Inescapable by Amy Bartol – Katie’s Review

Why I read it

I LOVE paranormal romances, and this was free on KU.

What I rated it

What it’s about

My name is Evie Claremont and this was to be the making of me–my freshman year of college. I’d been hoping that once I’d arrived on Crestwood’s campus, the nightmare that I’ve been having would go away. It hasn’t.
I may be an inexperienced seventeen-year-old, but I’m grounded…sane. I look for rational explanations to even the strangest circumstances. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he’s near, I feel an attraction to him–a magnetic kind of force pulling me towards him. I know what you’re thinking…that sounds fairly awesome. Yeah, it would be…if he liked me, but Reed acts as if I’m the worst thing that has ever happened to Crestwood…or him. But get this, for some reason every time I turn around he’s there, barging into my life.
What is the secret that he’s keeping from me? I’m hoping that it’s anything but what I suspect: that he’s not exactly normal…and neither am I. So, maybe Crestwood won’t be the making of me, but it could be the breaking of me. I’ve been left to wonder if the dark future my dream is foretelling is…inescapable.

Katie’s Review

It’s been quite a while since I found myself drawn in to a paranormal YA romance, so when I saw an ad on Facebook, I was hesitant, but then thought, “Why not?” It was on KU, so no harm done if I didn’t care for it.

Let me tell you, it’s only the second week of January, and I am SURE this book / series will make one of my top reads of 2018! I LOVED it!

From the beginning of the book, I loved the aspect of secrets. There is a puzzle I am compelled to solve before the heroine flushes out the secrets. I had multiple theories racing through my head while I was reading the book, and I was excited to find out if I was right!

People give a lot of grief to books that have insta-love and insta-attraction, and I used to be one of those. I’d roll my eyes and say, “Yeah, right. That isn’t realistic.” But for those of us that have experienced it, we believe in it! Now, I crave these stories! From the first meet of Reed and Evie, I can feel the pull! I loved it! Their chemistry is explosive and addictive!

Inescapable was loaded with secondary characters that were well developed and loveable. There was a lot of tension between some of the characters, but it was not drawn out, nor did it detract from the story. Buns and Brownie are two sorority girls I wouldn’t mind hanging out with, and Zephyr was the good comedic relief needed in some scenes.

Being typical YA, there is not a lot of sexy time in this book, but I definitely did not feel like anything was lacking, the book was perfection! The chemistry between Reed and Evie left you feeling like your romantic heart was filled.

It has been a very long time since a book like this has engaged and piqued my interest, so this was a breath of fresh air to read!

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