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Feisty school teacher Tori Henderson values her independence and has no use for a husband. When she finds herself the legal guardian of her two nieces, two nephews, and facing eviction from her Kansas home, she enters the 1889 Oklahoma land run and confronts a new set of challenges. The biggest obstacle being her new neighbor, cocky lawyer Jesse Cochran, the son of a whoreFeisty school teacher Tori Henderson values her independence and has no use for a husband. When she finds herself the legal guardian of her two nieces, two nephews, and facing eviction from her Kansas home, she enters the 1889 Oklahoma land run and confronts a new set of challenges. The biggest obstacle being her new neighbor, cocky lawyer Jesse Cochran, the son of a whore--a man determined to put his past behind him and start a new life and family of his own.Despite the undeniable attraction between them, Tori is determined to keep him at arm’s length, but a family emergency brings them together and they declare a truce. Can Jesse win Tori’s heart after a series of unplanned events, or will a tragedy tear them apart forever?See the book trailer for A Run For Love here:

Title : A Run for Love
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ISBN : 13107419
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 383 Pages
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A Run for Love Reviews

  • Maqluba
    2019-04-04 06:54

    I got s little more than halfway thru but the heroine bothered me too much and the story wasn't too exciting so I dropped it. There are very few things I hate more than a man-hating heroine. I hate woman-hating heroes too so I'm an equal opportunity hater of haters:)There is a fine line between feisty and a shrew and she crossed the line too many times. Her reasoning for hating marriage and all charming men didn't hold any water in my mind so I just kept thinking "what does this adorable hero see in her??!!". Also for such a man hater she sure fell into bed easy enough over and over again. One last thing that bugged me: the fact that she kept leaving the kids behind or alone drove me nuts. Its the effing wild west you do NOT leave a sixteen year old in charge of three younger kids to ride in a broken wagon across miles and miles of open land. Yeah no I shoulda been clued in there how much this heroine would bug me.

  • Vikki Vaught
    2019-04-15 06:02

    I really enjoyed the hero, and I liked the plot, but I had a difficult time warming up to the heroine. I never like I got inside Tory's head. I would have liked more depth to her character. She was just so confrontational for much of the book that I grew quite irritated with her. Overall, I give this one 3.5 stars. Happy reading!

  • Char Chaffin
    2019-04-15 00:48

    I loved this book! So chock full of wonderful history, from the town that springs up almost overnight to the rich characterizations. Ms. Hutton has created a fascinating family in the Hendersons, a true leading man in Jesse Cochran and paves the way for much-anticipated sequels. I anxiously await her next installment -

  • Tanja Glavnik
    2019-04-01 01:54

    The only thing going for this book was the fact that the guy on the cover looks suspiciously like Viggo Mortensen.I don't even know where to begin. Jesse and the kids were the characters that actually made progress through the book and ended up likeable by the end of it.Tori, though?My God, she's the reason most men think women are complete idiots! If she wasn't bickering just for the sake of being right even when she was wrong, she was crying like a big baby, accusing Jesse of taking advantage of her (this AFTER she practically climbed him like a totem pole), being a depressed waif and generally fluctuating left, right and centre.Bottom line: not sure why I read this one.

  • Talking Books
    2019-04-10 07:01

    A moving, fantastic read that has you on the edge of your seat with many twists and turns and characters that pull at your heart strings all throughout the story. Jesse and Tori were the perfect match in this story that had so many hurdles and challenges. Strong story with lots of chemistry with many fireworks makes for one outstanding read. Be entertained by the many wonderful characters in A Run For Love by Callie Hutton which is book one of the Oklahoma Lovers series.5 Stars*Book received by the Author for an honest review

  • Lisa C.
    2019-04-25 05:39

    Didn't love it but didn't hate it, either. I was expecting a way better book considering all the glowing reviews. It started out well but then got really slow and dragged on. The heroine's attitude toward Jesse got old fast. I believe in strong, independent women but she carried it to the extreme. The hero was way more patient and understanding than he needed to be. I thoroughly enjoyed the bits of humor sprinkled throughout.

  • Shelly Bell
    2019-04-26 07:40

    This fascinating story about settlers out West pulled me in from the first chapter. I loved the strength of the heroine and that the hero, although an alpha male, was able to express his sensitivity. I laughed when Tori kept telling Jesse to stop calling her "honey." Other scenes left me crying. Beautiful love story!

