The Great Escape is the seventh and final installment in Susan Elizabeth Phillips's adult contemporary romance series titled: Wynette, Texas. This story follows up on the opening scene from the sixth book: Call Me Irresistible when Lucy plays the role of runaway bride. That story swiftly segued into the groom's new romance, but what happened to Lucy Well, Ms. Phillips spills it all in The Great Escape...and I loved it!
Ms. Phillips offers readers complex characters who have very complicated but moving moments. Issues commonly seen in the women's fiction genre are addressed, including family, adoption, reinvention, culture/race, disadvantaged circumstances, emotional/behavioral health, PTSD, and self-discovery. In addition, Ms. Phillips' classic humor, banter, and romance remain a loud and clear presence. My only real complaint and the reason for 4.5 stars instead of the full 5 was(view spoiler)[: The pregnancy play Lucy used at the end. I understand that it ended up being real and not just a tactic but I hate to see real or fictional people claim to be pregnant to keep a man. Ugh! (hide spoiler)]. If you haven't met the fabulous Susan Elizabeth Phillips yet then just eenie, meenie, miney, moe one of her series or standalones and get started. She's great!!!
My favorite quote:
"Be the best at what you're good at."
The Wynette, Texas series contains the following installments as of February 2016.
#2-Lady Be Good
#4.5-My Secret Service Valentine
#5-What I Did for Love
#6-Call Me Irresistible
#7-The Great Escape