Thanks for visiting Book Escape Reviews. Allow me to introduce myself and my blog so you’ll know more about how things work here. To begin, here are a few reasons this blog exists:

u12441554  As an indépendant and hybrid-published author I appreciate blogs who have standards for their review processes and commit to and follow through with their reviews instead of drenching themselves in free books they may not read. I guess you could say my preference is more “frugal.” It’s either YES, I’m available to review the book and I review it, or NO, I’m not available to review the book (please don’t hate me.)

u12441554   As a reader I appreciate giveaways and ARC’s as much as the next person. I soon realized as an independent reviewer it both gave an advantage to write sincere and helpful reviews, but also a tiny disadvantage because it’s only me here and I have responsibilities outside of this blog where I may binge-read more times than others.

u12441554  Book Escape Reviews was founded with my never-ending love of reading romance books in 2015 and continues to be a strong way to support authors I enjoy reading. It is a private and independent blog, meaning I’m the only one who reviews here. There is less risk of online book retailers deleting my review (as they’ve been known to do) because I’m not paid or re-imbursed to leave reviews…I review because I love reading and books.

u12441554  I read books I buy new from retailers off and online (indie books and mainstream), check out from the library, buy in consignment bookstores, and request from NetGalley (for new-to-me authors who go through NetGalley to get the word out, IF I haven’t yet committed to reviewing any other titles.)

u12441554  Sadly, I do not exchange reviews for ARC’s. The reason is simple: I’d be over-booked and less enthused to write meaningful reviews. The pressure from not being able to leave everyone a review would turn something I loved to do-reading-into a stressful event. I want to keep reading my escape, but I also want to help out authors when I can by offering book features and interviews.

u12441554  If you are interested in doing a book feature, interview, and/or giveaway, email me at:


with the subject line as  ATTN: Feature Request

I will respond by emailing you back to let you know the dates I’m available to do a feature for you. You may accept or decline according to what works best for you.

Please note: Book Escape Reviews is not primarily a publicity blog-I lean more toward “review only” blog since I’m currently an independent reviewer-but I do share links and posts on social media.

BOOKS REVIEWED (listed by author’s name, A-Z.)

Abbreviation Guide:

CRF = Contemporary Romantic Fiction

WF = Women’s Fiction

YAF = Young Adult Fiction

PNF = Paranormal Fiction

INSPF = Spiritual Fiction

MBF = Memoir Based Fiction

HIF = Historical Inspired Fiction

ROM = Romance

MYS = Mystery

PO = Poetry


A.D. Marrow 

Love and Other Cosmic Nonsense (CRF, PNF) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

A Lick of Flame (CRF, PNF) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Ann Roth 

Another Life (CRF,WF) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Mr. January (CRF) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Alice Bello 

Hope Breaks (CRF) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon


Bella Street 

Kiss Me, I’m Home (YAF, PNF) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Brittany Cherry 

Our Totally, Ridiculous, Made-Up Relationship (YAF) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon


Catherine Gayle 

In The Zone (CRF, SP) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Comeback (CRF, SP) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Colleen Gleason 

The Rest Falls Away (ROM, HIR)  Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Maybe Someday (ROM, CRF) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Candis Terry

Home Sweet Home (CRF, ROM) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon


D.J. Owen 

Journey to Murder (MYS) Goodreads | Smashwords


Elin Hilderbrand 

The Island (WF, CRF) Goodreads | LibraryThing










Jennifer Ryan 

At Wolf Ranch (CRF, ROM) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

J.S Scott

The Curve Ball (CRF, ROM) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon



Katharine Sadler 

Dying Dreams (YA, ROM, PNF) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Kristen Lynn 

The Unbalancing Act (MBF, WF) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Kristin Higgins

My One and Only (CRF, ROM) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Kyrian Lyndon 

A Dark Rose Blooms (PO) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Remnants of Severed Chains (PO) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Kerry Schafer 

Between (YA, PNF) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon


Lyndsay Sands 

Immortal Ever After (ROM, PNF, MYS) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Laura Childs 

Postcards From the Dead (MYS) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon


Michael John Sullivan 

The Greatest Gift (INSPF, HIF) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Mandy Bagott

Knowing Me Knowing You (CRF, ROM) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon 

Marin Thomas

The Cowboy Next Door (CRF, ROM) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon






Penny Reid 

Love Hacked (CRF) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Penny Watson 

Lumberjack In Love (CRF) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon





Rachel Thompson

Broken Pieces (PO) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Robyn Carr 

Homecoming (CRF, ROM) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon


Shannon Stacey 

Exclusively Yours (CRF, ROM) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Susan Petrone 

Throw Like A Woman (WF, CRF) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Susan Stoker

Defending Melody (CRF, ROM, MYS) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon








Windy Lindstrom 

Shades of Honor (ROM, HIR) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon

Whitney G.

Sincerely, Carter (NAF, ROM) Goodreads | LibraryThing | Amazon