Thursday, July 14, 2016

"escaping reality" by rachel skatvold

A reality star whose engagement imploded in front of the world seeks anonymity in Montana ... but things don't turn out quite how she expected in Rachel Skatvold's Escapting Reality.

Fame gave her a reason to hide. Can anyone unlock her guarded heart?

Reality star Addison Lewis had the perfect life in LA. Or so she thought. After her fiancĂ© betrays her she’s left with one option. Escape. But is anywhere safe from the relentless paparazzi?

Logan Hart is caught off guard when a mysterious young woman becomes stranded at his family’s ranch. Past heartbreak makes him reluctant to let anyone close, but the city girl’s amusing antics draw them together.

While two lonely hearts collide and secrets loom on the horizon, could God be orchestrating something miraculous behind the scenes?

Escaping Reality is a cute love story between a hiding reality star and a Montana doctor-turned-rancher. I really enjoyed watching the rich, pampered Addison try to adapt to life in Montana, and Hart Ranch is definitely a place I'd like to visit!

Logan's family was very interesting—from his bubbly sister Belle to his deaf nephew Dylan to his paralyzed mother to his granfather. I really enjoyed getting to know the Hart family, and I especially enjoyed Gramps' influence on Addison.

I have to admit being a bit disappointed in the romance, though. I didn't feel the chemistry between Addison and Logan, and I didn't really care if they ended up together. Sometimes, their dialog didn't seem natural, and the big roadblock to their happiness could have been cleared up with a simple conversation. However, I did think the most interesting section of the book came about because they didn't ever have that conversation, so even though I would have preferred the misunderstanding never happened, it did serve a purpose.

Escaping Reality is a book that I wanted to like but ultimately felt let down by, mainly because the romance didn't resonate with me. Still, as a clean book with strong spiritual content, I think it's a book that many readers who are looking for a sweet romance will enjoy. 2-1/2 stars.

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Rachel Skatvold is an inspirational author and stay-at-home mom from the Midwest. She enjoys writing inspirational romance, devotions, encouraging blogs. Rachel has just finished her first series, the Riley Family Legacy Novellas and is now working on her first full length novel, Enduring the Flames. Other than writing, some of her hobbies include singing, reading and camping in the great outdoors with her husband and two young sons.

To celebrate her tour, Rachel is giving away an autographed copy of her book along with a $10 Amazon gift card. Click here to enter:

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Also, some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. Sounds like a great book, thanks for the chance to win.

    1. Michele, thanks for stopping by, and good luck!


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