Sunday, December 16, 2018

Review: Runaround by Jay Crownover

Author: Jay Crownover
Publisher: Self
Date of publication: December 2018

Can two people perpetually moving in opposite directions ever end up in the same place? Or will love just keep giving them the runaround?

Webb Bryant is intimately acquainted with every type of trouble there is. Trouble is all he’s ever known and the only constant in his life.

Webb’s a man constantly on the move. He’s a drifter. A wanderer. He bolts from one bad choice to the next, never able to put enough distance between himself and the ghosts from his past. He lives hard and fast, until everything comes to a screeching halt the moment he lays eyes on Tennyson McKenna. The stunning woman appeared out of nowhere to save the day, and Webb’s been unable to forget her. The leggy, blonde forest ranger might very well be the one person in the world important enough to finally keep him in one place. Only, Ten isn’t impressed by Webb’s knack for finding trouble. And no matter how hard he tries to shake it, he can’t escape his bad habit of falling into the deep end of questionable decisions. When his newest brush with trouble gets Webb in way over his head, Ten jumps after him into the dangerous waters. It’s possible they’re going to sink so fast they both might drown.

Tennyson McKenna makes it a point to be diligently cautious in all aspects of her life. She learned the hard way that leading with your heart instead of your head gets you nowhere.

Ten’s a woman stuck in a frustrating rut. After a string of failed relationships lands her back home, a pit stop to mend her broken heart becomes a hole she’s lost the will to dig herself out of. Coasting through her days was easy until Webb Bryant crash-landed in her path, complete with bullets, blood, and a grin far too charming for his own good. Webb is anything but safe and predictable. He’s everything Ten swore she would never gamble on again, but it’s impossible to ignore the way trouble follows him around like a shadow. And every single time Ten pushes Webb away, she finds herself chasing after him before he’s gone for good. When Webb’s past finally catches up to him, Ten has to decide if she’s brave enough to put her heart on the line for a man who might be gone tomorrow.

After the cliffhanger we were left with at the end of Escape, I was excited when I saw Runaround was coming out.  I knew one of my favorite authors wouldn't leave me hanging like that.  This is Webb and Ten's story. It picks up where Escape left off.  Webb has been arrested for a bank robbery.  The robber has his face, but Webb has an alibi.  It's up to Ten and Webb to figure out what is going on.

This is another great addition to the Getaway series. I have been rooting for this couple since they met in the first book.  This author has a knack for pairing up two completely different people and making it so that they end up being exactly what each other needs. I love that.  I loved Ten's "aha" moment when she finally let go and realized Webb was the one she could trust. 

The mystery of the man with Webb's face was good.  Throughout their hunt, we get to know more about what Wyatt and Webb went through growing up. It was so sad.  It's a wonder they survived.  I also loved watching Ten gain back her tracking confidence.  That's all I'm going to say.  Other than go read it and the rest of the series.  Oh and Ms, Crownover?  I REALLY hope we are getting Wyatt's story after that epilogue.

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