Synopsis - Sometimes the hardest war to fight is the one raging within yourself… Life will never be the same for Nariella Woodlinn. Just when she thought she had it all figured out, her world comes crumbling down around her-yet again. With no idea who she is or even where she came from, how can she save herself? She once thought her biggest problems were the ones brought on by the mysterious man she refused to fall in love with—Mycah. But she quickly discovers none of that compares to what she is about to encounter next. This time, it isn’t because of who Mycah is.This time, it’s because of who she is. ~ Naminé risked everything to save her people. Her goal was to bring their only hope back to their Kingdom. As the war rages on around her, Naminé gets thrown into the lion’s den—the false King’s chambers. Can she fool a King who can’t be deceived on his playing field? Forced to do his bidding, can she prevent the downfall of the only hope she worked so hard to bring home? Will she be able to escape with her life and mind intact? With everyone’s world falling apart and deceit around every corner…can any of them truly Escape?
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Review: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This is the second book in the Sweet Series by Bailey Ardisone that I have had the pleasure of both reading and reviewing. This was a pretty quick read despite having a few slow areas. Sweet Escape was filled to the brim with with action and fighting, there was so much that there is no way that Bailey Ardisone could have added anymore. The book also contained a hint of romance but it was countered with all of the adventur. I loved getting to know more about both sides and all about the different creatures that exist in the fae world.
I still had the same issues with the characters in this instalment as the first. Both of the main girls and main guys names were so similar that I was forever mixing them up. I also found it confusing when the characters nicknames were used because I kept thinking they were a new character. In saying that, I did enjoy the multiple POV's and I think that besides a few times that it became confusing, it flowed between the POV's rather smoothly. I did enjoy the romance between the different characters and I can't wait to see where their relationships lead.
I really do love the author's idea of switching the POV's, not only between characters but between worlds as well. Also it is a new take on Fae and their kingdoms. I will continue on with this series because it is original and interesting. Plus I need to know where these blossoming relationships will end up. I would recommend this book to those who love fantasy and those who love stories about the Fae.
Excerpt: ~Nari~ I pushed him back against the wall by his taut chest, never disconnecting my lips from his, and kissed him like I was starving for this one thing. Starving for him. And I so was. I couldn’t breathe, and I didn’t care. There was nothing else in this world but him and me, and I soaked it up like a dry sponge. He nipped my lip at the same time his hand savored the bare skin at the small of my back under my shirt. It sent a rush of blood to every nook and corner of my body, giving me a euphoric high. I pressed myself further against him, but it wasn’t enough. And I knew he felt the same when he slid his hands over my backside down to the inside of my thighs, picking me up off the ground. I instinctively wrapped my legs around his waist and let him lay me down along the cold, hard rock below. I wanted him. So badly, I wanted him. Desire pooled in my gut, just for him. And I could feel he wanted me just as badly. I grinned against his hot lips and suppressed a giggle—knowing the others were just an earshot away. Author Bio - Bailey Ardisone was born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. She married the love of her life and spends her days submerged in books, movies, music, or art, and loves traveling. Fantasy books and movies have been a huge part of her life, and she is desperately obsessed with Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Her sister contributed some of the writing in Sweet Oblivion and Sweet Escape Links: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Bailey-Ardisone/e/B00AVGKCME Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSweetSeries Buy Links: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E56G6IU Barnes&Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sweet-escape-bailey-ardisone/1116264488?ean=2940045162807 iTunes/iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/sweet-escape/id680947287?mt=11