Review: Running the Numbers, by Roxanne Smith 9


4 out of 5 Stars

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These characters would make a great soap opera I found this book very entertaining with all the twists and turns. These characters would make a great soap opera. The story will keep the readers engaged.

Reviewed by Romantic Renay

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.


He’s the hot new guy in the small-town Wyoming office, a bachelor from L.A. with a trail of divorces behind him. But something about Blake Cobb has Sadie Felix setting her sites on him—even though he might just be her biggest competition in the race for a much-coveted promotion. Still, a little workplace rivalry will only make the tension between them more thrilling. At least, that’s what Sadie hopes, until she learns Blake’s already dating the boss’s daughter…
She’s an ambitious corporate climber with a face and a body that could stop a clock. Which is exactly why Blake steers clear of Sadie Felix—he’s been there, done that, with disastrous results. Besides, his new girlfriend is a dead ringer for his first love—the one who got away. But when an office scandal throws the boss’s daughter in a new—and unflattering— light, Blake’s forced to see what’s been right in front of him all along…

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An arm shot out of the driver’s side window of the Ford pickup. A few dents and dings, but waxed to a perfect shine, the truck gleamed in the September sunlight. The hand waved. A second later, the door opened and a woman stepped out. She looked right at him and waved again. She had on a dirty navy blue baseball cap. Short black hair tufted out on the sides. Her eyes were wide-set and almond-shaped, like a cat’s. Hard not to notice the way she gazed at him as she came around the bed of the truck, openly curious.


Blake’s stomach curled into itself instinctively, and a bone-deep desire to run back the way he’d come struck him like a blow. Blake stared at the woman, a ghost from his past. One he’d long considered vanquished. The resemblance made the short hairs on his neck dance. He wracked his brain for the right thing to say. She was a stranger, and he shouldn’t let his first impression become a permanent mark against her. After all, it wasn’t her fault she was a dead ringer for his old mistress.

She saved him the trouble by speaking first. “Uckle Bake, huh? Your niece sounds cute.” A wide grin split her face. Her eyes, a striking shade of pale gray, like pools of clear water, seemed to tease him from beneath the bill of her cap.

It would’ve been better if she hadn’t said anything. Blake kept a straight face and his gaze trained on the generic symbol stitched onto her ball cap. He determined to cling to the one thing about this woman that didn’t remind him of Kira, who wouldn’t have worn a baseball cap if he’d paid her in solid gold bars engraved with her name. “Blake Cobb.”


About the Author:

A Florida native, Roxanne Smith has called everywhere from Houston to Cheyenne home. Currently residing in Asheville, NC, she’s an avid reader of every genre, a cat lover, pit bull advocate, and semi-geek. She loves video games, Doctor Who, and her dashing husband. Her two kids are the light of her life.


Twitter handle:  thissmithrox



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  1. I’ve enjoyed following the tour for Running The Numbers and I am so glad I decided to read it because I loved it!! It’s been fun following the tour – thanks for sharing 🙂

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