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One Hurricane. Two Strangers. No Rules.
Hannah Adamson was immune to relationships. Swearing men off long ago, she buried her painful reasons under her feisty independence and a passion for roller derby. Until she met Ed and was swept away by the tall, witty, sarcastically sexy best man who might just be the one to have the antidote for her runaway heart.
Ed Alcott wasn’t looking for love, especially not after a particularly nasty breakup left him with a shattered heart in desperate need of repair.
Taking shelter together when a hurricane bears down on Rum Cay, Hannah and Ed find they can’t fight their growing attraction. It was supposed to be simple. Easy. A weekend of passion with no strings. But how do you forget the one who stripped away all your layers, and haunts your dreams?
Can Hannah keep the scattered pieces of her heart in check, or will the promise of Ed’s love be enough to mend them back together?
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
You’ve seen the beautiful cover and read a little summary about the book and I would imagine you’re already falling in love with this book. If not maybe my review will sway you. If you haven’t figured it out already this is the second Game of Hearts novel. I think you can still enjoy this one without reading the first one but you do get a lot of backstory in the first one, which is called Love Always,. Also, that one is AMAZING and I love it so you should just go ahead and read that one too 🙂
Runaway Heart is Hannah and Ed’s story. Hannah is Maggie’s best friend and Ed is Phillip’s best friend and former roommate. They end up meeting each other for the first time at Maggie and Phillips wedding in Rum Cay. I liked that their story felt completely different from Maggie and Phillip’s right from the start. It was definitely not the same story told with different people. I was super excited to get to know Ed more…sexy, sweet, romantic guy with an English accent… what’s not to love! And Hannah is full of spunk and strength, she’s a very lovable character. Hannah and Ed’s weekend in Rum Cay is hot and steamy! It’s also supposed to be a one time thing but clearly they can’t forget about each other.
As the story unfolds we learn more about our lovely couple and realize that they each have some difficult things to overcome from their past. I really enjoyed the fact that the authors gave their characters real problems and issues to overcome, it wasn’t just a fantasy love story where everything works out. There are issues of abuse dealt with in the story but I feel like they were dealt with respectfully and added to the story. These characters became real people with real problems and as a reader it just made me fall in love with them even more!
Once again Sonya Loveday and Candace Knoebel have written a magical love story. I dare you to read the first page and not be drawn in by the beautiful writing. I will be reading anything these authors write and am seriously hoping for another Game of Hearts novel…and soon!
About the Authors
Sonya Loveday, first and foremost is a reader, an avid one. It is of that love that brought her to purchasing her first laptop in 2009, and publishing her first novel, Casted, in 2013.
In early 2014, Sonya expanded Casted and then went on to publish Spelled, the sequel to Casted in March, wrapping up the series, and her stint with Paranormal Romance. For now.
Not long after the completion to the Casted Series, Sonya tried her hand at Contemporary Romance. Thusly, The Six Series was born with The Summer I Fell, which released at the end of July 2014.
To date, Sonya lives in Central Florida with her husband, and two kids, and is currently working several projects to be announced in the upcoming months.
Candace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames-book one in a young adult fantasy trilogy. She discovered in 2009 through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. And an outlet for all the voices residing in her head.
Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013. In January of 2014, the last book in the trilogy, From the Embers, was released, thusly completing the trilogy. She now works on the Night Watchmen Series, while guzzling Red Bulls and pretending to be a ninja on Heelys.