Exit through Tortuga Bay

Escape in Paradise

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Pub Date 13 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 31 Jul 2021

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Chauffeuring two women in a van full of cocaine was probably not his best move. But what else could he do? They needed him. Grace needed him.

Grace. He loved that name.

She thought he was busy and important. Ha. Nobody ever thought that about Noah. He had to admit it felt nice for someone to assume he had more pressing things to do than help a couple of ladies out of a jam.

She was gravely mistaken, though. He wasn’t anything special.

Noah rubbed his jawline, looking in the rearview mirror again, catching her intoxicating aquamarine eyes staring back at him. They were staggeringly blue, like two tropical lagoons. Every glance felt like magic, the kind that could make him fly from thinking happy thoughts.

He almost forgot she was sitting on thirty million dollars’ worth of drugs.

Almost.


SYNOPSIS

All Noah wants is surfing, sunsets, and pura vida. But a two-hundred-kilo problem is really cramping his style. Now a drug cartel is on his tail and he needs a place to hide.

Grace sells adventures for a living but is too afraid to go on one herself. When her job takes her to Costa Rica, she meets a charming stranger who pushes her to face her fears. Grace must decide: cozy up in her safe bubble or go on an adventure of a lifetime.

Noah should be hiding, but he can’t keep away from the blue-eyed beauty who captures his heart. He wants to help her break out of her shell, but can he keep her safe from the dangers that come with living on the run?

Transport yourself to the sandy beaches of Costa Rica in this fun-loving action-packed romantic comedy. This can be read as a stand-alone or as the second book of the Escape in Paradise series.

Authors Note:

This book contains adult language, violence, and sexual content. For sensitive readers, triggers include sexual harassment and the death of loved ones.


Chauffeuring two women in a van full of cocaine was probably not his best move. But what else could he do? They needed him. Grace needed him.

Grace. He loved that name.

She thought he was busy and...


Advance Praise

"Page turner ... heartfelt ... adrenaline rush" - Uta, Beta Reader

"A delight!" - Anna, Beta Reader

"Hilarious!" - Emma, Beta Reader

"I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face as I made my way through this saucy little story. A fun read that included bits of everything I enjoy in a book; adventure, romance, danger, chiseled abs, a little spice … Side note, look[ed] into the availability of palm leaves in my area 😏." -Nessa, ARC reader


"Page turner ... heartfelt ... adrenaline rush" - Uta, Beta Reader

"A delight!" - Anna, Beta Reader

"Hilarious!" - Emma, Beta Reader

"I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face as I made my way through this...


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Exit through Tortuga Bay will go wide on publication day, August 13th, 2021.

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Preorders are currently available on Amazon.

Exit through Tortuga Bay will go wide on publication day, August 13th, 2021.

Press Kit link: https://bit.ly/3vx36iu


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ISBN 9781735235356
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REVIEW ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Exit Through Tortuga Bay by Alicia Crofton (Advanced Copy) Never read before - Finished 06/07 Noah’s in trouble. Big time. After his brother gets him involved with the wrong guys at the wrong time, he finds himself at the front of a hot pursuit in a van full of cocaine and a drug cartel hot on his heels. What could possibly go wrong next? Oh, yup. He just happens to stumble across Grace, and he knows he can’t have her - but he just can’t seem to tear himself away from her. She’s sweet, she’s beautiful, she’s everything he didn’t know he needed, she also has no idea about the box of cocaine she’s sitting on riding in the back of his van… Exit Through Tortuga Bay is fun and flirty; the perfect mix for the hopeful romantics and steamy rom com lovers alike. But, fair warning - it is not your typical Hallmark movie boy meets girl and falls in love trope. You know, drug cartel and all… 😉 I absolutely loved this book. I love the most typical, cheesy and predictable romantic comedies - but this one went above and beyond and really hit all the marks for me to make it a 5/5. I laughed, I teared up, I loved the characters - and also wanted to give them a good shake and say “what are you thinking?!”, and I appreciated the slow burn with a good balance of backstory, love story, romance, humour, adventure, and subtle unpredictability. I have not read the first book in this series, (I will be now!) but feel this book can absolutely read as a stand-alone. An absolutely fantastic summer rom-com; the bar has been set for all others I read next! Thank you Net Galley and Alicia Crofton & publisher for the gifted advanced e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review & rating!

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In exchange for an honest review, I received Alicia's advanced reader's copy. Exit through Tortuga Bay offered action, romance, high stakes, and a dual narrative, which I always enjoy. My favorite type of narrative is the two-person narrative. It is also gratifying when the dual narratives stand out from one another, such as these do. A well-developed cast of characters, easy narrative flow, and a consistent pace make for a cohesive story. Nearly every chapter contains some interaction between the two, if not multiple characters, so I find myself thoroughly engaged. It is also a beautiful setting. It is wonderful to have the possibility of falling in love while on vacation. I love being in an unknown place where one can leave whatever they do behind. There is only one difference in ETTB: Grace would like to keep Noah forever. "Transport yourself to the sandy beaches of Costa Rica in this fun-loving action-packed romantic comedy. This can be read as a standalone, or read as the second book of the Escape in Paradise series." I absolutely adore the moments of subtle hand-holding in this novel. I think it's a lovely aspect of a relationship, so I enjoyed that element. It is such a joy to be around Noah and Grace. They make me feel butterflies. I was enchanted by their quirky relationship. Aside from Noah's modesty and mannerisms, I'm also attracted to his subtle imperfections. There are some cute nose-scrunches, and he has this cute voice. It's all perfect. The perfect blend of messy and perfect. (For the most part, that's what relationships are.) Even so, I believe that the characters make realistic decisions in this story. In my opinion, they seem realistic enough to believe they exist. Somewhere, right now, someone is sharing the same story. In addition to the excellent writing, the supporting characters are also enjoyable. The novel is packed with adventures, marketed exactly as it is. The story is a journey that encompasses love, stakes, family, and everything in between. The way Alicia uses the word "adventure" can apply to anything and everything, from their relationship to the cartel, to being in an unknown place, or to Grace's career shift and mindset when she is living the Pura Vida lifestyle. There is adventure around every corner. My favorite moment in the book was Noah and Grace's first kiss. Seeing such tasteful sex scenes was also refreshing. These scenes are very intimately written. There were not too many sexual encounters, but there was enough to truly understand the sexual chemistry between the two. Noah has captured my heart. What a cutie! Having the opportunity to read this was one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had in a long time. Both Grace and Noah share a similar outlook; however, they struggle to decide what their next step should be. There's no better novel for twentysomethings. Notes: + It's an absolute dream to watch Noah and Grace's relationship. + Having Tessa around was great; she was a good friend. + When it comes down to it, we are all Aunt Judy. + Well-written, descriptive, excellent pace, and extraordinary human characters with flaws. + I never felt bored; the adventures were plentiful. There are so many ways to use 'adventure' in this novel.

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