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On the Run

(Vagabonds #1)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  153 ratings  ·  84 reviews
This is an alternate cover edition for B014Q2VXWQ.

What if your dream became a nightmare?

Kyle Summers enjoys a carefree childhood traveling the countryside with her parents…until she discovers the electric guitar. When she first wraps her hand around its neck, she knows she was born to play it.

When she discovers boys, she realizes she has a second passion.

But music always c
Published (first published August 30th 2015)
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Feb 25, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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People say you can't fall in love in high school,
But I did.
As soon as I saw it, touched it, heard it,
I was in love.
And we make beautiful music together.
Yeah, my electric guitar and I.

When I finally get my chance, my big break,
I go all out, proving that I'm born to play,
Born to perform,
Born to rock.

And then I meet him,
Rock star CJ Slavin,
And everything just gets clearer.
The music finally makes sense
And means so much more.
This is one riff that I never w
Jezabell Girl
Oh to be starting out on the journey of life again at the tender age of 16. All that anticipation, promise, hope, determination and of course….. sex! Welcome to the life of Kyle Summers as she tells the story of her life leading up to the formation of The Vagabonds, an all girl band set to turn the world upside down.

I knew when Jade C Jamison said this story was going to be about an all girl band that I needed to read this book and I wasn’t disappointed. The story sets out at a steady pace and b
Kelly 'Perusing Princesses blog'
As soon as I read the dedication to heavy rock matriarch, Lita Ford, I just knew Jade meant business with this baby, and Kyle Summers' initiation into the musical world of rock was a journey that I won't be forgetting anytime soon.

Kyle Summers is a girl with a passion. Her love of music one that has been with her for as long as she can remember. A daughter of two free-spirited parents whom spent many years travelling when she was young; schooling on the road didn't make way for many friendships.
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
Poor Barbie...she didn't get a pink tour bus
I was very excited about starting this new series by Jade C. Jamison. I really enjoy her writing style and I was ready to be immersed in the music industry. This author does it right. She doesn't just throw the rockstar title around. Nope, she gives her readers what they crave. You can go in knowing you're gonna get the whole experience. The music that flows through the veins of the born-to-rock characters. The song lyrics that speak to you because you
Ginni Hall
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
YES!YES!YES! I was just complaining on Facebook the other day that I needed a book with a little more UMPH! I GOT IT!! Jade C. Jamison did a FANTASTIC job on this book!! This book did not NEED the sex in order to make the story! I was very impressed with Jade’s writing, and her ability to SUCK ME IN! She laid the ground work out VERY well for this series! I cannot WAIT to read more!!

I loved Kyle! I fell in love with her from the start! I can’t wait to see what adventures Jade takes this girl dow
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Jades book! Pardon my typing I am on my phone on lunch. My real review will be out tonight when I get home.

In this book we Kyle she is a young in a small town of Colorado who did not grow up like the rest of us. She moved around didn't really have friends just her guitar. Which benefits her well, she does the school tablet show and everything changes for her.
Right after the talent school Kyle finds herself talking to the quarter back of the football team and soon he is her boyfriend. Al
Romance Readers Retreat
On The Run is Kyle Summers story and written in her POV.

Kyle has grown up with laid back hippy parents and lived the normadic lifestyle, she's traveled and been homeschooled.

I found it to be slow paced at the start as there was a lot of Kyle's background story,but it soon picked up the pace when she is offered a position in the all girl group soon to become Vagabonds.

I really liked Kyle she was a good strong willed character and had a no nonsense attitude going on, didn't suffer fools lightly, I
Marcie Wegner
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

What I wouldn't give for a childhood like Kyle Summers. Homeschooled, traveling around with "hippie" parents, free to be, until they settle down and she discovers the guitar and her gift for music. And then boys. And then the music industry discovers her. Is this teenager ready for all that the music industry entails.?

This book is the beginning of Kyle's story, her roots in the music industry. Her character is being developed, both as a person by her experiences and by the author ( who does a g
L.A. Remenicky
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-of-2015
It’s been a couple of days since I finished On Th Run and I still am having trouble putting my thoughts about this book into words. I love this book and I am anxiously awaiting book 2 in this series. You can feel the story starting to build and I think it’s going to be epic. It’s going to rank right up there with Bullet. I mean, who doesn’t love a coming of age story? Kyle Summers is living the dream… playing her guitar in an all-girl band, going on the road, fame and fortune are surely soon to ...more
Nancy Metsch
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW!!! Jade did it again
I really like Kyle. To me she's someone I wished I could have been back when I was younger. She had her sights set on a hutge picture and just kept reaching for her dreams....I know this series is suppose to be for young adults. But I will read the whole series cause I love all that Jade writes
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yahhhh another rock romance series and not just any series this one is written by the queen of rock romance, Jade C. Jameson. When her named is linked to a book you know it’s going to be good and this first book about the newly formed all girl rock band the Vagabonds, does not disappoint.

