The Escape Diaries (Life and Love on the Lam, #1)
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The Escape Diaries (Life and Love on the Lam #1)

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Introducing the hilarious new heroine, Mazie Maguire, in Juliet Rosetti’s irresistible debut novel that follows the outrageous adventure of a woman on the run.

Wrongly convicted of killing her philandering husband, Mazie Maguire is three years into her life sentence when fate intervenes—in the form of a tornado. Just like that, she’s on the other side of the fence, runnin...more
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Published December 10th 2012 by Loveswept (first published January 1st 2012)
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Claire Robinson
3.5 Stars.

What a great start to a series.

The Escape Diaries is a little different from the norm, in that the main character Mazie Maguire starts out the book in prison for murdering her husband, but after a freak tornado, she manages to escape by means of an errant roof!

What follows are a few hilarious encounters, and a load of witty observations about how life has changed on the outside since her incarceration, while Mazie tries to prove her innocence.

Sort of like the Female version of Harriso...more
If Stephanie Plum Series and the Fugitive had a baby, you’d get something like “The Escape Diaries: Life and Love on the Lam. This was a fantastically humorous murder mystery.

Wrongly convicted convict, Mazie Maguire, is picked up by a tornado while in prison...kicking into motion Mazie’s unplanned prison break. Desperate to keep her freedom and to prove her innocence Mazie plight is a haphazard trip into a crazy and unbelievably funny adventure. Chased by a crazed plumbing store security guard,...more

Maizie Maguire is in a Wisconsin prison, for murdering her husband. She has been there for four years. Maizie still insists she 's innocent; no one is listening.
On a hot September day, our heroine is working garden duty. The sky darkens, there is lightning, and the winds become frightening. Before the prison officer can get them inside a tornado rolls through the prison yard. In the confusion, Maizie's on the run. Readers, hold onto your hats, it's going to be a very bumpy ride!
The rest of this...more
Who would ever think an escape from prison and running for your life while trying to find your husband's real killer could be so funny at times???

Mazie Maguire was falsely accused, convicted and imprisoned for killing her spoiled Momma's Boy, cheating husband. Not funny, he probably deserved it, anyway. right? Mazie sees an opportunity and escapes prison when a tornado hits and chaos is all around her. Her travels and escapades become the stuff of urban legends as she flees for freedom! She beco...more
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

In this lighthearted, funny, romantic caper, Mazie Maguire barely hesitates before scrambling over the fence when a tornado touches down in the prison yard. As she struggles through swampland, cornfields and cow herds, Maizie, wrongly incarcerated for the murder of her feckless husband, is determined to find the real killer and prove herself innocent.

The first tip in The Escape Diaries is to "Be Prepared", but Maizie's impulsive flight from the Wisconsin jail leaves her floundering. At first sh...more
Margaret Fisk
Oh my gosh. This is a wild ride full of personality and laughs with hundreds of quotable lines to share with whoever happens to be around.

Mazie is not brilliant but she is gutsy. She takes chances and lives through disaster after disaster with the support of her favorite movie characters and an amazing number of people who are charmed by her innocent and enthusiastic nature. But don’t get the sense that this tale is all hearts and flowers. It’s not by any means. For every person Mazie meets who’...more
Cocktails and Books
Hilarious, well-written, sweet love story, interesting, are all appropriate when describing The Escape Diaries. Main character Mazie Maguire, convicted of killing her husband, escapes from prison during a freak tornado using tips she learned from her fellow inmates and from watching The Fugitive. What Mazie finds on the run is not what she expected. Instead of turning her in, people are cheering her on and helping her elude the authorities. One member of her fan club is an intrepid photojournali...more

I can't believe I never heard about this book before! This is a hidden treasure folks, come and read it!

