Review: Escaping Solitude (Escape #2) by Sara Dobie Bauer

Escaping SolitudeDisclaimer: I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review.

The moment I finished part one of the Escape Trilogy, Escaping Exile, I was already clamoring to the author that I needed part two right away. Of course, having completed part two, I’m begging for the conclusion immediately. While some middles of stories or trilogies drag, I enjoyed this story even more than the first one! Andrew and Edmund, and their relationship with each other, continue to delight.

Bauer strikes the perfect balance between erotica and excellent plotting. As a bonus, the secondary characters in this tale (both human and vampire) are intriguing and fleshed out in their own right. For a novella, the depth of the world-building is phenomenal, and I continue to enjoy Bauer’s twist on the traditional vampire mythos.

Fair warning: This tale ends on an epic cliffhanger. Even though the advertisement for part 3 belays any fears immediately, picky readers might want to wait until December to read the full series all at once. You might be the lucky ones, actually. I’ll just be over here pining away for more of Andrew and Edmund’s epic romance until then.

Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

Published by steelvictory

By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (www.jlgribble.com), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jlgribblewriter), and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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