Thursday, May 15, 2014

Run Run Runaway (Destiny Bay Romances Book 1) By Helen Conrad {Review/Blog Tour}

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Welcome to my tour stop for 
Run Run Runaway
Destiny Bay Romances: Sweet Editions
by Helen Conrad

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: *I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.*
I was really excited to see that this book was edited and made into a sweet edition. I've often wondered why authors don't do that because they could have more fans with more readers. I read that language and sexual scenes were removed. That said, there were still a few "spicier" moments that might leave a squeaky clean reader blushing. I would say it's technically clean for an adult.

Jennifer is quite the wild child. It remains a mystery why she chooses to throw herself out of airplanes, among other dangerous things, until later on in the book. Her reasons for thriving on danger and avoiding her parents make sense. She is a very stubborn woman and seems to act before thinking time and time again. My heart really went out to Jennifer. She has built up walls all around her and is hesitant to let them come down. She has to do something to protect herself and being wild and crazy helps.

Reid is also very stubborn and is determined to get his way in helping Jennifer. He is the type of guy who really wants to fix things and sometimes gets in over his head. He comes across as a stick-in-the-mud type of guy, yet he really is tender-hearted and caring under all that gruff. He assumes too much and does what he feels is his duty to help and protect Jennifer, even if it might not be the right thing to do.

It was easy to see why there was an attraction there between them--they are complete opposites. Although they are both adults, they still have many life lessons to learn and I enjoyed the journey that they took. It is a cute story.

Content: no language or violence; a lot of innuendo, talk of wild behavior (skinny dipping, skimpy clothes, etc), mention of a relationship that's a little creepy, and some sizzling kisses that stayed clean; technically clean for an adult reader.

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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. Thanks for being on the tour, Katie! Great review!!

    1. Thanks, Tressa! I wish more authors would do this. :)