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Running to You

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Home, love, and possibilities he never imagined are waiting for Billy Joe to claim them. But first he needs to escape the horrors of his past.

A twisted act of cruelty and prejudice drives Billy Joe from his Mississippi home, and he makes it as far as Pennsylvania—where his car breaks down just as the year’s first snowstorm blows in. Fortunately, Carlos is there to lend a
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Kindle Edition, 177 pages
Published March 13th 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
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Aki | nose buried in books | ❤️ |
I loved this story, it's well written and the double point of view is good. I loved that the drama was around the characters and not between them, and they were very sweet and caring toward each other.
This book was my first by this author, and I'm gonna read others!
Karen
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some times you have to walk away from what you don't want, in order to walk towards what you do want...

After witnessing Billy Joe an act of cruelty and prejudice that has Billy fearing for his life, he realizes that home is not the place where he and his young son would be safe...no, he needed to run...to run far and fast if he was going to keep himself and his little boy safe. So that's what he does. In the middle of the night Billy Joe packs up their lives, takes his boy and quietly gets the
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Serena Yates
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay, read-2018
Two strangers who seem to have very little in common at first glance are the main characters in this heartbreaking story about becoming who you want to be, learning what’s really important in life, and finding the love you’ve always wanted and never thought you could have. Billy Joe is on the run from his past and a family who has taught him nothing but hatred, and he is determined to put that behind him and define a new life for himself and his young son, Tyler. Carlos has been kicked out of hi ...more
BWT (Belen)
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, mm-fiction
Well written, with a lot of emotions driving the plot forward. I liked the dual POV, and how Carlos and Billie Joe supported each other so much.

3.5 stars
Dylan
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars.

TW: Homophobia, Abuse

Although this had a lot of instalove and the writing had a few flaws, i still super enjoyed this.

(Representation: two gay mcs, latino love interest, interracial relationship)
BWT (Belen)


Running to You is one of my favorite Andrew Grey novels and it has a very compelling story.

Billy Joe comes from a small Mississippi town and has been closeted knowing his family and their cronies would never accept him. After he witnesses a horrific crime, it propels him to run from his family and the only life he's ever known in order to protect himself and his two year old son Tyler.

After breaking down in Pennsylvania, Billy Joe and Tyler are rescued by Carlos, who not only gets Billy Joe's c
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Наталья
Не вкусно.
Jenny Wood
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow, this one was a gut punch.

It’s hard to believe that people ever acted the way they do in this book, and it absolutely blows me away that it still happens, today. Billy Joe has grown up with white supremacist parents, his entire life. Hearing and living with that hate, and what was worst, he knew that he was a part of that, because he himself, was someone his parents would hate, if they knew…. One night, after following his father to a rally, he see’s something awful happen to a friend that
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Jay
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm-romance, kebb
Running to You by Andrew Grey is a story where love is found for two men (and a child) whose histories are full of hatred, discrimination, prejudice, and even dark and unforgivable actions. With Running to You, Andrew takes us on a journey full of strength, perseverance and determination to make a better life.

Billy Joe knows that he cannot stay in his Mississippi hometown under the roof of his white supremacist family. He longs for a better life for himself and his son. After witnessing a horrib
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Happily Ever Chapter
✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ FOUR-STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩

> > Judging a Book by it's Cover < <
The cover intrigued me because it's different from the covers Mr. Grey usually has. The synopsis grabbed and held onto me.

> > Looking Deeper < <
POV ~> Third-person

Billy Joe takes his two-year-old son, Tyler, from their Mississippi home (that they shared with Billy Joe's parents) in the middle of the night, fleeing for their safety and a better life, after witnessing a horrific event.
An early snow
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Ali
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, holiday-mm
A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review An Alisa Review:

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

This was a wonderful story. Billy Joe flees his hometown with his son after witnessing something horrible to allow them to make a better life for themselves. Carlos is drawn to the man with the guarded eyes and the adorable little boy.

