The Bachelor meets The Runaway Bride in this addictive romance novel about a reality TV producer falling for her would-be star: a Montana heartthrob who wants nothing to do with the show.
Jordan Carpenter thinks she’s finally found the perfect candidate for Jilted, a new dating show about runaway grooms: Luke Elliott, a playboy firefighter who’s left not one but three brides at the altar. The only problem? Luke refuses to answer Jordan’s emails or return her calls. Which is how she ends up on a flight to Montana to recruit him in person. It’s not Manhattan but at least the locals in Lucky Hollow seem friendly . . . except for Luke, who’s more intense—and way hotter—than the slick womanizer Jordan expected.
Eager to put the past behind him, Luke has zero intention of following this gorgeous, fast-talking city girl back to New York. But before he can send her packing, Jordan’s everywhere: at his favorite bar, the county fair, even his exes’ book club. Annoyingly, everyone in Lucky Hollow seems to like her—and deep down, she’s starting to grow on him too. But the more he fights her constant pestering, the more Luke finds himself wishing that Jordan would kick off her high heels and make herself comfortable in his arms.
“Small towns were different. They could reach inside of you and demand everything.”
I love, love, love, loved this book. Did I mention that I loved this book? Ready to Run was such an incredible and fun read, it’s honestly one of the most fun I’ve had reading in a very long time. From the moment I read the synopsis and got my hands on this book, I just knew this was going to be a fun and different read. The story-line is totally unique and I loved the idea of having a runaway groom. It was so refreshing and different. The plot sucked me in and I devoured this book in just a few short hours.
Ready to Run is a fabulous read from beginning to end. From an original plot to the small town setting. To the broody lead male and scorching hot chemistry. To the sweet, sweet romance, entertaining banter and just the right mix of angst, this book is the perfect summer read.
Ready to Run is the first book in the exciting new series I Do, I Don’t from author Lauren Layne, and I can tell you that she definitely knocked it out of the park with this one. Simply put, this book was a really enjoyable read and I am super excited to see where this series is going to go next!
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
She lives in New York City with her husband.
City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career. She signed with her agent in
2012, and her first book was published in summer of 2013. Since then, she’s
written over two dozen books, hitting the USA TODAY, New York
Times, iBooks, and Amazon bestseller lists.