Run To You

Run To You

by Charlotte Stein

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Overview

Run To You by Charlotte Stein

Alissa Layton leads a dull and ordinary life, safe in routines, with no plans to escape. But when she meets businessman, Janos Kovaks, and is introduced to his kinky lifestyle, Allissa’s entire world changes…From Charlotte Stein, author of best selling Mischief titles ‘Power Play’, ‘Deep Desires’ and ‘Make Me’.Alissa uncovers a hidden world of secret assignations and kinky meetings between like-minded high fliers at an exclusive hotel. The businessman Alissa spies on seems far too handsome, sexy and worldly for someone like her, and he's into the kind of things she's not sure she can do.Janos Kovacs has spent so long indulging in emotion-less dalliances that he's forgotten what real passion is. But the more time he spends with Alissa, the less control he has over himself. By the time he's finished teaching how deliciously naughty sex can be, he might be the one learning the lessons …

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007530229
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/25/2013
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 130,324
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Charlotte Stein has written over thirty short stories, novellas and novels. Her collection of short stories was named one of the best erotic romances of 2009 by Michelle Buonfiglio, and her first novel, Control, was recently called “…a non-stop crazy hot sex book”. When not writing non-stop crazy hot sex books, she can be found eating jelly turtles, watching terrible sitcoms and occasionally lusting after hunks. She lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and their imaginary dog.

