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Running from Romeo

(Romeo #1)

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  578 ratings  ·  102 reviews
Emilia King is entering her senior year at Santa Barbara University. For the past three years, she lived in the library – doing what she knows best – focusing on her studies and forgetting her past…a past that has forever changed her life. But this year marks a new beginning…

Logan Prescott is not only the hottest guy on campus, he’s heir to a billionaire hotel fortune. Emi
ebook, 345 pages
Published September 1st 2013 by Amazon (first published June 1st 2013)
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Welcome to the newest episode of The Next Been Done Before! Today's episode contains a heroine so beautiful that she can't see it herself even when roughly every guy she meets tells her so. We also have a hero who's most valued characteristic is his piercing eye color and how out of this world handsome he is. For good measure we throw in some deaths in their backgrounds, some martial problems among his or her parents, and something sexual in the past that could cause trauma for one of
Jun 12, 2013 added it

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I have no idea how to rate this, I have such conflicting emotions toward this book. GOD WHY photo: Why god, WHY? 0000y3t8-1.gif
It's like a hate annoyed addiction and I can't even explain. I will have to read this a second time knowing what i know now so I can honestly rate it without being annoyed. This is also the authors first book, and authors always grow with every book they write. She also has more balls than I ever could for writing and putting her work out for people to read and to take the criticism that come with
Ligia Hernandez
Sep 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I really enjoyed reading this book...

I loved how Logan pursued Emilia, all the romantic dates, gifts, EMAILS they share, were amazing!!

Logan was simply amazing, so romantic, sweet and mysterious... I loved they way he was always so patient, loving and attentive!

Emilia was a great character, although there were times were I wanted to slap her, so she would wake up and say Hell Yes to Logan... I understood all the emotions and drama that she went through, but Logan deserve a chance to be happy wit
This book could have been really good. The premise sounded great…right up my alley…exactly my type of book. I love NA books and the description of this book screamed at me. I couldn’t wait to start it.

Unfortunately, that was the end of my excitement. The book started out ok. But I quickly found I had some issues. According to my kindle, this book has 833 pages. Now, I’m not scared of long books. I actually prefer long books to shorter books that have cliffhangers or abrupt endings and sequels.
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
I liked it at first, but then I didn't. it reminds me of fifty shades, you know the interview and the emails. it is not as good as I expected. To be fair I think that's because I set such high expectations for it. umm but wait, frankly…I didn't get the chemistry between our hero and heroine here. seriously. I thought a rich guy would be an alpha male or possessive a little? but I didn't found it here. how about Tyler? Sutton's son, and Luke? I know they said, 'take it wisely and slowly' but I st ...more
Sep 21, 2013 rated it did not like it
I really hate being critical of an author's first book. So let's start with the positives -- the romantic trope of a mega rich bad boy turned around by a working-class, scholarship student with a love of Shakespeare and Jane Austen is always a good one, as is the sweet innocent girl harboring secrets and the scars of childhood trauma, both of which are in this book. Here's where I had difficulty -- The book had serious pacing and plot structure problems, made worse by SO MUCH unnecessary garbage ...more
Aug 15, 2014 rated it did not like it
This story had such potential, but was executed so poorly that it’s not even funny...What's with the 100 page song lyrics, seriously?!

Logan was sort of OK -until he started to behave like a pussy whipped momma’s boy- with no good reason at all, and that seriously pissed me off!
Emilia was so annoying, that I can’t even think about her without wanting to smash my computer or my head, for that matter, against the wall!!! Frigid, tired all the time, whiny, spineless moron!


To be honest, their chemis
Aparajita Mukherjee
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
I found this book to be excessively lengthy, a lot of minute details that could have been done without. There is a lot of 'giggling' and one also gets to know the 'lyrics' of some nice songs which nevertheless conform to the moods of the characters but I thought them to be quite unnecessary. That said, the chemistry among the characters is good. Logan seems like a great guy but, as Emilia feels, it is hard to believe a person could change so much in such short time. The friendship of Bryn and Em ...more
Karen Lucas
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Bought this book for my 18 year old niece who absolutely LOVED it! She said her heart was pumping all the way throughout the book. She's going away to college this summer, and can't wait to meet her Romeo now. :) ...more
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2013
I reviewed this book at MustReadBooksOrDie with my friend Shelley.

Shel: I'm going to start with the setting, unusual maybe?, but it seemed like one of the main why not? Diane Mannino set this novel in the beautiful city of Santa Barbara. I've never been to Santa Barbara but the descriptions in this novel have me considering it as a future vacation destination. It seemed so lush and balmy and beautiful...and the perfect setting for her characters, Emilia and Logan.

Court: I though
Elicia Cheah
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
You can also find this review at http://girlinthewoodsreviews.blogspot...

Detailed Review: In the case of this book, it wasn't the story that really drew my attention, but the details and the setting and the characters. The main characters were really the deal for me. They made me cry and laugh and do other things I wouldn't have done while reading other books.

Even though the story was simple, it still managed to affect me, because it was a contemporary, which meant it could happen in real life a
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-for-review
At the end, I realized that nothing actually happened.

This review is written in complete honesty. Some will like RUNNING FROM ROMEO and some will not.

I can only give it a rating between 1 to 1.5 stars. I finished the book – with not much joy – I will rate it just like this. But seriously… this…I am speechless…and annoyed as hell.