  • Amy Schwoyer
    2019-04-25 06:54

    What a whiny little girl. Although the author wanted us to believe she was a grown woman because she had taken on the responsibility of raising her 4 nieces & nephews, she was far from grown. She treated her husband like crap, only did what she deemed was acceptable and to heck with everyone else. I've liked most of Ms. Hutton's other stories but this one just made me feel very sad for Jesse.

  • Nancy
    2019-04-14 03:49

    The story was intriguing. There were twists and turns which kept it in interesting. However, there were several sex scenes that left nothing to the imagination. So if you're looking for a clean read this is not it therefore the two stars. If not for that I would have given it a three.

  • Dionne
    2019-03-28 02:42

    Great!This was a wonderful story. I loved reading it. I could not put it down until I finished reading it. Great story and imagination!

  • Angie Adair
    2019-04-01 03:37

    5 starsI really enjoyed this book. Tori's brother is killed, leaving his four children orphans. Tori takes them in to raise.

  • Katrina Oram
    2019-04-17 04:56

    This is the first book I have read by Callie Hutton and I love the characters she has introduced me to. I am excited to read all her work!

  • Rebecca
    2019-04-25 23:52

    It doesn't feel historically accurate at all. But I liked the development of their relationship after the tragedy. Low 3

  • Barb Larson
    2019-04-12 00:53

    This was a very entertaining book. It describes the OK land run and how quickly a town grew. I felt that this is an author I plan to follow. BEL

  • Mandi Morgan
    2019-04-26 03:00

    I really liked this story. I loved how we experienced their lives through the year. It was very well done. I also like that it ends with a smile.

  • Chiyo
    2019-04-19 07:39

    This book had promise, story though not to original intrigued me to see what spin would be allotted to make it unique. Tori after the death of her brother inherits his four children. Being kicked out of their home she decides to make a new life by entering the 1889 Oklahoma land run. Before the race she meets a delicious man by the name of Jesse who just so happens ends up being her new neighbor. The story concentrates on the attraction between these two characters while the kids are kind just background with very little other than making some event to draw these two together. Honestly, you literally forget they are there for more than half of the book, I know I did.I will say I loved Jesse, he's dependable and darn right patient. Seriously, I couldn't Stand Tori after awhile Jesse was a godsend to stay with her, I'm anti-divorce to the third degree but even I was so agitated with Tori I wanted to divorce her at some point... I know I know she really had some horrible events (view spoiler)[(Her Aunts anti-man opinions fed to her for a young age, and the loss of her unborn child by Jesse) (hide spoiler)] to make her act the way she did but my god it dragged on and on and she just frustrated me to no end. Especially the way she treated Jesse, someone worrying about your health especially in her condition is not being controlling grrr. Sorry but It just annoyed me.Another thing that I questioned was the transition of scenes one minute there, I dont know, walking in town and then bam somehow they were at home, I mean I see some reason cause if the actually wrote more in depth scene transition the book would have dragged out even more. I mean asteriks could have been used or some form of symbol could have been used to at least warn the reader scenes would change.Jesse was the only reason I stuck with it I really did love his character, though I wish had more backstory other than (view spoiler)[ being the bastard of whore(hide spoiler)] I felt like he kind of got jilted in a way. I guess I wanted more feedback to know why he thought a certain way in things. Overall the plot was decent but it drags on like a young and the restless soap opera so many different hurdles the characters have to jump through to finally and completely open themselves up to each other. Scratch that for Tori to open up. I was telling my coworker that it kind of felt like the story was meant to be a short novel and then the author decided hmmm maybe I can expand on this and added a whole mess of incidents that dragged out the main plot. Thats just my opinion. Would I recomend the book? hmm tough question I guess I'd have to say If you have time on your hands and want just a time filler go for it.

