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Published: December 4, 2018
Author: Elizabeth Hayley
Brooke Devereaux has a lot she wants to escape from: a career she never asked for, a future she doesn’t want, and parents who’ve only ever seen her as a business opportunity. But in her desire to experience life, she quickly realizes she’s lacking in one very important skill—how to survive on her own.
Former soldier Cole Timmons is an expert at running away. Whether it’s from his rural hometown, alcoholic father, or painful memories, Cole doesn’t hesitate to leave… Until he encounters an out-of-place woman at a gas station in the middle of nowhere. The wealthy “princess” couldn’t be more different from the country loner, and the pair get off to a rocky and misadventurous start.
But sometimes exteriors are armors meant to deceive. Sometimes what’s beneath reveals more than anyone ever realized. Sometimes, in order to stop running away, a person simply needs to find something to run toward.
Alright, alright, alrightttttt. Cole and Brooke. Possibly my new favorite Misadventures couple. We’ve got two people running from what’s wrong in their lives and coming together to find what they were missing. We’ve got mystery, adventure, drama, and just an overall captivating mix.
Cole, our steamy main man, is fresh out of the Army, on a journey to visit his friend in Oregon, when he runs into Brooke at a gas station. Brooke, well, we don’t know much about Brooke, without spoiling the story that is. But, we do know she’s stranded without a car at the gas station where Cole stops for gas and coffee. Good guy Cole offers Brooke a ride, and so we embark on our journey.
Elizabeth Hayley is actually two women, Elizabeth and Hayley. They have such a unique writing style, as they write together, but the story flows seamlessly. I felt a connection to Brooke and Cole that I haven’t felt with the characters I’ve read about lately. Elizabeth Hayley made Brooke and Cole relatable to, in my opinion, anyone who has never felt whole or fulfilled, like they were missing something or just have never felt good enough. I’m sad to let Brooke and Cole go, but I cannot wait to continue on my Misadventures journey and get my hands on Elizabeth Hayley’s next installment in the series.
My Overall Rating: ★★★★★