Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Running Wild by Susan Andersen {ARC Review}

Running Wild (Sisterhood Diaries #4)
by Susan Andersen

They can't escape the heat… 

Magdalene Deluca isn't the damsel-in-distress type. But if she has to involve a stranger in a dangerous chase through South America, she's glad Finn Kavanagh's the guy she sucked into her problems. Very glad. The man oozes sex and magnetic confidence. And since their connection is steamier than the sultry rain forest, why waste time resisting him?

Finn's peaceful vacation is blown to bits the second Mags strides into view. For years he's ignored his family's pleas to settle down. Now he's falling hard for a blonde force of nature who's allergic to commitment. First he has to keep Mags safe as they search for her missing parents. Then they can determine if it's time to stop running—and take a chance on the wildest thrill he's ever known…

Going into Running Wild I had no idea that it was part of a series but, luckily, other than not knowing the family and friends that were introduced at the end, I didn't feel like I was missing anything. And, of course, this being my first Susan Andersen read I wasn't really sure what to expect but I really enjoyed this one.

Mags and Finn are thrown together right off the bat when Finn helps rescue Mags from a Cartel henchman that's trying to use her as leverage against her parents. Finn, being the nice guy that he is, gets thrown into a whole lot more than he bargained for when he decides to escort Mags through the Amazon to help her find her missing parents.

While there's a good bit of adventure in Running Wild, I wouldn't say that it's exactly suspenseful, per se, but there was enough danger to hold my interest. The main focus, though, is definitely the budding romance between Finn and Mags.

Having been shipped off to boarding school in the states as soon as she hit her teens, Mags isn't the type to form lasting relationships, and Finn is at a point in his life where he's trying to decide if he's ready to settle down or continue his man-whoring ways. To say these two butt heads a bit would be a huge understatement, but once they get to know each other they start to understand why they are the way they are.

Even though Running Wild wasn't exactly what I was hoping for, and the climax was majorly anticlimactic, to say the least, I really did enjoy this one... Add in the fact that there was no unnecessary drama or requisite breakup towards the end and that definitely bumped it up a star for me.

Disclosure: I was provided with an ARC of Running Wild through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


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