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Running Back to You

(Running #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  1,014 ratings  ·  110 reviews
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Juliette Fletcher is a girl with a plan. Not one to sit back and wait for life to happen, she moves back home after graduation and begins to carve out a life for herself.

Evan McGuire is desperate for a fresh start. His career in the NFL depends on it. Years of partying and carefree living have caught up with him. After buying a beach h
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Published June 28th 2014 (first published August 6th 2013)
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Suzanne Sweeney
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
Thinking about changing the cover to attract more readers! Thoughts?

Anne OK
Apr 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-reads
I can’t believe that I didn’t pick this one up a year ago! I’m a sports-theme romance addict but yet I missed this one when it was released.

The start was a little slow but it developed nicely and then I was all in and well satisfied. I like the main characters Evan and Juliette, along with a great cast of supporting characters, who I hope to see more of in the next book. Of course, the sports-theme is always an bonus rush and it is balanced well with the spice and suspense.

Great start with an i
5+stars for me!!


I LOVED this story so much that I purchased the second book before I even finished with this first and that is rare for me. Usually I like to follow a book all the way through to the end, so that I don’t make a rushed decision and buy a book that I don’t want.

I absolutely love Evan and Juliette.. Their love story starts with an unexpected encounter that they both feel and they are immediately drawn to each other. There isn't anything about this book that I
Oct 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, r2r
To be quite honest, I've come to expect very little from new indie romance novels. So often, they're poorly written and edited and difficult to get through. The reason I keep reading them, though, is that every once in a while I'll come across a hidden gem...and that makes it all worthwhile. Running Back to You is one of those gems. This book was well crafted, effectively written and edited and contained very few errors. The characters were well fleshed-out and the plot made sense. Was it perfec ...more
Jun 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

I started reading during my lunch hour today and wound up reading straight through the afternoon. I literally could not put it down.


The characters are well developed. I could clearly picture them. I especially enjoyed the strong cast of supporting characters. Dialogue was spot on and true to life (one of my pet peeves). I've never been to the Jersey Shore but I feel like I could drive around Point Pleasant with no proble
Jun 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites-read
I received this book with a promise of a honest review. This story has all of the things I love in my romance books; an Alpha male , a girl who was mistreated in her last relationship and a sexual attraction that left me hot and bothered . There were funny parts , sexy scenes, suspense , drama and a love that neither of them imagined , but was just what they both needed . This book is now on my favorite couples list . I can hardly wait for the second book .
The characters in this book are well established right from the beginning.(Strong character driven books are important to me.) The author also gives lively descriptions of the various important locations without wasting time on unimportant details.
Although I only got to read the first chapter of this book I'm already drawn into the story and can't wait to read the entire book.


I loved the 2 main characters in this book. Evan and Jett. Evan is totally hot and a
Amanda Lee Disheveled Book Blog
This is my first Beta-read. I’m very happy with this book, and can’t wait for the next book. The author does a great job with characterization of the people in her book. Very often in books I have a low interest in the “side” characters, in this book I was hoping for the best for everyone. I’d love to see stories about Derek, Emmy, and Auggie, they could all have their own books. I can already see Emmy and Adam happening and Grant coming back to throw in a curve ball and a little drama.
So on to
Muriel Bean
Jun 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First off, I should note that I am a fan of longer stories. I am so tired of stories that are essentially “wham, bam, we are in lust/love!” I was so glad that this was a story that was allowed to build, progress and give the reader an opportunity to become invested in the characters. For me, character development is the most important element of a good book and I felt we were allowed to fully engage in Jette and Evan.

Also, I don’t know when I’ve read a story with a more likeable set of supporti
Ok, now that I've had some time to process this book.... I will try to put together a worthy review.

I.LOVE.THIS.BOOK! There isn't anything about this book that I didn't like. The story flowed right from the beginning & a just loved watching the love between Evan & Juliette grow. It was nice to read about people taking the time to get to know each other, rather than hitting the sheets right off the bat. I thought that the struggles that each of the main characters went through & will
Aug 12, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I seriously think this whole book took place in the length of a month?

