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4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  83 Ratings  ·  55 Reviews
Hate can take you places.

Places far away from where you belong.

When Kendall is taken by Aunt Wanda she knows nothing will ever be okay again. Aunt Wanda is an evil woman that cares about nobody but herself. The only thing keeping Kendall alive is Aunt Wanda's hatred towards her mother. Once their life of crime goes from bad to even worse, Kendall realizes if things don't
Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published December 2nd 2015 by Booktrope Editions (first published January 1st 2014)
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Feb 04, 2016 Alison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars!!!

I was given this book to read in turn for an honest review!!!

Kendall and Mason live a life on the run. Kendall with her evil aunt and Mason with his wicked mother. The only constant thing in their lives is each other. Both want to live a different life, both deserve better. Can they get away? Will they pay for their part in the crimes? Will life give them both the happiness they deserve or will one crazy decision rip them apart?

This is the first of Holly Hood’s books I have had the pl
Jul 30, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't remember how this book got onto my Kindle but I am sure glad it did! I have over one hundred books on my Kindle that I have not read yet and picked this one because it looked like an easy read by an author I had never heard of. Well, I got the first part absolutely wrong! This is not a simple read! It is heart wrencthing, bold, sexy with strong female and male characters that draw you into their crazy and sad lives. I was impressed by the writing style and I couldn't put it down waiting ...more
Krystin Sanchez
Mar 18, 2015 Krystin Sanchez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holly, you ripped my heart to pieces!!! But OMG!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! I loved it!!! I loved everything about this book, I loved the characters....I loved to hate Wanda and Peyton! There were times throughout the story I wanted to scream and just shake Kendall and Mason and make them run away...and at times knock some sense into Kendall and make her see that Mason was screwing up one too may times...but then I pulled for them throughout the entire book! I loved them! I love this ...more
Tracey Parker
Mar 11, 2015 Tracey Parker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, I am still trying to grasp all that happened in this story. It was a roller coaster of emotions. Kendall has gone through so much but her journey is just really beginning. It was a crazy wild ride reading about Kendall and Mason. To see what life gave them and how would they ever get out. Beautifully written, incredible characters, and twists, turns, and surprises keep you glued to this story. I could not put it down.
Lenna  Wright-Berry
Never read a book like this before.
Apr 09, 2015 BookWHORE rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I may of given it 4stars.. But I didn't like this book!!
It seriously hurt me!
Mary Forster
ARC given in exchange for an honest review

I didn't know what this story was about when I started reading it. I have to say that I truly enjoyed this story. The way it is written, it's like the words make you feel as you are in the story with the characters and all the emotions they go thru, you do as well. You will get drawn into the story. Kendall & Mason's story will be one that will reach your heart.

All I know is hate. I've seen to much, know to much.

Kendall was taken from her mother
Book Nook  Nuts
Apr 08, 2015 Book Nook Nuts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book: Run
Author: Holly Hood
Publication Date: 4/3/2015
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars


New to me author.

Where to begin wow is what I will say. This book took me on one hell of an emotional rollercoaster. We have Kendall who is taken at a very young age by her crazy Aunt Wanda. Wanda has let Kendall believe all her life that her mother Joy Ann is a horrible person. Kendall has lived on the run her entire life as Wanda is one heck of a bad person. Kendall is now 2
I received a complimentary e-copy of Run in exchange for an honest review.

Kendall has lived a difficult life - she's been with her evil Aunt Wanda for years. They've been moving from town to town, leaving behind a crime scene just about everywhere they've been. One bright spot in Kendall's life is Mason, who is the son of one of Wanda's friends. It's been awhile since Kendall has seen Mason, but circumstances bring Wanda and her friend back together and Kendall and Mason are reunited and their r
Mary Ward
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Mar 18, 2015 Patricia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I feel extremely lucky to have read this book. The intensity blew me away.
The cruelty of people never ceases to amaze me and the way the author portrayed family in this book was unexpected.
The unfairness Mason and Kendall have experienced in life is just unfathomable. Yet they feel safe and happy when they are together. They find a love between them which is amazing considering they have not received it in their short lives.
There was a specific part that I found myself crying like a baby. This
Linda Cotter
Mar 13, 2015 Linda Cotter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, so I've read a few books by Holly, and I havr to say that I think this one is my favorite. Absolutely.
When Kendall was still young, her Aunt Wanda came to her and took her from her horrible home. Neglected by her mother, she jumped at the chance to get away. What she didn't know was what life was waiting for her with her aunt.
Aunt Wanda, what a trip. She is now raising Kendall and teaching her about the world. But Wanda's views of the world are extremely skewed. Her idea of raising Kendall
Andrea Turner
Feb 23, 2015 Andrea Turner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is probably one of my favorites by Holly! This is a must read ladies! Watch out cause this book just might rip your heart to shreds.
Kendall is a girl that is unwanted or loved by her own. The only person she has to take care of her is her aunt, but sometimes it's better to live with the one who doesn't love you rather than the one who is supposed to. Kendall has grown up with no real place to call home, except for her best friend Mason. He is her safe haven, the one person that can br
Mar 12, 2015 Colleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW, just WOW!
This book had me gripped from the first page.
Kendall is a young woman who was taken from her mother at the age of seven and made to live the life of a criminal by her aunt Wanada.
Mason was a young man who was made to live the life of a criminal by his mother, Payton.
These two young adults have been friends for a very long time and meet up every now and then, whenever Wanda and Payton decide to work together.
Kendall and Mason don't get to experience much good in their lives. They ev
Julie Healey
I received a copy of Run for an honest review.

