I saw the book Run, Rose, Run listed when I was scrolling through the online library. I think it was the cover that first caught my eye and then it was the author. James Patterson and Dolly Parton?? That seemed like an unusual combination to me. I had to check it out. I put myself on the waitlist and it finally became available.
This book was kind of fun to listen to in the audio version. Dolly Parton is one of the readers as well as a whole ensemble of others. It is almost more like a play. That was interesting and new to me as a listener.
I’ve long been a Dolly Parton fan but have to say, I’ve never read James Patterson. So coming to the book that way, the book has lots of music references and song lyrics…there’s some romance. There is one spot in the book where someone falls four flights and is perfectly fine except for a few scratches. I always get frustrated with books when they do this. Why not have the person fall one or two flights. It’s still dramatic but it’s so much more believable. Seriously…four flights and nothing but a couple of scratches?? I don’t think so. All in all it was pretty good. I’ve learned to try to ignore the inconsistencies.
Here is what Amazon had to say:
“Every song tells a story.
She’s a star on the rise, singing about the hard life behind her.
She’s also on the run. Find a future, lose a past.
Nashville is where she’s come to claim her destiny. It’s also where the darkness she’s fled might find her. And destroy her.
Run, Rose, Run is a novel glittering with danger and desire—a story that only America’s #1 beloved entertainer and its #1 bestselling author could have created.”
Amazon readers gave the book 4.5 stars. I’m thinking more like 4.2. The book was good. For me, it was a great break from reading the typical things I read….but it’s not a book that will stick with me and be memorable. So…great entertainment for the moment but only escape fiction…not something that moved me or made me think hard about anything.
You can find the book HERE if you are interested.