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Review: Runaway Groom by Lauren Layne

January 31st, 2018 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Received for review

Publication date: January 30, 2018

Publisher: Random House

Series: I Do, I Don’t #2

Rating: ★★★★★

About the book:

For one charming playboy, getting cast on a Bachelor-esque reality TV show is the shock of a lifetime—until he finds love where he least expects it. And now the chase is on!

Gage Barrett’s reputation as a ladies’ man has been greatly exaggerated, but none of that matters after a drunken bet lands him on Jilted, a reality TV show that matches runaway grooms with wannabe brides. Now he’s stuck at a Hawaiian resort with nineteen women competing to drag him back to the altar—and one contestant who’s even more miserable than he is. Gage has no idea how feisty, independent Ellie Wright wound up in the cast, but it’s obvious she hates his guts. And if there’s one thing Gage likes, it’s a challenge. . . .

Ellie can’t believe she let her best friend talk her into exchanging her dignity for a glorified bikini contest. Still, she could use the exposure—her business is struggling—and she’ll probably be one of the first to get eliminated anyway. But Gage isn’t the shallow jerk Ellie anticipated—and he’s in no rush to send her home. As stolen kisses turn into secret trysts, she finds herself losing track of what’s real and what’s for the camera. With the wedding finale looming, this runaway groom is tempting Ellie to start believing in storybook endings.

My Thoughts:

This is my third Lauren Layne book and has cemented her in my must read list and I need to go back and read all of her other books! I loved the first book in the series, Ready to Run, and I jumped at the chance to review Runaway Groom. Runaway Groom was just as good as Ready to Run and you don’t need to have read Ready to Run to jump into this one.

I loved both main characters and their little quirks. The story sort of reminded me of How to Lose a Bachelor by Anna Banks which I also loved. It had the same type of humor, snappy dialog and a hero and heroine that you will come to love. I don’t want to go into too much more and give away any spoilers but trust me you will want to buy this book ASAP! If you haven’t picked up a Lauren Layne book before stop everything and go do that right now!

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Checkout Book 1: Ready to Run

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