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Run To You 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog Stein came out with a new book and you know I’ll be all over that once it released. I was looking forward to this book since Stein has a very unique voice, so I wanted to see what she would conjure out of the hat this time. Stein takes a relatively overuse trope of a wealthy businessman and a vulnerable, but also strong heroine and makes it her own. Right from the beginning, I wondered where Stein would take this storyline. Alissa Layton is just a normal girl who doesn’t seem to know how to get out of a routine. When she meets Janos Kovacs, a rich and sexy Hungarian business man, this starts a series of conversations that are just as sexy as the sex scenes. I find that Stein has a particular talent with words. She is able to take an ordinary hero and heroine and create magic through their dialogue. It’s always flirty, fun and what’s even better is the fact that the heroine’s aren’t pansies through it all. They actively take part in the conversation, teasing just as much as the hero does. I like that in a book. I like that a lot. While I do think the latter half of the book is better than the first half, Stein spends a lot of time inside of Alissa’s head, going over her thoughts, her feelings, her observations of Janos through her eyes. One thing I know I will love about a Stein book are the heroines. Alissa is far from perfect. She doesn’t see herself as the gem that Janos sees, but through the sex and through their conversations with one another, he SHOWS her. Sometimes, it can come across subtly, but it’s there. On the flipside, Janos is a man who is ready to give Alissa his cock, but not offer any other intimacy than that. Soon, it almost becomes a game. Who will break first? You’ll have to read the book to find out. Of course, no Charlotte Stein book would be complete without the mention of dirty talk and the sex scenes. The sex felt different in this book. It’s all from Alissa’s POV and she likes to predict what Janos will do next, or what he will say next. I like how she tries to figure him out like a puzzle, but I also don’t think we got much of a background check on Janos very much. If I were being picky and had to find something that I wanted more of from this book, it would be that we didn’t see who Alissa and Janos were before they met. I found myself wondering a little about that after I finished reading. I read this book in one sitting and found that it flew by with lightning speed. If you’re looking for another wealthy businessman erotica, Stein has you covered – but she just does it better! *Review Copy provided by author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charlotte Stein has an unusual writing style and for the better part of the book, I was intrigued by it.  It was real, amusing, and intelligent.  Soon the story developed heart as well but then it lost it's place and the end  results were girl gets boy.  It didn't feel true to the charters anymore.
BookLoverAE More than 1 year ago
This, like all of CS's works, I read in one sitting. And then immediately started over again. My favorite part of this book was the heroine, Alissa; she is so quiet and thoughtful the world overlooks her, but Janos doesn't and their relationship from the start was one of the more beautiful romances I have read in a while. CS has an innate ability to make each heroine relatable and remind me a little of myself and Alissa was no exception. Stein's stories are about ordinary people even when she is writing about a mysterious businessman; what makes this story so different from the myriad other similar books about the dominant, strong millionaire is that Janos and Alissa both seem so very real. It makes me even more involved in their relationship. This book is also, THANK YOU, lacking the typical cliched plot twist that one usually finds in this type of story. While the beginning of the book some reviewers found a little slow, I appreciated that I got to see the inner thoughts of the heroine so it made it all the more delicious as she was pushed out of her comfort zone by Janos. The most subtle touches and softest whispers became overwhelmingly sensual. I loved it!
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jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Run to You. A Secret Meeting. An Instant Obsession.Charlotte Stein Arc supplied by Netgalley. I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book when I began it. Alissa's actions seemed just so improbable to begin, and I kept thinking things like “who paid for the room? Who was supposed to be there?” and I wasn't really into the novel properly. Who sees entries on a room-mates calendar and decides to pretend to be her and sneak in to one now she's away? If it hadn't been a review book I'd probably have stopped reading – and that would have been a real loss, as it turned out to be a very moving romance. I loved the “liar” way of making Alissa ask and do things she wanted to but wasn't confident enough to verbalise. Once drawn into Alissa's world I understood more of her. Her job for instance and the way she lacked confidence, so the smallest detail became major in her mind. I have that same tendency to replay conversations mentally, looking for hidden meanings and to practise what I'm going to say depending on different lines of conversation.....Then Janos, on the surface he's a confident, rich business man,handsome, suave, but very repressed and withdrawn in nature hidden under that outward façade. Alissa creeps under that shell though, surprising them both, forcing changes on him and making him do things he hasn't done for a very long time, taking them to places neither envisaged. There is sex here, and it starts fairly gently then becomes incredibly erotic. Its graphic but really well written, none of the cringing, stomach churning dross that's in too many novels now. Its great to find sensual sex scenes, clearly writing them takes a special talent that not all authors have, but Charlotte does. :) Overall it's a book to enjoy, a sensual and very unusual romance, one to slowly savour and enjoy. Its not a standard woman meets man then...but everything is done in such a different way that its hard to guess what’s going to happen. Tears, I need tears and there were several moments when the actions of both of them left me feeling emotional. That’s a mark of a superb novel for me, when I’m so engrossed in the characters that they and there actions seem real. To sum up, a great read, something full of emotion and done in a very different way to the conventional love story. Stars: great book but for the beginning, I'm not sure what else it needed but as I said I almost gave up and would be sad to have lost the opportunity to enjoy such a brilliant and extraordinary love story. So from me four stars.
northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
I think Stien is one of finest erotica writers but I do wish sometimes she would lean into the erotic romance spectrum  more as she did in Sheltered.  I thought that book was sensational. Run to You had the hallmarks of being just as good but the romance aspect gets fumbled a bit at the end and the book feels stunted and the pay off of the ache of being human that Stien does so well and that the reader experiences viscerally is lost without being able to enjoy the couple once they truly elect to be together. This happens is a number of Stien's books This lack of  delivery and a rich and explored HEA (there is a an HEA) keeps this book from being excellent for me to merely  being good.   I won't likely reread this one again and again knowing how all the wonderful moments weave into a powerful love.  Our heroine is emotionally shut down with fierce inner life.  The first person writing allows us to see her grow.  Janus is a very compelling hero but because of the the first person pov we don't get to see growth as personally.  The sex advances the plot and is revealing.  I do recommend this book. Its gripping and achey and about wanting more. I am just a little sad because I know it could have been even  better. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author writes solely from the heroine's perspective, pages and pages on her thoughts. It was a dull read and couldn't wait to finish it. Yuck!