Holly Hood is an amazing writer. She has the ability to bring her characters to life where her reads can feel everything that they are feeling.

For me, I had a hard time getting into Run. It touches a little to close to home for me and just couldn't get my mind in the book and experience what the characters were experiencing.

For some, Run can be an eye opener to a world some do not exist. Run has the capability to bring to life the outside world wh
C Bradley
Mar 11, 2015 C Bradley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG...where to start. Oh, I know...GET THIS BOOK. Was given the book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. II couldn't put it down. Ms. Hood had me hooked from the 1st chapter. A gamut of emotions will come pouring out of you I'm sure. I felt as though I was living the life of Kendall and Mason right along with them. I hurt for them, I cried with them ( real crocodile tears, get the Kleenex tears) I can't recommend the book enough. Spoiler alert: STOP HERE IF YOU DONT WANT TO KNOW HOW IT ...more
Keatyn's Mommy
Dec 03, 2015 Keatyn's Mommy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this copy in a drawing for an honest review.

This is NOT our typical girl meets guy kind of love story. This is NOT a billionaire alpha man story. This is a story about the hardships of a young girl kidnapped by her aunt and then forced all over the country committing petty crimes and living like gypsies. But in the thick of it all Kendall is in love with her aunts bff's son. They've known each other for years and forced to endure a life on the run and fall in love despite the hell they li
Mar 13, 2015 KellyMae rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars
I was given an ARC for my honest opinion.
I went into this book with out the slightest idea of what it was about and this was my first time reading Holly Hood.
Kendall and Mason are hauled around on a crime spree by Kendall's Aunt Wanda, a despicable woman and Mason's mother just as bad as Aunt Wanda. It is all they have known since they were young children. The book takes place from June 7th - July 28th. Kendall (20) and Mason (23) spend a good portion of that time together. Crimes happ
Aug 27, 2014 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 17, 2015 JMV rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: author-review
Received from the author for a honest review. 3 1/2 stars ...If your looking of a sweet pretty romance story, this isn't it. Run is a raw messy story of a young girl and boy living the life no children should live but not knowing any different. It has drugs, robberies and murders. All and the hands of the adults who are suppose to raise them. I liked the story but felt it wasn't alway easy to follow. I do have to say that I shed a few tears.
Ave Whitfield
Mar 24, 2015 Ave Whitfield rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First, I have to say that Holly is one of my favorite authors. From the first page of this book I was hooked!!! Kendall and Mason are truly believable characters. These two endured so much throughout their unstable journey,but love was evident no matter the circumstance. I smiled reading some chapters, cried on others, stunned and amazed on a few and then my stomach plummeted!!!! It's an emotional read and it's written perfectly. I really loved this one,Holly!
Mar 16, 2015 Marylee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW! I'm speechless! Totally did not see that coming! Holly is an amazing writer! I've read a few of her books now and every time I'm completely engrossed in her writing. She continually keeps you on the edge of your seat, and you never know what is going to happen next! I look forward to reading more of her books!! Don't stop writing Holly!!!
Marie Smith fowler
Well, this book was awesome. The adventure in this book was awesome what a story. I felt so many emotions while reading this book. Especially in the end. It didn't end the way I expected but it was still good. I could not put this book down. I read it in one sitting. I hope there's a part two. I really enjoyed the story and highly recommend reading.
Keri Anderson (Gilson)
I have read the majority of Holly's books and this one is my favorite! I can't tell you the emotional roller coaster I felt while reading Run. It has been a while since a book has just grabbed me, then ripped my heart, and then turned around to make me feel whole again. I want to start reading it all over again. Seriously, get this book. You won't be disappointed.
Jodi Ciorciari-marinich
enjoy the story f Kendall and Mason. Most of it broke my heart but it is what needed to happen for these two. It was beautifully written and fast paced which i liked. I dont know who I thought was crazier her aunt or his mother but boy oh boy they were dozies...worth reading and great job by holly
Jessie Warwick
Mar 13, 2015 Jessie Warwick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. Great book. I was hooked from the get go. The ending had me bawling. I did not think it would end like that. Amazing work by holly.
Jodi Nichols
Mar 28, 2015 Jodi Nichols rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book started out a bit strange for me but it all came together by the end!..Even thoughhe went through and did some crazy things, I loved Mason. He was all about being there for Kendall!
Jan 01, 2016 Peggy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reads-2015
Complimentary copy provided by author for an honest review. OMG what a story, I just love the books from Holly.
It's definitely a must read!!!!

review will be followed
Jenn Jacobo
Mar 11, 2015 Jenn Jacobo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow. This was a great book. Could not put it down!!!!!!
Holly Hood
Jan 17, 2014 Holly Hood rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
A favorite of mine.
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