A woman on the run.
Miami socialite Emma Garcia has been running from who she is her entire life. When she witnesses a horrific crime, she goes on the run. In desperation, she answers an ad for a chef on a remote horse farm in the middle of nowhere, Florida. It seems like the perfect plan until she figures out what to do with her secrets. The only thing she doesn't count on is being attracted to the rugged cowboy who owns the place. Whenever he comes around the only thing she can focus on is his seductive voice and sinful body.
And her past is about to catch up with her.
Former Marine Caleb Ryder hires Emma even though he knows she's lying about her identity. He desperately needs the help, but he also doesn't have the heart to turn away a woman so obviously in need. After being burned by a woman once, he doesn't let that deter his mission to claim Emma's body and heart. Now that she's his, he'll face any threat to protect her, no matter how deadly.
©2014 Katie Reus (P)2016 Katie Reus
Running from the Past is a stand-alone romantic suspense book written by Katie Reus. Emma Garcia has been living a lie her entire life. When he father, an arms’ dealer, dies – she is blackmailed into being the “arm candy” and “girlfriend” of his right hand man. (He threatens to harm her mother, if she refuses). Shortly after her mother dies, she sees something she shouldn’t and goes on the run. She starts heading north from Miami in a stolen truck – trying to decide what she should do about what she has seen. Emma gets as far as Caleb Ryder’s ranch. She doesn’t have much cash and needs a place to lay low. She convinces him to hire her as a cook-housekeeper, even though he has reservations and know she’s hiding things. The two of them feel an instant attraction but both resist acting on it (at least for a day or two). Caleb finally realizes who Emma is, just as she is running away again. He contacts friends from his former military days to try and keep Emma protected, as her past is rapidly catching up with her.
The story was fast paced and a quick and easy read. The characters were well written. The suspense was on course, even if it was a bit predictable at times. Both Emma and Caleb were likeable.
As usual Sophie Eastlake does a great job narrating the story. She has the ability to voice multiple characters and makes them come alive during the telling of the story. I was able to listen to the entire book during a long car ride and it made the time pass quickly.
This is a great book written by Katie Reus and narrated by Sophie Eastlake. Emma Garcia has been running from herself her whole life, when she witnesses a horrific crime, she goes on the run. She takes a job on a horse farm in the middle of nowhere as a chef. She does not planning on falling for Caleb, the sexy cowboy who owns the farm. Caleb knows that Emma is running from something when he interviews her for the job, but he hires her anyway because he needs the help. He is determined to find out the truth and help Emma with her problems.
The narrator Sophie Eastlake. did a wonderful job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to in one sitting and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.
If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.
Sophie Eastlake makes any audio book a memorable one. I've always liked her style and this was no exception.
I'd recommend this book to anyone that likes fast-paced, well-told stories with a good dose of spice, suspense and great characters.
Robert, Caleb's friend. She nailed his southern accent and he was really funny.
Most (if not all) of this author's heroes tend go for the girl with no hesitations. In this story, when Caleb asked Emma out to lunch, he sounded tentative. I thought it was sweet and cute.
I'm not much for stories where the main couple rush into a relationship but this author made it work for Caleb and Emma. Romance aside, the story was exciting, suspenseful, and gratifying. I just wish the villain would have had a more climatic ending.
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Emma is a strong woman who has no one left in her life but she doesn't let that stop her from trying to find that life she knows she deserves and doing the right thing.
When the ex shows up at Caleb' and thinks he taking back what was never really his. And the part where it comes to light what he really was and why he had Emma as his arm candy.
Yes I have I enjoy her narrations very much. She is always well spoken and handles both male and female parts perfectly.
I actually found myself laughing quite a bit I mean hello having a cow run into your vehicle haha that is funny.
Fantastic romance story !
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