Blog Tour - Running from Romeo and Giveaway!

Title: Running From Romeo
Author: Diane Mannino
Release date: June 1st, 2013
Genre: Young Adult
Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours
Goodreads Rating: 4.47
My Rating: 4.0

Book Description:
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.

My Review: 

I have to admit that I was kind of worried when I first picked up this book. The beginning reminded me too much of other books that I was worried that that I would find no originality. But I will have to say about 75 pages in I knew my initial response was wrong and I ended up really enjoying this book.

College senior Emilia King is ready for the last year of college. But she made a promise to herself and to her best friend that she would spend some time actually enjoying her senior year and less time in the library. She fulfills her promise with many nights out and when she meets Logan Prescott. Initially Emilia does not want anything to do with Logan. Having kept her heart guarded her entire life, the last thing she is willing to do is open it up to a known play boy. But thanks to Logan's persistence Emilia, finally decides to give things a shot with Logan. And of course they both have things in their past to that they have to overcome and obstacles that they have to overcome. But all in all it was a beautiful story!

What I really enjoyed about this book was the character of Logan. I know many of you are thinking this sounds like a cliche story: Rich guy meets average girl.He woos her and they fall in love. Yes some aspects of that are true, but what I really liked about Logan was how he won over Emilia. He didn't buy her a fancy car or take her on a helicopter ride to go have dinner. It was the simple things that any average guy can do to win over a girl. He took her to dinner, stopped by her work, packed her a brown bagged lunch. These were things that made me appreciate this story and enjoy it more than I probably would have. I was first worried about the book being over 500 pages, but in the end the story was so intriguing and interesting that I did not want to see it end! I am curious to see what the author is going to do with book 2!  

About the Author:
DIANE MANNINO graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in English Literature. She is a former writer for Museum and Arts Washington and Star Magazine as well as several television shows, including, Inside Edition, American Journal, and E! News Daily. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two beautiful daughters. Running from Romeo is her first novel and she is currently working on the sequel.


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  1. Logan's a great character. He's my favorite part of the book as well. :)

    Thanks for the review.

  2. What intrigued me first was 'Santa Barbara University' because I'm from Santa Barbara :) So, this one would definitely be nice to read, to see if I read anything familiar :)

  3. Books have to be pretty good to pull off 500 pages and make you want to read the next one! Glad you enjoyed this one :)


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