The Neveda Escapists' Club
GENRE: Women's Fiction: Thriller
Zac senses the connection he has with the single stranger within minutes of their meeting. She, like him, sought a place to escape. But she isn't running anymore. He is. Ali falls into a holiday affair with a troubled young man. She would never choose a man like him if she was at home. So what will happen when the Las Vegas fantasy is over and her sunglasses tinted view of the world returns to reality? She is supposed to forget everything. It was meant to stop there...
The odds of him being a murderer were virtually none. The odds of him being a rapist… I’d make sure we stayed in public places. A thief or a trickster… They were real risks but if I did not leave my purse lying around in his presence, so what. And even if he took my purse most of my cash and cards were in the safe in my room.
If we went out I could have fun and forget about Joseph and the past.
‘Yes.’ I took my first step into the proper spirit of Las Vegas; that was why I had come here, not to hide in my room or aimlessly walk about shops. ‘Thank you, I would like to meet up. Where?’
‘I’ll meet you outside the nearest Walgreens twenty minutes after I have left the table. OK?’ The statement was made with his head down and slightly turned.
‘End of conversation.’
The waitress arrived with my drink as couples sat either side of me filling up all the chairs.
He was less flirtatious with men at the table, but he still smiled a lot and spoke to me at times in a way that brought me into the couples’ conversation. Spending an evening with him would make Las Vegas exciting. Nothing would be exciting on my own.
The woman arrived to replace Zac.
I stood up even before he had left. ‘I think that’s my signal to give up.’ I had lost a hundred and sixty dollars. I walked away.
I cashed in the chips I had left then went to the bar and bought a gin and tonic that I could drink quickly.
For a woman who a week ago had been a successful, level-headed lawyer, I had lost my mind. Every bit of evidence, if I read it in a client’s file, would say, do not do this. But I had come here to do what I wouldn’t normally do and I had come here to fight fear.
The gin and tonic trembled in the glass as my hand shook when I lifted it.
I drank the clear, deceivingly pure looking liquid in gulps, watching the gilded clock behind the bar tick the seconds away.
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Jane has been shortlisted for several industry and reader awards. She is a Kindle bestselling author and a writer of authentic, passionate, and emotional stories, and she’s a sucker for a love story. “I love the feeling of falling in love and it’s wonderful to be able to do it time and time again in fiction.” She loves writing intense relationships and she is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others’ imaginations.
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The Nevada Escapists’ Club is a great read. I loved how Ali and Zac met. They were quite the pair and I enjoyed the adventure they went on. Such a wonderful, relatable and likable characters.
The Nevada Escapists’ Club is the first book I have read by Jane Lark. It will not be the last. If her other stories are this well written, then I want to read all them all. This one gets full five stars from me. I highly recommend it!
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