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Never Run From Love (Kellington Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Maureen Driscoll
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Another Kellington brother finds love in the fourth book of Maureen Driscoll’s Regency romance series.

When Hal Kellington sees a respectable reform worker with the stockings of a courtesan, he’s intrigued. When his friend wagers he cannot kiss the chit, he’s challenged. And when he gets to know the spirited American, he realizes the stakes are higher than he could possibly imagine.

Since arriving in England to live with her uncle and aunt, Melanie Sutton has been working to help London prostitutes start new lives in America. When they begin disappearing, she accepts the help of a notorious rake to track them down. But she soon discovers that resisting temptation is much easier preached than practiced.

NEVER RUN FROM LOVE contains explicit language and adult situations. The earlier books in the series were NEVER WAGER AGAINST LOVE (Book 3), NEVER MISS A CHANCE (Book 2) and NEVER A MISTRESS, NO LONGER A MAID (Book 1), which USA TODAY’S HAPPY EVER AFTER blog called “enjoyable, suspenseful and satisfying.”

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"I found myself in love with a fictional character within one short chapter."  Terree Nelson Lyman, THE WINDOW SEAT ON A RAINY DAY

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  • File Size: 688 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009OH2U8U
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ..another Kellington bites the dust! AWESOME! October 22, 2012
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Awhile back I was approached by Maureen Driscoll to read her first self-published Historical regency novel, and as most of you know by now, I have great admiration for self-published authors [which is not to say that any of the other authors are lacking in my admiration], so I jumped at a chance to do it.

Her first book, `Never a Mistress, No Longer a Maid' was the one that totally hooked me on the Kellington family and after reading the subsequent `Never Miss a Chance' [the second Kellington book], and `Never Wager against Love' [the third one], I wondered what she had in store for Hal, the youngest brother. Well, I wonder no more!

Hal is one of those rake's that's more a scoundrel who hides his pain and heartbreak behind a façade of the charmers smile, a healthy sexual appetite and a copious amount of drink, not necessarily in that order. His family loves him and every one of them would do anything to help him, yet they do realize that Hal himself would have to want their help in order for his life to take another turn.

None of them, including Hal himself, would even dream about that `the turn' would walk into his life by way of a very smart, witty and most forward thinking young woman by the name of Melanie Sutton.

Mel was orphaned at ten and went to live with her maternal aunt, but when that aunt passed away nine years later, her uncle, the Earl of Heffner and his wife were happy to take her in and introduce her to English Society. Mel, a free thinking American and Quaker educated, wasn't so much impressed with the ton and she was restless until she met a reformer by the name of Mrs. Seton. This woman, albeit a bit harsh and at times full of herself, gave our heroine some purpose in life and made her life worthwhile.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A really fun read February 17, 2014
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This 4th installment in the Kellington series was really fun to read. There was passion, intrigue, action, and scandal. The only thing that bothered me was Mel's reluctance to be with Harry "Hal". It's understandable up to a point because he does have some big changes to make in his life in regards to drinking, gambling, and " whoring", so he really isn't much of a catch in the beginning. It's later in the book when she basically tossed him out the door after letting him, ummmm, can't think of a tactful way to say that. Heavy petting? Anyway, she encourages and enjoys it, and then tosses him out. Sure, she's shocked at what happened but then she starts seriously considering marrying her friend from America! So, I spent a few chapters wanting to smack her. But, she changed her attitude, and he started thinking of them more seriously and cleaned up his act. After that, the story became really enjoyable again, and I liked seeing them work together for their cause. There ended up being two villains which surprised me a little. I had suspected both of them, but wrongly assumed there was only one guy behind all the trouble. I like surprises, though, so that was good. Overall, it's one of the better ones in the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this series and this author February 28, 2015
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Love this series and this author. Laugh out loud funny, lots of chuckles and then there's the stuff that makes you cry. Wonderful writing; I couldn't stop until I had read all books in both series (nine so far) - now I have to get back to reality until the next one in the "Never" series comes out. Thank you, Maureen Driscoll, for sharing your gift. This is the same review you’ll see from me for all of her books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Prelude to the next June 26, 2014
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This was a good lead in to William's story.I look forward to reading the next story soon. So good to see a happy ending.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!! June 25, 2014
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Another excellent read! Page turner that kept you intrigued to the end. I would say a favorite of her series so far.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it! June 24, 2014
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Quite entertaining and exciting. It was funny at times, other times I was at the edge of my seat wanting to punch somebody. A recommended read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good book! June 23, 2014
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Book 4 of this series is about Hal, who is the youngest of the Kellington family. I have to admit that Hal wasn't my favorite character of this series and because of that, I really didn't get too involved with this one. It is a good story but I just couldn't really connect with the characters in this one.