  • Patty McKenna Van Hulle
    2019-03-31 01:47

    Tori Henderson is gutsy, fierce & feisty girl of the 1800s. Why do you ask? Because she is wagon training across the US to Oklahoma with her orphaned nieces & nephews in tow for the 1889 Great Land Race. Jesse Cochran is also taking the Land Race to get a fresh start, leave his childhood behind him & start his law practice to the new frontier. Tori & Jesse are neighbors & they are like open flame to puddle of kerosene, EXPLOSIVE! Jesse is always stopping by to eat her fresh baked treats & she is always shooing him out the door! Their have 4 pint sized godfolks-in-training (2 nieces & 2 nephews) & the growing town of Guthrie, Oklahoma always causing them to be to close for comfort! Soon draw scorching kisses, naughty caresses & hearts open to that pestie emotion called LOVE! Ms. Hutton's world of Guthrie, Oklahoma is a such a wonderful place to be, with all the warm, giving & meddling people who suck you into their loving & giving families. Tori is in my collection of strong willed heroines & she totally earned it with her spunkiness, never willing to give up & by raising her nieces & nephews in a loving way. She had to do it the hard way & learn as she went! Jesse was a hero with a complete "save a damsel in distress" complex, but he was willing to put himself in a weaker position to help his Tori along her bumpy & pot holed path of childrearing her kooky & troublemaking clan! Ms. Hutton has many unexpected surprises along the way, sparked filled naughty scenes, a heroine never taking off her BIG GIRL PANTIE off, a stubborn clan of juvenile OOPS & a hero that can lasso them into a MEGA loving, never boring & giving FAMILY! Ms. Hutton gets my top score of 5 fingers up & 10 toes for this romance filled with a mega sized sense of family!

  • One-Click
    2019-04-07 01:36

    Audiobook - Narrated by Lara Wells - Loved her! Really good production, she doesn't overact, super pleasant voice to listen too. Super!Loved the story, I think the narration really added to the enjoyment - Starts out in Nebraska and ends up in Oklahoma during the Government Land Runs into Indian Country. Young school teacher Tori ends up in a bad situation when her brother dies, she comes to care for his four children and a month later, the bank takes the house. She decides they are going to take part in the land run and have a fresh start. While preparing for the run she, of course, meets a handsome cowboy with a deep velvet voice, muscular thighs, piercing blue eyes, definitely male, who smells like sweat, horses and man - while collecting kindling. They clash, tingles run down spines, but still she stays to feud over a pile of sticks. Moving right along, she runs, she claims her land and guess who claimed the plot right next to hers? got it. Mystery sweaty, horse smelling man! All kidding aside, I really did enjoy this book. You do have to endure some repetitive musings about their haunting pasts and some historical inaccuracies, but other than that, it was really a terrific listen and an enjoyable story. I really ended up loving both Tori, Jesse and the kids and the epilogue was terrific! It's a keeper! I received a copy of this audiobook free of charge from AudiobookBoom, in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Lori
    2019-04-25 02:51

    3.5 starsA historical love story that builds gradually. The real life ups and downs that all relationships face. These trials and tribulations just happen to take place in a really good entertaining, enjoyable and sometimes very funny historical story.The story of Tori Henderson and Jesse Cochran two people who find themselves neighbor's after the 1889 Oklahoma land rush. Each is dealing with their own issues. Tori is the custodian of her 4 nieces and nephews and determined to never get married. Jesse is determined to prove to Tori that he is the man for her. A family emergency forces them to work together which brings them even closer. When they go though a heartbreaking situation, it tests both of them. You don't really know what you have until you face losing it.While the story is filled with a wide range of great characters, Tori tested the limits of stubbornness at times and this made her character a little less likable. Jessie has the patience of a saint and a heart of gold that makes him a lovable character.Laura Wells did a really good job with the narration. Pleasant voice easy to listen to. Great character voices. She really conveyed all of emotions of the characters especially Jesse's and Tori's. This audiobook was provided by author, narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of

  • Christine Warner
    2019-03-31 07:39

    From the first paragraph I was pulled into this story. Right away I wanted to see Tori succeed in making her dreams come true and at the same time forging a life for her nieces and nephews. She's a spunky, strong willed lady that you couldn't help but want to see succeed!But then came Jesse, the hero with a fun sense of humor and good common sense! He had a trying past, but he didn't let it affect his outlook on life and he pushed ahead to make the most of himself.Right away these two butted heads and I loved their easy, playful banter. And even though Tori tried to deny her attraction, Jesse worked his way into her life and heart.I don't want to spoil the read by giving too much away. But this is a fun, spirited story full of fun facts about the Oklahoma Land Run. The characters were well written and the story was over before I wanted it to end...but the best part of that is that Callie Hutton is planning sequels and one has already been released. A Wife Before Christmas came out December 1st and is on my list of must reads.I recommend this to anyone that wants to sit down and enjoy a historical romance with a twist of adventure, fun, humor and happily ever afters...of course with a few obstacles thrown in to make you sit on the edge of your seat!

