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12.30.2012

Dead Running/Dying to Run Reviews with Giveaway

Dead Running and Dying to Run
by Cami Checketts

Dead Running
When Cassidy Christensen wins the entrance into the St. George Marathon, she is about start running for her life.  Two years before her parents were brutally murdered by mercenaries and for some reason the killers think her father is still alive and that Cassidy is the key to finding him.  

As Cassidy tries to make sense of the turmoil in her life, she discovers that she is being followed!   What Muscle Man and Greasy Beanpole want with her and her family has her concerned, but they threatened to do more if she tells anyone.

The one positive aspect of her intense, but brutal marathon training is that it has brought her into contact with two very different men who intrigue her.  But who can she trust?  Jesse, whom she nicknamed Dr. Tattoo?  Or Damon, whom every woman seems to think is perfection?

As the date of St. George's draws nearer, the danger increases.  But when the killers target Cassidy's pregnant sister-in-law two lives hang in the balance.  Who will the mercenaries go after next to get to Cassidy and her dead father?  Will Cassidy even make it to the starting line much less the finish line?

Dead Running is filled with mishaps as Cassidy a non-runner prepares for a marathon she never planned on entering.  Some of Cassidy's mishaps may scare non-runners from any long distance events!

I was provided a copy of this book by the author for the purpose of this review.

Dying to Run

Two weeks have passed since the St. George Marathon debacle, when the peaceful night is shattered by a gunshot.  Someone is trying to break into her house.  Can Cassidy warn Nana before it is too late?

As the two women try to keep Damon out, Cassidy calls the police.  But Damon escapes before the police make it into the house.  Meanwhile the man sent to protect Cassidy is lying on her floor with a gunshot wound to his chest.

But Damon is not to be thwarted and Cassidy is still in danger.  When Damon manages to elude the police and kidnap Cassidy who will save her from certain death?

Damon is taking her to Ramirez in yet another attempt to capture her father.  When Cassidy learns that the one person she thought she could trust is leading her father into this ambush her heart sinks.  How can she save her father when she is being held on a hidden ranch in a windowless basement with an armed guard just outside the door?

Of the two titles, I preferred Dead Running to Dying to Run, but part of this might be due to the shorter format as Dying to Run was only 66 pages long. But the 66 pages packs a lot of action into these few pages.   I also agree with Nana that Cassidy is a brat!

I was provided a digital copy of this title for the purpose of this review.

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