Saturday, February 15, 2014

Review & GIVEAWAY: "Escaping Me" by Cat Mason




Title: Escaping Me (Shaft on Tour Series)
Author: Cat Mason
Genre: Adult Romance
Publication Date: December 20, 2013



Daisy Shayne has a list. Her life has been planned out on a legal pad that she carries in her purse since she was sixteen years old. Now her list is nearly complete, she is about to marry her fiancĂ© Landon, start her new job in the fall and be completely settled. Or is she? Landon is going on tour with his brother Grayson’s band for the next six months as the assistant to the new manager, Tad and is bringing her with him as an extra pair of hands to help the band.

Daisy is now stuck on a crowded tour bus with six men when her plans start blowing up in her face. Things are not what they seem and nothing is making sense. Landon is pushing her away and Grayson is pulling her close. Daisy feels pulled to Grayson which doesn’t go unnoticed by him. Amused and unable to control himself around her Gray decides to hit on her the first moment he sees her. Gray’s new obsession is Daisy, who he deems his own little Widlflower even after he finds out she is to be his sister-in-law. Whatever it is about her he can’t help himself. He is desperate just to be near her.

Temptation, betrayal, and lies on top of booze, tattoos, sex, laughs and love. While making friends and traveling the country Daisy must come to terms with what she wants in life. All while she learns to deal with the rough and rowdy of taking Shaft on Tour. It’s going to be a long hard ride.

***This book is not a normal romance. Things happen fast and with no*** regret. Rockers and all. There are M/F scenes of course but there is M/F/M, hints of M/F/F, possibly a little M/M and plenty of vibrator discussion.


GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19301892-escaping-me?from_search=true



Shaft is a hot rock band on tour. They have a new manager and the lead guitarist, Grayson, has his brother Landon helping out. Landon is bringing his fiancée along after some of the bandmates had some concerns. Having a taken female among a bunch of eligible rockers isn't the best choice made.
 
There is a connection felt immediately between the beautiful blond at the bar and Grayson. The problem is when he finds out who she is and how it will complicate things. The tour is starting and the complications are there right from the start. It's a wild ride, shaft approved, and one that will shock most anyone.
 
This is a full length book and it's full of OMG moments. There seems to be no end to the shock value and never a moment where you know what to expect. Grayson is a character I wasn't expecting. What you think he is and what he ends up becoming a total opposites. He shows Daisy time again that he just might be what she needs. At the beginning of the tour Daisy is up-tight, she hangs on a rigid list of what her life's goals are and she strives to check each one off. At the end, she is different. You have to read the book to find out how, but you'll love it!
 
This book is full of in your face characters. It's a comical bunch that are a dysfunctional family at best and ruthless rock stars at worst. Be prepared for bets, partying, and a groupie or two. From G-strings to heart strings this tour is full of moments.
 
Escaping Me is 4.5 star read.
It's Shaft approved and just like the band leaves you wanting more.





Introduction
Daisy’s fall

How did this happen to me? Just months ago I was in a loving, committed relationship with a man who I believed adored me. Nothing was standing in our way of being married and having the white picket fence, babies and all the happiness I could stand. Now I sit here on the edge of a bed in a shitty tour bus crying into my hands while a dozen little white sticks lie all over the floor laughing at me proving that I am a total fuck up.
The diamond on my hand does nothing but make me angry as it glistens, wet with my tears. I’ve screwed everything up. I let myself believe for a while that I could have a happy ever after. I let myself think that I was worthy of something as precious as love. Instead, I have ruined at least four lives in the ashes of my monumental lapse of rational thinking.
 
I always think things through. Daisy Shayne never jumps without looking where she would land. I had a plan. I mean literally, I write the shit down and check it off as I complete it. I was nothing if not meticulous in my calculating of my life this far. 
 
My parents planned nothing. I watched them constantly bailing water from the boat, borrowing from Peter to pay Paul and getting nowhere in life because of not having a plan. Well I had a plan damn it! Now as I look at my list all I want to do is jump from my boat and let myself drown. It would be so much easier than to face what is coming when those bus doors open and my life comes to an end. There is no hiding this. There is no fixing the situation. It’s going to destroy everyone involved, including myself in the process… 
 
Wait! I am getting too far ahead of myself. You need for me to start from the beginning to get the full picture here. You need to know everything and then you will understand.





Cat Mason is thirty years old and a mother to three children. She was born and raised in Granite City, Illinois which is just across the Mississippi river from St. Louis, Missouri. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband and children. Previously publishing Contemporary Romance under her real name, Amy Cox until she decided to lose the filter and let it all hang out. When she isn’t writing, she is reading or spending time with her friends and family.


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