Author: Rachel Schurig
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: October 13, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Jet Taylor is the quintessential bad boy. A womanizer. A fighter. Dangerous. The type of guy most girls do their best to avoid. But Zoe Janes is no saint herself. In fact, she sees in Jet the perfect opportunity to distract herself from her responsibilities at home and the mistakes that keep her trapped there. He’s gorgeous, likes to party, and is clearly only interested in having fun—just like Zoe.
The more time they spend together, the harder it is for Zoe to stick to her “fun only” mantra. Jet is getting under her skin, making her believe things could actually be different. She knows they’re both trapped by the sins of their past but Jet is starting to make her think freedom might actually be possible.
And that makes him the most dangerous boy of all.
This is a complete story with no cliffhanger.
Escape in You by Rachel Schurig is fabulous! The main characters are both flawed and only looking to have fun. Zoe meets Taylor at a party and is instantly intrigued by him, however, she does not want to get involved because is rich and that is not her scene. However like I stated before she is intrigued and attracted by him so they decide to be friends. Taylor thinks that Zoe is refreshing, as he states “it is fun, talking to a girl who has no desire to please me. It’s refreshing.” Typical guy response, Taylor is a player who likes to have fun. Both characters are hiding their real selves from each other because they do not trust easily.
Zoe’s partying lifestyle is because she had to grow up to quickly. Her mom is sick and while her stepfather is supposed to take care of her, he doesn’t. Of course, he is a piece of crap. When everything finally comes to head with her mom’s sickness, Zoe finally gets in touch with her uncle whom she thought walked out of her life. Through her uncle, Zoe finds out that it was her stepfather that made him leave. Zoe’s reaction to everything with her mom is to also keep everyone else at arms-length. She pushes Taylor away because she does not want to let him into this aspect of her life. I found this funny because Taylor confided in Zoe about his brother and his brothers’ death.
Taylor was living the fun life of partying and not letting anyone else in until he met Zoe. He knew that Zoe was different. He was able to tell her about his brother. He also hides part of his life from her and that is his relationship with his mother. Taylor lives with constant guilt about his brothers’ death and his mother does not let him forget it at all. One would think that a man like Taylor who exudes confidence could let his mother treat him like crap. His father does not live at home, he moved away after the death of his son. After Zoe pushes Taylor away he spirals down and ends up in the same hospital where Zoe’s mom is. This is the cry for help that Taylor needs. His dad come back into the picture not knowing how bad things have been for Taylor. His dad was dealing with his own grief as well.
The events that both characters go through help to rebuild their relationship. In reading the book, I can understand why Zoe pushes Taylor away. Both characters are the same in that they do not trust and do not think that they are worthy of another’s love or affection. They also think that they do not need anyone because people have walked away from them in the past. However, they need each other. They are good for each other and make each other stronger. It is refreshing when they both realize that they need each other and are able to work through and come back together.
This is a stand-alone book, but I hope that there is a sequel to feature the other characters that were introduced. Definitely give this book a shot! I look forward myself to reading other books by Ms. Schurig.