Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Library - Romance Review and GIVEAWAY "Running Towards Love" by Marisa Adams

Title:  Running Towards Love (Novella)
Author: Marisa Adams
Publisher:  CreateSpace
Publication Date: February 28, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format:  Paperback 142 pages  |  Kindle 255 KB

Buy this book on Amazon:  Paperback  |  Kindle Edition
Author's Website:  http://marisaadams.com/
Author's Goodreads Profile:  Marisa Adams 

Synopsis from Goodreads: 

A novella based on the characters from IS LOVE ENOUGH.

For ten years, Danny and Nikki Camarelli have shared everything until Nikki overhears a conversation leading her to believe his honesty has been nothing but a lie. When Nikki disappears for a few days, Danny is frantic with worry before he finds out she has traveled to visit their best friends in Texas. 

Shortly after she arrives, Nikki confides the horrible truth to Jason and Rebekah Taylor, completely unsure as to what her future holds. But Danny won't give her up without a fight. Can Nikki remember all the reasons she should be RUNNING TOWARDS LOVE before it's too late?
My Thoughts...
This is a novella that that takes place after the events of Is Love Enough. I quite enjoyed that book and you can read my review of that one here.  So, this little story is about Nikki and Danny while it does take place after Jason and Rebekah's book a lot of it is done in flash back. 


Overall, this is just a snippet of Nikki and Danny's life, but it's a pretty significant one.  It's the type of event that makes you think about why and how you got together in the first place.  Nikki relays some of those things to Rebekah in conversation and then Danny has some "thinking back" moments.  It's nice to find out how they ended up together, but I did have some issues with the current situation.  Like the synopsis states, Nikki overhears a conversation and jumps to conclusions, etc...  This is something that happens all the time in books that I read and it's something that absolutely drives me insane!  You can't just assume  things when you overhear something.  I can understand when it happens early in a relationship and you are still getting to know the other person, but Nikki and Danny have been together for way to long for this type of juvenile behavior.  That's really the only issue I had with the story, I expected there to be a much bigger issue forcing them apart. 

I highly recommend reading Is Love Enough first.  I really think that you need to know these characters before you will be compelled to feel for them and the situation they are in.  Even though they are minor characters in the first book, they are in the story enough that you get to know them quite well.  It's not enough to just come in on this book and feel for them right away since the bulk of their character building was done in the first book.  In my opinion this isn't a good standalone for this reason alone.

If you read and enjoyed Is Love Enough then I highly recommend picking this one up!  I really loved getting to read more about Jason and Rebekah, it was lovely to see where they were at this point in time.  I have to say that I still love Jason just as much as I did in the first book!

If you would like to give these books a try Marissa Adams has graciously offered to let me do a giveaway for signed copies of both books!  Just enter the Rafflecopter and I will draw the winner next Wednesday.

Here are my only rules:

  • Must be at least 18 to Enter
  • You must live in the US for hard copy books.
  • You will have 24 hours to contact me once it's confirmed that you are the winner and I have emailed you.
  • Failure to contact me in 24 hours will result in my drawing another name as winner. 

4 comments:

  1. thx u for the giveaway marissa :)
    is this INT ?

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  2. Wow great giveaway..To bad I do not belong to any of the social networks. For personal reasons I cannot belong.

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    1. Neicee, I added the option to leave a comment up there on the rafflecopter. If you just go click that one it will get you entered. Sorry, I didn't think of that before.

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