Monday, January 15, 2018

Review for Running Home by Christina Kirby - 5 out of 5!


Small-town beauty queen Jenny Fillmore is a survivor. In the wake of having been kidnapped by a madman, she’s managed to put her life back together, complete with a successful career and a serious boyfriend. But, when her first love returns and hires her as his real estate agent, old wounds are torn open, making Jenny question whether or not she has the life she wants. It turns out broken hearts don’t heal so easily and old desires don’t always fade with time.

Professional baseball player Adam Hamilton didn’t expect a career-ending shoulder injury. Thrown a curveball in his prime, he returns home to Warm Springs and the one woman whose heart he broke to pursue his sports dream. But earning Jenny’s forgiveness won’t be easy. What he and Jenny once shared was real, but she’s moved on. With the new man in her life, time isn’t on Adam’s side.


I really enjoyed the first book in this series, so I was excited to read Running Home, and I wasn't disappointed! I really enjoy Kirby's writing, and her stories are entertaining. I listened to the audio version of this book, and although the narration is a bit robotic, I still enjoyed the experience. In Running Home, there's a second chance romance aspect that I loved! Jenny and Adam were each others first love, they dated for quite awhile, but Adam got an offer to play pro baseball, and the two had obstacles get in the way. Adam gets injured, and returns back to his hometown. Jenny is a realtor, and Adam is looking for a house. Adam still cares deeply for Jenny, and despite Jenny thinking her life is where she wants it, she still cares for Adam. I loved that Adam knew what he wanted, and he wasn't going to let Jenny hide from how they feel for each other. I liked him, he's a good guy. Jenny is feisty, and I understand why she's hesitant with Adam. I do think they whole James thing goes on way too long, and the fact that Jenny doesn't realize it sooner was a bit of disappointed about it. Overall though, I liked her. She's strong, but vulnerable too. There's some heavy make out scenes, and mention of sex, but there's not too much detail. I'm good with either way, and I liked the way Kirby wrote the scenes. There's also dual POV's, which I really liked. I also loved seeing how the characters from the first book are doing. Fun, sweet, and interesting! Good read!

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