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Review: On the Run by Susan Amanda Kelly

Title: On the RunOn The Run

Series: Big Mike and Minnie #1

Author: Susan Amanda Kelly

Publishers: Gomboc Words

Date of Publication: February 25th 2016

Pages: 150

Rating: 4/5

My Review:

When I read this story was about outlaw biker gangs I never thought it would prove to be such a fun read – it is, quite simply, hilarious! Ok, so some parts are sort of scary, but the reactions of the heroine, Minerva Coolidge (aka Minnie), are brilliant and had me laughing out loud for much of the story. Minnie’s family head a Californian biker gang but she wants to leave all that behind and become a super model and she’s doing the best to ensure she gets there, even if that means running away from home. Unfortunately she was unaware that a rival biker gang are out to get her. When they try to kidnap her from the airport she proves she’s a feisty lady and no pushover. Helped by Big Mike, she manages to escape but then discovers that he’s been sent by her brother with instructions to put her on the next available flight back home but they hadn’t bargained for her stubborn determination to make her dreams come true. She isn’t just good looking, she’s resilient, independent and a force to be reckoned with – as all the men involved are about to find out!

Minnie is a brilliant character, so funny and smart that she easily outwits the men around her in the most hilarious ways, even though she may be scared. Big Mike initially totally underestimates Minnie but his attitude changes as he endeavours to cope with her resourcefulness and inventiveness. The couple face trouble every way they turn, some self imposed, more from rival gangs, more kidnapping attempts, danger and death but her crazy innovations and, of course, the romance, make this an easy, fun read that I’ll be laughing about for some time to come – and I can’t wait to read any sequels! No hesitation – my recommendation is go get yourself a copy of this delightful book to immerse yourself in. My first action after finishing it was to go buy myself a copy of “Cooked Goose”, the Christmas sequel to “On the Run” . . . . 

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis:

Minerva Coolidge, a top east coast model, has been ordered home to the west coast by her over-protective, criminal, occasionally psychotic family. They’re embroiled in a turf war and Minnie is too valuable a pawn to leave in play. But Minnie refuses to give up her new life. She’s about to star in the biggest fashion show of her career. Her brother asks an old army buddy, Big Mike, to guard her until they can fetch her home. Minnie thinks Big Mike is too big, too muscled, too tattooed, too tough… too everything. He’s exactly the kind of man she moved across country to escape; the kind who thinks he knows what’s best for her; the kind who doesn’t belong in her glossy, perfect, new life; the kind she shouldn’t want…

Big Mike thinks keeping a nitwit fashion model safe long enough to hand her over to her family should be easy for an ex-Special Forces commander who outweighs his charge by at least one-hundred-and-fifty pounds. Except the pretty nitwit isn’t a nitwit. Each time he takes his eyes off her, she escapes, plunging headlong into trouble. Big Mike quickly realizes he doesn’t want to take his eyes – or his hands – off Minnie Coolidge…

This book is available from a variety of sources including

amazon.co.uk           amazon.com        

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