It was highly unrealistic. So much so that it was unbelievable, therefore made me not like it. I know I'm in the minority but nope, sorry just did not do it for me.

One upside: hot steamy scenes that were well written.
Jan 23, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
It was OK, I found Jette a bit whiney and the story could have had a bit more suspense. I thought the book overall was a bit of a slog.
Mar 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Received from NetGalley for a honest review. A long time ago but forgot to post my review. So,long ago, that I had to re-read it.
"Running Back to You" was a enjoyable read. (Again) I liked the main characters, Juliette (Jett) and Evan, even if Jett was a little bit winey at times. They seemed to have an immediate connection and an instant chemistry that carried through the story. A nice sporty romance.
Lucinda Claire
Aug 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shmexy
"Running Back to You" was a very enjoyable read. I liked the main characters, Juliette (Jett) and Evan. They seemed to have an immediate connection and an instant chemistry that carried through the story. There was a terrific list of supporting characters – Evan and Juliette’s friends – who contributed a great deal throughout as well.

Juliette is characterized as a strong woman, who, although she’s been hurt in past relationships, is willing to take a chance with Evan, the handsome New Jersey Se
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book started off capturing my interests right away. I'm a dog lover so I loved the references including her dog; especially because I have a boxer, too. I loved how "recent" this book felt with the mentioning of the storm in Jersey. I always feel some type of connection to a book when I can relate back to a big event that took place and is talked about in a book. Describing the two most gorgeous men in New Jersey as Channing Tatum and Liam Hemsworth look-alikes sure did help with my imaginat ...more
**I received a beta copy in exchange for an honest review**

Let me start by saying that I am so glad I had the opportunity to read this book. There were so many things I enjoyed about it. The story is about Juliette or Jette as her friends call her, who has just moved back to New Jersey after finishing culinary school. She moves in with her high school bestie, Auggie. One morning while she is running on the beach she literally runs into Evan, who she has seen before around the small coastal town
Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Evan McGuire.

That name should be enough.

I have a new book boyfriend.


No, in all seriousness, I LOVED this book. It had a strong leading female, which I love. We get flirtacious banter, drama, angst, some steamy love scenes, great relationships outside of the main couple, etc.

Jette was strong and wanted to take care of herself, but she also started to realize that it's ok to let someone take care of you sometimes. She loves
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review of Running Back to You. I can honestly say I really liked this story. I believe Suzanne gave the reader a complete story, it wasn't rushed or lacking in backstory. We have Jette, a recent college graduate, coming home to begin her career and we have Evan who has recently moved to her hometown to be a part a NFL team as their quarterback. A fact that Jette doesn't realize until well into their relationship. Which is good, Jette gets to know Evan ...more
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**A beta version was given to me from the author for an honest review.**

I really enjoyed this book. What a great story! I wish that there was a 4.5 star option as I felt that it deserved more than 4 stars but not quite 5 as it started a little slow for me but boy did it pick up.

I loved the fact that this was a full length novel and that the characters were so well developed. It seems like I've been reading a great deal of romances lately where I haven't felt like I ha
Shawna Christian
Running Back to You

I was very lucky to have been given a beta book to read and let me just say it was one of the best books that I have read. I LOVED IT!! Evan and Juliette are the ultimate couple, yes they have their insecurites and conflicts but when it comes down to it they are committed to one another on every level. Auggie is the best friend that everyone wishes they had. It is great to see the relationships between all of the characters grow and blossom into these amazing friendships and t
Catherine Arnaud
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First I would like to thanks for receiving a copy of this book. I really like the story between Even and Jette.
He is a famous football player , who made many mistakes with his life, wich put his carreer at risk. He is beautiful , famous, rich and has any woman he desires.
Jette is a simple woman, who is starting her profissional life. Shebis beautiful, but shevthinks she has nothing that special. Their paths cross and they fell for each other . He thinks that Jette is his chance of a new life, bu
Anne Hultgren
Jun 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to get an arc of this book and I could not have been happier! This is a really sweet story with some hot characters. I loved not only the main characters but also the secondary friends. This book set me up so i can't wait to read #2 in the series, I am invested and want to see where the story goes. I would have liked to hear a little more backstory of Juliette and evan's lives - why she has so much trouble trusting and a little more detail to some of Evan's sordid romantic his ...more
Oct 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the story of Juliette and Evan; average girl meets super star NFL player. It was an easy read and kept me interested the entire time. Both, Jette and Evan were very likable, as were the secondary characters.

