The Runaways Series by Devney Perry
Narrated by Ava Erickson, Vanessa Edwin, Maxine Mitchell, Lucy Rivers, Jason Clarke, Teddy Hamilton and Aiden Snow.
Full Contemporary Romance Series
Before I went to Readers on the River in September, I wanted to read a Devney Perry book, and downloaded the entire series of The Runaways, which includes the books Runaway Road, Wild Highway, Quarter Miles, Forsaken Trail, and Dotted Lines. I reviewed Runaway Road right away, but I quickly came back to the series and gobbled up the next four. At 29.5 hours, that’s worth one credit, wouldn’t you say?
The books are all connected in that the main characters from each book were all runaways living in a junkyard in Southern California when they were kids. In Runaway Road, the first in the series, Londyn sets off to bring the Cadillac she had restored that she used to live in across the country back to Karson who shared the car with her at the junkyard. She got waylaid on the way and met the love of her life, Brooks, on the way. Runaway Road featured a single dad, a road trip, and some small-town instalove.
Wild Highway was the second in the series. Gemma picked up the car from Londyn to bring to Karson, but she took a detour to the hotel she used to work at in Montana to visit one of the other runaways, Katherine, who still works there. So does Easton, who hates her after she just up and left them all years earlier. But does he really? They may have started out hating each other, but it was pretty obvious there was way more going on. Wild Highway was an enemies-to-lovers, second-chance, small-town cowboy book.
In Quarter Miles it was Katherine’s turn to take the car. Katherine has worked for the Greers and their hotel since she was a young runaway. She has been in love with Cash Greer the whole time, but she has always been in the friend zone. When she impulsively decides to take some time off to take a road trip to bring the Caddy to Karson, Cash insists on coming along. Secrets came out and this unrequited love story became a best friends-to-lovers road trip romance.
Aria St. James is the next to take the car in Forsaken Trail, but first, she is visiting her sister and her son in Arizona, and the trip is timed perfectly for when her sister’s boss (whom she hates) is out of town. When he has to cancel his trip to go to a family wedding, he has no choice but to take Aria, the woman who he couldn’t stand, to be his date. Well, one thing led to another, and a few weeks later there was an accidental pregnancy that turned into more.
Dotted Lines was the perfect ending to an amazing series. Aria’s sister Clara and her son August take the Caddy to find Karson. There were a few more flashbacks in this one to Clara’s secret relationship with Karson, and it was time to find out if the sparks that she had held on to for 10 years were still burning. This book really tied up the series beautifully with a trip back to the junkyard. It was my favorite of the series, but so bittersweet to read because I knew the series was over. This single mom, second chance romance was super emotional and I loved it.
“She made me feel like I could move mountains. Like I could swim across the ocean and back.
She was . . . she was my Clara.
Maybe that was why it had been so easy to fall for her, even when I’d known I shouldn’t. Twelve years ago. Today. Here I was, still hanging on her every step. Clinging to every word. Every smile.”
Each of the five books in The Runaways Series by Devney Perry are available to purchase on their own, but I loved how the Cadillac’s journey across the country tied each story together, it was so clever! I usually write my likes and dislikes here, but quite honestly, there was nothing I didn’t like. I will say that each story on its own would be a little light and short for me, but together they were just an amazing journey. So worth the 29.5 hours and only one credit!
Rating: 4.5 Stars, 3 Heat 5 Narration
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