On The Run is about a 16-year old, with a kickass name of Kyle Summers, who is a genius when it comes to the electric guitar and knows how to rock out to her favorite music. It tells you of her childhood and hip
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

On The Run is the first book in this new series from Ms Jamison. Although it will feel a bit like a NA book, it isn't.

We all have our favourite band or rock star, but how many of us really know how they got their start?

On The Run is a look at how Kyle and her fellow members of their all girl rock band the Vagabonds got their start.

I liked Kyle right from the get go. She is a bad ass rock chick who takes no crap from anybody - I think we could be best friends! No
Loraine Oliver
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Loraine by: copy received for honest review
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On the Run by Jade C. Jamison is her first book in the new series Vagabonds and it starts off really good. Kyle is a young girl we first meet when she is being home schooled by her mom and dad, and and living all over the country never staying anywhere for too long. Her parents grew up in the 80"s together and had that hippie mindset! She finally gets to go to high school, and her parents settle in Colorado so she can go to the same school for the next few years. Her father starts teaching at a ...more
Melinda ~ Twinsie Talk
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

I love Jade's books especially her rocker books so you can imagine my excitement when I found out she was releasing an all female rocker book. This is a great start to what seems to be a wonderful series.

Kyle grew up traveling with her parents and being home schooled. However, they layed down roots long enough for Kyle to attend high school. Things were going well she had her first moment to shine at her school talent show and met Decker but
Books Laid Bare
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First in a three part series, detailing the escapades of the Vagabonds, an all-girl band.
This is Kyle’s story and told from her POV it is a warts and all exposé of her life, so far and she has certainly packed plenty in to her 17 years.
Playing lead guitar with the band is what she was put on this planet to do, it is her absolute passion and along with Barbie, Liz, Kelly and Vicki they are working their butts off to make it in a world where they refuse to be the side show, the cute attraction, th
Jul 05, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

On The Run is the first book in a three part series entitled, The Vagabonds, by Jade C. Jamison. It chronicles the life, and the rise and fall of the Vagabonds as a band, and Kyle Summers, the narrator of the book, and the lead guitarist for the Vagabonds. The Prologue to On The Run catches your attention and sets up the telling of the story, which begins with Kyle Summers as a 15/16 year old girl, and takes us basically on a day-to-day journey.

I have
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been on the edge of my seat waiting for On the Run (Vagabonds, #1) since Jade C. Jamison announced she was starting to write it. No one writes rock-n-roll and romance like Jade. Her Bullet series is still in my top five favorite series, and after reading book one of Vagabonds, I know this will be in that list as well. Again, I was blown away with Jade’s ability to grab me immediately and suck me into the literary world she has created and leave me begging for more.
Book one sets the stage
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AHHHH This book is amazing. Ok yeah I know you won’t just one-click it based off that statement but trust me it’s a great read. One of the things I love about this books is the angst and the Young Adult feel of it…trust me it’s not a YA novel but t
Becky Carter Nichols
4 ☆Kick Ass Girls☆ Stars

In true Jade fashion, she has wrote a book in a new series that I really enjoyed! On The Run is book 1 of a 3 part series that is about an all girl band called the Vagabonds. If you like Jade's other books (especially Bullet) then you will have no trouble loving this one!!

One The Run is Kyle's story. Kyle Summers is the lead guitarist in the band The Vagabonds. We are introduced to all of her band mates, Barbie, Liz, Vicki and Kelly. OTR is told from Kyle's POV and captu
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow...and YES!!! If the Nicki Sosebee series and the Bullet boys had a baby, I think this would be the result. I have always been a huge fan of Jamison's work, whether she wrote about a naughty, sexy reporter and her bedroom antics or about a hot young rock band with a lot of angst and serious problems.
On the Run is the start of another really cool series, but this time about a young girl who always had a bigger love and passion for her music than anything else...and would do almost anything to
Julie Kirby
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks for the opportunity in reading the start of this new series, Vagabonds.
It’s going to be a trilogy, we are getting to grips with the band members, firstly, we meet Kyle, an only Child to her parents who are a laid back couple. She spent most of her youth living a nomadic life, she has a deep passion for the guitar, playing with such a pave and skill a teenager shouldn’t be able to.

