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Run, Rose, Run

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Great story with compelling characters. I liked the behind the scenes look at the music industry. Flashbacks with no notice, made it a bit difficult to listen to on a drive, but did not detere from the story.

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This felt like a very VERY predictable read and I was a little weirded out by the random storylines that were added but then never mentioned again. I love Dolly but don’t think this was a good representation of her talent. Probably won’t listen to the album either.

Thank you to the author, publisher and @NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

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AnnieLee has moved to Nashville to try to get into the country music scene. She gets the opportunity to sing in a bar that happens to be owned by the retired star, RuthAnn. One of her bandmates convinces her that she needs to listen to AnnieLee, and before you know it, she is brought under RuthAnn's wing. Everything seems perfect except for the fact that AnnieLee is running away from her past, and someone is trying to find her to remind her of it. Will she continue her rise to fame, or will her past destroy what she has dreamed of? A great story by two great people. I loved the collaboration between James Patterson and Dolly Pardon, I really hope that they can make this into a movie! Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC in return for my honest review.

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It was a good story. I really wanted to read it because it was written with Dolly Parton and I liked the fact that it revolved around music. It wasn't a page-turner and had to keep reading, but it was well-written and it was a book that kept my attention.

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Big fan of Dolly. Not so much of James Patterson. And unfortunately this book was more JP than Dolly, I feel like. It was a big disappointment to me. A seasoned author like JP should be able to not fall in to the cliches that riddled every chapter and the overall storyline. There was absolutely nothing original about it except Dolly’s songs that I would have rather listened to than really read through this. No surprises whatsoever. Nothing interesting either. And honestly, everything seemed to work out so perfectly for AnnieLee that it made me wonder the whole time how she wasn’t already a success. Everything in her music career came so easy. Every person who listened to who adoringly loved her, cheered for her, wanted more. There was never single critic to her music or career. Seems just so unrealistic and seems like both authors should know that!
The thriller/mystery portions felt forced to add some interesting storyline but there still wasn’t much interesting in it.
This was just a big miss for me. But I will seek out the original music that goes along with the book for sure.

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This book was amazing and fast reading. The best part was the beginning and last part of the book. Im not really into country but it was a lovely book and I enjoy all of James Patterson book.

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I haven't read anything by James Patterson before but I do love Dolly Parton so decided to take a chance on this book and I wasn't disappointed. The outside world thinks that being in the music business is a lot of glamour and money and there is some of that. But there is also a lot of hard work and disappointment while at the same time facing the everyday circumstances of life that a lot of folks face. Like abusive relationships and not knowing where to turn. Very enjoyable story.

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I couldn’t wait to read this book by Dolly Parton and James Patterson. I love Dolly Parton but had never read James Patterson only heard all the hype. I can honestly say I will definitely be reading books by him in the future. From the hijacking of the 18 wheeler to get the Tennessee to the retired country singer to the guitarist who Jams in her band The characters or likable the secrets are deadly and the ending is definitely a showstopper. I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher but I am leaving this review voluntarily please forgive any mistakes as I am blind and dictate my review.

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Love James Patterson books and Dolly Parton. What a great combo. I truly enjoyed this one. I highly recommend reading this one.

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This was a fun thriller with a Nashville twang. The characters were interesting, and showed some real growth. The story was a bit far-fetched, but still managed to be interesting. It's a very fast read, but enjoyable to the end. You really root for AnnieLee to make it!

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I've been meaning to read this book for over a year now so naturally it was one of the first I turned to when I made the decision to tackle my Net Galley backlog. I just did a reread of Daisy Jones and the Six ahead of the show release and this book was the perfect one to pick up next. Weirdly, I've begun to turn to mysteries and thrillers instead of romance when I need an escapist read so I loved the whisper of secrets that ran throughout what was otherwise a fun rags to riches Nashville superstar story. My heart is still beating a bit wildly even 15+ minutes after I finished it but it was a good ride. It's been a while since I got so engrossed in a story that I forgot where I was and read through the dark as the sun set. I should have known though, books by James Patterson (and his army of ghost writers) have been dragging me into their different universes since Maximum Ride. If anything, this made me more excited for my planned reread of that series, which I might have to drag up sooner. 3.5/5

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Run Rose Run was a surprisingly entertaining read. The story is about a young songwriter and singer who gets to Nashville attempting to escape her past. Not really a typical James Patterson mystery but an engaging story .Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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Run, Rose, Run, a novel written by Dolly Parton and James Patterson, gives us an insightful tour through the world of country music. I am a Dolly Parton fan, and I enjoy many of Patterson's books, so I was excited about this book.

