Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Runaway Groom by Lauren Layne-Book Review

Runaway Groom by Lauren Layne

About the book 
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.

And I thought 
So sad it's the end of the series!  Need more Please!

I loved it.  You just know it's going to be good with a happy ending that makes you smile.  It did!

I loved the story it was quirky and funny. 

I loved the characters.  

Of course there were quite few ladies. But there wasn't much need to keep them straight as most didn't last long. 

Especially because in the initial introduction they were each only allowed 2 min.  and Ellie went over.   Mainly because Gage was engaged in the moment.   Which left Ellie in a bit of a bad position with the few other contestants that were 'mean girls.'

The main characters Ellie and Gage were charming.  

You just end up rooting for them.  

I won't spill any of the beans except early on Ellie tells Gage one of the girls has plans for an extreme method of getting his attention.  At the same time Ellie tells him she wants to get sent home.  

But Gage is too smitten and doesn't even realize it.  Gage ask Ellie to spy for him and tell give him a heads up on the wierdo's.  And there are a bunch! 

The two begin texting and become friends.  Which leads to a happy ending.  

But before the happy ending there is a twist and surprise!  

I enjoyed Runaway Groom so much I hated to see it end! 

There is one bedroom scene that might make my granny blush.  

There is a little language in the first few pages.  Mainly because Gage doesn't want to be in the reality show and has a few words to say to his agent.  Once he gets it off his chest everything quiets down.  

I usually don't give star ratings here any more but this one deserves a rating.  I wish I could give more but I'll have to leave it at 5 plus!  

If you love romance.  If you love romantic comedy you will not be disappointed! 

I received a complimentary copy from Lauren Layne.
This review will appear on Amazon and Good Reads.

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