Sunday, August 25, 2013


Runaway GroomSeries: Stand alone
Category/Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Sally Clements
Publication Date: 6/7/13
Format: ebook
Pages: 185
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.

Favorite Quote:

  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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About the author:
Sally Clements writes fun, sexy and real contemporary romance, partnering hot heroes with heroines who know what they want, and go for it!
Since her first book was published in 2010, she’s published six more, and is a full-time author. Sally lives in the Irish countryside, and when she isn’t writing can usually be found in traffic, driving ‘Mum’s taxi’.
Always a voracious reader, she considers writing for a living the perfect job—the only downside is saying goodbye to her characters at book’s end!

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  1. Yay! I wx waiting for your review after I saw an excerpt or something you posted!

  2. This sounds really cute and sweet. Definitely a book I think I would like.

  3. This sounds like a great way to escape for a day, Andrea! I'm glad you got some 'ahhh' reading time. :)

  4. Hmm, I'm not too fond of the idea of a woman and her sister's ex, but it does sound cute. And I do like awkward.

    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

  5. Squeal! This sounds really cute and I also dig awkward! I definitely need to check this one out! Great review Andrea- I like you have read alot of intense books lately, so it's nice to have a charming, cute one that makes you smile!

  6. Oh yay!!! I'm excited about reading this one as it is, so I'm glad you liked it! Looking forward to it even more now.

  7. I love awkward books too mainly because I want to know if the author can pull it off, if not then I'm in the position to gripe about it. LOL

    This sounds like a wonderful weekender read.


  8. I'm so teheing over you loving awkward! Maybe in books you do.

    I agree this one looks fun! I may have to give it go too - since you loved it so much.

  9. I can't wait to read this!!! It sounds sooo adorable...and I agree about the awkward! Its weird at first but then it gets awesome! lol ;p I can't wait to meet Matthew and April. They both sound like great characters and their romance sounds intense! It sounds perfect for a summer read! Glad you enjoyed this, Andrea! Great review! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair

  10. Nice review & quotes. New to me but I'm curious now :)

  11. This sounds like such a sweet story! I enjoy awkward too! LOL Great Review!!!!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  12. Aw, short sweet and charming sounds great. I definitely need palate cleansers between more serious books, too! Sounds like a fun book.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  13. I enjoy stories like this in between the intense and emotional and the sexy ones. Helps bring balance :) I have this one to review to. I had forgotten about it. Nice review.

    On another note, I bought my first Olivia Cunning books today - amazon had deal for the first four in the sinner's series - I know how much you love them. I am afraid once I start, I won't want to put them down until I finish all four.


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