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Monday, 3 July 2017

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Rum Runner (The Key West Escape Series #1) by Tricia Leedom

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Rum Runner
by Tricia Leedom
(The Key West Escape, #1)
Published by: Ink Monster LLC
Publication date: July 18th 2017
Genres: Adult, Adventure, Romance


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!

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 4 out of 5 (very good)

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Mafia style books are a guilty pleasure of mine, especially when it contains an off limits character paired with another off limits character.  These types of stories usually involve some fierce chemistry, a sizzling attraction, and a type of bond that is unbreakable. These stories usually have moments that could make a person swoon, they also have moments that make you want to chuck your kindle, or reading device of choice, and usually leave you say a few choice words under your breath. Does any of those items above intrigue your or entice you into wanting to read mafia books?

My descriptions above were right on par with this story. I think we might have gotten a little more sass out of the female lead character but that only makes the story that much more fun to read. The chemistry between the two characters was pretty unstoppable. The action was intense and left you sitting a little straighter and reading a little faster.

It was an absolute breeze to visualize the happenings of this story. The author really did a phenomenal job describing what was going on or the scenery that surrounded the characters. It was so simple to close my eyes and picture myself in the story. The visualization flowed just as easily as the wording did and kept on pace with the writing style.

I hope after you’ve read this review, and the blurb of the story of course, that you want to check out this book. I really think the author did a great job writing this story and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and I hope you do too!

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

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Conch Necklace

Dreaming of the Sea Necklace

Starfish Hair Barrettes

10 pc Drink Stirrer Set

Peach Quote Beach Tote

Rum Runner Signed Copy

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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

Tour Organised by: Xpresso Book Tours


  1. I can't wait to read this! A great review, and I love all I have read. (

  2. Great review! I love when a book is so atmospheric and well described like that that it really brings you into the story!