Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Run Run Runaway by Helen Conrad

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Run Run Runaway
Destiny Bay Romances: Sweet Editions
by Helen Conrad

Run Run Runaway is on sale this week for $0.99!

Run Run Runaway
Destiny Bay Romances - Forever Yours
(Sweet Edition #1)
by Helen Conrad
Adult Romance
Paperback & Ebook, 169 pages
March 28th 2014 by Doorknock Publishing

It seemed like a good idea at the time. 

The trouble is, when you run from your problems, you often find out your biggest obstacle is along for the tripit's you! Reid Carrington realizes that when he finds Jennifer and recognizes the quiet desperation in her eyes. Can he save someone who doesn't want to be saved? Or like a lifeguard rescuing a swimmer, will she pull him down into the undertow in the end?

Recipes for Jennifer's Mango Salsa and Tilly's Bruschetta included. 

My Review

First and foremost, I am so pleased that the author, Helen Conrad, is redoing her Destiny Bay series into a sweeter and cleaner version. There is still plenty of tension between the male and female protagonists. There is still a possible happily-ever-after ending between a gorgeous woman and a good-looking man. It's still a good romance story, but without any swearing or descriptive scenes.

I really liked these characters. I liked how carefree, but responsible (because she really is regardless of what others think) Jennifer is. I loved her teasing and fun nature. She definitely had her insecurities and they were her downfall on more than one occasion, but they fit her character. I really liked Reid, although I wanted to string him up a few times for trying to make Jennifer conform and not seeing how much he was hurting her. It just felt wrong that he couldn't love her as she was. Thank goodness he redeems himself!

It was a little confusing with the POV changing so much between both characters and sometimes having to figure out whose voice I was hearing. Jennifer's main family issue was also just a little weird. I could definitely see why it was such a big deal though. Those would really be my only complaints.

As I said, there was plenty of tension, some kissing, and some fade-to-black or implied scenes. Really, very clean for an Adult novel. The pace was fairly steady. I knew that things had to work out, but I was a little worried about it really happening for a little while when it seemed like both MC's were going to ruin everything. I was pulling for Jennifer and towards the end my heart really broke for her.

Overall, this was an enjoyable Adult Romance and one I would recommend to romance readers in general. There were good characters, some romantic tension, a sweet and engaging plot, and it was clean for the genre. I would definitely say it's worth the $.99 ebook price! Now I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series, A Little Blackmail.

Content: Clean (There are definitely implied scenes and innuendo. There is also some clubbing/strip club scenes that weren't descriptive, but the subject matter is Adult. I would still consider this one of the cleaner Adult Romances I've read.)

Source: From the author, which did not affect my review in any way.

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About the Author
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Helen Conrad is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than 90 romances (over 15 million copies sold) published under various pseudonyms with Harlequin, Silhouette, Loveswept, and others. She is currently revamping and rewriting much of her backlist—mainly into the Destiny Bay Romances Series. The first six, the Forever Yours Series, are being rewritten as Sweet Editions.

Destiny Bay Romances-The Sweet Editions
These are basically the same stories that are found in Destiny Bay Romances- Forever Yours, but with the conflicts softened a bit, the language cleaned up, and no explicit love scenes. There are still a few adult situations, but they're muted. Consider these the PG versions.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

- US Grand Prize: $20 Amazon gift card and paperbacks of Run Run RunawayA Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast
- INT Grand Prize: $20 Amazon gift card and ebooks of Run Run RunawayA Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast
- 2 sets of ebooks of Run Run Runaway, A Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast (INT)

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Run Run Runaway
May 12 - Book Intro

May 13

May 14

May 15

May 16

May 18

A Little Blackmail
May 19 - Book Intro

May 20

May 21

May 22

May 23

May 25

Moving Too Fast
May 26 - Book Intro

May 27

May 28

May 29

May 30

Jun 1

June 2 - Grand Finale

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  1. I love those books that although you know there will be a happily ever after, you still aren't quite sure how they will get there and in what shape that HEA will be.

  2. I know all about crazy weeks this week! Good luck with your reading goals.

  3. I don't have one this week, but I have a double illustrator spotlight lined up for next week. :)

  4. Great review :)..........I am anxious to read these.

  5. I live in New York so I think its a great place for a romance.

  6. I think my favorite was Without Condition.

  7. Suzy Cole Thompson5/19/14, 7:18 AM

    I don't have a favorite setting.

  8. Yay!!! I've missed your illustrator spotlights, so I'm looking forward to seeing it!

  9. I'll have to look it up. Thanks for sharing!

  10. That's what makes them still entertaining and engaging when you already know the ending.

  11. I have read two books that were set in New York that I loved, so I can agree with that. :)

  12. Tiffany DeOs5/20/14, 4:17 PM

    I love romances that are set in foreign countries during turbulent times.

  13. Ah. Those stories always have an added drive to them, don't they? Thanks!

  14. Donna Reynolds5/22/14, 6:09 AM

    Thank you for the giveaway.

  15. Donna Reynolds5/22/14, 6:09 AM

    I don't have a favorite as long as the story is good.


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