Sunday, April 17, 2016

Book of the Week: Escapade by Dolce #Review

Author: Dolce
Book: Escapade
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 11, 2016
Length: 412 pages

Reviewed by:Meredith


Twenty-nine-year-old Lucas Thompson is at the top of the corporate ladder. But when his lifelong friend and ex-boyfriend invites him to his last-minute destination wedding in the Bahamas, Lucas realizes his corporate success can’t hide his private loneliness. Nor will he be able to escape seeing his family at the wedding—and having to explain, yet again, why he’s rich, handsome… and still single.

Fate and a taxi ride change everything when Lucas meets the charismatic and clever Jack McQueen, who just so happens to be a male escort. Jack’s presence on Lucas’s arm at the wedding keeps questions at bay, but their pretend relationship turns into something more after ten days of sun, sand, and sex. And before the trip is up, both men will discover that what started as a simple escapade in paradise might just lead to their very own happily ever after.


From the beginning I knew this was a long story. Just look how many pages it is. This was an adventure. A love story. We have two characters who start off one place and end up in another. Teddy breathes life back into Lucas and in return Lucas let’s Teddy accept his dreams, reach his goals, and together they fall into love.

I adored the evolution of these characters. Dolce shows us their lives, their routines, their thoughts. At first I was like, “Oh this is going to drag if we are going to read Teddy’s morning rituals or Lucas’ nights alone over and over.” You don’t. Each description is significant. And it comes together, when you realize WHY you read those it clicks. The beauty of it all.

All the characters in this story from the smallest to the biggest really built this story into what it was. Yes, the destination, the places, the moments; they were all vital but the characters…. How they transform every experience. It is so wonderful.

So, yes it’s a long love story. It is detailed, descriptive, emotional, entertaining, witty, and magical. It doesn’t feel long. It feels perfect.

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