Book Reviews of Runaway Mistress

Runaway Mistress
Runaway Mistress
Author: Robyn Carr
ISBN-13: 9780778321743
ISBN-10: 0778321746
Publication Date: 5/1/2005
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 257 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
OMG!! This book was awesome!!
Jennifer thinks she sees her married boyfriend, Nick, lose his temper and kill his wife so she goes into hiding. While hiding she has a new life, friends, and family that she loves and cares for. When Nick finds her..does she go back to her old way of life with all of lifes finer things..or does she stay in her new life with her new 'family'? I read this book in one afternoon..I just couldn't stop!!
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Helpful Score: 4
OMG this book was AWESOME!! This is the first book I have read by this author. I am HOOKED!! I couldn't put the book down!!! I have more books in my TBR pile by this author and I can't wait to dive in. If this is any indication of what is to come, I am excited. I loved the storyline, characters everything. GREAT READ! MUST READ!!
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Helpful Score: 4
A good read and a fun story about a woman used to having everything, but finds an even better life in a small town while hiding from a dangerous past.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a surprisingly good novel about a girl who has to redefine herself only to find that she had never really known who she was. There is romance in it but mostly it's about Jennifer/Doris rediscovery through the kindness of the town's quirky inhabitants.

What I love about this book is that Jennifer is a mistress and she isn't apolegetic about it. Yes, she has fake boobs, fake lips, fake hair, fake tan, etc... Often in romance novels in an effort to make a character likeable, a "mistress" is usually something else. I thought it was rather brave of Carr to make Jennifer someone that most women who hate.

Quick, easy, entertaining read.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is an excellant book, I was very surprised. I had not ever read anything written by this author and was very impressed.
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Helpful Score: 2
Robyn Carr is an extraordinary writer and this book is one of her best. I wasn't sure I would like this lead character since she was a kept woman with no qualms about it. I also thought it would be typical chick-lit but it was much deeper, it's a book about a woman who changes her life, her look and her values and finds the real meaning of love and friendship.

The secondary characters are well drawn, and they add so much to what could have been a very ordinary romance. Well done and great reading!
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Helpful Score: 2
Nice quick read!
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Helpful Score: 2
I didn't think I would like this book because it is so out of character for me to read a book like this but I loved it and couldn't put it down. It has a bit of everything, mystery, romance, suspense. It is a great read in my opinion.
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From back cover
Not much can go wrong when you are traveling first calss with you fabulousy wealthy boyfriend- until you find his wifes body in your hotel room.


I wasn't sure about this book as I started the first chapter. But after the body and a shaved head, I was hooked. I could not put this book down.
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This was a very good book.
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Good book, quick read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Strange romance novel, hard to follow.
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Helpful Score: 1
A very good read about a woman who is a mistress by professional, but runs away after seeing a murder. Hiding in a small town, she learns how wonderful a simple life and love can be.
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Helpful Score: 1
This wasn't a bad read by any means, it just wasn't what I expected at all.
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Helpful Score: 1
excellent
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Good story, dragges a little bit but ends well.
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Helpful Score: 1
From shopping list to hit list. Not much can go wrong when you are traveling first-class with your fabulously wealthy boyfriend until you find his wife's body in your hotel suite. A book that will touch your heart and funny bone.
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I really enjoyed this book.
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Hmmm, I liked this story, but didn't feel that it was up to the level of this author's Virgin River series. I am not sorry that I read it though.
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After witnessing a murder, Jennifer Chaise is running for her life from her boyfriend, wealthy businessman Nick Noble, afraid she is going to be next on his hit list. Hiding out in Boulder City, she shaves her head, buys some old clothes, and takes a job as a waitress at a diner called The Tin Cup. The townspeople believe she is just down on her luck, but Detective Alex Nichols figures she is trying to disappear from her old life and wonders what her story is. When Nick's bodyguards show up in town flashing her picture, Jennifer worries that her time may soon be up.