There was definitely an insta-love relationship here (which doesn't always work for me) but I loved how the author made it work and brought it all together toward the end of the book. I loved the balance of friendship, love, sex and suspense in this book. It had it all!!

Sassy Beta Reading & Review
Running Back to You

I loved this book!!! The characters were great, the story line was fantastic. It was an overall great read. I was so happy to be selected to be a beta reader for this upcoming book and it was so worth my time. I look forward to reading more from this author.

The dialogue between the characters flowed really well. The descriptions were clear and precise and easy to visualize. It made you laugh, it made you cry, it had a little bit of suspense. Just an overall great read!

I recomm
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had the opportunity of receiving an early copy of the book. And let me tell you, it was great. I loved the characters and how they evolve in the story. The descriptions of the locations and places are wonderful. I've never been to New Jersey and I can just imagine everything that is described in the book.
Evan? Wao... my new book boyfriend. I just adore him. Juliette is a great character. She's different to what is being written nowadays. She has a great personality. Vulnerable at times but wh
Jun 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So this is the first time I've been given a beta book to read. I can tell you that I was not disappointed in this story. I really enjoyed reading it and followed along with the story from beginning to end. Being a Jersey girl & living here all my life, I could connect with almost all of the places mentioned in the book. I have seen the Nerds perform & been Point Pleasant and the Tiki Bar.

Please tell me that there will be another book. I need more! Evan is my new book boyfriend. I would l
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

i received this book for my honest review, and i have to say that this book was really good. it has the dynamics of a love story that you seldom hear in real life. but the drama of a football start and the reality of what his decisions that he has made in his life leads him to the arms of the woman he can love for the rest of his life. but to get there they have to jump hurdles and hope that the connection that they have will help them. there is drama, suspense, at some points i caught myself ho
Mary Mooney
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a beta version in exchange of my honest review, so here it is. I loved it! Such a great story, I loved the characters. The story flows well and I was hooked from the beginning and kept trying to anticipate what would happen next and didn't guess right at all. It will make you laugh, cry and make you feel like you are a part of the story. It draws you in and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I did notice a few typos but not more than any other story I have read recently. Great job Su ...more
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I absolutely loved this story. Best way to describe it is... SWOON-WORTHY! Suzanne Sweeney you did an amazing job with this one. I fell in love with Evan (and Juliette) right away. There was a little bit of everything in it: romance, secrets, drama, a psycho stalker, suspense, some really fun sex scenes and awesome supporting characters. She could easily do spinoffs for any of them and I would jump to read it.

I definitely think everyone should read this!!!

It's a series but there is no cliffhang
Nov 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Net Galley and the publisher for this ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.

I am so glad I decided on this book to read next. This really exceeded my expectations! I was hesitant with a new author, boy was I worried over nothing.

This book was a fantastic love story with a bit of suspense to it. It was also HOT without being overly graphic. I just loved this book.

The hero and heroine were a perfect fit and had immediate chemistry. The secondary characters were just as much fun. I c
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Suzanne Sweeney is a graduate of Georgian Court University where she studied Elementary Education and Sociology. For some time now, she has been sharing her love of literature with the young minds who sit before her in class each and every day. After years of teaching the art of writing, Suzanne has finally taken her own advice and put pen to paper in order to produce her debut novel, Running Back ...more

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