Review: Running From Forever by Ashley Wilcox


Review copy from AToMR Tours in exchange for an honest review.

Book Description:
Recent college graduate, Kayla Reynolds was ready to leave the university, sorority life behind. Leaving her boyfriend of over three years, she packed her bags and moved four hours south to the big city…New York City. Bright lights, streets that never sleep, and a business lifestyle that she yearned to have were all at her fingertips.
Kayla Reynolds was chasing her dream.
Determined and eager to make it in the corporate world, Kayla changed everything- her image, lifestyle, and outlook on life, putting her career first and her personal life second. That was until her first day, the first time she got a glimpse of Miles Blackwell. Corporate CEO and part owner of ETV, and not to mention, incredibly handsome, Miles Blackwell took Kayla by surprise, stealing her heart as he did.
But nothing had ever come that easy for Kayla. Life had always seemed to have a personal vendetta against her, stepping in when everything seemed too good to be true, reminding herself of whom she really was. It wasn’t until she met Merrick Drake that she realized when to stop; when running was no longer an option. For the first time in her life she had someone she could relate to; someone who wouldn’t judge- who saw the person she was inside. She and Merrick connected…on more levels than one.
When life was too much to handle, they ran.
But there was only one person that could make Kayla stop for good. Only one man that made her want to stay.
Would Kayla finally stop running or would it all be too much to handle?

Links to the book:
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My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars

My Review: This was a very very good at the beginning of the story. The middle was great, too. I knew that I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. But then…it just went downhill.
It got a little cliché. Too cliché for me..
I fell in love with Merrick. I think that is part of the reason why I didn’t like how it turned out. My type is the hot, muscular, tattooed bartender. Or bouncer ❤ ( Jax from Unintentional Virgin by A.J. Bennett)
I was rooting for Kayla, I was proud of her and when she fell I fell. But after that turning point in the book my feelings for her went slack. I couldn’t really enjoy the end because of this. She was just another character to me, our relationship was neutral. Although, I didn’t end up hating her (which is saying something) I wish it could’ve went a different way.
I am very excited to read Permanent Lines ~ Merrick and Amelia’s story. I’m glad I read this book, it gives me something to look forward to late fall. And yet again, Ashley Wilcox does not disappoint me! I loved reading Giving You Forever and look forward to reading more of her books in hope that it will be even better than the last.

About the Author:
Some may consider me a jack of all trades, but I consider myself well rounded. I’ve waitressed, styled hair, answered phones and, most recently, worked full time as mom to my two beautiful little boys.
Then there was this book…
Everyone and their brother started talking about this book series titled Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James. I didn’t really pay attention to the craze at first, since I wasn’t a big reader- okay, I didn’t read at all. But curiosity got the best of me, so I downloaded it to my kindle.
I was immediately hooked. I read the whole series in three days. Yes, three books in three days.
I kept finding all these great books that I HAD to read (just ask my credit card!).
Then I started hearing voices. Voices that turned into stories; stories that were begging to get out of my head. I started writing them down on scraps of paper. Then I transferred them to my computer. Before I knew it, Planning on Forever was born.
The voices in my head are still talking, so I’m still writing.

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