Blog Tour Stop: Escape the Doubt by Andrea Michelle- Review, Playlist, & Giveaway
Escape the Doubt
Author: Andrea Michelle
Release Date: November 19, 2013
After the unexpected death of her Dad and the haunting manner in which he died Riley Shaw built invisible walls around her heart. Barriers she created to protect her from splintering into broken pieces that couldn’t be repaired. She was unable to move forward from her past letting the guilt of her parent’s mistakes dictate her own choices.
Dean Warren was safe. Being with him was innocent and peaceful because she didn’t truly love him. His words held her captive in a false sense of security. His eyes were deceptive and his promises of never pushing her beyond what she was willing to give were broken leaving Riley Shaw in a state of regret and doubt.
Joshua Parker had the power to take what was left of Riley’s splintered pieces and ruin her completely or make her whole again. He was her best friend, her next-door neighbor - everything she wanted and settled on never having. Loving him was as easy as breathing air. The fear of losing him forever was more real to her than the feelings she couldn’t escape.
When faced with the very thing she feared the most and in the arms she thought were safe Riley finds herself questioning every decision she has made over the past two years. When she finally escapes the doubt in her head and accepts the truth in her heart is it too late?
Is taking a chance with your heart worth the escape or was it better to have never loved at all? Can forgiveness really set you free?
*Warning: This is a mature young adult novel. Recommended for readers 17+ due to underage drinking, sexual content and adult language.
*This is book one in a series however can be read as a standalone.
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About the Author:
Andrea Michelle was born and raised in Louisiana. She spent years in Tennessee and in Texas and made it full circle back to the boot she loves so much and is currently living in Baton Rouge. She is a mother to three beautiful daughters and married her best friend at the young age of nineteen. She is a new self published author with a debut novel in the mature young adult contemporary romance category. She is a dreamer, a true Gemini at heart and has a fascination with love stories. She finds inspirations in all things (friends beware) and loves poetry and music. Her writing journey began as a young teen where she used to escape into a world of fiction and poetry just to cope with emotions she didn't understand. She wasn't an avid reader until her adult years and then her addiction to the one clicker became an obsession that cannot be tamed. She is not genre specific as a reader and she will not be genre specific as a writer. "I am not writing to tap into a niche but writing whatever my heart feels is the story to tell. Each WIP I create will have it's own voice. Some may thrive and some may not." When Andrea isn't writing you will find her reading, listening to music or spending time with her precious family. She is excited yet nervous to share her passion with you but looks forward to the journey ahead. She loves to hear from her readers and is eager to make new friends. Links below so you can friend, like, follow and support her.
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Kings of Leon- Closer
Incubus- Wish You Were Here
The Neighbourhood- Sweater Weather
Taylor Swift- You Belong With Me
Seether (featuring Amy Lee)- Broken
Luke Bryan- Crash my Party
Cassadee Pope- Wasting All These Tears
Andrew Belle- In my Veins
Brantley Gilbert- You Don’t Know Her Like I Do
Kenney Chesney- Somewhere With You
Stone Sour- Through Glass
Evanescence- Taking Over Me
Linkin Park- Pushing Me Away
Flyleaf- All Around Me
Theory of a Deadman- Not Meant To Be
Miranda Lambert- There’s A Wall
Bruno Mars- The Way You Are
Labrinth- Beneath Your Beautiful
OneRepublic- Counting Stars
Imagine Dragons- Demons
Taylor Swift- Everything Has Changed
So, this book.
First, I found it very refreshing that the two MC's, Riley and Joshua were in love before the book even started. No instalove over hur.
Now, if you like quick, light reads, then this is not the book for you. It has so many emotions in it that you have to feel them, too. Also needed to know: this book will keep you reading, so grab all the sustenance you need before starting it.
You all probably know how much I love the MC's different POVs and this book had that (score!).
So, as most people reading this book, I loved the two MC's. They were great characters and if they were real, I'd decide to be buffs with them, and repeatedly make fun of how they like each other (but do nothing about it) and also be grossed out by their lovey-dovey type stuff. Most people will also probably associate Dean with douchebag, so keep an eye on that (cause he is a douchebag).
Something I really hated about this book, though, is that Riley's character continuely used the parents' deaths as an excuse against her and Joshua. That absolutely annoyed me to no end (that us was mentioned so much and became extremely redundant and sort of lost some hold).
I would say that this book is definitely a young adult book, but it definitely feels like a new adult book because it's sort of a coming-of-age.
Oh.... And this book DEFINITELY has a cliffhanger. Just so ya know.
This book received four hearts (mostly because of her constant excuse that I mentioned^^).