Monday, October 3, 2016

[Blog Tour + Review + Excerpt] Runaway Road by Mira Day


Title: Runaway Road
Author: Mira Day
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 13, 2016



This is the third time I’ve seen that light blue bug. The third time I’ve seen that long brown hair fall across her shoulder. The third time I’ve seen her wipe a tear from her eye.

Mia Brown wants to say good-bye.

Brett Myers needs a new start.

When their paths cross on a long stretch of Highway 85, these two strangers will learn just how much they need each other to heal.


Runaway Road


“Brett! Over here!” Derrick calls, waving me to the bar. I peer up to see a busty blonde already leaning over, talking to him. Just his type. Female.  Settling in beside him, I put my phone on the bar. “Double shot of Beam and a Yuengling, please.”  “Is purposing that big a deal?” Derrick’s eyebrows raise over his beer glass.  I stare at him, picking my phone back up. “I was just offered a job at a newspaper as their food writer.”  “Dude! Congrats!” Derrick raises his glass and chugs the remains.  I grin. “It’s in Austin, Texas.”  Derrick gives me a weird look. “Austin? How the hell did that happen?”  Busty sets my shot down and I immediately throw it back. “They ran across my blog and love my style. They want to do a phone interview asap.” A glimmer of excitement bubbles through my stomach.  Being a food blogger has been a dream job but the random news articles for the Raleigh News and Observer have been my passion. They have given me the chance to get my face on television and my voice on the radio. The possibilities with a regular article could open a lot of doors.  “This is a bit to take in.” I sip on my beer. “What if Holly doesn’t want to go?” Taking another person into consideration is a slap of reality. I can’t take this job if she doesn’t come. Not that she has a reason to say no.   “Well, it’s not too late to take that ring back.” Derrick gives me a pointed look.  “Not cool, Dude.”  “I’m just saying. Give it some thought. Don’t jump ahead of what you want.”  I shake my head and stare at the food menu.   “So, there’s something I’ve wanted to ask you.”  “What?” I continue to stare at the menu. I need some fries… maybe some wings too…  “Why did you ask me to come get a ring with you?”  “What do you mean?”  Derrick scratches his chin. “Well, you have a brother. I just thought that’s you would want Tim to be there.”  I shrug. “Tim’s been a bit put-offish lately. I don’t know what his deal is.” I flag Busty down to order. “Beside, you’re kinda like the brother I never wanted.” I laugh as Derrick punches my arm.  “Thanks  asshole. Love you too.” 




4 Stars!

Short and Sweet!

Mira Day packs a lot of story in her little book and makes it work. Not a fan of the insta-love, however with the way things were going for this couple, I let it slide. Plus all of the phone/road time had to count for something. ;)

Yes, I have wondered who is on the road with me numerous times, especially when we are traveling out of state. I wonder if the other cars are commuters, or families looking to get away like we are. I don't think I would ever pull into a gas station and meet anybody like Mia and Brett though. There are too many crazies in the world today, which is why I'll live vicariously through this book.

So we travel along with Mia and Brett, all the while learning a little about thier pasts and what they are now driving to. Neither one are leaving a good situation and all they can hope for is the best. The book is well written from dual points of view and moves quickly, but I liked that. Nothing to drag out and nothing left unfinished. My only small complaint would be the Candy Crush reference in 2005, timings a little off on that one.




Mira Day is a Romance writer, born in the Carolinas with a passion for food. She loves the outdoors, NFL football and exclamation points! You'll usually find her working, writing or catching up with Friends on Netflix.  Mira has two Holiday Novellas published, Finding the Christmas Spirit and Choking Cupid and her debut novel, Playing House. After Runaway Road, look for her third book, Bourbon and the Midnight Show, coming Spring of 2017.


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