Book Review: Escape (Tip of the Spear Book One) by Belle Ami

Escape (Tip of the Spear Book One) by Belle Ami is a combination of romance and action. As the book includes a vivid description of sexual scenes and sensual desires, it is definitely a book for adults. Layla Rose Wallace is excited about her trip to Dubai with her boyfriend. Her father, Doctor Alec Wallace, is a renowned nuclear physicist. When she informs him about her plans to visit Dubai, he does not share her enthusiasm. He is not thrilled about the idea that her boyfriend is a Saudi. If he could put his (Layla’s bf) nationality aside for a moment, he is concerned about Layla’s safety. She does not listen to him and goes to Dubai anyway. This trip sets a chain of actions into motion. She is kidnapped and taken to Iran. One thing leads to another and an Israeli mole named Cyrus Hassani receives clear order to rescue the girl. If he fails to bring her to safety, then he must kill her. Cyrus falls for Layla as soon as he lays eyes on her. However, he cannot afford to compromise the mission by losing his heart.

The development of the story is very intriguing. I am not a fan of erotica, but the gripping narration kept my interest awakened. by describing each relevant character’s personality, behavior, habits, and (sometimes) past, the author has cleverly managed to create a connection between the characters and readers. I would have loved if Layla was not described as a beauty goddess because that would have made her relatable to the majority of the population of the girls. Let’s face it how many girls (of any age group) consider themselves a beauty goddess. If I do not consider myself irresistible to every guy in the world, then how can I relate to any girl who is described to be that irresistible. Layla’s ability to speak her mind even under extreme situations made me like her character, but due to the reasons explained above, I could not connect with her. As for Cyrus, I enjoyed getting to know him. He is believable as a spy. His actions are in sync with his profession. Again, the way he fell for Layla and began addressing her as an angel was a little distracting.

Layla’s ability to speak her mind even under extreme situations made me like her character, but due to the reasons explained above, I could not connect with her. As for Cyrus, I enjoyed getting to know him. He is believable as a spy. His actions are in sync with his profession. Again, the way he fell for Layla and began addressing her as an angel was a little distracting.

The story is a little predictable; however, one major twist awaits readers in the end. As I said the narration of the story is very impressive. Moreover, the author has done an excellent job of developing the story in a fascinating manner. Doctor Wallace’s concern for her daughter has been written beautifully. I could relate to his pain and restlessness the most.

With all that said, I would rate the story 3 out of 4 stars. This is a fast read with enough twists to keep a mind engaged. Moreover, the narration and the development are perfect.

This book was an “OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day”. It can be found on OBC bookshelf by clicking on this link: https://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelves/book.php?id=126628

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