Escape Clause


Romance - Contemporary
362 Pages
Reviewed on 09/21/2018
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Deborah Adams for Readers' Favorite

Escape Clause by Mary Billiter is a nice vacation/beach read for contemporary romance readers to enjoy on a lazy day. Single mom Kelsey Donigan is just settling into her new life on the Oregon coast when news comes in that her job, and the hotel she’s working for, might not last. Oliver Carlyle works for the rival hotel, but that doesn’t mean he wants to see the Point Resort go under. When Ollie and Kelsey meet at the local historic lighthouse on a publicity adventure, sparks are flying from the start. The two are opposites in most ways, but each one brings to the table something the other can’t help but be drawn to. Through misunderstandings, legal shenanigans, and family feuds, they decide to block out the naysayers and go for love.

In Escape Clause, Mary Billiter hits a lot of great notes, as our two main characters have fun and distinct personalities. Kelsey’s free spirit attitude contrasts well with Oliver’s buttoned-up lifestyle, but they both have the interests of the other in mind which makes for a healthy balance. Escape Clause readers will enjoy the sweet relationship between Kelsey and her 6-year-old son and later the bond her son forms with Ollie. Ollie’s family will drive you crazy and leave you amazed at the patience of the protagonist. If you are looking for a sweet read where love prevails and the good guys win, you will find what you are looking for in Escape Clause by Mary Billiter.