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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  54 reviews
Clarissa never thought at age twenty-six she would be fearing for her life. Everything was going as planned, until her husband started showing a side of himself she didn’t know existed. Failed attempts at leaving him have now left her fighting for her life. Literally. She knows she has to figure out a plan to free herself from his tight grip, but it’s harder than she imagi ...more
Published June 24th 2015 (first published June 21st 2015)
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Carissa
Jul 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-s-2015
Escaping Parker takes us on a woman's journey, through love and betrayal; heartbreak and insufferable pain; on the road towards freedom. A road lined with obstacles, that shows the vulnerability of trying to survive, whilst not forgetting who you are.

Clarissa Ava Fields is a young married woman, with a bright future. Setting up web-based companies, growing them until they are big and viable enough to sell and turn a profit, Clarissa can be classified as one of the biggest Internet moguls within
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Review to come during blog tour
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Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I started reading this book late one night and desperately wanted to finish it in one sitting, but sadly couldn't because of this thing called a job... So, the following day, I finished it and since then, have not been able to stop thinking about it.

Escaping Parker is such a realistic story that affects many today! It's a powerful story of survival, trusting and believing in yourself. And never losing hope that there is ALWAYS a way out. It's worthy of 6 wonderful stars from me. ~ Kara, 6 stars
Hopelessly Devoted
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My Review
''I don't quite understand how my heart can be dead, but beating at the same time''

Clarissa aka Parker, was a young woman who had made a terrible misjudgement of character. She'd married a monster and now every day she had to walk a tightrope of orders and the ''right'' way of doing things, one task and one foot in front of the other...if she fails, if she falls, Steven will finally live up to his promise. He'll finally kill her. In a way, she wishes for that, she longs just to sink int
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Laura Hampton
Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have read Zele's other two books and enjoyed them, but Escaping Parker takes the cake. It is definitely her best work to date. From page one Zele knows how to draw the reader in. You get so sucked into the story that there is no putting it down until it is finished.

Clarissa finds her self fighting for her life. She never thought her marriage would turn out this way. He days are filled with following rules and chores that must be done to a certain standard or deal with the repercussions, which
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Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Wow what an emotional read!! Get your tissues handy, this story is so beautiful and so sad. I really enjoyed reading this book! Clarissa never thought at age twenty-six she would be fearing for her life. Everything was going good until her husband started showing a side of himself she didn’t know existed. Failed attempts at leaving him have now left her fighting for her life. She knows she has to figure out a plan to free herself from his tight
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Vicci Kaighan
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm so freaking honoured that i got to Arc read this amazing book.Escaping Parker By Ft Zele is a fantastic 5 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ read.

I know it sounds horrible but if id have read a synopsis of the book i probably wouldn't have picked this book to read.
I don't like books that broach subjects of domestic violence. (you could say thats my hard limit.) Growing up in a domestic violence household it kind of triggers bad memories, but the way Ft Zele writes the story is good.

Yes it's a heartbreaking situation
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Melissa Mendoza
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

“Fresh tears blur my vision while I listen, making sure the monster I once thought was my loving husband has left in the moment everything went wrong. I could barely hear anything above the sound of my ribs cracking. The ringing in my left ear is starting to subside, but I’m still unsure if it’s safe to get up.”

Wow what an emotional read!! Get your tissues handy, this story is so beautiful and so sad. I really enjoyed reading this book!

Clarissa ne
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Laura  ~Swoon Worthy Books~
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tour-review
I have read Zele's other two books and enjoyed them, but Escaping Parker takes the cake. It is definitely her best work to date. From page one Zele knows how to draw the reader in. You get so sucked into the story that there is no putting it down until it is finished.

