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Run to the Sea

(Reigning Hearts #1)

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  103 ratings  ·  80 reviews
He’s a broken man searching through the past for answers.
She’s his childhood best friend he had no idea he was in love with.

Thomas Capshaw never thought he’d put his dreams of being a sketch artist on the back burner and end up working in New York City far from home. The very last thing he expects is the inheritance of his famous grandfather’s beach cottage on the sandy sh
Kindle Edition, 205 pages
Published March 28th 2019 by Kelly Genelle Fletcher
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Run to the Sea by K.G.Fletcher
GENRE: Second Chance Romance
NARRATION: Narrative
BOOK DETAILS: Standalone

This is my first K.G. Fletcher book and in saying that it definitely will not be my last. This is a heartwarming and emotional second chance romance story. It follows a chance meeting between two old friends that turns into something so much more.

A well written story with a simply addictive storyline, K.G Fletchers characters are related and lovable, sweet and sexy. I loved
I am totally hooked on this new series! I love Thomas, Emeline, this great little beach town and the supporting characters! Can’t wait to read more about them in KG Fletcher’s next book.
Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger

What is more important - wealth and status? Or happiness and love? 💜😬

Emeline Fischer's dream is to be an artist, but she barely survives as it is... To make money, she works in various jobs, while at the same time continuing to paint, hoping that one day her dream of opening a gallery will come true. 🙏
One day, while she waits at the local beach restaurant, she comes across Thomas, a distant childhood friend who once promised to be her protector, when they were teens... 💔

Thomas Capshaw always
May 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
Childhood Reunion

4.5 stars - Such a sweet and poignant story. Once childhood best friends, Thomas (Cappy) and Emmaline lost touch when he went off to college. Each had things that arose during their years apart that they had to work past - one trauma, the other regret. My heart broke several times throughout the book before it soared with the steamy union of these fated souls.

This is the first time I've read or listened to a book from KG Fletcher but it won't be the last. The only thing I didn't
Lexxi James
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Would you give up wealth and status for a second chance at love?

Thomas Capshaw, or Cappy to his closest friends, never imagined life like this. Millions at his fingertips and a wealthy socialite on his arm. But the untimely death of his beloved grandfather suddenly makes him realize he's been living a lie. After returning to his hometown too late for the funeral, he runs into childhood friend Emiline Fischer, or Em, and quickly realizes he wants more than what he has. He wants to reconnect to th
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The beautifully written storyline and the wonderful characters kept me totally captivated as I turned each and every page of this must read book!
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This first book in The Reigning Hearts series is emotional, heartfelt and one of discoveries. Run To The Sea is a feeling we have all had at sometime in our life, this story puts words on the page that give insight and voice to those emotions. Thomas and Emeline are two people who have lost sight of their hopes and dreams, drowning in regrets and guilt. A chance meeting between these childhood friends takes them on a trip down memory lane. A beautiful story that will show you that sometimes we n ...more
Bobbi Wagner
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. It is a second chance romance story that took me on an emotional ride that I didn’t put down until the last page. Thomas and Emeline grew up together and were best friends. Will their relationship grow into something more than friendship? I loved these characters, they are engaging, lovable and made me feel as if I was right there in the story with them. They both need to find something to believe in and fate may just have something in mind. Their story is a must read!
Karyn Taylor
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Run To The Sea is the first book in K.G. Fletcher’s Reigning Hearts series. Having discovered K.G. Fletcher last year with the fantastic Southern Promises series, she has rapidly risen up my favourite author’s list so I was so excited that she was releasing a new novel. This book did not disappoint in the slightest. I LOVED it.
Run To The Sea is a beautiful second chance romance that will take you on a roller coaster of emotions. The 2 main characters Emeline (Emmy) and Thomas (Cappy) are wonder
CL Westbrook
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fabulous book that you will love to read. An amazing book. I just couldn't put it down. A must read xx ...more
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, kindle
I liked this story about a man finding his way home again and meeting his childhood friend to discover their relationship can be even better.

