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A.R. Thomas has fast become one of my favourite 'go-to' authors. Once again she has written another spellbinding, gritty and thoroughly entertaining read. The story of Zara Reid and Callan Scott is all-consuming; their chemistry burning every page, their damaged pasts influencing their every thought and action and their secrets deep and dark.
" ... despite the danger that surrounds this man, his beauty is all-consuming. It absorbs its audience and mocks the definition of man. He is a dark knight."
Zara Reid, internationally famous model, has a past that she has kept hidden, one that keeps her wary of everyone and everything around her. She has an undeniable inner strength that has seen her survive and become successful in her life. Her backstory is heartbreaking; however it is clear to see this is where her strength is drawn from. No matter how dark her life has been, she is still able to bring out her fun-loving side, especially when she's with her bestie Oliver. She's reached a point in her life where she has had enough and is desperate to escape, and when she meets Callan Scott she believes he may be the answer to her dilemma.
"You intrigue me, Zara Reid, and I can't work out whether it's a good or bad thing."
Callan Scott, extreme alpha, a man who is as dark and mysterious as the life he leads. He has an intensity about him that makes him both dangerous and enticing. At first, I couldn't stand Callan, he came across as sly, manipulative and controlling, eventually though, he had me swooning at his every word and action, especially when he's with Zara. His pain of the past is evident in his interactions with Zara, and when his secrets are finally divulged, I can understand how he became the man he was and why.
"You gave me light when I had none, do you know that? I was barely functioning before you. You breathed that back into me, and I am so ... grateful."
Zara and Callan's story was a heart pounding, fast paced, dark and exciting read from beginning to end. The depth and development of the two main characters was exquisite. The passion they exuded was a bettering on all my senses, these scenes were rough and aggressive, but underneath were emotions just waiting to burst through. The plotline evolved at a perfect speed, it was intriguing, enticing and thoroughly addictive. Her secondary characters, though annoying at times, were fantastic additions to the lives of Zara and Callan. A.R. Thomas won me over with her debut duet, Whiskey Promises, and now she has definitely entrenched herself as one of my favourite authors with ESCAPE THE LIHGHT.
This is a story that cannot be missed. A top 5 read for 2021.
This is a review that will not give anything away! Why? Because this is a story that has to be read! A story you will find yourself reading again and again.
Meet Zara Reid a top successful model in London. She has it all! Money, frame and beauty but yet she lives in pure darkness afraid of the past and what’s to come.
Meet Callan Scott Pure Alpha - A powerful, dangerous beast of a man. Living on the wrong side of the law, hiding in the shadows yet isn’t afraid of anyone…the fear comes from him.
This story completely and utterly consumed me. Fantastic pace, intense, compelling and addictive.
Sleep didn’t exist as I found myself lost in the world of Callan And Zara, I was incapable of putting the book down even for a second needing/wanting answers. Answers you may or may not like… that is beauty of this book!
Be prepared to feel ALL the feelings, parts of the story will have you feeling nothing but pure anger one moment and your heart in your throat while holding back the tears the next.
You will fall in love with both Zara and Callan as their stories unfold. “Two souls chained to the opposite spectrums of life. “ Dark events take place in their lives as they meet, both wanting a way to escape from their demons. A rollercoaster of emotions are brought forward, Hatred, bitterness and confusion. The dark maybe the enemy at times but when the fire ignites between two individuals you are faced with nothing but intense burning passion….do they let their feelings get the better of Them or do they know what’s good for them ? You will have to find out.
Beautifully written, have to say the best book yet of A R Thomas. You will find yourself lost in the world of Zara on Callan struggling to put the book down I just pray and hope for a part 2!
Callan and Zara's story pulled me in from the very start and I couldn't put it down. I am definitely going back in for a reread. I love the relationship and getting to the heart of Zara and Callan. Brilliant!
#LeSigh It's passion, it's bravery, it's loneliness, it's humor, it's intense chemistry, it's dark hero and beautiful strong heroine, it's love, it's suspense and angst, and it's blissful happiness. So yes, if you are a fan of all of the abowe then Escape the Light is a MUST READ for you. Zara and Callan's story is definitely much more then the author' s previous duet, and so very different. I feel like she put more work and heart into Escape The Light, it turned out to be a slam dunk in my opinion, and I have to say it made it into my top 10 read of 2021. I loved the edgy, the raw passion. This book is pure, over the charts, sizzling chemistry. It's a total page turner. The characters are complex, the plot well built, the story was flowing and it held my attention at every step. I felt it all in my heart. P. S. ➡️ R., I love your words. ❤️
This book had me hooked right from the start. And for being a one person POV book, I didn’t feel like I missed out on much.
I will say that I was rooting for the FMC the entire time. I absolutely loved Zara. She was selfless, to a fault, but that was probably her trauma manifesting. Plus I don’t think she ever truly lost who she was through the entire book, even after meeting Callan. Everyone deserves to be loved. I’ll support him because Zara loves him. But I would love to go at least one round with him (as in fighting). I personally think there should’ve been more groveling because of how he treated her towards the end.
But alas this book was amazing and I definitely would recommend.