Clarissa finds her self fighting for her life. She never thought her marriage would turn out this way. He days are filled with following rules and chores that must be done to a certain standard or deal with the repercussions, which
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Klaire
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Gifted for an honest review – 3 to 4 stars

I had read Starting From Broken previously so I was aware of Fawn’s writing style and the topics that she can cover in her books well enough. I saw a bit of growth here from the previous novel and I was really pleased to see that although I did find the writing a little flat still. Despite the subject matter it didn’t evoke enough emotion in me and I felt it really should have. It’s not to say that this isn’t a good read because it is, it just wasn’t qu
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The Book Fairy Reviews
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Running from the life that was meant to be perfect. Running from the man that was supposed to protect you. Running from the person you have become. This is the life that Clarissa has to live. A life and love left in taters. When help comes along to not only protect her physically and make sure she is safe, but to mend her heart.
Rig is there to protect her no matter the consequences. He will be with her until the threat is gone. But can her leave her after he give her his heart?
This book is emoti
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Allison
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
this is my first book by Zele, and it won't be my last. I really enjoyed this book, and knowing my blog audience, i think you will really like it too. but be warned, you will have to finish once you start.

Clarissa is the heroine. and she is fighting for a lot. she is fighting for her life, and fighting to save a drowning marriage. i don't think she thought about what her marriage would be like to Steven. Man oh man, the emotion i felt. i wanted to wrap her up in a great big hug! Every time Clar
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Jill
Jul 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Escaping Parker was just a great book. The subject matter was a bit hard to read at times because it is just a real topic.

Clarissa is in an abusive marriage. At many failed attempts at leaving her husband, she has no hope in ever getting away. Until one day her dreams are answered.
Clarissa now lives her life on the run. She has Rig whose job is to protect her, make sure nothing happens to Clarissa.

When you are with someone for so long, day in and day out, feelings are bound to get in the way.
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Monica
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"He's the one person who owns my heart, because he made it beat again when I thought it wasn't possible."

Waking up day after day to a mad man is more than Clarissa can take. Years of abuse has left her fearing, will the next hit will be the one to end her life. Her only option is go on the run with people who hide women like her.

I love this book, Clarissa, who changes her name to Parker, leaves everything behind in a blink of an eye, is learning to live again. Trust, that is hard, she has had n
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D
Jun 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I went into this book without any expectations or knowing anything about the storyline. I absolutely loved the premise of the story and it gave way for some great scenes and character interaction. As a women, it is a story that many of us will connect with and have understanding.
The characters were well done and I enjoyed that FT Zele did not compromise Clarissa's strength and tenacity while having her be vulnerable. She wasn't a mousy character.
Rig's character (love the name) was hot but reali
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Nanette Bradford
May 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I don't know where to start here. If you love F.T. Zele than you know all of her books are chop full of suspense and romance. This book has all of that and more. The subject is a touchy one. Without giving too much away, it's about a girl who is physically and mentally abused by her husband and has no way out. For years she's lived in his bubble. Always being watched and doing exactly as he asks till one day she's given an out. The kicker is she has to leave everything and everyone one behind to ...more
JL Roberts
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2015-reads, reviewed
***Arc Received by author for honest review***

This was a very emotional read, you find your self feeling heartbreak, loss, and sadness right along with Clarissa. She never knew when she married her husband that one day he would completely change from her loving husband to the man who completely breaks her. Physically he beats her and mentally he crushes her. She knows the only way to survive is to escape him.

This was a story of fighting for survival. A story of self-discovery, learning to live,
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Riza
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime
5 Rig Stars!

I was given the privilege to read Escaping Parker in advance and I inhaled it in one sitting!
This story is not your typical boy and girl meet and fall in love. It is a story of about a story of abuse and fighting for a right to luve outside that nightmare.
I think, every woman should read this book, it may trigger something but what this book made me realized is that if you are in am abusive relationship, you should never be AFRAID to ask for help and that somewhere out there, ther
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Bev
Sadly this wasn't for me. I was instantly gripped by the blurb and the first 15% but then I started to struggle. The writing was, can I say, stilted? Too formal, even? "Well" was used to start a heck of a lot of conversations and this kept on taking me out of the story. Once Clarissa/Parker turned into a super bitch (instead of being effing grateful that people were actually helping her instead of abusing her), I was done.
Becca
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review to come
Red Cheeks Reads
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
“What have I done so horribly wrong to be living in hell?”
Clarissa Fields, a 26-year-old successful internet businesswoman, is trapped in a hellish marriage to Steven Fields. With her every move observed, tracked and planned by her controlling husband, she cannot see a way out. She starts internet-based businesses, grows them to success and then sells them for a profit. Yet her home life is one where she is beaten bloody if the carpet is not vacuumed in the specific pattern that her husband requ
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Badass Bloggettes
Aug 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. Clarissa is a young woman who thinks she found her Prince Charming when she marries. It isn’t too long that she finds he isn’t the wonderful man she married he is an abuser. Clarissa knows she has to get away but her husband is just too powerful and won’t let her escape.
Clarissa reaches out to an organization that helps her run. They create a new identity, Parker that allows her to hide and start fresh.