No unnecessary descriptions of surroundings
Good dialogues
Characters is developed in to realistic personalities
Good chemistry between the main characters that’s developing in to intense feelings.
The storyline progresses nicely to a happy ending

4 solid stars

*A copy of this book was gifted to me from the author and I freely give my honest review*
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Run to the Sea by K.G.Fletcher was one book that I didn't want it to end. This was the first book I read of this author and I am looking forward to reading the series.
This was a beautifully written story about two childhood friends, and keeps you in its grip from the very beginning. Her writing style, likable characters, and dream like small town beach resort setting, heightened the intensity of her storytelling skills.
The characters jumped out to embrace you. Emily Fisher and Thomas Capshaw, E
Mary Ann
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading about Emmaline and Thomas, childhood best friends who cross paths again as adults, is a page-turning, steamy, satisfying ride. Who hasn’t dreamed of spending their summers side by side a super fun best friend, someone who has your back during the low points as well as the highs, on a beach in a sleepy sea-side Florida town? Am I the only one?

Regardless of your fantasies, these two characters will pull you in from the start. They are all grown up now and find they are just as close as eve
Olivia Boothe
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been a fan of this author ever since I read Love Song and with every new release she out-does herself. And she has done it again.

Run To The Sea is everything you want out of a classic romance. While this a friends to lovers story, it doesn't feel like a trope. There is a genuineness to KG's writing that makes the story feel real, that makes the characters come to life. You can relate to her characters because they don't feel like over the top, larger than life people you'd only meet in fic
Laura Furuta
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Run to the Sea (Reigning Hearts Book 1)
By: K.G. Fletcher
5 out of 5 stars

The story Run to the Sea (Reigning Hearts Book 1) by K.G. Fletcher is a contemporary romance book. It is a story that I absolutely loved reading. It is romantic and had my emotions going up and down. It has a wonderful storyline that pulls you in from the very beginning and doesn’t let go until the final page. I loved reading about the characters of Thomas Capshaw and Emeline Fischer. Thomas is a man that is feeling guilt an
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Run to the Sea (Reigning Hearts Book 1) by K.G. Fletcher

5 Stars

Emeline and Cappy's story..OH MY!

I fell in love with this author reading her Southern Promises Series, and by the way if you haven't read that then go grab them, they are beyond awesome. I was so excited when I saw she had a new series out and I was not at all disappointed..Not sure if I can put in words what it is about this authors writing that draws me in and doesn't let go literally till the end...I loved these people and the sto
Michelle Austin
Run to the Sea by K.G. Fletcher was a great 5 star read and the first book in the Reigning Hearts series. This is a great emotional 2nd chance romance.

This is Thomas (Cappy) and Emeline’s (Em) story. These two grew up as best friends until college got in the way and Thomas left, causing them to lose touch. When he returns home after his grandfather's passing he sees Em.

Em is surprised to see Cappy after so many years. Seeing each other has caused some old feelings to rise. Em is now a painter an
Jessica Beaver
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Run to the Sea is my first K.G. Fletcher book, and it tells the heartwarming story of Emeline and Thomas (Emmy and Cappy) and their tale of second chance love that spans their entire lives. They were best friends as children through their teenage years but lost touch when Cappy left to pursue a career in the big city.

When an inheritance from his grandfather brings him back to the small beach town where he spent his childhood summers with Emmy, they instantly begin to rebuild the friend

Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everything a romance should be

Brilliant imagery and heart wrenching feels make Run to the Sea an emotional watercolor of a love story. I instantly felt a connection with the characters Em and Cappy and I was transported with the sights, sounds and even smells of that small Florida beach. Beautifully written, expertly crafted and so, so romantic. Gah! The things Cappy does for Em are off the charts on the book boyfriend scale. Don't we all wish for a sensitive, artistic guy like Cappy?
The back s
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars

