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Book Title and Author: Dead Running by Cami Checketts
Genre: YA Suspense/Romance
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Reviewed By: LAWonder10
Star Rating Given: 5-stars
Cami Checketts is a talented writer yet I am a little confused as to where she came up with this title. I have a couple of vague ideas but I feel she could have come up with a better title. Regardless, this was a delightful story of a woman in her mid-20′s living with her grandmother after the loss of her parents killed in an accident in Mexico.
After the Prequel, the story unfolds with grumbling by Cassie, and it is soon discovered this is because she is in a 5K marathon. She was persuaded by her pregnant sister-in-law, Raquel, to participate. She is a Physical Fitness Exercise Science major so how could she refuse?
She is bumped by a very large runner and stumbles. Her arms and legs were skinned on the pavement. He comes back to see if she is OK. A very fast 10K runner who had recently zoomed by also stopped and checked on her before continuing on. The big “Nasty Muscle Man” guy was scary. Soon another guy zoomed by was “hot”! Very blue eyes, slightly strawberry blond hair and tall.
After a long, embarrassing run, her and her sister-in-law was ‘cooling down’ when the announcer was reading off winners of the run and other contests. Her name was called. She was so excited! When claiming her prize she discovered it was for an entry for the St. George 20K run. The “Hot Redhead” girl who was in the run with her tried to get her to sell her the ticket.
The announcer was very annoyed: First: That she did not want the placement in such a renowned race. Second: The prizes were not transferable and she had to reiterate this several times. “Hot Redhead” stated she had a big crush on the “Hot” guy, Damon, and he will be helping train for the St. George Marathon. He was beyond “hot”, he was gorgeous!
A Tattoo Man” came towards her to check on her scrapes from falling. He is actually a Dr. and very attractive if you can get pass his massive tattoos to view his face. He is also very well-built. After he gently doctored her abrasions, she left the facility and went towards the woods so she could be alone. What she found a short way in the trees and by the stream was shocking. She “lost it” and stared uncontrollably screaming. The strong arms of the Dr. encircled her and he spoke soothingly to her until she calmed down. His touch sent soothing electricity through her. He then called 911 and carried her up the hill. He took her home as soon as he could.
Cassie’s grandmother was not home…a good thing. She would probably go berserk over all the tattoos. Since the death of her parents over two years ago, Grandmother had been very protective in a strict manner. Her very protective brother and his family lived near by…near enough. She was relieved her grandmother didn’t see Dr. Tattoo. She would likely jump to wrong conclusions.
After Dr. Tattoo left, she resumed complaining about the 20K in St. George she would have to run. She would do it because she could not, would not fail at another thing. She had ventured after several things since her parents death but never finished them. She would not fail this time. It helped that gorgeous Damon stopped by to let her know he would be training with her.
The adventures continue to escalate. There are unexpected twists as the pace of the plot increases.
This is a great romantic mystery. One is never sure, until the very end, who the ‘good guys’ and ‘bad guys’ are.
Checketts adds a dry humor to the main character which is delightful. It causes the character to feel more real.
This is a clean, well-written novel. I highly recommend it to YA and adults. It will brighten your reading experience.
I review this book and give it a solid Four Stars or a weak Five Stars rating….It’s up for grabs!
Book Description from Amazon:
Cassidy Christensen is running.
Running from the mercenaries who killed her parents.
Running from a scheming redhead intent on making her life miserable.
Running from painful memories that sabotage her dreams of happiness.
With two very tempting men competing for her attention, she hopes she’ll finally have someone to run to, but can she trust either of them? When secrets from her past threaten her family, Cassidy decides to stop running and fight for her future.
A light-hearted and clean romantic suspense, Dead Running will have you lacing up your running shoes and impatiently waiting for the sequel.
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Note: We at Body and Soul Publishing have not personally reviewed this book but it has been submitted by one of our readers.
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