April 25, 2012

Review: Dead Running by Cami Checketts

When Cassidy Christensen’s sister-in-law convinced her to run in a 5K Cassidy just barely got through the finish line. Once the race was over the coordinators of the race had a few giveaways and lo and behold Cassidy won an entry in to an upcoming marathon. Committed to completing the marathon Cassidy dives into training but when it’s clear she’s being targeted Cassidy doesn’t know just who to trust. Will she make it to the finish line or will this be her last mile?

Dead Running is my first book by Cami Checketts and I absolutely loved it. Cassidy is funny, brave and quirky and I loved her philosophy on relationships. She’s attracted to two very different guys in the book. One seemingly likes her back and the other doesn’t want anything to do with her but can’t stop showing up just at the right moment when she’s in danger. Then you throw in a very snarky “Hot Red-Head” as competition and hilarity ensues.

The only reason I didn’t give this one 5 stars is that the storyline is a little too over the top and didn’t feel real but the characters redeem the book. I highly recommend this one for anyone who loves light and fluffy suspense thrillers if that isn’t too much of a contradiction.