This book is a departure from Carr's Virgin River series. Jennifer is Nick's mistress and is unapologetic about her lifestyle. As the story progresses and Jennifer makes friends and meets various people at the diner, she realizes how empty her old life was. This is a contemporary romance, but while the romance is interesting, it almost takes a backseat to the incredible supporting characters in the book. We have and elderly professor with her elderly dog; a flashy but aging stripper, a teenager whose life reminds Jennifer of her childhood, and the owner of the local diner who makes sure the poor in the community have a hot meal. I highly recommend this book. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
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Truly enjoyed my first Robyn Carr book. It's about a woman finally finding out what she wants in life at age 30.
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middle-of-the-road book: moves along, original plot idea, characters are OK. But it is nothing great.
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This book was great. Could not put it down.
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Loved it. Very beautiful story.
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Great book - lots of 'colorful' characters kept it entertaining.
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Entertaining & Fun to Read!
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Just can't seem to go wrong with Robyn Carr books. This single title romance is another one that is sure to please.

Jennifer Chaise is a mistress in every since of the word. She has created a beautiful exterior that men love to love. Her entire adult life has been lived in the arms of older wealthy men who, though often married, gave her all the luxuries that she assumed made her life the happy existance it is. WRONG.

She overseas her current squeeze in a fight with his wife and the next thing she knows the wife is dead and she is on the run. After hiding out in a small town outside Vegas, she begins to make some friends and builds a new life for herself in a world of paycheck to paycheck and Walmart chic.... the world she thought she had left behind. But the funny thing is that Jennifer suddenly realizes that she is happy living the simple life - so happy that she wonders what in the world she saw in the fake life she had before.

Along the way she befriends Nick Noble, the next door neighbor and Vegas cop. She is on the run and afraid to talk. He knows she isn't who she claims and just wants to find out how to help her break free. All the while sparks fly when they are together and the world seems a little less bright when they are apart.

Another great story from Ms. Carr. This one kind of jumps in fast and Jennifer takes her "new look" to unneeded extremes, but once you look past that it is a fantastic story with lots of humor, friendship and love.
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I had so much fun reading this book. I laughed and I cried. I don't usually cry from books-I wait til the movie.Robyn Carr has a way of writing where you feel like you are right in the middle of all the characters she creates.This book started out on a goofy premise,, but turned into a heartwarming story. I just loved it!
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This was a really interesting story by this author, my favorite so far by her.
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This book was soooo good I read it in one day!!!! I can't wait to read her others!!!!
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Great book. I could hardly put it down, once I started reading it. Loved it!
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not much can go wrong when you're traveling first-class with your fabulously wealthy boyfriend--- until you find his wife's body in your hotel suite.
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I really liked this book it was very funny.
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Interesting read. About a gal who was virtually a mistress and saw something she shouldn't have. She runs off and that's where the story really takes off.
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The first time I read this book was this summer. It is awesome. It has romance and mystery. This book grabbed me from the first chapter!!

Not much can go wrong when you're traveling first-class with your fabulously wealthy boyfriend until you find his wife's body in your hotel suite.

Convinced she's next on Nick Noble's hit list, Jennifer Chaise takes off down the Vegas Strip armed with only her wits and a Kate Spade bag full of money. Giving herself a drastic makeover complete with a new name she lands herself a waitressing job in a nearby town. For someone used to private jets and waterfront condos, the change in lifestyle couldn't be greater. Yet, oddly enough, Jennifer couldn't be happier.

And then she meets Alex Nichols. One of the Las Vegas police department's finest, he's everything she's ever wanted. But when Nick's bodyguards arrive in town, Jennifer knows that if she wants a future she's going to have to deal with her past.

