I ran.
From my family, my career, from every dream I ever had.
I stopped when I met her.
But what I realized was that she was running, too.
I tried to protect her—from the crash, from the injuries. From HIM.
All she ever felt was fists. All she ever heard was abuse.
Somewhere along the way, she’d started to believe she deserved it.
I was going to change that.
I was going to treasure her.
Because whether she wanted me or not, I needed her.
Her sweetness.
Her body.
Her lust.
Just when I got what I wanted, I had to run again.
But this time, I had to do it alone.

My Review: 

4 Stars

**Warning: This book contains scenes of domestic violence**

Clay and Andi are both running.

One from the law. The other from an abuser.

When they meet on a train, both of their lives will change in ways they never could have imagined.

Clay is determined to keep Andi safe. He has decided he will do whatever is needed to keep her hidden, even if that means moving cities again.

Andi knows that Clay is a good man. Her heart tells her that. Andi is determined to show the world that Clay is the good man she knows he is.

What happens when the past catches up to both of them? Will they make it out alive or will it be too much for them to bear?

Clay and Andi have such a sweet story. I think Marni and Gia did a great job writing this story. They touch on difficult subjects but they address them in a manner that is kind but truthful.

I have read many books from Marni. This is my first book from Gia and it won’t be my last.


About the Authors:

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Marni Mann

Bestselling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their two dogs, who have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, or devouring fabulous books.

Website: http://www.MarniSMann.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarniMannAuthor
Twitter: @MarniMann
Instagram: MarniMann

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Gia Riley

Bestselling author Gia Riley has been in love with writing romance since high school when she took her very first creative writing class. From the small but mighty state of Delaware, she’s a country girl at heart, traveling back to her roots in Pennsylvania as often as she can.

She’d rather pick truth than dare, bake than cook, and will always choose coffee over tea.

Just like life, her stories are real and full of feels. You’ll probably need some tissues. You might even want to throw your Kindle a couple times. But she promises to put your heart back together.

You can connect with Gia on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. She also has a reader group, Gia Riley’s Books, on Facebook. Stop by anytime, she loves hearing from readers!



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  1. Great review, I absolutely love a good intense book and this one looks and sounds amazing and right my alley to boot. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and for putting this book on my radar.


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