Okay, let's get started. Mazie is in prison because she killed her husband. There is a video tape which shows the murder and there is her nightgown with her husband's blood all over it. But in fact she's innocent. When a tornado hits the city she escapes from the prison and she's determined to find her husband's real murderer. But the road has too many curves. Her pictures are everywhere, the...more
A dazzling debut!
For the past three years Mazie has been in prison for killing her no good husband. When mother nature provides her with a freak opportunity to escape, Mazie seizes it. Little did she know it was the first of several escapes she would have to engineer over the next several days.
As the feds hunt for Maize so do reward seekers. She also becomes a media darling as half the population cheers her on. With a little help from a hunky journalist, Maize has an epiphany. She needs to find...more
I adored this book. Mazi MacGuire is funny, independent, she knows what she wants, and she goes after it come hell or high water. The perfect chick lit heroine.
Mazi is on the run….and she’s not looking back.
After escaping prison during a freak tornado, Mazi decides to find her husband’s real killer just like her favorite movie escapee. What she doesn’t plan on is adding on to her single entourage with a yappy dog, a handsome electrician, and two Mexican teenage boys. Add to that the media cov...more
This quick, fun and slightly off the wall comedic story was the perfect antidote for a day in bed with the flu. With a wrongful conviction for the murder of her ex-husband, Maizie is determined to use any and every piece of information available to find the "real killer".

In a cleverly woven integration of film, television and desperation, Mazie and her cast of characters seem to travel from one near disaster to the next in her quest. From characters that will make you laugh out loud, to situati...more
An extremely fun read!
I just wanted to keep reading until I finished the book, which I did, given some time for classes and eating.
I enjoyed the story, I enjoyed the characters, I enjoyed the format.
There is nothing that I didn't like about this.
Guilty Pleasures
Slick‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

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The Escaped Diaries is such a crazy mixed up story and while there was some romance it was more suspense and comedy than romance but I enjoyed it immensely. The characters were so interesting and the situation so mixed up that I was never bored and found myself laughing at the situations and craziness that ensued throughout this book.

Mazie Maguire is in jail after being wrongly convicted of murd...more
Melody May
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Have you ever read a book that left you with a book high? I mean the feeling of wow that was an awesome book or wow I couldn't put it down. This is the case for Juliet Rosetti's The Escape Diaries. I started the book on Sunday night trying to finish the book before it came out, but life was against me. So, I was able to finish this book this morning. WOW! is all I can really say. With this kind of start you I'm beating you want to know what this aweso...more
The Escape Diaries by Juliet Rosetti
There are so many books, that after a while I find so many of them just don’t manage to hold my complete attention…but not so with The Escape Diaries, a debut novel and whist a debut! I picked it up this morning and didn’t put it down until I was done. This was an amazing book. It was funny, mysterious, filled with action and it even managed to have a bit of romance!

Mazie Maguire has been convicted of murdering her husband; and it must be true because after a...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Mazie Maguire is in prison for killing her cheating no good husband. The only problem is ….she did not kill him. Someone set her up with a fake tape taken with a nanny cam. Sentenced to a life term she has been in prison for four year when a tornado gives her the chance to escape.

I loved how Mazie channeled movie and TV programs to help her during her escape. Even so Mazie really is not the best escape artist ever. She stays out more by luck than skill. It is like watching a train wreck. You kn...more
Kathy Davie
First in the Escape Diaries* romance series. This story is set mostly in Milwaukee.

* I'm guessing here that Escape Diaries is the name of the series and that Love and Life on the Lam is the title.

The publisher has provided this story ARC.

My Take
LMAO, boob fighting?? This story was just too funny. A few weird bits, but on the whole, yeah, I'd buy this. It's just too funny, and I'm already wanting to re-read bits of it.

How dumb is Mazie that she never insisted on having the tape analyzed? She knew...more
Sue Grimshaw
All I'm gonna say is if you like Janet Evanovich - READ THIS BOOK! LOL fun -
Introducing the hilarious new heroine, Mazie Maguire, in Juliet Rosetti’s irresistible debut novel that follows the outrageous adventure of a woman on the run.

Wrongly convicted of killing her philandering husband, Mazie Maguire is three years into her life sentence when fate intervenes—in the form of a tornado. Just like that, she’s on the other side of the fence, running through swamps and cornfields, big box stores and...more
Molly Gray
This novel was different from the romances I typically read for a couple of reasons. I'm not accustomed to contemporary romances being written in first person, but I could easily work through that. But, it also had the hero and heroine separate for a large part of the book (so much so that I actually went back and checked to make sure I was reading a romance and not a mystery). Still, I enjoyed it.

