Run from Fear

Jami Alden
Run from Fear
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Release Date
March 2012
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

More than anything, Talia Vega wanted to leave behind her harrowing past. Moving eight hundred miles away, she succeeded . . . until the one man who knows her darkest secrets wanders into the restaurant where she works. Now the agonizing memories come crashing back-along with an undeniable desire for Jack Brooks, the ex-Green Beret who rescued her from a sadistic monster two years ago.

Jack Brooks knows that showing up unannounced is a purely selfish move. Talia doesn't need his protection anymore, but he can't get the raven-haired beauty out of his mind. And when a twisted madman is hell-bent on resurrecting her torturous past, Jack vows to do anything to keep her safe-even risk his own life to save the only woman he's ever loved.

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Mar 07, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
199 people found the following review helpful
Jami Alden has written a fantastic Romantic Suspense novel with RUN FROM FEAR--it has the perfect amount of suspense, plot twists, sexual tension, and an absolutely yummy alpha male that will make you swoon like a school girl!

Talia Vega has spent the last two years trying to have a normal life. After a horrible experience that left her scarred both inside and out, she's finally feeling like she's moving forward with the life she's made for herself and her sister in Palo Alto, California. That is, until Jack walks back into her life.

Jack Brooks has been secretly looking after Talia and her sister since he rescued her from the mad man who wanted to kill her two years ago. Now, he's back in the area and he wants to see for himself that she's doing alright--actually he just wants to see her.

Talia's conflicted about seeing Jack again. On the one hand he's a painful reminder of a traumatic time in her life but on the other, she can't say that she doesn't get a thrill from seeing him again. However, Talia soon finds that someone is stalking her with horrific reminders of her past, and Jack will stop at nothing to protect her and to keep her with him forever.

This story was great. It was gripping, sexy, and at times harrowing. I felt like I was on edge waiting to see how everything was going to turn out. There was even a bit of a plot twist that kept me guessing as to what the real motivation behind Talia's stalking was.

Jack was probably my most favorite part of the story. He had a suffered more than a few losses in his past, but he was willing to put that aside in order to win the love and life he wanted. The vulnerability he showed in some parts of the book was gut wrenching, but made me fall in love with him just that much more.

I thought the story was just about perfect, but the only thing that I didn't like was some of Talia's behavior. I know that she had been through some experiences that I couldn't even imagine, but I thought the way she treated Jack was a turn off. It didn't detract me from the story though, I just screamed at her a bit and kept right on rooting for Jack!

RUN FROM FEAR gets five stars from me. With the intense plot and an insanely sexy hero, I enjoyed the thrill ride from beginning to end. This book is actually the third in a romantic suspense trilogy, so now I have to go back and get caught up with the previous two. If they are anywhere near as good as RUN FROM FEAR, I know I'm in for a real treat!
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