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"A book is a gift you can open again and again." Garrison Keillor

Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.” Jane Yolen

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Book 192: HEARTS ON THE RUN Review


To say that Jack has been having a rough year is putting it mildly. This Assistant District Attorney was engaged and his fiancée breaks the engagement, kicks him out of the house and turns around and marries her "best friend" the very next day. If that wasn't bad enough he has a murder case going to trial that has ties to organized crime and he and his witnesses have been threatened. Could things get any worse? Bonnie Humbarger Lamer presents a romantic suspense tale filled with bad luck and bad timing in Hearts on the Run.


On the night of Jack's 30th birthday, his friend and co-worker Max, sets him up on a blind date. Abby appears to be the perfect girl but she has problems of her own. She has just found out that her lover and boss was cheating on her making him her ex-lover and ex-boss. Abby's friend Stacey has decided she needs some cheering up and is pairing her up with Jack. Neither Jack nor Abby are looking for romance or love but there is a definite attraction until Abby accidentally punches Jack in the groin with a cue stick and then accidentally dumps her drink on him when he turns around a bit later. After giving Abby a ride home and sharing a hot and steamy kiss, Jack returns to his apartment only to find what appears to be a package bomb. Max steps in once again and finds a safe place for Jack at Abby's house, but this turns out to be a mistake because it puts Abby front and center in the danger.


What follows are a series of misunderstandings that put the romance on and off the front-burner over the course of a few days. Jack wants to protect Abby but can't quite seem to put his thoughts into words without hurting her feelings. Interspersed with the romantic drama and light-hearted comedy of errors, is the suspense drama of who exactly is trying to kill Jack and can they be caught before anyone else dies or is injured. Hearts on the Run was a quick romantic suspense read (a re-release originally titled Too Dangerous for You?) and is only available in ebook format from either Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com


To read the first chapter of Hearts on the Run, visit Bonnie Humbarger Lamer’s blog at: http://bonnielamertoodangerousforyouchapter1.blogspot.com.


Disclaimer: I received this book free for review purposes from the author. I was not paid, required or otherwise obligated to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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