I guess after reading all of the other books in the series this one, in my opinion, came up a bit short.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The wonderful Kellington Series! June 15, 2014
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This is the fourth book in the Kellington Series that I have read! They flow wonderfully into each other. The characters are real and very believable. The stories are riveting and you don't want them to end and when they do, you are anxious to begin the next! I have only two more books in this series and I hope there is a series of the next generation of Kellingtons and Rivertons!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Nope
I couldn't even get to 5% in this one. The hero just didn't seem the least bit likeable no matter how handsome and charming he was written to be. Read more
Published 3 months ago by kshrop
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this book and each one in the series. Need to get all the books in the series
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
This is the first book I have read by Maureen Driscoll and I was more than impressed. It was filled with all the things that make for a wonderful read and had great characters and... Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Osborne
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
ANOTHER GREAT book by Maureen Driscoll!!! Again I HIGHLY recommend reading the series!!!
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars love this series
This series of books is great!! Love them all.the characters are great and very likable. She can keep me totally involved.
Published 5 months ago by Suzanne Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Plain Fun!
For as voraciously as I read, I've never submitted an Amazon review. But, I just completed the Kellington series and had to come back to do so. These books are just plain fun. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Lindsay H.
4.0 out of 5 stars Book four of the Kellingtons keeps up with the rest
Book four is the story of Hal and Melanie. What starts out with a bet between friends for Hal to kiss Melanie soon turns to lust, love and suspense. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kathy
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Enjoyable series.
Published 7 months ago by Wendy Scaife
5.0 out of 5 stars Never run from love by Maureen driscoll
This was a new author for me. I read book one and could not wait to read the books in this ongoing saga. Now I have the pleasure of the next book about Liam....can't wait!!##
Published 7 months ago by Pati1967
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First things first: a huge thank you to Jennifer Omner at for the book covers and designs. An equally huge thank you to JBC Images at for the author photo.

Maureen Driscoll is an Emmy-nominated writer-producer in Los Angeles whose credits include "The Dish" on the Style Network, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and Nickelodeon's "BrainSurge." She was also a recipient of a Walt Disney Studios screenwriting fellowship, where she wrote a romantic comedy based on her rather painful divorce. The script didn't make it to the big screen, but it did teach her a few things about happily ever after.

Before moving to Hollywood, Maureen spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill. Her novel DATING GEORGE CLOONEY is a political satire inspired by her time there.

ALWAYS HAVE HOPE is the third book in the Emerson series of Regency romances. The first was ALWAYS COME HOME, followed by ALWAYS TRUE TO HER. They follow the Kellington series: NEVER A MISTRESS, NO LONGER A MAID; NEVER MISS A CHANCE; NEVER WAGER AGAINST LOVE; NEVER RUN FROM LOVE; NEVER DENY YOUR HEART and NEVER TURN AWAY.

Maureen is currently working on Nick's story, ALWAYS BELIEVE IN LOVE, the next book in the Emerson series.

She loves hearing from her readers on Facebook at Maureen Driscoll Author, Twitter, Goodreads and

She is very, very appreciative of her readers and thanks people for taking the Kellingtons and Emersons to heart.

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