Running Back to You (Running Series #1)
Book 1 - Running series.Juliette Fletcher is a girl with a plan. Not one to sit back and wait for life to happen, she moves back home after graduation and begins to carve out a life for herself.
Evan McGuire is desperate for a fresh start. His career in the NFL depends on it. Years of partying and carefree living have caught up with him. After buying a beach house in need of renovations, he begins to rebuild his life and his reputation.
What Evan doesn’t expect is a chance meeting with Juliette out on an early morning beach run with her dog. A strong mutual attraction draws them together, but fear of scaring her away keeps Evan from revealing his true identity. Evan finds himself in an unfamiliar situation – forced to work harder than he ever has before to prove himself worthy of her affections.
Tragic misunderstandings and unexpected obstacles threaten to derail a fragile relationship. Someone is watching, waiting, and tormenting Juliette, desperate to destroy everything. Can they find the strength to overcome jealousy, insecurity, and fear before it’s too late?
I received an ARC from the author for an honest review.
I was intrigued from the beginning. Juliette, better known as Jette, by her friends, just graduated with a cooking degree specializing in desserts and pastries. I am an avid baker so I was hooked from the beginning. Jette moves back home to New Jersey to find a job. She moves in with her BFF, James (aka Auggie). Auggie hooks her up with a job interview at a popular night club on the shore. She hopes it will move her into a baking position. She becomes a bartender and meets some great friends.
While Auggie and Jette are at their favorite coffee shop they spot two of the hottest guys she’s seen. Later, she sees them again. Soon after, while jogging on the beach she sees him AGAIN!!! This has to be fate!!
Another thing that drew me into Jette, was the fact that she knew NOTHING about sports!! She didn’t recognize the hottie as a famous football player. Evan, plays football and was recently hired by the New Jersey team – no I don’t remember what he does for the team or his stats or even what color uniform it is....I don’t “do” sports! Anyway.....Evan is used to girls falling at his feet because he’s famous. He’s relieved to find out that Juliette does not recognize him....or does she....hmmm. He’s hesitant trusting her. Juliette has just ended a long relationship and doesn’t want to get hurt again...
Well this has to be one of the sweetest love stories. Of course there is miscommunication, and trust issues. When doesn’t that happen with true love. There are struggles with their pasts. I’m reading along and the story is moving along and then ALL OF A SUDDEN......WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?!? I did not see that coming!! (no, I’m not telling you what happened)... The story takes a big dramatic turn. I don’t think I took a breath for several minutes!! I was crying and sobbing and then......oh wow!!!
I can’t wait to hear more about this story. I loved the ending so much...I was crying again!!! I really want to hear more about this group of friends. Adam...Auggie....Emmy.... the list goes on!!! Personally, I think Adam is going to have a HOT HOT story!! There’s something about him that I just LOVE!!!
If I were to compare it to another series, I would say that it had that “Come Away With Me” vibe. You know, that uber popular book series by Kristin Proby. I loved it just as much as I loved that whole series. So if you’ve read that series and loved it, then you’ll love this story too!!
Book info:Pages: 356
Cost (Amazon): $3.99 (9.1.13)
Book Released: August, 2013
Overall Rating: 4.5 stars
Hero Hotness: 5 stars
Heroine Hotness: 4 stars
Lovableness of couple: 5 stars
Tearjerker: 4 stars
Story Depth: 4 stars
Story Plot: 4 stars
· Would I re-read this book: yes, I can pick up those little clues this time!!
· Would I read future books by this author: Yes
· Was there a cliffhanger: Not really, but there’s more to the story (it’s a series)
· Do I love the characters: Yes
· Do I want more of their story: Yes!
· Is this part of a series: Yes – Running Home to You is next
About this author
Suzanne Sweeney is a graduate of Georgian Court University where she studied Elementary Education and Sociology. For some time now, she has been sharing her love of literature with the young minds who sit before her in class each and every day. After years of teaching the art of writing, Suzanne has finally taken her own advice and put pen to paper in order to produce her debut novel, Running Back to You. She writes what she lives, residing in the community she loves with her family who provide a constant source of inspiration and support.
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