4 July 2017

Blog Tour: Rum Runner by Tricia Leedom


Rum Runner
Tricia Leedom

The Key West Escape #1

Coming July 18th 2017

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Perfect for fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Janet Evanovich, this action-packed debut from a fresh voice in contemporary romance offers a sexy and comedic take on love, adventure, and what it means to trust your heart.

English socialite Sophie Davies-Stone has been longing to meet her father since she was a little girl. When he sends her a mysterious medallion and asks her to forward it to him in Miami, she can’t help herself from doing something totally un-Sophie-like. Rather than mailing it as instructed, Sophie hops on a flight to Florida.

But the family reunion never happens. Instead, Sophie is attacked and almost kidnapped by her father’s enemies. Her savior is Jimmy Panama, a cocky and annoyingly handsome former Navy SEAL. Sophie isn’t the only one who’s annoyed. After years of trying to find a way to pay back his CO, Jimmy never thought his debt would get him mixed up with his commander’s uptight, British daughter. He just wants to put her on the next flight home and get back to his low-stress life in Key West, but fate has other plans.

As Sophie and Jimmy embark on a heart-pounding adventure through Key West and the Caribbean, Sophie finds herself falling for the snarky American. Still, her head says Jimmy is all wrong for her, and the more she finds out about him – and her father – the more uncertain she is about who she can trust.

One thing is clear. Sophie is in way over her head, and her greatest adventure might be her last.

The Key West Escape Series
1. Rum Runner – Releases July 18, 2017!
2. Bahama Mama – Coming January 2018!

About the Author

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TRICIA LEEDOM enjoys traveling to exotic destinations and having torrid love affairs with hot, dangerous men... even if it's only in her own mind. When she's not writing romantic adventure novels, she reads voraciously, tweets compulsively, and fangirls over a TV show based on her favorite book series. Tricia earned her BA in Creative Writing from The University of Tampa and her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. Her favorite authors include Diana Gabaldon, J.R. Ward, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Karen Robards, and Johanna Lindsey. She lives in Southwest Florida with two very spoiled dogs. Follow Tricia on Twitter and Instagram @tricialeedom

My Review

My first thought upon finishing Rum Runner was, This has very little to do with rum running.... Like, I know that its not what the book is about, and that the synopsis doesn't lead me to believe that - but still. I'm mildly disappointed by this.

Anyway, on to things that the book is actually about...

Rum Runner was a pleasant book to read with its steady pace, endearing characters, and engaging writing style. I generally liked Jimmy, but at times his pretty face, witty banter, and knack for finding himself in the knight-in-shining-armour role just wasn't enough to outweigh his bouts of server bone-headedness. I really want to rant about these bouts, but, spoilers. So, you'll just have to take my word for it - or if you read / have read the book, I'm sure you'll know what bits I'm referring to.

I really liked Sophie as a character. The people in her life in England sounded absolutely terrible, and I am 100% behind her running off to America to find her father - it's not like she's leaving anything overly great behind. I think this is my favourite thing about her; commitment to her decisions. When she says she's going to do something, she doesn't half-arse it, or get deterred when things don't go exactly the way that she planned.

With witty banter, action, tropical destinations, and some mystery thrown in, Rum Runner takes you on an adventure from the comfort of your own home - no passport required! 


3 out of 5

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1 comment :

  1. This sounds like a really fun, entertaining book for the beach this summer! :)

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Renae

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