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Friday, 30 May 2014

@GoddessFish Book Tour - The Running Series by Suzanne Sweeney

Running Back to You:
Juliette Fletcher is a girl with a plan. Not one to sit back and wait for life to happen, she moves back home after graduation and begins to carve out a life for herself.

Evan McGuire is desperate for a fresh start. His career in the NFL depends on it. Years of partying and carefree living have caught up with him. After buying a beach house in need of renovations, he begins to rebuild his life and his reputation.

What Evan doesn’t expect is a chance meeting with Juliette out on an early morning beach run with her dog. A strong mutual attraction draws them together, but fear of scaring her away keeps Evan from revealing his true identity. Evan finds himself in an unfamiliar situation – forced to work harder than he ever has before to prove himself worthy of her affections.

Tragic misunderstandings and unexpected obstacles threaten to derail a fragile relationship. Someone is watching, waiting, and tormenting Juliette, desperate to destroy everything. Can they find the strength to overcome jealousy, insecurity, and fear before it’s too late?

Running Home to You:

Running Home to You: continues the journey of Juliette and Evan that began in “Running Back to You”.

Juliette Fletcher thought she had it all – a strikingly handsome man who adores her, a new business venture with her best friends by her side, and a dream house right on the beach. But appearances can be deceiving and everything comes at a cost.

Evan McGuire has just survived a vicious attack that almost ended his professional football career. He’s on the mends now, trying to piece his life back together again, and build a life with Juliette.

But Evan’s erratic behavior has Juliette worried. She must figure out how to save her struggling restaurant, her fragile friendships, and her now unhealthy relationship with the man she loves. Juliette and Evan find that they’ve placed their trust in the wrong people and the price they pay for that mistake may ultimately cost them everything.

Running Home to You is the second book in the Running Series.

Sneak Peak inside the Running Series...

Running Back to You excerpt from Chapter 4:  Prevailing Winds

 “So, Jette, tell me about Evan.  What’s he like?”

My mind drifts to the morning we spent together yesterday.  Evan was sweet, charming, and playful.  He has a gentle way about him that’s enchanting.  Memories of him running along the beach, moving with such grace and ease, make me tingle.  I could not erase the image of him taking my hand, placing his lips on it, and looking directly into my eyes.  The hypnotic vision of his devilish grin accented by a pair of remarkable dimples.  The spark that ran through my body when we touched.

“Oh, Em, he’s perfect.  Too perfect.  He’s got the bluest eyes I’ve ever seen.  Strong arms, washboard abs, chocolate brown hair.  Dreamy.”  I sigh aloud.

“So when are you going to see him again?”

My mind is made up and the decision is surprisingly simple.  “I’m not.”

“Yeah, you’re right.  He sounds like a real loser.”  Emmy is shaking her head trying to make sense of my last declaration.  “So, just to sum things up, he’s attractive, kind, wealthy, and he makes you tingle in all the right places.  Am I right?”  She’s tapping her finger on the steering wheel, obviously losing patience with my thought process.

“I suppose.”

“Then what’s the problem?”

Exasperation hits me as I try to explain.  “He’s not a long-term relationship kind of guy.  The way he flirts, it’s obvious he knows how he affects women.  He probably has a different girl in his bed every night.”  The words, once spoken aloud, seem to cement in my mind.  All kinds of beautiful women must present themselves to him on a regular basis.  He’s got money and with that comes opportunity.  All the glamorous places he must see as he travels with the football team and living in hotel rooms.  Drifting across the country surely means having a different girl in every town.  “I have no intention of having a one-night stand with any man, not even Evan.”

“You know what, Jette?  You surprise me.  I thought you were cool.  I didn’t think you were the type to prejudge people and write them off without giving them a chance.” 

“Do you think I’m wrong?” I ask her.

“The fact is Jette, neither one of us know if you’re right or wrong.  I think that if you run into this boy again, you should give him the benefit of the doubt.  Give him a chance.”

The only word that comes to my mind is, “Maybe.”  I sweep my hair back off my face and rub my temple, trying to erase the images floating through my mind.  “Maybe.”

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Who is Suzanne Sweeney ...?

Suzanne Sweeney is a graduate of Georgian Court University where she studied Elementary Education and Sociology. For some time now, she has been sharing her love of literature with the young minds who sit before her in class each and every day. After years of teaching the art of writing, Suzanne has finally taken her own advice and put pen to paper in order to produce her debut novel, Running Back to You. She writes what she lives, residing in the community she loves, Point Pleasant, with her family who provide a constant source of inspiration and support.



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  1. The excerpt is very intriguing!


  2. at this blog spot erin cawood ( Beyond my writing Space)
    was clicking threw her post.
    sasluvbooks at yahoo dot com


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