The heroine's voice was quirky and funny. Her love of "The Fugitive" was referenced throughout the...more
Amanda (Hootie) Clark
If somehow I ended up on a deserted island (which won't happen because I'm either too broke or too lazy to venture out) and could only bring 3 things, this book would be one of them, along with deodorant and butt wipes. That is how much I enjoyed it! It had everything I love in a good story. Drama, Suspense, Romance, Action OH MY! The story centers on Mazie Maguire escaping prison after a tornado blows through town. She then goes on the run to try to prove her innocence a la "The Fugitive" which...more
Alison Bliss
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Yuniar Widiastuti
Mar 16, 2013 Yuniar Widiastuti rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Anyone who likes fun rom-com chick lit with action
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Lagi-lagi buku ini adalah “korban” judging the book by its cover. Okay, I’m very visual, sue me. Tapi, aku benar-benar tidak menyesal membaca novel ini. Novel ini penuh dengan quotable lines, bahasanya juga sangat menghibur. Ditulis melalui sudut pandang orang pertama, novel ini memang sesuai dengan judulnya: sebuah diari yang menceritakan bagaimana Margarita “Mazie” Maguire melarikan diri dari penjara. Judul diari Mazie ini: A Guide to Breaking Out of Prison (Panduan Melarikan Diri dari Penjara...more
OK. We know already from the synopsis that the main heroine of this book was wrongly convinced of killing her husband. And we know that she escapes from prison.
But we have no idea what's going to happen then. I mean, escape is escape, but here we are taken on a rollercoaster ride with its ups and downs and such hilarious situations that had me laughing out loud.
I adored Mazie from the very beginning. She is sometimes silly and naive but who isn't? She is funny, independent and actually knows wha...more
Jul 31, 2013 Zoel rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Oh Mazie, Mazie, Mazie. This woman is by far one of my favorite characters to come out of fictional literarure not only is she amazingly resourceful, strong willed and determined but she’s fashion minded yet tough country girl. Her voice was so distinct fun and never failed to grab my attention, her dialogue was witty and her experiences both an interesting rollercoaster and a road way for character development. I loved her and the Interactions she had with the other characte...more
4.5 out of 5 Stars

Everyone in prison says they're innocent, but what happens if you really are innocent and no one believes you and you can't catch a break from the legal system to save your life.

Well, if you're Mazie Maguire, Mother Nature steps in! Who would have thought that someone could go from a prison inmate, to a natural disaster victim, to a not-so-free woman running for her life? And that's just the beginning of Mazie's adventures! She, unfortunately, faces everything and participates...more
Rating: 3 out of 5.

Mazie Maguire is wrongly convicted of killing her cheating husband. A well-timed tornado, three years into her sentence, provides her with the means of escape. She first attempts to keep ahead of the Feds and then tries to prove her innocence, with the help of a reporter who is quite taken with her.

The author managed to keep this novel light, even though Mazie is, in essence, an escaped convict. The prison humour was entertaining. Actually there was a part that I read wide-eye...more
Sarah Walker
What amazing fun! The plot is rather predicatable but you find yourself wanting to go where she takes you. Juliet Rosetti paints an old story with fresh perspective and addictive laughter. Her scenarios, each wilder than the last peels speed and action to her hilarity. She's very realistic, keeping cliche` coincidences to a non existant minimum. Her characters are fun, fresh and hilariously off kilter. Dialogue is tight without overdone drama or boring angst. She's done her research, writing a s...more
Cheryl Sitmer
This was so funny that when I finished the book, I called 3 friends, told them to read it and settled down to read it again. Loved it. Bought the next one and I'm eagerly waiting for the next ones.
I received this book from the publisher for an honest review.

This book was just plain out fun. Mazie (our awesome MC) is a riot. She has escaped prison after a tornado gave her a means of escape, and she is both trying to elude capture as well as clear her name. This story flows easily, and the characters are all believable.

I have to say, I liked every bit of this book. Everything from falling dozens of feet into a cow poop pile to Magenta, the drag queen friend.

Overall: 5 stars
Character Deve...more
Susan (susayq ~)
I loved going back and reading the first book in this series. It wasn't as laugh out loud funny as the later ones, but still good.
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