Aug 31, 2017

The Great Escape by Charlotte Fallowfield Review

The Great Escape
Dilbury Village #2
By Charlotte Fallowfield
Released: August 31st, 2017
Source: ARC provided by the author

A tropical beach paradise in Mexico was the last place Georgie Basset expected her decimated heart to be jump-started again, not after she’d been jilted the year before by her fiancĂ©, leading to said breakage. But when she spotted Weston Argent jogging along the beach, all bronzed with ripped muscles like some Greek God out of a modern day Baywatch scene, she nearly choked on her cocktail. She knew immediately she was in trouble, she’d never reacted so strongly to a man on first glance. 

However, after a disastrous first date with him, she headed back home to Dilbury, resigned to never seeing him again. That is, until Weston turned up unexpectedly at her dog grooming parlour with Bertie the French bulldog, a species she had a real weakness for. She couldn’t help but wonder if fate was playing a helping hand. But each time she saw him, their encounters never went smoothly, resulting in some mortifying and hilarious escapades. Despite their undeniable attraction, there was something about Weston that she couldn’t quite put her finger on, something that concerned her.

When the truth finally came to light, Georgie was convinced that all men were dogs, except she knew that was an insult to dogkind. Ever the meddler, her best friend, Abbie, intervened, knowing in her heart that despite what had happened, Weston was full of good intentions, and was undoubtedly Georgie’s Prince Charming.

The question remained, could he convince Georgie of that, or would he forever remain in the dog house?

While The Great Escape is a standalone story, it's the second in the Dilbury Village series of romantic comedy novels. All of them will be set in the quaint fictitious English hamlet in the Shropshire countryside, but feature a different village couples' story.

Warning, if you are of a sensitive disposition when it comes to toilet humour, then the Dilbury Village series may not be for you!

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

Georgie Basset is the fun loving dog groomer of Dilbury, that funny little village on the border of Wales, and if you have read any other Charlotte Fallowfield books, you would have read all about this crazy little village.

But that is not where we begin our journey, nope! We start it in Mexico, where we find Georgie and her best friend Abbie Carter, after Annie fled from Dilbury, after Miller and the cake scandal...and despite Disaster Carter happening EVERYWHERE they go, from being a reject from the blue man group, mauled by a dolphin and being in a resort where everyone things you're a lesbian! Georgie finds something more than laughter at the situations they find themselves (or Abbie) in! She also finds Adonis like Weston Argent; retired Captain of Her Majesty's Royal British Army, and current personal trainer.

But after being cheated on her ex Greg, Georgie is scared to enter a relationship, but she takes that chance, and trusts him....but is she making a big mistake?

OMG this book had me in stitches from the get go! Seriously! Charlotte Fallowfield absolutely kills it in this book! From the beyond ridiculous bad luck, to those cringe-worthy moments we can all relate too! And though I have said in the past that I'm not a rom-com fan! The author has proven me to be a liar, as this book is brilliant.

The plot to The Great Escape is light hearted, but in those serious moments, the author manages to change the mood of the book slightly, but doesn't destroy the flow of the story line. And when it comes to the character's, Well! You love them all! But I think I love Bertie just that little more.

I give The Great Escape 5 (thousand) stars! Truly THE book of the summer!

Charlotte Fallowfield writes contemporary romantic comedy novels. She comes from the United Kingdom and is half French. She lives in the wonderful countryside of Wales, surrounded by rolling hills, trees and fields full of sheep and cows. Her writing aids include chocolate, Ben & Jerry’s and copious amounts of coffee. Reading was her main pastime, until she discovered the joy of writing, but she still tries to set aside time to indulge her appetite for funny, or steamy, reads by other authors too. She is yet to meet her Prince Charming, but lives with her extremely pampered fur baby, Pumpkin, kitten of mass destruction.

Her alter ego, C.J. Fallowfield, is an Amazon #1 bestselling author of contemporary humorous erotic romance novels. She started writing in October 2013 and released her first novel, New Leaves, No Strings (The Austin Series #1) in January 2014.

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