Welcome to my stop for the Dead Running Tour. I hope you enjoy my thoughts on both books - Dead Running and the novella Dying to Run.
Cassidy Christensen is running.
Running from the mercenaries who killed her parents.
Running from a scheming redhead intent on making her life miserable.
Running from painful memories that sabotage her dreams of happiness.
With two very tempting men competing for her attention, she hopes she'll finally have someone to run to, but can she trust either of them? When secrets from her past threaten her family, Cassidy decides to stop running and fight for her future.
Cassidy Christensen wants to run.
Captured by the traffickers who killed her mother, her only hope is Dr. Tattoo, a man she loves but nobody trusts. When she finally gets a chance to run, someone else she cares about is taken. Running might be her only chance at survival, but she won’t allow another family member to be killed in her place.
This must-read sequel to Dead Running will have you laughing, biting your nails, and hoping for more.
This book is a lot more than just a romance. It's a book about having the strength to commit yourself to something that you may have never dreamed of doing or doing something against all odds.
Cassidy is a girl who gets talked into doing a run with her pregnant sister-in-law Raquel and somehow ends up winning an entry that would qualify her to enter the St George's marathon. But that's only the smallest point in this book, because along the way Cassidy has to deal with the fact that men are trying to kill her father - a man she believed had died several years ago. And what's worse is that the men after her father worked for a slave trader who isn't known for his nice nature.
When I first started the book the first chapter was filled with action, but when the second chapter started it was kind of not what I was expecting. It started four years into the future. In some ways, I actually enjoyed how the time period changed. Cassidy was just a normal, everyday girl instead of a girl who had fallen head first into mystery and intrigue.
The story is told in first and third voice. It was told in Cassidy's voice most of the time, but then it would change to third voice for some of the other characters. I really enjoyed how this was done because it allowed me to get into the head of not only the main character and the secondary characters also. And, it also reminds me of how much I miss third voice at times.
This wasn't just a straight-forward romance. It was a story of intrigue. Even the guys Cassidy ended up dating had their own sense of mytery. Who could you trust? Were they tied in with the bad guys? Those were the questions that I had during the time I was reading it. And, I liked both guys - Jesse and Damon. One always seemed to be there when she needed him and the other was just good fun. It wasn't until later that you found out that both of them weren't what they appeared to be and that they both had secrets.
But the mystery and suspense weren't the only things I liked about this story. It was the character growth as well. Cassidy regained her self-confidence in this book. She went from believing she couldn't finish something to succeeding in something she never thought she would try.
I really enjoyed the ending of Dead Running, but I won't go on and say anything further because you'll just have to read it to see how it ended. It was great.
So anyway after I had finished with Dead Running, I went on to read the follow-up novella, Dying to Run.
This short, but sweet Novella was just what I needed after reading Dead Running. I wanted to read more about Cassidy and Jesse.
It was small novel that was more about the slave traders and what happened when they managed to successfully kidnap Cassidy in an attempt to lure her dad out of hiding again. Yeah, they really wanted her father dead.
I can't really say much about it because most of it would just be spoiler after spoiler, but I have to say I was very satisfied with the ending and how it had been left open for another book. I got to enjoy more of the same characters from Dead Running and the troubles they got themselves into and how they dealt with it afterwards.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes romance and suspense.
Now for my rating:-
Three out of five wands (well it was actually 3.5 wands but I don't have a half wand)
Cami Checketts is married and the proud mother of four future WWF champions. Sometimes between being a human horse, cleaning up magic potions, and reading Bernstein Bears, she gets the chance to write fiction.
Cami graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Exercise Science. Cami teaches strength training classes at her local rec and shares healthy living tips on her fitness blog: http://fitnessformom.blogspot.com.
Cami and her family live in the beautiful Cache Valley of Northern Utah. During the two months of the year it isn't snowing, she enjoys swimming, biking, running, and water-skiing.
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