Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Bride on the Run (Runaway Brides #4) by Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock
Valerie Dimitri is on the run from her former fiancé who’d only wanted to marry her for her family’s questionable criminal ties. She also has the perfect cover with an assumed name and a thriving call-in advice show, “Sex Talk with Serena”, until one messy call blows up in her face. When she counselled “Anna J” to break up her with her boyfriend, she had no idea that she was telling a local celebrity to dump the hometown hero ballplayer, Boone Sullivan.
Boone has discovered Valerie’s real identity and he’s determined to expose her secrets… and maybe more. What he didn’t expect was to be blindsided by a crazy attraction to the buttoned-up lady with the sultry voice and a hidden past. He had carefully plotted his revenge, but soon all he can think about is how much he’d like to take Valerie as very own his stand-in bride… My Review:
Bride on The Run is fast paced, entertaining and emotional! With a little bit of suspense and a lot of feeling, it was an easy book to fall into.
I liked Valerie as much as I love the picture of her in a wedding dress on a Harley. Catherine and Joanne make her an easy heroine to root for, and hope for. Boone is stuck in the past, and has not let go of the fact that his fiancee dumped him - something he blames on Valerie, whether she deserves that or not. He was really fixated on this and it took a bit for him to move past this, which was quite annoying at times. But the attraction between Boone and Valerie is inescapable, and when trouble follows her, he is determined to keep her with him and keep her safe. It doesn't take long for them to see more in each other, but with her past and his future do they have a chance?
There is a serious side to Bride on The Run, but overall it was a fun read that made my heart beat a little bit faster. I loved the secondary characters, especially Valerie's father who plays a significant secondary character even if we don't see a lot of him. Their relationship really helped shape the book.
I'd recommend Bride on The Run to any romance reader looking for a smoothly written, entrancing read.