Category/Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Sally Clements
Publication Date: 6/7/13
Source: Received from author for review
Seven years ago, Matthew Logan ran out on his wedding to June Leigh.
Life is good for fledgling dress-designer April Leigh. She couldn’t be happier that her sister has found a new love, and is excited about her very first commission, June’s wedding dress.
When April discovers June has invited runaway groom Matthew Logan to the wedding, she has to intervene. Matthew’s presence will ruin everything – her father hates him, and just the sight of him in the church might give her mother a heart attack.
Matthew Logan has no intention of going to June’s wedding, but when intriguing April arrives on his doorstep, he can’t resist getting to know her better. When a disaster forces them together neither can deny the passion that combusts into a red-hot affair.
Discovering the truth about the past shifts April’s feelings from lust to love, but bitter experience has taught Matthew to guard his heart.
When it looks as though Matthew will lose her forever, will he fight or flee?
Runaway Groom was an absolutely charming story. I've been reading a lot of intense books, and a few "meh" books, so it was very nice to find a book that made me smile, swoon, and best of all, completely pull me in for a few hours. And it's set it London. Bonus!
When I first saw Runaway Groom and realized the story was about a woman, April, and her sister's ex-fiance, Matthew, I thought "Awwkward." But if you know me, you know I love awkward so much. And yes, the atmosphere between Matthew and April is a bit awkward and tense at first, but when you get into the story, and learn that there is definitely more to the story and why Matthew was a runaway groom, this scenario is no stretch at all. I loved the chemistry between the two, and though Matthew did frustrate me a few times (Men!) I was completely rooting for these two and their Happily Ever After.
Runaway Groom was such a well-written and nicely paced story. With the smaller page count, you might think the story was rushed or lacking of depth. Not so. It was such a great story for me to enjoy for a few hours, and while I read, I kept thinking that it would be a great romantic comedy film. For those who are familiar with the Entangled Bliss line, Runaway Groom gave me that same feeling while reading, and that says a lot.
If you're looking for a short and sweet story with charming characters and loads of chemistry, Runaway Groom is a perfect pick.
She'd needed comfort. The touch of his mouth against hers gave a lot more. Maybe it was because of all the men in the world, he was the one she couldn't have. Maybe it was something different. As her mouth opened and their tongues tangled, she gave up wondering and just let herself feel. She breathed him in with every exhale, the scent of citrus, vetiver maybe, mixed with man. He held her face so tenderly her heart melted. ~ebook, 30%
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