Author(s): Devney Perry
Series: Runaway #1
Also in this series: Wild Highway , Quarter Miles , Forsaken Trail , Dotted Lines
Published by Devney Perry LLC on April 6, 2020
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Londyn McCormack didn’t have a typical childhood. She ran away from home at sixteen, escaping parents more interested in drugs than their daughter. She doesn’t have loving siblings or an adorable pet. Her only family is the five other runaway kids who shared her junkyard home.
Life pulled them all in separate directions, taking her to Boston. For a short time, she thought she’d found something permanent. But after a devastating divorce, she’s running away again, this time to find a lost friend. She’s driving across the country in her convertible. As a teenager, the rusty car was her shelter. As an adult, it’s her ride to freedom.
Except one flat tire derails her trip. Her life collides with Brooks Cohen. They walked away from the first crash. The second might destroy them both.
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This is my second time reading Devney Perry and I am quickly learning why she is a favourite among romance readers. Her writing style and her storytelling held me captive from start to finish. I devoured this book in two sittings. It would have been one if sleep didn’t prove more powerful than my need to learn how the story would unfold.
Runaway Road introduces the reader to Londyn a woman has been through a lot. Because of an unideal home situation, she ran away at age 16. She spent five years living on the streets and parenting herself. At age 22 she married into money. She thought she found what she had been searching for, but she would discover that material possessions don’t equate to love and happiness. Divorced, after being trapped for seven years in a loveless and emotionless marriage, she took to the road once again hoping to find herself and gain control of her life. While on her journey she met Brooks Cohen, a meeting which would change her life in ways she least expected.
I found Brooks to be an exceptional character. Here we have a family-oriented guy, who is also a loyal friend. He had his share of issues, but nothing compared to what the heroine had faced. I loved his willingness to sacrifice his happiness for Londyn, a true demonstration of his love her. Protective to the core, charming, kind and the perfect gentleman.
Readers can’t help but fall in love with Londyn. Having endured so much negative incidents in her life, one would expect her to be an angry and self-destructive individual. However, she proved to be the opposite. Strong, independent, determined and selfless. She wasn’t perfect by far as issues from her past would sometimes rear its ugly head and have her questioning the happiness she found with Brooks.
The author created a wonderful, heart-warming story, which allowed the reader the opportunity to follow the heroine on her journey of self-discovery. Watching her find the one thing that had been missing from her life (love), proved to be a delightful experience. I thought both she and Brooks were perfect together, despite their differences. They complemented each other. I enjoyed the flirty moments, the sweet and steamy romantic moments and the sprinkling of humour. The small-town setting enhanced the experience of watching them fall in love.
There was a hint of mystery, which when the outcome came to light came as no surprise. I thought the motive behind it was sweet despite the danger involved. I was happy to see it worked out well.
Runaway Road is a story of self-discovery and finding love at the most unexpected time in the most unexpected of places.
If you enjoy angst free romance in a small-town setting, then Runaway Road is the perfect escape.
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she’s new to me but this sounds good it’s easy to see why you like it. Great review Nadene
Thanks Debbie. It was a wonderful story.
I’ve never heard of this author but it looks like she was able to tackle some tough situations quite well. Being homeless is not truly understood by many, and they often end up being mistreated or ostracized, making it difficult to get back on track. Sounds like a really good love story. RO
I’m adding this one to my TBR. Great review!
Thanks. I hope you enjoy it.
I have been seeing this author popping up a lot lately. I think I even added one of her books to my Amazon wishlist. Telling me the book is low angst is a great way of making me look a little closer. Glad this was a winner for you
Wow, this look good and you’ve got me all kinds of curious!
This looks mighty tasty – excellent review
Awesome review. Glad you enjoyed it.
This sounds great! I’m glad you liked it!
Great review this book looks and sounds like my kind of book that I would so love and enjoy reading, I am really glad you fully enjoyed reading this book. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and for putting this book on my radar.
Love the sound of this
Glad you enjoyed this book.
That sounds really good. I’m glad you liked it.
This book sounds really good.