Swept Away

Swept Away

by Robyn Carr


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Swept Away by Robyn Carr

The emotional story of a young woman’s journey as she leaves behind all the things she thought she wanted only to discover who she really is. #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr explores the challenges facing women today as they are valued for what’s on the outside rather than the inside. Enjoy this classic favorite, previously published as Runaway Mistress.

Jennifer Chaise is proud of her life. Coming from nothing, she’s used her beauty to her advantage and is swept up in a glamorous world of wealth and privilege as the mistress of a high-flying businessman. But when she walks in on a violent scene in their Las Vegas hotel room, Jennifer knows she can no longer ignore the truth about her boyfriend, and she flees. Desperate to escape the men searching for her, she invents a whole new persona—with a new look and a new name—as she hides out in a small Nevada town.

Working as a waitress in the local diner, she finds a mentor in Louise, a retired professor who takes her in. As Jennifer begins to embrace a new life, she realizes how much was missing from her old one: a sense of community and purpose… But it’s not easy to simply disappear. Her neighbor Alex is a cop, and while he’s friendly enough, he may also suspect that Jennifer is not what she seems.

Although she is under constant threat of being discovered, Jennifer is surprised to realize that, for the first time, she’s genuinely happy. Suddenly this real world is all she wants. But will it be enough when her past catches up with her?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778319016
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication date: 07/26/2016
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 289,987
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Robyn Carr is a RITA® Award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than forty novels, including the critically acclaimed Virgin River series. Robyn and her husband live in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can visit Robyn Carr’s website at www.RobynCarr.com.

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Swept Away 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book previously as "Runaway Mistress", but I loved it even better with this updated version. I highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed reading this book. It's one of my favorites !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! A beautiful and thought provoking story about women, the choices they make, and second chances. I enjoyed the love of community, acceptance and involvement. Robyn Carr continues to get it right. LA-TXN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with the characters and did not want to say goodbye.
Anonymous 8 days ago
I love her books!
Anonymous 12 months ago
Enjoyable book but predictable.
Miccox99 More than 1 year ago
Warning! Do not buy this book if you read Runaway Mistress a couple of years ago, this is a retitled reprint. I have enjoyed this author's community series books like Virgin River, Thunderpoint and so on. This was what I was expecting here and to some point it was what I got. There was a definite sense of community in the story and how that community rallies around each other. However, this was definitely more of a romance story than I was expecting which is not my usual preference. The characters were well developed and the plot line was nicely threaded. Unfortunately, I got a bit hung up on the heroine of the story and wasn't a big fan. She was raised by an unmedicated bi-polar mom who moved them around and was so unstable that she didn't connect to anyone or have friends. She then becomes a professional mistress to wealthy old men to support herself. Then we have the whole "reverse Pretty Woman" realization, that dating/sleeping with wealthy old guys that lavished her in material wealth wasn't all it was cracked up to be and she desired a simpler life. As much as I wanted to like the book, because of being a fan of the author I just couldn't. If you like a romance story and find the premise of the storyline works for you, then I would suggest this book. Otherwise, pick up one of her community series books as they are quite good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is interesting until the end. The author leaves too many loose ends and rushes the conclusion. I felt cheated spending the time reading only to be dumped at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really don't appreciate being duped into buying "Swept Away" when I already have "Runaway Mistress" in my library. Shame on whomever is resposible.
LorHuem More than 1 year ago
I thank the above poster for cluing me into the fact that is is a repulished previous work that has been renamed. Why would i want to pay twice? I think it is terrible that publishers and authors mislead readers with this practice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a republication of Carr's "Runaway Mistress", with a new title. The book itself is pretty good, but I don't like being mislead into buying a book I've already read.