to die for, but somehow Lane ended up looking the best of all of them. He was quintessential cowboy, rugged and rough in all the best ways. Too bad he knew it and used every inch of that delectable body to his advantage. I couldn’t remember the last time he spent the night alone. All his conquests had to creep past my bedroom door to make their early morning getaway, and there was always a steady stream of them. “No, Brynn. You absolutely won’t cramp my style. In fact, I can’t imagine anyone else I would want to drive around the country with. I think we could both use the break from our reality and time away from it all. I promise to behave. So,” he lifted his eyebrows and gave me that panty-melting grin. “Are you in or out?” We watched each other, neither of us giving anything away. I wanted to go with Lane more than I wanted my next breath but I couldn’t tell if he wanted me to tag along with the same ferocity. It was the story of my life, a vicious cycle of wanting Lane Warner. Me wanting him and him not deciding what he wanted. Was I in or out? Of course, I was in…I was all in. I was in so deep with him there was no hope of me ever finding my way out. There was only one response to his question that I could give, my brain and my heart wouldn’t allow any other one. “I’m in.”    


And don’t miss the first two standalone novels in the Getaway series, RETREAT and SHELTER. 

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Jay Crownover will never cease to amaze me with her tremendous talent. She's an author that is an automatic-buy-- one where I don't even need to know what the story is about to know I will read it. No matter what Jay writes, she does it flawlessly and I love every second I am in the story. Escape is no exception to this. The final installment in the Getaway Series is a tale of first love and finding your way back to the person you are meant to be with. 

I was most excited for Brynn and Lane's story as they always piqued my interest from the very start. I didn't know what to expect, but I knew that when they finally let themselves give into their true feelings and crash into one another, it would result in one of the most beautiful love stories I have ever read. But let me tell you, I didn't expect to be so swept away by them as I was. 

Lane is very much the "little brother." He falls into the role easily due to his charm, wit, and good looks. After Brynn shattered his heart years prior, he threw himself into helping out with the ranch...and the women that came along with it. Brynn on the other hand, has spent all of these years watching Lane from a distance. After one fateful night, Brynn built her walls so high up around her that she had an excellent view when it came to watching Lane's antics. The only problem...she loves Lane in a way she can love no one else, but she's scared that Lane only sees her as a damsel in distress. She has spent years trying to drown that image of herself, but in the process, she has done the exact opposite of what she wanted-- she has distanced herself from Lane.

What I loved so much about this story is that Jay didn't drag out their reconciliation. Almost immediately, they end up coming together and working things out. Sure, they have a ways to go at the beginning of the novel, but the important thing is that they're together, exploring their feelings for each other. And let me tell you...once that spark ignites, there's no putting out the inferno that continues to build. At the same time though, they are focused on starting anew and building a new life, but this time together. They got to know each other in new ways and were able to see each other in a new light. 

This is where the story goes into a brilliant but unexpected direction of introducing a young teenager who Brynn connects with in a special way. I loved that Jay incorporated this element into the story (and small spoiler here...connected this series to not only The Point but also the Marked Men series). Jay allowed the reader to form a much deeper connection to both Brynn and Lane by seeing the lengths they went to for this teenager. We see Brynn become her own hero, and this was the most important part to me. Brynn became an even stronger, braver woman and the support Lane provided her throughout everything was incredible...and exactly the type of person we always expected Lane to be (but also the type of person Lane has always wanted to become). 

This was an absolutely heartwarming end to a fantastic series. I honestly want more from some other side characters (especially Ten and Wyatt), but for now I couldn't have asked for a better way for the brothers' story to conclude. Jay has always been one of my favorite authors, but she has truly outdone herself with Escape, and given fans a very special ending. 

Huge THANK YOU to InkSlinger Blogger for the ARC of Escape!!

Happy reading :)     


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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