Sunday, May 29, 2016

Early Review: Illegal Exit by Jacqui Jacoby

Book Description

The crime wasn’t in what Trevor Grant had done. It lay in what was done to him. Now, years after he lost his family, he faces life in prison for his part in the removing the guilty. In Hannah Parker’s mind, she has two strikes against her: she has too much money and too many brains. It is her experience where one of those might black list you, the two together was a life sentence.

When the chance comes to see the boys on trial, their cause becomes her cause. With the silent resources behind her, she will work the system, securing the release of the men she believes innocent of conscience, if not the crime.

Strangers coming from different backgrounds, Trevor with Gavin, will join Hannah. She will become part of their everyday living—holding Trevor close-- even as they keep an escape plan in place in case anyone ever looks twice and asks “do you live around here?”

My Review

Trevor and Gavin had been put on trial, found guilty and sent to prison for life with no possibility of parole. Hannah Parker didn't believe they were guilty so she uses her money to get them out. After years in prison, both Gavin and Trevor are taken out and loaded into a van. They aren't told what's happening or where they are going. That's when the real fun begins. 

Hannah was really surprising. Not only was she rich but she was really smart too and she knew exactly what to do with all her brains. When she went after something, she really had all her bases covered in case the other players got any ideas. Like when she bribed the guards to bring her Gavin and Trevor. Even if the guards had tried to get out of their deal, there was no way for them to do it without serious consequences. Hannah had some serious computer smarts and that really came in handy. 

Hannah might have money, brains and a nice house but she's lonely and doesn't let many people in because when you have as much money as she does, you never know what someone's motives are for trying to hang out with you. 

There was a good reason the 2 men had gone to prison, they did what they thought they had to when the legal system let them down. They committed a crime but for the right reasons and they got a raw deal because of it. Do I believe in vigilante justice? I do in this instance. I think a lot of people would. 

Trevor isn't sure whether he wants more of a relationship with Hannah but he can't deny that he's attracted to her or the fact that she really likes him. He tries to keep his distance, he really does but he warms up to her and their relationship gets hotter. 

I really liked how this story started, why she helped them and how it ended. Trevor and Gavin are nice guys and given what they did, it's nice to see that someone saw that. I highly recommend this book. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. 

Disclosure: I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.