Kyle tells the story from her perspective, we learn how as a teenager, her life goes from carefree teen to tro
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
She lived her young life travelling with her parents and being home schooled before setting down roots. She has her first bf and exeriences many new things with him. Kyle loves music. More importantly she loves to play guitar. Her talent leads a manager her way and he wants her to be part of an all girl band.
The story moves at a fast pace from Kyle being a young girl to her being 17 and in a new band. She experiences love and lust, new friendships and various personalities. I can't wait to see t
K.A. Graham
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love me some rock n roll…Jade C. Jamison style, and she’s sucked me in once again, with the story of the all girls band, Vagabonds. We’re introduced to Kyle Summers, who has basically been the “outcast rock chick who plays guitar” since she was a kid. Living with free spirited parents who travel around, she’s never really made friends, but that doesn’t deter her from what she really wants; and that’s to be a guitar god.

Her family finally settles in one place, but with it comes drama and unexpec
Pam Nelson
Oct 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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So first I liked it didn't love it but was in really big like with this book.
First Kyle as a first name for a girl totally cool might not be conventional but it worked.
Getting to be home schooled and travel at such a young age that's like every kids dream. Or I would hope so it was mine.
Then getting to go to public school right when you do need friends and get to kind of fine your self.
And boy howdy does she find her passion, music and the girl can rock out.
Her parents where supportive if not
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Having a boy’s name and having free spirited Hippies as parents Kyle had it rough. She was home schooled or road schooled for a while. Then she finally settled down in California. During the road schooling she fell in love with music, so much so she could play the guitar. Her sophomore year she was playing a mix of things. She audition for the school talent show and sure enough she g
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On the Run: (Vagabonds Book 1)

Five Shiny Stars.

Vagabonds follows the story of Kyle Summers on her rise to fame and fortune.

We first meet Kyle when she's very young. She's a good girl with a seemingly idyllic life on the road with her parents, never settling in one place for long. That is until her parents decide they need to settle so she can make friends and go to school like a regular kid. It was then that Kyle discovered her love for the guitar, and the rest as they say is history!

Music is he
Mollien Fote Osterman
5 Gibson Guitars

This book was so good. I could not put it down. When I finished it, I felt a huge let down. Thank goodness I will be reading book 2, On the Road soon. I can’t wait to see what is in store for Kyle and her band mates.
Kyle is raised by her hippy parents living on the road until high school. That is when her parents finally settled down and put down roots in a small college town. Even though Kyle never attended a formal school before, she was able to make friends, but she n
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vagabond : noun, A person who moves from place to place without a permanent home.

I just finished Vagabonds, On The Run and I really enjoyed this! This is a new series for Jade and I couldn't wait to just gobble this up! This story revolves around Kyle Summers and how Vagabonds was made. It starts out to me with an awesome prologue. It pulled me in from the get go and I just had to know her story. This gives us insight into how things were for Kyle, how she grew up and where she is now once we .
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
On The Run is the first book in the Vagabond Series and I really enjoyed it. I felt that this book was the character building book so that we could look into the lives of the girls in this rocker series with Kyle Summers as the main character. The 5 girls that form the band called Vagabonds are Kyle, Vicki, Kelly, Liz, and Barbie. This story is kind of a coming of age. The girls are around 16-17 years old. In high school and getting ready to tour with their band.

I think this book started off sl
Michelle Austin
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
On the Run is the first book in the "Vagabonds" adult Rock star romance series from Jade C. Jamison.

I love reading rock star romance and I really enjoyed this one.
Kyle Summers loves rock music and decides to enter a talent contest at her high school. After the contest her life starts to go in all sorts of directions.
She finds that her parents are splitting which pushes her into accepting a party invite by Decker. Besides music Kyle discovers she also really enjoys sex.
As things move forward for
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Jade C. Jamison is a steamy romance author, heavy metal fangirl, wife and mom, coffee connoisseur, cat lover, and vegan foodie--not necessarily in that order. She loves life and believes we learn our wisest lessons when reading, especially fiction. Her heroines are fierce, her heroes all but broken, both seeking redemption together

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