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Londyn McCormack didn't have a typical childhood. She ran away from home at 16, escaping parents more interested in drugs than their daughter. She doesn't have loving siblings or an adorable pet. Her only family is the five other runaway kids who shared her junkyard home. 

Life pulled them all in separate directions, taking her to Boston. For a short time, she thought she'd found something permanent. But after a devastating divorce, she's running away again, this time to find a lost friend.

She's driving across the country in her convertible. As a teenager, the rusty car was her shelter. As an adult, it's her ride to freedom. 

Except one flat tire derails her trip. Her life collides with Brooks Cohen. They walked away from the first crash. The second might destroy them both.

©2019 Devney Perry (P)2020 Devney Perry

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I've finally finished this series I started with book 2. This was not my favourite, but I plenty enjoyed it. Brooks and Londyn are instantly attracted to each other and a series of events keeps Londyn in town while on a road trip to escape her divorce. The audio is really good. What kept me hooked on this is Ms. Perry's writing. It's addictive.

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A hot romance that is perfect for a roadtrip

I always love when Devney Perry starts a new series, I think I know what to expect, then she smashes all my expectations to smithereens in the very best ways possible.
Runaway Road is the story of Londyn McCormack, who at the age of sixteen ran away from a home without food, money or love but filled with addiction. She lands at a junk yard with 5 others, and shares her home (a '64 cherry red Cadillac) with her teenage boyfriend Kayson. Though we don't start the story there, Londyn's journey begins much later in life, after a failed marriage leaves her feeling ready to run away again, to tackle the open road across country from Boston to California in the very same car that was her teenage home. Londyn spent a lot of money having the car updated and restored, to pass on to Kayson so he can feel the joy she has, relieving the happiest days of her youth.
When a lapse in concentration leads her to end up hitting the guard rail along the side of the road, Londyn’s travel plans are put on hold whilst she’s towed to the closest town for repairs. On the plus side, the mechanic that comes to her rescue is the hot as sin Brooks Cohen, someone she is happy to spend a few nights getting to know in bed, but the plan is always to leave. After her plans are derailed further when her newly repaired car is vandalised just as she’s ready to go, the pair get closer and closer and the small town begins to feel like home.

As with all Devney’s books, the writing is outstanding, you are thrown into the action from the first word and obsessed by the end of the first page. She manages to weave a story that can relate to everyone in someway or another and endears you to all her characters without you realising, leaving you desperate for more and heartbroken once it’s over.

A phenomenal start to the new series, I can’t wait for Gemma’s story in Wild Highway, or any of the others that are still to come. Again, with every DP book, I can’t recommend this enough. Everyone needs to grab a copy and devour Runaway Road.

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  • Bettyloveslove
  • 07-03-20

This book ran away with my heart!!!

This book was refreshing!! Devney creates worlds that pull you in from the first page, and keeps you hanging on until the very last sentence. Londyn is looking for purpose, meaning, and peace. This one statement explains Londyn completely....I was free. I was alone. I was lost. And it was beautiful. Brooks was an awesome hero. He was sweet, gentle, and total swoon worthy. This was not just a book, it was a journey!!! 
I enjoyed this journey down Runaway Road, and I cannot wait for the next book! The narration was amazing!!!

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  • Susan C. Vallese
  • 24-05-21

Runaway Road

I absolutely love this series! Runaway Road is the first book in the Runaway series, and what an adventure this book takes us on! It has such an original backstory (similar to the Boxcar Children books, if you remember those from childhood).

Maxine Mitchell and Jason Clarke did a fantastic job of bringing Londyn and Brooks to life! I can't wait to listen to more!

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  • jrmile
  • 27-02-21

Story felt rushed

Overall, this book felt rushed. The beginning and end of the story were wrapped up in a bow, but the middle lacked depth. I needed more of the falling in love portion. I’ll give the next book a shot and decide to continue with the series then.

The narrators performed well.

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  • Admirer of great books; critic of bad books.
  • 19-09-20

Lacked emotion, very static characters

Wasn't a fan of this book. I went from chapter four directly to the last chapter. The characters and the relationships lacked emotion; storyline was faint.

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  • Jodi
  • 28-04-21

Small town, single dad...yes please

Runaway Road by Devney Perry was a light, steamy and fun listen! I loved everything about Brooks and Londyn's story. If you love a small town, single dad romance than this story is for you. This audio book is narrated by Jason Clarke and Maxine Mitchell.

Londyn has always been a wondering soul who has never quite found her place. On a mission to start over after her husband cheated on her, she hits the road and winds up in a little town in West Virginia. With her car needing a tow, she meets Brooks and the sparks fly. Brooks is an amazing listener with baggage of his own. However, when these two connection their attraction is so swoon worthy.

I loved Jason Clarke and Maxine Mitchell's performances on this book. This may be the first time I've heard them paired together. Their voices complimented each other and flowed so well. I loved Maxine's ability to fully feel all the emotions of Londyn. Jason Clarke's performance with a heavy West Virginian drawl was quite unique.

Overall, I loved this book and audio, and look forward to more in this series.

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  • Jen - Audible Addict
  • 05-12-20

Audio awesomeness!

I just finished this audiobook and it is already one of my favorite listens! Everything about it spoke to my heart and soul! The characters are deep and interesting with reasonable flaws, room for personal growth. I never had to suspend disbelief. I was eager to keep listening so I could know what happens, but as I approached the end I was having anxiety because it would then be over. Brooks & Londyn are a beautiful couple, but I also love the town of Summers and the other people there. There are some exes in the mix who are flawed and definitely belong firmly in the rear-view mirror, but they weren't the cut-and-dry Good/Evil scenario of being the bad guy.

The narration delivered by two of the absolute best narrators in the industry was nothing short of flawless. Maxine Mitchell & Jason Clarke are amazing performers who bring all the depth of emotion at the perfect levels at the perfect time so you get lost in the story. All the feels!! I will definitely listen again!

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  • Sue Dayoub
  • 08-07-20

Loved the book in kindle and now in audio

Loved the story about a car trip that ends in finding your HEA, the audio is great loved both narrators they kept me hooked on listening!

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  • Fay
  • 05-06-20

Another winner

I don't think there is a book by this author that I haven't loved. In the beginning I was annoyed with London cause why would she leave when she found something good.
But she had to go through leaving to realize that she found her home.
I can't wait for the next book in this series💖

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  • Private please
  • 02-06-20

great book.

I loved the story and narrators. I wish it was longer. I highly recommend it.

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  • Darlene Richardson
  • 29-04-20

Just beautiful.

This is such a sweet and fun story. Brooks & Londyn are absolutely adorable, I just love a southern gentleman, Brooks has all the qualities I love in my book boyfriend. He’s sweet, kind, respectful and he adores Londyn. Londyn, proceeds with caution because of her upbringing but she finally finds what she longs for. Londyn found her home with Brooks.