Running From the Past

Running From the Past

by Katie Reus


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ISBN-13: 9781942447832
Publisher: Katie Reus
Publication date: 08/21/2016
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

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Running From the Past 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
TiDubb More than 1 year ago
I loved this book from beginnning to end. What was not to love? Hawt cowboy meets girl running from her past plus hawt steamy smex with a touch of danger all wrapped up in a novella. This book did not disappoint.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Book!! This is a great book by Katie Reus. Emma Garcia has been running from herself her whole life, when she witnesses a horrific crime, she goes on the run. She takes a job on a horse farm in the middle of nowhere as a chef. She does not planning on falling for Caleb,the sexy cowboy who owns the farm. Caleb knows that Emma is running from something when he interviews her for the job, but he hires her anyway because he needs the help. He is determined to find out the truth and help Emma with her problems. This book is a great short story and is full of romance, mystery and adventure.  A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
blaise_zillah More than 1 year ago
this had a very interesting plot, her characters are very believable in all her books and with there situations and it pulls you in, its a short story but was a great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it great quick read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This could have been a really good book if the author had spent more time and pages to develop the story. I dislike novellas. 85 pages is not long enough.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## I loved the synopsis. It sounded fun. However this book wasn't all that it could've been. The hero and heroine didn't have any chemistry and that is a must in my opinion. It was just ok, approx. 85 pages.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this audiobook. Ms Reus never ceases to amaze me with her storytelling. Though it’s a short audiobook, it’s fast paced , has an intense plot that is filled with action, suspense, a hunky former Marine, a feisty female, bad guys and of course, romance. Emma Garcia is running for her life after witnessing a murder. She ends up in a ranch owned by Caleb Ryder, a former Marine . He hires her as a cook, even though he knows she is lying about her identity. The chemistry between them is instant but Emma knows she will have to leave her heart behind . She can’t stay and put those she has come to care for, in danger. But , the danger catches up. Will they be able to survive it ? Will Emma and Caleb trust each other and declare their love? Another winner for this talented author. It bears mentioning that the narrator does a very good job in differentiating the various voiced. I was gifted this audiobook. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
A short and steamy romantic thriller! Emma Garcia gripped the steering wheel of the stolen pick-up truck she wished she wasn’t driving. In the entirety of her twenty-six years, she hadn’t taken as much as a piece of gum without paying for it, until today… Running from the Past by Katie Reus is a short and ultra steamy romantic thriller. It’s a stand alone read from Katie and not part of a series. Emma is running for her life from Ricardo, a crime lord. She needs to hide where he and his minions can’t find her. Current ranch-owner and former marine Caleb needs a cook. Emma applies for the job and Caleb hires her. What neither of them counted on was the strong attraction between them. The story is told from the third person point-of-view, alternating between Emma’s and Caleb’s. That brilliant writing tactic by the author ratcheted up the sexy-meter for me because their thoughts were so heated, i.e, think foreplay on steroids…. Ooh la la! Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from Running from the Past: Despite his soft speech, he stared at her as he’d like to eat her whole. Damn her traitorous body if that thought wasn’t such a bad one…. This could not be happening. She was on the run from a maniac and her hormones were going haywire. Clearly, she had issues. --- Caleb shifted uncomfortably as he closed the door behind him. For a moment, he’d thought she’d been naked under the sheet. But, it had been a nude-colored type of top. Didn’t seem to matter, the sight had kicked his fantasies into overdrive. She tried to hide herself, but the nightlight next to her bed cast a soft amber glow around her shining right through the thin sheet, illuminating her small pert breasts perfectly even through the top…. He couldn’t live under the same roof as her and not go insane. He would make an announcement tomorrow. She was off-limits. --- When she entered the dining room, she tried to ignore Caleb’s gaze on her. He wasn’t outwardly leering, but she could feel the intensity coming from his direction as if he was sending heat-seeking missiles her way. She knew he wanted her. She might not have much experience with men, but she knew when one was interested and Caleb Ryder was. --- He needed to taste her like he needed his next breath. Sophie Eastlake is the talented narrator for Running from the Past. She capably voices many of Katie’s books and never fails to do an excellent job capturing the characters and producing a polished and professional finished product. Both her male and female voices sound genuine and she voices them with the proper emotions and nuances. The pacing is right on. Sophie’s performance - without a doubt -enhanced my enjoyment of this read. Simply put, Katie Reus is one of my favorite authors. If she writes it, I want to read it. Running from the Past is a quick fast-paced read, but not short-shrifted in any way as each page packs a solid punch. The characters are fully fleshed, the sexual tension and chemistry between Emma and Caleb is sizzling and the story is jam-packed with seriously dangerous suspense. Highly recommended… My full review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Please check it out there!
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
A beautiful woman running for her life, a protective former marine willing to risk everything to keep her safe and a forever love. These are the ingredients that make Running From The Past by Katie Reus a riveting romantic and suspenseful story. Emma is caught in a web of violence when she sees her fake fiancée kill two women. Luckily she escapes and hides as a cook on a remote horse ranch. Her attraction to Caleb, the owner, leads to more complications. Will he understand why she lied to him? I liked the characters, the setting, the suspense and the passion. If you're a fan of romantic suspense, you'll love Running From The Past. I enjoyed this as an Audio Book narrated by Sophie Eastlake.
JoRead More than 1 year ago
Reviewing the audio format narrated by Sophie Eastlake. Emma witnessed a murder and runs away. Caleb may not know who she is but something in his gut tells him he can trust the beauty and decides to give her a job as a cook in his ranch. As much as they try to keep hidden how attracted they are to each other they give in and you can imagine what happens next. I've always liked Sophie Eastlake narrating style and this was no exception. There was a particular character, Robert, who was Caleb’s friend and supposedly from the south and I thought Sophie nailed that accent to a T. This is quick, fast-paced story with a good dose of spice, suspense, and great characters. Although I'm not much of a fan of stories where the main couple rush into a relationship this author made it work for Caleb and Emma. I think it was because Caleb was not the usual possessive alpha male but instead showed signs of hesitancy and uncertainty when it came to Emma. I thought that was sweet and cute. Romance aside, the story was gripping and gratifying. I only wish it would have been longer with a more climactic ending. *** I received this book from the author at no cost to me and I volunteered to read it; this is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher.***
hkmd7 More than 1 year ago
Running from the Past is a stand-alone romantic suspense book written by Katie Reus. Emma Garcia has been living a lie her entire life. When he father, an arms’ dealer, dies – she is blackmailed into being the “arm candy” and “girlfriend” of his right hand man. (He threatens to harm her mother, if she refuses). Shortly after her mother dies, she sees something she shouldn’t and goes on the run. She starts heading north from Miami in a stolen truck – trying to decide what she should do about what she has seen. Emma gets as far as Caleb Ryder’s ranch. She doesn’t have much cash and needs a place to lay low. She convinces him to hire her as a cook-housekeeper, even though he has reservations and know she’s hiding things. The two of them feel an instant attraction but both resist acting on it (at least for a day or two). Caleb finally realizes who Emma is, just as she is running away again. He contacts friends from his former military days to try and keep Emma protected, as her past is rapidly catching up with her. The story was fast paced and a quick and easy read. The characters were well written. The suspense was on course, even if it was a bit predictable at times. Both Emma and Caleb were likeable.
sharon1JT More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable fast read. A little drama, action, secrets and a lot of fun.
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brooks11 More than 1 year ago
I really like the books by Katie Reus. It was a great book and an easy read!
love4romance More than 1 year ago
Once again I loved this story by Katie Reus. I would recommend her books to anyone!