I lived a shallow and meaningless life; until I met a brutally honest Russian online. She changed everything about the way I saw the world and my place in it. By effecting an elaborate escape to meet me in Kiev, Elena loosed a bloody vendetta against us. Our only hope was crossing the planet underground, entirely on our own and unsupported. By refusing to put our fate in the hands of others, we managed to survive, stay together, and more than anything else, we learned to love and trust ourselves.
During this unthinkable, year-long run for our lives, I not only rescued the deer-in-the-headlights Russian who crashed into my life, but found and rescued myself.
This is a story about standing up for what you know is right for you. It is about accepting, trusting and loving yourself. It is a story of strength, of courage, of adventure, of taking responsibility and finding freedom.
Elena and Meg's Escape Route
Author of Love Across Enemy Lines