Billy Joe lived his life under his father’s bigoted rule but after a horrible realization escapes with Tyler. Carlos has lived without his family for years but made a new one wit
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Nerea
Apr 12, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5*
Billy Joe is witness of something dangerous so he decides to take his son and go away from his parent house in the night. After some days in the run, his car has a mechanic problem so there is Carlos. He help him with the car and also finding a place to stay and a job.
Ok, this is basically the plot. Then their families appears with drama but nothing really happens... I found out a bit bland this plot.
Must recognize that Andrew Grey writes the best cute kids ever! Tyler is lovely *w*!
Becky Condit
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve always said it’s better to run to something rather than run from something. And such is the case
here.
Billy Joe has grown up in a hate filled home where his father and mother are modern day Nazis and so
intolerant that they cannot see the other side of any argument. What they don’t realize is their own son
is someone they preach hatred of and consider his kind an abomination. When Billy Joe secretly
witnesses his father and his clan murder someone Billy Joe knows is a good man he realizes i
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Natosha Wilson
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a heartbreaking read with a happy ending. Life is not easy when you have bigoted parents that also believe they are better then any other race, religion, or sexual orientations. That is how Billy Joe grew up.

Billy Joe is from a backwards town that still believes in white supremacy and his father is one of the leaders. So Billy Joe knows he would never be able to be the person he truly is while living there because his father would most likely kill him for no other reason then to rid the
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Heather Martin
**Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by DreamSpinner Press for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.**

This book is another example of the talent and skill that is Andrew Grey. The way this book starts will have you on the edge of your seat, even though you don’t know what’s going on, you know it’s bad. Billy Joe grabs his son and disappears into the night. The story of what happened unfolds throughout the book, but you get pieces until you know. And
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Bo
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Stressed Into Love

This one has a number of Andrew Grey hallmarks: Beautiful language and coherent writing, unusual plot, a couple of interesting and terribly broken MC's, and--increasingly in Grey's work--a totally scene-stealing child, this one a nearly three-year-old toddler named Tyler.

Tyler's daddy Billy Joe (oh come on, and they're from Mississippi!) escapes his father and mother (stereotypical bigots) and takes Tyler on the road after witnessing a cataclysmic event that we are not privy to
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Cathy Brockman
As usual Andrew Grey wrote another beautiful romance.
Billy Joe was raised in a white supremacist family in Mississippi one night he sees something that makes him certain he needs to get out of there. He doesn't want his son raised with that attitude. He gets some supplies, silently packs up his son and slips out in the middle of the night heading as far as he can. He ends up in Pennsylvania in a snowstorm and his car dies. A nice man stops and helps him get it going and finds him a place to sta
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Selina Durio
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW!

All I can say is WOW! This book included so much familial drama with the same basis, but different forms that my head was spinning. Because I have a weakness for books that include children, this book was even more appealing. What I loved most was that Tyler was given his own authentic voice. Often children are written in the periphery and not made true characters in the story. Great read.
Donald
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Solid

Just another solid wonderfully written story from one of my favorite authors— Andrew Grey. I almost expected more menace from the white supremacist grandfather and would have loved an epilogue to see this couple and the button-cute Tyler somewhere on in their family-building; but those are quibbles. Despite never knowing if Tyler gets his puppy...I know Carlos gets his man!
Kirbie
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved

Such a powerful story between love, hate and hiding who you truly are for Billy Joe hiding wasn't for him anymore and getting himself and his son out Jackson Mississippi was a good thing finding Carlos and what it means to have true love and that's what Billy Joe needed
C.B. Abraham
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wasn't sure.

I was not sure that I would like the book, however I am a sucker for dad's and kids. The book was wonderful.
Meggie
Mar 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: drama, fantasy, romance
Running to you is a sweet, fast developing dramatic romance between Carlos and Billy Joe. All in all, a good light romance for a rainy day.
Libbsmm
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: recommend-to-mom
4.25 stars
Shelley
3.5 stars
Louan
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 ⭐
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3.5☆
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