In Run, Rose, Run, singer songwriter AnnieLee Keyes finds her way to Nashville. Once there, AnnieLee is lucky and meets Ruthanna Ryder, the retired "Queen" of country music, and Ethan Blake, an army veteran who plays guitar and does studio work with Ruthanna. They all have their secrets; they all have their pasts. As the story unfolds, so do their secrets.

Run, Rose, Run is fun. It is not a work of literary fiction - and at times the plot might seem "hokey" - but it is a cohesive, enjoyable reading experience that also provides a look inside the world of country music from our real life "Queen".

When Run, Rose, Run was first published, I listened to the audiobook; after recently being approved to read and review an ARC, I read the book. Although I really enjoyed the book on both occasions, I highly recommend listening to this one. The narrators include Kelsea Ballerini and Dolly Parton. Either way, Run, Rose, Run is a fun reading experience.

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Every song tells a story, sort of, and AnnieLee keeps pumping them out! She's a star on the rise, singing about hard life, bad choices and better days. She's also on the run and terrified. Hoping beyond all hope to find a future and lose the past. Nashville is where she's come to find her destiny. It's also where the darkness she's fled keeps finding her.

This story is a mixture of mystery, love and song. AnnieLee dreams of being a huge country star, but her past keeps creeping up on her and the choices she makes are at time, dumbfounding, if not just dumb. The story is mainly about making it big in the music business.

It's not a twisty thriller, it's more of a fun read. The prologue promised us an action-packed thriller, but it never really delivered. This is a quick and enjoyable read. Sadly, while most of the book travels decently, the ending feels rushes and leaves so much to ponder.

Dolly Parton is releasing an album that she has written for the book to be released on the 3rd of March, the same day the book is published.

I would like to thank #NetGalley #RandomHouseUk #Cornerstone and the authors #DollyParton #JamesPatterson for my ARC of #RunRoseRun in exchange for an honest review.

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The premise and the authors should be enough to make you want to pick it up alone. Unfortunately, I think this was mismarketed to me and it wasn't really a thriller. I loved the character and the setting and I think if I was just expecting a normal general fiction story about an up and coming songwriter trying to make it, I would've enjoyed it more. I say all this to set your expectations when reading it so that hopefully this will be at least a four star read for you all or more. It was still very entertaining so I give kudos there I just wish I knew what to expect going in. I will also say that I've heard the audiobook with Dolly is a game changer which makes sense, so consider that when picking this one up.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was a great thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved this book and was throughly impressed.

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DNF.

I love Dolly based on some of the amazing charitable work she has done over the years and so I was hopeful about this book however this was a DNF for me. Admittedly, I only made it a few chapters in but the main character felt too cheesy for me because of the way she thought through things and her constant references to how music was her life. Completely understand the love of music and it has been a huge part of my life as well but this felt like her main character trait was that she was musical and REALLY loved music, so much that it was everywhere etc. It all felt a bit overdramatic.

Minor spoiler: The chapter where the main character shots a gun in an enclosed cabin of a tractor trailer and somehow the man hit did not crash and the shot was relevantly contained just felt too unrealistic and dramatic. The unlikeable main combined with plot points that felt ridiculous made me feel like this book was not one I would enjoy or want to prioritize completing. Best wishes to the authors!

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"Ryn, Rose, Run" is a cute story that would make a good beach read. I was interested in it because of Dolly Parton (duh!) and a lot of her voice came through in the characters. There's nothing particularly memorable about it, and the big secret that "Rose" is hiding takes a little too long to get revealed. But if you're on vacation and want a book that will keep you reading, it's good.

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Yikes.
I really didn't like this book. It was terrible. Boring for the most part, you might be surprised by the fact that there is no thriller aspect of this book for most of it, even though it's a James Patterson. There is also no character depth. It's very expositional. For how long the book is I was surprised that I bonded with none of the characters. I would skip this one and save yourself the time.

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First, this is the first book I've read by James Patterson. I know, strange, right? Second, while I don't like country music (don't listen to it at all) Dolly Parton is such an icon that I knew I had to at least try the story out. It definitely has that country flair one would expect, with a story line that is easy to read. It's easy to see Dolly's influence on the character Ruthanna (5'2" and yet casts a 6 foot shadow...hello!), the story isn't ultimately about her. It's about AnnieLee and her grit and determination to make it somehow, someway, and no one, and I do mean No One will get in her way, including the secrets she's trying to keep, including even herself. It's a fast paced narrative that keeps you rooting for AnnieLee, no matter the twists and turns that keep popping up. A delightful story that pulls you in and keeps you engaged.
*I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. This review is my own opinion*

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