Run to the Sea is the first book in the Reigning Hearts Series by K.G Fletcher. I love Ms. Fletcher’s books, so I was really happy to get my hands on this one.
We meet Thomas and Emeline who were childhood best friends- supporting each other through some difficult moments in their childhood. They talked about the future, sharing their hopes and dreams- but all that gets put aside when Thomas ends up working in New York City. He’s back in town after his grandfather’s death, which has result
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Author KG Fletcher reaches a new level with her latest release RUN TO THE SEA. Her writing style, characters, and settings, bring heightened intensity to her storytelling. This already gifted writer’s lead characters, Thomas and Emeline, are a new departure for Fletcher in that we get to explore a little bit more of their internal emotional life. Not to worry, their passion is fully fleshed out and on display in this engrossing novel. Fletcher’s ability to capture natural dialogue and familiar c ...more
Melissa Davis
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Romance Readers: Here's one to move to the top of your list!
A Dreamy, Magical, Second Chance Romance!
Each and every new book by KG Fletcher just rises higher and higher - cream always rises to the top! Fletcher has outdone herself with a truly romantic, heartwarming, dreamy, magical love story about a guy and a girl who grew up best friends who reconnect as adults and find true love for and in each other. You'll feel like you know Cappy and Emmy and you'll feel like your in the seaside city rig
Dawn Daughenbaugh
5 Star
Run To The Sea ( Reigning Hearts Book 1) by K.G.Fletcher is the first book in the Reigning Hearts series and a book I absolutely loved reading. I had a hard time putting it down once I started reading. I at times felt like I was on a emotional rollercoaster ride with my emotions all over the. This story as heartbreaking moments as well as heartwarming moments. Thomas is feeling guilt and remorse,he’s back in town because of his inheritance. He’s not prepared to run into Emeline again.Emel
Robin Rankin
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Run to the Sea by K.G Fletcher is the first book in the Reigning Hearts series. I have read other books by Ms. Fletcher and enjoyed them all, but this might be my favorite one to date.

Emmeline and Thomas have such a sweet story. They started out as childhood best friends and then Thomas disappeared without a word. They run into one after quite a few years and they are both blind sided by the run in.

Thomas had lost who he was due to being blinded by an ambition to prove himself. This story is so
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-bb-year-3
Run to the Sea (Reigning Hearts #1)
By K.G. Fletcher
Rated 4 stars

This is a good solid book. I enjoyed Emeline. She seems so carefree. Not like many women in today society. She dances to her own drum beat. When her Best friend shows back up in town she is elated. But he is not the same and now there are many years and secrets between them.

I loved that both of these characters were artists. I am in awe of people that have that type of talent. Drawing or expressing through paint would be awesome. I
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Run to the Sea (Reigning Hearts Book 1) by KG Fletcher is a contemporary romance featuring childhood friends that have been reacquainted. Years may have passed, but something remains lurking below the surface. The ultimate question is will fate lay their cards is the right order or will they be challenged to bring all the pieces together? Thomas and Emeline both are strong characters individually, but living different paths which become apparent in how they interact and the choices they make. KG ...more
Gail Guerrero
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Run to the Sea (Reigning Hearts Book 1) by KG Fletcher

Four Stars

Women can be the definition of the devil. The vindictiveness alone could kill you. Cappy finds his childhood friend and feelings that he thought long forgotten resurface. Em is a busy body. The type of person who has to be involved with everything and help everyone. Their reunion wasn’t all hearts and flowers though. Fiona is a spoiled brat. Her glee over Thomas and Em's pain was too much. I understand a broken heart better than mo
Millennial Life Crisis Bookshelf - Samantha
This was my first K.G. Fletcher story and overall it was a good storyline. Thomas and Emeline were childhood best friends who got each other through the difficult aspect of their childhood, especially Emeline. When Thomas ends up back in town after his grandfather’s passing and runs into Emeline, it’s like time never passed for the two best friends, except it turns into something more as their hidden feelings come to the surface. When Thomas finds pictures of the two of them as children and they ...more
Kaitlynn Taylor
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Run to the Sea by K.G. Fletcher


Run to the Sea by K.G. Fletcher is an emotional romance read! This is the first book in the Reigning Hearts series, a series I can’t wait to continue with! Emeline and Thomas’s relationship is full of ups and downs with many unanswered questions that had me sitting on the edge of my seat. All of the detail written had me easily feeling connected with the characters and feeling invested in their relationship and hoping for a happy ending.

K.G. Fletcher never d
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, review-copy
KG Fletcher is a new author to me, who kindly gave me a free review copy. I loved her newest book, Run To The Sea, which is on sale March 28th!!

Thomas and Emeline grew up together, and then grew apart. Thomas went off to college, and didn't stay in contact with Em. After his grandfather passes, he comes home and has a brief run in with Emeline. Soon they start to catch up, and realize what they have been missing.

I love second chance romances, especially when it deals with childhood friends. Flet
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Dubbed, “The Singing Author,” KG Fletcher lives in her very own frat house in Atlanta, GA with her husband Ladd and three sons. As a singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN, she became a recipient of the “Airplay International Award” for “Best New Artist” showcasing original songs at The Bluebird Café. She earned her BFA in theater at Valdosta State University, and has traveled the world professionally ...more

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