Friday, July 30, 2021

Review: The Runaway Heiress by Meg Tilly

The Runaway Heiress
by Meg Tilly

Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 368
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Sarah Rainsford has been on the run for more than three years. She's changed identities yet again in hopes of throwing her violent estranged husband, a police lieutenant, off her trail. Since she's still legally married to him, and he is willing to bend any laws to get his hands on her inheritance, he'll stop at nothing to locate her.

With a new name and fake ID papers, she lands a job as a personal assistant to none other than Hollywood's golden boy director Mick Talford. He's a difficult client but she senses hidden depths to him. Once Mick and Sarah combine forces in a desperate attempt to keep Sarah out of harm's way, they build a strong bond . . . but with danger trailing them, is it enough to keep them both alive?

Kritters Thoughts:  Sarah Rainsford has been on the run for years and while she should be living the nice life with her trust fund giving her opportunities, instead she is barely scraping by and running from her estranged husband who has the law on his side.  Sarah ends up in Los Angeles and on the doorstep of a movie director who with time helps her to confront the demons of her past and they may even fall in love while doing so!

Sarah was such a fun character to follow and while the reader doesn't know all of the details they are divulged at just the right pace.  Mick was great also and I enjoyed his character arc while contrived in a few moments in the book, he was still a great character to put next to Sarah.  

A combination of mystery and romance, this book was a fun read.  They were fast enemies to lovers and I don't know how or why, but it didn't feel like instalove to me at all.  While I must warn that there is a long love scene that was quite open door, but it was easy to skim if that isn't your thing and there is more than enough plot to enjoy without that moment.  

This was my first Meg Tilly read and will by no means be my last.  I am intrigued to read a few synopsis and dive into more of her books, especially if they have this great combo of mystery and romance!

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2021 Challenge: 92 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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