Book Review: The Great Escape  (Dilbury Village #2) by Charlotte Fallowfield 8

The Great Escape

 (Dilbury Village #2)

by Charlotte Fallowfield



Amazon US  UK /  AU /  CA



A tropical beach paradise in Mexico was the last place Georgie Basset expected her decimated heart to be jump-started again, not after she’d been jilted the year before by her fiancé, leading to said breakage. But when she spotted Weston Argent jogging along the beach, all bronzed with ripped muscles like some Greek God out of a modern-day Baywatch scene, she nearly choked on her cocktail. She knew immediately she was in trouble, she’d never reacted so strongly to a man on first glance.

However, after a disastrous first date with him, she headed back home to Dilbury, resigned to never seeing him again. That is until Weston turned up unexpectedly at her dog grooming parlor with Bertie the French bulldog, a species she had a real weakness for. She couldn’t help but wonder if fate was playing a helping hand. But each time she saw him, their encounters never went smoothly, resulting in some mortifying and hilarious escapades. Despite their undeniable attraction, there was something about Weston that she couldn’t quite put her finger on, something that concerned her.

When the truth finally came to light, Georgie was convinced that all men were dogs, except she knew that was an insult to dogkind. Ever the meddler, her best friend, Abbie, intervened, knowing in her heart that despite what had happened, Weston was full of good intentions, and was undoubtedly Georgie’s Prince Charming.

The question remained, could he convince Georgie of that, or would he forever remain in the dog house?

While The Great Escape is a standalone story, it’s the second in the Dilbury Village series of romantic comedy novels. All of them will be set in the quaint fictitious English hamlet in the Shropshire countryside, but feature a different village couples’ story.


Warning, if you are of a sensitive disposition when it comes to toilet humor, then the Dilbury Village series may not be for you!




Charlotte Fallowfield’s novels have hit the Amazon #1 bestseller charts internationally for Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy, and Humor. Her alter-ego, C.J. Fallowfield, has also hit the Amazon #1 bestseller charts internationally for Humorous Erotica, and Romance (English), multiple times.



My Rating:


Favorite Quotes:


‘Ok, but in the spirit of honesty, if you keel over, I’m not giving you mouth to mouth. You skipped the last girlie pamper night at Charlie’s and those whiskers on your top lip will give me worse stubble rash than if I’d been kissing Weston vigorously with his five o’clock shadow,’ I teased.


… how I feel about you, is burning me from the inside out.


Greg, I find you, as a human being, so utterly repulsive that the only way I’d be interested in seeing your body is on an autopsy table.



My Review:

My perusal of The Great Escape took twice as long as it should have, only because I kept interrupting myself with giggle-snorts, jovial tears of glee, and outright barking fits of laughter. I strongly advise caution to avoid or limit snacking and libation while reading this delightfully crafted tale, due to a high risk for asphyxiation during sudden fits of mirth.   I adored this highly amusing and cleverly written story from beginning to end and would love to visit the cozy little village of Dilbury and spend time with each of these endearingly quirky characters. Weston enticed and intrigued me and I was dying to know what his secret was, although I was also holding my breath for fear of it being totally devastating. Georgie was an adorable hot mess with her tendency to be socially and physically awkward around men she found attractive, she became so flustered with Weston that she rambled on with increasingly random nonsense and her legs and feet lost their purpose. Her near panic attack while riding in the Jeep when she convinced herself that her date was a serial killer who was driving her to her ultimate death had me howling and wiping my eyes. And as an added bonus was the immeasurable enjoyment of the continuing friendships, antics, and encounters with Abbie, Charlie, Daphne, and even the snooty Ms. K, for a side-splitting sequel to turdgate. I will be anxiously awaiting book number three.   I fervently wish the supremely talented scribe known as Charlotte Fallowfield could clone herself so she could write twice as fast.




About the Author

Charlotte Fallowfield is an Amazon UK and international bestselling author of sweet, and sex free, romantic comedy novels. She comes from the United Kingdom and is half-French. She lives in the wonderful countryside of Wales, surrounded by rolling hills, trees, and fields full of sheep and cows. She is yet to find her Prince Charming, but lives with her extremely pampered fur baby, Pumpkin, kitten of mass destruction.

Her alter-ego, C.J. Fallowfield is an Amazon #1 UK and international bestselling author of contemporary humorous erotic romance novels.

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8 thoughts on “Book Review: The Great Escape  (Dilbury Village #2) by Charlotte Fallowfield

  1. Reply Whispering Stories Aug 30,2017 3:52 am

    I might have to invest in this series. Love books that can make you laugh out loud.

  2. Reply terriluvsbooks Aug 30,2017 4:39 am

    Based on the cover and title alone, I may just have to get this. I could so use a “Great Escape”

  3. Reply theabominablebookgirl Aug 30,2017 6:55 am

    This cover is great and the book looks like a fun summer read! I would love to add it to my TBR, but I kind of feel like if I do I won’t read it until next summer. I loved your review, you sound like you had a ball reading this book.

  4. Reply Gemma Jackson Aug 30,2017 7:22 am

    I love a book that will make me laugh. Thanks for the review.

  5. Reply Tangled in Text (@TangledinText) Aug 30,2017 7:43 am

    I do love toilet humor and this lighter humor, love the quotes and the personal touch with all the pictures.

  6. Reply boundtowriting Aug 30,2017 9:03 am

    May have to pick this one up! Sounds like a funny and quirky read!

  7. Reply emchuah Aug 30,2017 4:19 pm

    the books you read all look so fun! this one seems especially cute 🙂

  8. Reply Gayathri Lakshminarayanan Sep 1,2017 12:47 am

    I wonder how all the girls in the books know in their hearts if there was somethigng crooked. I, for one, would never even feel anything especially if it involves a Bay watc like guy.

    Gayathri @ Musings Over Nothing

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