Thursday, 18 February 2016

Escaping Mr Right by Avril Tremayne

Title: Escaping Mr Right
Author: Avril Tremayne
Publisher: Random Romance
Date of Publication: January 17th 2016
Source: Review copy courtesy of the publisher



Blurb:


Sometimes Mr Right is Mr Wrong, and Mr Wrong is definitely Mr Right . . . 
Television reporter Chloe Masters is a woman of cool control . . . except when Casanova rugby league player Nick Savage is around. Then cool control goes out the window. Her boyfriend, Marcus, is everything she ever wanted - but it's getting harder to deny her body's reaction to Nick . . .
Nick Savage has been head-over-heels since he first laid eyes on Chloe - just a moment too late to stop her connecting with his team mate, Marcus. But when the goalposts shift and he and Chloe are thrown together on a week away, Nick dares her to get physical in whatever way she wants - with a kiss, a punch or anything in between. And if Chloe claims to feel nothing, he'll leave her alone for good.
How can Chloe say no to a week of mindless passion with the man she hasn't been able to get out of her head?
Trouble is, a lot can go wrong (or right) in a week . . . 


Review:


This is , I believe, the second book in this world. You can see my review of the first, Wanting Mr Wrong, over on Reading Lark. While the first book focused on Evie and Jack, this follows journalist Chloe, one of Evie's best friends, and Nick Savage, rugby player and best friend of Chloe's boyfriend Marcus. Chloe and Marcus have been together for a year, but their relationship isn't exactly passionate. She finds Nick infuriating and frustrating and downright dangerous, but still, there's something about him. Chloe isn't thrilled when a news story forces her to spend a week with Nick in the Philippines, but she can't deny her attraction to him. If she gives in to what she wants, then her carefully constructed sense of control might crumble, or she just might find Mr Right.

There were a couple of things I really liked about this book. I enjoyed the story as a whole of course, but the first thing I particularly liked was the way the author handled the issue of consent. It goes both ways in this novel. Nick requires Chloe to give explicit consent, and he gives it to her as well, telling her she can be as be as rough with him as she likes. Which brings me to the second thing I really liked. In so many romance novels, the physical relationship is driven by the male, but in this case, Chloe is the aggressor, for want of a better term. I found this really refreshing. The power dynamic is quite even.

The chemistry between Nick and Chloe is sizzling hot, and this is no slow burn. These characters give in to their desires quite early in the piece. 

You don't need to have read Wanting Mr Wrong before Escaping Mr Right, but knowing who the characters are and the relationships between them does help.

I was really hoping for things to work out between Chloe and Nick, with their matching sets of baggage. It's not all light and fluffy, in fact there's very little light and fluffy, there are some big issues at play in the story, and they're handled really well.

Personally, I'm hoping Drew will get an outing in his own book soon!


2 comments:

  1. Thank you for the lovely review. And yes, the outrageous Drew will be getting his own story!

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    1. Yes! I'll definitely be picking up that one :) Thanks for commenting.

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