"Robyn Carr writes books that touch the heart and the funny bone." New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber
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Treouble begins when you're traveling with your boyfriend and his wife's body turns up.
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Awesome book! I couldn't put it down.
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This was a great book.
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Jennifer Chaise prides herself on being the perfect mistress. Her latest boyfriend, wealthy high-roller Nick Noble, is good to her, showering her with money, gifts, and trips to exotic places. Unfortunately, on this particular trip to Las Vegas, Nick's spouse shows up, and Jennifer walks into a scene where the wife's bloody body is sprawled facedown on the bed. To make matters worse, Jennifer hears Nick barking orders to his goons to take care of her, too. Terrorized, Jennifer, a head-turning beauty, shaves her head and eyebrows and hides out in Boulder City, finding a job as a waitress in a mom-and-pop cafe. It's hard for Jennifer, now "Doris," to keep a low profile in such a friendly little town, especially when her neighbor turns out to be a cop. A heartwarming story of riches-to-rags with just the right amount of suspense and several interesting subplots. A light, easy read that would be enjoyed by all.
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The first half of the book is griping. The second half is more predictable and rushed. But it's still a very entertaining read.
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Both Robyn Carr and I live in Las Vegas. Anytime she sets a story in Vegas (or Boulder City), it has a feeling of being authentic. I've read nearly everything she's written and this is far and away my favorite. As always, Robyn's writing makes for an exciting story, sometimes at the pace of a runaway train. It's hard to turn the pages fast enough.
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good read.
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Pleasantly surprised at how much I really enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down.
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This was a very good book, I was not able to put it down.
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Great read!
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The cover, title and description of this book do not do it justice. This one is far more than a "romance" novel. It's a great story about a woman who hides out in a small town and ends up finding family, home and love as well as rediscovering herself. I enjoyed this one far more than I thought I would!
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Different than what I was expecting, good book though.
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Little mystery, little romanance and a lotta fun! My first Robyn Carr book and I plan to read more by this author as I enjoyed her story-telling skills.
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Fun. Fast paced.
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Great book.
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Excellent Read!
Order it Now.
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first time reading her books...and really enjoyed it
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Convinced she's next on Nick Noble's hit list, Jennifer Chaise takes off down the Vegas Strip armed with only her wits and a Kate Spade bag full of money. Giving herself a drastic makeover-complete with a new name-she lands herself a waitressing job in a nearby town. For someone used to private jets and waterfront condos, the change in lifestyle couldn't be greater. Yet, oddly enough, Jennifer couldn't be happier.
And then she meets Alex Nichols. One of the Las Vegas police department's finest, he's everything she's ever wanted. But when Nick's bodyguards arrive in town, Jennifer knows that if she wants a future she's going to have to deal with her past.....
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Not much can go wrong when you're traveling first-class with your fabulously wealthy boyfriend - until you find his wife's body in your hotel suite.
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Not much can go wrong when you're traveling first class with your fabulously wealthy boyfriend...until you find his wife's body in your hotel suite.
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Not much can go wrong when you're traveling first-class with your fabulously wealthy boyfriend -- until you find his wife's body in your hotel suite.
Convinced she's next on Nick Noble's hit list, Jennifer Chaise takes off down the Vegas Strip armed with only her wits and a Kate Spade bag full of money. Giving herself a drastic makeover -- complete with a new name -- she lands herself a waitressing job in a nearby town. For someone used to private jets and waterfront condos, the change in lifestyle couldn't be greater. Yet, oddly enough, Jennifer couldn't be happier.

And then she meets Alex Nichols. One of the Las Vegas police department's finest, he's everything she's ever wanted. But when Nick's bodyguards arrive in town, Jennifer knows that if she wants a future she's going to have to deal with her past . . .
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Not much can go wrong when you're traveling first-class with your fabulously wealthy boyfriend - until you find his wife's body in your hotel suite.

Convince she's next on Nick Noble's hit list, Jennifer Chaise takes off down the Begas Strip armed only with her wits and a Kate Spade bag full of money. Giving herself a drastic makeover - complete with new name - she lands herself a waitressing job in a nearby town. For someone used to private jets and waterfront condos, the change in lifestyle couldn't be greater. Yet, oddly enough, Jennifer couldn't be happier.

And then she meets Alex Nichols. One of the Las Vegas police department's finest, he's everything she's ever wanted. But when Nick's bodyguards arrive in town, Jennifer knows that if she wants a future she's going to have to deal with her past...
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Not much can go wrong when you're traveling first-class with your fabulously wealthy boyfriend -- until you find his wife's body in your hotel suite.

Convinced she's next on Nick Noble's hit list, Jennifer Chaise takes off down the Vegas Strip armed with only her wits and a Kate Spade bag full of money. Giving herself a drastic makeover -- complete with a new name -- she lands herself a waitressing job in a nearby town. For someone used to private jets and waterfront condos, the change in lifestyle couldn't be greater. Yet, oddly enough, Jennifer couldn't be happier.

And then she meets Alex Nichols. One of the Las Vegas police department's finest, he's everything she's ever wanted. But when Nick's bodyguards arrive in town, Jennifer knows that if she wants a future she's going to have to deal with her past . . .
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Not much can go wrong when you're travelling 1st class with your fabulously rich boyfriend.....till you find his wife's body in your hotel suite !
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Not much can go wrong when you're travelling 1st class with your fabulously rich boyfriend.....till you find his wife's body in your hotel suite !