Let’s just begin with the one thing I thought it was actually pretty ridiculous.

The number of song lyrics in this story is too damn high!

I like it if authors menti
Rebecca A
Crossposted at my book blog: Vicariously!\

-Originally given 3.5 stars, but I refuse to lower that to 3 because goodreads, wonderful site that it is, has not made a way for us to give half stars-

Do not ever doubt my love for this book. Never. Because, while it was a hard start for me (small complaints: the dialogue seemed stilted, imagined, and not real, I didn't like the pacing), but I got to page 44 and that was it. Two hours later I was done and staring at Margaret (who is my NOOK) aghast.

Oct 06, 2014 rated it liked it
I was really intrigued with both the plot story and the cover. It had me at the cover, even if it was different and artistic… The story on the other hand. Let me bust out my list.

I had 9 major issues with this book:

1. It was too long. Awfully long.

2. It was repetitive in a annoying way. The characters did the same things everyday. They drank, they studied (in a fairy-tale way), they cuddled (Logan and Emilia) and…oh well it was so repetitive that I started to forget and everything turned into
Zoe and the Edge
The writing is not very good. Clumsy in fact. Not only does it have that cheesy five-guys-are-obsessed-with-the-very-boring-heroine, everyone reacts really strongly in this book. It's almost overreact, but not quite. Even though the author doesn't intend it that way, the relationship felt like a whole lot of emotional abuse. There's the occasional joke that had me smiling on the inside, but it didn't quite outbalance the amount of poor jokes. After a while, I learned to ignore the awkward writin ...more
Jan 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
First off, I really enjoyed the characters in Running from Romeo, even if there were moments I wanted to slap them silly. I think that may be the sign of a good book. Getting emotionally involved in their situation and what is going to happen. That being said, this is a cliffhanger. This is a rip-your-heart-out and show it to you cliffhanger. As soon as I finished Running from Romeo, I had to start reading Waiting for Romeo just so I could find out what happened next.

Emilia is a senior in colleg
Jun 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: on-my-phone
Um...what the fuck? I took a break from this book because I had finals to study for but since I'm on summer break now, I decided to get back to reading this. Honestly, the story was cute throughout (minus a few parts where I wanted to throw up because of the many terms of endearment), but besides that, the story was okay. There were times when I really got into the story and how realistic the whole plot was. However, it was hard sometimes to think how good-natured Logan became after a lifetime o ...more
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
I felt this book was dragging and just wouldn't end. Although the concept of the book sounds great and very eye catching the content within the book doesn't match up unfortunately. The storyline was very slow paced and very repetitive. At some point in he book I got bored and predicted what was about to happen next as it was slightly predictable. Maybe if the length of the book wasn't so long and repetitive this book would of been better. Also there was a few editing mistakes which was annoying! ...more
Nov 10, 2015 rated it did not like it
Let me tell you the book's preview screamed that it should be read...Good looking-megarich-manwhore falls for the unasuming beautiful smart girl that loves Shakespeare...(yeah totally my thing)BUT

*The pacing(worse than an Indian tragedy)

*Unneccesry walks BY EMILIA-there were a lot of those since the book had more than 800 pages

*the frequent songs that i don't even like destroyed the story for me.
AND the word giggle was used so frequently that I started wondering that maybe Emilia will get a loc
Nancy Hicks
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What an exciting read! It takes me back to my younger, love, great friends and FUN! Santa Barbara was the perfect setting for this trip down memory lane. The characters, some you love, some you hate or love to hate make for a winning combination. The relationships are cleverly constructed by Ms. Mannino and evoke a range of emotions right up to the end. I wait in eager anticipation of the sequel to see what happens next!
Carrie Gaeir
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Once I started, I couldn't stop! Running from Romeo captivated my attention from the start with believable characters and descriptive imagery that made it so easy to feel like I was watching a movie in my head. Great books will do that! I fell in love with Emilia King and was intrigued by her complexities just under the surface of a seemingly perfect facade. She is relatable and likable. I can't wait to read the sequel and find out how Emilia deals with her Romeo. ...more
Joy (Cheery♡Reads)
Jul 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
A very big thank you to Irresistible Reads Book Tours, the Tour Host, for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Check out my review for this book here.

Anne Butler
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down. Perfect book for the summer. I fell in love with the characters and didn't want this book to end. I hope a sequel is soon too follow. I highly recommend this book to other Young Adult readers. ...more
Mary Jenkins
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read this book over a rainy weekend and I couldn't put it down. I was really drawn in to the characters and the story. So sad it's done. I really hope another book is forthcoming but I want to see what happens. ...more
Sep 06, 2013 rated it liked it
After 726158404027281 pages... BOOM! Major CLIFFHANGER! @$#*+=€£*&!!! Why do I torture myself??? :(
Nov 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
Devina White
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oct 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Such a cliffhanger! HUHU 3 Cannot wait to read the next one!
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Jul 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Rather Be Reading YA

I received this book through Irresistible Reads in exchange for an honest review.

Running from Romeo was my first new adult book so I wasn't sure what to expect. It's a very long book. I'm not sure how many pages it is, but my Kindle has it at 12767 "locations" and most YA books I read are 3000-5000. I feel like the reason for the length is that there's a lot of filler, particularly Emilia's and Logan's dates (which got repetitive because they were all pretty much the same) an
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