  • Annie
    2019-04-06 06:42

    Tori and Jesse had less than ideal upbringings yet their experiences made them opposites.Tori decided not to trust any man and built walls around herself. Jesse decided that his happily ever after was worth fighting for.I really like Jesse, he took his vows seriously and never gave up on Tori, no matter how hard or how often she pushed him away. He may have never said the words out loud but he proved his love for her with actions. It was beautiful how love ended up saving hislife. Since Jesse never gave up on her, she wasn't about to give up on him, even when the whole town urged her to.This was a well written story filled with real life heartbreak. I laughed, I cried and in the end I was left feeling uplifted because Jesse and Tori finally received their Happily Ever After.

  • Cerian Hebert
    2019-04-23 07:00

    I'll admit I read two of the sequels to A Run For Love and enjoyed them so much that I had to go back and read the first book in the series. I'm so glad I did! I'm not familiar with Oklahoma or its history, so reading about the land run and the origins of Guthrie was a pleasure. The descriptions were fantastic. But Jesse and Tori kept me reading. I loved Tori's stubborn sense of independence and her dedication to her nieces and nephews. Then there was Jesse. What woman wouldn't swoon over such a man? Romantic and just as stubborn when it came to winning Tori's heart. The story is filled with romance and a good mix of heartache and plenty of unforgettable characters. I look forward to reading more from Callie Hutton!

  • April
    2019-04-26 01:57

    “This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”A nice historical fiction. Strong female protagonist, independent and raising four nieces and nephews. Oklahoma land rush happens and Tori wants to claim a piece of land. Male protagonist, attraction and sparks fly. There are many twists and turns to get to the end.The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. I have a major complaint about pronouncing of Arkansas City. Any Kansan will tell you it is pronounced Ark-kansas the same as the river in the states borders.

  • Shirl
    2019-04-10 00:53

    I loved this heart felt story. The hardships, the love of a strong woman trying to raise her brothers children in a wild new place. The love and patience of a man who had faith in her and wouldn't give up. You could feel their pain. This book made me cry and laugh. I loved the way the bar fight was written. I laughed out loud so hard I started to cry. I also like the humor later on in the book between Jesse and Tori. I have really enjoyed all of Callie Hutton's books and each one has its own special feeling that you just love to read and can't put down. I highly recommend this book and anything this author writes. Great reads!

  • C.D. Hersh
    2019-04-13 23:53

    A story line that seems to be ripped from the history of the west and brought to life. The characters are fully developed individuals who deal with their problems head on. Jesse and Torri romance sneaks up on you as you read the story Initially the book seems to be about Torri's taking on the responsibilities for her dead brother’s children. She takes on this burden and proves to be a strong heroine even as she loses her heart to Jesse. Jesse has his secrets with no intention of taking on a wife. Let alone a ready made family. His heart does not listen to his mind and Torri becomes his future. A book well worth reading.

  • ReadingWench
    2019-04-14 03:54

    I received this AUDIO book for a review.I have never read a book like this before. No seriously, I haven't. The subject matter of the land run was very interesting. I have read about it of course, but I never read about land in a town up for grabs, or a woman claiming it. The other events in the book blended very well. The characters and the evolving storylines are great. Callie Hutton has interesting and unique ideas that she shares with us. We are lucky indeed.

  • Victoria
    2019-03-26 23:39

    It is a great book to read

  • Kathy
    2019-04-10 03:32

    Tori has just become the guardian of her four nieces and nephews. She decides to take the kids to Oklahoma for a land rush. She plans to sell what she bakes until she can find a teaching job. She will tutor children until the school gets built. Jessie is a lawyer who helps Tori with suggestions on her way to claim land. Though she doesn't trust him some of his ideas are good and they end up with adjourning lots in the new town.

  • darlene.wilson
    2019-04-12 01:33

    Jesse and Torie (Made For Each Other)This was a great love story about overcoming obstacles to reach for that true love. Torie traveled a long way to take part in the Oklahoma Land Run to find a home for her brothers 4 kids she had custody of. Jesse had a horrible childhood and feared he would never find someone who could accept him. They were so good for each other, but had to work hard to make it happen. Once I started to read, I couldn't put it down.

  • Jane Rainwater
    2019-04-08 01:57

    As a native Oklahoman, it was fun to immerse myself in this story in which Oklahoma history plays such a large part. Tori is a determined woman and Jesse is smart enough to love her for who she is, flaws and all. Some of the situations Tori found herself in had me laughing out loud and I loved the family relationships. This is a story that will warm your heart and leave you smiling.