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Lady Rogue (Escape Between The Pages)
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book began where the previous book, Three Days To Dead ended. Evangeline "Evy" Stone was trying to deal with the aftermath of her showdown with Tovin, come to terms with her new body and the memories of its previous owner, and understand her new/old relationship with Wyatt. But, before she was able to process it all, Phineas, a Therian shapeshifters manipulated Evy into swearing, to protect the remaining owlkin. She was then informed, that Phineas and the Assembly Leaders wanted her friend, Rufus, to pay for the slaughter of one of it's clans. Evy determined to protect her friend made a devil's bargain. If Rufus was allowed to go free, she would go after the brass, the ones ultimately responsible. The bargain was agreed to, with the condition, she had three days to do it, and that no harm came to the remaining owlkin. It would have been alot easier, if people would have stop trying to kill her.
I love Evy's character. I find her to be strong and resilient, but with a vulnerable side. I think it is her determination for survival, but with the heart to sacrifice, that appeals to me most. She knows life sucks, that it throws curve balls, but yet she struggles through it the best she can. I also love the fact, that her emotions feel real, especially when it comes to intimacy. Not only with the rape, but the idea of being in a different body...I know I would be freaked out a little bit. I do appreciate Wyatt's understanding and support of Evy. He truely loves her, enough to sacrifice himself. It is not often a man looks pass the casing and into the substance of a woman. The only problem I have of Wyatt, is that he still holds back secrets from her. Phineas is a welcoming dynamic to the mix. I love that he is honorable with a touch of mystery. In some ways, his personality reminds me alot of Evy's. I hope to see him in future books.
I think, what I liked most about this plot, is it's unpredictablity. With several subplots merging into a single fluid story, the curve balls you don't seem coming seem to add credibility. Often in life, things come from left field and you don't see it happening, but when it does, you just have to deal. It wasn't easy for Evy, especially with all the deceit and manipulations, making it difficult for her to trust or to know, who to trust.
Overall, this book was filled with action and intrigue. The characters were richly developed and engaging. The plot was suspensful and unpredictable. Many of the questions were answered from the previous book, but left some question lingering for the next. Kelly Meding tells a story filled with unpredictability, compelling characters and intrigue, a story that stays with you even after the book is closed.