This book is very well written. The author is gifted with the abili
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Misty Nickels
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit, when I first started reading this book I did not think I was going to like it. When I first started reading it I kept noticing similarities to a book I had just read, but later found out it was only the premise of the book that was the same. That could have been a total coincidence, but I have read the entire book and I know that the two are definitely not copying each other too closely. I really enjoyed this story. I felt as if I was in Clarissa's shoes. Being an internet busin ...more
DianaC-Bookaholic And
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***✿•*`*•. ….♥ 5 STAR REVIEW ♥… .•*`*•✿***

Escaping Parker
F.T Zele

http://amzn.to/1Sa7MRm

Get ready for one powerful book, the plot of this story will leave you with not only a smile on your face, a warm heart but cheering for Parker in so many levels.

Clarissa Fields aka Parker Daniels knows she has be giving the opportunity she has been waiting leave her old life behind but not only that start over and be away from her abusive husband. So Parker Daniels will be her new beginning. Knowing she has p
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Jessica
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Jesus. Escaping Parker was intense…. and alarming. It begs the question, how well do you really know anyone?!? Or better yet – can someone learn to trust and love again after being treated so horribly.

Clarissa’s life is lived one scheduled and tormented moment at a time. What should be her picturesque marriage is instead a relationship filled with abuse and anguish. Destruction. When given an opportunity to find hope, she isn’t given time to second guess her options. Stay and die or escape
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Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
This book is about Clarissa who is stuck in an abusive marriage. She tries to do everything that Steven wants and exactly the way he wants it but sadly he seems to always find a reason to beat her. She knows that if she stays he will end up killing her but her previous attempts failed because he always seems to find her. She manages to contact someone for help and they refer her to someone else. One day while going to what she thinks is a meeting for her business she finds out this man is there ...more
Melissa
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sleeping with the Enemy
I wish I could give this book more than five stars, I really do. The author did a wonderful job with this. Domestic Violence is very much a hot button issue for me, having witnessed it and experienced it both throughout my childhood and then again in my extremely short first marriage. I immediately identified with Clarissa, she is a genuine character and she went straight to my heart. I fell into the story effortlessly and was held captive, frantically turning the pages un
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All Booked Out
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it

My overall impressions playing in my head while reading this was a 'dusty road movie', I could see at times dust spilling out from under the back tyres as Rig pulled out from a dirt track onto the next destination. Especially when they have to leave quickly.


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Parker (Clarissa) is escaping her abusive ex-husband and Rig is the Man keeping her safe. Taking her to the destination. He was a dream character, strong, cool, calm and collected. But not in a gun yielding, muscle bound throw her over his s
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Eva Mcfarden
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars



Parker is in hiding from her abusive husband. Andrew helped her get away, but Steven, her husband is set on finding her no matter what.

Rig is Parker's protector and guide into her new life, once it finally starts. Being on the run for this long will take everything out of a person. Parker relies on Rig for everything, driving, finding motels, getting them to the next safe house. His objective is to keep her safe and back on her feet, no matter how much time it takes.

Rig has witnessed
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Jane
Nov 07, 2015 rated it really liked it

Escaping Parker is the very deep and detailed story of Clarissa as she tries to escape an abusive relationship. After many failed attempts to leave she hears of an organisation that may be able to help her, so with one video call the wheels are set in motion and her life on the run begins.

Her initial escape is relatively easy, Clarissa, now known as Parker, is provided with various guides to ease her transition and ensure her safety, Rig is the final helper and the one she spends most of her jou
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