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Ever since Lucy Jorik ran from her own wedding in Call Me Irresistible, leaving Ted Beaudine at the altar and disappearing without a trace, fans have been on tenterhooks. Knowing that she rode away with a dangerous-looking biker-a wedding guest with the unlikely name of Panda-probably wouldn't ease their minds, but that's exactly what Lucy did-and that's just the beginning. After a prickly, briefly passionate road trip with Panda, Lucy's off on her own, morphing into Viper, the biker girl, and heading for a Michigan island set on finding out more about her enigmatic "rescuer." A troubled, mysterious hero haunted by the past and a stubborn heroine who's tired of being perfect send verbal barbs flying as they heat up the pages in a spicy, hilarious, and heart--tugging escapade that highlights some serious social issues. VERDICT With brilliant dialog, sassy humor, and laserlike insight into what makes people tick, Phillips gifts readers with an engrossing, beautifully written romance that satisfies on all levels. Another winner from a stellar writer who never disappoints. Phillips lives in the Chicago area. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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*Starred Review* Phillips, the only four-time winner of the Romance Writers of America's Favorite Book of the Year Award, picks up the story she began in Call Me Irresistible (2011) with Lucy Jorick, an ex-president's daughter who knows that beggars can't be choosers. Especially one who has just abandoned her too-good-to-be-true fiance, Ted Beaudine, at the altar and now has the entire town of Wynette hot on her tail. So when bad-to-the-bone biker Panda offers Lucy a lift on his motorcycle, Lucy swallows any and all hesitations and climbs on board. What starts out as a fast getaway quickly turns into an unforgettable road trip with a man who would be right at home in a cave with a club. When Lucy begins investigating her road warrior, she discovers a few unexpected things about Panda, but learns even more about herself. With her latest flawlessly written romance, Phillips delivers the kind of complex, realistically complicated characters and richly emotional love story her fans have come to expect. Fueled with incendiary sexual chemistry, and deliciously witty, The Great Escape is another jewel from one of the genre's most incandescent stars.--Charles, John Copyright 2010 Booklist