Saturday, October 26, 2013

Book Review : Running From Forever (The Forever Series, #5) by Ashley Wilcox‏


Author: Ashley Wilcox

Release: September 22, 2013

Age Group/Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

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Recent college graduate, Kayla Reynolds was ready to leave the university, sorority life behind. Leaving her boyfriend of over three years, she packed her bags and moved four hours south to the big city…New York City.  Bright lights, streets that never sleep, and a business lifestyle that she yearned to have were all at her fingertips.
Kayla Reynolds was chasing her dream.
Determined and eager to make it in the corporate world, Kayla changed everything- her image, lifestyle, and outlook on life, putting her career first and her personal life second. That was until her first day, the first time she got a glimpse of Miles Blackwell. Corporate CEO and part owner of ETV, and not to mention, incredibly handsome, Miles Blackwell took Kayla by surprise, stealing her heart as he did.
But nothing had ever come that easy for Kayla. Life had always seemed to have a personal vendetta against her, stepping in when everything seemed too good to be true, reminding herself of whom she really was. It wasn’t until she met Merrick Drake that she realized when to stop; when running was no longer an option. For the first time in her life she had someone she could relate to; someone who wouldn’t judge- who saw the person she was inside. She and Merrick connected…on more levels than one.
When life was too much to handle, they ran.
But there was only one person that could make Kayla stop for good. Only one man that made her want to stay.
Would Kayla finally stop running or would it all be too much to handle?

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 My Review:

Running From Forever by Ashley Wilcox was a quick enjoyable read. I have never read a book written by this author before. This is the 5th book in The Forever Series, but you don't need to read the other ones to follow Miles and Kayla's story. After reading Running From Forever, I added Leah and Matt's story, Waiting on Forever on my soon TBR list :) Even if I already know where they stand, it made me want to find out about the way they fell for each other.

Kayla is trying to achieve her ultimate dream of becoming an anchor woman. When her boyfriend of three years pops the big question, Kayla runs away because that's what she does when things get tough in her life. She lands a job in the Big Apple and falls head over heels in love with Miles Blackwell. When she finds out he's the co-CEO of ETV and her Boss's brother, she tries to keep a professional relationship between her and Miles. To distract herself from her strict boss and heavy workload she goes out with some colleagues to a local bar where she meets Merrick, the sexy bartender every colleague drools over. He's sexy, fun and easy to talk to. After only a few days of knowing each other, Miles and Kayla are inseparable. When they start to get comfortable with each other an unexpected visit makes Kayla run again.

It was very easy to follow this story. I love it when we get to read from different POV's. I'll be honest and say that I usually like when the MC build an intense chemistry between them before they fall for each other. I don't really like when it takes to much time, but I'm not a fan of people falling in love super quick either. I found that Kayla and Miles fell in love too quick. Getting an ''I LOVE YOU'' after only a few days is a bit to fast for me. The person that caught my attention the most in Running From Forever is Merrick. I just loved everything about him. He was such an awesome character! I don't want to give out too much details because there is a ''Wow! What just happen?'' moment in the book that will leave you like this .... O_0 !!!! This was one of my favorite parts of the book, I love it when I get surprised!

I have to admit that at one point of the book I was expecting a different ending to this story. I was a bit sad to see that my prediction was not correct, but I was happy the same with Kayla's final decision. It did take me sometime to connect with Kayla and Miles, but once that twist in the story came along, I found the connection I was looking for.

My Rating:

I give Running From Forever by Ashley Wilcox 3.5 enjoyable stars! I will no doubt be picking up the rest of The Forever Series, I can't wait to meet all these other characters :)

About the Author

Some may consider me a jack of all trades, but I consider myself well rounded. I've waitressed, styled hair, answered phones and, most recently, worked full time as mom to my two beautiful little boys.
Then there was this book...
Everyone and their brother started talking about this book series titled Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James. I didn't really pay attention to the craze at first, since I wasn't a big reader- okay, I didn't read at all. But curiosity got the best of me, so I downloaded it to my kindle.I was immediately hooked. I read the whole series in three days. Yes, three books in three days.
I kept finding all these great books that I HAD to read (just ask my credit card!).
Then I started hearing voices. Voices that turned into stories; stories that were begging to get out of my head. I started writing them down on scraps of paper. Then I transferred them to my computer. Before I knew it, Planning on Forever was born.
The voices in my head are still talking, so I'm still writing.

1 comment:

  1. It's always nice when an author manages to surprise you! I've heard good things about this series. Nice review, Mikki!


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