Runaway Love Story
The author writes with humor and heart, giving us a country mouse / city mouse relationship, where the two aren’t as different as they might think, and Laurel needs to open her eyes to the possibilities right in front of her. The secondary characters were lots of fun to read as well - I adored the colorful great aunt, and her gaggle of young artistic friends. The author sends the readers through a rollercoaster of emotions before giving us our happy ending, but it’s well worth the journey!Katie O'Sullivan
5 sparkling stars for this one, and I look
Told in her typical smexy and descriptive style, Stone weaves a story of two people with burning-up-the-sheets chemistry who need to figure out if they can compromise what they each want in order to find their HEA. Their road is rocky, emotional, and ultimately thought provoking, because each of them brings a lifetime of emotional baggage along for the ride. How they learn to deal with that – and if they learn to deal with it – is the crux of Stone’s story.Mary-Margaret J
And it’s a goodie!
Running is not my thing.Laney Kaye
Well, let's be honest here; physical activity is not my thing.
So I admit I was a little dubious diving into this story...I mean, it seemed there was a chance it would extoll the virtues of jogging, and make me remember I should be actually DOING something, not sitting reading.
Um, not so.
In fact, I devoured the entire book in two sittings.
This is such a lovely, believable story with the characters masterfully drawn, dealing with their real-world problems and doubts instead of the
High school history teacher Doug Garvey is trying to enjoy his last few weeks of summer vacation, but receiving his final divorce decree hits him harder than expected. After a brief fling fizzles, he fears love just isn't in the cards for him. If only he could find someone who's real, someone interested in something beyond herself…maybe a new running partner who can keep up with his more carnal appetite. When sexy, straight-talking Laurel runs across his path, he dares to hope again.
Fired from an art gallery, Laurel Jepsen shelves her pursuit of an art career in San Francisco to help her beloved great aunt Maxie move into assisted living. While out on a morning run, she's harassed by a group of teens until a tall, broad-shouldered hottie steps in, pretending to be her boyfriend with a kiss that makes her wish it were true. But she's only passing through, not looking for a relationship.
Their fierce chemistry burns up the sheets—and the couch, the shower, the forest—but falling in love would ruin everything. Laurel can't stay in Eugene, and he can't leave. Doug's only hope is to convince her the glittery life she's after could blind her to the opportunities already in her path.
Release date: June 24, 2019
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Print pages: 381
Content advisory: Adult language and situations
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Behind the book
(Spoiler alert!) I couldn't resist writing a happy ending for Doug, the man left behind in book 1 of the Book Nirvana series. He's such a sweetheart, loyal and true, with his own special beauty that blooms when he smiles. In Laurel, he finds the running partner of his dreams.