Review: There Goes the Bride

cover-there goes the brideTitle: There Goes the Bride
Authors: Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock
Series: Runaway Brides #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella
Available: Now

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Hair stylist Lindsey Ballard hates answering questions about her family’s country music roots in Nashville. She’s been avoiding music producer, Myles Emery, at all costs, who’s trying to write a book on her famous relative. But he can’t get to her today. It’s her wedding day. Or so she thought…

When Lindsey suddenly needs to call off the ceremony to Atlanta’s popular mayoral candidate, she makes her getaway with the persuasive producer, all the while trying to ignore the chemistry between them that had never existed with her ex.

Myles Emery has his own reasons for needing the truth about a country music legend–secrets the Ballard family keeps closely guarded. But when he happens to catch Lindsey running out on her wedding, he knows his luck is about to change. Too bad Myles wants Lindsey on first sight and the attraction is making it complicated to stay on task. “Uncovering her secrets” begins to take on a whole new, delectable meaning…


Source: Review copy from Tule Publishing via NetGalley

This is another fun, quick read from the Runaway Brides series. Lindsey is about to marry her best friend, but despite all the superstitions she just wants to talk to him before the big moment. As she’s sneaking towards his room, however, she meets up with a gorgeous man skulking about the hotel. Lindsey knows it’s not particularly appropriate to notice how good looking he is, but that’s soon the last of her worries. Especially as the handsome stranger turns out to be the pushy writer trying to dig up secrets about Lindsey’s family – and soon becomes her getaway driver as she runs away from her wedding.

But there’s more to Miles than the book he wants to write, or the limo he just happens to be driving. Just as there’s more to Lindsey than the wedding she’s running away from. In fact these two have quite a bit in common, not least their habit of holding their tongue while others in their lives cause careless hurt. For Miles it’s all about his ex-wife, but Lindsey’s troubles go back ten years or more and just keep on coming.

Despite the wedding that isn’t, this book is actually more about secrets, the many that Lindsey is keeping, the ones Miles is trying to dig up and the old wounds that make both of them wary around romance. Yet it’s fun too, and there’s great chemistry between the two of them. Okay, perhaps it might have been nice for things between Lindsey and her fiancé to have been cleared up a bit more and I think it would have been nice if she’d actually been able to talk to her sister about what happened ten years ago, but this story tends to look forward despite all the obsession with secrets of the past.

If you’re looking for something swift and undemanding, with a touch of heat and a happy ending, then this might just be what you’re looking for.


There Goes the Bride is Out Now!
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