The newborn baby boy is beautiful, perfect, and hers for the asking. All Kate Summers has to do is agree to one condition--she must disappear from Boston and never breathe a word about the adoption to anyone.
OR HOW FAR YOU GO . . .
Fifteen years later, Kate has built a good life for herself and her son, Jon, in Hopewell, Oregon. Still, she ...more
In this book 15 year-old Jon Summers, unknown to himself, was adopted at birth in unusual circumstances. Jon has visions of the past and future and talks about them, so of course he's bullied at school.
The crux of the story revolves around Jon's birth grandfather trying to track him down and get him back so the family fortune can pass to him. Other familiy members - wanting the fortune themselves - aren't so keen on the idea. The story involves some not so savory family interactions ( a little ...more
I went into this ...more
Then I looked at the author's note in the front of the book and discovered that this is exactly what happened. The original book was published under the title WISHES. It went out ...more
I thought the sexual tension was excellent, which is after all what we want in a romantic suspense, so this kept me reading. Not so sure about the whole incest type relationship resulting in a child. I know it happens, but it made me feel a little ...more
By Lisa Jackson
Publisher: Zebra Book published by Kensington Publishing Corporation
Copyright: 2010 by Susan Lisa Jackson
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Book was previously published in an unrevised edition under the title “Wishes.”
Running Scared begins in Boston and takes us to Hopewell, Montana. It is a story about a mother’s love for her adopted child and about families and what it means to be a family. It’s not always good.
Lisa Jackson brings us a ...more
SERIOUSLY. Constantly hearing “Who are you? He’s my son... “. don’t waste a minute of time on this one.
1/2 the book could of been removed an would have never been missed.
As a reader expecting from the blurb that the novel up as a crime or suspense story, I was ...more
I wouldn't call this romantic suspense...Although there is some suspense, this story is filled with wealthy, egotistical, sick, twisted, bullies--unlikeable characters...even the ones you're supposed to like.
Kate Summers is supposed to be everything that's right in the world--she's had a tragic life, works for a pig and in need of fresh start--in effect, she is B-O-R-I-N-G.
Daegon O'Rourke is supposed to be the devil incarnate--he's the illegitimate son of a ...more
It started out well and interesting but then it developed or rather it didn't develop as it felt like the plot was just strung together as the book went on.
It was going to turn into Daegan falling ...more
I liked this book.
There was some "supernatural" elements - but the characters "abilities" were plausible (in other words - I could willingly suspend my disbelief). The characters reacted to these abilities in ways that humans would react if such things were possible. There was no ex machina type short cuts for the supernatural theme.
The characters were also well formed, they were complex, not archetypes. This too made the story more ...more
Basically, the story was good, but not told all that well. Typically of Lisa Jackson, she talks too much…going on and on about what’s in her characters’ minds. “Should I go or should I stay? Should I do this, or should I do that?” A few thoughts are fine, but more than that is what I call filler and it’s all through her books.
I know this is a story of fiction, but I cannot imagine any young lady in her right mind, agreeing to take a new-born baby without any legal adoption. It’s like ...more
This story was fantastic! First of all it was a nice book that was more than 300 pages so the story and characters had time to really develop. I love that! I felt like I really knew the people and what they were going through so it made the book that much better. Daegyn O Roarke it a wonderful character. I loved learning about his life and his childhood. It made the story of his relationship with Jon that much more meaningful.
Lisa Jackson is the number-one New York Times bestselling author of more than 85 novels, including Afraid to Die, Tell Me, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, Without Mercy, Malice, and Shiver. She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, co-written with her sister, Nancy Bush. There are over 20 million copies of Lisa Jackson’s books in print in twenty languages.
Before she became a