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Rescue Me

(Escape From Reality #1)

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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Mia Daniels is running away.

She's leaving her family, her job, and her life behind, all to get away from her past. With no plan, she packed her suitcase and took off for a town where she thought she'd be safe. She should have known she wouldn't be safe anywhere...

Gage Greystone is running from his family name.

His family has owned the town for generations, but he doesn't
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Published May 15th 2017
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Paula  Phillips
Apr 20, 2017 rated it liked it

Before Rescue Me, I had read one of this author's books "The Rebellion Project" which was a finding yourself and experiencing life to the full and a fun YA Read. I wasn't sure what to expect with Rescue Me. I thought it would be another YA type romance read but turned out to have a suspense feel to the novel as the main character is running from her ex-boyfriend. He has made her life hell and won't let her move on; he has the whole if I can't have her anyone else can philosophy going on and it h
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Ebony
Apr 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
***I read an advanced pre-edited copy of Rescue Me...in exchange for my honest opinion of the story***

I LOVED this short novella from Sara Schoen!!! This story is about a young girl running from her troubled past. Her demons eventually catch up to her, but she is able to survive and overcome them because of the new relationships that she has formed in her new life. This is a cautionary tale about the dangers of domestic violence. A perfect read for older teens and young adults!!!

This book is wel
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Tina Morgan
Apr 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Ok I really enjoyed this book. It kept me interested and I really wanted to know what was going to happen. There was just enough backstory to let you know where Mia and Gage both where coming from. The side characters added just enough to add that extra flare. Now I know this was a novella but I really would have loved to have seen the growth of Gage and Mia's relationship instead it kinda felt rushed to me. But I still enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next book. I wish it woul
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Erin Lee
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reading Rescue Me got me even more excited about the Escape From Reality Series than I already was. Sara Schoen has teamed up with 20 authors to create a cool town with all kinds of interesting characters. My favorite was Gage, who is both realistically flawed and still Mia’s “rescuer”. I loved Mia’s interactions with her mother and how deeply developed her character is – torn between wanting a new life after domestic violence and wanting to stay connected to her past and family.
This book is al
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Jennifer Pierson
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mia Daniels found herself in a relationship that wasn't good for her, and even after it was long over, she finds herself on the run. Leaving her family, friends, and job isn't easy, but necessary. Packing one suitcase, and no real plan, she lands in a small town that's barely on a map, thinking she would be safe there. Gage Greystone's family has owned the town for generations, so he's under pressure to follow in the family's footsteps. And now that he's made it known that he won't be, they let ...more
Linda Buzard-Moffitt
I really enjoyed meeting Mia and Gage in Escape, Colorado. I found a new favorite small town. I can't wait to read more in the Escape From Reality Series that this book goes with and go back to Escape again to catch up with everyone. When Mia ran to Escape, Gage tried to help her and protect her as they slowly fell in love. Mia held back understandably because of prior domestic abuse that had happened to her and is hiding from Wes. Does he find her or did she find the right place to finally Esca ...more
United Indie Book Blog
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!! This is my first time reading one of Sara Schoen books. I completely in love with her writing. This a short, easy, and quick read. This story is about a young girl Mia, who is running from her troubled past. Gage is sexy as hell, also is a EMT. Gage is always there when Mia needs him. I couldn't stop reading until the end and then i wanted more. I really hope we get to see more of Gage and Mia. I can't wait to read your next book. Keep up the awesome work! This is definitely a MUST RE ...more
Rustys
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
YA/NA novella filled with undervalued self-worth brought on by
an abusive boyfriend.
Trying to escape his never-ending game of you hide and I seek
Mia Daniels heads to Escape, Colorado.
She harbors negative self-conscious thoughts while fighting anxiety
and shame.
Why is it that the victim always places blame on themselves?
It’s Gage Greystone, an EMT who slowly tears down the walls
built around her heart and alleviate the fear she lives in.

“It’s going to be okay, Mia. I won’t let anything
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Paula Genereau
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mia left her life to run away from her problems. She thought she'd be safe . That's until she met Gage.

This book was awesome. I love Sarah's books.
Kameron
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars (review request submitted by the author for an honest critique)


Every day, every minute, people are starting their lives over. Some choose to build a new life in a town close to home while others move out of state or even out of their country. Any move, no matter the distance, can be nerve-racking; however, relocating because you’re hiding from an abusive ex takes the stress of the situation to a whole other level. Abuse, in any form, can reek havoc on your mental state. I am not surpr
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Amy Shelton
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

This was an okay read. There were some good plot twists, a good little suspense addition, and a sweet romance.

The characters were fun and the banter back and forth was fun. However, I feel like their character development was slightly lacking. I think a little more detail and descriptions for each character could have really ramped up their own individuality.

Descriptions and details were okay. The cave descriptions were neat, and provi
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Amy Shelton
Jul 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibraian – I Dig Good Books
This was an okay read. There were some good plot twists, a good little suspense addition, and a sweet romance.
The characters were fun and the banter back and forth was fun. However, I feel like their character development was slightly lacking. I think a little more detail and descriptions for each character could have really ramped up their own individuality.
Descriptions and details were okay. The cave descriptions were neat, and provid
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Katie
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rescue Me by Sara Schoen
4 stars
Reviewed on behalf of 2 girls who love books
Rescue Me is the first book in the Escape from Reality series and I really liked this story – the synopsis intrigued me so I was really looking forward to starting it and I wasn’t disappointed. I thought that the story was really well written and flowed nicely and although it was on the shorter side it still had a full bodied story to it. There was only one small part where I would have liked a little expansion but by men
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Amanda Leigh
Jun 06, 2017 rated it liked it
I received an ARC of this in exchange for an honest review.

