Runaway Road by Devney Perry
Narrated by Maxine Mitchell and Jason Clarke
First in a Series. Stands Alone.
It had been a while since I read Devney Perry, and since I was going to see her at Readers on the River, I wanted to read more of her books before going. When I saw the entire The Runaways Series was available as a bundle for only one credit, I clicked so fast I hurt my thumb! After listening to the first in the series, Runaway Road, I am so glad I got the bundle, because I’m excited to start on the next in the series, Wild Highway.
Londyn McCormack had an awful childhood with drug-addicted parents who didn’t give a crap about her. At 16 she ran away and lived in an old car in a junkyard where 5 other runaways camped out as well, and they became a makeshift family.
After getting married and moving to Boston, Londyn’s husband turned out to be a cheating douche, so she left his ass, taking the restored car she used to live in with the intent of traveling across the country to give it back to the best friend she lost touch with. A flat tire on the way had her derailed in a small town in West Virginia where the very sexy and single Brooks Cohen happens to own the local garage.
“I had no experience with tow truck drivers but surely this wasn’t what they all looked like. Otherwise, the women of the world would be constantly popping their tires.”
Runaway Road by Devney Perry was an easy, fast, light read that I gobbled up in one sitting. Londyn is a strong, self-sufficient young woman who doesn’t take crap and Brooks is a sexy sweetheart. Trustworthy and kind, Brooks is perfect for Londyn, but she is just passing through. Her car would be done soon and she would leave the people and the place she was starting to fall in love with.
“Don’t forget me,” I whispered. I’d been forgotten by too many people. I couldn’t bear the idea of Brooks forgetting me too.
“I’ll remember you until the end, Londyn.” Brooks ran his knuckles along my cheek, leaving a trail of sparks on my skin. “Until the end.”
- Sucked me in from the start and never let go.
- I loved both main characters.
- It was a fully fleshed-out story despite being on the short side.
- Brooks had a teen son.
- Had so many great elements: some suspense, colorful side characters, and great chemistry.
- It was a little short and not overly memorable but I’m excited to meet the rest of this group as I continue the series.
Maxine Mitchell and Jason Clarke are two of my favorites. They made this book even better from their narration.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 4.25 stars. 3 Heat, 5 narration
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