Thursday, July 6, 2017

Book Review | Greener (Escape From Reality #3) by Erin Lee

Title: Greener
Series: Escape From Reality #3
Author: Erin Lee
Release Date: July 15th 2017
Published By: Crazy Ink

GoodReads Blurb:

We all do it.

It’s part of what makes us human. There are names for it – jealousy, envy, and sometimes even greed. We daydream about what someone else has. We convince ourselves that things would be better if we were someone else altogether…The grass is always greener, we believe. Or is it?

For Caroline, being left alone would be everything. She’s had enough of doctors and nurses telling her how to live because of a mistake she made as a kid. The idea of another shrink makes her cringe. Yet, she doesn’t have a choice. Not if she wants to keep living on the outside.

For Nora, being seen would mean the world. It’s been years since she’s had a hot shower without sneaking around but no one notices. No one cares to ask. It’s her job to smile, pretend everything is great and ask them about their days instead.

And for Dennis, the ability not to care at all would solve his difficulties. If only he could stop worrying about what people thought of him. To live authentically would make things so much easier. He could finally close the door to his past.

Three people with entirely different problems and one thing in common: They are trapped with a need to escape. Ironic, when Escape, Colorado is exactly the place tourists expect to find their own escapes. But then, the tourists are human too…

The grass is always greener.

Or, is it?


I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is my second Erin Lee book. I actually read my first two back to back. I liked both but I like this one the best so far. Even though the characters frustrated me with thinking the grass is greener. Hey, that's the point of this book, right? We're all guilty of thinking the grass is greener at times but I do believe that some people do it more than others. Weirdly, having a serious chronic illness (a few of them) and a couple of issues with mental health have made me stop and take a minute when I do start to think someone else's grass is greener. My issues really aren't always something you can see, so what makes me think that I can see theirs?

I enjoyed the three different POVs in this book. I think my favorite was Nora. It was a short but good read. I can't say much because I don't want to give anything away. Everyone thinks everyone else's grass is greener, basically. I liked the end. Nothing was tied up in neat little bows but I feel like it fit. It seemed realistic. You'll just have to read it to see. I look forward to seeing how the rest of the Escape series plays out!! 4 quills!!


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