TITLE: Running Away
AUTHOR: Jen Andrews
MY RATING: A HEARTY FIVE! (♥♥♥♥♥)
Nearing age thirty, Jeremy James is cruising along in life, doing as he pleases. No girlfriend, no wife, no drama. Women go as easily as they come, but inside, he feels something’s missing. After the birth of his niece, Hannah, and a not so gentle nudge from his sister, Zoey, Jeremy decides to make a change in his life and settle down.
Then he meets Teagan Donnelly.
And she wants nothing to do with him.
Teagan has recently come out of a three year relationship with a man who cheated, shamed her, and berated her for her weight and life choices. The once secure yet spirited woman cannot figure out what Jeremy wants with her.
For Jeremy, it’s plain and simple. He wants Teagan to stop running away and give him a chance. But for Teagan, taking a chance with Jeremy means she could lose herself all over again.
“I live in a small town in Northern California with my husband and all of our rescued pets. Like the main character, Zoey, in my book series, I come from a family of mechanics. My father is a mechanic, all of his brothers are/were mechanics at one time or another. I have never NOT been around hot rods! My husband is a mechanic as well, so we have a few of our own classic Chevys. I have always been an avid reader, and finally decided to try my hand at writing after I heard a song. Yes, a song! It may sound silly, but that one song stirred up all of these ideas and emotions, that I began writing the ideas down so I would maybe, someday, actually DO something with it.”
So I finished this book a few days ago, and it took me a lot of
(courage) …days before I post a review of this one because I am really busy, but then, here it is!
Running Away is the fourth book of Just Say Yes series, but you may also read it (since it can be also a standalone novel) if you haven’t read the first three books (just like what I did).
I thought I wasn’t going to like it, but then I’m wrong.
I like it a lot, I LOVE IT so much! I enjoyed reading Running Away.
In fact, I can finish this book within a day (but then I can’t, because I’m busy at work), it’s a fast-paced story, it has a lot of great and wonderful characters, amazing story line that you will surely love. And the fact that the story was delivered by two POVs made me love this book even more. The flow of the story was kind of dramatic and funny and heart breaking and very affectionate… and all I can feel was as if I am one of the characters, like I am in Teagan’s shoes.
I love Teagan’s character. It was like, she’s the other version of “me”. I can see through her – all of her heartaches, struggles in life. She’s selfless, she always put the needs of her patients first before her own self. I admire her character so much, she’s brave and bold for handling all the problems she had experienced (may it be about life or love). I hate Gary’s character, I mean, I’ve always hated guys like him. Good thing, Teagan started to think wise. She deserves better than jerks like Gary… (and I’ll just stop here to avoid spoilers haha)
As for Jeremy, well he’s sweet. As I go on with his story, I found out that even if he keeps on doing those “things”, he’s really adorable, and caring, and loving and kind *insert all the sweet things about Jeremy*. He’s one of the perfect example of a woman’s ideal man.
They’re a fit and good couple. I saw something between them that I haven’t found in some characters from the other books. Jeremy and Teagan as a couple made me realize again and againthat if two people are meant to be together, they will always find their way to each other, no matter what happens.
It’s a must read guys! There are scenes that will make you laugh, and cry most of the time, and scenes that will make you want to kill someone or scenes that you will just let out a huge SIGH. ♥
And a big THANKS to Miss Jen Andrews for giving me an ARC of this book ♥♥♥
You may also check my Q&A portion with Jen Andrews: Bookversations with JEN ANDREWS