Runaway Heart (A Game of Hearts, #2) by Sonya Loveday and Candace Knoebel #ReleaseDay #Review #Giveaway @SonyaLoveday @CandaceKnoebel

Posted December 21, 2015 by Cyndi Becker 1 Comment

Runaway Heart (A Game of Hearts, #2) by Sonya Loveday and Candace Knoebel #ReleaseDay #Review #Giveaway  @SonyaLoveday  @CandaceKnoebel

Runaway Heart by Sonya Loveday, Candace Knoebel
Series: A Game of Hearts #2
on December 21st, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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four-half-stars

One Hurricane. Two Strangers. No Rules.

Hannah Adamson was immune to relationships. Swearing men off long ago, she buried her painful reasons under her feisty independence and a passion for roller derby. Until she met Ed and was swept away by the tall, witty, sarcastically sexy best man who might just be the one to have the antidote for her runaway heart.

Ed Alcott wasnÔÇÖt looking for love, especially not after a particularly nasty breakup left him with a shattered heart in desperate need of repair.

Taking shelter together when a hurricane bears down on Rum Cay, Hannah and Ed find they can't fight their growing attraction. It was supposed to be simple. Easy. A weekend of passion with no strings. But how do you forget the one who stripped away all your layers, and haunts your dreams?

Can Hannah keep the scattered pieces of her heart in check, or will the promise of EdÔÇÖs love be enough to mend them back together?

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I love this writing duo! IÔÇÖm not sure how that works, just that it does. With┬áRunaway Heart (A Game of Hearts #2)┬áthey delivered a stellar follow-up to Love Always (A Game of Hearts #1). Once again┬áSonya Loveday and Candace Knoebel weave a sweet and tender love story about first love and what it takes to overcome long endured emotional roadblocks. ┬á

Our heroine and hero, Hannah and Ed, have that special oomph that makes their story one to read. Their first interactions show EdÔÇÖs light and flirty nature and HannahÔÇÖs soft and saucy side. ┬á┬áHannah is the first ÔÇ£roller derby ÔÇ£ character that IÔÇÖve come across and this made the story unique. ┬áThe physical nature of the job bolsters the shield she builds around her. But away from that life sheÔÇÖs vulnerable and in the mere 36 hours or so together, EdÔÇÖs charm gets to her.

What drives the story is HannahÔÇÖs background growing up in a┬ádomestic abuse situation. The flashbacks and descriptions are well done and explain her relationship rules. ┬á┬áEd has his own history of heartbreak and although heÔÇÖs hesitant heÔÇÖs more a risk taker than Hannah. The authors create a history between Hannah and Ed that while improbable, itÔÇÖs still plausible and supports that image that they ÔÇ£meant to beÔÇØ. ┬áWith that, the secondary characters further the connection between them, ┬ádemonstrating the shared trait of loyalty and adding comic relief. ┬á

┬áThe pace of the story and the way the authors explore the cycle of abuse ( both physical and mental) made this a very compelling read. ┬áAs was the case with Love Always, itÔÇÖs the dialogue (particularly with Ed) that made this a great read and pushed it up in rating. The language used by Hannah and her roller derby girls was spot on and the flirty chat between Ed and Hannah is enough to make us blush. Beyond that the authors do a great job affecting the accents from Ed, Charlie, and Violet, which make the pub scenes seem all too real. I suspect at least one of these is written from first hand experience.┬á

IÔÇÖll sum this up as I did with Love Always. Runaway Heart is simply a delightful read and well worth a 4.5 star recommendation. It also reconfirms my notion that the writing partnership between Sonya and Candace is magical.

~Review by Cyndi

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One Hurricane. Two Strangers. No Rules.

Hannah Adamson was immune to relationships. Swearing men off long ago, she buried her painful reasons under her feisty independence and a passion for roller derby. Until she met Ed and was swept away by the tall, witty, sarcastically sexy best man who might just be the one to have the antidote for her runaway heart.

Ed Alcott wasnÔÇÖt looking for love, especially not after a particularly nasty breakup left him with a shattered heart in desperate need of repair.

Taking shelter together when a hurricane bears down on Rum Cay, Hannah and Ed find they can’t fight their growing attraction. It was supposed to be simple. Easy. A weekend of passion with no strings. But how do you forget the one who stripped away all your layers, and haunts your dreams?

Can Hannah keep the scattered pieces of her heart in check, or will the promise of EdÔÇÖs love be enough to mend them back together?


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About the Authors

Sonya Loveday, first and foremost is a reader, an avid one. It is of that love that brought her to purchasing her first laptop in 2009, and publishing her first novel, Casted, in 2013.

In early 2014, Sonya expanded Casted and then went on to publish Spelled, the sequel to Casted in March, wrapping up the series, and her stint with Paranormal Romance. For now.

Not long after the completion to the Casted Series, Sonya tried her hand at Contemporary Romance. Thusly, The Six Series was born with The Summer I Fell, which released at the end of July 2014.

To date, Sonya lives in Central Florida with her husband, and two kids, and is currently working several projects to be announced in the upcoming months.

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Candace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames-book one in a young adult fantasy trilogy. She discovered in 2009 through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. And an outlet for all the voices residing in her head.

Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013. In January of 2014, the last book in the trilogy, From the Embers, was released, thusly completing the trilogy. She now works on the Night Watchmen Series, while guzzling Red Bulls and pretending to be a ninja on Heelys.

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