Run Wild

Run Wild

by Shelly Thacker
4.5 47

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Run Wild by Shelly Thacker

A sexy pair of scoundrels run from the law--shackled together by an unbreakable iron chain.

Nicholas Brogan is an ex-pirate with years of sin branded on his soul. Samantha Delafield is a high-born lady turned devious thief. Captured by His Majesty's marshals, the two are on their way to the gallows until they stage a daring escape and run for their lives--shackled together by an iron chain that quickly proves unbreakable.

Forced to work together to survive, the outlaws find themselves locked in a battle of fierce wills and fiery passions. From a remote forest in Staffordshire to a secret hideout in London's most elegant square, they must learn to trust one another as they face old enemies, dark secrets... and discover a love more priceless than any gem they've ever stolen.

"A thrilling romantic adventure, exciting and sensual. Shelly Thacker has a unique and dazzling talent!" –New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas

A full-length novel of 110,000 words
Adult content: steamy love scenes!
Setting: England, 1741
Originally published by Avon Books under the title Hearts Run Wild

This revised Author's Preferred Edition ebook includes new scenes never before published. Also includes bonus content: "The Making of RUN WILD: The Story Behind the Story."

The Escape with a Scoundrel Series
These sexy bad boys are on the wrong side of the law--and willing to risk everything to claim a love more priceless than any gem they've ever stolen. Each book in the Escape with a Scoundrel Series is a stand-alone novel, so you can enjoy them in any order:
Book 1: RUN WILD (Nicholas and Samantha)
Book 2: MIDNIGHT RAIDER (Marcus and Elizabeth) - on sale February 10, 2015!

Also by Shelly Thacker
If you love alpha male heroes, romance edged with danger, and scorching love scenes, you won't want to miss any of Shelly's emotion-packed historical romance novels:

Pre-order Shelly's next book today and save! HIS STOLEN BRIDE is now available at a special pre-order price. In this sizzling Scottish romance, a bride is kidnapped on the morning of her royal wedding--by her groom's most dangerous enemy.

Keywords: Georgian romance, sexy historical romance, outlaws, pirate romance, pirates, shackles, shackled, bound, chains, secret identity, romantic adventure, action adventure, aristocrat, nobility, class differences, English, England, 1700s, 18th century, historical romance best sellers, romantic, love, authors, series, novels, sex, romance ebooks

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016695174
Publisher: Summit Avenue Books
Publication date: 04/24/2013
Series: Escape with a Scoundrel , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 158,149
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Shelly Thacker has won numerous national awards and earned lavish praise from Publishers Weekly, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Detroit Free Press and The Oakland Press, who have called her historical romance novels “innovative,” “addictive,” “erotic” and “powerful.” Find out more at

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Run Wild 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Even read some of it with my hands covering my eyes!! Shelly Thacker had you right with these two on their adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't normally read romance novels. I lost interest years ago when it seemed like I was always reading the same book that just had a different title and different names. I saw this novel for free on Nook so I thought I would give it a chance. I am so glad! It was very well written and held my interest from start to finish. Definately not your typical pirate book. Thanks for the wonderfully addictive read. Couldn't put it down!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I saw all those 5 star reviews I thought they were scam. I didn't bother to read most of 'em cuz I figured- just friends and family obliging. BUT, when i realized it was a full length book (approx 300 pgs) I decided to giveit a try. It is indeed a good story. A little far fetchedbut that's the liberty fiction writers take . I would recommend this book.
Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
I have just finished reading RUN WILD written by Shelly Thacker and found it a captivating adventure! I love the cover, a beautiful heroine shackled to her hero, it really reflects her captivating story! It's filled with action and two strong minded characters; Nicholas is an ex-pirate and Samantha a thief. This exciting adventure starts when Nicholas and Samantha are being shackled together and transported for trial to London. Will they try to escape? The runs starts.....he gets shot and she takes care of him for a full week, always shackled together. Trust will be of most importance for them to escape and be free. But for Samantha, it is difficult to trust any men. Will she trust him enough to share secrets with him? Will they fall in love while sparks flare all around them? Beautiful sexy chemistry between them! Steamy love scenes! Shelly Tacker is a very descriptive writer! The intrigue is very well written. It's fast paced! I like her style of writing. I could not put it down. I am looking forward to her next book! I highly recommend this book! Beware, her books are highly addictive! Ms. Thacker is an author to watch!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of adventure and sweet sexy romance!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my 4th book from this author & I really like her writing. This particular book was wonderful (as were the other 3 of her books that I've read). I found it beautifully written; I loved how the hero/heroine grew from strangers & rather hostile ones at that who didn't trust each other at all (with good reason) to slowly develop feelings for each other. I especially liked how the hero who is quite bitter & thinks himself unlovable & an nonredeemable person because of his sins; learns to love Sam, the heroine. Every small thing which showed his burgeoning feelings for her gave me the tingles. Their 1st intimate encounter left me breathless. Both characters were so well written & their connection & chemistry was beautiful to read. I could hardly put the book down. 
Anonymous 11 months ago
I enjoyed the journey of these shackled lovers. Sweet story of redemption and hope.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very much enjoyed this book. Well written, kept me turning the pages faster and faster. Excellent read, will read more of her books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great original story written at a good pace with endearing characters and passion. I had not read this author before, but will definitely be purchasing more of her books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great writing
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun to read and hard to put down. Had a few days off of work and it was a great way to avoid the house work i was soppose to do. Nothing like a firey romance to escape the sometimes boring realities of real life. Thanks for the passion and adventure of a different time and place. I really enjoyed reading your book and look forward to more.
Chicago2 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Pfffft! Who doesn't love a pirate. There's a bunch of twists and turns where you just aren't sure what's going to happen. One minute you're thinking "Oh, this is what's going to happen and BAM. Nope you were totally wrong. I love that in a book. This is my second book I've read by her. I'm thinking she's a keeper.
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DaleDL More than 1 year ago
Very good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After what I felt was a slow beginning (too slow getting to the story), it was great! I would definitely read this author again!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not my cup of tea...slow moving and kind of far fetched...made it half way through and moved onto different book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the characters. Plot was OK. Story as a whole left me feeling cheated somehow. Would recommend as a free read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While somewhat predictable, there were a few fun surprises. A thoroughly enjoyable read
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