Posted: May 29, 2014 by BA Dillon in BOYS are just BETTER in BOOKS (Romance and Indie Authors)

strings of the heartMY HEART IS FULL OF LOVE!


Katie Ashley has done it again! The Runaway Train family is rolling through the states once more, and the family keeps growing! This is Rhys and Allison’s story. Allison is Jake’s younger sister. Jake is the lead singer for Runaway Train. Rhys is the bass player for the band and one of Jake’s best friends. Sense a problem here? I did not feel this story was as mesmerizing as the three prior installments, but the characters are just as lovable. Like all Katie Ashley books, this story is driven by fast-paced dialogue, a family of characters that readers love to care about, and smoking hot chemistry that delivers one beautiful romance. A Gone Readin’ trifecta! Rhys and Allison’s story also delivers a lot of Savannah history that I found interesting and thoroughly enjoyed. My only disappointment is personal. I hoped Katie would delve into the topic of autism with the side-story of Rhys’ sister, Ellie. After being introduced to her early on, she abruptly disappears with very little mention again. I hope that Katie has plans to bring Ellie back as we learn more about Brayden’s daughter, Lucy. Also Rhys’ relationship with his parents delivered another interesting side-story that was abruptly dropped. I hope we will get more of Rhys and Allison interacting with his parents in later installments. In my opinion these were missed opportunities. Overall, this is a great love story that has become a great family drama as well. All I know is I’m hoping for more of the Runaway Train family. Could there be a future installment for one of Abby’s brothers – the boys of Jacobs Ladder? Stay tuned!

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