I am so excited to see the start of the Escape From Reality Series come to life. I think this is going to be a great series.

I think the story in this book was very good and something that should have more attention brought to it for sure. The story was very good and had elements of romance and suspense. I wish that there were more details, though. I understand not wanting to show something graphic but as the reader I was left wanting mor
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Crystal
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars for me. This was my first time reading Sara Schoen's work and I am a fan. This is definitely romantic suspense since Mia was on the run from an abusive ex that has tracked her down all over the U.S. She finally settles in the small town of Escape, CO and hopes to live a quiet life. Gage is a paramedic with a huge weight on him. His family has run the town since it was founded and his father thinks that Gage is a failure because he want's nothing to do with it. I enjoyed the interactions ...more
Sassy Southern
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Ok I really enjoyed this book. It kept me interested and I really wanted to know what was going to happen. There was just enough backstory to let you know where Mia and Gage both where coming from. The side characters added just enough to add that extra flare. Now I know this was a novella but I really would have loved to have seen the growth of Gage and Mia's relationship instead it kinda felt rushed to me. But I still enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next book. I wish it woul
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Samantha
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
After reading several of the other books in the Escape from Reality Series, I was eager to go back to Book 1 and see where it all began.
Chapter 1 pulled me completely into the story as my curiosity raged over Mia's past. I had so many questions and I really wanted her to find the freedom she was seeking.
Meeting Gage was also interesting, as he came with a bundle of his own secrets as well. I really enjoyed how quickly this book piqued my interest and sucked me in. The ending really racheted up
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Chantelle Bouffanie
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! I've reviewed this book for United Indie Book Blog. This is my first time reading one of Sara Schoen books. I completely in love with her writing. This a short, easy, and quick read. This story is about a young girl Mia,who is running from her troubled past.Gage is sexy as hell, also is a EMT. Gage is always there when Mia needs him. I couldn't stop reading until the end and then i wanted more. I really hope we get to see more of Gage and Mia. I can't wait to read your next book. Keep ...more
Rita Delude
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait to read the next book in the Escape from Reality Series. Sara Schoen made a small town in Colorado called Escape come alive with vivid descriptions of the town and people, all of which were fascinating.
The protagonist Mia was literally trying to escape from an abusive past by moving to this tiny town away from Wes.
She finds friends, a relationship, and a fulfilling job. But then, comes troubles. See what happens next. Then you'll be hooked on the series, too.
Taylor Henderson
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rescue Me is a great beginning to a new series. It's a quick read that's perfect for anyone interested in romance! It even has some suspense woven in that keeps you on your toes! Schoen does a good job of making readers fall in love with her characters and at invoking emotion. This novel lays the groundwork for the Escape from Reality series and got me excited for all that's to come!
Nikkita
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another amazing story!

An amazing story based on a true story. Mia escapes to Escape, Colorado in hopes of finally moving on from her past. When she meets Gage her idea of keeping her head down, and staying to herself goes out the window. When her past catches up to her, and is finally conquered she can finally find her happy ever after.
Kiarra Taylor
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A FANTASTIC introduction to the Escape from Reality Series!!! Mia and Gage have a chemistry that grips you and won't let go literally from their first meeting! There were some uber cute, some sad and some heart-stopping moments. This book is a must-read!
HI5O
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story

The storyline was good but although a minor character, Wes could have been fleshed out a bit more. Both Gage and Mia were likable and worthy people.
Tabitha Hartman
Great start to a wonderful series!!

I really liked this book! I felt everything Mia felt as she feared for her life. I was rooting for her and Gage from the beginning. I would love to find a quiet little town like Escape!!
Sara Schoen
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
From Beta readers

Taylor H - I enjoyed it! Paced well for a novella, time cues really help. I loved seeing Mia and Gage's relationship develop. It felt natural and to know it's based off a true story is even better.

E.S (beta) - OMG...It is so good. I think a lot of people don't realize that domestic violence happens A LOT in young relationships. As someone who's been in this position, it felt real. Mia's actions are normal...it took a lot for her to let Gage in..but when she did, she felt safe an
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Sara currently a Biology Major with a minor in Environmental Science and another in Spanish at James Madison University, and spends her time writing, studying, and ghost hunting. While writing is a great hobby that turned into a passion to share with others, school is her priority.

Other books in the series

Escape From Reality (1 - 10 of 16 books)
  • Phat (Escape From Reality Series, #2)
  • Greener (Escape From Reality #3)
  • Break Free to Deceive (Escape from Reality Series, #4)
  • Carnage and Desire (Escape From Reality #5)
  • Never Apologize (Escape from Reality #6)
  • Broken Beginnings (Escape From Reality, #7)
  • Circus Freak (Escape From Reality Series Book 8)
  • Exodus (Escape From Reality Series Book 9)
  • Kaleidoscope (Escape From Reality Book #10)
  • Break Free to Achieve (Escape from Reality Series, #15)