Paperback edition: -
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: I had the perfect life.
Beautiful and loving husband. Three gorgeous little girls. Successful career.
The only thing missing was the white picket fence. I really wanted that fence.
Three years ago, I lost that life. I lost my husband. And I lost myself. But, eventually, I found my way through the darkness. I’ve made peace with my new life. I have my girls, and that’s all that matters. They are my world. I have no illusions of ever falling in love again or getting whisked away on a white horse.
But then he came back into my life. On a freakin’ motorcycle.
There’s no way I’ll let him turn my life completely upside down. Absolutely no way.
The question is…
How long can I keep pretending that I’m happy with my life being right-side up?
Favourite quote: "You'll never have your happy ending unless you're brave enough to open the book and start your story."
WOW! This book completely blew me away! I bought it when it first came out and then when I helped reveal the cover and got on the Blog Tour for the novella, Recovery, then I thought that I better start reading this book so that I knew what was going on! When I first saw the cover for this book I thought that it was going to be a Young Adult or a New Adult book and then I saw that it actually wasn't after I read the synopsis! I was a little apprehensive about reading it as the main character was older than the characters normally are in the sort of books I read, but I can honestly say that I felt like I was reading a Young Adult or New Adult book and that was the first time that I've probably ever stepped outside my comfort zone and felt like that! It's the sort of feeling I love and another reason why I loved this book as much as I did! The plot of this book was so sad, but so beautiful at the same time! I was instantly drawn into it and it just got better and better! In Running On Empty there was this broken woman who was doing the best she could and putting on a brave face when inside she was broken, until someone comes back into her life and saves her! I loved that the plot was so interesting and kept making me what to read a few more chapters every chance I got! I also teared up at a particular scene in this book which I was pretty impressed about as I thought that I was going to cry the whole way through it! The characters were so amazing! Alex was the main character and I just adored her! She had been through so much and she still held her head high and was determined to be independent, even though it's okay to ask for help sometimes! Alex was someone who I admired as she was a character that tried her best even when she had been through a lot! Blake was the man who saved Alex! He swooped in and showed her that you can get a second chance at love and to cherish it when you find it! I loved him! He was also hot and exactly what Alex needed! I also loved Kyndall, Nycole and Rylie! They were so funny and exactly the kind of children I would want! I'm really looking forward to reading more of this series as Running On Empty was full of emotion and was written amazingly! The cover for this book is initially what drew me to it! It is absolutely stunning! I am in love with it! I also love how much the title suits the book as well!