Monday, August 26, 2013

Review - Running From Romeo by Diane Mannino


Title: Running From Romeo by Diane Mannino 
Publisher: Smashwords 
Publication Date: June 1st, 2013 
Paperback/Hardcover: 345 
Genre: Young Adult  
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Emilia King is entering her senior year at Santa Barbara University. For the past three years, she lived in the library – doing what she knows best – focusing on her studies and forgetting her past…a past that has forever changed her life. But this year marks a new beginning…
Logan Prescott is not only the hottest guy on campus, he’s heir to a billionaire hotel fortune. Emilia knows he’s trouble and should stay clear of him. But his notorious good looks and piercing blue eyes make him simply irresistible – especially when he’s quoting her favorite literary works.

Intrigued by Emilia’s innocence and resistance to his charm, Logan discovers she’s a challenge he simply can’t resist. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but running from him may be impossible

I have received this book as part of a blog tour in exchange of an honest review.
When the last year of college starts, Emilia’s friend makes her promise she will finally enjoy herself and spend a little less time in the library. Emilia agrees to do it and that’s exactly when she meets Logan Prescott.
Even though she’s attracted to him, Emilia decides she wants to stay as far away from the rich and charming playboy. Logan is determined to sweet Emilia off her feet, though and his persistence pays off when Emilia decides to give him a chance. Unfortunately, their pasts might prove to be an obstacle to their growing relationship.
Emilia is the main character of the book. I wanted to have been able to connect with her but I didn’t find it easy to do it. Although smart and a hard-worker, Emilia is extremely insecure and her low self-esteem bugged me a little sometimes. I wanted to believe in herself a little bit more.
Logan is definitely my favourite character. He might be a rich playboy but he’s not your average rich playboy. He’s sweet, fun and understanding and I loved the fact he did little things for Emilia. He was romantic without being over-the-top. He didn’t use his money to woo her, instead he did little sweet things for her like pack her lunch.
I enjoyed the relationship between Emilia and Logan and the fact she didn’t immediately fall into his arms, even though she really wanted to. Logan had to win Emilia over and I enjoyed reading about his attempts to do so.
All in all, Running From Romeo is a fun, romantic story. The book is well-written and fast-paced and the character and their problems were able to keep me entertained.  
I didn’t see that ending coming so I’ll definitely pick up book number 2 when it comes out so I can find out what will happen.
If you enjoy an interesting romantic story, give this one a try!

Rating:  Somewhere Between Readable and Worth Your Time (3 ½ Stars)

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your honest review, it sounds like I am going to like Logan too