Lissa's Review: Run Away With Me (Come Back to Me #3) by Mila Gray
APC PUBLISHER: Simon Pulse RELEASED: November 28, 2017 GENRE: YA, ROMANCE LENGTH: 368 pages FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK
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Emerson Lowe and popular ice-hockey player Jake McCallister have been best friends since third grade but just as their friendship starts to morph into something more, a terrible event occurs that heralds the end of innocence for both of them. Within a week, Jake’s living on the other side of the country and Emerson is left alone to pick up the pieces of her life in a small town determined to paint her as a liar.
Seven years on and Emerson is still living on the beautiful Pacific West island of Bainbridge, helping her family run their outdoor adventure company. The last thing she needs is Jake turning up, bringing with him old memories and opening up old wounds. But Jake—even better looking than Emerson remembered and on the cusp of a bright sporting future—seems determined to revive their friendship no matter how much Emerson tries to push him away and soon they’re in the midst of a passionate summer romance that neither of them wants to end.
But if they’re to have any kind of future, they’re first going to need to confront the past, a past that most people want to stay buried. THREE BOUNDLESS STARS
Run Away with Me really is a complicated romance between Emerson and Jake. Jake left years ago, without even a goodbye. But suddenly shows up. Emerson isn’t happy and tries to deny Jake’s pull as long as she can. But based on the description of his hotness, that would only be so long. I really enjoyed this story. It was very heartfelt. But as much as I enjoyed it. I didn’t connect with the characters on an emotional level. Which is a big thing for me, I crave that connection. It is written well. But there is just so much going on. It’s like everything was crammed into the story. I think if it was just focused on the two of them, really getting to know each other again. It would have made a different feel. This is #3 three in the series, which I didn’t realize initially. So maybe that’s why I felt a bit out of the loop? Overall, this is a solid Three Boundless Stars.