Sunday, May 18, 2014

Run, Run, Runaway by Helen Conrad + $20 and Book Giveaway!

 On tour with Prism Book Tours

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

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. 

This is the first review of three I am participating in for this author.  The main reason I signed on to do this tour was because this author has taken her romance books and done a little overhaul for those of us who love romance but love them without descriptive sex scenes.  I love that Helen Conrad has heard the pleading cries of the “clean readers” and taken the time to change these books up a bit to fit another group of people.  They are titled “Sweet Editions”.  I think it’s cool and I wanted to promote that.

Run, Run, Runaway features Jennifer and Reid who go way, way back to when Jennifer was just a girl following Reid around like a puppy.  They are both all grown up now but time has distanced them from each other.  Jennifer is the runaway who is adamant that she will not return home to her parents.  She has a secret that she is protecting and she is convinced that staying away is the best option.  Jennifer has created a stable and good life for herself.  She loves her job and she also loves “extreme” activities where she can lose herself on the edge.

Reid stumbles across Jennifer after she jumps out of an airplane.  When he sees her, he just knows he has to find a way to get her to return home to her parents.  Jennifer is a tough nut to crack.  She has spent years running from the truth and pretending she doesn’t care that she is separated from her parents.  Reid was her first crush and her first love.  Seeing him again brings back all kinds of memories and feelings.

Jennifer proves to be a bit impulsive throughout the book.  Her actions don’t always speak the best of her but her heart is good.  She is trying fiercely to protect her family from the things she thinks will hurt them.  She is willing to sacrifice what she loves for that protection.

Reid seems to have lost himself over the course of the years due to circumstances out of his control.  He’s become what he said he didn’t want to be.  He is a fixer by nature though and thus his desire to fix Jennifer too.  He is well meaning but sort of goes about it the wrong way.

I liked the interactions between Jennifer and Reid.  You feel the history and connection between them.  There were times the story seemed a bit rough around the edges and the flow felt interrupted, I would imagine due to the “clean up” process.  But, in the end, the story was sweet and this girl got the happily ever after than she loves.

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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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Follow the tour:

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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