Saturday, December 28, 2013

Review: Running from Romeo by: Diane Manning

Emilia King is entering her senior year at Santa Barbara University. For the past three years, she lived in the library – doing what she knows best – focusing on her studies and forgetting her past…a past that has forever changed her life. But this year marks a new beginning… 

Logan Prescott is not only the hottest guy on campus, he’s heir to a billionaire hotel fortune. Emilia knows he’s trouble and should stay clear of him. But his notorious good looks and piercing blue eyes make him simply irresistible – especially when he’s quoting her favorite literary works. 

Intrigued by Emilia’s innocence and resistance to his charm, Logan discovers she’s a challenge he simply can’t resist. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but running from him may be impossible.

Running from Romeo is an angst filled, breaking-out-of-your-shell love story.  Emilia is a college senior who has spent the previous three years locked u in the library worrying more about the acedemic career than her social life.  However, this year she vowed to take baby steps during her final year to get her nose out of the books and to live a little.  However, before Emilia realizes it her baby steps turn into a sprint the moment she meets Logan.

Logan is used to living a pleasure filled life.  Nothing is out of the question.  Drugs.  Alcohol.  Girls.  Sex.  Everything in his life is about instant gratification.  Then why does he feel the need to pursue Emilia?  Something about her draws him in.  Is it her innocence?  Maybe, but whatever it is, it would appear Emilia has him hook, line, and sinker.  But for how long?  Being so used to living the fast life can Emilia keep Logan's interest?

Let me stop here and warn you, there is a cliffhanger leading into the sequel, Waiting for Romeo.  Trust me when you finish this novel you will be dying to read the next.  I was very upset with the characters at the end.  I need to spend a little more time with them to see if they straighten their shit out.

The author did a great job making me love Emilia and Logan equally.  As much as I was pulling for Emilia break out of her shell I was also hoping Logan would be the one to set her free.  Can't wait to read the next book!

Happy reading!!

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