Friday, January 5, 2018

"Runaway Romance" by Miralee Ferrell

About this book:

  “When a reality TV star meets the reality of life, will it be her downfall or her salvation?
  Ann Stanway had it all—a starring role in a reality show, an adoring boyfriend, and a sparkling future with limitless possibilities. Until the rules changed and the life she’d thought was real no longer existed. Leaving L.A. seems like her only option, and she lands in Kentucky at a quiet Amish inn—as far removed from her past as possible. Now she knows what was missing in her life--peace, true friendship and, dare she hope, a man who accepts her for who she is--or at least who he thinks she is.
  Hunter Lewis is intrigued by the new woman staying at his friend’s Amish inn. Annie appears to be what she claims, but she’s secretive and won’t open up. He’s been burned by a woman before and can’t tolerate deception. But his interest in Annie is growing, and the attraction seems to be mutual—until something happens that makes Hunter question everything he’d thought was real. Dare he risk his heart, when he’s certain Annie is keeping secrets?
  Can their new romance withstand the pressure, or will Ann choose to run again?”

Series: Book #1 in a new series that each have/will have movies connecting to them produced by UP TV.

Spiritual Content- Scriptures are mentioned & talked about; Many Prayers; Many Talks about God & praying; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Ann wonders if it’s okay to go back to God after not paying attention to Him for a couple of years; Many mentions of God, Jesus, & His will; Mentions of prayers, praying, & blessings over food; Mentions of Bibles, Bible reading, & devotions; Mentions of churches, church going, youth gatherings, & ministers; Mentions of faiths, Christians, & being one; Mentions of the Amish, their beliefs, baptism, & shunnings; Mentions of blessings & being blessed; Mentions of sinners & sinning; A mention of thanking God;
             *Note: A mention of Mother Nature.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘sheesh’, two ‘dumb’s, two ‘idiot’s, and five ‘stupid’s; A couple mentions of curses (said, not written); A bit of eye rolling; Mentions of a death in fighting a war/battle (Ann’s father); Mentions of a car accident; Mentions of injuries & blood/bleeding; Mentions of alcohol, drinking, & bars; Mentions of lies, lying, & liars; A few mentions of drugs; A few mentions of gossip & rumors; A couple mentions of crimes; A couple mentions of tobacco;
             *Note: Mentions of designer clothing brands; Mentions of car brands.

Sexual Content- a barely-above-not-detailed kiss, and four semi-detailed kisses; Wanting a kiss (semi-detailed); Remembering a kiss (barely-above-not-detailed); Touches & Embraces (up to semi-detailed); Blushes & Flirting; Noticing & Staring; A guy is called ‘yummy’ twice; Many mentions of being asked out, dates, dating, boyfriends, girlfriends, exes, & breakups; Mentions of kissing & kisses; Mentions of flirting, flirts, & being smitten with someone; Mentions of jealousy; A few mentions of blushes; A few mentions of crushes; A couple mentions of flings; Love, falling in love, & the emotions.

-Ann Stanway, age 25
-Hunter Lewis, age 27
                                P.O.V. switches between them, Scott, & a couple others
                                                        265 pages

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My personal Rating-

When I first heard the plot about this book, I became curious! It sounded like a fun and entertaining read. And “Runaway Romance” met those expectations.
There was a lot of Spiritual Content for a book on the smaller side. I’ll admit that it took be a bit to get into it (mainly because of Scott who thinks he’s all that and a bag of chips; well, let me just say, he ain’t.) I liked Ann, but found that Hunter could have been a bit more developed character-wise.
Overall, it was a cute read and felt like a movie script (which makes sense. ;)). I’m looking forward to watching the movie based on this book and reading the next book when it comes out.

See y’all on Monday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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